Archive for March 30th, 2007

Meet the Sciopods.

This peculiar character is nicely described in Field Guide to Monsters of the World:First described in AD 77 by the elder Pliny in his masterpiece, Historia Naturalis, their name is Latin for ‘shade-foot.â€...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/meet-the-sciopods/

West Virgina.

The West Virginia Mountaineers won the National Invitational (basketball) Tournament (NIT) by beating Clemson 78-73. As they celebrated their win, the team was handed commemorative t-shirts printed by the NIT. Tourname...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/west-virgina/

Use Your Hands as Mouse

This application called Podtech recognizes the shapes in the image, distinguishes your gestures and acts as a mouse so you can move things around the desktop using only your hands. I'd like to play Warcraft with this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/use-your-hands-as-mouse/

Madrid - New York in Google Maps

If you ever plan to motor west... Don't use Google Maps to trace your route. In the step 40 you can read "40. Cruzar el Atlántico a nado, 5.572km" It means: "40. Swim across the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/madrid-new-york-in-google-maps/

Whoosh Boom Splat: How to Build a Potato Gun.

Here's a funny ad (but don't try this at home, kids) for William Gurstelle's new book Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Bill!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/whoosh-boom-splat-how-to-build-a-potato-gun/

VIZCap.

The VIZcap is a new bottle/cap system that allows one to store vitamins and supplements dry (so they don't lose potency) in the cap of a bottle.Once you're ready to drink, just push the top to release the mix into the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/vizcap/

Weird Japanese Climbing Wall.

This climbing wall in Japan uses picture frames, mirrors, and deer's head as climbing holds!Link - Thanks Rocky!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/weird-japanese-climbing-wall/

Take a Cork Out of the Bottle Without Breaking It.

Here's a magic trick for you: push a cork into a bottle and take it out without breaking the bottle! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Chanel!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/take-a-cork-out-of-the-bottle-without-breaking-it/

The Arusha Cleaner: Paper Bag Waste to Souvenir Dolls.

Ramadhani "The Arusha Cleaner" Juma is a guy in Arusha, Tanzania, who got the brilliant idea of collecting plastic bag that lying around the city as garbage, making them into puppets, and selling them to touris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/the-arusha-cleaner-paper-bag-waste-to-souvenir-dolls/

Overclocked.

(YouTube link) Setting the clock, or setting the time? From Sheepfilms, who has more surrealistic clips here. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/overclocked/

Boy survives 90-foot fall.

Five-year-old Young-Jin Kim fell nine floors from the balcony of his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario and survived! The ground was soft from recent rains, which probably saved his life. He left the imprint you see in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/boy-survives-90-foot-fall/

7 Great Sports Scams, Scandals, and Hoaxes

Some say the U.S. national pastime is baseball. Others say it's football. Or basketball. Or jai alai. But you can forget all those, because these seven examples prove that when it comes to sports, mankind's favorit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/7-great-sports-scams-scandals-and-hoaxes/

VideoSift: Nature Channel.

It's VideoSift time! Let's check out their nature channel: (this turned out to be harder than I thought, because a lot of the neat clips had wormed their ways to Neatorama already, but don't worry - VideoSift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/videosift-nature-channel/

Bizarro: "American" Crash Test Dummy.

Here's our weekly collaboration with Dan Piraro - don't forget to check out: Bizarro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/30/bizarro-american-crash-test-dummy/
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