Archive for September 21st, 2010

Embarrassing Billboard Typo

A billboard bragging about the schools in South Bend, Indiana was erected without anyone noticing a certain misspelled word, until Lee MacMillan took a picture and posted it on Facebook. Responsibility for the spell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/embarrassing-billboard-typo/

Cats and Croissants

(YouTube link) Have you ever noticed how much a curled-up cat looks like a croissant? The best cats look like fresh, flaky, buttery croissants. The kind that would make a wonderful snack tight now. -via Laughing Squ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/cats-and-croissants/

Shark Baby Bathrobe

Shark Baby Bathrobe - $29.95Ooh, this one is so cute: the Shark Baby Bathrobe from the NeatoShop, complete with a smiling shark hoodie, dorsal fin and shark tail's bottom.Mom and dad are going to fall for this terry-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/shark-baby-bathrobe/

Tube Map of Modern Science

Crispian Jago made a tube map showing the development of modern science over the past 500 years. Line colors represent different fields of science and junctions show where scientists made contributions to multiple f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/tube-map-of-modern-science/

Air Filtering Wallpaper

Blücher Technologies has created Saratech Permasorb -- a wallpaper that functions as an air filter: The product is a “breathable, glass fiber/polyester nonwoven paper-like covering” containing absorbents that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/air-filtering-wallpaper/

Recursive Pizza

Artist John Riepenhoff and pizza chef Jason Todd made the above work entitled "Physical Pizza Networking Theory." In an interview about it, Riepenhoff said: Physical Pizza Networking Theory is meant to address th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/recursive-pizza/

The Last RAF Pilots from the Battle of Britain

Only 79 British Royal Air Force pilots who stood against the Nazi horde in 1940 are still alive. The Daily Mail gathered 17 of them for a group portrait and told biographical sketches of each one. Here's the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/the-last-raf-pilots-from-the-battle-of-britain/

Chainless Bicycle

A Hungarian company called Skyex has invented the StringBike -- a bicycle that uses wires and pulleys instead of a chain. Here's how it works: The “Stringbike” uses two steel cables attached to pulleys, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/chainless-bicycle/

Giant Swiss Army Knife

Wenger, a maker of Swiss Army knives, produces the Giant Knife. It's an enlargement of a previous version and comes with 87 tools and serves 141 functions. The knife costs $1,400 and weighs 2 pounds. Linkknives,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/giant-swiss-army-knife/

Glow in the Dark Iron Man Cross Stitch

Flickr user stitchFight makes cross stitches inspired by pop culture, including Tank Girl, The Hitchhiker's Guide, and A Clockwork Orange. Pictured above is an Iron Man cross stitch that i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/glow-in-the-dark-iron-man-cross-stitch/

Quadruple Amputee Swims Across the English Channel

Philippe Croizon, 42, lost his arms and legs in an electrical accident 16 years ago. But that hasn't stopped him from swimming across the English Channel in 13 and a half hours: He had set off at 6.30am, expecting to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/quadruple-amputee-swims-across-the-english-channel/

Businesswoman Sells Everything to Fund Orphanage

Suzanne Thi Hien Hook was born in Vietnam in 1969. Abandoned at birth, she was housed in an orphanage where she was underfed because of her mixed race heritage. A British organization arranged for her adoption by a Middl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/businesswoman-sells-everything-to-fund-orphanage/

Möbius Comic Strip

Artist Jim Woodring made a comic strip on a Möbius strip -- a flat surface with only one side. At the link, you can view a video as well as each panel in this repeating story. Link via Nerdcore Previously: H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/mobius-comic-strip/

Brutally Honest Divorce Attorney Ad

(Video Link) Attorney Steve Miller doesn't hold back. If you want be "on your way to getting rid of that vermin you call a spouse", he's apparently the man to go to. via Urlesquedivorce, lawyer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/brutally-honest-divorce-attorney-ad/

Fibonacci Pigeons

The Fibonacci sequence, named after a 13th Century Italian mathematician, is a sequence of numbers in which every third number is the sum of the previous two numbers. This photo circulating the Internet shows pigeon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/fibonacci-pigeons/

High-altitude Tigers Discovered in Bhutan

Sightings by locals in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan led researchers to look for tigers in higher elevations than they've ever been known to reside. Dr. Alan Rabinowitz of Panthera, a big cat conservation organization,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/high-altitude-tigers-discovered-in-bhutan/

Etch A Sketch iPad Case

Is your iPad a toy? You betcha! Make it even more fun with a clever case that makes it look like the Etch A Sketch you used as a child. Oh, yeah, it also protects your iPad from scratches and dings. Link -Thanks,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/etch-a-sketch-ipad-case/

Spots Where the Spotted Were Spotted

Here are two maps of the state of Kansas. Each map is filled with spots. In figure 1, each spot marks a county in which the spotted sandpiper has been spotted. In figure 4, each spot marks a county in which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/spots-where-the-spotted-were-spotted/

Mr. Owl Messenger Bag

Mr. Owl Messenger Bag - $27.95How many smackers does it take to get your very own Mr. Owl Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop? A mere twenty eight: LinkCheck out our growing selection of neat and fun bags and totes | More f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/mr-owl-messenger-bag/

Photo Bear

What does a retired circus bear do for a living? Here's the sweets-lovin', beer-guzzlin' Photo Bear hammin' it up with his peeps: 13-year-old Tian Tian used to be a performer in the zoo doing acts like the parallel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/photo-bear/

Jed I. Knight

A long time ago, in a yearbook far far away ... there was a little boy by the name of Knight whose parents must've been really big Star Wars fans. So big that they named their boy ... Jed I. Knight - via about:blankStar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/jed-i-knight/

Turbo Hamster Crashes!

Crash happens, even to the best of hamsters ... Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (warning: NSFW language)Crash, hamster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/turbo-hamster-crashes/

Shopkeeper Electrifies Pavement to Battle Drunken Revelers

Want to relieve yourself in front of John O'Connor's shop? Urine for a shock of your life. Tired of having his property urinated upon by drunken revelers, the peeved shopkeeper decided to take the laws into his own h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/shopkeeper-electrifies-pavement-to-battle-drunken-revelers/

Swallowed by a Giant Wall of Sand

National Geographic cameraman Bob Poole was filming elephants in Mali, West Africa, when something quite unusual happened: a giant dust storm rose up and swallowed all the light, turning day into pitch darkness. Naturall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/swallowed-by-a-giant-wall-of-sand/

Man Left Vast Collection of Beer Cans After Death

Photo: tubes.When you die, what do you want your legacy to be? Well, the "Beer Can Man" bequeathed his immense collection of (what else?) beer cans to the rest of world. Sean Tubridy wrote: So the deal is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/man-left-vast-collection-of-beer-cans-after-death/

Hippie Gorilla is Thinking

Photo: Ian Nichols, National GeographicNational Geographic photographer Ian Nichols captured this image of a seemingly contemplative Silverback gorilla. What do you think it's thinking about? Thanks Marilyn!gori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/21/hippie-gorilla-is-thinking/




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