Archive for August 8th, 2011

Catch Me If You Can, I'm in Brooklyn

Frank Abagnale this guy isn't. Here's the story of a fugitive who taunted cops by writing "Catch me if you can, I'm in Brooklyn." on his Facebook page. Guess where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/catch-me-if-you-can-im-in-brooklyn/

Save a Baby Woodpecker? You're Fined!

When 11-year-old aspiring veterinarian Skylar Capo came across a baby woodpecker about to be cat lunch, she sprang into action and saved it. When she couldn't find the baby's mom, she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/save-a-baby-woodpecker-youre-fined/

Emergency Reboot Button

Emergency Reboot - $11.95 Has the tranquility of your day been broken by a major computer malfunction?  You need the Emergency Reboot button from the NeatoShop.  Push the button, listen to the sirens blare, and feel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/emergency-reboot/

Googly Eye Clothes

Well, it's no balloon wedding dress, but I'm still all googly-eyed over this googly-eye sequins by Phillipe and David Blond [warning: auto-playing sound]! Link via Evil Mad Linkblog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/googly-eye-clothes/

New Cologne Lets You Smell Like General Patton

Well, who wouldn't want to smell like Old Blood and Guts? Here's your chance. The US Army has licensed a cologne inspired by General George Patton: It’s advertised as a woodsy blend of lavender, citrus, coc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/new-cologne-lets-you-smell-like-general-patton/

98-Year Old Woman Earns 10th Degree Black Belt

A few years ago, we mentioned that Keiko Fukuda of San Francisco is a judo master, despite advanced age, arthritis, and triple bypass surgery. Now, at the age of 98, she's been awarded the highest rank in that martial ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/98-year-old-woman-earns-10th-degree-black-belt/

The Diarrhea Dance

(Video Link) This video was is part of a series designed to teach Japanese speakers the English language. Songs and dances help reinforce vocabulary lessons, including this very practical dialogue between a sick per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/the-diarrhea-dance/

Batmobile Limousine

Well, Bruce Wayne is a billionaire. Why should he drive himself around? This Batmobile was spotted in New York City and was probably based on a Corvette. Video at the link. Link -via DVICE | Photo: Autogespotbatmobil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/batmobile-limousine-2/

Panda Raised by Cosplayers

Quick, guess which one is the real panda! Tao Tao is a giant panda born at the Wolong Panda wild training base in China, but he has never seen a human face. His caretakers have always dressed in panda costumes any ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/panda-raised-by-cosplayers/

GLaDOS Cosplay

GLaDOS, the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System that appears in the Portal video games, is a rather non-humanoid robot. But deviantART member Silverstar42 created a convincing costume of her for the 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/glados-cosplay/

Super Mario Bros. Swing Dancing

(Video Link)Morgan Day and Emily Wigger definitely deserved the "Golden Budgie" award at this year's National Jitterbug Championships. Their swing dancing routine got increasingly geeky by incorporating theme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/super-mario-bros-swing-dancing/

His Sidekick is an Archaeopteryx

The next Batman movie is being filmed in Pittsburgh. So students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh decorated one of the city's 100 fiberglass dinosaurs -- your city has those, too, right? -- in a Batman costume. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/his-sidekick-is-an-archaeopteryx/

Artist Uses Bananas as Canvas

Photo by Jun Gil Park I've posted about communicating via banana peel before, but Jun Gil Park takes it to a whole new level. Taking advantage of the banana peel's natural tendency to brown when pressure is applied, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/artist-uses-bananas-as-canvas/

Reptangles

Reptangles -  $24.95 Are you looking for a fun and fantastic way to teach your child about geometric transformations or how to build complex polyhydra? You need Reptangles from the NeatoShop.  This vibrant toy comes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/reptangles/

Ten Strange Units of Measurement

While some may think that feet and inches are “strange” units of measurement in comparison to the metric system, fear not; some people use even more convoluted systems to determine their measurements. What are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/ten-strange-units-of-measurement/

“Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate” Facing Eviction

If by anything you may be familiar with “The Rent is Too Damn High” presidential candidate Jimmy McMillan from when he was parodied on Saturday Night Live. Well it seems that real life is more absurd then any ske...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/%e2%80%9crent-is-too-damn-high-candidate%e2%80%9d-facing-eviction/

Best Body Swap Movies

You may think that the “body swap” genre of comedy films is tired and done. You may think that it’s really terrible signs of how bad Hollywood can be that there is a “genre” of body swap movies. And you wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/best-body-swap-movies/

Saudi Arabia Begins Construction of World’s Tallest Building

As we previously covered Saudi Arabia has been planning the construction of the world’s tallest building on the out   Now those plans have moved into the actual construction phase. The Kingdom Tower when complete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/saudi-arabia-begins-construction-of-worlds-tallest-building/

Killer Plant Eats Bird Whole

Venus Fly Traps are famous for eating bugs, but it is apparently a rare occurrence when a carnivorous plant is able to eat an entire bird. Hopefully there aren't any  "Little Shop of Horrors" plants lurking in the jungl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/killer-plant-eats-bird-whole/

Bowlingheads

Yes, it's a bowling ball. It just looks like the head of a zombie! Artist Oliver Paass painted a set of these balls that were then placed in German bowling alleys to advertise a TV channel specializing in ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/bowlingheads/

Alchemy Emblems

Bibliodyssey has a collection of 14 weird alchemy emblems, which were published in the German picture book Emblemata Nova in 1617. These emblems combined symbols that the reader was expected to decipher, alt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/alchemy-emblems/

Serial Wars

If you've been following Neatorama for awhile, you are familiar with the work of Sillof. His latest line of pop culture figures imagines Star Wars characters if they had been produced in the 1940s era of sci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/serial-wars/

Wedding Dress Made of Balloons

A wedding dress made of balloons just seems like a disaster waiting to happen, but it's definitely a bridal look guests will remember. Bonus: no pricey dry cleaning bill after the wedding. And apparently this concept isn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/wedding-dress-made-of-balloons/

World YoYo Champion Pulls Some Strings

I can't even Walk the Dog, so I'm crazy-impressed by Shinji Saiton and his mad yoyo skillz. He took first place in the class 2A division at the World YoYo Contest in Orlando last weekend. Also amazing? Hank Freema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/world-yoyo-champion-pulls-some-strings/

Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors' Porch Day

Just the other day, my husband asked if I like zucchini, because someone wanted to give us some. No! No way! Because I know they would bring at least a bushel, and then return with more. Zucchini is notoriously easy to g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/sneak-some-zucchini-onto-your-neighbors-porch-day/

The Noid is Back!

Looks like Domino's is capitalizing on the trend of revitalizing '80s and '90s ad campaigns and programming, because the Noid is back! (Remember when he had his own video game?) If you like Domino's on Facebook, you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/the-noid-is-back/

World Record Swim Attempt

(video source) Reknowned distance swimmer Diana Nyad {wiki} is almost 62 years old. But she is swimming today, off the coast of Cuba, heading to Key West. She entered the water just before Sunset last night. This ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/world-record-swim-attempt/

Narwhal Horns Candy

Narwhal Horns Candy - $3.95 Are you crazy about narwhals? Well, you are going to love the Narwhal Horns Candy from the NeatoShop.  This fantastic arctic mint flavored candy is shaped like little narwhal horns.  Unic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/narwhal-horns-candy/

The Newspaper Hoax that Shook the World

The following is an article from Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. The media's power to "create" news has become a hot topic in recent years. But it's nothing new. This true story, from a book c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/the-newspaper-hoax-that-shook-the-world/

Missouri Bans Student/Teacher Facebook Friendships

The people I know in college always add their favorite professors on Facebook, but if they were still in high school and happened to live in Missouri, that would be completely against the law. Granted, it's a little ques...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/08/missouri-bans-studentteacher-facebook-friendships/




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