Archive for September 27th, 2006

Voting with Marbles in Gambia.

So simple it's genius: Gambia's voting system uses marbles and bells to prevent people from voting more than once:Voters enter a booth and pop a clear glass marble into one of three drums representin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/voting-with-marbles-in-gambia/

Yume-Neko Smile, the Cat Robot.

From Pink Tentacle, an excellent blog about all things Japanese:According to the Yume-Neko Smile homepage, the cuddly robot makes a suitable alternative for anyone unable to keep a real cat. Five sensors at di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/yume-neko-smile-the-cat-robot/

Dominic Wilcox's Nimbus Cloud Lamp.

Artist Dominic Wilcox put a lightbulb in a bag of polystyrene balls and discovered that it looked like light passing through a cloud, so the Nimbus cloud ceiling light was born: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/dominic-wilcoxs-nimbus-cloud-lamp/

De-Animator by Bum Lee.

This H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Flash game is based on a simple premise: shoot the zombies before they kill you. Link [Flash] - Thanks Tim Mosley!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/de-animator-by-bum-lee/

Joby Gorillapod.

The Joby Gorillapod goes where no tripod has gone before: on tree branches, rocks, uneven surfaces ... anything!Link - Thanks Audi Meyer!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/joby-gorillapod/

Hypoallergenic Cat.

US Biotech company Allerca has created the world's first hypoallergenic cat for allergy sufferers:US biotech firm Allerca says it has managed to selectively breed them by reducing a certain type of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/hypoallergenic-cat/

Finally, What Confucius Looks Like.

Confucius was a famous Chinese thinker and philosopher whose teachings deeply influenced the East Asian life and thought.But what does he look like? Now we know:The China Confucius Foundation (CCF) o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/finally-what-confucius-looks-like/

Electric Dirt Bike.

What's so special about this dirt bike? More power of a Honda CRF150, weighs 100 pounds LESS, but silent. This bike is extremely powerful. This is not a toy!It begins with a 19+ horsepower (14,400...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/electric-dirt-bike/

Urban Fiction: Building Miniature Art.

Urban Fiction is Xing Danwen's ongoing art project, where she takes photographs of architectural models of buildings in China: The architectural structures that I photographed are all maquettes made to pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/urban-fiction-building-miniature-art/

Strange Clouds.

A large collection of lenticular, cumulus, mammatus, and other strange clouds: http://pic1.funtigo.com/valuca?g=25544746&cr=1 - via Blue's News.Related: Mysterious Glowing Cloud | Heart Cloud, also see: Cloud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/strange-clouds/

Painted Coffins.

We all have to go sometime, but with Colourful Coffins, we can now go in style: http://www.oxfordcoffins.com/ - via YesButNoButYesIf you're like hot-rod, you can't beat the coffin that James Calabrese was buri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/09/27/painted-coffins/




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