Archive for May 13th, 2009

Fluid Sculpture

Fluid Sculpture from Charlie Bucket on Vimeo. Charlie Bucket, created this beautiful sculpture where the intricate weaving with the use of colored fluids and what I believe to be bubbles/air pockets produce a hypnotic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/fluid-sculpture/

Amazing Murals by Neil Wilkinson

Neil Wilkinson of Sacredart Murals creates fantastic 360° murals and trompe l'oeil paintings in rooms, swimming pools, bars... I wish my room had looked like this when I was a child! (Don't miss his  Mura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/amazing-murals-by-neil-wilkinson/

Man Got 1,197 Piercings in One Day

Surely some daring Neatoramanaut can beat this record: ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- A Texas body modification enthusiast said he broke a Guinness World Record by receiving 1,197 piercings in a single day. Jere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/man-got-1197-piercings-in-one-day/

Steve Jobs Font Art Portrait

A cool Steve Job portrait was made with common Apple fonts. The artist, Dylan Roscover  explains:This is a typeface-driven design based on the “Here’s to the crazy ones” ad campaign from Apple in the 90s,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/steve-jobs-font-art-portrait/

Omo Valley Tribespeople Live as Their Ancestors Did (Except with Lots of AK-47s)

Photo: Brent StirtonIn 2007, photojournalist Brent Stirton went to the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia to document the life of people of remote tribal groups that continue to live as their ancestors did hundreds of years ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/omo-valley-tribespeople-live-as-their-ancestors-did-except-with-lots-of-ak-47s/

Delfina Delettrez Fendi's Skeleton Jewelry

Delfina Delettrez Fendi (yes, of that Fendi) has a new line of to-die-for jewelry. This skeleton wrist jewelry was part of her debut at the Paris Fashion Show. WWD has the gallery (what's up with the taxidermied...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/delfina-delettrez-fendis-skeleton-jewelry/

Cheeri-Uh-Ohs: FDA Said Cheerios is an Unapproved Drug

Did you eat your Cheerios this morning? You may have just inadvertently taken an unapproved drug. Or so says the FDA, who has just sent a warning letter to General Mills, the maker of the cereal:In a warning letter sent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/cheeri-uh-ohs-fda-said-cheerios-is-an-unapproved-drug/

Carpool Jockeys

There are young women and men standing by the busy streets of Jakarta, Indonesia, waiting for drivers to pick them up for $1. Prostitutes? Nay, they are car jockeys who help car owners beat the congested city's carpoolin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/carpool-jockeys/

Scientists Extract Dino Blood from Ancient Bones

Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer of North Carolina State University and colleagues apparently have never watched Jurassic Park. Why else would she extract dino "blood" from ancient bones?A dinosaur bone burie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/scientists-extract-dino-blood-from-ancient-bones/

Vintage Birth Control

Photo: wackystuffHow did people practice birth control back in the days? Here's a tongue-in-cheek postcard c. 1907 that illustrates one such method.More retro-goodness at Jeffrey Errick's 100 most interesting images at F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/vintage-birth-control/

35,000-year-old Human Figurine: Oldest Ever?

It appears men had voluptuous women on their minds about 10,000 years earlier than we previously thought. A new archeological find is the oldest known representation of a human being. Ed Yong reveals the new art p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/35000-year-old-human-figurine-oldest-ever/

Top 10 Incredible Audio Recordings Throughout History

Sound recordings still available to us go back as far as 1878. In this collection at Listverse, you'll find historical recordings of Florence Nightingale, Pope Leo XIII, and other audio firsts. One of the strangest o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/top-10-incredible-audio-recordings-throughout-history/

Driftwood Horse Sculptures by Heather Jansch

Heather Jansch creates absolutely amazing (and surprisingly lifelike) sculptures of horses using driftwood. Equally amazing is the story of how she found her own style in the art world:I went on to the now famous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/driftwood-horse-sculptures-by-heather-jansch/

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time

Everyone has read something at some point that left them feeling like they'd been kicked in the gut. PopCrunch has a list of ten books that pretty much guaranteed to leave you feeling that way. Take, for instance, The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/the-10-most-disturbing-books-of-all-time/

Klingon... Musical?

The new Star Trek movie may not have the Klingon language in it,  but Klingons may have the last laugh yet. They have center stage in a renewal of a long-lost art form: the Klingon opera.Every culture has its ep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/klingon-musical/

The Top Four Deadliest Volcanoes Ever

When we think of volcanic disasters, the first couple that usually spring to mind are the Vesuvius eruption of 79 A.D. that wiped out Pompeii and the Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980. But while these are among the most f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/the-top-four-deadliest-volcanoes-ever/

Fictional Characters, Actual Colleges

Characters from TV and movies are often placed in a real college setting. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you're asked to identify the real college in the background of 13 fictional characters. My wild gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/fictional-characters-actual-colleges/

Penguin Sports

The Penguathlon is a sporting event for penguins at the Kelly Tarlton Arctic Encounter in Orakei, New Zealand. Penguins compete in five events: football, Frisbee, surfing, swing ball, and waddle races. This is no joke! N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/penguin-sports/

The Amazon Kindling

Rob at Cockeyed.com wanted his own wooden Kindle reader, probably because he already had a great name for it -Kindling! So he contacted Windell at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, who laser-cut an awesome facsimile out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/the-amazon-kindling/

The Car-free Community

A suburb without cars? It's happening in Vauban, Germany, an experimental community near Freiburg where there are no garages, street parking, or driveways. If you have a car and move to Vauban, you purchase a space in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/the-car-free-community/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) There's something very wrong with this kitchen I can't believe we nearly bought this! A chilling tale of horror for house hunters. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/24217/

A Visit to Zappos

Every time my good friend Joe and I were talking about great companies to work for, we invariably talk about Zappos and its counterintuitive strategies: the company famously offers $2,000 to employees who have just compl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/a-visit-to-zappos/

Cemetery in Foreclosure

The funeral industry is usually recession proof. After all, as Arvin Starrett, spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association, said "The honest-to-goodness truth of the matter is that everybody does die.&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/13/cemetery-in-foreclosure/






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