Archive for July 20th, 2009

Not Fooling Anybody

The site Not Fooling Anybody is a gallery of business conversions that retain the ghosts of past architecture. For example, this chiropractic office used to be a ...you know. The big bucket still on the sign post shoul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/not-fooling-anybody/

Deer Giving Kitty Heavy Loving

In yet another sterling example of interspecies loving, here's a great video of a deer giving sweet kisses to an adorable kitty. I love how into it the kitty gets near the end. Link Via Cute OverloadFunny, Cute, video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/deer-giving-kitty-heavy-loving/

Simpsons Mosaic Table

This Simpsons mosaic table is made of leftover tiles and places from a Target clearance sale and leftovers at the local home improvement store by craftster user redflag. She completely freehanded the pictures, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/simpsons-mosaic-table/

Woodstock Lovers Still Together

Photographer Burk Uzzle took plenty of photographs of the Woodstock music festival in August of 1969, but none are remembered better than the young couple wrapped in a blanket that became the cover art for the record alb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/woodstock-lovers-still-together/

Catcerto

(YouTube link)Lithuanian composer Mindaugas Piecaitis was inspired by Nora the Piano Playing Cat (featured previously at Neatorama) and composed a concerto for her to perform with an orchestra. Nora appears via videotape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/catcerto/

Seven Fatal Injuries That Were Survived

Cracked has the stories of seven horrific injuries that should have killed the victim, but they recovered anyway. Some you may never have heard before, like the story of Channing Moss, who served with the US military in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/seven-fatal-injuries-that-were-survived/

Thief Compliments Victim in Hand-Written Note

Matt Neary of Fargo, North Dakota found that a thief had stolen CDs and his wallet out of his truck -- but he did leave a pleasant note complimenting Neary's taste in music: You have amazing taste in music....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/thief-compliments-victim-in-hand-written-note/

Science Fiction Toilets

When one of the two toilets on the International Space Station broke, io9 blogger Lauren Davis was inspired to write about the toilets (or utter lack thereof) in various science fiction movies, TV shows, and books.  She...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/science-fiction-toilets/

Map of the First Moonwalk Superimposed on a Baseball Diamond

NASA has created a map of Aldrin and Armstrong's journeys on the surface of the moon to the scale of a baseball diamond. It helps put their activities at the landing site in perspective. Also, we know "Who's on first?"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/map-of-the-first-moonwalk-superimposed-on-a-baseball-diamond/

Company Offers to Carve Advertisements on the Surface of the Moon

(YouTube Link) This start-up proposes to use robots to carve the lunar surface dust into patterns that could serve as advertisements. I'm skeptical due to the sheer scale of the task -- the number of robots necessa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/company-offers-to-carve-advertisements-on-the-surface-of-the-moon/

Lit Slits II

The first Lit Slits quiz turned out to be quite popular. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is volume two. In this quiz, you'll be shown a vertical stripe xeroxed from one page of a book, and you figure out what th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/lit-slits-ii/

Captain Alpha Male

(YouTube Link) Captain Alpha Male is a new webseries written by and starring Jay L. Lutsky.  It's about a man who works in middle management at a superhero agency; like a cross between The Office...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/captain-alpha-male/

The "Absolutely" Virus

Psst - there's a verbal virus that's been going around for years and you've probably been infected. But don't worry, it may be annoying but it's absolutely benign: Jeff Benanto, a manager at a marketing company in Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/the-absolutely-virus/

Moths Evolve Sonar Jamming to Outwit Bats

Scientists have been puzzled over the purpose of the Tiger Moth's tymbal organ membrane, which is able to vibrate at ultrasonic frequencies. The consensus is that it serves as a warning to bats, since the moths are able...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/moths-evolve-sonar-jamming-to-outwit-bats/

Dog with Human Eyebrows

Found in Japan: a dog with real eyebrows. Meet "Panda," a dog born with black spots around his eyes. As he grew older, the spots moved up to be like eyebrows.BuzzFeed has got the video clip (I bet Martin Scorse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/dog-with-human-eyebrows/

One Thousand Portraits From Barcelona

Earlier this year, photographers Eamon Lane and Carlo Nicora spent one weekend to photograph one thousand people (Flickr) on the streets of London. They asked the same question more than 1,500 times and succeeded in capt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/one-thousand-portraits-from-barcelona/

Adam "Ape Lad" Koford at Shirt.Woot

Woot! (literally) Our pal Adam "Ape Lad" Koford is curating this week's excellent T-shirt selection over at Shirt.Woot to help celebrate the second anniversary of the site's launch.Along Adam himself, Shirt.Woo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/20/adam-ape-lad-koford-at-shirtwoot/
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