Archive for April 12th, 2007

A Sound Room Made from Cardboard.

This sound room was carefully carved from 720 half square sheets of thick corrugated cardboard, without any glue or other fasteners to hold it (or the sound components) together. I guess this proves you can make jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/a-sound-room-made-from-cardboard/

Ketchup in a Bottle Trick.

A neat little parlor trick you can use to impress your kids. It’s easier than getting ketchup OUT of a bottle! Push play or go to Metacafe. -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/ketchup-in-a-bottle-trick/

From Text Message to Marriage

One evening David Brown, a 24 year old British man, dreamt of a phone number similar to his own. When he woke up, he did what any fine young British lad would do - he sent the phone a text message. Perhaps serendip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/from-text-message-to-marriage/

Giant TMNT Trailer Projected on an Office Building in Brazil.

To advertise the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie (simply TMNT for its fans) in Brazil, Ginga Interactive projected this video onto a 25 floor office building in São Paulo.Neatorama reader Naomi wrote:It was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/giant-tmnt-trailer-projected-on-an-office-building-in-brazil/

Technical Images from World War II.

Steve Johnson of Cyberheritage has a neat collection of technical images, cutaway diagrams and how-to illustrations from World War II.Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/technical-images-from-world-war-ii/

Eurovision's Winners, Every Year Since 1953.

If you think American Idol is big, that show is nothing compared to Eurovision, which has been broadcast every year since 1956, making it one of the longest-running TV program in the world.Appleogen has this (long) post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/eurovisions-winners-every-year-since-1953/

ZX Spectrum Orchestra

Warm Circuit created an electronic music video using only the 1982 ZX Spectrum home computers. Link [YouTube video] - via Sugarjar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/zx-spectrum-orchestra/

World’s First X-Ray.

The first X-ray photograph ever is still existant! Taken by Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen in 1896, it shows the inner structure of his wife’s hand. http://worldsfamousphotos.com/first-x-ray-1896.html -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/worlds-first-x-ray/

Who Really Killed JFK?

Who really killed John F. Kennedy [wiki]? Add this to the pile of conspiracies, a deathbed confession by an old CIA agent. E. Howard scribbled the initials "LBJ," standing for Kennedy's ambitious v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/who-really-killed-jfk/

Why Is MIMS Hot? A Dissertation.

Why is Washington Heights, New York, rapper Shawn Mims' song "This is Why I'm Hot" is hot? Here's a graphical dissertation explaining the logic - the logic! - behind the success of the Billboard Hot 10...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/why-is-mims-hot-a-dissertation/

Hamster-Powered Paper Shredder.

Got a lazy hamster? Make it work for its meal with this hamster-powered paper shredder, made by Tom Ballhatchet: Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/hamster-powered-paper-shredder/

Zookeeper's Hand Bit Off by Croc.

Surgeons managed to reattach zookeeper Chang Po-yu's hand after it was bitten off by a crocodile!Link (yes, with the gruesome picture of the hand in the croc's mouth - you know you want to see it!): Link - via eBaum's Wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/zookeepers-hand-bit-off-by-croc/

Elton John's Oven Song.

Elton John writes his song very quickly and he can write a song about anything. ANYTHING!Here's the proof: a song about a new oven, inspired by the appliance's cooking instruction sheet!Link [Youtube video clip]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/elton-johns-oven-song/

Blackbelt Granny.

Don't mess with Mary Athay, Britain's toughest granny, who just got her blackbelt at 62 ...While many ladies her age may look forward to a game of bingo, Mary completed a gruelling five hour session of hand to hand c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/blackbelt-granny/

Sweet Memories.

Sweet Memories is a very short film by Stine Mills, with some special effects help from her former boyfriend, Lasse Gjertsen. Push play or go to YouTube.Lasse Gjertsen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/sweet-memories/

The Circus of Disemboweled Plush Toys.

The Circus of Disemboweled Plush Toys is a virtual sideshow that is a bit gory, but smells better than the real thing. You can submit your own horror photos. WARNING: This special circus exhibit contains shocking doc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/7659/

Keepon robot dances for you.

The Keepon robot was developed by Hideki Kozima and programmed by Marek Michalowski, it's dancing to the song "I Turn My Camera On" by the band Spoon. Highly addictive and entertaining video. Who wouldn't want one in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/keepon-robot-dances-for-you/

Kurt Vonnegut Died at 84.

Author Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84:Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/kurt-vonnegut-died-at-84/

What is It? Game 19

Today's collaboration with What is It? Blog brings us this strange-looking dial. Guess what it is and win a Free Neatorama T-Shirt! Check out What is It? for more clues on today's object.Place your guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/what-is-it-game-19/

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. Life is constantly presenting us with interesting challenges. These challenges have many possible solutions … some good, some n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/

Sailing Simulator.

Do you have what it takes to sail around the world? Here's an armchair excursion: a sailing simulator at National Geographics. See what it's like to sail in various wind conditions.Link - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/sailing-simulator/

Gourds Shaped Like Swans.

Chinese farmer Wang Jinlong exhibited a pair of gourds shaped like swans!Link - via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/gourds-shaped-like-swans/

Super Paper Mario for the Wii.

The new Super Paper Mario for Nintendo Wii looks like fun! Random Good Stuff has the video clip: LinkNote: Kotaku has a story about Circuit City giving customer the runaround with their ad on Super Paper Mario....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/super-paper-mario-for-the-wii/

Retro Tote Bag Looks Like a Giant Cassette Tape.

Fred & Friends has this retro-styled tote bag that looks like an oversized cassette tape!Link - via Eduyayo and Smidigt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/retro-tote-bag-looks-like-a-giant-cassette-tape/

Airplane Cockpit Ringtones.

Here are some unique ringtones for your cell phone: warning sounds from the cockpit!"WHOOP WHOOP PULL UP"The classic WHOOP WHOOP sound heard on the cockpit voice recorder, unfortunately just before impact....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/airplane-cockpit-ringtones/

Growing (Micro) Leather Jacket in a Lab Vat.

Artists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr "grew" a mini leather coat in a test tube from living skin cells!The installation, called "Victimless Leather" because no animal needs to be sacrificed for the micro-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/growing-micro-leather-jacket-in-a-lab-vat/

Jet on a Train!

Ever wondered what would happen if you put a jet engine on a train? Apparently, engineers in Russia and United States had built some prototypes in the 1970s: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/jet-on-a-train/

Retro Candies.

Whoa! You can get Bubble Gum Cigarettes candy, Bottlecaps, Candy Lipstick, and other old-time candies at Nostalgic Candy: Link - via Scribal TerrorPerfect with a bottle of Bubble Up at Galco's Soda Pop Stop: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/retro-candies/

Do You Know Your Vintage TV Theme Song?

Think you know your TV show theme song? Take this quiz from mental_floss where you match up soundbites with sitcoms.The average score is 81%. See if you can beat that. Link - Thanks Will!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/12/do-you-know-your-vintage-tv-theme-song/




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