Archive for February 6th, 2007

Physical Display with Ferromagnetic Fluid.

German interaction and interface designer Martin Frey created some wonderful projects like CabBoots (the shoes with integrated navigation system) and the JITWatch (the "smart" watch that knows your next appoint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/physical-display-with-ferromagnetic-fluid/

Super Mario Brothers by Thierry Gomez

Thierry plays the Mario music on classical guitar. Push play or go to Link [YouTube] ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/super-mario-brothers-by-thierry-gomez/

Fish Extension Cord

It seems to be right out from a Tim Burton movie, but it actually comes from Meywa Japanese electronics company. Its eyes glow when plugged in! Am I too late for Halloween posts? Link - via Tokiomango...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/fish-extension-cord/

POP Montreal.

POP Montreal [wiki] is an annual music festival occurring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the early fall, usually at the end of September or the beginning of October. More than 200 acts are scheduled to play in mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/pop-montreal/

The Great Flood of 1606

At nine o'clock on the clear morning of Tuesday, January 20, 1606 (1607)*, a massive flood swept up the Bristol Channels, completely without warning, devastating the countryside over 400 km and killing between 500 a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/the-great-flood-of-1606/

Montréal -40°C

Malajube [wiki] is an indie rock band from Montréal, Québec. Their video for "Montréal -40°C" (directed by Montrealer Louis-Philippe Eno) is pretty special. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube] ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/montreal-40%c2%b0c/

Once upon a Time Walt Disney.

In 1935 Walt Disney and his brother Roy travelled to Europe for the first time, bringing back to the U.S. some 300 illustrated publications in order to build up a library of images to inspire their drawings and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/once-upon-a-time-walt-disney/

The Vice Guide to Travel.

We went to such far-flung locales as the Pygmy villages of the Congo, the radioactive ruins of Chernobyl, and the bomb-pocked refugee camps of Beirut so that you never, ever have to go for yourself as long as you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/the-vice-guide-to-travel/

Doctor Snuggles.

Doctor Snuggles [wiki] is a animated series about a friendly and optimistic inventor named Doctor Snuggles who has unusual adventures with his friends in a slightly psychedelic world. The show featured fantastica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/doctor-snuggles/

Wax On, Wax Hoff

Admit it. You've always wanted to wax David Hasselhoff's chest hair. Ok. Maybe not. But now you can virtually. Just click here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/wax-on-wax-hoff/

Dumbo Octopus

Photo: David ShaleNew Scientist has five amazing pictures of the most bizarre creatures unveiled at the 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium in Southampton, UK. LinkThis one above is the Dumbo Octopus (see the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/dumbo-octopus/

Robot + Wii = Kuka WiiBot.

What do you get if you combine a Kuka Robotics industrial KR-16 robot with bluetooth and a Wii controller? A tennis racket and sword wielding robot that will help you take over the world (as soon as it gets some legs)! H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/robot-wii-kuka-wiibot/

The Geekiest Book Cover Ever!

This is probably the geekiest book title ever:IF(Sid_Vicious == TRUE&& Alan Turing == TRUE) } ERROR_Cyberpunk() } Written by Jason Rogers and Jason Earls.http://www.amazon.com/Sid_Vicious-TRUE-Alan-Turin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/the-geekiest-book-cover-ever/

Nail in the Head and Other Bizarre X-Rays.

Patrick Lawler went to the dentist because of a persistent toothache on the roof of his mouth. The dentist soon found out the cause: a four-inch nail the construction worker had unknowingly shot into his skull almost a w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/nail-in-the-head-and-other-bizarre-x-rays/

Amy Sedaris Craft Challenge: Food with Googly Eyes.

In her book I Like You: The Art of Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris [wiki] dished up tips on how to be creative at home. Now, she has issued a craft challenge: make food come alive with googly eyes.S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/amy-sedaris-craft-challenge-food-with-googly-eyes/

Surge, the Dead Cola.

Is this what the politicos have been talking about? Sending Coca-cola Surge to Iraq? Don't they know that Iraqis prefer orange soda?Actually this is just one of the soft drinks featured in X-Entertainment's Dead Sodas: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/surge-the-dead-cola/

Homemade Flight Simulator.

Photo: George FettingAustralian amateur pilot and flight sim enthusiast Matthew Sheil spent 10 years and $230,000 to create a homemade flight simulator that precisely mimics the 747 cockpit down to the last dial, knob, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/homemade-flight-simulator-2/

Pet Moose.

Fish and Game brought a young moose who lost its mother too soon to Wendall and Debbie. They bottle fed and took care of him, and after a while they fed him with their cows. After it was old enough, they let him loose in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/pet-moose/

Oxygen Mask for Dogs.

From the website:Fire helmet? Check. Gloves? Check. Axe? Check. Pet oxygen masks? Check.Increasingly, little oxygen masks for pets are becoming standard equipment for firefighters. Hoping to save cats, dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/oxygen-mask-for-dogs/

Strange Handicapped Bathroom.

Sooooo... how does that bathroom for the handicapped work again? Found at Factum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/strange-handicapped-bathroom/

Skyhook.

In 1950 (before helicopters had a long enough range), CIA inventor Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. devised a method to "extract" a person from the surface using an airborne plane:Skyhook testThe person would clim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/skyhook/

Police Caught Man Shaving While Driving. Not Weird Enough? He's a Health and Safety Expert!

Weird: Police caught Edward Hutcheson shaving while driving 70 mph.Weirder: Hutcheson also leaning across the car at an awkward angle so he could see past a dozen of mannequins he had stored in the back of his car.Precio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/police-caught-man-shaving-while-driving-not-weird-enough-hes-a-health-and-safety-expert/

Sun Storm: A Coronal Mass Ejection

This picture, from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, shows a coronal mass ejection taken from NASA's sun-orbiting SOHO spacecraft. You can read more about this particular event at NASA's APOD, or view a darker, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/sun-storm-a-coronal-mass-ejection/

Over 100 Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs Found in India

Three Indian explorers discovered more than a 100 fossilized dinosaur eggs laid by sauropod dinosaurs near the city of Indore. From National Geographic News: These particular sauropod eggs were found in cluster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/over-100-dinosaur-eggs-found-in-india/

11 Most Important Philosophical Quotations.

1. “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates (470-399 BCE)Socrates’ [wiki] belief that we must reflect upon the life we live was partly inspired by the famous phrase inscribed at the sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/11-most-important-philosophical-quotations/

NASA Love Triangle: Diapered Astronaut Tried to Kidnap Romantic Rival.

From the website:A NASA astronaut is being held without bail after police say she attacked her rival for another astronaut's attention at Orlando International Airport Monday.Lisa Marie Nowak drove more than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/nasa-love-triangle-diapered-astronaut-tried-to-kidnap-romantic-rival/

Rich Legg's Photography of Light Bulb Burning Out.

Rich Legg took this fantastic photo of a light bulb burning out:What you are seeing is a capture of a lightbulb in the process of burning out. To create the shot, my friend Harley and I removed the glass enclosure of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/rich-leggs-photography-of-light-bulb-burning-out/

Secret Photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

From Fogonazos:The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed about 250.000 people and became the most dreadful slaughter of civilians in modern history. However, for many years there was a curious gap in the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/secret-photos-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/

DIY Paper Bird Craft with Free Template.

Gyspy bird by Samarra KhajaNeatorama reader Lauren Beukes wrote:At our post-elopement afterparty, we asked all our ridiculously creative friends to customise a paper bird for us. The end results were gobsmackingly go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/06/diy-paper-bird-craft-with-free-template/








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