Archive for May 13th, 2010

Barbie-Themed Hotel Rooms

The Plaza Athénée, a luxurious hotel in Paris, has decorated a number of rooms with a Barbie theme. They're made for children (sorry, Alex) and are pricey at €1,600 per night. The rooms will be available from A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/barbie-themed-hotel-room/

Mr. Snot Water Bottle

Mr. Snot Water Bottle - $11.95 Bacon Squeezins Water Bottle Banana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/mr-snot-water-bottle/

The Geek Alphabet

Geeks Are Sexy presents the ABCs of geekdom, illustrating each of the 26 letters with Creative Commons photography. And when you read them all together, they make a really geeky poem! Link (image credits: a, M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/the-geek-alphabet/

Tibetans Evolved to Survive at Higher Altitudes

A new study suggests that ethnic Tibetans have certain evolutionary advantages that help them survive at higher altitudes. Among other traits, they have lower hemoglobin levels than non-Tibetans. This is a significant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/tibetans-evolved-to-survive-at-higher-altitudes/

Snow Monkeys of Japan

They may look like the subspecies of an Ewok but they're actually monkeys with incredible abilities and the strangest habits; food seasoning and hot tub bathing are but a few. See more photos at Environmental Graffiti....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/snow-monkeys-of-japan/

Mal and Chad Comic Strip by Stephen McCranie

Stephen McCranie created the comic strip Mal and Chad as a feature for his college newspaper. It's about a boy and his pet dog (there's a robot in there somewhere, too, so be still mah heart!) and if the premise looks fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/mal-and-chad-comic-strip-by-stephen-mccranie/

Man Uses Google Ads to Get a Job

(YouTube Link) Alec Brownstein, a writer, needed a job. So he chose the names five NYC advertising directors that he'd like to work for. Then he bought an advertisement in Google that would be displayed when each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/man-uses-google-rankings-to-get-a-job/

The Lost Finale

Remember in the movie Wayne's World when they had an ending, then the alternate ending, then the Scooby-Doo ending? When the Lost series finale airs on May 23rd, they could go straight to the Scooby-Doo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/the-lost-finale/

Seagull Steals From Lazy Cat

What happens when a seagull decides to steal from the world's laziest cat? Watch or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks SparkS!Cat, thief, seagull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/seagull-steals-from-lazy-cat/

A Plan to Cover All of Africa with Wi-Fi Access

Paul English is the entrepreneur who created Kayak.com, a commercially successful travel website. He has a plan to provide the entire continent of Africa with Wi-Fi access in the hope of spurring economic development th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/a-plan-to-cover-all-of-africa-with-wi-fi-access/

ATM Dispenses Gold

(YouTube Link -- video preceded by commercial) A new ATM in a luxurious hotel in Abu Dubai dispenses little gold bars and coins to customers. It's updated every ten minutes to stay current with prices on the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/atm-dispenses-gold/

Man Who Ran Out of Toilet Paper Rescued by Twitter

I've been skeptical of the utility of Twitter, but one man in Japan found it to be essential at a very unfortunate moment. He was in the restroom of an electronics store in Tokyo when he ran out of toilet paper. So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/man-who-ran-out-of-toilet-paper-rescued-by-twitter/

The Moon Illusion

When you see the moon rising or setting over the landscape, it seems so big and close that you could reach out and touch it. Then a couple of hours later when it's high in the sky, it seems so much smaller! Why does the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/the-moon-illusion/

World's Heaviest Hamburger

Canadian chef Ted Reader made a big hamburger. Big, meaning it weighed 590 pounds! He put the burger together at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. The previous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/worlds-heaviest-hamburger/

HearseCon 2010

(YouTube link) A convention for people who own hearses? Sounds like fun! If the ad for HearseCon 2010 is any indication, it will be some kind of party, indeed. http://www.hearseclub.com/hearsecon/hearsecon.htm -via La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/hearsecon-2010/

Man Stuck in Mud Wouldn't Call for Help

Twenty-five-year-old Xiao Chen sunk up to his waist in mud at the edge of the Chang Jiang River in China one night. Although he had a cell phone with him, he was too embarrassed about his predicament to call for rescue!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/man-stuck-in-mud-wouldnt-call-for-help/

What Is It? Game 138

My oh my, it's Thursday already. Time for our weekly collaboration with the always intriguing What Is It? Blog! Let's get started: what is the object above used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/what-is-it-game-138/

Visual Birth Control

Once you are aware that the name of the blog Sh** My Kids Ruined may be NSFW, you can enjoy the hilarious photos and stories. It will make you cringe if you dont have kids and laugh if you do. Get ready for a true glim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/visual-birth-control/

"Mars Crew" of Six to Spend 520 Days in Shipping Container in Russia

It's bad enough, it would seem from reality television, to spend a few weeks in the same house as only a few others, but imagine spending your time, with five others, for 520 days, in a shipping container with barely eno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/13/mars-crew-of-six-to-spend-520-days-in-shipping-container-in-russia/






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