Archive for December 16th, 2006

Nuckin' Futs: the Year in Review by JibJab

Nuckin' Futs! The JibJab Year in Review | Send To Friends | Funny Animations at JibJab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/nuckin-futs-the-year-in-review-by-jibjab/

Fat Japanese Politians Blog Their Diet Effort.

Diagnosed as having "metabolic syndrome" basically, afancy name for a big belly, two Japanese politicians Noritoshi Ishida and Keizo Takemi have started a blog (in Japanese) to document their fight to slim down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/fat-japanese-politians-blog-their-diet-effort/

The Turtle Submarine.

David Bushnell built the first American sub called the Turtle Submarine in 1776. It's a one-man vessel powered by a pedal-operated propeller and armed with a keg of explosives to destroy British warships anchored in New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/the-turtle-submarine/

Wooster on Spring Street Art.

Wooster Collective has a new street art project called the Wooster on Spring (it's on 11 Spring Street in Lower Manhattan, New York). This one above is made by street artist Dface. Here are some more photos from project:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/wooster-on-spring-street-art/

World's First Cloned Cat Has Kittens.

Copy Cat, the world's first cloned cat has kittens (the old fashioned way!):The world's first cloned cat just became a mother _ and she even did it without test tubes. Copy Cat, who was cloned by Texas A&M Univer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/worlds-first-cloned-cat-has-kittens/

When Firefighting Demo Goes Bad.

What *NOT* to do when staging a firefighting demo: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/when-firefighting-demo-goes-bad/

Backpack Seat.

I'm sure the concept is not new, but this is the first I've seen: a backpack/stool!So, next time you're hiking with this beauty and you got tired, just set it down and voilà - you've got yourself a chair.Link - vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/backpack-seat/

World's Largest Gingerbread House.

Gingerbread artist Roger Pelcher built the world's largest gingerbread house at Mall of America. How large? Here's some relevant statistics:The gingerbread house has 1,496 square feet (larger than my house!)Built from 14...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/worlds-largest-gingerbread-house/

World's Largest Gingerbread Man.

What's the world's largest gingerbread house good for without the world's largest gingerbread man?It's a 466 pound gingerbread man made by John Fish of the Gingerbread House Bakery in Rochester, MN. Right after the holid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/worlds-largest-gingerbread-man/

Medieval Gingerbread.

Just one more gingerbread thing: a medieval gingerbread, made from a recipe originally used in the 14th and 15th century. Apparently, gingerbread was even featured in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales:"They fette hym f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/medieval-gingerbread/

Polar Bear Siege.

From Fun Reports, but not particularly fun for those involved:There is nothing funny about work in Arctic. And a group of Russians at an Arctic weather station felt it on their own back. They spent two nerv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/polar-bear-siege/

Who Needs a Glockenspiel?

The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, performed entirely on bicycle parts! You can download this and/or send it as a holiday greeting. Link -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/who-needs-a-glockenspiel/

Theo Kamecke's Electronic Circuit Board Art.

Theo Kamecke built his amazing sculptures using actual electronic circuit boards, using traditional marquetry woodworking techniques! See more of his artworks: http://www.theokamecke.com/main.html - via Jaf Project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/theo-kameckes-electronic-circuit-board-art/

Tinkertoy Computer Plays Tic-Tac-Toe

This tinkertoy computer, on display at Boston's Museum of Science, actually plays tic-tac-toe! Retro Thing has the story: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/tinkertoy-computer-plays-tic-tac-toe/

How to Train a Cat to Operate a Light Switch.

Here's how to train your cat to click a light switch: Hit play (yes, slow at first, but the cat got the hang of it!) or go to Link [YouTube] - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/how-to-train-a-cat-to-operate-a-light-switch/

Secret of French Military Prowess: Armed Vespa!

That's a moped armed with a 75 mm recoilless cannon, called the ACMA Troupes Aeról Portées Mle. 56, used by (who else?) the French Military!Deployed with their airborne forces, this was essentially a mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/secret-of-french-military-prowess-armed-vespa/

Man Without a Pulse Goes on Living.

Meet Gerard Langevin, a 65-year-old Quebec man who is the only living Canadian without a pulse:Dr. Renzo Cecere implanted the “Heartmate II” mechanical heart into Gerard Langevin in an three-hour operatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/16/man-without-a-pulse-goes-on-living/




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