Archive for March 26th, 2007

When Contractor Takes Construction Plan a Little Too Literally ...

What happens when your contractor takes construction plan a little too literally?This: Link - Thanks justelite!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/when-contractor-takes-construction-plan-a-little-too-literally/

Real Life Shrek.

This "real life Shrek" was Maurice Tillet (1903 - 1954), a professional wrestler who had acromegaly, a rare disease that caused bones to grow uncontrollably and led to severe disfigurement:In his twenties,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/real-life-shrek/

Instruction Booklet Drawn as a Comic Book.

Neatorama reader Tiffany wrote:When I opened my copy of 'Writers Dream Kit' (part of the Write Brothers 'Dramatica' line), I found a 32-page comic book inside. I think it's their version of an instruction booklet. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/instruction-booklet-drawn-as-a-comic-book/

VentureOne, Concept Hybrid Car with 100 MPG and 100 MPH Capabilities.

That's an artist rendering of VentureOne, a plug-in hybrid vehicle designed to achieve 100 miles per gallon with top speed of over 100 mph! LinkVenture Vehicles, the company behind the car, will be at the Cool Product Ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/ventureone-concept-hybrid-car-with-100-mpg-and-100-mph-capabilities/

Video Game Helps Young Patients Fight Cancer.

HopeLab has created a PC-based video game called Re-Mission for young cancer patients. In the game, the patient controls a nanobot named Roxxi that destroys cancer cells and battles infection. The video game, which stays...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/video-game-helps-young-patients-fight-cancer/

Man becomes first to run around the world.

While traversing the world over five years and eight months, Garside ran across 30 countries on six continents, covering more than 30,000 miles. During that time, he slept in the snow in the Himalayas, and at a mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/man-becomes-first-to-run-around-the-world/

OUCH!! Freefall from 5000 feet.

Okay, I'm not one who thinks other peoples pain is "neat", but this guy free falls from 5000 feet and, although he's hurt, manages to survive....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/ouch-freefall-from-5000-feet/

Jurassic Museum, The Spanish Way

Sorry, this may not be neat at all, but... I can't help but to share it. In the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (wiki), they've arranged two fiber replicas of T. Rex skeletons in a particularly erotic pose, as explained...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/jurassic-museum-the-spanish-way/

Slicing a Whale Shark for Its Meat.

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this gruesome yet fascinating image of a whale shark being sliced for its meat.Daily Mail has the story:More likely to eat than be eaten, this giant whale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/slicing-a-whale-shark-for-its-meat/

Airplane Wing Desk.

This awesome desk is made by Dutch designer Dolph Bode from part of a 1944 DC-3 airplane wing! Link | 12 Ways to Pimp Your Office at PositiveSharing....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/airplane-wing-desk/

Largest Drug Cash Seizure Ever: A Quarter of a Billion Dollars!

From US News and World Report, authorities made two extraordinary seizures not long ago: the largest drug cash seizure and the largest maritime drug seizure in history.On March 15, Mexican authorities raided a villa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/largest-drug-cash-seizure-ever-a-quarter-of-a-billion-dollars/

World's Smallest Alphabets.

Thomas Mason and Carlos Hernandez of UCLA created the world's smallest alphabet soup: the alphabets are about 10 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/worlds-smallest-alphabets/

Goldfish Synchronized Swimming.

Think you can teach your pet stupid tricks? How about teaching your goldfish how to synchronize swim? Check it out: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Lee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/goldfish-synchronized-swimming/

Grass and Jelly Art.

Artists Nigel Peterson and Deborah Walsh [flickr] used grass and jelly as theirmedia of choice for their artwork. Specifically, they're interested in how the jelly bloat or shrivel in the sun as the art installation prog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/grass-and-jelly-art/

The Truth About the Government.

That's Texas Congressman Ron Paul [wiki] sitting behind his desk, which happens to have an interesting sign on it. Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/the-truth-about-the-government/

10 Strange Facts About Einstein

Albert Einstein in a famous 1951 photo by Arthur Sasse.So you think you know Albert Einstein: the absent-minded genius who gave us the theory of relativity (two of them, in fact, special theory and general theory of rela...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/10-strange-facts-about-einstein/

Squirrels for Sex.

From the indefatigable Miss Cellania, here's Squirrels Gone Bad: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/squirrels-for-sex/

Helpin' Out the Ancestors: Burning Paper Viagra.

Chinese people have customarily burned fake currency called Hell Money to honor (and equip) their ancestors in the afterlife.Now, in keeping with modern times, they're burning paper viagras!Cemeteries in China are se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/helpin-out-the-ancestors-burning-paper-viagra/

From Wild Wolves to Docile Dogs: Changes in the Thyroid Hormone?

Evolutionary biologist susan Crockford of University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, hypothesized that changes in the thyroid hormones turned wolves into docile dogs.... Crockford suggests the metamorphosis co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/from-wild-wolves-to-docile-dogs-changes-in-the-thyroid-hormone/

How a Snake Eats an Egg.

An egg five times the size of its mouth is absolute no problem for this snake!See how a snake eats an egg: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/how-a-snake-eats-an-egg/

Robotic Falcons to Scare Off Fat Pigeons.

Authorities in Liverpool, UK, resorted to robotic falcons perched on roof tops to scare off pesky, fat pigeons!The mechanical birds - called "Robops" - are to sit on the roofs of buildings, and can be moved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/robotic-falcons-to-scare-off-fat-pigeons/

World's Largest Treehouse?

The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland County, UK, billed itself as the world's largest all-wood treehouse (although you may argue it's a house in the trees, not an actual treehouse):In 2005, the world’s largest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/worlds-largest-treehouse/

Poor Earth, It Got the Humans!

Ah, Earth. Healthy strong and full of life. But wait, what's you've got there? Looks like you've got a case of the humans ...An animation by Three Legged Legs: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via The Bad Rants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/poor-earth-it-got-the-humans/

The Wine Dispenser.

This wine dispenser, called "Vin au Verre " or "wine with by the glass" in French, is like the grownup version of a soda dispenser (and classier than wine-in-a-box)! http://www.eurocave.com/site/pages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/26/the-wine-dispenser/
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