Archive for July 5th, 2010

Twilight: Eclipse Improved by Photoshop

Holy Taco challenged readers to use Photoshop to make Twilight: Eclipse into a watchable movie. They selected the best 19 entries to post. Many didn't really adhere to the original idea of the contest, like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/twilight-eclipse-improved-by-photoshop/

The 7 Most Bizarre Sports Rituals in the World

Superstitious fans and even players develop weird rituals to ensure a win for their team. Read the origins of some of the strangest, like how fans of the Detroit hockey team tend throw octopuses onto the ice after the Re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/the-7-most-bizarre-sports-rituals-in-the-world/

10 Hilarious Amazon Reviews

Oddee has screenshots of ten funny Amazon.com reviews, such as this customer's complaint about faulty packaging for a shipment of uranium ore. What a ripoff! I hope he got his money back. Link via Ace o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/10-hilarious-amazon-review/

Death Star Cookie

Todd Franklin recalled the Death Star cookie his grandmother made him when he was a child. Recently, he pulled out the directions from his old copy of Darth Vader’s Activity Book and he and his wife made o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/death-star-cookie/

Mullets and Spikes Banned In Iran

In an attempt to rid the country of "decadent Western cuts", Iran's culture ministry has produced a catalogue of haircuts that meet government approval. The list of banned styles includes pon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/mullets-and-spikes-banned-in-iran/

Cardboard Warfare

(YouTube Link) Cardboard Warfare is a short film by Clinton Jones that depicts an extended combat scene with cardboard weapons. They look like rifles, grenades, and tanks made out of cardboard boxes, but n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/cardboard-warfare/

Floating Tanks

English Russia reports that during the 1950s, the Soviet Union developed floating tanks. Engineers attached pontoons to T-54 tanks and drove them into the water: PST-U consisted of five pontoons that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/floating-tanks/

Psycho Shower Curtain

Psycho Shower Curtain - $15.95 Unless you've got this in awesome bathtub carved from a single slab of quartz, I'm guessing that you're taking showers in a regular ol' bath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/psycho-shower-curtain-2/

Mister Jalopy's Business Card

Mister Jalopy (a really nice guy, actually) got tired of people asking him for his business card, so he leveraged his Google ranking and printed this beauty:If you Google my nom de bullshit, Mister Jalopy, all the to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/mister-jalopys-business-card/

Sci-Fi Illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki

Rikishi Boy (1970) by Shigeru KomatsuzakiPink Tentacle has a fantastic collection of sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1915 - 2001), a prolific Japanese illustrator who drew futuristic images for magazines and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/sci-fi-illustrations-by-shigeru-komatsuzaki/

Say It Ain't So, Takeru!

The competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi was arrested when he rushed the stage of this year's Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. He had quit over a contract disagreement, and decided to pull a Ka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/say-it-aint-so-takeru/

OMG! Double Rainbow! What Does This Mean? An Awesome Video by Yosemitebear

I like rainbows. I'm sure you like rainbows. I mean, come on - rainbows - who doesn't like 'em? I'm also sure that NO ONE likes rainbows more than YouTube vlogger/photographer/artist/MMA fighter Yosemitebear (who also go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/omg-double-rainbow-what-does-this-mean-an-awesome-video-by-yosemitebear/

The Ghost Island of Hashima

Photo: Hisagi [Wikipedia]The coal-mining colony of Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan, is called the Battleship Island because of its high seawalls (doesn't the photo above look like a battleship?). When oil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/the-ghost-island-of-hashima/

Boniface the Dachshund Goes Diving

Problem: Like a lot of dogs, Boniface the dachshund get upset when his owner Sergei Gorbunov leave him out of activities.Big Problem: Gorbunov likes to go diving and dogs can't breathe u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/boniface-the-dachshund-goes-diving/

The Big Bang by Blu

(YouTube Link) We've previously posted the wonderful murals and stop-motion animation of the artist Blu. This video is his depiction of the Big Bang and the evolution of life. The story is told with moving murals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/the-big-bang-by-blu/

Catholic Saint or New Orleans Saint?

You'd think that anyone could tell the difference between historical figures canonized by the Catholic church and Louisiana football players, but today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is surprisingly challe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/catholic-saint-of-new-orleans-saint/

Extreme Jellyfish

Smithsonian magazine takes a closer look at nine of the 20,000 species of jellyfish that populate the world's oceans. Some are tasty. some are lethal, and some are just plain strange, like this specimen of Bathyk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/extreme-jellyfish/

The Curse of the Little Rascals

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader. When Robert Blake was arrested in 2002 and charged with the murder of his wife, a lot of people began to look b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/the-curse-of-the-little-rascals/

Copper Cuppa

(BBC link) Sticks is a slice-of-life detective comedy series about Detective Inspector Plank and his bungling crew that includes Constable Witch, Constable Sergeant and Sergeant Constable. And it’s all animated usin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/angry-animated-coffee-stirrers/

Rubber Tires into Art

Brett Graham is a Maori artist who explores the intersection of Western art and that of his tribe, the Ngati Koroki. In an exhibition in Sydney entitled "Weapons of Mass Destruction", he recreated Western weapons us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/rubber-tires-into-art/

Yellow Jackets Don't Like Fireworks

A fireworks display Friday at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California drew crowds of people -and yellow jackets! A swarm of insects stung fairgoers when their nest was disturbed. The wasp attacks began sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/yellow-jackets-dont-like-fireworks/

Concrete Sofa

This couch is a solid block of concrete. It was made by the British firm Grey Concrete as a demonstration of their new, precise molding techniques: The sofa is made by taking a mold from a real Chesterfield,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/concrete-sofa/

Landlocked Navies of the World

It might seem odd that nations with no access to the ocean would maintain naval forces, but many do. Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, for example, keep many naval vessels on the enormous Caspian Sea. Switzerland and Burundi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/landlocked-navies-of-the-world/

VW Beetle: The Car, The House and The Restaurant

The personal home, a project that began in 2003 is a 900 square foot, 3 story livable home inspired by the Bug, by builder Markus Voglreiter . The 36 year old master builder spent £750,000 to create the 3 st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/vw-beetle-the-car-the-house-and-the-restaurant/

Coming to America: The Extraordinary Journey of Morris Moel

Mark Lamster interviewed 97-year-old Morris Moel, who immigrated to the United States from Ukraine, a part of the Soviet Union in 1922. The story is typical of that era's immigrants, which means it was a heroic struggle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/coming-to-america-the-extraordinary-journey-of-morris-moel/

Woman Charged with DUI -for Drinking Vanilla!

Kelly Moss of Germantown, Tennessee was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving when police officers found her parked on the sidewalk and slumped over the steering wheel. The 48-year-old was unable to stand and could not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/woman-charged-with-dui-for-drinking-vanilla/

Mapping Your Broiler

Cook's Illustrated magazine advises you to find out where your broiler's "hot spots" are by positioning bread slices all across the oven and studying the results after they are toasted. Link -via Nag on the Lakeoven,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/mapping-your-broiler/

Raiders Meets Star Wars

What happens when the Jawas of Tatooine encounter Nazis on a secluded Mediterranean island? They end up as the heroes of the story, at least in this re-edited scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark! Even the Tusken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/raiders-meets-star-wars/

Map of the Earth's Gravity

This map, or geoid, shows the contours of the earth in a more precise manner than ever before. It was constructed with measurements taken by Europe's Goce satellite. Launched in 2009, the sleek satellite flies p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/map-of-the-earths-gravity/




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