Archive for August 25th, 2009

Flintstones Wedding

Two couples from Norfolk, England got married in a double wedding dressed as characters from the TV show The Flintstones! Andrea and Simon Bean, aka Fred and Wilma Flinstone, and Richard and Jill Noble, aka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/flintstones-wedding/

Making Babies in Space May Be Difficult

Some animals have been bred in space, but not mammals. Japanese researchers are looking into the possibility, and doing experiments with mice on earth that mimic lower gravity space conditions. To test these effects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/making-babies-in-space-may-be-difficult/

Chainmail Chess Set

David Austin made a chainmail chessboard in 2001, and a few years later completed the chess pieces to go with it, also out of chainmail. The result is a game fit for a medieval king! Link -via Unique Daily chess, ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/chainmail-chess-set/

The 6 Most Horrific Bosses of All Time

You may think you have a difficult, greedy, egotistical boss, but you haven’t met anyone like the boss who locked his employees inside a factory, or the boss who paid in script only redeemable at his stores, or the one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/the-6-most-horrific-bosses-of-all-time/

The Poo Trap: An Alternative to Scooping Up After Your Dog

I'm afraid that this product is exactly what it looks like: a bracket that holds a stringed plastic bag while attached to your dog's tail. At the expense of your dog's sense of dignity, you get to avoid scooping up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/the-poo-trap-an-alternative-to-scooping-up-after-your-dog/

Wood-Faced Clock and Speakers

A company called Evergreen sells wood-faced LED-lit alarm clock radios with speakers. There are two versions available, with either one or two speakers. It sells for about $25, but so far, only in Japan. More info at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/wood-faced-clock-and-speakers/

The World's Largest Chocolate Fountain

Photo: John Locher In 2005, pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury created this enormous 25-tiered chocolate fountain for the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It's 27 feet tall and circulates 120 quarts of chocolate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/the-worlds-largest-chocolate-fountain/

Cockney ATM

Photo: Times of London Bank Machine, an ATM operator in Britain, now has five cash machines in London that offer users the opportunity to conduct their business in the cockney dialect. It's a promotional gimmick desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/cockney-atm/

Time Travel Propaganda Posters

826LA is a non-profit organization in southern California that teaches kids how to engage in creative writing. It's known for innovative workshops and clever marketing. We previously featured their time travel stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/time-travel-propaganda-posters/

Keyboard Cat Papercraft

Now you can make your own keyboard cat that plays his own little papercraft keyboard when you crank the handle! TubbyPaws has a pattern and a cute video tutorial. Link -via Metafilter papercraft, diy, keyboard cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/keyboard-cat-papercraft/

Filter Heroes

Have you ever wondered where comic books writers get their ideas for super heroes? In this t-shirt by Chop Shop, they are named after Photoshop effects! The results are at least as believable as anything DC or Marvel h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/filter-heroes/

Placebos Are Becoming More Effective

The percentage of new pharmaceutical products that fail their effectiveness trials is growing. The culprit is the placebo effect, which appears to be stronger than in years past. If a drug cannot provide relief significa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/placebos-are-becoming-more-effective/

Rainbow Cake

Kaitlin at Whisk Kid made this cake as a treat for the eye as well as the palate! The recipe is posted with the warning that you will need more frosting than you think. Link -via Digg Cake, recipe, rainbow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/rainbow-cake-2/

Caption Monkey 63: Swimming Pigs of the Caribbean

Photo: Vince LauroPigs may never fly, but they certainly can swim! Vince Lauro won National Geographic Traveler's Great Outdoors Photo Contest with this awesome photo of the Caribbean swimming pig. From the Intelligent T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/caption-monkey-63-swimming-pigs-of-the-caribbean/

There Be Giants: The Biggest Dogs in The World

A list of the biggest dog breeds in the world, including the usual suspects and such marvels as the Deerhound, the Neapolitan Mastiff and the Leonberger.  Strange how the bigger the dog, generally the softer and daf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/25/there-be-giants-the-biggest-dogs-in-the-world/






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