Archive for January 3rd, 2007

Ping pong ball throwing skills

The guys in this clip either have far too much time on their hands, or must be the most talented pong artists ever. I can't even imagine how much time it took to complete the entire video. Via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/ping-pong-ball-throwing-skills/

NYC Panorama

An awesome panoramic photograph showing the whole of New York City. http://www.spaciousinternet.com/bestnycpanoramiczb4.jpg- via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/nyc-panorama/

2006 Darwin Award Winners.

The 2006 winners of the Darwin Award just got announced! And the winner is:The Hammer of DoomAugust brings us a winner from Brazil, who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/2006-darwin-award-winners/

Be A Digger Game: Motherload.

No, not that digg. In this fun and addictive Flash game Motherload, you're a little digger that excavates ores, sells them for money to upgrade your machine and dig even deeper to get more ores, ad infinitum. Somehow, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/be-a-digger-game-motherload/

Oddities of 2006.

Erik Kirschbaum of Reuters wrote about the oddities of 2006. Included is the spray-on condom we featured on Neatorama before (pic on the left) and many other items, such as:Careless thieves once again made headlines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/oddities-of-2006/

"Toadcessories": Purse and Hat Made With Actual Toads!

Glenn & Heidi Reed's Where on Earth? is an online catalog full of weird stuff you can buy (and some you cannot). This one "Toadcessory" hat and purse are but a small sample of the weird stuff they've got. C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/toadcessories-purse-and-hat-made-with-actual-toads/

The White Horse of Uffington.

The White Horse of Uffington, with its elegant lines of white chalk bedrock, is thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain. The image is a stylised representation of a horse (some would say dragon) some 374 f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/the-white-horse-of-uffington/

Praying for People and Horses.

HAKODATE, Hokkaido -- Five members of a local riding club rode up 134 steps on native Hokkaido-bred horses to make their first visit of 2007 to Hakodate Hachiman shrine in style. The riders from the Dosanko Farm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/praying-for-people-and-horses/

Live Action Pac-Man.

A live-action recreation of Pac-Man, from Japanese television. In this version, you won’t get eaten, but you’ll be beaten with sticks! I wish I could understand the one-liners, but its funny enou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/live-action-pac-man/

New Year Panoramas.

Hans Nyberg's Panoramas.dk has the neatest list of New Year panoramas you'll find on the Web. The one above is from Sydney, Australia (no, not Sidney, Montana).See 25 other cities: http://www.panoramas.dk/new-year-2007/n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/new-year-panoramas/

Reservoir Dog with Animated 3D Balloons.

Here's a little clip called Pump Action by Phil McNally. The scene is from the movie Reservoir Dogs.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Fresh Creation and Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/reservoir-dog-with-animated-3d-balloons/

Farting Sea Turtle Triggered Aquarium's Alarm.

This is why you should never feed your sea turtles some brussel sprouts: A turtle given a Christmas treat of Brussels sprouts caused a Boxing Day emergency when it set off an alarm at a sea life centre – by pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/farting-sea-turtle-triggered-aquariums-alarm/

World Record for Kicking One's Own Head.

This is a weird one: Richard Kavanagh broke the world record for most number of kicks to one's own head. He did 60 in 38 seconds. Hit play or go to Link [Google Video] - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/world-record-for-kicking-ones-own-head/

Saddam's Last Meal.

Dead Man Eating Weblog, a blog dedicated to last meals, last words and other things of executed inmates has the details on Saddam Hussein's last meal:Hussein had a final meal request of boiled chicken and rice. With...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/saddams-last-meal/

Steve Arnold, the Meteor Farmer.

In 2005, Steve Arnold found a 1,430-pound meteor in Greensburg, Kansas using a homebrewed metal detector cobbled together with PVC pipes and duct tapes. It was worth more than $1 million:FOR TWO WEEKS, STEVE ARNOLD T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/steve-arnold-the-meteor-farmer/

Was Ebenezer Scrooge Just a Victim of Brain Disease?

It was the night before Christmas, and Ebenezer Scrooge was facing the three ghosts. Or was he?Robert Chance Algar, a Californian neurologist, and his aunt Lisa Saunders, a medical writer and physician, believe that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/was-ebenezer-scrooge-just-a-victim-of-brain-disease/

Deadly Foot Odor Ads.

Haha.nu has a couple of pictures of a funny ad campaign by a deodorant, titled "Get Rid of Deadly Foot Odor": Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/deadly-foot-odor-ads/

How to Photograph Waterfalls.

Digital Photography School has a neat basic primer on how to photograph waterfalls. Even though you're not a shutterbug, you'll probably still appreciate several of the fantastic photos they have on the page: LinkThis on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/how-to-photograph-waterfalls/

Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (1994).

Before the blockbuster Fantastic Four movie in 2005 [wiki], there was a previous low-budget B-movie version produced by Roger Corman [wiki], who was famous for producing these types of film. The low-budget 1994 movie was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/roger-cormans-the-fantastic-four-1994/

The Idiot Test.

Here's a test to see whether you're an idiot. Truth be told, it took me several times to "pass" the test. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/03/the-idiot-test/
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