Archive for May 17th, 2006

Relative Sizes of Planets.

Our planet is really, really small compared to other planets in the solar system. http://www.comagz.com/webmagazine/story/proportions_how_small_we_are (via digg, Thanks Cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/relative-sizes-of-planets/

Custom Printed Toilet Paper.

Get your own custom-printed toilet paper at Liquid Shirts: Link (via Boing Boing)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/custom-printed-toilet-paper/

Bacteria-Killing Straw.

Danish inventor Torben Vestergaard Frandsen created a straw with filters and an iodine-impregnated chamber to remove bacteria from water as it is drunk. Mr Mortensen said that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/bacteria-killing-straw/

The Girl Who Eats Dirt.

Baobao, an 18-year-old girl from Inner Mongolia, has been eating dirt for 11 years! She said that she now preferred the taste of yellow mud, as it did not contain sand or tree debris.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/the-girl-who-eats-dirt/

Michael Wolf's Architecture of Density.

Think your place is cramped? Checkout Michael Wolf's photographs of Hong Kong in a series very aptly called the "Architecture of Density"Link (via kottke)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/michael-wolfs-architecture-of-density/

The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Version of the World's Largest Things.

Erika Nelson is the artist who created this traveling roadside attraction and museum. Her other special accomplishments: Through her travels, she has written a Graduate thesis titled "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/the-worlds-largest-collection-of-the-worlds-smallest-version-of-the-worlds-largest-things/

Blinged-Out Mercedes.

Leftlane News has awesome photos of this diamond rhinestone-covered Mercedes SL. Liberace would be proud. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/blinged-out-mercedes/

Earthquake Rose.

From the website: On February 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake, located some thirty miles below the surface of the earth and a few miles away from Olympia Washington, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/earthquake-rose/

Penny Cost More Than One Cent to Make!

For the first time in US history, it costs more to manufacture a penny and a nickel than the value of the coins themselves! The Mint estimates it will cost 1.23 cents per penn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/penny-cost-more-than-one-cent-to-make/

Largest Maps of the Universe.

Two new maps of the distribution of galaxies in the universe, derived from data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, revealed colossal structures and supported the idea that the uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/17/largest-maps-of-the-universe/
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