Archive for January 20th, 2007

Cold duck.

So far this weekend, we’ve seen a raccoon jump from a demolished building, a deer rescued from the ice, and a chicken kicked onto a roof. Now, it’s the story of a duck who was shot, taken home, kept in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/cold-duck/

Artificial Stupidity.

There’s so much research going into artificial intelligence. But the real challenge is to reproduce human stupidity via technology. It’s really difficult to get a computer to act as dumb as humans can, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/artificial-stupidity/

Mixed Messages.

Your t-shirt says one thing, your jacket says another, and together they say something completely new! Evil Mad Scientist has instructions on making your own ensemble with a mixed message. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/mixed-messages/

Storing a Picture on One Photon

Scientists at the University of Rochester have figured out a way to store entire images on a single photon. From the article: "It sort of sounds impossible, but instead of storing just ones and zeros, we're storing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/storing-a-picture-on-one-photon/

Please Be Safe ...

The *real* reason they want you not to sit or climb on zoo fences! Via Miss Cellania....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/please-be-safe/

World's Largest Jade Buddha.

W.Y. of Random Citations has a post of this amazing sculpted Buddha: the world's largest jade Buddha statue!The statue was sculpted from a piece of jade 7.95 meters high, 6.88 meters wide, 4.10 meters thick, weighing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/worlds-largest-jade-buddha/

Tired of Political Mailers? Woman Wrapped it in Dog Poo and Returned it to Congresswoman!

A woman fed up getting political mailers from Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave [wiki] (that's her on the left) decided to do something about it, which landed her in court:Invoking Thomas Jefferson and Mr. Hankey from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/tired-of-political-mailers-woman-wrapped-it-in-dog-poo-and-returned-it-to-congresswoman/

Lovers of Teruel.

The story of the Lovers of Teruel [wiki] (Los Amantes de Teruel) goes like any other great love stories:... Diego Marcilla had returned with great riches and with the intent of marrying Isabel. Diego had not counted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/lovers-of-teruel/

Modern Day Cave Dwellers.

From Spluch:In the caverns deep in the mountain in Anshun of southwest China's Guizhou Province, live nearly a hundred villagers. People of the Tajing village, all from the Miao minorrity group, have lived there for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/modern-day-cave-dwellers/

Toilet Paper Clothes.

Anita over at Say No to Crack has a neat post about all kinds of clothings made from ... toilet paper! The photo on the left is but one example of things you can make from it: a toilet paper wedding dress!Links: Toilet P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/toilet-paper-clothes/

The ADD Shopping Network.

What would happen if a person with severe Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have a TV shopping show? Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via WTTF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/the-add-shopping-network/

Truck Missing Back Wheels ...

continue driving as if there's nothing wrong! http://ueba.net/hosted_pages/Safety-First-20070115 - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/truck-missing-back-wheels/

Weird Japanese Swan "Toy".

OK, this one's pretty weird: a Japanese "toy" that Flickr user Greg Jagiello found at the Daiso store in Daly City, California. The swan got a little packet of stuff that once you squeeze it, a chemical reactio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/weird-japanese-swan-toy/

Walking Table

You don’t have to call someone to help you move this table, because it walks! No motor or batteries, just a set of mechanical legs, for those who are just too cool to put wheeled casters on their furniture. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/walking-table/

Woman Finds Real Pearl In Supermarket Oyster

A woman has found a real pearl inside a supermarket oyster in what must be a million-to-one chance. Teri Preece bought a pack of 6 oysters and inside one of them was a pearl worth approximately £100. Colleagues hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/woman-finds-realy-pearl-in-supermarket-oyster/

Slumber Party goes wrong

What was she hoping to get out of it? Sweet mug shot by the way. JANUARY 18--Meet Sherry Herzner. The Kentucky woman, 31, is facing criminal charges for allegedly arranging an alcohol-soaked slumber party for her 15...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/slumber-party-goes-wrong/

Choppy, The Two-Faced Pig.

First it was the two-faced cow on Neatorama, now it's the two-faced pig! Meet Choppy, a two-headed pig in China whose birth was hailed as a miracle and a good sign of fertility!Link - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/choppy-the-two-faced-pig/

Learn Arithmetics with The Eye of Horus

The Eye of Horus [wiki] is a powerful Egyptian symbol used as protection from evil. Indeed, the "Rx" symbol used in medicine has its origin in the Eye.But did you know that the Eye of Horus was used to count fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/learn-arithmetics-with-the-eye-of-horus/

Japanese Acrobats, Filmed by Thomas Edison in 1904.

Here's a clip of Japanese acrobats, filmed in 1904 by Thomas Edison himself: Hit play or go to http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3149367437490602918&hl=en [Google Video] - via UrsiA little more digging revealed th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/japanese-acrobats-filmed-by-thomas-edison-in-1904/

Pac-Man Bathroom.

Urban Retro Lifestyles has a neat list of 5 cool walls with retro game themes. This one above is the Pac-Man bathroom [Flickr] at Game Junkie - via smidigt.se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/pac-man-bathroom/

Comet McNaught: The Brightest Comet in Decades.

Photo: Jens HackmannBoing Boing tuned us into Comet McNaught, the brightest comet in decades:The brightest comet in decades is unexpectedly now visible. The most optimistic predictions have Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/comet-mcnaught-the-brightest-comet-in-decades/

Ma Bell Strikes Back!

Stephen Colbert explains the whole AT&T thing: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via J-Walk....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/ma-bell-strikes-back/

World's Largest Klein Bottle.

In collaboration with Toronto's Kingbridge Centre and Killdee Scientific Glass, Acme Klein Bottle company has created the world's largest Klein bottle [wiki]:The Kingbridge Klein Bottle is 1.1 meter tall, 50 cm diame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/worlds-largest-klein-bottle/

Larry Carlson's Interactive Pictures.

Multi-media artist Larry Carlson makes those "rollover" graphics you see on websites (where the graphics change as you roll your mouse over it) into an artform.Check out his North Vale Interactive Pictures: Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/larry-carlsons-interactive-pictures/

World's Tallest Roses.

The world's tallest roses, Ecuadorian "Forever Young" and "Red Intuition" roses, stand 5+ feet tall! They're about $250 per dozen: Link - via growabrain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/worlds-tallest-roses/

Pong, the Text-Based Game.

If you ever watched a movie and then think "Huh, the book was better," here's a game for you: Pong, the Text-Based Game brought to you by Gregory Karber: Link - via mentalfloss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/pong-the-text-based-game/

World's Most Dangerous Bookstore.

Bookgasm blog took a trip to The Bookman, a.k.a. the World's Most Dangerous Bookstore, in Oklahoma City:As we arrived, the chunky, braided proprietor – Bill – was seated in a folding chair in the swelteri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/worlds-most-dangerous-bookstore/

A House Covered with Writings.

How'd you like this as a neighbor? Estrella Benevides, 46, has until Feb. 14 to erase the painted script from her home in the 1800 block of Cottage Grove Avenue, which has been covered with an inscrutable text conta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/a-house-covered-with-writings/

Got a Forklift? Just Move That Illegally Parked Maserati. What Could Go Wrong?

This is like asking for it:FORKLIFTS move all sorts of things — wheat, barrels, old crates — but is a $110,000 Maserati an old crate?A building worker in Sydney's Billyard Avenue, in Eli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/20/got-a-forklift-just-move-that-illegally-parked-maserati-what-could-go-wrong/




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