Archive for November 10th, 2009

Suspect Provides a Better Mugshot

Matthew Maynard of Swansea, UK thought he could make himself look a bit better in the newspaper. At least better than the police mugshot that was printed, along with seven other people who police were looking for regardi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/suspect-texts-his-own-photo-to-newspaper/

10 Amazing Abandoned Bank Vaults

When you think of a bank vault you probably tend to think about thick steel doors, massive locks, armed guards, deposit boxes and lots of cash, which is why it is so strange to see what they look like when they've been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/10-amazing-abandoned-bank-vaults/

Grand Theft Auto vs. Frogger

From the same mind that brought us Mortal Kombat vs. Donkey Kong.  Daneboe has another brilliant mashup: Link to DaneBoe's channel I wonder what George Costanza would think?mashup, Grand Theft Auto, GTA, Frogger, Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/grand-theft-auto-vs-frogger/

Shark Caesarean Section

The New Zealand Herald is reporting on a strange occurence at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World.  Eloise Gibson writes that a shark was bit open at the stomach by another shark, which freed her young that were due to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/shark-caesarian-section/

The WHY Super-Yacht

When Hermés yacht brand executive Pierre-Alexis Dumas met Wally builder Luca Bassani Antivari they hatched a dream- to combine the terrestrial luxury of your own island with the aquatic bliss of yachting.  The frui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/the-why-super-yacht/

Stack the Bones

Stack the Bones - $19.95Stack the Bones is a classic stacking game, just like Jenga ... but more gruesome! The game, designed by Chris Collicott, includes 54 wooden "bone" pieces and 1 wooden skull piece. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/stack-the-bones/

Would This 16th Century Helmet Terrify a Jousting Opponent?

This embossed, etched, and gilded steel close helmet is attributed to German armourer Kolman Helmschmid.  It currently resides in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where there is a relevant essay on fas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/would-this-16th-century-helmet-terrify-a-jousting-opponent/

Neatorama Update - November 2009

Lots of stuff happening in Neatoland last week. Here's a quick update:Mystery SaleLast week, Neatorama had its last Mystery Sale. Thank you for everyone who participated! Why was it our last one? We're w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/neatorama-update-november-2009/

Luxury Capsule Hotel

Photo: Design Boom In 1979, Japan built its first capsule hotel -- an inn with rooms consisting of little more than a bed, and certainly not enough room to stand up. Now developers in Kyoto are contrasting that minim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/luxury-capsule-hotel/

Man Impaled By Tree And Lives To Tell The Story

Jack Weir was clearing trees in his family farm with a Bobcat when a large cottonwood hit back and impaled him with a piece of wood 20 feet long and 6 inches thick. What happened next was nothing short of a miracle:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/man-impaled-by-tree-and-lives-to-tell-the-story/

Custom Barcodes

Image: d-barcode The Japanese graphic arts firm d-barcode creates customized barcodes for clients who want to use them to grab customers' attention. In Fast Company, Cliff Kuang writes: They've even b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/custom-barcodes/

Top 10 Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012

This list from the Discovery Channel might come in handy to give to someone you know who might get too nervous about the 2012 doomsday predictions and the movie about them. Each scenario is debunked with what scientists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/top-10-reasons-why-the-world-wont-end-in-2012/

10 Geeky Laws That Should Exist

Matt Blum of Wired's GeekDad blog came up with a list of 10 geeky laws that should exist, but for some inexplicable reason, do not (at least, they didn't until now). For example:1. Munroe’s Law: A person in a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/10-geeky-laws-that-should-exist/

Firefox: Web's Most Insecure Browser?

Say it ain't true, Firefox. The popular browser's reputation has taken yet another hit when a new study by application security vendor Cenzic revealed that Firefox leads the field of browsers in terms of total vulnerabil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/firefox-webs-most-inscure-browser/

Rent The Runway: Netflix For Fashion

A new website called Rent the Runway is betting that it can do for haute couture what Netflix did for movies:“It was so easy. You just wear it and drop it back in the mail to them,” Ms. Harris said. ̶...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/rent-the-runway-netflix-for-fashion/

Is Sammy Sosa Pulling A Michael Jackson?

Is Sammy Sosa pulling a Michael Jackson? The baseball star has noticeably lighter skin color, which he attributed to a "rejuvenation process":Sosa was photographed recently during an appearance at Mandalay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/is-sammy-sosa-pulling-a-michael-jackson/

Scientists Construct The Frankenweenie

Scientists from Wake Forest University in North Carolina aroused the world's interest by successfully performing the world's first replacement of erectile tissue of the penis. And yes, it's somewhat fitting that they cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/scientists-construct-the-frankenweenie/

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

(YouTube link) Sesame Street premiered on November 10th, 1969, which makes it 40 years old today! The above clip is from a promotional show aired to introduce the series two days before the premiere. Sesame Street w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/happy-birthday-sesame-street/

Maggie, the Well-traveled Dog

Maggie the dog had a passport that would make most jet setters jealous, and over the course of her life she has crossed borders, braved wars, and experienced the world. Maggie managed to make friends on both sides of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/maggie-the-well-traveled-dog/

Sociological Deconstruction of the Disney Princesses

Image: Jeff Brunner Jeff Brunner offers this scathing critique of the values that the Disney Princesses teach girls. At the link, you can view a response about what Disney teaches boys. Link via Popped Culturedisn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/sociological-deconstruction-of-the-disney-princesses/

Which Music Will My Cats Like?

What kind of music do cats like? This charming science fair display follows the scientific method of hypothesis, experimentation, resulting data, and conclusion. The student theorized that the cats would fall asleep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/which-music-will-my-cats-like/

Chair Made From 374 Wooden Dowels

Photo: Kibardin Design Prague-based Russian designer Vadim Kibardin created the Deep Forest Lounge Chair out of 374 wooden dowels, carefully molded to seat a person comfortably. Each is custom-made and priced at $6,5...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/chair-made-from-374-wooden-dowels/

Seven Strange Golf Courses Around the world

Photo: flickr user Prince Roy Deck Chair has compiled pictures and videos of seven unique golf courses, including one that floats, one that sits astride a motor speedway, and another that is 1,365 km long. P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/seven-strange-golf-courses-around-the-world/

New Anti-Whaling Vessel Looks Like Something From Batman

Photo: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, best known for its aggressive tactics against whaling vessels, had added a stealthy, high-speed boat to its fleet. At The National P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/new-anti-whaling-vessel-looks-like-something-from-batman/

Caption Monkey 65: Scopin' Bulldog

Photo: Art VerduzcoPsst! Wanna win your very own Monkey drawing by Adam "Ape Lad" Koford? Here's your chance - but first, the 'splanation by Art Verduzco, whose photo was featured in National Geographic Magazin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/caption-monkey-65-scopin-bulldog/

The Dubai Fountain

[YouTube - Link] Reminiscent of the amazing musically coordinated fountains of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas the Burj Dubai fountains named "Dubai Fountains" certainly are impressive. This $217 million project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/10/the-dubai-fountain/






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