Archive for December 21st, 2009

Life Inside the LEGO House

(YouTube Link) We've previously mentioned the full-size house made out of LEGO blocks by UK television host James May. It was demolished shortly after the completion of construction, but in this video, you can see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/life-inside-the-lego-house/

Tron Tennis

(YouTube Link) Sony Ericsson hosted a promotional tennis tournament that was bathed in ultraviolet light in order to recreate the atmosphere of the movie Tron. It's far more scenic than the Medieval versio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/tron-tennis/

Lucky

"Lucky" is a short short animation that is both arrestingly sad and gorgeous at the same time.  Its moody, hypnotic tone and spurts of animated blood are set to rights with a semi-happy ending.  Created by EB Hu.  Mus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/lucky/

Street View Revenge

For prying into lives around the globe, the Google Street Viewmobile finally gets its just desserts.  Thank you, Anonymous Winged Avenger! Via GizmodoFunny, Photography, Technology, animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/street-view-revenge/

Number Nerds Love the US National Debt

Image: US Debt ClockThe stupendously large US national debt (currently at nearly $12.1 trillion and growing) is a depressing thing for most of us, but not to the number nerds at the Bureau of Public Debt! They LOVE to ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/number-nerds-love-the-us-national-debt/

Vandalism as Art: Does Breaking a Window Count as Art?

Can vandalism be art? Can breaking a window be considered as art? That is the thesis of Kevin Harman, who filmed himself smashing an art gallery's window (he notified the gallery beforehand, but refused to reveal the dat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/vandalism-as-art-does-breaking-a-window-count-as-art/

Now That's a Tree!

For the second year in a row, Greig Howe has created a seasonal spectacle with his 50' Christmas tree.  The 15 mile drive from the Forestry Commission to his home turned a lot of heads since he towed it behind his t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/now-thats-a-tree/

Vertebrae Necklace

For her senior project in 2002, Molly Epstein of Temple University made a glass-filled nylon necklace that looks like a set of vertebrae. Epstein specializes in synthesizing jewelry and medicine: During her t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/vertebrae-necklace/

Vampire Bite Necklace for Your Twilight Mom

Got a Twilight Mom? Etsy seller meekssandygirl crocheted the perfect necklace for her: a Vampire Bite silk cashmere necklace.Link | More unusual Christmas gift ideas by our very own Jill Harness over at Inventor Spotcroc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/vampire-bite-necklace-for-all-you-twilight-moms/

Bowling Facts Sure To Bowl You Over

Some scientists say that bowling has existed since Egyptian times and that one of the earliest Egyptian pharaohs was uncovered with primitive bowling pins and balls in his tomb. Others dismiss these findings, but histori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/bowling-facts-sure-to-bowl-you-over/

2010 Small Calendar

At my office, lots of people use those giant desk calendars for keeping track of appointments, but if you just want to know what day a date falls on next year, check this out.  Grafish Design came up with The Small...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/2010-small-calendar/

Skating Babies Commercial

(DailyMotion Link to Video) Evian water produced this tricked out commercial featuring babies roller skating to the Sugar Hill Gang song, "Rapper's Delight," to remind us all to "live young."  Cuteness abounds.  T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/skating-babies-commercial/

The Office Christmas Special Quiz

If you watched the original British version of The Office, you know how everything ties up at the conclusion of the “documentary.” What do you remember about the Christmas special that wrapped up the ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/the-office-christmas-special-quiz/

Incredible Gingerbread Houses

Most gingerbread houses are humble homes with simple cookie walls and roofs and candy decor. Some gingerbread architects are far more inspired and artistic though, like the designers of the amazing gingerbread artwor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/incredible-gingerbread-houses/

The World's First Fuel Cell Ship

The Viking Lady, owned by the Norwegian shipping firm Eidesvik, has a 320-kilowatt molten carbonate fuel cell that powers the 9,500 ton vessel. It's the first ship to ever use fuel cell technology: But i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/the-worlds-first-fuel-cell-ship/

Japanese Astronaut Brings First Sushi Into Space

With an American and a Russian colleague, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi launched into space today in a Soyuz spacecraft, bringing with him the first sushi ever taken into orbit: "We had training in Japan and I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/japanese-astronaut-brings-first-sushi-into-space/

Priest Advises Poor to Shoplift

Father Tim Jones of the St. Lawrence Church in York, England is getting some flack for advice he preached after his Nativity sermon on Sunday, in which he advocated shoplifting for those in desperate straits. Delive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/priest-advises-poor-to-shoplift/

The Cop's Twelve Days of Christmas

(YouTube link) The Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department recorded their own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas using gifts they are accustomed to. About 20 members of the Police Department were inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/the-cops-twelve-days-of-christmas/

10 Unbelievable Facebook Stories

What happens on Facebook doesn't always stay on Facebook, and sometimes those misadventures make the national news. Remember the groom who posted to Facebook during his wedding? Have you heard about the woman who lost he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/10-unbelievable-facebook-stories/

Rare JFK Photos Found At Thrift Store

Can you imagine finding a pile of photographs taken by a CBS staff member in the 1960s? And in those photographs at a thrift store you find president Kennedy and other celebrities? These rare candid John F. Kennedy image...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/rare-jfk-photos-found-at-thrift-store/

Nebraska Map Shows Nebraska-Shaped Field

Adam Kommel was perusing Google Maps, looking for open swaths of green one day when he accidentally stumbled across this field near Minden, Nebraska.  It looks just like Nebraska, and a casual search finds little mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/nebraska-map-shows-nebraska-shaped-field/

Tesla Coil Christmas Tree

Tesladownunder (aka Peter Terren) is the contributor of a number of items of high voltage arty goodness to Neatorama. Remember the Modern Thinker and sparks around a car? His latest is a colorful 2 minute long expo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/21/tesla-coil-xmas-tree/
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