Archive for March 8th, 2007

The Sarajevo Rose.

MC Hammerheadshark uploaded to his Flickr this image of the Sarajevo Rose (wiki). He tells the Wooster Collective: "As I was passing through Sarajevo I couldn't help but notice the effects of the Bosnian War....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/the-sarajevo-rose/

Dancing Baby Elephant Plays the Harmonica.

This four-years old baby elephant likes to dance and play harmonica at the same time! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/dancing-baby-elephant-plays-the-harmonica/

New Kitchen Gadgets from 1930.

Here's a 1930 Popular Science article "Thirteen New Aids Designed for the Busy Housewife" (including such gems as the electric lamp stove seen above, kitchen incinerator to burn all your garbage, electric toast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/new-kitchen-gadgets-from-1930/

Ash Figure of Pompeii.

Among the many slides on Pompeii [wiki] available at University of California at Santa Cruz's Branson DeCou Archive is this one showing an ash figure of a victim of Mount Vesuvius eruption. http://library.ucsc.edu/slides...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/ash-figure-of-pompeii/

Fallen Man Saved by a Nail!

An 85-year-old Chinese man fell out of his fifth floor window and would've plunged to his death had he not been saved by an errant nail: The nail in the wall, between the fourth and fifth floors, snagged his clothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/fallen-man-saved-by-a-nail/

Celeb-Driven "Red" Charity Shopping Campaign Spent $100 Million to Bring $18 Million.

Bono and his celebrity friends' Red campaign has raised $18 million worldwide - that's nothing to sneeze at except that they had spent an estimated $100 million promoting it!The disproportionate ratio between the mar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/celeb-driven-red-charity-shopping-campaign-spent-100-million-to-bring-18-million/

A Closer View of Google Maps.

Google Maps has a hidden feature that allows anyone to zoom in extremely close on some satellite pictures. This screenshot shows the closest zoom available for a location in the Sahara desert. Using this hidden fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/a-closer-view-of-google-maps/

Creative use of a helicopter

What will those kooky Japanese tv producers think of next?Link [YouTube] via Danger Room....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/creative-use-of-a-helicopter/

Indian Lawyer/Farmer May Be The Last King of France.

Balthazar Napoleon de Bourbon, an Indian lawyer and part-time farmerin the Bhopal suburb of India, may be the last king of France!This Indian father-of-three is being feted as the long-lost descendent of the Bourbon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/indian-lawyerfarmer-may-be-the-last-king-of-france/

Mini V8 Pickup.

Remy and Jeremy Vos made this MiniV8 by taking an old Mini [wiki] pickup chassis and putting a V8 engine!http://www.miniv8.com/ - via Found on the Web...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/mini-v8-pickup/

World's First Dynamically Balanced Walking Robot.

Anybots' Dextor is the world's first dynamically balanced walking robot, meaning it balances just like a human (unlike the famous Honda's Asimo robot). Paul Graham explains:There are of course biped robots that walk....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/worlds-first-dynamically-balanced-walking-robot/

Custom Chandeliers.

Hans van Bentem of Rock and Royal makes awesome custom chandeliers, like the skull and bones one on the left! http://www.rockandroyal.com/UK/ - via Geisha asobi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/custom-chandeliers/

Young Drivers Drive Faster in Real Life After Playing Racing Video Games.

Driving school BSM found that young drivers are more likely to drive faster on the roads after playing racing video games:More than a third of young drivers are more likely to go faster on the roads after playing on-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/young-driver-drives-faster-in-real-life-after-playing-racing-video-games/

Living Tables.

Makeup By Julie can supply your next party with Living Tables. The tables will chat with your guests (in character) and serve food and drinks. You can order tables with a variety of themes. Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/living-tables/

What is It? Game 14

Today's collaboration with What is It? blog brings us this mysterious object: guess what it is and win a Free Neatorama T-Shirt!Game rule is easy: leave your guess in the comment section (post no URL please, let others p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/08/what-is-it-game-14/
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