Archive for January 21st, 2011

Restaurant Offers Lion Meat Tacos

A restaurant in Tuscon, Arizona, plans to sell tacos made with lion meat starting in February: Boca Tacos y Tequila says it's accepting prepaid orders for African lion tacos, to be served starting Feb. 16. Orders must...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/restaurant-offers-lion-meat-tacos/

Kangaroo Kicks Man into Water

(Video Link) A kangaroo kicked a man into a pond. That is all. via Home on the Rangekangaroo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/kangaroo-kicks-man-into-water/

Artisanal Ice Cubes

What? You're still using ordinary ice from a freezer? How gauche! Proper people only drink cocktails mixed with gourmet ice. Fortunately, there's a who slew of companies that now prepare and sell luxury, hand-crafted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/artisanal-ice/

Pantone Chip Cookies

Kim Neill is a designer and illustrator has plenty of pantone color chips laying around, which made it easier for her to create cookies in exact pantone colors. She mixed royal icing until the colors were right, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/pantone-chip-cookies/

Batman Vs. The Internet

Caldwell Tanner and Kevin Corrigan rounded up internet memes to bedevil Batman and Robin in a series of comic book cover mashups. There are five in all; this one is my favorite. http://www.collegehumor.com/article:18...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/batman-vs-the-internet/

Dueling Cellos

(YouTube link) Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic perform Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on cellos. Cellos are cool! -via BuzzfeedMusic, cello, 2CELLOS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/dueling-cellos/

How the Bottoms-Up Beer Dispenser Works

(Video Link) Last month, I linked to the above video and wondered how this beer dispenser could work. My guess was that the dispenser pushed open a perforated hole in the bottom. Now we have a confirmed explanatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/how-the-bottoms-up-beer-dispenser-works/

The Inflatable Airplane and 25 Other Bizarre Aircraft That Actually Flew

DVICE has a slideshow of 26 strange aircraft that, although oddly designed, actually flew. Among them is the Inflatoplane developed by Goodyear in 1956. This plane had an inflatable rubber body. It was small and l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/the-inflatable-airplane-and-25-other-bizarre-aircraft-that-actually-flew/

What's the Longest Word in the English Language?

Pictured above is the longest word in the English language. It's a slang term for a disease incurred by inhaling silicone dioxide. Sam Kean has a story at NPR's website describing the difficult task of defining a "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/whats-the-longest-word-in-the-english-language/

Website Challenges You to Do the Impossible: Absolutely Nothing for Two Minutes

Alex Tew created a website that encourages you to calm down and slow down. Just sit in front of your computer and do nothing for two minutes but listen to the sound of waves splashing. No, don't touch your mouse or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/website-challenges-you-to-do-the-impossible-absolutely-nothing-for-two-minutes/

Surfing 40-Foot Waves at Night

(Video Link) Pro surfer Mark Visser wore a LED-covered vest and surfboard while riding 30-40 foot waves off Hawaii. The visual effect was stunning, as well as difficult to capture on film [sic]: Engineered LED l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/surfing-40-foot-waves-at-night/

Twitter Lawsuits

What you Tweet can get you into trouble! Mental_floss has the stories of four high-profile lawsuits that followed a careless Tweet. One that has yet to be settled involves fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir and some Tweet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/twitter-lawsuits/

Fishing Frenzy

Got a favorite fishing spot? Well, you ain't never seen nothin' like this one in Lake Antogo, Mali. On one day a year, the Dogon people can fish in the sacred water of the lake - and fish they do: the lake gets emptied i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/fishing-frenzy/

Horse with Hands Riding a Bike

Horse with Hands Riding a Bike is a one-subject blog, but it's not a simple subject. What's hard to draw? Horses. Hands. Bicycles. Put them all together for a true test of anyone's drawing skills. Edward Carter did a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/horse-with-hands-riding-a-bike/

Rubber

(YouTube link) Rubber is a French comedy/thriller that revolves around a murderous tire. RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/rubber/

A Museum for Inventions That Nobody Needs

In 1983, Fritz Gall and Friedl Umscheid opened the Nonseum in Herrnbaumgarten, Austria. The Nonseum is a home for inventions that never took off -many of which never made any sense in the first place. Now, the Nonmuseum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/a-museum-for-inventions-that-nobody-needs/

The Growth of Shanghai

These two picture of the Bund in Shanghai show the growth of that part of the city in just  the last twenty years. Yes, although it may remind you of an early 20th-century photograph, the top picture was ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/the-growth-of-shanghai/

Umbrella Possibilities

No doubt, the umbrella has evolved over time into a successful, functional personal accessory that works well in keeping rain off. In a driving rain accompanied by a powerful wind, an umbrella may turn inside out, or fai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/umbrella-possibilities/

The Romance of Radio Astronomy

The Romance of Radio Astronomy - $14.95If your lover is a star lover (no, not the celebrity kind - the massive, luminous ball of plasma kind), then here's the perfect T-shirt for you: The Romance of Radio Astronomy from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/the-romance-of-radio-astronomy/

Clowns Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Strange, but true. A recent study led by Shevach Friedler published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility showed that laughter can promote pregnancy:To test the idea, the research team had a medical clown vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/clowns-can-help-women-get-pregnant/

Stellar Quilts

What do you get when you combine your geeky passion for astronomy and craft? This awesome Stellar Quilts by Jimmy McBride:Yes, that's the Pillars of Creation. Find more of Jim's artwork on Craftzine: Linkastronomy, stars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/stellar-quilts/

Awesome TRON Posters by Eric Tan

Eric Tan created these pair of TRON posters, showcasing the classic TRON movie and the new TRON: Legacy that was just released. Eric said:“When creating posters for each of the ‘Tron’ films, what im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/awesome-tron-posters-by-eric-tan/

Elevated Public Bench

Ah, public bench! The sight of the hustle bustle of the street ... the smell of car exhaust ... the cold breeze that freezes your nuts while you sit. What more could you ask of the humble public bench?Israeli artist Itay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/21/elevated-public-bench/
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