Archive for April 1st, 2009

Allen and Patty Eckman's Cast Paper Sculptures

Don't ask me how Allen and Patty Eckman did it, but they have a special process that lets you create detailed sculptures out of cast paper: Cast paper sculpture has been around since the 1950's but should not be conf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/allen-and-patty-eckmans-cast-paper-sculptures/

Where Insults Can Get You Fined, Jailed, or Executed

Graphic: Oliver Uberti / National Geographic, source: World Press Freedom CommitteeBiggify here: LinkMost Americans take our freedom of speech for granted - after all, such an idea seems like a basic and universal human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/where-insults-can-get-you-fined-jailed-or-executed/

World's Most Expensive Jeans

Recession schmecession. Hipsters never let a little global financial tsunami interefere with fashion! Here's the "Spin Jean" by Daniel Hirst, in collaboration with Levi's. Bold and brash, he teams...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/worlds-most-expensive-jeans/

Dogs Looking Like People

There are dogs ... then there are dogs looking like people. And of course, there are blogs that blog about dogs looking like people: Linkdog, people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/dogs-looking-like-people/

Wild Jewel Crochet Love Goddess Rainbow Sparkle Jumper

Say what you will, but I think this Wild Jewel Crochet Love Goddess Rainbow Sparkle Jumper by Etsy seller kyecrow is fantastic. Nay, fantastic is too tame a word. What is it that I'm looking for - oh yeah, super...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/wild-jewel-crochet-love-goddess-rainbow-sparkle-jumper/

Humans! A Public Service Announcement

Humans! is a short animation by Reza Rasoli, Greg Gunn and Casey Hunt of Three Legged Legs. It's done in the style of a PSA - and while you may not agree with the gloom and doom depiction of humans as parasites,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/humans-a-public-service-announcement/

Jumbo Air Landing

[YouTube - Link] Here is a really neat PSA from the "International Fund for Animal Welfare" from Germany concerning the trafficking and buying of products made from protected and endangered animals such as the Eleph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/jumbo-air-landing/

Plush toothy monster by Melissa Sue Stanley

Melissa Sue Stanley's Etsy shop is full of creepy plush creations like this armless monster.Toy, etsy, plush, monster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/plush-toothy-monster-by-melissa-sue-stanley/

Sick Sea Turtle Swims Right to Hospital Doorstep

A 73 pound loggerhead sea turtle seemed to know exactly where to go for a bacterial infection.  The turtle was suffering from a bacterial infection and swam to the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys, the only such...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/sick-sea-turtle-swims-right-to-hospital-doorstep/

Food Face Dinner Plates

These are a great idea and are certain to get children to play with their food -of course, that may not really help get them to eat their veggies. They will be availible on April 10th and are a reasonable $10. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/food-face-dinner-plates/

Born Fools

Celebrate April Fool's Day as you like, but what if you were born on April first? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss celebrates 15 notable people who happen to have a birthday today. I scored 73%; the average at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/born-fools/

Hamster in a Wok

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on-qaC-TGoA][YouTube - Link] You don't need a hamster ball to take your hamster out for a "wok" ... Is this video clip funny or cruel? You decide ... From the Upcoming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/hamster-in-a-wok/

"Brullie" the Frog has Surgery to Repair Shattered Leg

After being dug up from hibernation by a burrowing dog, thereby shattering his leg, "Brullie" the frog underwent surgery and was fitted with a tiny steel rod to repair his broken lower leg bone.Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/brullie-the-frog-has-surgery-to-repair-shattered-leg/

CT Scan Reveals Hidden Face Underneath Nefertiti Bust

German researchers have used the latest scanning technology to reveal a second face underneath one of Egypt's most famous artistical pieces.  Though the inner stone carving indicates that the outer layer was only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/ct-scan-reveals-hidden-face-underneath-nefertiti-bust/

The World's Most Famous Archaeological Underworld

Archaeology is a religion for illuminated individuals, however if you cross the Gods you will suffer the consequences. Many men have risked their lives in pursuit of historical relics, many have never returned. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/the-worlds-most-famous-archaeological-underworld/

Turtle One, Pigeon Zero

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ako31Qwss][YouTube - Link]It looks like another day in the park until ... snap, the turtle has the pigeon, drags it underwater, and a few token feathers float back to the surface...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/turtle-one-pigeon-zero/

Expedia Now Offering Flights to Mars!

Continuing today's special theme: Expedia has announced affordable trips to mars. It’s now cheaper to vacation on Mars than to visit Las Vegas!That's right! Expedia has dropped all booking fees—including fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/expedia-now-offering-flights-to-mars/

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

This high-quality sleeping bag looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, internal intestines and glowing lightsaber zipper pull. Now when your kids tell you their favorite Star Wars movie is "Attack of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/tauntaun-sleeping-bag/

Astronaut's Head Upgraded During Spacewalk

From NASA's always-amazing Astronomy Picture of the Day: Now, as part of the planned upgrade of the International Space Station, an Expedition 18 astronaut has upgraded her own head. The Human Extended Analog Devi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/astronauts-head-upgraded-during-spacewalk/

4 Quixotic Quests of the Rich and Famous

Hey, Michael Jordan, just because you're good at basketball doesn't mean you can swing a bat. And a syrupy sweet voice doesn't make you a poet, Jewel. Oh, and Paul Newman, you're a fine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/01/4-quixotic-quests-of-the-rich-and-famous/
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