Archive for January 23rd, 2007

Gloves You Blow into to Stay Warm

Gorgonz has developed a novel method for keeping hands warm on freezing days - the Exhale line of gloves. When your hands gets cold, you just blow through a small one-way flap to circulate more hot air. Sure beats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/gloves-you-blow-into-to-stay-warm/

Huge Floating Crane

I'm not sure if this is Japan's largest floating crane or if it's the biggest in the world, but either way, it's huge! The "Yoshida" was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Division has a boom length of 132m and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/huge-floating-crane/

Video footage of the Aurora Borealis from Space

An excellent video clip of the Northern Lights as seen from the International Space Station, with in-depth commentary by one of the scientests currently on board. (Can someone tell me who it is...? He's very knowledgeabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/video-footage-of-the-aurora-borealis-from-space/

Colorful SweetskinZ Bike Tires.

No, this post isn't about a guy doing bike stunt - instead, look at the bike itself. See anything odd? Like the tires? That's the SweetskinZ tires, invented by Yann Mellet, have full-color graphics and light-reflective p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/colorful-sweetskinz-bike-tires/

Charybdis, William Pye's Vortex Water Sculpture.

This fantastic water sculpture by William Pye is called Charybdis, and it's located in Seaham Hall, Sunderland, UK.Why, there's even a YouTube clip:Links: William Pye's website | YouTube Link - Thanks Aberron!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/charybdis-william-pyes-vortex-water-sculpture/

My Cat Hates You, a Compendium of Sour-Faced Kitties.

Neatorama reader Kiera suggested this website, MyCatHatesYou.com:A hilarious group of "sour-faced" kitties with very appropriate captions under each picture. People send in pictures of their pissed-off or j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/my-cat-hates-you-a-compendium-of-sour-faced-kitties/

Fun Flash Game: Armed Invasion.

The concept and gameplay of Armed Invasion is simple: repel the armed invasion with your gun turret. After each level, you can upgrade your turret's capabilities, but the enemies also get a lot faster.This is one fun gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/fun-flash-game-armed-invasion/

Weird Inventions: Giving Birth by Centrifugal Force and More ...

2Spare has a list of 10 Strangest Inventions. For example, here's a patent by Charlotte E. Blonsky (Patent No. 3,216,423): an apparatus for facilitating the birth of a child using centrifugal force!In their patent ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/weird-inventions-giving-birth-by-centrifugal-force-and-more/

Coming Soon - Robotic Nurses

According to The Scotsman, scientists are confident that robot nurses will be assisting with the care of patients within 3 years. While there's no immediate plans to have them performing surgery, they "will perf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/coming-soon-robotic-nurses/

Skyguard Laser

A land-based laser that can target incoming warheads and projectiles: Suddenly I'm remembering the Eighties-era "Star Wars" Strategic Defense Initiative again...and how everyone mocked it at the time. Hmm......

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/skyguard-laser/

Hand Made Star Wars

It's the final Death Star attack scene, played out using only hands! Link [youtube video] - via TV in Japan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/hand-made-star-wars/

How to win free beer using geometry.

This involves no sleight-of-hand or trickery, just a basic knowledge of geometry. It probably doesn’t hurt that the people he is betting against have been drinking already. Push play or go to YouTube. (via Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/how-to-win-free-beer-using-geometry/

Car Converted into an X-Wing A-Wing Starfighter.

A Star Wars fan converted his Honda Del Sol into an X-Wing A-Wing Starfighter. http://blog.triggerla.com/?p=128 -via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/car-converted-into-an-x-wing-starfighter/

Cozy Apartment.

From the Ridiculous Real Estate department: an 11x7 flat in London is for sale. Seventy-seven square feet of living space, needs wiring and cleanup, asking price £170,000. Thats £2,209, or $4,327 per square foot!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/cozy-apartment/

It's a Pig Show!

Anita of Say No to Crack found the details of this "Pig." It's a British kid show by Whalley Range All Stars performed inside an inflatable pig - to watch it, you have to put on a little piglet tails and assume...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/its-a-pig-show/

The Disappearing Lake Peigneur.

See what happens when an oil rig accidentally drilled down into a salt mine underneat the lake (who pulled out the drain plug?): Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Lake Peigneur [wiki] - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/the-disappearing-lake-peigneur/

Whale Surgery.

Chinese doctors at the Qingdao Polar Ocean World have just succeeded in performing their first whale surgery: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/whale-surgery/

Fire Fighting Flowers.

Leave it to the Japan's fire engine maker Morita Corporation to make a kitchen fire extinguisher in the shape of flowers:The extinguisher’s ‘petals’ are used to put out fires in pans, and to ensure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/fire-fighting-flowers/

Photo Tissue Box.

The idea is so simple it's brilliant: this photo tissue box lets you put a photo of someone you love "regurgitating" tissues!Ah, low-brow humor ... Link - via Random Good StuffSee also: Moai Tissue Dispenser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/photo-tissue-box/

Knight Helmet Wastebasket.

After you're done with all those tissues, toss 'em in this knight's helmet wastebasket!http://www.designtoscano.com/jump.jsp?itemID=5575&itemType=PRODUCT&path - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/knight-helmet-wastebasket/

What's Your Viking Name?

I just found out that my Viking Name is Óleifr Dogchaser, and that the Vikings will let me on their boat if they need ballast. Maybe.Find out your viking name here: Link - via Miss Cellania.The pic to the left is,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/23/whats-your-viking-name/






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