Archive for July 13th, 2006

Marco Evaristti's Ice Cube Project.

Artist Marco Evaristti needed 790 gallons (3,000 liters) of red paint, three fire hoses, two icebrakers, a twenty-man crew, and two hours to paint an iceberg in the Ilulissat Fiord, Greenland in 2004.Evaristti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/marco-evaristtis-ice-cube-project/

Selling Beer in the Name of the Lord.

Someone "modded" a billboard in Texas to feature a picture of Jesus holding up a Budweiser:The company that leases the billboard believes vandals made the poster at home and then pasted it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/selling-beer-in-the-name-of-the-lord/

Foot-in-Mouth of the Day: Senator Joe Biden on Indians.

Presidential hopeful Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware) was chatting up a supporter of Indian-descent in New Hampshire, when he said:"In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian Americans, mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/foot-in-mouth-of-the-day-senator-joe-biden-on-indians/

Dude, Have You Seen My 38-ton Sculpture?

Reina Sofia museum in Madrid "lost" a sculpture by American artist Richard Serra. I'm sure in itself that's not unusual, but the lost sculpture is made from 38-ton of steel! This year the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/dude-have-you-seen-my-38-ton-sculpture/

Giant Yellow Jacket Nest.

Shelly and Tony Roberts' got some bug problem: yellow jackets, to be exact:Rising up out of the water, it looks like another tree stump from a distance. But a closer look is enough to take your atten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/giant-yellow-jacket-nest/

Motorcycle + Unicycle = Bombardier Embrio.

From the website: The Bombadier Embrio uses gyroscopic technology to balance itself and the rider on one wheel, however the smaller front wheel acts as stability control when the Embrio is stopped or trave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/motorcycle-unicycle-bombardier-embrio/

Poochmobile.

This is from an old 1939 issue of Popular Science - found at Modern Mechanix - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/poochmobile/

The Ultimate Stare Down - Unflinching Triumph: Philip Rockhammer Story.

From the website: Philip is an ordinary guy from Sacramento, California. He doesn't look like an athlete or talk like an athlete, but make no mistake, Philip Rockhammer is a professional athlete.&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/the-ultimate-stare-down-unflinching-triumph-philip-rockhammer-story/

Steampunk Transformers.

Neatorama reader Amanda Jeffrey introduced us to steampunk [wiki] is a form of speculative fiction, kind of like what the future would be like if robots and machines still use steam engines as power source.Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/steampunk-transformers/

Lunatic Complained About "Rogue Helicopters" on TV.

From the website:Local lunatic David Thompson complains to Charlotte, NC city council during a community access forum, which is conveniently captured on tape and broadcast live on the local community acces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/lunatic-complained-about-rogue-helicopters-on-tv/

Transparent Propane Cylinder.

Ever wonder if you've got enough propane for that BBQ get together? With Lite Cylinder's new transparent propane cylinder, you can see directly: no more guessing!Worried about its safety? Checkout the we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/13/transparent-propane-cylinder/






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