Archive for February 23rd, 2010

Olympics vs. Twitter "Ambush"

Can you get into trouble for tweeting the 2010 Winter Olympics? Apparently so if you're not an official Olympic sponsor, as Red Bull and Verizon found out:That is a violation of Olympics rules, which say advertisers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/olympics-vs-twitter-ambush/

The Craziest CIA Plots to Kill Castro

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. Like the Coyote and Road Runner, the CIA was obsessively trying to kill Fidel Castro in the 1960s. But like Coyote, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/the-craziest-cia-plots-to-kill-castro/

OK Go's This Too Shall Pass Video

In this Open Letter "To the people of the world," the band OK Go laments the state of labels controlling the embedding of videos.  The band has been on the cutting edge of independently making their own videos, with oft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/ok-gos-this-too-shall-pass-video/

Shirt Made Entirely of Lacoste Logos

Fernando and Humberto Campana designed this shirt, made entirely of copies of the alligator logo of the fashion brand Lacoste. The physical work was done by a women's co-op in Brazil and the Campanas hope to promote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/shirt-made-entirely-of-lacoste-logos/

How Did You Know?

Well, maybe you didn't know... but... you can WIN a Vado HD flip cam by showing off your smarts in a week-long trivia contest hosted over on mentalfloss.com. And there are other cool prizes too, like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/how-did-you-know/

Typo-Mohawk by Oded Ezer

Photo: Casper Chan via O.E.'s playground [Flickr]For his talk at the London College of Communication, typographic artist Oded Ezer wore this self-made Typo-Mohawk (Typmohawk?). It reads "Typosexual" though I ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/typo-mohawk-by-oded-ezer/

Neurosonics Holographic Talking Heads

(Video Link) I'm not really sure what is going on in this video, but it appears that two musicians on a turntable and a drum set are using speaking, holographic human heads as instruments. That's all of the informa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/neurosonics-holographic-singing-heads/

Snuffle Duffles Bags Are SO Cute!

Tippy Toes Snuffle Duffle Sully Saurus Snuffle Duffle Tippy Toad Snuffle Backpack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/snuffle-duffles-bags-are-so-cute/

Toy Traveling

You know how we occasionally hear of a stolen garden gnome or some other toy taking a trip around the world, with photographic evidence? There's also the Flat Stanley project that sends a foldable character on long tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/toy-traveling/

Huge Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue For Your Front Yard

It's pricey at $7,500, but this 11-foot tall, 22-foot long tyrannosaurus rex garden statue would look great in any front yard. Better than a gnome, anyway. It's a custom job, so don't expect overnight shipping....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/huge-tyrannosaurus-rex-statue-for-your-front-yard/

Aspiral Clocks

The Aspiral Clock is a new type of clock developed by two London-based tinkerers, Will Aspinall and Neil Lambeth. The entire clock itself turns slowly over a twelve-hour period and a loose ball inside marks the curr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/aspiral-clocks/

Comic Book Sells for Record-Breaking Amount

Action Comics #1 was the first comic book that featured Superman. It was sold in 1938 for 10 cents. A high-quality copy was just sold for a record-breaking price of $1 million, making it the world's most expen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/comic-book-sells-for-record-breaking-amount/

Caption Monkey 69: The Ski's the Limit

Photo: Nationaal Archief / Het Leven / Spaarnestad Photo [Flickr] This week's photo comes from the Commons, an amazing archive of photos on flickr. If you can think up a funny caption, post it in the comments...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/23/caption-monkey-69-the-skis-the-limit/






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