Archive for March 11th, 2010

Whale Meat Sushi Got Restaurant in a Whale of Trouble

Endangered Species, that's what's for dinner! A trendy Santa Monica Sushi Restaurant, funnily enough named "Hump", was caught selling whale. The Hump came under fire after allegations surfaced in Tuesday's New Yor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/whale-meat-sushi-got-restaurant-in-a-whale-of-trouble/

Hitchcock Posters Reimagined

[caption id="attachment_30024" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Laz Marquez"][/caption] There's a certain familiarity to modernizing and re-envisioning posters for Alfred Hitchcock's wonderful films, and Laz M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/hitchcock-posters-reimagined/

Pitcher Plants: Carnivores or Toilets?

The giant pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes (previously at Neatorama) were thought to be carnivorous plants that could eat rodents. These pitchers, native to Borneo, are so big they would hold two liters of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/pitcher-plants-carnivores-or-toilets/

Baby Care Bear Costume

If you want your little one to look as adorable as this little angel, you're in luck, Sarah James of Instructables has instructions on how to make your own baby Care Bear costume from a dead Care Bear carcass. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/baby-care-bear-costume/

The Art of the Drinking Straw

Fast Company has a gallery of fourteen works of art created from drinking straws, including this sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Annie Varnot. We've previously featured one of the works in the slideshow:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/the-art-of-the-drinking-straw/

All Black Penguin

King penguins are usually known for their tuxedo crested appearance, so the recent photograph of a black penguin taken by Andrew Evans of National Geographic has been sparking a lot of interest. Evans has sent back more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/all-black-penguin/

World’s Strangest Delicacies

Every culture has some traditional dishes that make those from elsewhere cringe. The author of this post heard from quite a few people in India that pizza is clearly disgusting! Here are some other offbeat delic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/worlds-strangest-delicacies/

MIT And Harvard Give Thumbs Up To Virtual Dating

Have you recently met someone you like through an online dating site? Now you can date in virtual worlds before dating in person! (And it's free!) Check out weopia.com. Technology, relationships, online dating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/mit-and-harvard-give-thumbs-up-to-virtual-dating/

World Record House of Cards

American architect Bryan Berg has succeeded himself as the world record holder in number of cards stacked. He built a replica of the Venetian resort in Macau inside the hotel itself. The creation is composed of 218,792 c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/world-record-house-of-cards/

A Taste of Their Own Medicine

A van belonging to LBS Enforcement, a private company that enforces parking regulations, was out and about ready to put a wheel clamp on cars in violation in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. However, the Southend Council...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/a-taste-of-their-own-medicine/

Beautiful Bookbinding

The Royal National Library of The Netherlands has a collection of over a thousand hand-bound books dating back as far as 800 years. A portion of those books have been converted to digital images, and BibliOdyssey has p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/beautiful-bookbinding/

The Richest People in the World

Forbes has posted their annual list of the twenty richest people in the world. Number one is not Bill Gates, nor is it Warren Buffet. Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu edged out Gates with a net worth of $53.5 bill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/the-richest-people-in-the-world/

Purple Snow in Russia

On Tuesday, folks in the Stavropol Region in Southern Russia found their countryside covered with purple-tinged snow! Having analysed the samples, climatologists ruled that the snow is perfectly safe. However, eatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/purple-snow-in-russia/

The Pharoah's Serpent -- Mercury Thiocyanate

(YouTube Link) The Pharaoh's Serpent is a traditional pyrotechnic and chemical display in which mercury thiocyanate is set on fire, producing what looks like a very rapidly growing vine. It has since falle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/the-pharoahs-serpent-mercury-thiocyanate/

"Midnight Knitter" Strikes New Jersey Town at Night with Knitted Cozies

Police in West Cape May, New Jersey, are investigating mysterious knitted cozies that are appearing on on trees in the town during the night: But not everyone is keen to stop the mysterious knitter - and the mayor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/midnight-knitter-strikes-new-jersey-town-at-night-with-knitted-cozies/

A Short Film Made With a Scanner

(Video Link) Memoirs of a Scanner by Mindfruit Films was shot with just an office image scanner. It's only a minute long and composed entirely of still shots, but it has a coherent plot. Directed by Damon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/a-short-film-made-entirely-with-a-scanner/

20 Interesting Facts about Beer from The Oatmeal

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal (previously featured on Neatorama) has a new comic up. It's filled with strange factoids about beer. Did you know that the Pilgrims on the Mayflower landed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/20-interesting-facts-about-beer-from-the-oatmeal/

What Is It? Game 131

If you know what on earth the strange contraption above is used for, you can win a T-shirt of your choice from the Neatorama Shop.This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this strange (and spiky!) ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/what-is-it-game-131/

Cat and Mouse Calligraphy Art by Margaret Shepherd

Take a closer look at the Mouse and Cat drawing by Margaret Shepherd, and you'll see that the cat and mouse literally spell their names!See more examples of Margaret's excellent calligraphy art over at the Neatorama Spot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/11/cat-and-mouse-calligraphy-art-by-margaret-shepherd/






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