Archive for February 12th, 2010

Barbie the Computer Engineer

Barbie's been everything: a supermodel, a teacher, a nurse, and other careers that often fit a sexist stereotype about what work a woman can do. Departing from this trend, Mattel invited people to vote on Barbie's next...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/barbie-the-computer-engineer/

Crabzilla: A Spider Crab With 5 Foot Long Claws

A Japanese spider crab named Crabzilla, thought to be the biggest ever in the UK, has claws more than five feet long: The Sea Life Centre will be his home until the end of March when he will be taken to his perman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/crabzilla-a-spider-crab/

20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings

Coldcast assembled pictures and information about twenty of the strangest apartment buildings around the world. These include the above "Cube Houses" of Rotterdam. Designed by Piet Blom and built in 1984,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/20-weirdest-apartment-buildings/

14 Romantic Gestures Gone Terribly Wrong

Everyone loves a good love story, but when you’re single or competitive, sometimes it’s nice to hear a story about an epic romantic fail to help cheer you up. That’s why we’ve decided to help brig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/14-romantic-gestures-gone-terribly-wrong/

100 Amazing Artworks Made From Only Paper

Whoever thinks paper is boring has obviously never seen the Web Designer Depot blog post featuring 100 examples of paper artworks. The methods and styles of each artist vary greatly, but they are all delightfully bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/100-amazing-artworks-made-from-only-paper/

Stunning Shots of Water With Rocks

Need a vacation? While we can't help you get out of the office, we can make it easier to imagine you are. The 26 photos on Web Ecoist's Water on the Rocks series is sure to help you feel relaxed and inspired. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/stunning-shots-of-water-with-rocks/

Movies: 2000-2009

the films of the 2000s from Paul Proulx on Vimeo. A compact look at what the 2000's provided for movie fare.  At the link, check comments for titles.  Thankfully Mr. Proulx only used one iconic scene from the ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/movies-2000-2009/

When Hollywood Joined World War II

[caption id="attachment_29472" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: U.S. Air Force under Creative Commons"][/caption] As the United States became fully devoted to fighting in World War II, and Japanese subm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/when-hollywood-joined-world-war-ii/

Hotel Rooms Still Available in Vancouver

I'm writing today live from Vancouver, and all attention is on the Olympics- opening tonight.  Oh wait, I forgot to mention that I'm in Vancouver, Washington.  Located 250 miles south of the Canadian city, Vancouve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/hotel-rooms-still-available-in-vancouver/

Snuggling With A Seal

[YouTube - Link] Check out this little snuggling (or is it snorgling?) action and just before Valentines Day on the beaches of South Georgia! OK, I'm torn between condemning such close interaction with a wild ani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/snuggling-with-a-seal/

How to Store and Organize Cats

This picture shows one of four methods for storing and organizing cats documented at The Daily Tail. http://www.thedailytail.com/pictures/how-to-store-organize-cats/ -via Everlasting Blortcats, organization, storage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/how-to-store-and-organize-cats/

A Brief History of Great Love Letters

Is the art of the love letter dead, or just dying? If more people knew about the great love letters of the past, maybe a few would take the trouble to put pen to paper and create something that the recipient will keep as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/a-brief-history-of-great-love-letters/

Romantic Gestures That Make Yours Look Pathetic

Just when you think you’ve done everything right for Valentine’s Day – you’ve got the box of chocolates, the dozen red roses, the champagne – these guys come along and make your romantic eff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/romantic-gestures-that-make-yours-look-pathetic/

When Was Donald Duck Born?

The Disney folks have stated that Donald Duck was "born" on June 9, 1934, which is the day his first cartoon came out. But when is his real birthday? Bob Bishop did some detective work to uncover the actual da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/when-was-donald-duck-born/

Crash Blossoms

"Crash Blossoms" are ambiguous headlines that can be quite funny. They result from the space-saving technique of leaving out articles, conjunctions, and sometimes even verbs. For years, there was no good name for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/crash-blossoms/

Romance Novel Yourself

Create a romance novel cover with your picture on it with Romance Novel Yourself. Check out the presentation of my book, then make your own from one of several different covers! Link -via the Generator Bloggenerator, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/romance-novel-yourself/

One Button Bob

This game uses only one button on your mouse. It's up to you to figure out what to do with it to pass through each level. Some levels can get frustrating, but luckily you can die many times without losing the level y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/one-button-bob/

Turkey Vulture Hitches Ride in Helicopter

Paul Appleton was piloting a helicopter and taking pictures during the Super Bowl in Miami last week when a bird crashed through the windshhield. The turkey vulture landed in Appleton's lap -and stayed there. "I los...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/turkey-vulture-hitches-ride-in-helicopter/

Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch arrives in Vancouver tonight for the opening ceremonies of the 21st Winter Games. On its way through Canada, it rode on skates, sleds, snowmobiles, boats, wheels, and even a snowboard. One torchbearer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/olympic-torch-relay/

How Words Matter

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll about the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy asked the same question in two different ways and got significantly different answers. The results highlight the importance o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/how-words-matter/

A Brief History of Everything in Flipbook Form

(YouTube Link) Art student Jamie Bell created this impressive flipbook animation depicting the history of the universe from the Big Bang to the present: This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/12/a-brief-history-of-everything-in-flipbook-form/






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