Archive for August 12th, 2011

Baboon Adopts A Bush Baby

(Video Link) A baboon in the Nairobi Orphanage has taken on quite the adorable little charge with this adorable little bush baby. The video is filled with pure cuteness. Via Cute Overloadanimals, zoos, Wildlife, ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/baboon-adopts-a-bush-baby/

Awesome Photo-Sensitive Ribbon

I love how personal this photo-printed ribbon is. Sure you might have to look around for a while to find some actual film and a camera that uses it, but once you do, you can use the negatives to create your own uniqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/awesome-photo-sensitive-ribbon/

How To Make Edible Books

Ok, so they may not be readable, but they are absolutely adorable and seem simply delicious. They could also be a great way to excite the kiddos about back to school time. Link Via Craftzinebooks, Food, candy, sna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/how-to-make-edible-books/

Fashion Cats Book Being Released

(Video Link) Vice Books is releasing a new title based exclusively around kitties and their fashionable styles. All of the delightful outfits are by Japanese cat fashion designer Takako Iwasa. Via Laughing SquidFas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/fashion-cats-book-being-released/

Did Pete & Pete Invent Hipsters?

I love Pete & Pete, but this great MTV article has a lot of good points about how the show inspired one of the biggest trends of the last ten years. It makes sense too. After all, most of today's hipsters grew up wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/did-pete-pete-invent-hipsters/

Last Wooden Planetarium in the World

Photo Credit: Alexander Belenkiy One of my favorite things is to come across abandoned buildings and do a little exploring--legally of course. If you like abandoned buildings, then English Russia has a good deal of it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/last-wooden-planetarium-in-the-world/

Fossilized Pregnant Dinosaur May Present First Evidence of Live Birth

This fossilized Polycotylus latippinus, a carnivorous marine reptile that lived 78 million years ago, contains a smaller, less developed skeleton inside of her. Scientists are therefore speculating that this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/fossilized-pregnant-dinosaur-may-present-first-evidence-of-live-birth/

Zeus and Cronus at the Dinner Table

According to Greek myth, Cronus, the leader of the Titans, was destined to be overthrown by one of his own children. He was aware of this prophecy. Consequently, Cronus ate any child that Rhea bore. Zeus, however, su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/zeus-and-cronus-at-the-dinner-table/

The 10 Most Beautiful Urban Parks on Earth

Environmental Graffiti found ten oases in the middle of cities that provide a good dose of nature for urban dwellers. Some are big enough to have hiking trails, lakes, zoos, forests, gardens, and even observatories....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/the-10-most-beautiful-urban-parks-on-earth/

The Mystery of a Ghost BMW Dealership

I'm not sure what it is about ghost towns and abandoned buildings that creates a deep fascination with most people. This "ghost BMW dealership" is no exception. Apparently it went out of business but the owner kept the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/the-mystery-of-a-ghost-bmw-dealership/

The Art of the Video Game

Aled Lewis has made pixelated, video game-style versions of several classic works of art. The above piece is a mashup of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure and Salvador Dali's Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/the-art-of-the-video-game/

The London Riots and 7 Other Things Blamed on Social Media

When people get together and cause trouble, it's very easy to blame the medium of communication instead of looking deeper. That's why social networking sites get cited as the cause of so many evils. Why, don't you know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/the-london-riots-and-7-other-things-blamed-on-social-media/

R2D2 Sweater

People look at you funny if you roll around in public in a realistic R2R2 costume. This sweater by Etsy seller Erica Schoenberger is a more discreet and possibly even workplace-friendly alternative. Link -via OhGizmo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/r2d2-sweater/

Scientists Grow Functional Anal Sphincter in Petri Dish

The loss of sphincter control is a common and humiliating problem for aging adults. Researchers led by Shreya Rhagavan of the University of Michigan Medical School may have developed a solution: a replacement sphinct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/scientists-grow-functional-anal-sphincter-in-petri-dish/

Woman Has Tongue Lengthened to Speak Korean Better

Rhiannon Brooksbank–Jones of Beeston, UK, loves the Korean language and plans to study it in college. But she found that some sounds are hard for her to duplicate. So she's taking a surgical solution: Her parents ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/woman-has-tongue-lengthened-to-speak-korean-better/

Ribbon Man

This is a bronze sculpture by Sukhi Barber. That is possible to make such an object self-supporting is mind-blowing. One of Barber's major themes is "the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality." So,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/ribbon-man/

Buying a Cow in Old English

(Video Link) The Frisian language is spoken by about half a million people in the Netherlands and Germany. It is the closet surviving relative of Old English, the tongue of Anglo-Saxon England. How mutually intellig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/buying-a-cow-in-old-english/

10 Monsters Who Would Make Pretty Good Bosses

A lot of people think their boss is a real "monster." However this list imagines if your boss actually was monster from TV or film.   What monster would your boss be? Or what Monster would you WANT to be your boss....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/10-monsters-who-would-make-pretty-good-bosses/

Facebook Users Raise Alarm Over Posting of Phone Numbers

You may or may not have seen some warnings on your friends Facebook posts the past few days warning of the social network's importation of all your cell phone contacts. While this is true if you use the Facebook applicat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/facebook-users-raise-alarm-over-posting-of-phone-numbers/

News from 1991: Parents upset at the high cost of the SNES

(YouTube link) Twenty years ago parents were upset at the high cost of the new Super Nintendo video game system. Today those kids can be happy buying two hundred dollar video game systems for their own begging child...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/news-from-1991-parents-upset-at-the-high-cost-of-the-snes/

Static Dog

(YouTube link) Static electricity can be fun, when you have a long-haired puppy! -via Rue the Day!dog, static electricity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/static-dog/

Flash Mob Proposal

(YouTube link) A guy in Johannesburg hired 100 singers to stage a flashmob at a mall, all to propose to his girlfriend. I cannot understand how some shoppers are in such a hurry that they can't stop and enjoy the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/flash-mob-proposal/

Donations Revive SETI Quest

Four months ago, the SETI Institute announced the end of its search for extraterrestrial signals from space due to lack of funds (previously). But thanks to an infusion of funds from fans, including actress Jodie Foster....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/donations-revive-seti-quest/

Paradox of Passwords

Xkcd, the popular "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language", recently posted a strip about the paradoxical in humans trying to create hard to guess passwords. Through 20 years of effort, we've successfull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/paradox-of-passwords/

The 10 Most Important Kisses in the Universe

Pucker up as we explore 10 smooches that changed religion, art, culture, and history. 1. The Kiss of Judas: A Betrayal or Just Misunderstood? Nothing ends a good "bromance" quite like flagrant, mur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/the-10-most-important-kisses-in-the-universe/

Flake Concept Car

Although only in a concept stage, the Flake car by designer DaFeng is--for the lack of a better word--cool--or at least it looks really cool! The plan is to cover a vehicle in carbon-fiber pieces with each one connec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/flake-concept-car/

Fastest Thing On Earth

Link via YouTube Jet?  Space shuttle? Bullets?  Nope. All wrong. It's fungi. That's right. Everyday common field-growing fungi. Richard Hammond of the BBC's popular car show, Top Gear features the fungi in his trivi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/fastest-thing-on-earth/

R/C Flying Shark

(Video link) "Air Swimmers" is the collective name of these fun and cool flying, radio-controlled toys that comes in the shape of a shark and a clownfish. Air Swimmers swim through the air with incredibly smooth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/12/rc-flying-shark/






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