Archive for February 4th, 2010

31 Awesome Benches

I love it when people turn the ordinary into something special, it's a nice change of pace. For example, check out these 31 cool benches, found all over the world. Link From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by ninig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/31-awesome-benches/

How to Make Frozen Frankenpops

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf4L1KnwG-o][YouTube - Link]Bunchland Magazine, a digital magazine that features awesome and creative families from all over the world, received this submission for our food sect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/how-to-make-frozen-frankenpops/

Vans and the places they were

[caption id="attachment_29268" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Joe Stevens"][/caption] "Vans and the places where they were" is a project by filmmaker/photographer Joe Stevens that artfully presents......

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/vans-and-the-places-they-were/

Ghost Marriage: Not Even Death Can Stop You From Getting Married

In China, death doesn't necessarily stop one from getting married. In the Chinese tradition of ghost marriage, one or both of the parties are dead.There are many practical reasons to marry a dead spouse....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/ghost-marriage-not-even-death-can-stop-you-from-getting-married/

Poor Choice of Get-Away Vehicle: Pedal Boat

A burglar in Palm Harbor, Florida was unable to escape from police, even though he cleverly hijacked a pedal boat: Deputies said Schaumburger fled down a street with a dead end at Lake Tarpon. With nowhere to go,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/poor-choice-of-get-away-vehicle-pedal-boat/

Russian Roulette for Kids

Kaba Kick is a toy available in...well, somewhere in East Asia, presumably. It's like Russian roulette, but for kids: The player points the gun at his or her own head and pulls the trigger. Instead of bullets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/russian-roulette-for-kids/

Valentine's Day Gifts for the Arrogant Bastards in Your Life

Here are the perfect Valentine's Day gifts for the lovable, arrogant bastards (and double bastards) in your life:(L) Arrogant Bastard Ale Beer Bottle Tumbler (R) Double BastardQuantities are very limited! More BottleHood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/valentines-day-gifts-for-the-arrogant-bastards-in-your-life/

The Future of the Internet Is Here, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Forget the Neatorama redesign - that was nothing compared to this beauty. Yes, you've found it at last ... Behold, the world's most beautiful website. No, it's not a joke - it's the website of an actual store called Yvet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-here-ladies-and-gentlemen/

Easy is True: How Our Brain Likes to Think Easy Thoughts

Cognitive fluency is a fancy name given by psychologists to describe something simple: most people prefer things that are easy to think about than those that are hard.That's pretty intuitive albeit overly simple - but do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/easy-is-true-how-our-brain-likes-to-think-easy-thoughts/

Does Big Government Prevent Volunteering and a Vibrant Society?

Here in America, people (or at least Republicans and Libertarians) are conditioned to think that Big Government = Bad Goverment. One of the argument against Big Government is that a nanny state prevents a strong and vibr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/does-big-government-prevent-volunteering-and-a-vibrant-society/

Chinese Daycare: Toddler Chained to a Tree!

Rickshaw cyclist Chen Chuanliu can't afford daycare so he has to think of a way to prevent his 2-year-old son from wandering off on his own when he has a fare.His solution? Chain him up on a pole!The rickshaw cyclist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/chinese-daycare-toddler-chained-to-a-tree/

Brain Scan Shows Vegetative Patient Responding To Yes-or-No Questions

When a conscious person answers a yes or no question, certain parts of the brain become active. A new medical study revealed that people thought to be in a vegetative state demonstrate the same brain response, even if t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/brain-scan-shows-vegetative-patient-responding-to-yes-or-no-questions/

A Jetliner with Labels

If you're a brand new pilot, it's probably handy to have labels like this, pointing out where the door is, where to sit -- that sort of thing. Working with the advertising agency Atmosphere, the South African airlin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/a-jetliner-with-labels/

Daredevil Balances Chair on Glasses over Precipice

(YouTube Link) French daredevil Henri Rochatin, now 65, has been performing stunts since the age of 5. In this video, he balances on a chair on two glasses which are on top of another chair, which is balanced on fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/daredevil-balances-chair-on-glasses-over-precipice/

Ancient East Asian Man Found in Roman Empire

I remember reading in Roman History class back in college that during the reign of Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD), the Roman Empire sent an emissary to China. This information was found not in Roman records, but Chinese....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/ancient-east-asian-man-found-in-roman-empire/

The Watseka Wonder: The Double Life of Lurancy Venum

One family mourned the death of a daughter. Another family welcomed a new daughter. A few years later, Mary Lurancy Vennum "became" the deceased Mary Roth! Was it a case of multiple personality, reincarnation,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/the-watseka-wonder-the-double-life-of-lurancy-venum/

Shipping Pandas to China

Mei Lan the panda is on her way to Chengdu, China. She was born at Zoo Atlanta in 2006 under an agreement that all pandas in American zoos belong to China. Today she is being shipped to Washington DC, where she will join...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/shipping-pandas-to-china/

Photographer Graphs Her Images

Photographer Nikki Graziano takes pictures and then creates graphs of mathematical functions which map nicely to elements of the image. It's a very neat and beautiful way of combining math, nature, and art together into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/photographer-graphs-her-images/

Do Hit Chair

The Do Hit Chair by Marijn van der Poll turns you into a (very aggressive) designer, letting you (literally) bang out your own chair design. You get a metal box and a hammer, and how it ends it depends on your strong a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/do-hit-chair/

What Is It? Game 126

Well, whaddyaknow, it's time for our weekly collaboaration with the always awesome What is it? Blog. Today's mystery item is shown to the left: can you guess what it is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/what-is-it-game-126/

Gizmo Skirt

That, my friends, is the Gizmo Skirt by Brian Lichtenberg. The skirt is in grey tweed and features "ear-pockets" with swarovski crystal eyes. It'll set you back $2,100 but that's the price of mogwai haute coutu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/gizmo-skirt/

The Art of Akira

[YouTube Link]Joe Peacock (previously on Neatorama) has been collecting Akira cells and production art since he was 14 years old, and now he has collaborated with ToonSeum to show the entire world why Akira is the pinn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/the-art-of-akira/

A Love Letter For You, Murals by Stephen Powers

Urban art comes in all kinds of flavor, but this may be my favorite: "A Love Letter For You," a project by Stephen Powers where he paints various murals with lovey-dovey messages around Philadelphia (yes, the C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/04/a-love-letter-for-you-murals-by-stephen-powers/
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