Archive for September 22nd, 2006

Isaac Asimov Talks about Computer and Robot.

See biochemist, thinker, and sci-fi author Isaac Asimov [wiki] talks about the benefits of computers and robots: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/isaac-asimov-talks-about-computer-and-robot/

Fiberglass Igloos for Penguins.

Photo: CapeNatureThe penguins on Dyer Island near Cape Town, South Africa, are getting fiberglass igloos because mining had stripped the island of guano, which the penguins used to build their nests:Dyer I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/fiberglass-igloos-for-penguins/

Criminal Hacked ATM Into Giving $20 Instead of $5.

A clever criminal hacked a gas station ATM into thinking that it's dispensing $5, when in reality it's dispensing $20 (he used an untraceable ATM giftcard). What's worse, the thief probably got the master pass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/criminal-hacked-atm-into-giving-20-instead-of-5/

World's Longest Slide Rule: Texas Magnum.

Skip Solberg and Jay Francis built the world's longest slide rule dubbed the Texas Magnum:It measures 352 feet long, weighs 300 pounds and takes three men to slide. Skip Solberg and Jay Francis said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/worlds-longest-slide-rule-texas-magnum/

What is RSS Anyway? Explaining RSS the Opray Way.

Back in Skinny Jeans blog explains RSS the Opray way:The technical acronym for RSS is “Really Simple Syndication”, an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and be a means to share cont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/what-is-rss-anyway-explaining-rss-the-opray-way/

Presidential Doodles.

The creators of Cabinet Magazine have put together a book called Presidential Doodles: a collection of two centuries of scribbles, scratches, squiggles and scrawls from the Oval Office.This one is the 23...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/presidential-doodles/

Elephant Dung Paper.

Turns out you can make paper out of elephant dung.That's good, because on average an elephant will eat 200-250 kg (440-550 lb) of food per day and produce 50 kg (110 lb) of poo. This is enough to make 115 shee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/elephant-dung-paper/

Redneck iPod Dock?

Make your own iPod dock from a cardboard box, from flickr user flickrflick151: Link [flickr] - via Sdamy.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/redneck-ipod-dock/

Cocaine, the (Legal) Drink.

From the website: A new energy drink that crashed runway parties last week is called Cocaine, and its makers are billing it as "the legal alternative" to the white powder drug. The drink's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/cocaine-the-legal-drink/

Pen Swirling Masters.

These Japanese people are masters of the art of pen-twirling... Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Pink Tentacle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/pen-swirling-masters/

Internet Craftsman Museum.

The Internet Craftmanship Museum has a nifty collection of exceptional miniature models of guns, clocks, engines, and more.They also feature craftsmen from around the world - which is where the man on the top...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/internet-craftsman-museum/

Sci-Fi Talent Agency.

Here's a Space Channel spot featuring old sci-fi characters ("they were A-listers at one time or another"). Featuring costumes by the awesome costumer makers Kropserkel.Hit play or go to Link [YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/sci-fi-talent-agency/

The One Flower Bouquet.

Design studio to22 decided to take flower arranging one step further by dissecting several flowers and reassembling the parts to create a "one flower bouquet."http://www.to22.net/ (don't miss t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/the-one-flower-bouquet/

Splashpower: Charge Your Mobile Devices Without Wires.

Charging cell phones is a hassle, so Splashpower has developed a new way to power up mobile devices - just put the splashpower-enabled device on the SplashPad:The Splashpower solution is based around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/splashpower-charge-your-mobile-devices-without-wires/

Businessbib.

Working from home but need to project a professional image during a video conference with top executives? Don't go out and get yourself a suit - just get a Businessbib and you're good to go!In a word...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/businessbib/

The Knitted English Garden.

Jane Bolsover had a plan - a crazy plan - to knit a life-sized English Garden, right down to the flowers, vegetables, squirrels and insects:The project has been painstakingly completed by more than 300 con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/the-knitted-english-garden/

The Remember Ring.

Never forget anniversaries anymore with the Remember Ring. This ring uses a "hot spot" technology that warms up to 120° F for 10 seconds, every hour on the hour, beginning 24 hours before t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/the-remember-ring/

Magink: Full Color Digital Ink Billboards.

An Israeli start-up company, Magink is set to revolutionize billboard advertising: it has developed "digital ink," basically a helix-shaped molecules that when stretched to a certain length,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/magink-full-color-digital-ink-billboards/

Christmas Tree Walkway Lights.

If you're really into the Christmas spirit, be sure to line your walkway with these mini Christmas trees. A set of 12 prelit walkway trees will set you back $250!Link - via Luxury Housing Trends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/christmas-tree-walkway-lights/

Fake Cigarettes Ads Tell People They Need Help.

From How Advertising Spoiled Me, a neat blog about all kinds of creative ads by Arvind R is this entry: Chilean ad agency Perfil BTL created fake cigarettes that were then placed on the streets. The cigarettes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/22/fake-cigarettes-ads-tell-people-they-need-help/
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