Archive for May 17th, 2010

Guitar Frets Tattoo

Guitarist Cedric Paul Mamuri wanted to remember which notes to play on his guitar. So, naturally, he had them tattooed on his arm. Link | Ink by J&J Elite Tattoosguitar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/guitar-fret-tattoo/

What's it Like to be Voyager 2?

Reddit member caesararum wrote a beautiful essay speculating on what it's like to be Voyager 2, the space probe launched in 1977 that is still sending back data from beyond the edge of our solar system (but showing signs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/whats-it-like-to-be-voyager-2/

Jessica's Daily Affirmation

(YouTube link) Nothing is going to stop this young lady! In the comments at YouTube, her parents say that this was really just a one-time affirmation, but that Jessica, now 12, is a straight A student and an athlete....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/jessicas-daily-affirmation/

The Machine: Llyn Foulkes' Homemade Musical Instrument Made From Scavenged Car Horns

I'm a sucker for a good horn music, but even I was skeptical that artist and musician Llyn Foulkes could pull it off with this strange contraption of drum, bass, xylophone, cowbell and car horns. Lots and lots of car and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/the-machine-llyn-foulkes-homemade-musical-instrument-made-from-scavenged-car-horns/

Zero Star Hotel

Photo: Annie ScottMost hotels try to convince you to book your stay with them by touting their five-star ratings. Not Null Stern Hotel in Switzerland! Not only does it have "zero star" rating, the hotel is actu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/zero-star-hotel/

M-CUPS Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Measuring Cups

M-CUPS Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Measuring Cups - $14.95Back in stock at the NeatoShop: M-CUPS Russian Nesting Doll Measuring Cups, a set of dry-measure cups shaped like matryoshkas or Russian nesting dolls. It's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/m-cups-matryoshka-russian-nesting-doll-measuring-cups/

RARE: Beautiful Photography Book on America's Endangered Species by Joel Sartore

We're excited to feature National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's new book Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species over at the Neatorama Spotlight. Joel has b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/rare-beautiful-photography-book-on-americas-endangered-species-by-joel-sartore/

Keyboard Bench

Designer Nolan Herbut made a bench out of keyboard keys: The Wolfgang keyboard bench is made up of 2000 keys imbedded into a layered Baltic birch wood. Each key is pressable and actually makes a clicking sound...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/keyboard-bench/

The Stanley Kubrick Quiz

Stanley Kubrick directed 13 feature films over five decades. Can you name them all? Can you come close? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to do just that, in three minutes. I didn't come close, but I kick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/the-stanley-kubrick-quiz/

Remembering Jim Henson

It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, passed away on May 16, 1990. A half-dozen authors at GeekDad got together to post remembrances and a tribute to the Muppetmaste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/remembering-jim-henson/

Puppy and the Fart Machine

(YouTube link) This five-month-old dog hears a fart machine and immediately checks to see if she produced it. -via Arbroath dog, Fart, fart machine, pappuy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/puppy-and-the-fart-machine/

Theories of Color Preference

Several studies of American men and women find that if you ask people to identify their favorite color, women tend to select colors closer to red, and men on average tend to select colors around blue. The reason behind t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/theories-of-color-preference/

Leg Falsies

Aren't you glad we can just cover those legs with jeans these days? This strange ad from the August 1953 issue of Mechanix Illustrated is one of many old ads featured at the blog Centuries of Advice & Adve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/leg-falsies/

Dry Fish

(vimeo link) A simple song and a not-so-simple video by Andy Martin. Read about the making of this animation at his blog. Link -via The Litter Boxanimation, Andy Martin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/dry-fish/

Local Globes

English Russia is a marvelous blog filled with pictures of strange and inventive things from Russia. One offering in its archives is a post about "local globes" -- the practice of taking local maps and fitt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/local-globes/

Woman Sues Cell Phone Company After Her Husband Discovers Her Affair

Gabriella Nagy of Toronto is suing Rogers Wireless, her cell phone provider, for breaking up her marriage. She argues that the company disclosed her call history to her husband, which revealed her secret affair. He lef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/woman-sues-cell-phone-company-after-her-husband-discovered-her-affair/

A Parody of OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass"

(YouTube Link) The elaborate one-shot music videos by the band OK Go have been an Internet sensation -- particularly their Rube Goldberg machine video for the song "This Too Shall Pass." The comedy troupe The Stati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/a-parody-of-ok-gos-this-too-shall-pass/

Play Bazinga! - Help Repair the World, Win Cool Stuff!

So here's an unusual post. For the first time in the history of the blogosphere, several major sites, including Treehugger, Boing Boing and Neatorama, are coming together for a good cause. And by cause we mean charity, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/play-a-game-help-repair-the-world-win-cool-stuff/

The Origin of Levi's

Blue jeans are as American as apple pie and bathroom reading. In fact, you might have a pair around your ankles right now. (Image source: Levi Strauss & Co.) Canvassing the Customers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/the-origin-of-levis/

Banksy Work Removed to Gallery

An incident in Detroit raises several questions about street art. Renowned British graffiti artist Banksy visited a crumbling factory in the city and painted a wall. Discovered last weekend, the stenciled work sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/banksy-work-removed-to-gallery/

Twisted: A Balloonamentary (Trailer)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B504NyWMg68][YouTube - Link]Twisted, a documentary about balloon twisting, was an Official Selection at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The film is simply amazing, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/twisted-a-balloonamentary-trailer/

Five Famous Philanthropists

These  philanthropists made their money by cheating people, abusing workers, destroying those in their path and working with criminals and dictators. Pictured is banker J. P. Morgan.J.P. Morgan used his connect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/17/five-famous-philanthropists/






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