Archive for September 8th, 2006

Sensorama: Virtual Reality ca. 1962.

In 1962, cinematographer Morton Heilig invented a machine he called the Sensorama, which was:an immersive 3-D virtual reality motorbike ride, in a form factor resembling an arcade game. Heilig saw Sensoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/sensorama-virtual-reality-ca-1962/

The Inner Life of Cells.

Alain Viel and Robert A. Lue of Harvard University created a very neat flash movie clip on the many biochemical processes that go on inside our cells.Very, very, very cool: Link [Flash] | Explanation of the an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/the-inner-life-of-cells/

Battle-worn XBox Case Mod.

CyberNet has the top ten list of best Xbox 360 case mods - this one above is the battle-worn xbox. http://tech.cybernetnews.com/2006/07/24/cybernotes-best-xbox-360-case-mods/ - via GizmodoSee also: Neatorama's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/battle-worn-xbox-case-mod/

Chinglish Signs.

Many, many more weird signs at the Chinglish flickr pool - via growabrain....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/chinglish-signs/

Why Does V8 Cure Hangovers?

From the website:One of our readers (okay, it was my friend Lisa) noticed a mention of “National Hangover Day” in our new-holiday contest — a day of bleary-eyed and queasy celebrati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/why-does-v8-cure-hangovers/

Viagra Spam Mousse.

Here's the recipe for spam mousse shaped like a table of Viagra. Yum! Link - via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/viagra-spam-mousse/

World's Largest Nail Mosaic.

Albanian artist Saimir Strati hammered tens of thousands of nails into a wooden board to create the world's largest nail mosaic, in the image of Leonardo da Vinci."I have lost count of the nails, but I th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/worlds-largest-nail-mosaic/

Inmates Hid Cell Phones (and Charger!) Insider Their Body.

Say you're in a maximum security prison, but you really want a cell phone and you want it real bad. What to do? Maybe this: Capt. Juan Ramon Arevalo, director of the prison known as Zacatras, said th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/inmates-hid-cell-phones-and-charger-insider-their-body/

Chimera: When You're Your Own Twin.

Lydia Fairchild was facing an uphill battle in court to prove that she's the mother to her children. Fairchild was about to lose her children; Social Services accused her of welfare fraud and was about t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/chimera-when-youre-your-own-twin/

Crikey! Steve Irwin's Death Clogged the Web.

Within hours of the first report that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray's barb through the heart, traffic surge clobbered Australian news websites: Web measurement company Hitwise said Irwin's dea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/crikey-steve-irwins-death-clogged-the-web/

Python Swallowed a Pregnant Ewe Whole.

From the website:This barely recognisable snake bit off more than it could chew when it snacked a pregnant ewe.The six-metre python weighing 90 kg was too laden to move, making it far easi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/python-swallowed-a-pregnant-ewe-whole/

Beatboxing Parrot.

Ah, how cute! A beatboxing parrot! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Miss CellaniaRelated: Lasse Gjertsen's Hyperactive - how beatboxing should be done....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/beatboxing-parrot/

Decoy Paratrooper Dummy or "Paradummy".

Lore has it that the British military conceived the idea of a dummy paratrooper in 1938 - since then, decoy paradummies have been used in various military operations to confuse the enemy.From the website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/decoy-paratrooper-dummy-or-paradummy/

Track Hoe Excavator Vs. Bridge.

What happens when the driver of a semi-tractor trailer hauling a track hoe excavator on a flatbed misjudged the clearance at an overpass?Snopes confirmed this email that's going 'round the Interweb: Link - *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/track-hoe-excavator-vs-bridge/

Philips LED Shirt.

Philps showcased their LED-integrated fabric at the 2006 IFA Electronics show in Berlin. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Liberal Avenger!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/philips-led-shirt/

Julia Child Corn Maze.

This year's corn maze at the Warner Farm (Mike's Maze) in Sunderland, Massachusetts is a giant portrait of the famous chef Julia Child!Fantastic! Link - Thanks Mark Lengowski!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/julia-child-corn-maze/

Celebrities and Their Artworks.

Neatorama reader Lorrie Davis wrote about her website Pop Life Art: Pop Life Art contains a comprehensive listing of celebrities (actors, singers, musicians, athletes, etc.) that create fine art pain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/08/celebrities-and-their-artworks/




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