Archive for April 20th, 2009

You Don't Want to Lose a Contact Lens in this Sink

Bypass clogged pipes with the Abisko Washbasin from Eumar. I remember seeing something similar to it at the newly-renovated terminal of the Jacksonville International Airport, where you could also get a Brazilian waxi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/you-dont-want-to-lose-a-contact-lens-in-this-sink/

The Longest Way

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ky6vgQfU24][YouTube - Link]Christoph Rehage had a plan: to walk from Beijing, China to his home country Germany. In November, 2007, he started walking. A year later, he walked 4,6...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/the-longest-way/

Dog Accompanies Himself on Keyboard

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-UE1kN38wo][YouTube - Link]Lots of dogs howl when people play piano, but Porter likes to make his own music.From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.dog, piano, howli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/dog-accompanies-himself-on-keyboard/

Creature Comforts: For What, Nuts?

For their latest animation, Animal Planet and Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit) interviewed the average (ok, some of them unusually lazy) working stiffs in America about working, birds, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/creature-comforts/

Beads Excavated in Georgia Tell Of Ancient Chinese Trade Routes

More than 70,000 beads have been excavated on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, site of the northernmost outpost of the Spanish empire in the U.S. Consisting of French and Chinese blue glass, Dutch layered glass, and Balti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/beads-excavated-in-georgia-tell-of-ancient-chinese-trade-routes/

Kings Firecrackers: Now THIS is Jumping Rope

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2WK44cH2J0][YouTube - Link]Holy moley. I remember jumping rope as a kid, and always thought I was pretty good; heck, I could get through most of the Alphabet (eg: A my name is All...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/kings-firecrackers-now-this-is-jumping-rope/

Giant Spiders Attack Japan!

The city of Yokohama, Japan is welcoming two giant spiders to celebrate Expo Y150, the 150th anniversary of the port city. The spiders are the work of La Machine and Artichoke. They did The Sultan's Elephant in 2006 an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/giant-spiders-attack-japan/

Know What They Almost Called It?

Original names and working titles of movies, TV shows, companies, sports teams, and even people are often very different from what we know them as. If you read posts at mental_floss on a regular basis, you'll know the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/know-what-they-almost-called-it/

Game Cakes

CakeWrecks has a collection of really neat cakes that share the theme of classic board games, from chess to Operation! The Taboo cake shown was made by a 16-year-old named Melia. Link board games, cakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/game-cakes/

The Gadget Orchestra

(YouTube link)Can you get any geekier than Bohemian Rhapsody played by an orchestra of vintage gadgets? I think not. From the YouTube page:Please note no effects or sampling was used. What you see is wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/the-gadget-orchestra/

Barreleye Fish with a Transparent Head T-Shirt

Barreleye Fish T-shirt modeled by Katie; Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus by ZacRemember the barreleye fish (Macropinna Microstoma) post on Neatorama? Y'know, the one with the transparent head and internal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/barreleye-fish-with-a-transparent-head-t-shirt/

Heroic Pit Bulls

Pit bulls have a pretty crummy reputation these days. Between the myth of a pit bull’s “locking jaw” and the constant news stories depicting the dogs as ruthless-attackers of innocent children, it’s no wonder tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/heroic-pit-bulls/

Steampunk Snowboard

Zaskoda started out to mount a camera on a snowboard and ended up designing a steampunk model, complete with sails and a "generator"! Link -via Unique Dailysteampunk, snowboard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/steampunk-snowboard/

The History of Comic Sans

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Comic Sans is an iconic (and very, very popular) font. Emily Steel of The Wall Stree Journal wrote a fascinating history of the creation of the font (by designer Vincent Connar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/the-history-of-comic-sans/

Next in Australia's Battle Against Cane Toads: Meat Ants. What Could Go Wrong?

Ah, Australians. First they introduced cane toads to hunt the greyback cane beetle pests - but the toads turned out to be a much bigger pest and their toxic kill many native predators and farm animals.Now, there's a prop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/next-in-australias-battle-against-cane-toads-meat-ants-what-could-go-wrong/

Famous Local Characters

Miss Cellania has a long running (and very popular) series of articles on our pal mental_floss where she chronicles the various local characters that became famous one way or the other. As you'd expect, there are quite a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/famous-local-characters/

The Best Business Card Ever: Steve Martin's Card

This seals it: Steve Martin has got the best business card EVAR! This even beats out the previous titleholder of best business card that I found on Matt Cutt's blog a while ago.http://www.thelaughtrack.com/2009/04/steve-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/the-best-business-card-ever-steve-martins-card/

George Will's War on Denim

Columnist George Will is mad. Hopping mad about denim and how America's fashion sense is going to hell in a hand basket. He and Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Akst have joined forces in declaring jeans (and American o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/20/george-wills-war-on-denim/
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