Archive for February 22nd, 2010

"That Guy"!

Here's a site where you can look up character actors by their pictures, because you don't know their names. Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and pointed to the screen and said, "Hey! It's That Guy!"? Wel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/that-guy/

The 14 Freakiest Serial Killers You've Probably Never Heard Of

Some serial killers become massively infamous and have movies made about their lives, while others for various reasons slip through the cracks of history without leaving much of an impression on our collective conciousne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/the-14-freakiest-serial-killers-youve-probably-never-heard-of/

Baking Cookies with Photoshop

(Video Link) This is a stop-motion animated video imagines baking cookies using a computer application like Photoshop. It was made by Vimeo user Stafania, a recent graduate of the European Institute of Design in Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/baking-cookies-with-photoshop/

Dora and the V–2 - Slave labor in the space age

Many Americans know the V-2 rocket mainly as the beginning of the space program. That was Wernher von Braun's dream from the beginning, but the Nazi war machine saw it as a very important weapon. During World War II, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/dora-and-the-v%e2%80%932-slave-labor-in-the-space-age/

HumanCar Test Drive

(YouTube link) We first posted the HumanCar back in 2006. Inventor Chuck Greenwood has been working steadily ever since to bring his dream of an eco-friendly human-powered car to the market. In this latest video, he t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/humancar-test-drive/

Robin Hood Charged with Identity Theft

34-year-old Robin Joshua Hood was arrested in Denver after leaving a store without paying for three baseball caps he took. Police then found "injection devices" that Hood says he uses for heroin. Officials say Hood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/robin-hood-charged-with-identity-theft/

Bacon Cake

It looks like a slab of bacon on a cutting board, but it's actually a cake. Food artist Debbie Goard has a flickr stream filled with her amazing work, including cakes that look just like a can of Spam, a steak, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/bacon-cake/

La Puerta: Amazing Stop Motion Animation by SAM3 and LIMOW

In this clever stop motion animation, a collaboration by SAM3 and LIMOW, the doors and portals of Grottaglie, Italy and Barcelona, Spain are the true stars! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Christ Tyrell's Blogdoor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/la-puerta-amazing-stop-motion-animation-by-sam3-and-limow/

Getting Fatter as You Age? Blame Your Muscles!

Why do we gain weight as we age? Don't just blame all the bad stuff we eat ... let's blame nature, too. Darn those aging muscles:In large part, that's because we lose muscle cells as we age. When younger muscle cells...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/getting-fatter-as-you-age-blame-your-muscles/

The New Credit Card Law: What You Need to Know

Today, the long-awaited new credit card law comes into effect. AP Personal Finance writers Candice Choi and Eileen Connelly tell us how the new regulations shaft protect consumers:INTEREST RATES...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/the-new-credit-card-law-what-you-need-to-know/

The Bacon Lance

Boing Boing Video clip on YouTubeI've always been fascinated by thermal lance since I saw it in the movies being used in safecracking (since then the Mythbusters have confirmed the plausibility but kinda sorta debunked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/the-bacon-lance/

The Monogamous Peruvian Poison Frog

Biologists have discovered the first truly monogamous amphibian, the Peruvian poison frog in the rainforest of South America. They've also discovered a fascinating reason that these frogs remain committed to each other:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/the-monogamous-peruvian-poison-frog/

Formula 1 Race Car Made from Shoe Boxes

For the opening of a new Puma shoe store in Chicago, the design firm Wilson Brothers (Oscar, Ben, and Luke) made this formula 1 race car out of Puma shoe boxes. More pictures at the link. Link via DudeCraft | Vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/formula-1-race-car-made-from-shoe-boxes/

Procrastination Animated

(Video Link) Johnny Kelly, a London-based illustrator, made this video describing all the ways that we put off doing what needs to be done. It was his graduation project at the Royal College of Art in 2007. via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/procrastination-animated/

