Archive for November 7th, 2006

Aquapub.

Have you ever been to a party where the guests eventually threw the furniture into the pool? This furniture is made for that sort of thing. Aquapub is an “amphibious unsinkable table” with six seat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/aquapub/

At the Witches' Market.

"An estimated 99% of Bolivian families have a dried llama fetus thrown under the foundations of their house for luck." You can buy one at the Witches' Market in La Paz. (Photo from Rutahsa.com)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/at-the-witches-market/

Google Diversifies.

Seems like Google is diversifying. w.y.'s website has a collection of photos of various "Google" stores, surely in countries with weak/no trademark laws (or not as many lawyers as in the US): LinkPreviously on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/google-diversifies/

Guide to US Newspapers.

From Miss Cellania, a guide to US newspaper: 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.2. The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country.3. The Washi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/guide-to-us-newspapers/

Dirtiest Jobs in Science.

CNN and CareerBuilder compiled the top 10 dirtiest job in science. Here's an example:Orangutan-Pee CollectorWhat they do: Collect and analyze ape urine to study factors that effect their rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/dirtiest-jobs-in-science/

Complaint Choir of Helsinki.

Have a complaint? Don't just whine about it - sing it! Just like the Complaint Choir of Helsinki! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via mentalfloss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/complaint-choir-of-helsinki/

Test was Too Hard, so Would-be Policemen Rioted.

I can't say it any better:Hundreds of people applying to join the police have gone on the rampage in the northern Indian city of Ghaziabad.Riots began because many felt a written test was too difficult, offi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/test-was-too-hard-so-would-be-policemen-rioted/

A Cheese Data Collection.

[...] Customer: Ah. Stilton? Wenslydale: Sorry. Customer: Ementhal? Gruyere? Wenslydale: No. Customer: Any Norweigan Jarlsburg, per chance. Wenslydale: No. Customer: Lipta? Wenslydale: No. Customer: La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/a-cheese-data-collection/

Sarcoman the Comic Robot.

It's said to be an hyperrealistic human like robot. It's not self controlled but can do most of the normal human movements so 'it' can seamless act as human. http://www.sarcos.com/entpic_highperformrobot.html - Found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/sarcoman-the-comic-robot/

Go Out and Vote, People!

(Okay, for the US readers anyhow, who happen to be citizens, at least 18 years of age, don't have felony convictions, and properly registered to vote in your state, and so on and so on)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/go-out-and-vote-people/

Silent Aircraft.

Engineers from the University of Cambridge and MIT have designed this "silent aircraft," with noise so low that it would be unnoticeable to people outside the airport perimeter.Links: BBC Article | Official web...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/silent-aircraft/

Ocean Wave-Powered Desalination Duck.

Stephen Salter at Edinburgh University, UK, designed a "desalination duck" device that uses the ocean waves to power a desalination pump:Stephen Salter at Edinburgh University, UK, first designed a device t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/ocean-wave-powered-desalination-duck/

When Impressionists Copy from Photographs.

Neatorama reader aberron wrote:I was surprised when I read this post from Neatorama and I went on with my own investigation.Then I discovered that many impressionist artists used and copied photographs for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/when-impressionists-copy-from-photographs/

WiFi Speed Spray.

OMG! It really WORKED!Do you live in a polluted environment such as Los Angeles? If so, you've probably experienced the heartbreak of data transfer slow-down. WiFi Speed Spray™ can overcome the effects of pollu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/wifi-speed-spray/

Cool Concept Car: Nissan Pivo.

OddPeak has a nice list of 10 coolest concept cars. This one is Nissan Pivo, with a passenger cabin that revolves 360 degrees thus eliminating the need to go in reverse (previously on Neatorama here).Link - via Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/cool-concept-car-nissan-pivo/

TIME Best Invention of 2006: Stickybot.

TIME has just released its Best Inventions of 2006, covering categories like tech toys (Ugobe the dinosaur, a magic mirror) military (search-and-rescue robot for the battlefield), health (hypoallergenic cat, infrared alc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/time-best-invention-of-2006-stickybot/

Brand New Car + 14-Year-Old Boy, What Could Go Wrong?

This is what happens if you hand a key to your brand-spankin' new Mustang '07 Eleanor to your 14-year-old son. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Fazed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/brand-new-car-14-year-old-boy-what-could-go-wrong/

Korean Columbarium.

We Make Money Not Art is featuring the funerary work of artist Chanjoong Kim. This sculpture, called "The Last House" is not simply a memorial, it is an ash container and a structural support for urban architecture. Ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/korean-columbarium/

The codebar building

And it's not from the old Soviet era but still weird as if it were! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/the-codebar-building/

Batman.

AP Photo/Elliott Minor From the website George Perkins, known as Batman, stands near his "Batmobile" in downtown Americus, Ga., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. Perkins, a resident of Union Springs, Ala., has helped abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/batman/

Ten Not-So-Great Ideas in Science.

[ Editor's Note: This article lists the winners of the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize.]Every year, the good people at the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) serve up their Ig Nobel prizes to the greatest not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/07/ten-not-so-great-ideas-in-science/
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