Archive for August 31st, 2009

The 12 Least Appropriate Smurf Figurines

Blogger Kevin J. Guhl has a list of twelve Smurf figurines that probably shouldn't have been marketed to children, including scenes of intoxication, gambling, murderous rage, and wardobe malfunctions. Pictured above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/the-12-least-appropriate-smurf-figurines/

A Tower Made from Human Teeth

(YouTube Video) This dentist no doubt inspires confidence in his patients with his tower made from 28,000 teeth from previous patients: This 8ft tower of teeth is foul, and the summit of 15 years work by Yu Q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/a-tower-made-from-human-teeth/

Is Running Barefoot Actually Better For You?

It may be counterintuitive (and hard to digest for parents like myself who always have to tell our kids to wear shoes when playing outside) but going barefoot may actually be better for you.Here's a New York Times articl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/is-running-barefoot-actually-better-for-you/

Israel's Richest Woman Can "See The Future"

Businesswoman Shari Arison, who happens to be Israel's richest citizen worth some $2.7 billion by Forbes' most recent estimate), has revealed a secret: she can see the future!This is much bigger than a parlor trick....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/israels-richest-woman-can-see-the-future/

Mobile Wedding Chapel

If a shotgun wedding isn't fast enough for ya, you can get married in the world's fastest church: a mobile wedding chapel (converted from a firetruck) owned by Rev. Darrell Best.His 1942 firetruck is by no means a Fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/mobile-wedding-chapel/

Toxic, Eyeless Crustacean Found

Be careful if you dive in a Canary Island underwater cave called the Tunnel of Atlantis.  Researchers from the Institute for Animal Ecology and Cell Biology in Hannover, Germany were exploring the cave, which ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/toxic-eyeless-crustacean-found/

How the Brain Localizes Sound

With sound sources bouncing off walls and other surfaces, how is the brain able to sort out from what direction and distance sound is traveling? Robert Goodier explains: In an April study, neuroscientists led by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/how-the-brain-localizes-sound/

100 Years Ago Today: The World's First Chemotherapy Treatment

Image: Robert Thom, University of Michigan Health System One hundred years ago to this day, German doctor Paul Ehrlich developed the first effective chemotherapy drug. Specifically, he was trying to find a cure for s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/100-years-ago-today-the-worlds-first-chemotherapy-treatment/

Disney to Acquire Marvel Comics

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment, which includes 5,000 comic book characters, including Spiderman, Captain America, the X-men, and the Fantastic Four. Under the terms of the agreement a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/disney-to-acquire-marvel-comics/

Mexico Goes for Thriller Record

(YouTube link) Thousands of people turned out for an attempt to break the world record for the number of people doing a simultaneous Thriller dance in Mexico City. Organizer Javier Hildago says 12,937 participated on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/mexico-goes-for-thriller-record/

The Evolution of Space Food

The following is a reprint from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Throughout history, intrepid adventurers and successful armies of conquest have marched on their stomachs. The wag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/the-evolution-of-space-food/

BuckyBalls: Insanely Fun Magnetic Toy

BuckyBalls Magnetic Toy - $29.95 [YouTube Clip]This is the current rage in the Neatorama Shop: Zoomdoggle's insanely fun BuckyBalls - a set of 216 balls made from powerful rare earth magnets. You can shape and mold an un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/buckyballs-insanely-fun-magnetic-toy/

Medical Afflictions of the Cartoon World

What would you add to this cartoon character list of medical afflictions? I'd add Donald Duck (anger or social anxiety disorder) ...Does anyone know who originally created the image above so we can credit it properly? -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/medical-afflictions-of-the-cartoon-world/

Are Jocks Jerks?

Kate Dailey of Newsweek's The Human Condition blog wrote a very interesting post about the role of sports in child development. Is sports beneficial for kids or does it turn jocks into jerks?The answer - painfully obviou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/are-jocks-jerks/

Tee Virus: A Nifty New T-Shirt Community

Our good friend Rommel Santor (who coded the Neatorama Upcoming Queue) and Brian "Dag" Houston of VideoSift have just launched a new venture: Tee Virus, an online community where you can create your very own T-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/tee-virus-a-nifty-new-t-shirt-community/

Exploiting Chaos - New Book by TrendHunter's Jeremy Gutsche

Our pal Jeremy Gutsche, the founder of TrendHunter Magazine - one of the neatest websites around, by the way - has an interesting new book titled Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/exploiting-chaos-new-book-by-trendhunters-jeremy-gutsche/

Weirdest Magazines Still Around Today

Our pal Asylum blog has compiled 15 of the weirdest magazines still in publication today. Included are Crappie World Magazine (unbeknowst to me, crappie is a type of fish), Bacon Busters (Australia's hog-hunting magazine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/weirdest-magazines-still-around-today/

Hangman Light

Designed by Ji-youn Kim, this hanging lamp can shed light in the darkness, but probably won’t make you feel any more secure. What a conversation piece! Link -via Coolest GadgetsLight, lamp, hangman, morbid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/hangman-light/

Unsettling Old Photos of the Living Dead

Is the man in this picture dead or alive? It’s not a silly question. In the early days of photography, dead bodies would be photographed for posterity. Often this would be the only picture ever taken of the person....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/unsettling-old-photos-of-the-living-dead/

Happy Clouds

Artist Stuart Semple uses soap and helium to create floating foam clouds in the shape of smiley faces. A machine he developed makes and releases them, thousands at a time, in public places. Link (with video) -via Metaf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/happy-clouds/






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