Archive for May 14th, 2007

Ice Bulb.

A light made of ice? Yes, a ball of ice with an LED inside. Instructables has directions on making your own, with plenty of cool pictures. Link -via PAgent’s Progress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/ice-bulb/

The Lion Who Lived in a London Apartment.

In 1969, Ace Berg and John Rendall bought Christian the lion cub from the Exotic Animals department of London's Harrods for 250 pounds. For one year, "He travelled by Bentley, ate in fine London restaurants and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-lion-who-lived-in-a-london-apartment/

Snips and Snails and Rattlesnake Tails.

In this entry from the Journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition, dated 11 Feb 1805, Meriweather Lewis explains  how to produce a "fine boy" with a bracing tincture of rattlesnake parts:The party that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/snips-and-snails-and-puppy-dog-tails/

Plane Spotting.

Neatorama reader Jerrold Litwinenko wrote about a weird hobby: airplane spotting [wiki]."Plane spotting" is an odd hobby, and most certainly isn't for everyone. But those that do it are really into it and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/plane-spotting/

Gerbil PC!

From techPowerUp! here comes the gerbil cage PC mod! Link - Thanks Jason Dumbaugh!Don't forget to check out Neatorama's Ultimate Case Mod List....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/gerbil-pc/

The ASS Vacuum Cleaner.

You: "This vacuum cleaner sucks ass"Seller: "So, you can read."For real, though: http://www.doukas.com.gr/ViewShopProduct.aspx?Id=24256- Thanks John Johnson!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-ass-vacuum-cleaner/

The Importance of Mother's Day to Organized Crime.

What's the most important day on the organized crime calendar? Mother's Day:Each and every Mother's Day until he landed behind bars, mobster Jimmy "The Gent" Burke performed a sacrosanct ritual.Bur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-importance-of-mothers-day-to-organized-crime/

Vintage Coca-Cola Ads

"Coca Cola old ads" is a blog dedicated to vintage Coca-Cola advertising posters. Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/vintage-coca-cola-ads/

How Cars Can Help You Sleep

"Cars" by David Michael Clarke: a 21 min 34 sec long car names audio track - the perfect alternative to counting sheep. http://www.davidmichaelclarke.net/pages_sound/track_07w.html - via vvork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/how-cars-can-help-you-sleep/

How to Spot T. Rex Footprints.

Photo: David LoopeToday's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this image, captioned: "A human foot over the footprint of a theropod, the same kind of dinosaur that T. rex was"Close eno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/how-to-spot-t-rex-footprints/

Amazing Soccer Goal

This goal was made some week ago in a game between the two Swedish soccer teams Örebro SK and IFK Göteborg. The name of the lucky player who managed do the amazing goal is Andres Vasquez. For the ones o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/amazing-soccer-goal/

Cotton Monster.

Jennifer Strunge makes monsters out of recycled clothing and linens. Each is a one-of-a-kind creation that she sells at Cotton Monster. According the the FAQ, they need to be handled gently, and although they may prete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/cotton-monster/

The Walton Sextuplets.

The world’s first surviving all-girl sextuplets were born to Graham and Janet Walton in 1983. The girls grew up in the Walton’s eight-bedroom house and left home at age 18. Now, at 23, five of the six hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-walton-sextuplets/

The Food Timeline.

The Food Timeline not only shows when certain foods were first used for human consumption, but also contains links for the history of most foods featured. For example: did you know that a botanist wrote about seeing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-food-timeline/

The World of Mr. Toast.

The World of Mr. Toast by Dan Goodsell has comics, animations, and delightful pictures of Mr. Toast and his food friends. Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/the-world-of-mr-toast/

Fête des Citrons.

The Menton Lemon Festival (Fête des Citrons) is held every year in late winter. Menton is in the French Rivera, between Monaco and the border with Italy, and has a wonderfully mild climate that draws tons of tourist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/fete-des-citrons/

Flickrvision - It's Addictive

Flickrvision is one of those sites that can get you stuck for just a little bit too long if you don't watch out. It's a Google Map on which you in real-time will see new photos that are being posted on Flickr. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/flickrvision-its-addictive/

Star Wars Public Service Announcement

You might remember all those old public service announcements. The website Black20.com remade a bunch of them Star Wars style. This one is my favorite. Youtube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/star-wars-public-service-announcement/

10 Candy Bars You'll Never Eat

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader.These tidbits about extinct candy bars come from Dr. Ray Broekel, "candy bar historian" and publisher of a newsletter calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/10-candy-bars-youll-never-eat/

Your Name in Lights.

Now you too can have your name in lights, at Not Celebrity - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/14/your-name-in-lights/
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