Archive for 2005

Happy New Year, Everybody!

As always, for more cool collection of political cartoons, see Daryl Cagle's website....

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/happy-new-year-everybody/

The Giant Haviland Meteorite.

Meteorite hunters Steve Arnold hit jackpot when he found a rare 1,400 pound meteorite worth millions in Haviland, Kansas. “It is aesthetically the type of meteorite that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/the-giant-haviland-meteorite/

Back to the Future in (Mod) Style.

Awesome collections of the best "chavved-up motors and tasteless tat" at Carbage....

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/back-to-the-future-in-mod-style/

An Alarm Clock for Over-Sleepers!

Clocky is an alarm clock for people who have trouble getting out of bed: If you hit the snooze button, Clocky will roll off of the nightstand, fall to the floor, and run aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/an-alarm-clock-for-over-sleepers/

Bottle with Bigger Dimple = More Expensive Wine.

Ever wonder how much that bottle of wine that your friend gave you actually cost?Dr. Karl Blanks, a graduate of University of Cambridge, found that there is a correlation between...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/bottle-with-bigger-dimple-more-expensive-wine/

The Ring Pen.

Grandee Corp's RinG-Pen is designed to fit the human hand to help prevent writer's cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome!http://www.ringpen.com/index.html (via Gizmag)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/31/the-ring-pen/

Guess What These Are!

What're these mystery obejcts? The answer (in a few days) will surprise you! Go ahead, guess what these are.Update 1/4/06 - Answer: TravelMate. Guessed right by NE Philly in j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/guess-what-these-are/

Paying with a $200 Bill.

The news story said it best: Police in Kentucky are looking for a customer who succeeded in paying for a $2 order at a fast-food restaurant with a phony $20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/paying-with-a-200-bill/

Mark Ho's Zoho Artform No. 1

Mark Ho's Zoho Artform No. 1 is a metal sculpture that can take any number of natural human poses because it has the same joints, giving it the same range of motions humans have.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/mark-hos-zoho-artform-no-1/

100 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Year.

If you only read one thing from Neatorama today, read BBC's 100 things we didn't know this time last year. Some highlights: No. 14 - It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear. Wei Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/100-things-we-didnt-know-this-time-last-year/

Now That's a Lightsaber!

Your inner geek ... er, jedi wants a Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/now-thats-a-lightsaber/

NASA Found Explosion on the Moon.

NASA scientists observed an explosion on the moon with blast energy equivalent to about 70 kg of TNT, caused when a 12-cm wide meteroid hit at the speed of 27 km/s (6000 mph, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/nasa-found-explosion-on-the-moon/

Pants Pants Pants Remake of Full House.

Take a look at San Francisco's "Electronick Hip Hop pioneers" Pants Pants Pants (hey, their own words - not mine) remake of the entire opening sequence of the TV sitcom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/pants-pants-pants-remake-of-full-house/

Octopus Can Walk on Two Legs!

Crissy Huffard and Robert Full of UC Berkeley discovered that some species of octopus have evolved a neat trick to run away from predators: they lift six of their arms and walk ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/octopus-can-walk-on-two-legs/

De Nyew Testament.

David Frank and collaborators spent 26 years translating the Bible into Gullah, a language of slaves still spoken by about 10,000 people in Sea Island, South Carolina. The result?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/de-nyew-testament/

The World's Largest Ball of Paint.

Mike and Glenda Carmichael have the world's largest ball of paint: Imagine an ordinary baseball...Now imagine that same baseball with over 19,100 coats of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/the-worlds-largest-ball-of-paint/

Insulting the Flight Crew = Left Behind in Paradise.

A drunken passenger who insulted cabin crew and fellow passengers after he was denied a drink was "frogmarched" off the plane, on a barren (but nice) volcanic island 300...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/30/insulting-the-flight-crew-left-behind-in-paradise/

A Most Gruesome Death.

Colorado police is investigating the death of a man who accidentally slipped into a large wood chipper!Gruesome! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/a-most-gruesome-death/

King Kong's Fists.

Now your kid can go ape sh*t in style with this King Kong electronic fist! Just $29.99 (not counting the other damage to the house he'll do!) Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/king-kongs-fists/

Fish Tales: Menopause & Mating.

Two fish tales to tell today:First: David Reznick of UC Riverside and colleagues found that female guppies go through menopause, just like humans (and gorillas, as blogged here be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/fish-tales-menopause-mating/

Florida Teenager's Iraq Adventure.

Farris Hasan, a 16-year-old high school student from Florida decided to go to Iraq after 1 week of "immersion journalism".As luck would have it, the teenager found h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/florida-teenagers-iraq-adventure/

Nature's Rubik's Cube.

This puzzle grows on trees! Check out the nut from the Patience Tree (aka Cannonball Mangrove or Xylocarpus granatum). The number of seeds can vary apparently, with anything...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/natures-rubiks-cube/

Monty Python's Killer Rabbit Plushie.

Now you can own your own killer rabbit, inspired by classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/monty-pythons-killer-rabbit-plushie/

China's Internet Addicts.

The Internet is taking China by storm, and as a result, there is a growing number of internet addicts - and treating these internet addicts is becoming a booming business! Wan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/chinas-internet-addicts/

Ariel Atom.

Ariel Atom is built by craftsmen with a 40 year manufacturing history building F1 race cars to sports prototypes. It's a beautiful piece of engineering that can be yours for on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/ariel-atom/

Jellio's Cube Table.

This Jellio's Cube Table is inspired by (can you guess) a Rubik's cube! http://www.jellio.com/furniture/gametable.html# (Thanks Mario!) Jellio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/29/jellios-cube-table/










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