Archive for July 18th, 2010

The Minister's Treehouse

Photo: Chuck Sutherland [Flickr]Seven years ago, Horace Burgess prayed and received divine inspiration. God said unto him "If you build me a treehouse, I'll see you never run out of material." And so Horace bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/the-ministers-treehouse/

The Ghosts of Facebook

When you die, what happens to your Facebook profile? That's a question that most Facebookers don't really think about, but with 500 million members, the problems of death and ghost accounts are becoming very real for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/the-ghosts-of-facebook/

Sharktopus

[YouTube Link]Guns, explosions, beautiful girls in bikinis and a giant sea monster. What could be better? Behold, "the Navy's next super weapon" and the best SyFy trailer EVAH! Behold, the Sharktopus!Trailer,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/sharktopus/

Crap At My Parents' House

To everyone who has ever gone back home and found their parents' house to be filled with strange crap, here's the site for you: Crap At My Parents' House by comedian Joel Dovev. Best of all, you're invited to submit phot...

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Cool Shooters

Cool Shooters Ice Tray - $7.95 Phew! Is it hot here or what? The country may be baking under the hot sun, but you can keep your cool with these awesome ice trays from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/cool-shooters/

Chateau Jiahu: Neolithic Beer Made From 9,000-Year-Old Recipe

If you love exotic beer, this may just be the beer for you. No, it doesn't have fancy ingredients outside of grapes and flowers, but Chateau Jiahu by Dogfish Head Brewery is quite unique: it's made from 9,000-year-old re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/chateau-jiahu-neolithic-beer-made-from-9000-year-old-recipe/

Did Toxic Bacteria Kill Alexander the Great?

According to Greek mythology, the water of the Styx River is toxic (indeed, it's bandied about for ages as one of the things that could've killed Alexander the Great). But what made the water of Styx so poisonous? A new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/did-toxic-bacteria-kill-alexander-the-great/

Conflict Minerals: Are Smart Phones Fueling the Next Genocide?

Are you unwittingly fueling genocide by buying the latest and greatest smart phone? Alan Mascarenhas of Newsweek thinks that "conflict minerals" are the new "blood diamonds" of the 21st century:Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/conflict-minerals-are-smart-phones-fueling-the-next-genocide/

Haute Couture Spacesuit

Photo: Jeremy Hsu/Space.comThe problem with space travel, fashion-wise, is that spacesuits are bulky and - let's face it - not very chic. Thankfully, private spacesuit designers Nikolay Moiseev and Ted Southern solved th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/haute-couture-spacesuit/

Khroma, the Baby Woolly Mammoth

Photo: Henri Vuillet / Puy en Velay townhallAfter being buried for tens of thousands of years in the Siberian permafrost, a baby woolly mammoth named Khroma is going on display in Musee Crozatier in Puy-en-Velay, France....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/khroma-the-baby-woolly-mammoth/

Manly Cupcakes For Manly Men

Former lawyer David Arrick opened his own bakery to correct the culinary misperception that cupcakes are too effeminate for men. "That's how Butch Bakery was born, I thought they are all very feminine and pink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/manly-cupcakes-for-manly-men/

The Apaches of Paris

The Apaches were street gangs that roamed eastern Paris prior to World War 1. They adopted their name after Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West Show to Paris in 1905. They lived wild, criminal lives and could be recognize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/the-apaches-of-paris/

Animated Minimalist Movie Posters

(Vimeo Link) This delightful animation by Pascal Monaco brings 35 minimalist movie posters to life. I recognized 7. How many can you identify? »35mm« is a shortfilm about cinema itself. We picked...

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Sweden's Redneck Greaser Subculture

The Faster Times and The Guardian report on a thriving youth subculture in Sweden called "raggare" that Katie Natopolis describes as: [...]a delightful mix of the style of a’50s greaser, the corpul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/swedens-redneck-greaser-subculture/

Pandemic

Pandemic takes the idea of audience participation to the world of social networking. The Colony is a simulated-reality Discovery Channel show that creates the scenario of a disease pandemic and we watch to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/pandemic/

Old Spice Remix FTW!

In case you missed the week's worth of Old Spice Guy videos, this brilliant remix will get you up to speed and have you dancing around the room. Link | YouTubeOld Spice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/old-spice-remix-ftw/

Caves of the Bahamas

They are beautiful, otherworldly, full of secrets, and can kill you. It takes bravery and special training to venture into the hydrogen sulfide atmosphere of the Bahama caves known as inland blue holes. Those who dare ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/caves-of-the-bahamas/

Porcupine Pet

(YouTube link) Stinkers was raised as a pet, and later came to live at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Do porcupines make good pets? No. Despite the puppy-like behavior, notice the handler is wearing thick le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/18/porcupine-pet/
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