Archive for January 31st, 2007

Cartoon Ads Cause Bomb Scare in Boston.

What's up with Boston? LED boards featuring Mooninite character for Adult Swim cartoon "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" had been placed for weeks in 10 other US cities, but caused a bomb scare only in Beantown....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/cartoon-ads-cause-bomb-scare-in-boston/

ALF Sings Bob Seger

ALF [wiki] does his best Tom-Cruise-in-Risky-Business-singing-Bob-Seger ! For all the Tom Cruise fans, you can see the original here [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/alf-sings-bob-seger/

Strange New Candy Bars Creations.

Stephen of Cotton & Sand blog was unsatisfied with the limited selection of candy bars we have today, and decided to make new ones. Strange new ones, like Nestle Crunch with Ketchup, Vegetable Skittles, Snickers Baco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/strange-new-candy-bars-creations/

Rubik's Cube Cast From White Bronze.

Marshall Astor created this Rubik's Cube out of white bronze! The goodthing about it is no matter how you turn it - the cube's solved already! http://www.marshallastor.com/projects-art-stuff/the-cube/ - via Make, Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/rubiks-cube-cast-from-white-bronze/

Got Bilk?

Ever heard of such thing called "Beer and Milk"? The idea for the drink was conceived after dairy firms threw out a huge amount of surplus milk in March last year. The son of the manager of a liquor store in Nak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/got-bilk/

Head of World Bank Wears Socks with Giant Holes!

Paul Wolfowitz [wiki], the head of World Bank, visited a mosque during an official visit to Turkey. Obeying local customs, he removed his shoes and revealed two large holes in his socks! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/head-of-world-bank-wears-socks-with-giant-holes/

Happy Birthday, Daniel Tammet!

Today, Daniel Tammet [wiki], the savant that holds the European record for remembering pi to 22,514th digit, is 10,220 days or 245,280 hours (that's 28 years for us non-savants).mental_floss got the story:A lot of sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/happy-birthday-daniel-tammet/

Ten Worst Rock Star Plane Crashes.

Blender has this article on the 10 Worst Rock Star Plane Crashes. On number 10 is Buddy Holly:Holly, Valens and Richardson were barnstorming through the Midwest in 1959 on a package tour and looking to avoid a frigid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/ten-worst-rock-star-plane-crashes/

Human "Hobbit" is a New Species.

A new study by Dean Falk of the Florida State University and her colleagues sugggested that the human "Hobbits" found on an Indonesian island in 2004 are a completely new species:The researchers believe the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/human-hobbit-is-a-new-species/

Snake Steals Toxin from Poisonous Toads.

From the website:It sounds like something straight out of a video game: A snake collects toxin by biting a poisonous toad and uses that venom as a defense against hawks and other predators. But that is exactly what r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/snake-steals-toxin-from-poisonous-toads/

Homemade Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Car

On the auction block on eBay: a 1984 Trans Am pimped out to be a Knight Rider K.I.T.T. car! Link via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/homemade-knight-rider-kitt-car/

Star Wars Gansta Rap.

(Warning: bad language, hey it's gangsta rap, what do you expect?) Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via VideoSift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/star-wars-gansta-rap/

RIP, Barbaro.

Barbaro [wiki], the thoroughbred that won the 2006 Kentucky Derby and perhaps the best thoroughbred horse since Secretariat, was euthanized on January 29, 2007. Barbaro shattered three bones in his hind leg in last May's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/rip-barbaro/

Complete Collection of NES Games on eBay

This eBay seller is auctioning off every game ever made for the Nintendo Entertainment System! There are 670 game cartridges in all, including a complete Nintendo Entertainment System with 4 controllers and all of the ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/complete-collection-of-nes-games-on-ebay/

Space Invaders Urban Invasion.

Urban artists are pixelating the world using art mosaics with 8-bit video game themes. The most of them used characters from Space Invaders (Wikipedia) or similar games such as Axiens, Galaxiens, Galaga, Moon Cresta, etc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/space-invaders-urban-invasion/

Wordy.

Wordy is SO addicting once you get the hang of it! This game is a cross between Boggle and Tetris, or maybe a wordfind puzzle. As the letters drop, click on adjacent letters to spell a word. You can go in any and all d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/wordy/

The iBar

Jeremy Mehrle uploaded to Flickr photos of his old Mac collection, recycled to be part of the furnitures of his home in St. Louis, Missouri. Link - via ChipChick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/the-ibar/

Aardvark landmine clearance.

The Aardvark landmine clearance system is one bad machine! More than one, actually, as there are different models. The rotating chain technology reminds me of a bush hog, but on a much grander scale. Push play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/aardvark-landmine-clearance/

Laptop Proposal.

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Saturday night, Bjorn handed Jenny his laptop as they were sitting in the car after an evening out. He instructed her to hit F12, and this screen came up. She sai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/laptop-proposal/

Hello Kitty Tarot.

The Hello Kitty Tarot is a standard deck of 78 tarot cards, featuring drawings of the cute Hello Kitty. http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/hello-kitty/ -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/hello-kitty-tarot/

When Celebrity Endorsements Go Bad.

Some product endorsements and celebrities go well together - but these didn't: let's take a look at some where the pairings went horribly, horribly bad.Pope Leo XIII and Vin MarianiIn the 1880s, Pope Leo XIII [wiki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/when-celebrities-endorsements-go-bad/

Cup of Tea Ring.

Etsy seller AnniePants made a cool ring shaped like a cup of tea (from sterling silver) with a golden spoon!Link - Thanks Elizabeth!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/cup-of-tea-ring/

Steve White's Kids Go to Saturn.

Neatorama reader Steve White sent us a link to his short video starring his 5-year-old twins. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Steve! That was pretty neat....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/steve-whites-kids-go-to-saturn/

Huge Palm Frond Fan Blades.

Tired of those puny fan blades not moving any air on a hot day? Retrofit your old fan with these huge palm frond fan blades! Link - via Logistical Nightmare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/huge-palm-frond-fan-blades/

What Happens When You Mail a Letter in 1951.

This 1951 Popular Science article explains the journey of a letter from when it is dropped into a mailbox to its destination.When this article was written, there was a big pneumatic tube network connecting all of the pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/what-happens-when-you-mail-a-letter-in-1951/

Futuristic Japanese Church

The Harajuku Protestant Church, located in Tokyo, was first unveiled by the design firm of Ciel Rouge Creation in 2005. The ceiling is specially made to reverberate natural sound for 2 seconds to provide a unique li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/futuristic-japanese-church/

The Original Batmobile is for Sale.

The original batmobile is now for sale, through the auction house Coys. Bidding starts at £75,000. http://uk.gizmodo.com/2007/01/22/original_batmobile_up_for_sale.html- via Shiny Shiny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/the-original-batmobile-is-for-sale/

Robert McCall, The Artist Behind 2001: A Space Odyssey

Check out the galleries of Robert McCall, one of the artists who invented the future as depicted in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Disney's The Black Hole. Link - via The World of Kane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/robert-mccall-the-artist-behind-2001-a-space-odyssey/

Man-sized Gundam Toy.

It's 150cm X 90cm × 45cm in size. I don't know how tall japanese people are on average but she seems a bit small. Anyway, this is the biggest Gundam action figure available for sale and, perhaps the biggest action...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/man-sized-gundam-toy/

Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

Click on the play button to see the cutest squirrel ever been on a water ski. Link to Official Site - via Nothing to do With Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/31/twiggy-the-waterskiing-squirrel/




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