Archive for March 1st, 2009

Dino Bone Pillows

Technically, they're "soft interior objects," not pillows, and they're made out of rubber-coated foam. Pillows or not, they look pretty cool. Sayaka Yamamoto is the artist, and her site is full of her fun and quirky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/dino-bone-pillows/

Kevin Garnett stars in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

As part of Gatorade's new branding campaign (apparently research shows more people will buy sugar water if it's called "G"), TBWA/Chiat/Day and Tarsem teamed up to make a brilliant parody of Monty Python and the Holy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/kevin-garnett-stars-in-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail/

Origin of Hi-Tech Names

Rob Lammie of our pal mental_floss blog wrote a very nifty post about the origins of 8 tech names. For instance, ever wonder why it's called a Tivo?Can you imagine if, instead of “TiVo-ing” the latest epi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/origin-of-hi-tech-names/

Other Vaders by Adam McCauley

In this comic titled "Other Vaders," artist Adam McCauley imagined a world where the Sith Lord had gone out to do other things like being country music star or a real estate mogul instead of a Star Wars villain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/other-vaders-by-adam-mccauley/

Man's Revenge Against City Hall: Sex Shop!

Here's a "man fights City Hall" story, with a twist: when Old Town Alexandria's architectural review committee forbid Michael Zarlenga from altering historic property and renovating his store, he decided to exa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/mans-revenge-against-city-hall-sex-shop/

Non-Reversing Mirror

Andrew Hicks, a mathematician at Drexel University, have created a mirrored surface that is bent in a way so the image you see is not reversed (not a mirror image). From the New Scientist:By calculating how to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/non-reversing-mirror/

Poppen's Special Kids Racer

Inspired by some old Indianapolis racing books, Joseph Ihnat of Whiting, Indiana designed a 1930s-style race car sized to fit a four-year-old.  He used some old kitchen equipment, including a Smoky Joe barbecue gril...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/poppens-special-kids-racer/

Foxes Roosting at the Top of a Tree

A family of foxes in Ipswich, England, have ditched their usual habitat in an underground burrow, and gone with something with a better view. Baffling wildlife experts, they have chosen to nest 30 ft up a tree! (Photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/foxes-roosting-at-the-top-of-a-tree/

Nanotechnology Explained with Puppetry

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFoC-uxRqCg][YouTube - Link]Graduate students Patrick Bennett and Ryan Miyakawa at UC Berkeley made an entry for the "What is Nano" video competition, where people submit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/nanotechnology-explained-with-puppetry/

Everything is Amazing Yet Nobody is Happy...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc][YouTube - Link]Comedian Louis CK was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien explaining how amazing everything is, and yet nobody is happy. You'd think with all this technolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/everything-is-amazing-yet-nobody-is-happy/

The Oldest Hotel and Company in the World

The Hoshi Ryokan hotel, located in Ishikawa prefecture Japan, has the dual distinction of being the oldest company and hotel in the world still operating today.  It was founded in the year 717 A.D. and is still oper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/the-oldest-hotel-and-company-in-the-world/

Dinosaur and Kids

(YouTube link) Talk about interacting with living history- the Los Angeles Natural History Museum has dinosaurs roaming the hallways! This eerily realistic puppet was created by Erth Visual and Physical, Inc. -via Gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/dinosaur-and-kids/

Ugly Bat Boy

This cat's full name is Ugly Bat Boy, and he lives at Exeter Veterinary Hospital in New Hampshire. His owner, veterinarian Stephen Bassett says that he is normal in every way, except that he's ugly. The eight-year-old ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/ugly-bat-boy/

Almost Invisible: The Incredible Glasswing Butterfly

Transparency in animals is something that is still not entirely understood by science.  The beautiful Glasswing butterfly possesses this feature in abundance - a great percentage of its wingspan is almost c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/almost-invisible-the-incredible-glasswing-butterfly/

DWBF: Driving While ... Breastfeeding!

If you think that talking on the cell phone and driving is dangerous, wait till you hear what else this woman did: she breastfed her baby while driving her other children to school!Police say it is against the law to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/dwbf-driving-while-breastfeeding/

How Sideburns Got Their Name

AskMen has a pretty nifty article about the 5 Things You Didn't Know About Sideburns. For instance, how the facial hair style got its name:1- Sideburns are named after a Civil War generalAmbrose Everett Burnside live...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/01/how-sideburns-got-their-name/




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