Archive for April 2nd, 2009

Housing Drunks and Letting Them Drink Saves Millions

Classic social programs dealing with long-term alcoholics are expensive and do not have a great success rate. In 2005, a controversial experimental program in Seattle began to put homeless drunks in their own apartment b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/housing-drunks-and-letting-them-drink-saves-millions/

Around the World in 80 Telescopes

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, Germany presents a 24-hour webcast involving astronomical observatories around the world. Live streaming video will be available, plus links for each participating obs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/around-the-world-in-80-telescopes/

Man Swallows Scissors

How does a grown man accidentally swallow a pair of scissors? Lin Kong had borrowed a four-inch-long pair of nail scissors to use instead of a toothpick to clean his teeth after a meal. But as one of his friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/man-swallows-scissors/

Mock Duck

Mock Duck is "a delicious assortment of thrift store cookbooks", with scanned pictures and descriptions that will make your mouth water... NOT. This page is from a 1962 British cookbook called TV Suppers from Heinz....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/mock-duck/

Swords + Umbrellas = Swordbrellas!

Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man (2008), by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp, manufactured by KikkerlandJust because it's rainy season it doesn't mean that you have to go without your swords. Here are three such combi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/swords-umbrellas-swordbrellas/

The Milky Way Galaxy Over the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in South America is one of the driest places on Earth. It is so dry that it is virtually sterile (indeed, a team of scientists who tested the soil for life in simulation of NASA's Viking missions calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/the-milky-way-galaxy-over-the-atacama-desert/

Human Red Arrows (with Wingsuits!)

Inspired by the UK Royal Air Force's Red Arrows [beware: self-starting audio] aerial acrobatic team, a team of daredevils strive to emulate the stunts using only wing suits: The team leap from a plane at 13,000ft and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/human-red-arrows-with-wingsuits/

Bose Ads by Nirmalya Chakraborty

Nirmalya Chakraborty created a series of fantastic print ads for Bose, featuring many of their sound equipments to create faces of famous musicians: Link | More at La pubelle blogoptical illusion, Jim Morrison, Bose, Nir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/bose-ads-by-nirmalya-chakraborty/

Pop-Up Garage

Forget a 3-car garage. The new status symbol for the haves in London is this £40,000 pop-up garage by Cardok: The £40,000 parking spots can be hidden beneath a flowerbed, lawn, or even another parking spa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/pop-up-garage/

Monet Cake

Claude Monet Tulip Fields with the Rijnsburg Windmill, photo: megpi [Flickr]We've featured a lot of cakes on Neatorama, but never ones so colorful and gorgeous. COLOURlovers has a round up of some of the most vibrantly c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/monet-cake/

What Is It? Game 94

Today's collaboration with the What is it? blog brings us this strange contraption for your guessing pleasure: do you know what this strange tool pictured above is for?Place your guess in the comment section. The first c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/02/what-is-it-game-94/




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