Archive for February 23rd, 2009

A Fish with a Transparent Head

Macropinna macrostoma (common name "barreleyes") can rotate its eyes to a vertical position; because its head is transparent, it can then see predators or prey above itself without moving its body!*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/a-fish-with-a-transparent-head/

Escalator Marketing

Some clever uses of escalators as street marketing devices. Don't miss the  escalator with the mine shaft at the bottom! http://www.yourteube.com/concept/du-street-marketing-a-gogo-iii-the-escalator/From the Upc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/escalator-marketing/

Local men free dolphins trapped by ice

Three dolphins had been trapped for a week by drift ice in the harbor of Seal Cove, Newfoundland.  Residents of the small community appealed to the local department of fisheries and oceans, but received no response....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/local-men-free-dolphins-trapped-by-ice/

Human Vending Machine

If I put my money in a machine and a person popped up to give me my candy, I'm quite sure I'd leave my money and the candy and run as fast as my legs could carry me. These people seem delighted, though, so maybe it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/human-vending-machine/

12 Food Phrases Explained

I'd better make a quick disclaimer on this one: sometimes there are many theories as to how a phrase came about. These 12 explanations are just some of the possible origins. We've been using some of these phrase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/12-food-phrases-explained/

The Cemetery of No

The Linden Hill United Methodist Cemetery, located between Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens, take themselves very seriously. They've got strict rules regulating ... well, everything!It seems that about the only t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-cemetery-of-no/

Bacon Mayonnaise?

...Bayo, perhaps? Whatever it's called, Ryan Farr from Best by Farr (this is his picture, by the way) has whipped up a batch of either the most wonderful or most evil culinary creation ever. He cooked up some bacon fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/bacon-mayonnaise/

World's Most Complicated Pencil Sharpener

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKL6elkbFy0][YouTube - Link]When most people can't find their pencil sharpener, they just use a knife, but what if they had access to a computer controlled lathe?From the Upcoming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/worlds-most-complicated-pencil-sharpener/

Is Facebook Bad For Young Brains?

Here's another reason not to use Facebook: social networking websites may actually harm brains of its young users!Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/is-facebook-bad-for-young-brains/

India Patenting Yoga Moves to Battle "Patent Pirates"

If you're one of the millions of people practicing yoga for mental and physical health, you may soon run into legal trouble: a lot of the traditional poses are being patented and trademarked by Western yoga teachers.So,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/india-patenting-yoga-moves-to-battle-patent-pirates/

Water-Loving Cat

Cats hate water, right? Well, the old stereotype doesn't seem to apply to USA Today Pet Talk columnist Sharon Peter's Grisabella. Meet the cat that LOVES to play in water!The old "cats hate water"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/water-loving-cat/

The Farewell Email: "So Long Suckers! I'm Out!"

The farewell email, the last piece of correspondence to send to your co-workers when you are leaving the company, is usually a utilitarian method of letting people know how to contact you. But for some, it has evolved in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-farewell-email-so-long-suckers-im-out/

Woman Makes Clothes Out of Own Hair

Ioana Cioanca, a 71-year-old Romanian woman, is sort of a fashion extremist. Not only does she make her own clothes, she makes 'em out of her own hair!Ioana Cioanca, 71, from Bistrita Nasaud, grew her hair from the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/woman-makes-clothes-out-of-own-hair/

Rent-A-Hookah

While other college students deliver pizza to help pay for tuition, University of Colorado graduate Eric Osowski got another idea: he started a business delivering ... hookahs!Launched last year, Deliver-a-Bowl rents...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/rent-a-hookah/

Lego Pharaoh on the Thames

One of the largest Lego creations ever constructed is a 16-ft-tall model of an Egyptian pharaoh that looks suspiciously like King Tut. The giant pharaoh is currently floating down the River Thames on its way to Leg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/lego-pharaoh-on-the-thames/

Fireball Teenager Regrows His Skin, Minus the Freckles

Teenager, Aiden Kelly who got caught in in a fireball after a friend stupidly threw an aerosol can on a campfire, has regrown his skin without any scarring. The only difference? The redhead's distinctive freckles didn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/fireball-teenager-regrows-his-skin-minus-the-freckles/

Cave Home for Sale on Ebay

You can bid on a unique 17,000 square foot house built inside a cave! The cave in Festus, Missouri, was initially purchased by the Sleeper family in 2003 on eBay.  They built a complete house in the cave, includin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/cave-home-for-sale-on-ebay/

Back to the Future Alternate Ending

(YouTube link) What would have happened at the end of the movie Back to the Future if Doc had overshot his target while traveling into the future? -via Unique Daily star trek, Back to the Future...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/back-to-the-future-alternate-ending/

The Big Lebowski

How much do you know about the The Big Lebowski? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss wraps up a series of quizzes celebrating our favorite movies with the 1998 Coen Brothers classic. After you take the quiz, be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-big-lebowski/

Dubailand

Among many other construction projects, Dubai is developing plans for a theme park called Dubailand which (if completed) will be twice the size of Walt Disney World! It will feature City of Arabia with the biggest mall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/dubailand/

Bungee Cord Breaks

49-year-old Mark Afforde couldn't resist a second bungee jump from the 200-foot high Canyon Creek Bridge near Yacolt, Washington. At the bottom of the drop, the bungee cord snapped, and he fell the last 25 feet into shal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/bungee-cord-breaks/

Sandwich Board Works for Job Hunter

Five months after being laid off from his job as a mechanical maintenance engineer,  39-year-old Jason Fruen had tried almost everything to find another job.  Finally he made a sandwich board sign advertising h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/sandwich-board-works-for-job-hunter/

Log Skateboard by Oliver Schulze

Photo: LEPAULOliver Schulze created this Flintstone-worthy skateboard called My Uzi Weighs a Ton No. 0 - a reference to a Public Enemy No. 1 lyric. I'd like to see Tony Hawk do an ollie on that board! Link - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/log-skateboard-by-oliver-schulze/

The Break Up Poems

Psst ... need to break up with someone? Just because it's emotionally gut-wrenching it doesnt' mean that you can't be creative.Here's a funny video clip about how to break up with someone ... with poetry! Linkpoetry, poe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-break-up-poems/

Chicken Fried ... Bacon!

Photo: yi [Flickr]It was just a matter of time before someone made it: behold the chicken friend bacon, as photographed by YiMay Yang of Chinese American Princess blog - via Rue the Day.Heart attack in 3 ... 2 ... 1 .......

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/chicken-fried-bacon/

The Optical Illusion Girlfriend

Just like the FedEx arrow, once you've seen it - you can't unsee it. Here's a short and funny clip from College Humor about the Optical Illusion girlfriend: do you see an ugly witch or a beautiful girl?Linkoptical illusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-optical-illusion-girlfriend/

The Humans Are Dead: Flight of the Conchords Embroidery

Photo: lilyvanilli72 [Flickr]Lily of Lily Blogs embroidered this awesome embroidery for Craftster's Flight of the Conchord swap. She's got some excellent embroidery projects going on (love the Milhouse one!) - check it o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/the-humans-are-dead-flight-of-the-conchords-embroidery/

Superman Logos

Photo: fengschwing [Flickr]Flickr user fengschwing (of The Darling Downs blog) posted a collection of Superman's various S-shield logos from his collection of action figures. Who knew that the Man of Steel is also quite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/23/superman-logos/
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