Archive for February 5th, 2007

The Kid America Club.

They've got a rap crew, release records, sell toys, do internet TV, DJ... you name it. Oh did we mention they wear giant costumes and the whole thing has a kids show vibe? The Kid America Club is kinda li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/the-kid-america-club/

Surfing Mice.

Hello we are the Radical Rodents, the coolest and hippest mice in the world. We are all mad keen surfers and as far as we know are the only rodents in the world that surf, which would make us the world's smalles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/surfing-mice/

Billionaire Gives $400 Million for the "Manhattan Project" of Medicine.

Self-made billionaire T. Denny Sanford, who made his fortune in subprime lending and credit card, is on track to making good on his goal to "die broke": he is giving $400 million to a South Dakota hospital to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/billionaire-gives-400-million-for-the-manhattan-project-of-medicine/

Mini Knittings by Knit One, Purr.

Knit one, Purr ... too blog has a neat collection of mini knits ever! Link | Flickr Photoset - via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/mini-knittings-by-knit-one-purr/

Fantastic Photo of Fireworks, Comet, and Lightning.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time - here's a photograph by Antti Kemppainen of fireworks, comet, and lightning on a beach in Perth, Australia. Take a look at the larger pic at Astronomy Picture of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/fantastic-photo-of-fireworks-comet-and-lightning/

Superbowl XLI Commercials.

Superbowl XLI may be over (congrats to the Colts!), but the commercials live on. In YouTube, that is: you can vote your own favorite commercials (or just watch them all)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/superbowl-xli-commercials/

Mister Rogers talks to the US senate.

In 1969, Mister Rogers [wiki] appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/mister-rogers-talks-to-the-us-senate/

Thousands of New Sea Species Found.

A French-led marine expedition team has discovered what is believed to be thousands of new species of molluscs and crustaceans around a Philippine island. Around 150-250 of the crustaceans and 1,500-2,500 of the moll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/thousands-of-new-sea-species-found/

8 Million Dollar Car.

This is the Maybach Excelero. It's a 700 horse power concept car. Hurry up and get yours today! At this price it won't last long! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/8-million-dollar-car/

Got Balloons?

A beautifully-executed timelapse video of the 2006 Reno Balloon Race, made up of still shots from a Canon digital camera. Absolutely breathtaking! Click Play or go to YouTube to watch. (Hat Tip to Teho's Blog f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/got-balloons/

John W. Cornwell's Pneumatic Potato Gun.

John W. Cornwell built a pneumatic potato gun that can shoot out tennis balls at 300 mph! Link - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/john-w-cornwells-pneumatic-potato-gun/

Al Franken for Senate?

I must have been asleep, since I didn't hear that liberal comedian and Saturday Night Live actor Al Franken [official website | wiki] is considering running for Senate in (where else) Minnesota in 2008. He's sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/al-franken-for-senate/

Cynosphere: Dog Powered Tricycle.

This unusual tricycle, built in France in 1875, was powered by two dogs! The development of the weird vehicle was halted when The Society for the Protection of Animal thought it was cruel. Link - via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/ynosphere-dog-powered-tricycle/

Tailor Jumped for the First and Final Time from the Eiffel Tower Wearing Overcoat Parachute.

From the Darwin Awards:Monsieur Franz Reichelt with his early parachute - an outstanding example of the way in which early aviators were as spectacular in their failures as in their successes. Reichelt was an Austria...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/tailor-jumped-for-the-first-and-final-time-from-the-eiffel-tower-wearing-overcoat-parachute/

Astronaut Sunita Williams Set New Female Spacewalking Record.

US astronaut Sunita Williams set a new record for female spacewalking - she has now spent more time in space than any other woman:Williams broke the previous female spacewalking record of more than 21 hours when she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/astronaut-sunita-williams-set-new-female-spacewalking-record/

Sausage and Chocolate Dopey

I am not pregnant, promise but looking at this fine art work makes me really hungry. Maybe because I am German? http://www.art-space.nl/artwork.php?idxArtist=18&idxWork=513 - via Zaeega...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/sausage-and-chocolate-dopey/

Velour Sweatsuit ... for Dogs.

Yes - that is a two-piece Velour Sweatsuit for dogs! Now your pooch can stroll down the street in style.Link - via Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/velour-sweatsuit-for-dogs/

Police Chief Gave Traffic Ticket to Himself!

From the website:Village of Kewaskum Police Chief Richard Knoebel said he was driving to work when he became distracted by a truck stopping on one side of the street.He said he didn't see a school bus with i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/police-chief-gave-traffic-ticket-to-himself/

Dog Riding a Bicycle.

This dalmatian rides a bicycle better than me! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/dog-riding-a-bicycle/

The Chili-Eating King.

Manuel Quiroz, a 54-year-old taxi driver from Mexico City, sure can eat chili. Heck, he can even rub the spiciest of chilis on his skin and even squeeze their juice into his eyes without so much as blinking!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/the-chili-eating-king/

DIY Liquid Battery.

Photo: Mike WalkerThis article from PopSci tells you how to make your own homemade liquid battery using copper sulfate, water and electrodes! http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/70d6cf287b550110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/diy-liquid-battery/

Rottweiler is Mom to Two Lambs.

Lucky and Charm are two lambs that are being reared by Molly the rottweiler: Ms Foster added: "The cat came into the kitchen the other day and walked over to the bucket where the lambs were sleeping, but Molly p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/rottweiler-is-mom-to-two-lambs/

The Mathematics of Sewers.

Photo: SiologenFrom the Bldgblog, a story about the mathematics of sewers:Rumor has it that a university outside Manchester teaches courses in mathematics and knot theory not inside comfortable, well-lit classrooms &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/the-mathematics-of-sewers/

Racist Magazine/Book Thrives in Japan.

Ejovi Nuwere and Japan Probe wrote about a racist "mook" (magazine/book) called Gaijin Hanzai Ura File or Foreign Crimes Secret File published by Eichi publications being widely available in J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/racist-magazinebook-thrives-in-japan/

Frozen Tidal Wave.

Actually it's just frozen glaciers that look like a tidal wave. Still - very cool (and cold!) http://www.harkvideos.com/arctic.htm - via Outhouse Rag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/frozen-tidal-wave/

Throwing Beans at a Gorilla.

This week's Cellar Image of the Day and Neatorama's pick of the week is this photo of a gorilla being taunted by beans!What? You can't feed the animals at the zoo? Not in Japan! Well, at least for the bean-scattering cer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/throwing-beans-at-a-gorilla/

The Next Generation Folding Chair

I stumbled on this amazing fold-up couch while browsing YouTube this morning. Does anyone know where these can be purchased? Push play to watch the video, or follow this link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/the-next-generation-folding-chair/

T-Shirt Factory.

Japanese apparel company Beams T wants to make art more accessible. Since original art is way too expensive for the average Joe, the company focuses instead on printing art on the wearable blank canvas: T-shirts!Every ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/t-shirt-factory/

Rubikcubism.

That's Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange. This pixelated image is composed of dozens of Rubik Cubes used as pixels. http://www.space-invaders.com/rubikubism.html - via Microsiervos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/05/rubikcubism/




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