Archive for March 19th, 2009

Bear Pole Dancing

This bear knows how to "Get Down On It." I hope he at least finally gets that scratch taken care of for all the embarrassment he's sure to get out of it. Am I the only one that sees this being used in some kind of com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/bear-pole-dancing/

Family Too Fat to Work Gets £22,000 a Year.

And they want more! The Chawners, who haven't worked in 11 years, explains why they want, nay, deserve more money! (Photo: Bernard Ashton/Closer)"What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the tabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/family-too-fat-to-work-gets-22000-a-year/

Hedgehog Loses Spines

The staff at St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in the UK can't figure out why Spud the hedgehog has lost his spines.  He gets a warm bath and baby oil massage every day to try and heal his skin, and vets are lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/hedgehog-loses-spines/

The 70 Year-Old Great Grandma is World Record Holder in Powerlifting

Meet Winifred Pristell.  70 years old.  A great grandmother.  And current world record holder in the sport of powerlifting.  Winifred first took up the sport in her late 40's due to her struggl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/the-70-year-old-world-record-holder/

Nemesis

(YouTube Link) Nemesis is a short film by Leonard Scarlow about an ordinary man trying to discover his hidden superpowers -- because deep down inside of himself, he knows that he was meant to be a superhero....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/nemesis/

Mona Lisa Made From Burger Grease

Fast food grease as art? Yep. Watch as artist Phil Hansen creates a huge replica of the Mona Lisa using nothing but grease squeezed from hamburger patties - and it only took him 10 double burgers to do it. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/mona-lisa-made-from-burger-grease/

The Guys Behind the Mentos Thing

If you recall the Diet Coke/Mentos phenomenon, you already know Fritz Grobe and Stephen Yoltz, even if you don't know their names. They're the geniuses behind the theater company Eepybird. Geeks Are Sexy has a two-pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/the-guys-behind-the-mentos-thing/

A Tribute to Space Bat

[YouTube - Link] We all are still in mourning for Space Bat who took the ultimate ride to the Heavens and beyond by holding on to dear life to the Discovery Space Shuttle. This is a tribute to remember what the bra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/a-tribute-to-space-bat/

Finally, a car that flies

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI0GojnuKOg][YouTube - Link]After years of being the staple of science fiction movies and cartoons, the flying car is finally here.  The team at Terrafugia Transition have des...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/finally-a-car-that-flies/

Rainbow Glow Jellyfish

Jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin found a new species off Tasmania that has a rainbow attached! It's not bioluminescent, but shows reflected light in lovely colors. And it doesn't sting. The unnamed jelly is very fragile,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/rainbow-glow-jellyfish/

No-Slip Banana Peels

Here's an appropriate way to keep from slipping in the shower -banana peels! These peels are non-skid stickers, available from Mortimer Snodgrass. http://shop.mortimersnodgrass.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&prod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/no-slip-banana-peels/

Subway Art Gallery Opening

(YouTube link) The folks from Improv Everywhere staged an art gallery opening on the 23rd Street subway platform in Manhattan. They had all the trappings: an open bar (serving cider), a coat check attendant, a cello p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/subway-art-gallery-opening/

Red Bean Filled Hockey Pucks and Mind Control

If you enjoyed reading A Trip to Taipei's Shilin Night Market yesterday at Neatorama, you'll want to see part two of sculptor Joel Haas' travelogue. Red Bean Filled Hockey Pucks and Mind Control chronicles his visits to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/red-bean-filled-hockey-pucks-and-mind-control/

USA Sitcom Map

Dan Meth produced a map of the United States featuring the places some of your favorite TV shows were set. It was inspired by his earlier map of sitcoms set in New York City. Link to US map. Link to New York map. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/usa-sitcom-map/

LED Sheep Art

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw][YouTube - Link]Check out this awesome DIY art using sheep and LEDs.  Watch as the sheep make wonderful array of geometric lines on the field in the dark. - via ze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/19/diy-led-sheep-art/
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