Archive for April 17th, 2007

Dance Off.

This stop-motion video was fun to watch, although I would suggest a more sturdy tripod next time. Push play or go to YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/dance-off/

Undersea Restaurant.

The press release for Ithaa Restaurant reads in part:The Maldives | 15 April marks the day that the first ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world opens its doors for business at the Hilton Maldives Resort &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/undersea-restaurant/

Nobody Steals a Lettuce

This iceberg lettuce is actually not a lettuce. The creators of this product thought that robbers will not care about an insignificant lettuce, so they hide a safebox inside! But what if the robbers are hungry?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/nobody-steals-a-lettuce/

Music Sculpture.

French sculptor Philippe Guillerm has a thing for cellos and other stringed instruments. This work is called Dialogue. Guillerm's music-inspired sculptures are whimsical and curvaceous string instruments, he uses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/music-sculpture/

Father and Daughter.

Father and Daughter is a beautiful but sad short film by Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit. Push play or go to Google Video. -via PAgent’s Progress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/father-and-daughter/

Condolences to the Family and Friends of the Virginia Tech Shooting Victims.

All of us at Neatorama wish to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. I can't imagine losing my loved ones, let alone through a horrific act of violence such as thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/condolences-to-the-family-and-friends-of-the-virginia-tech-shooting-victims/

Celebrate the Cosmos!

This is Astronomy Week, which culminates in Astronomy Day {wiki} on Saturday. The day is set as the Saturday before the first quarter-moon between mid-April and mid-May. There are lots of public events scheduled around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/celebrate-the-cosmos/

The Bill Wyman Metal Detector.

Have you ever wondered what Bill Wyman is doing since he left the Rolling Stones? He’s selling metal detectors! The Bill Wyman Signature Detector is the result of our two year long collaboration. It’s a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/the-bill-wyman-metal-detector/

Typewriter Jewelry.

A cool recycling idea: using the keys of vintage typewriters to make jewelry. Guaranteed to make your children ask about “the good old days.” http://www.typewriterjewelry.com/necklace1.htm -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/typewriter-jewelry/

The Sneeze Orchestra.

This Swedish site lets you create your own video with sneezes! Click on each child to hear their sneeze, then use the controls (in Swedish) to make one and send to yourself or friends. To see the above example, push pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/the-sneeze-orchestra/

A commute gone wrong.

Ok, you’re driving to work. Not only does a storm sewer explode on the road to work, but you crash into the manhole cover. You get out of the vehicle to inspect the damage, and it just gets worse from there. Pus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/a-commute-gone-wrong/

What's the Difference: Hitler vs. Himmler vs. Goebbels vs. Göring

The following is an article from mental_floss' What's the Difference book. The Dilemma: You've seen so many documentaries about these guys, but you still can't tell them apart. They're jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/whats-the-difference-hitler-vs-himmler-vs-goebbels-vs-gring/

Internet Crime of 2006.

One of my favorite new blogs is Dave Kaplan's Bad Guys Blog (named so because Dave, chief investigative correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, covers stories about terrorism and other baddies).Dave just wrote an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/internet-crime-of-2006/

Body Shape Through the Ages.

Surprise! Models and actresses are skinnier than the general public. But how skinny and how do their body shapes change throughout history?Diet Blog has the timeline:The 1920s and 1960s both bucked the trend of the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/body-shape-through-the-ages/

Snap! Turn Your Webcam into a Virtual Photobooth.

Neatorama reader Daniel Walton told us about his new project, a downloadable software called Snap! that turns your webcam into a photobooth (you can add stickers, speech bubbles, and "wacky fun-house" filters)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/snap-turn-your-webcam-into-a-virtual-photobooth/

How to Make a Knot in a Single Motion.

Can you make a knot in a single motion, without releasing the rope once you hold it in your hands? Here's the trick: Hit play or go to Link [metacafe] - Thanks zloyshaman!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/how-to-make-a-knot-in-a-single-motion/

That's One Useless Cat!

See reason why this series of photo is called "For Sale: One Useless Cat": Link - Thanks Robert!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/thats-one-useless-cat/

Are Cell Phones Destroying the Bee Population?

Scientists at the Landau University of Koblenz, Germany, discovered that radiation from cell phones can disorient bees, stop their ability to communicate with each other, and lead to the collapse of their colonies: ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/are-cell-phones-destroying-the-bee-population/

How to Rip a Phone Book in Half.

We've featured a post on how to rip things (phone book, deck of card) in half before, but it looks like so much fun ... so here it is again: How to rip a phonebook in half. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/17/how-to-rip-a-phone-book-in-half/
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