Archive for January 29th, 2007

Robotic Parking Garage

A fully automated basement parking garage is slated to be unveiled in New York City's Chinatown this February. This garage will cram 67 cars into a volume typically occupied by only 24 cars in a traditional garage....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/robotic-parking-garage/

Candy Shaped Like Lego Bricks.

Cybele May of the Candy Blog, who probably has the best gig ever (she eats and rates candies!), found this awesome candy called Candy Blox:They’re a compressed dextrose candy (what I call chalk candy) shaped li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/candy-shaped-like-lego-bricks/

Bright Nights Installation in New York City.

Michael Meier of Oakado blog (fun illustrations, btw) found this awesome interactive installation called Bright Nights in New York City's Union Square:The project was called »Bright nights« and the code...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/bright-nights-installation-in-new-york-city/

Gazillion Geese in Modesto, California.

Apparently, there's a secret little spot in Modesto, California that is home to about a gazillion geese!Links: Modesto Bee article | Photo from Jenguin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/gazillion-geese-in-modesto-california/

The Periodic Table of Comic Books.

The Periodic Table of Comic Books is lovingly compiled by John P. Selegue and F. James Holler of the University of Kentucky's Chemistry Department. The website lists comic book pages having to do with any particular elem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/the-periodic-table-of-comic-books/

Play! Symphony Plays Video Game Theme Songs.

Instead of those stuffy classics, Play! symphony plays a medley of songs you'll definitely recognize. I won't tell you what it is, you have to see it for yourself: Hit play or go to http://video.google.com/videoplay?doc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/play-symphony-plays-video-game-theme-songs/

Dying Man's Last Wish: a Prostitute.

From the website:A young disabled man who receives care for his life-limiting illness at a hospice run by a nun spoke yesterday of his decision to use a prostitute to experience sex before he dies.Sister Fra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/dying-mans-last-wish-a-prostitute/

Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter.

Here's something for the fans of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat arcade games: a very detailed and fantastically choreographed Flash movie by Newgrounds user Proxicide called MK vs. SF 2. Hit play to see the battle sequ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/mortal-kombat-vs-street-fighter/

Net Disaster.

Yuck! Someone vomited on Neatorama! Well, not really - that's just Net Disaster, a website where you can (safely) plaster a website of your choice with pesky animals, graffiti, wrath of nature, vomit, and many more.It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/net-disaster/

Office Guns.

They may seem crappy but some of these office-made rubber band guns could kill you. In the gallery you can see all the gun models built only using office tools. Also there are comparatives and photos of demostrations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/office-guns/

Homemade Spy Sub.

For our weekly collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day:Some fathers and sons play catch, but not electrical engineer Jason Rollette and his 12-year-old son Trevor. They built their own spy sub (for only $300)!Elec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/homemade-spy-sub/

World's Oldest Newspaper Ends Print Version For Internet Format

The world's oldest newspaper, Sweden's Post och Inrikes Tidningar (Post and Domestic Newspapers), has embraced the digital age, ending its run as a print publication and opting to be published exclusively on the Inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/worlds-oldest-newspaper-ends-print-version-for-internet-format/

Wedding Thriller.

This wedding probably had more rehearsal than most! The reception featured a production number that’s unlikely to become a tradition, but they did it well. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/wedding-thriller/

Visuwords.

Visuwords is an online graphical dictionary. Learn how words associate with other words with the diagrams that come with each entry. After your word loads, run your mouse over the word or the associated words to get a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/visuwords/

Computer Chip Trivet

Make a trivet out of computer chips! Complete instructions available at Evil Mad Scientist. Not as simple or cheap as getting a plain metal trivet at a yard sale, but this will impress your geek friends. And the proces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/computer-chip-trivet/

Impressive Puppetry

Think marionettes are old-fashioned and no longer entertaining? How about when the smallest one in the entourage is still more than twenty feet tall...? The Sultan's Elephant was a massive puppetry show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/impressive-puppetry/

A Polar Bear Called Knut.

This cute little polar bear looks just like a plush toy. http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/lf/022504polarbears/im:/070124/ids_photos_wl/r959783251.jpg;_ylt=ApCvDP9nQtgFZ_HJTiOsRSMBWscF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3dmhrOGVvBHNlYwN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/a-polar-bear-called-knut/

Body Language Is Important

It's vital that one be fluent in nonverbal communication, or a misunderstanding may develop before you even open your mouth. Are you hip to the language of hips? Or are you lost in a babel of bodily slang? If so,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/body-language-is-important/

Woman Battled Cougar with a Pen and Won.

65-year-old Californian woman Nell Hamm fought a cougar off her husband Jim with a pen and saved his life!Link - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/woman-battled-cougar-with-a-pen-and-won/

Annie Leibovitz' Photos of Celebrities as Disney Characters.

Photo: Annie LeibovitzFamous photographer Annie Leibovitz [wiki] is teaming up with Disney to take pictures of celebrities dressed as various Disney characters for Year of a Million Dreams ad campaign. The photo above is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/annie-leibovitz-photos-of-celebrities-as-disney-characters/

Scientist Invented Caffeinated Donut.

As if the original version isn't bad enough already, scientists upped the ante by creating the caffeinated donuts: That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/scientist-invented-caffeinated-donut/

Black Sheep Movie: Violence of the Lambs.

Black Sheep (no, not the 1996 comedy [wiki] with Chris Farley and David Spade) is a film about genetic experiment gone bad (yes, with killer sheeps) made by New Zealand direcotor Jonathan King. Hit play or go to Link [i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/black-sheep-movie-violence-of-the-lambs/

Ghostbusters Car For Sale.

Got a spare $150,000? Then buy yourself this 1959 Cadillac better known as Ecto 1, the Ghostbusters [wiki] car from George Barris Star Car Collection.http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/cadillac/unspecified/1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/ghostbusters-car-for-sale/

Lookin' Good for Jesus.

Get His attention, repair damage, redeem your reputation and more! Link - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/lookin-good-for-jesus/

Woman Applied for Immigration Visa for Her Dog!

Here's a story about a woman who loved her dog so much that she applied an immigration visa for it! As her husband lived in Japan for so long time, Ms. Wen's pet teckle Niuniu who accompanied her for seven years has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/woman-applied-for-immigration-visa-for-her-dog/

Abusin' the Apostrophe.

In 2001, John Richards started the Apostrophe Protection Society, which aims to preserve the correct use of this much abused punctuation mark.There's a Flickr group, called Grocer's Apostrophe which documents bad use of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/29/abusin-the-apostrophe/
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