Archive for March 18th, 2007

"Canned Radiation"

This "Canned Radiation" produced by Brenster Enterprises in 1980 was probably the most popular souvenir from the Three Mile Island nuclear incident.Amongst the six suggested uses listed on the label is this one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/canned-radiation/

School Bus Yellow.

In 1939, a conference on national school-bus standards organized by Dr. Frank W. Cyr (the "Father of the Yellow School Bus" [wiki]) decided on pretty much everything having to do with making school buses, inclu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/school-bus-yellow/

Turkish Version of Famous Movies.

FanTent has a collection of YouTube clips of Turkish versions of famous movies, like Star Trek, Star Wars, Exorcist, Wizard of Oz, and ET (called "Badi")!Trust me, they're weird (especially the ET one): Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/turkish-version-of-famous-movies/

Best Way to Sleep at Work!

Here are the best haircuts to sleep at work: Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/best-way-to-sleep-at-work/

Copyright Fight to the Death by the Founder of Mother's Day.

Meet Anna Jarvis, the woman who made it her life's work to popularize Mother's Day, got horrified over its commercialization, and tried to take it back via a copyright fight (which left her to die in poverty). But wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/copyright-fight-to-the-death-by-the-founder-of-mothers-day/

Graffiti, Swiss Style!

Found at Tina Roth Eisenberg's excellent blog: swissmiss....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/graffiti-swiss-style/

Classic Pop Rock on a Fiddle.

Alex DePue is the winner of the California State Fiddle Championship, a Celtic fiddle player, and a fan of fiddling around with recently popular songs. Hit play, or go to Link [YouTube] to see him play Yes's Owner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/classic-pop-rock-on-a-fiddle/

Seeing in More than Four Dimensions.

Physicists at the University of Wisconsin Madison have devised a method for seeing objects in more than 4 dimensions. The purpose of such visualizations is to determine what the universe looked like right after the Big...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/seeing-in-more-than-four-dimensions/

Planetary Orbit Clock.

This has got to be one of the geekiest clock out there: a planetary orbit clock - you have to decipher to location of the "planets" in their orbits to figure out the time! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/planetary-orbit-clock/

Damn the Swollen River, GPS Navigation Said Full Speed Ahead!

What happen if you trust your satellite navigation system over common sense? You get your £96,000 Mercedes sports car swept away in a swollen river:Although the track is signposted as ‘unsuitable for moto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/damn-the-swollen-river-gps-navigation-said-full-speed-ahead/

Glow in the Dark Materials that Shine in Full Colors.

Scientists have developed glow-in-the-dark materials that shine in colors!Phosphorescent materials absorb energy when exposed to light and emit that energy as light again over long time periods.Good blue an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/glow-in-the-dark-materials-that-shine-in-full-colors/

Tissue Dispensing Robot.

This cute robot in Japan specializes in ... dispensing tissues! Pink Tentacle has the story (and a video clip) Mospeng-kun is a tissue-dispensing robot created by InterRobot Inc., a robot development and rental compa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/tissue-dispensing-robot/

Turning an Indoor Pool into a Home Theater.

What do you do with an indoor pool that you don't use anymore? The owners of a Wisconsin home turned it into a home theater! Link - Thanks Rachel Cericola!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/18/turning-an-indoor-pool-into-a-home-theater/




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