Archive for August 25th, 2010

Dog Watching Family Guy Sitting on a Couch

(Video Link) An English bulldog is sitting on a couch watching the animated television series Family Guy. According to its owner, it's her number one thing to watch on TV. It's her favorite show. Her favorite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/dog-watching-family-guy-sitting-on-a-couch/

Freeze! Ice Tray Makes Gun-Shaped Ice

Freeze! Pistol Ice Tray - $7.95Is your drink packin' heat? Then you need to cool it down with these pistol-shaped ice cubes. With the Freeze! Pistol Ice Tray from the NeatoShop, you can pop a few rounds and cool your dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/freeze-ice-tray-makes-gun-shaped-ice/

Augmented Reality

Coming soon, a cell phone or special eyeglasses that will change the way you look and interact with the world around you. Augmented reality will give us more information about the places we go, things we see, and eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/augmented-reality/

Japan Invents A Toilet That Checks Your Health

Attention hypochondriacs! Thanks to Japan (who else?), you can soon forgo frequent visits to the doctors for health check ups. Instead, simply pee into the "Intelligent Toilet" :Toto's engineers developed a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/japan-invents-a-toilet-that-checks-your-health/

Stacks of Money or Wooden Sculpture?

You'd be forgiven if you think that's a stack of cash. Actually it's a realistic wooden sculpture called "Lunch Money" by Randall Rosenthal. His art exhibition seems like a lot of fun:Carving a piece of woo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/stacks-of-money-or-wooden-sculpture/

Snake Island of Brazil

The good news: Tired of overcrowded cities? A pristine and uninhabited tropical island is still available.The bad news: It's filled with snakes.Atlas Obscura has more on the intriguing S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/snake-island-of-brazil/

The Tribe That Worships Prince Philip

We all know that Prince Philip is divinely blessed with the ability to come up with the most inappropriate quips for any occasion, but according to the Tanna tribe of Vanuatu, he is simply divine: The inhabitants of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/the-tribe-that-worships-prince-philip/

Witch Window

I learned something new at Neatoramanaut Minnesotastan's excellent but unpronounceable blog TYWKIWDBI every day, like this architectural oddity called the Witch Window.In American vernacular architecture, a witch win...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/witch-window/

Hairy Monsters of 17th Century

They certainly don't make monsters like they used to! BibliOdyssey has a few neat scans of hairy satyrs and other monsters as drawn by 17th century French engraver François Chauveau:It's as though he has trave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/hairy-monsters-of-17th-century/

Japanese Emoticon Stamp

Compared to their sideway English cousins, inline Japanese emoticons (Kaomoji) are far more complex - and dare I say it - much more awesome (~_^).At first glance, the handheld stamp above looks normal enough, but upon cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/japanese-emoticon-stamp/

Roadside Haiku

Photo: Just some dust [Flickr]I'm sure you've seen them: "bandit signs," those small advertisements planted with wire stakes to the ground or stapled onto power poles promoting some miracle weight loss and work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/roadside-haiku/

Cat on an Elliptical Trainer

(Video Link) Otis the cat is overweight, so his human put him on an elliptical trainer. The cat was fascinated with it. As Otis explored the machine, he hopped from step to step, operating it. via Urlesquecats,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/cat-on-an-elliptical-trainer/

The McDonald's That Plays Classical Music

For some reason, this McDonald's in downtown Denver plays classical music out onto the street. Link | via Alexis MadrigalVideo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/the-mcdonalds-that-plays-classical-music/

Fire Tornado

(Video Link) It's a rare weather event, but a fire tornado was recently caught on camera in a drought-stricken region of Brazil. The tornado started fires in nearby fields, which were contained overnight. The vo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/fire-tornado/

Love Letter from a Geek

A guy from Sweden decided he wanted to make a special love letter for his girlfriend. He carefully composed it by adding together a bunch of songs, where the titles formed what he wanted to say to her. He then posted it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/love-letter-from-a-geek/

Wash Away Your Sins Towelette

Wash Away Sins Towelette (6 Pack) - $5.95Save yourself and save others with this anti-bacterial Wash Away Your Sins moist towelette from the NeatoShop. It not only purifies, it also moisturizes with aloe, Easter lily and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/wash-away-your-sins-towelette/

A Fight to the Finish

(YouTube link) The race at Monmouth Park this past Sunday got funnier and funnier as it progressed, leaving only two horses battling it out in the final stretch: My Wife Knows Everything vs. The Wife Doesn't know. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/a-fight-to-the-finish/

Expectations vs. Reality

Allie at Hyperbole and a Half relates four tales of something she did that turned out completely different from what she expected. At her expense. You can imagine they are all hilarious. Linkcomics, incongruity, expe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/expectations-vs-reality/

Star Trek (TNG) Casting

Letters of Note has a memo from 1987 outling which actors were being considered for parts in the new TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The above actors will be brought in to read for Gene Roddenberry st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/star-trek-tng-casting/

CERN Choir Sings "The Particle Physicists' Song"

(Video Link) CERN -- the European Center for Nuclear Research -- has a choir. Here's their performance of "The Particle Physicists' Song", set to the tune of a Flanders and Swann song. via GearFuse | Flanders an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/cern-choir-sings-the-particle-physicists-song/

Driver Wants to Renew License, Crashes Car through Front Doors of DMV Building

A man who wanted to renew his driver's license crashed into the Department of Licensing office in Spokane Valley, Washington on July 1: The crash happened around 1:00 p.m. Authorities say the driver was arriving at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/driver-wants-to-renew-license-crashes-car-through-front-doors-of-dmv-building/

Furry Hat

Wow, that furry hat grew ears for just a moment! Link -via Evil Mad LinkblogFunny, Cat, hat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/furry-hat/

Tiny Little Camper

This camper vehicle for one is called the Bufalino. German designer Cornelius Comanns based it on the Piaggio APE 50 three-wheeled light transport vehicle for its size and economy. Part of the bed you see here folds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/tiny-little-camper/

Post-apocalyptic Tokyo Scenery

Artist TokyoGenso illustrates the city of Tokyo as it would appear after humans have been wiped out. Mother Nature gradually moves in, takes over, and tears the evidence of civilization apart. This picture depicts Ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/post-apocalyptic-tokyo-scenery/

Scientists Discover Tiny Frogs

Microhyla nepenthicola frogs may be small, but they have a loud mating call. That's how scientists on Borneo discovered them: Adult males of the new micro-species range in size from 10.6 and 12.8 millime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/scientists-discover-tiny-frogs/

Interactive Icon Infographic of the 300,000 Most Popular Websites

NMap.org created an infographic that shows the 300,000 most popular websites in the world, represented by their icons, in relative size to each other: The area of each icon is proportional to the sum of the reach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/interactive-icon-infographic-of-the-300000-most-popular-websites/

The Evolution of Fast Food Logos

International symbols for successful brands don't change a lot, but they do change. The point of a fast food logo is to make a known brand recognizable at a distance for those who are new to the neighborhood. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/the-evolution-of-fast-food-logos/

An Airbag for Equestrians

Competitive horseback riding can be a dangerous sport, killing or maiming athletes. Some riders have begun wearing jackets that inflate when they are thrown off their mounts: The two-pound vest is attached by a cord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/an-airbag-for-equestrians/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 3

It's time for another Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! Fill in the empty speech bubble and win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a look around, pick one out and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-3/

Anton Tang's Tiny Danboard People

These charming little people, positioned by artist Anton Tang all around Singapore, are full of personality.  They look like cardboard boxes but are actually Mini Danbos, characters in cardboard box suits from the Jap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/25/anton-tangs-tiny-danboard-people/
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