Archive for December 4th, 2006

Redneck Palm Pilot.

See more redneck iPod dock, engagement announcement, hot tubs, space shuttle, rollercoaster, yacht at Neatorama....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/redneck-palm-pilot/

Piranha Sanctuary.

Apparently, this Marco Island, Florida attraction is for real! Found at jo-eks....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/piranha-sanctuary/

Disneyland Sign Generator.

This Disneyland Sign Generator is found at Add Letters....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/disneyland-sign-generator/

Edible Squid Postcard.

From Pink Tentacle:Residents of the coastal town of Susami in Wakayama prefecture love the sea and the post office so much that the town once installed a mailbox on the ocean floor for scuba divers. Now, further evid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/edible-squid-postcard/

Michael Shermer on Science and Perceptual Blindness.

This is a clip from a talk at TED (Technology, Entertainment, design) given by Michael Shermer [wiki], the founder of Skeptic Magazine. At around 3 minutes mark, he showed a clip about perceptual blindness (the basketbal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/michael-shermer-on-science-and-perceptual-blindness/

Santa with Outlawed Hitler Salute.

From The Largest Minority: Miniature wooden Santa figures were removed from Rossmann stores, a German retail chain, after customers claimed they looked like they were giving the outlawed Hitler salute.“...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/santa-with-outlawed-hitler-salute/

Typhoon Durian Kills 1,000 in the Philippines.

More than 1,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Durian hit the Philippines:Official figures showed 450 dead, 507 injured and 599 missing, but Sen. Richard Gordon, head of the local Red Cross, said he believed mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/typhoon-durian-kills-1000-in-the-philippines/

The Black Hole of Los Alamos.

Ed Grothus is a former Los Alamos National Lab employee. Now, he tinkers around his shop "The Black Hole," a marvelous scientific junk store with a huge collection of used scientific equipments, electronics, la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/the-black-hole-of-los-alamos/

Brad Graham's "OverKill" Chopper Bicycle.

That's Brad Graham showing off his custom bicycle chopper "OverKill." See more custom bikes at AtomicZombie: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/brad-grahams-overkill-chopper-bicycle/

Gumball Time.

Besides posting tons of fun stuff at YesButNoButYes blog, Mario Marsicano also has some awesome retro stuff you can buy at his website (and namesake) Jellio. Here's Gumball Time, a gumball vending machine modded to be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/gumball-time/

Rearranging Toothpicks without Touching Them.

Take 5 toothpicks and snap them in half (but leave the two halves attached) and arrange them in a burst pattern. Then, without touching them, rearrange the toothpicks to make a star. How? Press play or go to Link [metaca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/rearranging-toothpicks-without-touching-them/

Suprise! Psychopaths Have Abnormal Brain.

Scientists from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London confirmed what we all suspect all along: psychopaths have different brains than normal people.Psychopaths showed less activity in brain areas involved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/suprise-psychopaths-have-abnormal-brain/

Remote-Controlled Floor Sweeper.

Here's how to make cleaning hardwood floor more enjoyable: turn a radio-controlled car into a floor sweeper! Details at Evil Mad Scientist Lab: Link - via DIY:happy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/remote-controlled-floor-sweeper/

Zero Genie.

Artists Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer describe themselves as "Slightly inept trainees of an ancient mystic sect, they have somehow managed to infiltrate the Cosmonaut’s Training Programme in Star City, Moscow....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/zero-genie/

Cow Pants!

From Modern Mechanix Blog, which covers articles from vintage Modern Mechanix, Popular Science, and other mags: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/cow-pants/

Stylish Fire Extinguisher.

That's a fire extinguisher, part of a new product line called Orange Works at the Home Depot.The chic yet functional product was designed by Peter Arnell, and Home Depot says:"it hopes the fire extinguisher's de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/stylish-fire-extinguisher/

DIY 3D Paper Snowflake.

WikiHow has the detailed instruction on how to make your own 3D paper snowflake: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-Snowflake - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/diy-3d-paper-snowflake/

Motorhome Bike.

Being homeless didn't stop this guy Brian from making the best of it: he built a motorhome bike that he pedals around Portland, Oregon! From BikePortland: Link 1 | Link 2 - via Honky-Tonk Dragon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/motorhome-bike/

Early Photos of Disneyland.

From USC's Regional History Collection, here are some early photos of the grand opening of Disneyland (and yes, that's Uncle Walt at the controls of the Viewliner, the train that ran between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/early-photos-of-disneyland/

Python Worship.

According to the Times of London: Pythons were probably the first idols to be worshipped by man, archaeologists said after unearthing evidence of a ritual dating back 70,000 years. A rock shaped like an enormou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/python-worship/

Menthol Snuff.

My friend Diana at Cream of the Crock has quite a collection of vintage pharmaceuticals. She's gone out of her way to research the various ingredients in her "menthol snuff." Turns out she can . . . CLEAN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/menthol-snuff/

Simultaneous underground wedding.

Ten miners married their sweethearts Saturday a thousand feet underground in the Shanxi province of China. Why? It’s a stunt aimed at making China’s coal-mining industry (the deadliest in the world) less...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/simultaneous-underground-wedding/

Amy Youngs' Digestive Table.

Here are the images from this week's Cellar & Neatorama collaboration: the Digestive Table, created by artist Amy M. Youngs.Start by "feeding" your table scraps of food and shredded paper into the opening o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/amy-youngs-digestive-table/

Top 10 Smartest and Stupidest Dog Breeds.

Link Donkey has a list of the top 10 most intelligent and stupidest dogs on the planet:Most intelligent: These breeds on average require less than 5 repetitions to understand a new command. They obey first commands 9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/top-10-smartest-and-stupidest-dog-breeds/

Artwork by Andre Martins de Barros.

See more of French artist Andre Martins de Barros' artwork here: Link - via Jaf Project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/artwork-by-andre-martins-de-barros/

Miracle Mule Gave Birth.

This mule just gave birth. So what's neat about that, you think. Here's why it's amazing (hint: it's a mule!) A mule is the hybrid of a horse and a donkey and should be sterile - except in this instance.Ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/miracle-mule-gave-birth/

No Santa's Butt Beer for Maine.

From the website:A beer distributor says Maine is being a Scrooge by barring it from selling a beer with a label depicting Santa Claus enjoying a pint of brew.In a complaint filed in federal court, Shelton B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/no-santas-butt-beer-for-maine/

Firestarter Flashlight.

What makes this flashlight so powerful? A few things. First, there's some batteries. And not just a few, but 12 1.2V NiMH (rechargable) batteries capable of sustained 10 amp draws. They're in a nice, heavy duty batte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/firestarter-flashlight/

Kitchen in a Ball.

This kitchen island, made by Italian company Sheer, may not be practical (those who have it probably eat out every night anyways) but you can't beat it as a conversation piece. The unit's top lifts up to reveal the cooki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/kitchen-in-a-ball/

Are Natural Disasters Becoming More and More Common?

Since the 60s, there has been a large increase in the number of reported natural disasters. Does this mean that the world is becoming more dangerous or are people reporting more things?Link - via Digital Journal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/04/are-natural-disasters-becoming-more-and-more-common/










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