Archive for May 11th, 2007

Scotty's Ashes Had Trouble Beaming Down.

The ashes of Star Trek actor James "Scotty" Doohan was launched into sub-orbital space. The rocket carrying his ashes (and other people's) was supposed to parachute back down gently, so the cremains can be retu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/scottys-ashes-had-trouble-beaming-down/

Virtual Dog-Walking Arcade Game.

This is Lisa Katayama from Tokyomango playing a dog walking arcade game in Japan. Lisa explains: "basically you have to walk on a treadmill while holding this white dog's leash. Walk too fast, and he'll get tired...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/virtual-dog-walking-arcade-game/

Live from Tokyo: Johnny B. Goode

"Johnny B. Goode" [wiki] is a song by Chuck Berry. Berry wrote the piece in 1955 and released it in 1958. It is a rock and roll telling of the American dream - a poor country boy becoming a star by hard work and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/live-from-tokyo-johnny-b-goode/

Quotes about Mothers.

Miss Cellania has a neat collection of 50 Quotes about mothers, right on time for Mother's Day. Here's a few gems:9. We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves. -Henry Ward Beecher*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/quotes-about-mothers/

Smurfette and Paris (Again).

We've blogged about Say No to Crack's comparison between Smurfette and Paris Hilton before, but if you haven't seen it, here it is again: Have you ever noticed that Paris Hilton looks a lot like Smurfette?S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/smurfette-and-paris-again/

Red Flower Chair.

Here's a "Leisure Red Flower Chair," made by the Shenzhen Haosen Furniture Factory in China.Don't miss their red Eggplant chair and Bean Sprout Sofa!Link - via Smidigt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/red-flower-chair/

"Sexy Cramp" Store.

Must have lost something in the translation! What do you think they sell there? Found at Tokyo Times - via Scribal Terror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/sexy-cramp-store/

Sea Lion Irish Dance for St. Patrick's Day.

For St. Patricks's Day, SeaWorld San Diego had a special (and cute) Irish dance, performed by Clyde the Sea Lion. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/sea-lion-irish-dance-for-st-patricks-day/

Weirdest Traffic Violation Ever!

You can't make this stuff up, folks: The Spanish newspaper Ideal Gallego reports today on one of the strangest traffic offences ever to be seen in Spain.It happened last Friday when drivers on the motorway i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/weirdest-traffic-violation-ever/

Vintage Christmas Ad for Pellet Guns.

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid" - that's the only thing I can think about when I saw this ad! Found at Vintage Ads - via Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/vintage-christmas-ad-for-pellet-guns/

Getting a 112 MPH Facelift

"Trough the wind" is a 37 min video installation by Swiss artist Anina Schenker, showing her face getting pulled into all directions at a speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). Link to artist's page at likeyou.com - via vvo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/getting-a-112-mph-facelift/

1931-59 FBI Agent Diary Collection

Currently being auctioned on eBay: 1931-59 FBI Agent Diary Collection of Meet Max H. Roder (1892-1988). A special agent who covered narcotics his entire 34 year career. The collection consists of 28 diaries, kept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/1931-59-fbi-agent-diary-collection/

Spider Toxin Improves Sex Lives of Men.

Scientists discovered that the toxin of the Brazilian wandering spider can improve the sex lives of men who were bitten!Their investigation follows reports that men bitten by the Phoneutria nigriventer experienced pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/spider-toxin-improves-sex-lives-of-men/

Cliff Pickover's "The Heaven Virus" Book.

Futurist, explorer, dreamer, and Neatorama pal Cliff Pickover has just released a new novel called The Heaven Virus:In the The Heaven Virus, technology is sufficiently advanced that we can upload our minds to a virtu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/cliff-pickovers-the-heaven-virus-book/

Bejeweled Mini Cooper.

Burkitt & Burkitt hand-placed 1 million Swarovski crystals to adorn this Mini Cooper called "American Icon" as an ad for Crystal Art. Check out some more of their amazing creations: Link - Thanks JustEl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/bejeweled-mini-cooper/

Motion Binding Optical Illusion.

Here's a neat optical illusion from Michael Bach, which illustrates the power of "motion binding" in how we perceive things.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/motion-binding-optical-illusion/

Locomotive BBQ Grill.

This German locomotive BBQ grill is awesome! It sold on eBay for over $12,000: Link - via smidigtDon't forget to check out Neatorama's Top 10 Coolest BBQ Grills (And Then Some)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/locomotive-bbq-grill/

The Biggest Eyes in Fashion Modeling.

Meet Masha Tyelna, a 17 year old fashion model from Ukraine, who probably has got the BIGGEST eyes in the fashion modeling world!Her profile and more pics at Face Forward: http://www.thefaceforward.com/profiled/116-masha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/the-biggest-eyes-in-fashion-modeling/

Vampire by Osamu Tezuka

Vampire was a TV series, created by Osamu Tezuka, that ran in the 60's in Japan. Below is a video clip - live footage mixed with animations - of the opening sequence for the pilot version. YouTube link - via Pink Ten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/vampire-by-osamu-tezuka/

The James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA has unveiled the new James Webb Space Telescope that will replace the Hubble Telescope in 2013. The full-scale model is on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Link to news story. Link to website. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/the-james-webb-space-telescope/

The Yoshida Brothers.

The Yoshida Brothers make the Japanese shamisen sound like a rock and roll instrument! Push play or go to YouTube. Link to band's website. -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/the-yoshida-brothers/

VideoSift: Animation Channel.

Let's take a look at VideoSift's animation channel, where you can find the funniest and sometime strange animations (plus a whole lot of great The Simpsons clips, but picking those would be too easy!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/videosift-animation-channel/

Bizarro: Beware of Dog and Human Signs.

Here's our weekly collaboration with Dan Piraro's neat comic Bizarro. For more, check out his website here: http://www.bizarro.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/bizarro-beware-of-dog-and-human-signs/

How to Become a Superhero Through Science

The following is reprinted from the May - June 2007 issue of mental_floss magazine.Dear readers: if you are old enough to read this magazine, then you're probably too old for any latent superhero powers to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/11/how-to-become-a-superhero-through-science/




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