Archive for February 19th, 2009

Guard Dog

Guard Dog (Atom link) Guard Dog is about a bulldog who takes his duties very seriously. This animated short by Bill Plympton was nominated for an Oscar in 2004. -Thanks, Katherine! dog, animation, guard dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/guard-dog/

A Guaranteed Way to Get Arrested

Here’s a luggage set that’ll raise eyes at the airport. Designed by French artist PinkWolf, these attractive, satirical carrying cases feature molded gun, knife and axe designs on their exterior. You can get a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/a-guaranteed-way-to-get-arrested/

Ireland's Worst Driver Finally Caught

Prawo Jazdy has become the bane of every Irish police officer's life over the past few years, racking up countless fines and traffic offenses. Whenever officers pulled the offender over, they were given a different addre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/irelands-worst-driver-finally-caught/

20 of the Strangest Medical Syndromes Ever

Foreign accent syndrome, exploding head syndrome, werewolf syndrome, alien hand syndrome ... walking corpse syndrome? Have you heard of any of these baffling (but completely real) medical conditions?Werewolf Syndrome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/20-of-the-strangest-medical-syndromes-ever/

A Rare Act of Sportsmanship

The Associated Press has an amazing and touching story of one basketball team's rare act of sportsmanship. It happened during a high school basketball game between the DeKalb, Illinois Barbs and Milwaukee Madison. It was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/a-rare-act-of-sportsmanship/

Why You Shouldn't Cheat On Your Spouse Using Facebook

This should go without saying, but for those who are thinking of cheating on their spouses, check this story out.After traveling for 9 hours on a journey from his home in South Yorkshire to North Scotland, Stuart, 39...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/why-you-shouldnt-cheat-on-your-spouse-using-facebook/

ADD OCD DIY? Obsessively Organized-by-Color Bookshelves

Call it art, call it obsession, but the results are a rainbow of awesome to be sure. Some of these were done as personal pet projects but one in particular involved the reorganization of an entire store to fit into one b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/add-ocd-diy-obsessively-organized-by-color-bookshelves/

Sit on a Masterpiece: the Mona Lisa Chair

A parody, spoof or useful seating device - you choose. The Mona Lisa chair is certainly humorous, particularly as you will find yourself sitting right on the famous woman herself. The frame becomes the framework for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/sit-on-a-masterpiece-the-mona-lisa-chair/

Jackson's Junk to be Sold at Auction

I guess this is proof that Michael Jackson thought pretty highly of himself at one point. This commissioned portrait of Jackson alongside luminaries such as Einstein, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and... E.T.?......

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/jacksons-junk-to-be-sold-at-auction/

The Life of a Star

[YouTube - Link] A fascinating video clip depicting the 12 billion years life cycle of a Class G type star in 6 minutes (actually 6:29). From its conception, birth, death - and the deaths of surrounding celestial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/the-life-of-a-star/

A Day In The Life Of Abbey Road

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKCG3zMEsYs][YouTube - Link] Here is a time lapse video of tourists posing at Abbey Road during a 24 hour period.  This location was made famous from the Beatle's album cover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/a-day-in-the-life-of-abbey-road/

Giant Rat Caught in China

A six-pound rat was caught in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. The ratcatcher is Mr. Xian, who grabbed the rat after he saw a crowd gathered around it. He told local Chinese newspapers that he thought the rat might be a valu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/giant-rat-caught-in-china/

Karl Blossfeldt's Nature Art

Insanely beautiful art found in nature, the planet really does do it's best to impress us with its amazing artwork.Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), a German artist and professor, captured these 'art forms in nature' and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/karl-blossfeldts-nature-art/

Liquid Water Found on Mars!

Here’s some good news for all the space buffs out there: NASA’s Phoenix lander may have captured the first images of liquid water on Mars. Photographs appear to show water droplets that splashed onto the craf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/liquid-water-found-on-mars/

Things You Probably Don't Need #8

As reader Casie reminded me, it's about time for another Things You Probably Don't Need. Now, this thing is an Archie McPhee product, and you could make a very convincing argument that you don't actually need a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/things-you-probably-dont-need-8/

What Is It? Game 91

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the ever-awesome What Is It? blog - this week's mystery object is this gun: can you tell us what it is for? (It has a very specific function)Place your guess in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/what-is-it-game-91/

How to Use Cute Animals in Advertisements

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev-opyE2AeU][YouTube - Link]When Samsung decided to use bunnies, kittens, puppies, and even a hedgehog to promote their new cell phone, what they got is this: video clips with cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/how-to-use-cute-animals-in-advertisements/

Tiny Art Director

Bill Zeman's daughter is the Tiny Art Director. She tells him what to draw and then tells him just exactly how much she hates it. Bill has been recording her comments and posting them with his art since she was two and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/tiny-art-director/

Have You Seen This Dog?

Photo: OneCelledCreature [Flickr] From the distance, this looks just like your average missing dog poster, but take a closer look ...- via OneCelledCreature [Flickr]From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Jake.poster, P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/have-you-seen-this-dog/

No Kissing Zone

At Warrington Bank Quay Station in the UK there are designated places for travelers to kiss, and not to kiss.  Taxi drivers complained about kissing couples taking too long in the drop-off zone, so Colin Daniels, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/no-kissing-zone/

Knit Your Way To Good Health

Do you have trouble finding your keys?  Can't remember names and faces?  The BBC News reports on a study to be presented to the American Academy of Neurology that concludes that people who keep themselves m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/knit-your-way-to-good-health/

Zzz-mailing

Sleep researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, reported the first case of someone using the Internet while asleep.  A 44-year-old woman had gone to bed about 10 p.m., then got up a few hours later, logged on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/zzz-mailing/

Polar Twins

Despite being separated by a distance of 7,000 miles, this ribbon worm species in the Arctic is identical to a ribbon worm species found in the Antarctic.  Scientists at the Census for Marine Life were surprised to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/19/polar-twins/






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