Archive for August 24th, 2009

Plans for the World's Tallest Wooden Building

Illustration: Reilulf Ramstad Architects Norway plans to construct a wooden building 16-17 stories tall with carbon neutral construction techniques. The Norwegian Barents Secretariat will use it for a cultural center...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/plans-for-the-worlds-tallest-wooden-structure/

Twisted Disney Princesses

Jeffrey Thomas is a California-based artist and character designer. He plays with pop culture in twisted and amusing ways, such as his latest series on eleven of the Disney Princesses. Pictured above is an Ariel mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/twisted-disney-princesses/

Custom Pizza Cutters

Frankie Flood is an artist and professor of jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He makes custom pizza cutters inspired by American motorcycles, such as the one above apparently mod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/custom-pizza-cutters/

Was He An Eagle Scout?

Attaining the status of Eagle Scout is a noteworthy achievement, and is often an early sign that a man is going places with his life. Do you recall which high-achievers were Eagle Scouts when they were young? That’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/was-he-an-eagle-scout/

The Office Kid -- Your Source for Excuses from Work

Need a good excuse for why you're late to/absent from work? The Office Kid kit lets you pretend to have a child, which you can then use as an excuse for your questionable work ethic. Each kit comes with a framed pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/the-office-kid-your-source-for-excuses-from-work/

A Brief History of Photo Fakery

Photo: David King Collection, London The New York Times has a slideshow of famous faked photographs, including Abraham Lincoln's head on John Calhoun's body and Stalin's erasure of his enemies. Shown above is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/a-brief-history-of-photo-fakery/

The 10 Weirdest Laughs Ever Caught On Camera

Super Tremendous has a collection of ten videos that will make you giggle. There are people who sound like machinery, cartoon characters, or just plain weird when they let their hair down and laugh. Of course, "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/the-10-weirdest-laughs-ever-caught-on-camera/

Waiting for the End of the World

Many folks built small bomb shelters to survive a nuclear attack during the Cold War, but others took the idea to great lengths. Good Magazine has a pictorial taken from the book Waiting for the End of the World*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/waiting-for-the-end-of-the-world/

The Top Ten Daredevils

You can probably guess the number one, and maybe number two daredevils of the past and present, but have you heard about the 63-year-old woman who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel? 63-year-old Annie Edson Taylor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/24/the-top-ten-daredevils/






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