Olympic Venues as Seen From Space

Wired has a collection of aeriel photographs of Olympic sites from the present and the past. Shown is an image of the "slide center" in Whistler, home of the skiing bobsled, luge, and skeleton events at the Vancouver O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/olympic-venues-as-seen-from-space/

Booze You Can't Use

An article from Slate looks at a forgotten chapter of Prohibition history: the government program to poison alcohol in an attempt to keep people from converting industrial alcohol into liquor —even though they knew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/booze-you-cant-use/

Redundant Clock

New York-based designer Ji Lee's Redundant Clock uses hands oriented toward the hour markings for its hour markings. Browsing around Lee's website, I also found this interesting work of guerrilla art. Lee puts em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/redundant-clock/

10 Smallest Accredited Colleges in the United States

TopTenz.net has a list of the ten smallest accredited colleges in the U.S. The largest on the list has 260 students, and the smallest has 38. In the #3 position with 84 students is the Thomas More College of the Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/10-smallest-accredited-colleges-in-the-united-states/

Movie bloopers from 1936

A collection of Warner Bros. movie bloopers from 1936, featuring Humphrey Bogart, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Kay Francis, Leslie Howard, Paul Lukas, Barton MacLane, Fredric March, Paul Muni, Pat O'Brien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/movie-bloopers-from-1936/

Real-Life Superman

Someone risks his own life to save another persons life. He pushes the stalled vehicle off the railroad track, runs back to his motorcycle, and is only inches away from getting hit by the train. Reader comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/real-life-superman/

When SUV-Sized Fish Roamed Kansas

Scientists have identified a new species of extinct gigantic filter feeding fish, the SUV-sized Bonnerichthys:The fish fossils, described in the latest issue of Science, also prove that filter feeding emerge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/when-suv-sized-fish-roamed-kansas/

Ninja Restaurant

Perhaps it's not such a good idea to be rude at your waitress in this restaurant: they wield swords and flare flames at diners of the Ninja Restaurant."The ninja is mysterious," said Ou Chia-wei, owner of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/ninja-restaurant/

Bacon Cheese Turtleburgers

Like its name says, This is Why You're Fat website is dedicated to chronicling the brave culinary concoctions guaranteed to give you a coronary by day's end. I think I've gained a few pounds just looking at the photos, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/bacon-cheese-turtleburgers/

London Council Issued Parking Tickets to Self, Refused to Pay Fine to Self

It doesn't get any sillier than this, folks: the councils of 6 boroughs in London issued parking tickets to themselves, then refused to pay the fines to themselves.One farce saw Islington Council in North London issu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/london-council-issued-parking-tickets-to-self-refused-to-pay-fine-to-self/

Vacuum Cleaner Museum

Some people collect stamps, but James Brown of Nottingham collects vacuum cleaners. In fact, "Mr. Vacuum Cleaner" has so many of them that he opened a museum:He was eight, and desperate for a cleaner of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/vacuum-cleaner-museum/

Movie Title Stills Collection

Web and graphic designer Christian Annyas sure watched a lot of movies over the years. To prove it, he collected screenshots of the movie titles (and many trailer and "The End" titles as well). His collections...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/movie-title-stills-collection/

Evgeni Plushenko's Sex Bomb Ice Skating Performance

We've posted this spectacular performance by Russian ice skater Evgeni Plushenko several years ago - but since he recently won silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the clip has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence.If you have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/evgeni-plushenkos-sex-bomb-ice-skating-performance/

Hairstyles of the Middle Ages

Women have been obsessed with hairstyle since, well, for-ev-vuh. As you can see, even women from the Middle Ages liked their hair all done up fancy, as documented by the Dictionnaire raisonné du mobilier fran&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/hairstyles-of-the-middle-ages/

Star Trek in the Style of Edward Gorey

Artist Shaenon K. Garrity (of Narbonic and Smithson fame) discovered that Edward Gorey was a Trekkie, so naturally she created what might have been: a Star Trek comic in the style of the late macabre children book illust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/22/star-trek-in-the-style-of-edward-gorey/






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