Archive for April 6th, 2007

Google 411

Something "neat" from Google! Google introduced an experimental (but functional!) "Voice Local Search" today in Google Labs. "Voice Local Search" is Google-speak for "free 411 business listing service that works us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/google-411/

Canine Musical Freestyle.

[https://youtu.be/HqbVbPvlDoM] (YouTube link)Carolyn Scott & Golden Retriever Rookie are masters of Canine Musical Freestyle, which is competitive dancing... for dogs and their owners. The pair were the top-ranking A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/canine-musical-freestyle/

Meringue Peeps.

These peeps don’t come in a box, or an Easter basket. They aren’t even made of marshmallow! Evil Mad Scientist shows how to make your own meringue “pseudo-peeps” in your own kitchen. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/meringue-peeps/

Hats for Cats

Rapitinui has a way to recycle the foil wrappers on your chocolate Easter eggs. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a lovely hat for your cat! Link -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/hats-for-cats/

Fairy Tale Paintings.

Artist Melissa Lynn Johnson does charming, colorful fantasy-inspired paintings. You can check them out at her webpage....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/fairy-tale-paintings/

Big Dogs vs. Little Dogs.

Benjamin Lester of Cosmos Online reports:Much of the amazing variation in size of different breeds of domestic dogs stems from tiny differences in a single gene, say researchers. When the team compared the dog DN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/big-dogs-vs-little-dogs/

10 Strange and Obscure American Museums

1. The SPAM® MuseumOutside the Spam Museum. (Image Credit: jimmywayne22 [Flickr])The Great Wall of Spam (Image Credit: the queen of subtle [Flickr])If the on-site "wall of SPAM" is any indication, a tour through the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/10-strange-and-obscure-american-museums/

Movie Title Sequences by Saul Bass

For if you didn't knew Saul Bass [wiki] is a well-known designer of various motion picture title sequences such as Spartacus, Casino, Vertigo and Anatomy of a Murder (the video on top). A complete list and Youtube v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/movie-title-sequences-by-saul-bass/

Map of the Sky

WIKISKY is a map of constellations with detailed information on objects in the sky - you can click on the various stars or search the database. You can even see the constellations in the sky from your location. Click...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/map-of-the-sky/

Wyoming's 2007 State Easter Egg: a Masterpiece!

I thought that the Wyoming Easter Egg masterpiece, as pointed out by commenter Smurf Kicker in Miss Cellania's previous post on the 2007 State Easter Eggs, deserves its own post. Here's the story from Chicago Tribune:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/wyomings-2007-state-easter-egg-a-masterpiece/

Missouri Man Ran Unopposed in Election, Got No Votes.

Joe Selle, 42, was running unopposed for a City Council seat in Missouri City, Missouri - and got no votes, not even from himself!Selle, 42, said he simply forgot that Tuesday was election day, and apparently so did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/missouri-man-ran-unopposed-in-election-got-no-votes/

Hulk Hogan Singing a Lullaby.

Now I've seen everything: here's Hulk Hogan singing a baby's lullaby for an ad in Japan. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via TV In Japan and Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/hulk-hogan-singing-a-lullaby/

Giant 90-Year-Old Rockfish Caught in Alaska.

Fishermen caught a giant 90-year-old shortraker rockfish off the coast of Alaska:Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle measured, photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/giant-90-year-old-rockfish-caught-in-alaska/

TV Through the Ages.

Wired has a nice photo collection of TV through the ages, from the early days (1928 G.E. Scanning Disk Television set) to Link: Wired | TV History.tv - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/tv-through-the-ages/

From Land Rover to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Carolyn Pointing is a fanatic of the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and now, thanks to her husband Nick, she has her own replica of the magical flying car. Nick tried to explain his rational for building Carolyn the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/from-land-rover-to-chitty-chitty-bang-bang/

This to That.

We all break things, and a lot of us like to make things, too. Which of all the available glues is best for your job? The site This to That will tell you. Enter what you are gluing to what, and the database will recomm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/this-to-that/

Real Estate Roller Coaster

This video of a roller coaster ride was constructed using data from American housing prices over the last 117 years. Push play or go to Google Video. The graph used to plot the video can be found at Speculative Bubble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/real-estate-roller-coaster/

2007 State Easter Eggs

The 2007 Easter Egg Collection continues the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. Artists from across the United States created the decorated eggs, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/2007-state-easter-eggs/

Bizarro Caption Contest 2.

Thanks to Dan Piraro, we have another Bizarro caption contest. Funniest caption wins a Free Neatorama T-Shirt. Contest rule: one caption per comment, make it funny but please keep it civil. You can submi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/bizarro-caption-contest-2/

VideoSift: Did That Just Happen?

Today's Friday, so it's VideoSift time! Let's check out a collective called "Did That Just Happen?" This selection of clips promises "Videos that cause your jaw to hit the floor, clips you have to watc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/videosift-did-that-just-happen/

The Candiru Song.

Özi pointed us to a this excellent song about candiru, the most feared fish in South America (even over the piranha!). The song was done by Ray Troll, Ashley Byler, Patrick Troll, and Stephan Jackson.Why? The candir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/the-candiru-song/

Prof. Solomon's Coney Island eBook, World's First Roller Coaster.

Professor Solomon, author of Japan in a Nutshell featured before on Neatorama, has released another free eBook Coney Island, a neat history of the seaside resort in New York that was once America's most celebrated amusem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/prof-solomons-coney-island-ebook-worlds-first-roller-coaster/

Peep Destruction Party: Many Ways to Kill Peeps.

In similar veins to the famous T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. project, here's a Peep destruction party:A couple friends and I had a Peep Destruction party which I photographed. We had various destruction methods including a homebu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/peep-destruction-party-many-ways-to-kill-peeps/

TARDIS Blueprint.

Neatorama reader Michael Sherrod saw the post about plans of fictional houses by Mark Bennet and offered his own: a plan based on the Metropolitan Police Call boxes. You know ... TARDIS.Link - Thanks Michael!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/tardis-blueprint/

USO: Sending Rock Bands to Iraq (and the Difficulty Getting Famous Artists to Go There).

To provide morale and entertainment to military personnel during World War II, FDR created the USO [wiki] (United Service Organizations). In the past, the USO had put together performances featuring famous entertainers o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/uso-sending-rock-bands-to-iraq-and-the-difficulty-getting-famous-artists-to-go-there/

Genetic disease linked to feud.

The notorious feud between the Hatfield clan in West Virginia and the McCoy family in Kentucky lasted for over 100 years. Over the past few decades, doctors have tracked a disease in the McCoys that may explain at leas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/06/genetic-diseae-linked-to-feud/




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