Archive for October 8th, 2006

MIT Sketch Assist Computer.

Christine Alvarado and Randall Davis of MIT created this "ASSIST" computer that understands human sketches and "translates" it to its natural conclusion! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/mit-sketch-assist-computer/

Rare White Moose? Let's Shoot it, Said Norwegians.

A white moose was sighted in the forest of Østfold, Norway. Naturally, some Norwegians want to shoot it:"It is surely entertaining to have an albino moose wandering in the woods but in purely b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/rare-white-moose-lets-shoot-it-said-norwegians/

Powers that Controlled Middle East over the Past 5,000 Years.

From the website:Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on.Now se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/powers-that-controlled-middle-east-over-the-past-5000-years/

Volkswagen Beetle Art.

Volkswagen UK is offering a set of arty vinyl stickers that Beetle owners can put on their car for £200. Too bad they can't make custom stickers. Link - via Guerilla Innovation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/volkswagen-beetle-art/

Japanese Reading Stand to Read in Bed.

Do you like to read in bed? Try on this Japanese reading stand: http://www.yomupara.com/readingstand_l.php [in Japanese] - via Swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/japanese-reading-stand-to-read-in-bed/

iPod Pillow.

Love your iPod? No, I mean, *really* your iPod? Then you can sleep with this MP3 Pillow, an iPod-shaped pillow with a speaker and amp built-in so you can listen to music as you drift off to sleep. Available at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/ipod-pillow/

Mysterious Japanese Handicapped Sign.

Shuto of 3yen discovered this strange "blue shamrock" car sticker on a car in a parking lot in Japan:Could this “Blue Shamrock” car sticker mean the Japanese driver is handicapp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/mysterious-japanese-handicapped-sign/

Snail Shell System: Roll and Paddle Your House!

This weird cylindrical polyethylene tank is kind of like a home that you roll (or paddle, it's seaworthy!) wherever you go (like a human hermit crab or something): Link - via No Puedo Creer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/snail-shell-system-roll-and-paddle-your-house/

Vintage Flying Machines.

The Pentavia Digital Imaging has a fantastic collection of vintage flying machines. This one above is the Bristol Boxkite 1910: http://website.lineone.net/%7Eroling48/Magnificent%20Pioneers.htm - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/vintage-flying-machines/

Slim Fast Spoof Ad.

Found this spoof ad (rejected ad?) at the Rejected Online, a website that collects rejected, banned, and spoofed advertisings: http://www.bestrejectedadvertising.com/html/?page=print&type=spoof&id=129...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/slim-fast-spoof-ad/

M&M Dark Chocolate Game.

In this M&M Dark Chocolate Flash game, you have to find the title of 50 dark movies using riddles in a Hieronymus Bosch-like painting.Link [Flash] - via ComputerloveSimilar: Virgin's Flex Your Music Muscle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/mm-dark-chocolate-game/

Aztec Ruin in the Middle of Mexico City.

Archaeologists found an Aztec monolith in the middle of Mexico City:The monolith and an altar, dating from the 15th Century, were unearthed in the very heart of the busy capital city.The cit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/aztec-ruin-in-the-middle-of-mexico-city/

COBE All Sky Map.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day: This historic all-sky map is based on the first two years of data from NASA's COsmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, launched in November of 1989. The map shows min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/10/08/cobe-all-sky-map/






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