Archive for November 2nd, 2011

Goodie Monster Vending Machine

Tired of all those junk food in regular ol' vending machines in their building, designer Mette Hornung Rankin of the Bureau of Betterment and Mark Jacobs of 58 Minutes decid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/goodie-monster-vending-machine/

Human Slinky

How can you make the slinky even more fun? Just add human! Behold the strangest sight you'll probably see today, Romanian performer Ioan Veniamin Oprea, better known as the Human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/human-slinky/

Entrepreneur Lets You Hug an Alligator

(Video Link) “Gatorman Mike” Sturgill of Naples, Florida, will let you hug one of his alligators for a small fee. Oh, you want it muzzled? Well, Sturgill's got that taken care of, too. http://www.naplesnews.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/entrepreneur-lets-you-hug-an-alligator/

$5 Homemade Wolverine Claws

Let's say that you ride a city bus, and you'd like to get more personal attention. Wear boots, a utilikilt, these claws, and nothing else. Watch all eyes turn on you. Instructables user Jonathan Elwell doesn't say ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/5-homemade-wolverine-claws/

Police Officer Stops a Plane with His Car

(Video Link) The smugglers were moving stolen electronics from Paraguay to Brazil. They had a plane. Whatcha going to do, officer? They can fly and you can't. Well, this Brazilian cop was determined to stop them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/police-officer-stops-a-plane-with-his-car/

New System Lets You Check into Foursquare the Same Way that Dogs Check into Fire Hydrants

Let's get right into it, shall we? Mark Your Territory is a new system that lets individuals check-in to foursquare by physically urinating at the actual location. Social networking has gone too far. Because,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/new-system-lets-you-check-into-foursquare-the-same-way-that-dogs-check-into-fire-hydrants/

World's Largest Bra

To promote breast cancer awareness, the British ad agency Chillisauce placed a huge bra across a building in London. At 30 meters across, it may be the largest bra in the world. It must not have been very effective,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/worlds-largest-bra/

Deep Fried Dollar Bill

Everything's better deep fried, right? Butter, beer, lattes -- everything! Especially money. Alex, this is how I want to get paid from now on. Maybe dust it with a bit of powdered sugar while you're at it. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/deep-fried-dollar-bill/

Don't Do Drugs, Kids

This is allegedly an ad for an anti-littering campaign in Belfast, UK. But it would work pretty well for anti-drug campaign as well. Or a commercial for adult undergarments. Link -via The Uniblogdrug wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/dont-do-drugs-kids/

Hairy Stairway

This Hairy Stairway art installation in the abandoned Mountainaire Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, by Jessica Wohl reminds me of a certain tune by Led Zeppelin. I think it goes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/hairy-stairway/

Candied Onions Prank

Mmm-mmmm. Sweet, delicious candied apples. Here, try one. Link -via Geekosystemonions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/candied-onions-prank/

Mangyongdae, The Happiest Place in North Korea

Image: bryanh/Flickr In the Mangyongdae funfair, riding that white knuckle ride can actually be your last. Kuriositas blog explains why in this North Korea amusement park, hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/mangyongdae-the-happiest-place-in-north-korea/

Stopover-A Spaced Out 3D Animation Short

(YouTube Link) This short demonstrates how sometimes simpler is better, and that good acting and straight ahead storytelling are often better than over-the-top action and visual effects in 3d animation. Enjoy! --vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/stopover-a-spaced-out-3d-animation-short/

Posin' Squirrels

You may think that retired postwoman Kathy Pruyn's backyard hobby of coaxing squirrels to pose for photographs cute, but it's actually animal cruelty, I say. I mean, imagine a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/posin-squirrels/

Cheetahs and Pumpkins

The caption for this picture is priceless: Hunting pumpkins is one of the most important skills a cheetah will ever learn… It's part of a photo series from Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, posted at Cute Over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/cheetahs-and-pumpkins/

Two-legged Dog

(YouTube link) This lovable chihuahua in Hawaii was born with only two legs, but gets around just fine. You can see more in a second video. -via Buzzfeeddog, disabled, legs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/two-legged-dog/

Cancer Found in Mummy

An Egyptian mummy known as M1 is being studied at the National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon in Portugal. The 2,250-year-old male is thought to have have been between 51 and 60 years old when he died a slow, painful death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/cancer-found-in-mummy/

Civil War Veterans

(video link) This clip, recorded in the 1930s, features Confederate Army veterans demonstrating the "rebel yell." It is part of the Library of Congress' collection of rare footage of Civil War veterans committed to fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/civil-war-veterans/

’80s and ’90s Game Shows

How well do you remember the TV game shows of the 1980s and '90s? Find out by taking this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Hint: there are a lot of kids' game shows represented. I was lucky to score 60% because I have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/80s-and-90s-game-shows/

A Lip-Reading Puzzle

Ready for a puzzle? Here is a class of a dozen boys, who, being called up to give their names were photographed by the instantaneous process just as each one was commencing to pronounce his own name. The twelve name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/a-lip-reading-puzzle/

Elmo with Glasses Sesame Street Junior Backpack

Elmo with Glasses Sesame Street Junior Backpack - $16.95 Are you a nerd? Are you hoping your child will follow in your footsteps? You need the Elmo with Glasses Sesame Street Junior Backpack from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/elmo-with-glasses-sesame-street-junior-backpack/

Buy Here Pay Here

The LA Times has a three-part series on used car dealers who make a great profit on old cars sold at high interest rates to people who can't afford them, but have little choice. In this little-known but fast-growing cor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/buy-here-pay-here/

5 Logical Fallacies

Why do we ignore evidence, play the lottery, distrust people, argue endlessly, and think we have all the answers? Because we are human, and usually not all that logical. Cracked looks at five logical fallacies that make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/5-logical-fallacies/

Snake Slithers Out of ATM

(YouTube link) An unnamed man went to get some cash from a Caja Madrid bank machine in Llodio, Alava, Spain and saw his cash coming from the slot -plus a snake! Even though the snake lunged toward his hand, he grab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/snake-slithers-out-of-atm/

Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets "Festive"

Jen Yates, of the blog Cake Wrecks, published the book Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong in 2009. The response was so great, she and her husband John went to work on a new book. That boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/wreck-the-halls-cake-wrecks-gets-festive/

Bad Vibes: Studying Emotional Residue

There are people who claim to be very intuitive about the emotions of former occupants of a place based on the "vibes" they get from hanging out in a house or building. While most people would say aloud that they thought...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/02/bad-vibes-studying-emotional-residue/
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