Archive for September 23rd, 2009

7 Strange Animals Bred for Business Purposes

A collection of strange animals that were bred for commerce, including the Giant Guinea Pig:Peruvians eat about 65 million guinea pigs per year. With meat in mind, scientists in Peru set out to supersize the cuy....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/7-strange-animals-bred-for-business-purposes/

The 20 Greatest Cartoons Of The 1990's

A look back at what should be viewed as the second golden age of cartoons, the 90's, including TaleSpin:Using characters adapted from the 1967 movie The Jungle Book, Talespin was set in the town of Cape Suzette. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/the-20-greatest-cartoons-of-the-1990s/

Fabric Made from Spider Silk

The largest piece of cloth ever made from spider silk measures four feet wide and eleven feet long. To make it, 70 people collected golden orb spiders over four years! The spiders were then hooked up to a machine that ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/fabric-made-from-spider-silk/

1882 Diving Suit

There's something amazing, yet terrifyingly creepy about this fantastic 1882 deep sea diving suit. It is currently on display in the Musee de la Marine in Paris. Link Via BoingBoing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/1882-diving-suit/

Mr. Hair Hat

(YouTube Link) This video is in Japanese (?) so I can't offer any information about it. But it's clearly about a man who has cut and styled his hair to resemble a front-brimmed hat. Perhaps some Japanese-speaking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/mr-hair-hat/

Trilobite Vehicle

Photo: Jon Sarriugarte Jon Sarriugarte, a metal sculptor, and Kyrsten Mate Comoglio, an Oscar-nominated sound effects designer, have been previously featured on Neatorama for their fanciful snail car built out of an o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/trilobite-vehicle/

Particular 2 Test

Here's a neat video of what's possible with the Particular 2 plug-in for After Effects.  Very imaginative street test! Link via BoingBoing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/particular-2-test/

Can You Identify the Author of this Commonplace Book?

Artists use sketchbooks to store ideas for future use.  Bloggers have folders of bookmarks.  And some authors keep notebooks or "commonplace" books. One well-known author recorded "ideas, images, & quotations ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/can-you-identify-the-author-of-this-commonplace-book/

World's Oldest Workers and Occupations

Asylum blog has a pretty nifty post about 10 really old dudes and their jobs. For example:Oldest cop: Manuel Curry, 84Sadly, Sergeant Major Manuel Curry died earlier this summer. But he did so as Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/worlds-oldest-workers-and-occupations/

Most Controversial Magazine Covers

Web Designer Depot has a good round-up of the most controversial magazine covers that have graced the newstands. While some controversial covers have worked and sold more magazines, or won awards for the editors who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/most-controversial-magazine-covers/

Where the Wilds Things Ought To Be

Lots of artists are entering the contest “Where the Wild Things Ought To Be”, placing characters from the Maurice Sendak classic into other worlds, real and fictional. The entries include Max and his buddies in *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/where-the-wilds-things-ought-to-be/

George Costanza’s Jobs

Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is for Seinfeld fans. The character of George Costanza held many different jobs during the run of the show. How well do you remember them? I scored abysmally by guessing, so y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/george-costanzas-jobs/

Museum of Animal Perspectives

The Museum of Animal Perspectives gathers videos from inside animal nests, cameras carried by animals, camera traps, and remote vehicles. You could spend days watching these! I suggest starting with the armadillo cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/museum-of-animal-perspectives/

Oops Design Awards

The Oops Awards (previously at Neatorama) are given to the ugliest, silliest, and most useless household products of the year. This year’s winners include the skin collection by designer Nacho Carbonell, which won...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/oops-design-awards/

Where is McDonalds?

