Archive for May 31st, 2010

Pittsburgh's Conflict Kitchen

Two art professors and a recent art graduate at Carnegie Mellon University have begun a year-long restaurant project in Pittsburgh called Conflict Kitchen, in which only foods from countries in conflict with the U.S. wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/pittsburghs-conflict-kitchen/

The Past, The Present, and The Future of Media?

SFist blogger Brock Keeling posted a picture of three cramped San Francisco Muni passengers pass the time with a newspaper, Kindle and iPad. One SFist reader wondered about the symbolism of the empty seat. With...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/the-past-the-present-and-the-future-of-media/

What Your Email Address Says About You

Matthew Inman of the webcomic The Oatmeal has some strong opinions about the computer competencies of users of different email providers. At the link, you can read his scathing criticism of Yahoo and AOL us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/what-your-email-address-says-about-you/

Crocheted Beanie with Beard

This crocheted cap comes with a built-in beard. It was made by Etsy seller Tara Duff, who has several others for sale, as well. This leprechaun beard/hat is especially cute. Link via The Presurfer | Duff's Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/crocheted-beanie-with-beard/

Wartime Prisoner Escapes

How would Cracked commemorate Memorial Day? By posting a list of The 5 Most Badass Prison Escapes in the History of War. These escapes took imagination, intelligence, and nerves of steel, plus a fair amount of desperatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/wartime-prisoner-escapes/

"Miniskirt Meteorology" Used to Predict Weather

There is a positive correlation between the sale of miniskirts and subsequent warmer weather: The rises and falls in the length of skirts are said to be a good way of forecasting what the weather will be like thre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/miniskirt-meteorology-used-to-predict-weather/

Grill/Motorcycle

The RUB BBQ Chopper, built by Orange County Choppers, would come in handy when you're in the mood of brisket, but don't want to stop riding. It's fully functional, and you can view pics of it in action at the link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/grillmotorcycle/

Stained Glass Motherboards

The friend of a poster at Overclockers, an Australian computer blog, created a piece of art resembling stained glass. But instead of using stained glass, he used old motherboards. You can view more picture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/stained-glass-motherboards/

The Orangutan and the Hound

One day, Bhagavan "Doc" Antle of The Institute of the Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (yes, with the clever acronym T.I.G.E.R.S.) was taking Surya the orangutan on their daily elephant ride, when they happe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/the-orangutan-and-the-hound/

Oh No! You Broke Google!

Are you tired of people asking you questions that are easily answered by Google in the first place? If Let Me Google That For You isn't enough of a hint for them, why not play a little harmless prank? Behold Google Gravi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/oh-no-you-broke-google/

Favela Painting

In 2005, two Dutchmen named Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn  came to the favelas (slums) of Rio to make an MTV film about hip hop. After the filming was done, the two decided to stay. They formed an organization c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/favela-painting/

Subway to Tessellate Cheese?

For years, people have complained about the way that Subway places the cheese wedges on their sandwiches. This is best explained by a 2007 comic from Left Handed Toons. As we suspected, it was a policy designed to en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/subway-to-tessellate-cheese/

Riding Bombs

When most of us think of someone riding a bomb, the image of Slim Pickens in the movie Dr. Strangelove comes up. But he was far from the first character to do so, as you'll see in this collection of photogra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/riding-bombs/

How Arlington National Cemetery Came to Be

What is now Arlington National Cemetery was once the home of Robert E. Lee and his wife, Mary. Mary Lee dreaded the thought of abandoning Arlington, the 1,100-acre estate she had inherited from her father, George Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be/

Sprocket Rocket

This is a physics-based game in which you design your own tools to accomplish tasks and collect cogs (which help you accomplish more tasks). At first, I thought it might be difficult to understand, but there a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/sprocket-rocket/

The Fake Houses of Leinster Gardens

Can you spot the two dummy houses in this photo? They look like the other houses on this upscale London street, but they're just facade, only 5 feet wide, and the doors and windows don't open. Give up? They're the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/the-fake-houses-of-leinster-gardens/

Day is Done

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. For more than a century, "Taps" has been the bugle call to mark the day's end and evening rest in the U.S. mili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/31/day-is-done/






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