Archive for July 12th, 2009

Style Your Garage

Style Your Garage is a German company that makes photorealistic tarps to cover your plain boring garage door. Instead of a closed door, passers-by will see something special, like an expensive sports car, an airplane,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/style-your-garage/

Antarctica Time Lapse: A Year on the Ice

[http://youtu.be/TemK6CF6lF0] (YouTube - Link) Last year we had posted a really cool time lapse video "The Southern Lights" filmed by Anthony Powell who works at a base in Antarctica which really wowed us all. Now al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/antartica-time-lapse-a-year-on-the-ice/

Turtle Sex Causes Massive Delay at JFK Airport

While the horseshoe crab orgy is just a fun and cute animal affair, the turtles from Jamaica Bay are a different story. A group of 78 swinging diamondback terrapins held up one of the most busy runways at JFK on Wednesda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/turtle-sex-causes-massive-delay-at-jfk-airport/

Cute Children Help You Get Your Wallet Back

If you've ever lost your wallet, you know what a pain it is to cancel all your cards and get them reordered. You know how annoying it is to go to the DMV and get a new driver's license. You probably also know how much of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/cute-children-help-you-get-your-wallet-back/

Sumo Wrestler Accused of Being Too "Podgy"

Every sport has its bad boy (I'm looking at you, Ron Artest), but sumo bad boy Asashoryu Akinori is special. After a string of bad behaviors including a brawl in a communal bath, being drunk in public and so on, the sumo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/sumo-wrestler-accused-of-being-too-podgy/

Elephant Car Wash

Forget bikini car wash! The new hotness in raising money in today's tough economy is ... elephant car wash!The elephants at the Wildlife Safari near Eugene, Oregon are fundraising and they don't seem to mind. *e...

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Frenemy, Flash Mob, and Other New English Words

Friend/Enemy Ambigram, by Naguib and Fadilah of NagfaEnglish, she's a'changin'. The latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary are 100 words that you may already be using:There are words such as *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/frenemy-flash-mob-and-other-new-english-words/

The Danger of Texting and Walking: Teenager Fell Into a Manhole

We all know that texting and driving is bad, but texting and walking? Fifteen-year-old teenager Alexa Longuiera learned that texting while you walk may be dangerous the hard way: she fell down a manhole while texting!*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/the-danger-of-texting-and-walking-teenager-fell-into-a-manhole/

Fog Harvester

Photo: Anne LummerichGerman conservationists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich came up with an ingenious solution to Peruvian village Bellavista's water problem. The small village south of the capital city of Lima has ver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/fog-harvester/

Orgy on the Beach (for Horseshoe Crabs, Silly!)

If you live near the Delaware Bay shore, you can go there to witness one heck of a beach orgy happening now: thousands of horseshoe crabs are piling on top of one another mating ...On the Delaware Bay shore, there's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/orgy-on-the-beach-for-horseshoe-crabs-silly/

Tantalus Dinner

Artist Ioli Kalliopi Sifakaki cast tablewear from her own body parts, and then invited friends to eat dinner from them: Royal College of Art graduate Iola Kalliopi Sifakaki designed a dinner service cast from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/tantalus-dinner/

Zubbles Now on Sale

They've been in development for fifteen years, and were supposed to launch sales to the public two years ago. Now finally, you can buy Zubbles, soap bubbles in bright colors that don't stain fabric. Inventor Tim Kehoe sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/zubbles-now-on-sale/

Tile Illusion

Look close: there are no bent lines in this tile collection. In fact, when I saw this, I thought how cool it would be to floor a room with this tile pattern! Link optical illusion, illusion...

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Forked Dog

A chihuahua named Smokey wandered around with a fork stuck deep in his head for three days! A handle broke off a grilling fork and flew right into his head at a family party in Kentucky. Smokey then ran off into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/forked-dog/

Rice Paddy Crop Art

Rice farmers in Japan create wonderful works of art by planting different varieties of rice in patterns. The 2009 crop has been photographed and can be seen by everyone -not just airplanes! This rendering of Napoleon i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/rice-paddy-crop-art-2/

10 Business Lessons Learned from Dungeons & Dragons

Esther Schindler played D&D for years, and has discerned principles from those experiences that can be used in her working life: 5.  The best quests require a mixture of skills in the party. Fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/10-business-lessons-learned-from-dungeons-dragons/

Follow the Money Trail

This interesting graphic shows how the average US consumer spends their money. Figures are based on an April 2009 survey from the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Labor Statistics. I'd love to see one for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/12/follow-the-money-trail/
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