Archive for February 1st, 2010

"Will Marry For Health Insurance!"

Terri Carlson  is 45 years old, has health problems because of a genetic C4 complement deficiency, and her COBRA health insurance will expire in a year. It is not easy living with my disease and now that I have the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/will-marry-for-health-insurance/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles As Their Artists Intended

Artist Stephen Pfeil depicted the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the styles and poses of the artists for whom they were named. And then he added some more artists from history into the mix. He writes: But serio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-as-their-artists-intended/

Portrait of Conan O'Brien in Cheetos

(YouTube Link) This video is circulating the Internet today. It shows an unnamed artist making a portrait of Conan O'Brien out of cheetos. Allegedly, he (she?) used about 2,000 cheetos from 50 bags for the work, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/portrait-of-conan-obrien-in-cheetos/

Calvin & Hobbes Creator Interviewed

It's been 15 years since the beloved characters Calvin and Hobbes left the comic pages. Creator Bill Watterson hasn't given an interview to anyone since 1989, but he recently answered some questions for Cleveland Plain D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/calvin-hobbes-creator-interviewed/

The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, an impoverished tobacco farmer in Virginia, contracted cervical cancer in 1951. Her doctor gave a sample of her tumor to a medical researcher, who then used it to grow a cell culture. What's amazing is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/the-immortal-cells-of-henrietta-lacks/

Stop-Motion Video, One Printed Frame at a Time

(YouTube Link) This clever music video of the song "Bad Apple" peformed by Nomico consists of stop-motion animation. Each frame is printed, as you can see from the image file numbers ticking away. via DudeCrafts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/stop-motion-video-one-printed-frame-at-a-time/

When Food Attacks: Two Killer Culinary Catastrophes

We may not be at the top of the food chain, exactly, but we at least have our inanimate food conquered. Bread, veggies, milk - these things don’t pose a threat to our existence. At least, not usually. On at least...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/when-food-attacks-two-killer-culinary-catastrophes/

Can Older Movies Be Made Into 3-D Versions?

With the rise in popularity of a certain movie lately, and its stunning advancements in 3-D technology, the titular question is being asked worldwide.  The short answer?  Yes, but it won't look very good.  Shucks, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/can-older-movies-be-made-into-3-d-versions/

How to Fall 35,000 Feet—And Survive

It's a terrifying scenario you may have dreamed about: falling to earth from a high altitude. A very few people have survived such an event. Popular Mechanics has a survival guide that will take you longer to read than t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/how-to-fall-35000-feet%e2%80%94and-survive/

Funny Money: Unusual and Fascinating Currency

Dark Roasted Blend takes a look at artful and unusual bank notes from around the world, past and present. You thought Zimbabwe's inflation was outrageous when they issued the 100 billion dollar notes? Now they have 100...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/funny-money-unusual-and-fascinating-currency/

Women, Snakes and Stalkers

The blog Women, Snakes and Stalkers features South Asian book covers from the University of Chicago's Regenstein library. This commercial art is very much worth preserving and sharing! http://www.womensnakesandstalkers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/women-snakes-and-stalkers/

7 Of The Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Television programmers have to take chances in order to find the Next Big Thing. Sometimes those leaps of faith fail miserably -and expensively! Personally, I've never seen any of these shows except for The Tonight S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/7-of-the-most-expensive-flops-in-television-history/

Combustible Carnivals

The Big Picture has a collection of 22 photographs of European festivals that are built around fire. Stand back, and be sure to wear your flame-retardent pajamas! Today, we have two stories of fiery festivals in E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/combustible-carnivals/

Rex the Dog

(YouTube Link) Some very creative work with cardboard, glue and other random items went into this fun little video.  It's simply another chapter in London DJ Jake Williams' book of funk, and the song is a sampling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/rex-the-dog/

The Museum of Unintended Use

The Museum of Unintended Use chronicles the way people use things for purposes other than what they were designed for. Some uses are silly, some are stretching the definition of common sense, and some are downright cle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/the-museum-of-unintended-use/

TV Shows Atomic Blast, Live

Fifty-nine years ago today was the first time a television audience got to watch an atomic blast broadcast live as it happened. KTLA in Los Angeles hid a crew on the roof of a hotel in Las Vegas, waiting for the top secr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/tv-shows-atomic-blast-live/

Chan Chan: The Largest Adobe City in the World

Chan Chan in Peru was and still is a maze of adobe walls adorned with Pre-Columbian designs. Archaeologists have been studying the site for years, and even up until now, they are still unsure as to how many inhabitants c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/chan-chan-the-largest-adobe-city-in-the-world/

Selleck Waterfall Sandwich

I collect links to bizarre niche blogs. This one takes the cake for sheer randomness. Selleck Waterfall Sandwich delivers exactly what it says -a collection of images all combining actor Tom Selleck and a sandwich on a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/selleck-waterfall-sandwich/

Decorator Crab is Crafty

'Purple Forest' from MORPHOLOGIC on Vimeo. In this video titled Purple Forest, you can see how the decorator crab makes its way in the world.  By adding predictable detritus to its wardrobe, and after waiting for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/01/decorator-crab-is-crafty/
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