Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Mac Dock Icon Spelling

Mike Giepert noticed that Mac dock icons are often letters, and you can line them up to spell words. So he posted one and asked his readers to send in others. There are 14 screenshots of various words posted so far. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/mac-dock-icon-spelling/

The Terrible Thing of Alpha Nine!

(Cartoon Brew link) Space explorers go to Alpha Nine to check out the monster, which turns out to be what you've secretly thought space aliens were really all about. This animation was Jake Armstrong's thesis film at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/the-terrible-thing-of-alpha-nine/

Military Uniforms of World War II

Captain's uniforms of every military branch of the various countries that served in World War II, modeled by the same guy! "My hobby deals strictly with World War II militaria & insignia. However, rather tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/military-uniforms-of-world-war-ii/

A Well Preserved Painting: Blackcurrant Jam Trees & Marmalade Pavement

This painting, commissioned by a jam and preservative maker, was painted using only the products made in their factory! Artist Lindi Kirwin was commissioned by F. Duerr & Sons a British Jam Maker to create a work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/a-well-preserved-painting-blackcurrant-jam-trees-marmalade-pavement/

8th Grader's Amazing Basketball Shot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5epzcME5U-M][YouTube - Link]Aaron Shutway, an 8th grader from Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School, makes an amazing half court shot to put his class in a frenzy. - via spor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/8th-graders-amazing-basketball-shot/

80s Toys As Action/Horror Movies

Toy MoviesAtom.com: Funny Videos | Animation | TV & Movie Spoofs (Atom Films Link) Toy Movies is a short film by Dan Meth. It's a compilation of trailers for faux movies based on toys from the 1980s, includ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/80s-toys-as-actionhorror-movies/

The Face in Hogenakkal Falls

Photo: get_debashish [Flickr]Neatoramanaut Debashish Paul took a photo of a section of Hogenakkal Falls in South India that has a face of a mustachiod man. I know, I know, it's just pareidolia (the tendency of human brai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/the-face-in-hogenakkal-falls/

Robert C. Baker, Nugget Man

Here's a tribute song titled Nugget Man by Paul Sabourin and Greg "Storm" DiCostanzo of the musical duo Paul and Storm, memorializing Robert C. Baker. Robert who? You may not know the man, but you surely know o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/robert-c-baker-nugget-man/

Stacy Met Some Raccoons

Our very own Stacy Conradt has some unwelcome house guests, so naturally she blogged about it.We saw them in broad daylight on Sunday morning – it’s a mama and three babies. I don’t know if it had b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/stacy-met-some-raccoons/

Backpack Vacuum Cleaner

I've heard of their existence for years, but I've never seen one quite like this: behold the backpack vacuum cleaner that you wear.Seems like it's a better idea than dragging a heavy upright model around the house, right...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/backpack-vacuum-cleaner/

Camouflage Wedding Dress by Erika Sárközi

After you've hunted your mate and got him to agree to marry you, what's a good huntress to do about her wedding dress? Here's a custom-designed camouflage wedding dress by Erika Sárközi that will surely strik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/camouflage-wedding-dress-by-erika-srkzi/

Segway + Marching Band + Fire = Awesome!

What do you get when you put a marching band on segways, then set them on fire? Here's Glissendo, a street performance by Le Snob at the French art festival, playing "Lightning" by Philip Glass (concept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/segway-marching-band-fire-awesome/

40th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire

40 years ago yesterday the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught on fire.  Again. The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire was one of the seminal events in American environmental history, yet the conventional narrativ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/40th-anniversary-of-the-cuyahoga-river-fire/

Girl with 56 Stars Admits Lying

In an update on last week's story, 18-year-old Kimberley Vlaminck, the girl with 56 stars tattooed on her face, has recanted her story. She had blamed the tattoo artist, Rouslan Toumaniantz, for overdoing the three small...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/girl-with-56-stars-admits-lying/

Caption Monkey 61: You Shall Not Pass!

Photo: pyza* [Flickr]This week's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey photo of a hamster named Piórko came to us via the always awesome Cute Overload. I think there's more to this hamster than meets the eye.As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/caption-monkey-61-you-shall-not-pass/

Movie Trivia: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

I have a feeling I’m going to get mixed responses to this movie trivia post – either you love the stupidity (genius?) of Bill and Ted or you hate it. Me... I love it. I had a massive crush on Keanu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/movie-trivia-bill-and-teds-excellent-adventure/

Barbie Foot: Barbie Foosball Table

Photo: designboomFrench designer Chloe Ruchon took the manly game of foosball and gave it a decidedly feminine twist: she used Barbie dolls as the foos men!Chloe's table, Barbie Foot, was made in collaboration with Matte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/barbie-foot-barbie-foosball-table/

World's Most Dangerous Driver

Think that the person yakking on his cell phone while driving in the car next to you is bad? He's nothing compared to this dancing Romanian driver! How on Earth did he get his license?!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/23/worlds-most-dangerous-driver/




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