Archive for October 10th, 2011

Family Heirloom is a 135-Year Old Pickle

Forget priceless china and stately grandfather clock! One family has got an heirloom that beat all others: a 135-year old pickle. From NPR's All Things Considered: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/family-heirloom-is-a-135-year-old-pickle/

Meat Mona Lisa

A Russian artist named Aleksandr Solomko works extensively with meat. Because, as you know, meat is awesome. He made a reproduction (more or less) of the Mona Lisa out of 20 kilograms of sliced sausage. Link and M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/meat-mona-lisa/

John Carpenter's The Thing as a Musical

(Video Link) So many movies can be turned into fine musicals, such as Conan the Barbarian and Predator. But The Thing? Yes! And the swinging, jazzy 1950s lounge singer-style music is a per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/john-carpenters-the-thing-as-a-musical/

Haunting Images in Half-Silvered Mirrors

If you have a guest room, hang one of these mirrors in it. Don't explain what it is. Deny that there's a picture of a child and assert that it's just a mirror. Thanks to the creative work of Etsy seller Sandy Ervin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/haunting-images-in-half-silvered-mirrors/

These Disney Princesses Can Rescue Themselves, Thank You Very Much

Anthony Herrera, who recently photoshopped Ewoks into the background of his children's vacation photos, made this cake to reflect the interests of his five-year old daughter. Best of all: he added little shy Ewoks in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/these-disney-princesses-can-rescue-themselves-thank-you-very-much/

City Hires Mimes to Mock Bad Drivers

Mimes! It's a universally-acknowledged truism that you can never have too many mimes. The city of Caracas, Venezuela, demonstrated this by hiring mimes to stand in a neighborhood reputed to have the worst drivers. When d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/city-hires-mimes-to-mock-bad-drivers/

Golfer Wins His Weight in Ham

For hitting a hole-in-one on the third hole at a Spanish golf tournament, 235-pound Scottish golfer Elliot Saltman walked away with his body weight in ham: Saltman made the shot from the par-3 third hole at El Encin G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/golfer-wins-his-weight-in-ham/

10x Scale Rubik's Cube is Both a Puzzle and a Chest of Drawers

Instructables user makendo built this magnificent Rubik's Cube for his kids. The three horizontal layers rotate on a vertical axis. If you can figure out where the hidden locks are, you can open the drawers. So this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/10x-scale-rubiks-cube-is-both-a-puzzle-and-a-chest-of-drawers/

World's Weirdest Van Isn't Creepy at All. No, Not a Bit.

(Video Link) Extremo the Clown is a Portland, Oregon-based artist who has created what he calls the city's strangest van. It's covered with what appear to be bronze sculptures and symbols. I can only guess about the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/worlds-weirdest-van-isnt-creepy-at-all-no-not-a-bit/

Brain Rejects Negative Thoughts

Good news: your brain is hardwired for good news Bad news: your brain is hardwired for good news Why don't people stop smoking even after hearing bazillion public service messa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/brain-rejects-negative-thoughts/

Hannibal Lecter Amigurumi

I imagine crafter FlufferNutter eating liver and fava beans (slurp slurp slurp) and sipping Chianti while making this wickedly awesome Hannibal Lecter amigurumi: http://fluffernutter.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/hannibal-lecter-amigurumi/

Zeus in the Clouds

Neatoramanaut Beth Wieder saw a funny-shaped cloud and snapped a picture of it -and then was nice enough to send it to us! Can you see the hands of Zeus holding a baby Pegasus? The screenshot at the right from the Di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/zeus-in-the-clouds/

Woman Climbed the Great Wall of China to Avoid £2.50 Admission Fee

How far would you go to save a few bucks? Jump the turnstile? Phsaw, slackers! That ain't nothing compared to what this Chinese woman did to avoid a £2.50 admission fee: she cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/woman-climbed-the-great-wall-of-china-to-avoid-2-50-admission-fee/

Bob

(vimeo link) This animated short story is from Jacob Frey and his fellow students at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. The real ending comes after the credits begin. -via Bits and Piecesanimation, hamster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/bob/

The Rise of Red (Restaurants in) China

Photo: Michael Christopher Brown/Newsweek Ah, the irony. Guess who's profitting from doing something that would've gotten them "re-educated" in a farm back in the days of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/the-rise-of-red-restaurants-in-china/

Columbus' Confusion About the New World

Smithsonian has several articles today about Christopher Columbus, one of which explains some of his actions by looking at the mindset of a self-educated person in the 15th century. The unfamiliar things he saw in the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/columbus-confusion-about-the-new-world/

Coastal Erosion in Cornwall

(YouTube link) From what we've seen in the past few years, Americans may get the idea that everything in Britain is captured on CCTV, but it's still astonishing that this rock slide was caught on video. The footage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/coastal-erosion-in-cornwall/

9 Men Rescue Moose Trapped In Pool

George Trapotsis of Manchester, New Hampshire found a bull moose in his backyard pool Friday night. “This train-like noise came through the fence and dove right into the pool,” said Trapotsis. The moose fell righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/9-men-rescue-moose-trapped-in-pool/

My Zombie Family Car Stickers

My Zombie Family Car Stickers - $9.95 Do you have a zombieriffic family? Tell the world, or at least the guy stuck behind you in traffic, with the My Zombie Family Car Stickers by Adam "ape lad" Koford from the Neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/my-zombie-family-car-stickers/

Ghost Hosts of the UK and the US

The following post consists of two articles from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. For some reason, Great Britain has more than its share of mansions, estates, and old hom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/ghost-hosts-of-the-uk-and-the-us/

Tabletop Directing

It takes a lot of effort (and a lot of people) to make food look appetizing on film. Chain restaurant advertising on TV is overseen by tabletop directors, specialists you rarely hear about. There are only about a half-do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/tabletop-directing/

Sunsquatch

See any resemblance between these two photos? You recognize Bigfoot on the right, of course. The picture on the left is a detail from a larger picture of an eruption of ionized gas from the surface of the sun. Dr. Ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/sunsquatch/

Charter School modeled on UK School

Urban Prep, also known as "Hogwarts in the Hood," is a charter school located in inner-city Chicago. According to its website, the similarities between Hogwarts and Urban Prep include school houses. Whereas the wizardin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/10/charter-school-modeled-on-hogwarts/




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