Archive for January 9th, 2007

Got Electricity...?

Get an eyeful of this 230,000-volt six-story-tall electrical discharge! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (UDATE: Commenter Mike informs us that this is a 94-mile, 500,000-volt line running between Hoover Dam an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/got-electricity/

Robot Face Manhole Cover.

We've featured Frangipani's manhole cover photo collection before, but Norwood Matt from Stuff on Fire pointed us to this fantastic one on the left - a robot face manhole cover at Studio Ghibli Museum.http://www.frangipa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/robot-face-manhole-cover/

Boring Postcards.

A Flickr pool of Boring Postcards: Link - via iZ reloaded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/boring-postcards/

Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Flavoured Stamps

New stamps to celebrate the Chinese year of the pig not only show the animals but also taste of them. When you scratch the front of the porcine postage stamps, the 'tasty aroma' of sweet and sour pork is released. Lic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/sweet-n-sour-pork-flavoured-stamps/

Ouija Mouse Pad.

Communicate with the "other side" while browsing the web with this Ouija mouse pad!Found at Coolest Gadgets, but I think many people got the same idea....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/ouija-mouse-pad/

The Greatest Medical Breakthrough of All Time.

The British Medical Journal is launching a competition to decide the greatest medical breakthrough of all time. Here's the shortlist: Anaesthesia, Antibiotics, Chlorpromazine, Computers, DNA, Evidence based medicine,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/the-greatest-medical-breakthrough-of-all-time/

Zapping a CD in a Microwave.

What do you get when you microwave a CD? Apparently this (don't you try it at home, kids): Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/zapping-a-cd-in-a-microwave/

RIP Inventor of Instant Noodle.

Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles, has died.He developed his first instant noodles, Chicken Ramen, in 1958.The product came out as Japan recovered from the ravages of World War II and began a lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/rip-inventor-of-instant-noodle/

A Cute Lion Cub.

Take a breather ... here's a cute lion club chaser for w.y.'s Lion-Faced Man post That's Koza, who was a 10-week-old lion cub at the San Diego Wild Animal Park when this pic was taken. The lion cub was actually a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/a-cute-lion-cub/

"Lion-faced" Man.

From the website: Yang Huimin, a 28-year-old man from Central China's Henan Province, had what he thought was a pimple on face when he was 4. But during the next 24 years, the small swelling grew bigger and bigger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/lion-faced-man/

For the benefit of all mankind.

Japanese scientists tackle the problem of smelly farts. This video is ten minutes long, but it gets funnier along the way. Would someone please add subtitles to this?! Push play or go to YouTube. -via TV in Japan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/for-the-benefit-of-all-mankind/

Japan in a Nutshell.

Professor Solomon told us about his free e-book "Japan in a Nutshell." I had fun reading parts of it, like this: what *not* to do in Japan:Don't ask for a substitute beverage at the Tea Ceremony*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/japan-in-a-nutshell/

Tobacco Through The Ages: A Timeline.

1492: Columbus, having sailed the ocean blue, notices Indians smoking and thus becomes the first known European to encounter tobacco. Indians take pains to look "cool" while smoking so as to exact a smal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/tobacco-through-the-ages-a-timeline/

Matrix Bathrobe, Inspired by the Twirling Dervishes.

Takashi Yamada of Yanko Design wrote about this new "Matrix" bathrobe designed by Bart Lens:The pattern is based on the movement of dancing Dervishes, or the fightingmatrix: when you pirouette you get the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/matrix-bathrobe-inspired-by-the-twirling-dervishes/

Nuclear Shadows in Hiroshima.

This bridge, located about 900 meters from the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima, Japan, got a permanent "nuclear shadow" of the handrails. Wikipedia explains why: Since thermal radiation travels in straight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/nuclear-shadows-in-hiroshima/

About as Close to The Jetsons Car as You Can Currently Get.

It's called the Cri-Cri (That's French for "cricket", folks,)--and at all of about 13 feet long and boasting a whopping 16-foot wingspan, it's also the World's Smallest Twin-Engine Airplane! Not surprisingly, the Cri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/about-as-close-to-the-jetsons-car-as-you-can-currently-get/

PopSci Science Predictions for 2007.

From Popular Science, an article about science in 2007. Here's their entry on the next generation nuclear reaction design:This May, however, the Department of Energy will select one of three new designs for a truly n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/popsci-science-predictions-for-2007/

When Theme Park Character Attacks ...

From the website:Home video of a costumed Tigger character apparently punching a boy in the face and knocking him back at a Walt Disney World theme park has prompted an Orange County Sheriff's investigation into the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/when-theme-park-character-attacks/

Flying Spaghetti Monster Appears on Busted LCD Screen.

Neatorama reader Pam Drouin sent in this pic:My iBook's LCD screen broke, and the result appears to bear the image of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!Link [Flickr] - Thanks Pam!If you don't know what FSM i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/09/flying-spaghetti-monster-appears-on-busted-lcd-screen/
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