Archive for January 22nd, 2007

Bungie Jumping is for Wussies

How about flying down a mountainside at breakneck speed, with only a cable and pulley keeping you from crashing into the treacherous ground...? Hit Play or go to YouTube to watch. I'm mildly acrophobic, and acts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/bungie-jumping-is-for-wussies/

Cambodian Jungle Girl.

Today'sCellar / Neatorama Image of the Week is the amazing story of Rochom P'ngieng, a Cambodian girl who disappeared at the age of eight and re-appeared now, twenty years later, after living all that time in the deep Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/cambodian-jungle-girl/

Movie Machine Paper Model.

This Moving Picture Machine paper model was originally put out by Disney and Pepsodent in 1938. It's now available as a free download at the Disney Experience: http://disneyexperience.com/models/movie_machine.html | Phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/movie-machine-paper-model/

Max Chen's Soapbox Car.

Max Chen built this shopping cart soapbox car for the 1999 Sandhill Challenge: First made for the 1999 Sandhill Challenge, then adapted to the more dangerous and curvy SF Illegal Soapbox Society. Clocked at 49 mph, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/max-chens-soapbox-car/

Modern Day Heraldic Shopping List.

Coat of Arms aren't just for aristocrats anymore ... here's Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson's cute Heraldic Shopping List, which reflects modern day's shopping needs in a coat of arms! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/modern-day-heraldic-shopping-list/

Austro-Hungarian Empire's Coat of Arms.

Incidentally, coat of arms can be quite intricate and beautiful. Here's one from the Austro-Hungarian Empire [wiki], which was a dual monarchy (1867 - 1918) born out of a compromise between the ruling Habsburg dynasty an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/austro-hungarian-empires-coat-of-arms/

Chaos Robot.

Autonomous Solutions' robot Chaos can traverse just about any kinds of terrain thanks to its unique "tracks" (that flail crazily when it goes about its business!). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via SlashGe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/chaos-robot/

Futuristic Japanese Museum

This futuristic glass encased art museum, the largest in Japan, houses only temporary exhibits. From the article: The museum's main peculiarity is that it will hold no collection of its own, making it the world's l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/futuristic-japanese-museum/

Wearable Technology: The Boombox Jacket.

Actually, this Burton Audex Motorola Cargo Jacket is so much more than that - in addition to having an integrated speaker so you can listen to your MP3s (and graciously share the music with everyone around you) while sno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/wearable-technology-the-boombox-jacket/

Norman McLaren's Le Merle.

Le Merle (the Blackbird) is a clever animation directed by Norman McLaren in 1958, based on a French-Canadian song where the bird loses parts of its body, then regain three-fold.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Ras...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/norman-mclarens-le-merle/

Tenor Sues Because He Was Booed.

From the website:The celebrated tenor Roberto Alagna has given his first full explanation of why he stormed off the stage at La Scala after being booed during a performance.Alagna claimed the hostile reactio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/tenor-sues-because-he-was-booed/

Dress Made Out of FEMA Blue Tarp.

Mallory of MissMalaprop.com finally found something that FEMA is good for: she made a dress out of the agency's blue tarp someone found in a big pile on the side of the road!Link - via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/dress-made-out-of-fema-blue-tarp/

Hanoch Piven's Yarn Dog.

We've featured Hanoch Piven's artwork before (he uses everyday objects arranged in a clever way to create "illustrations"), but this dog is too cute to pass up! Here's Hanoch's website again: http://www.pivenwo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/hanoch-pivens-yarn-dog/

The Circusmuseum's Collection of Circus Memorabilia.

If you like vintage posters and anything circus, you'll like The Circusmuseum in Holland - the website has tons of posters, photos, and prints from Jaap Best's collection of circus memorabilia. Link - via The Cartoonist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/the-circusmuseums-collection-of-circus-memorabilia/

A Mathematical Cow Joke.

A math joke from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon:"There are three men on a train. One of them is an economist and one of them is a logician and one of them is a mathematician. */...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/a-mathematical-cow-joke/

How Far Can You Bend a 777 Wing Before It Breaks?

Actually, a lot - and when the failure happened, it was quite a sight. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Sovrat.se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/how-far-can-you-bend-a-777-wing-before-it-breaks/

Tennis Ball Shoes.

The Ball Out is a collaboration between Reebok and Alife. The pair of shoes are hand-made from tennis ball felt! Thanks AC!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/tennis-ball-shoes/

Self-Referential Formula: Math Equation That Plots Itself!

The above equation is a math formula concocted by J. Tupper - what's amazing is that when you plug in a certain value, the formula plots a self-referential graph that is ... itself! Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/self-referential-formula-math-equation-that-plots-itself/

Two Turnstones Catch the Ferry Instead of Flying.

I think they do travel by boat because of the breakfast, but anyway: "A pair of turnstones, birds that fly thousands of miles across oceans, are taking the ferry to save themselves a three-mile commute. They catc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/two-turnstones-catch-the-ferry-instead-of-flying/

Ergopod 500, Surf the Internet in Bed.

With Office Organix's Ergopod 500, there's no more reason to get out of bed anymore ... Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/ergopod-500-surf-the-internet-in-bed/

Chema Madoz' Photography.

Take a look at the creative photography of Chema Madoz: http://www.chemamadoz.com/ingles/gallery1.htm?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/chema-madoz-photography/

Come Back With a Warrant Doormat.

What to get your paranoid friends who think that the government is out to get them? Why, this doormat, of course: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/come-back-with-a-warrant-doormat/

World's Thinnest DVD Disc.

Here's the world's thinnest DVD disc:Using an innovative nanoimprint technology, Hitachi Maxell, LTD have succeeded in creating the world’s thinnest DVD media at 0.092mm thick. This makes the new disc approxima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/worlds-thinnest-dvd-disc/

Man's Best Friend: Dogs Got Your Back!

Ah, this is why they're man's best friend: dogs will help you when you're down! See the other great things that they'll do: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/mans-best-friend-dogs-got-your-back/

Double Helix, a Clever Photography of Shadows.

DPChallenge.com has tons of fantastic digital photos submitted by its users for reviews - this one is a fabulous photo called Double Helix by jdannels, who noticed that the shadows of a staircase looked just like DNA!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/22/double-helix-a-clever-photography-of-shadows/




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