Archive for February 1st, 2007

Underbed Lift.

The Underbed Lift will hide your 50 inch flatscreen TV underneath the bed til you are ready to watch. It unfolds with via remote control in about 45 seconds, and rotates so you can watch from anywhere in the room. Is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/underbed-lift/

Scott of the Antarctic's Last Letter to His Wife.

The Telegraph has reprinted the unseen final letter than Captain Robert Falcon Scott [wiki] wrote to his wife from his ill-fated journey to the South Pole in 1912:"To my widow,Dearest Darling – we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/scott-of-the-antarctics-last-letter-to-his-wife/

Spock Dollar.

Someone doodled over Sir Wilfrid Laurier [wiki] on a 1986 $5 Canadian banknote, and made Spock instead! Found at Kontraband...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/spock-dollar/

Train Pushing Through Flood Seemed to Float on Water.

From Historic Photo Archive has a fantastic collection of vintage photos of Americana. This one above is from their collection of train photos, specifically a train that pushed through the Portland Flood of 1948 - the tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/train-pushing-through-flood-seemed-to-float-on-water/

Dulce Pinzón's Immigrants as Superheroes.

For her art exhibit, Dulce Pinzón portrayed Mexican immigrants as "the real superheroes": The Mexican immigrant worker in New York is a perfect example of the hero who has gone unnoticed. It is commo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/dulce-pinzns-immigrants-as-superheroes/

Living Walls.

Elevated Landscape Technologies has built some awesome living walls. Here's their portfolio: http://www.eltlivingwalls.com/livingwall-projects.htmlSee also: Living Wall at the University of Guelph-Humber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/living-walls/

"Pockets of Eden" Found in Africa.

Scientists identified an amazing concentration of species in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Kenya, with unusual characteristics:"The wild areas of the Eastern Arc Mountains are pockets of Eden--the last re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/pockets-of-eden-found-in-africa/

What is It? Game 9.

This week's What is It? game, in collaboration with the What is It? Blog, is this strange looking device (approximately 3" long). More photos (and clues) can be found at What is It?Guess what it is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/what-is-it-game-9/

Worst Job Ever.

Think you've got the worst job ever? You've got nothing on this: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Miss Cellania. (warning: strong language near the end)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/worst-job-ever/

Durian Jr. Inside Momma Durian.

As if durian [wiki] (the stinkiest fruit on earth) isn't an odd enough on its own, a fruit stall owner in Seremban, Malaysia, found this little durian growing inside of a durian! http://e.sinchew-i.com/content.phtml?sec=...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/durian-jr-inside-momma-durian/

Man Sat on Hunk of Uranium.

From Lateral Science:Belgian mining engineers at Shinkolobwe unearthed this seven ton lump of rich uranium ore in 1922. It contained enough fissile material to construct two Hiroshima type atomic weapons.The man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/man-sat-on-hunk-of-uranium/

Nine Year Old Girl is China's Youngest TV Chef.

Shi Yulan from Shanghai is now the youngest TV chef in China (and probably the world). She's only nine years old! Shi has been working in the kitchen at home for almost as long as she has been able to walk.S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/nine-year-old-girl-is-chinas-youngest-tv-chef/

Doctor Who's Tardis USB Hub.

Here's something for Doctor Who fans: the Tardis 4-way USB Hub.The Doctor Who Tardis USB Hub boasts four ports in which to plug your various gizmos. Simply plug in and you’re away. But here’s the good bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/doctor-whos-tardis-usb-hub/

Chicken with Duck Feet.

A chicken in Colombia was born with feet of a duck!The odd-looking bird isn't the result of a duck sneaking into the hen house. Veterinary experts said it's impossible for the two species to breed.Instead, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/chicken-with-duck-feet/

Street Fighter with Jackie Chan.

In his 1993 movie City Hunter (directed by Wong Jing), there is a scene where Jackie Chan fights à la Street Fighter! Check out the hilarious fight scene: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Eduyayo....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/01/street-fighter-with-jackie-chan/




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