Stephen Von Worley created a map of the USA showing where McDonalds outlets are. As you can see, they are (almost) everywhere! You’ll have to go to South Dakota to get 100 miles away from a McDonalds. Link -via Buz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/where-is-mcdonalds/

Amazing Building Projection Show

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-kqovVjss][YouTube - Link]This projection show was presented by The Darkroom, a motion graphics company in Aukland, New Zealand. This performance was at “a secret festival...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/amazing-building-projection-show/

VaroCMS-Powered Upcoming Over at NextRound.net

I'm happy to see that VaroCMS, the engine behind VideoSift and Neatorama Upcoming Queue, continues to gain wider use on the InterWeb. Rommel Santor, the brainy genius and all round nice guy behind VaroCMS has just told m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/varocms-powered-upcoming-over-at-nextround-net/

Ashleigh Brilliant Radio Interview Today (Wed 23, 2009)

Ashleigh Brilliant, the most quoted author in the world (he's written over 10,000 wonderful quotes, all 17-words or less) is going to be on streaming Internet radio today, Wednesday Sept 23, 2009 from 9 to 10 AM Pacific,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/ashleigh-brilliant-radio-interview-today-wed-23-2009/

55-Gallon Drum BBQ Grill and Smoker

Photo: Steve StealeyIs that a 55-gallon drum or a BBQ smoker? Actually, it's both! Steve Stealey of Steve's Services - BBQ division in Carthage, Mo. came up with the idea of using a steel drum as a smoker and BBQ grill w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/55-gallon-drum-bbq-grill-and-smoker/

Now That's a Well-Trained Dog!

Some dogs are well-trained, some dogs are really well-trained. In this Very Funny Ads video clip, Thailand's Chaiphak Training Center shows just how well they can train dogs (unfortunately, making their masters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/now-thats-a-well-trained-dog/

Virus Sculptures From Old Computer Parts by Forrest McCluer

Talk about computer viruses! Sculptor Forrest McCluer took salvaged 30 old PCs from the landfill and turned them into sculptures of viruses (the biological kind). This one above is inspired by the T4 Bacteriophage: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/virus-sculptures-from-old-computer-parts-by-forrest-mccluers/

Dirty Restaurant Secrets

Times are hard and even restaurants are penny pinching. But are these restaurant tricks valid or are they just cheating you, the customer? Ben Widdicombe told all in his Slashfood article 10 Dirty Little Restaurant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/dirty-restaurant-secrets/

Will Return Clock

What time is it? If you have trouble getting back to your cubicle on time, simply set this Will Return Clock (yes, it looks just like those ubiquitous "will return" signs ... but with a clock) fifteen minutes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/will-return-clock/

Co-Workers Found They're Actually Long Lost Brothers

Their customers always told Randy Joubert and Gary Nisbet, co-workers at a furniture store in Waldoboro, Maine, that they look similar enough to be brothers. They always laughed it off, but when Joubert looked for his bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/co-workers-found-theyre-actually-long-lost-brothers/

Judas Cradle as Trendy Furniture

Back in the middle ages, a popular form of torture is to force a poor sap to sit on a pointy stool called the Judas Cradle. You can imagine what that does to the guy's backside.Fast forward to modern times and lo, this t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/judas-cradle-as-trendy-furniture/

Archaeologists Found Maya Ruins Frozen in Time

Photo: Bolonchen Regional Archaeological ProjectArchaeologists have found new clues from the Maya ruins of Kiuic in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula that may shed light on the collapse of the Maya civilization ten centuries ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/archaeologists-found-mayan-ruins-frozen-in-time/

Police Tasered and Handcuffed ... an Emu!

Forget tranquilizer darts - that's the stuff of Hollywood. Real police officers use taser, even on a wayward emu:Authorities in Mississippi said they had to handcuff an emu and shock it with a Taser to remove the ost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/police-tasered-and-handcuffed-an-emu/

Sydney Dust Storm

Photo: Shisberg [Flickr]Residents of Sydney, Australia woke up today to find themselves in the middle of a bizarre dust storm that made the city look like it was on planet Mars! Dust storms are nothing new in Australia,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/sydney-dust-storm/

Subway Yearbook Photographs

Improv Everywhere set up a portrait studio aboard a subway train and persuaded riders to have their pictures taken for the “subway yearbook”. Read the story behind this mission and see more pictures and a video a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/subway-yearbook-photographs/

Tapping Fingers

Fingers tapping on the tabletop are something you usually want to get rid of instead of something to reproduce. Nik Ramage, on the other hand, created a copy of his own hand with a motor that taps the fingers incessa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/23/tapping-fingers/










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