Archive for February 18th, 2007

The Wonders Down Under.

Australia "The Wonders Down Under" commercial circa 1984 featuring the legendary Paul Hogan [wiki]. Hoges is promoting Australia to the USA to get Americans to holiday in Australia and he uses the line "I'll slip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/the-wonders-down-under/

The Busy Day Dessert.

Bizarre ad from the 1950s introducing instant pudding from Jell-O. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/the-busy-day-dessert/

It's a big OREO-to-go!

The Oreo Big Stuf was a big Oreo cookie. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]. Question #1 > Does anyone remember these big cookies? Where'd they go? Question #2 >*/s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/its-a-big-oreo-to-go/

7-Up Talking Burger Commercial.

"I have the same thing in sugar-free" Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/7-up-talking-burger-commercial/

Chimpanzee Nut Cracking.

Nut cracking behavior of Chimpanzees of the Taï Forest National Park in Côte d'Ivoire. Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]. Found at Primatology.org. (previous Neatorama post here)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/chimpanzee-nut-cracking/

Dragon Paper Sculpture Illusion.

We've featured this "hollow face" dragon paper sculpture illusion a while ago, but recently I ran across a video of it and was just as astounded as I was back then. Here it is: hit play or go to http://video.g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/dragon-paper-sculpture-illusion/

Tiny Old Renault 4L Rally.

Neatorama reader Andres Varela wrote to us about students driving tiny old Renault 4L from France to Africa in the 4L Trophy tour [in French]:On February 15th two thousand students left France in tiny Reanult 4's, he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/tiny-old-renault-4l-rally/

Hiroshima Dome Panorama

The “Genbaku dome” was the closest building to the Hiroshima bomb's ground zero to keep standing after the blast. The explosion epicenter was only 150 meters from this building. All the surrounding const...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/hiroshima-dome-panorama/

Sushi Restaurant Mimics Cannibalism.

The body is sculpted out of food - to start, you cut out a piece of skin (it even bleeds) and eat the interior. This is insane! Link - via TokioMango...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/sushi-restaurant-mimics-cannibalism/

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! 恭喜发财! Today is the Lunar New Year’s Day, {wiki} ushering in the Year of the Pig. The celebration is 15 days long, with different traditional activities for each day. It e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/happy-chinese-new-year/

Nigerian Parrot.

Nigerian 419 letters are the scourge of the internet. Inboxes are flooded with requests for help in moving large sums of money which can only result in emptying the recipient’s wallet. Or it could resul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/nigerian-parrot/

The Eye of Sauron is on your valuables!

The physics behind a tesla coil are beyond me. But wouldn’t this be a grand way to deter theives from your car? This page at Tesla Down Under has lots more pictures of tesla coils and their possible applications...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/the-eye-of-sauron-is-on-your-valuables/

Victoriana Magazine Review: A Must-Read for the Victorian Enthusiasts.

The Victorian Era, which spanned the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), was an amazing period with great advances and change in virtually all facets of life. In technology, there was an explosion of inventions which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/victoriana-magazine-review-a-must-read-for-the-victorian-enthusiasts/

World's Youngest Website Designer?

8 year old Sreelakshmi Suresh designs and manages the website for her school in Kerala, India. According to the school's site:"She is the 'Youngest Web Designer Girl of the World'. She has got 18 International Awar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/18/worlds-youngest-website-designer/
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