Archive for June 7th, 2007

13 Notable Heists Around the World.

Justin Glow of Gadling wrote an article about 13 heists from around the world, for example:Not everyone steals famous paintings, cash, or microchips. In fact, some people go to great lengths to get their hands on som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/13-notable-heists-around-the-world/

Top 5 Fan-Made Jedi Fight Videos.

Sickb*stard has compiled the Top 5 Jedi fight videos, made by college students. We've featured one before (Ryan vs. Dorkman), but they've made an excellent sequel.Link [YouTube clips] - Thanks sickb*stard!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/top-5-fan-made-jedi-fight-videos/

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges-Pierre Seurat is often used to illustrate pointilism, the art style that became the precurser of dot-matrix printing. The painting has inspired many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/sunday-afternoon-on-the-island-of-la-grande-jatte/

Attack of the Chairbot.

When I was in high school, my brother and his friends would play a futuristic PC game called Mechwarrior 2. Could this Hubo FX-1 Chairbot be the first step towards creating deadly world-ravaging Mechwarriors? Maybe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/attack-of-the-chairbot/

Pierre Cardin's Bubble House.

In the early Eighties, fashion designer Pierre Cardin wanted to buy an atypical summer house in Cannes. While searching, he stumbled across a construction site being built by architect Antti Lovag for a French indus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/pierre-cardins-bubble-house/

Wheelchair Stuck to Semi, Man Got Ride of His Life.

This 21-year-old Kalamazoo, Michigan man got his wheelchair stuck to the front grill of a semi and got the ride of his life!A 21-year-old Kalamazoo, Mich., man, unidentified by police, in this a motorized wheelchair,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/wheelchair-stuck-to-semi-man-got-ride-of-his-life/

Boulder Crushes Car.

Today's weird car wreck is brought to you by Wrecked Exotics - can you imagine the phone call to the insurance company about this car?Link - See more photos of weird car wrecks at Wrecked Exotics - Thanks Gregg!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/boulder-crushes-car/

Flash Element TD Game.

Like that popular Desktop Tower Defense game? Flash Element TD by David Scott is kind of like it, but funnier. With sheeps, rabid dogs, little boys, and peasants instead of creeps.Link [Flash game]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/flash-element-td-game/

Get the Glass.

Everyone's doing a viral website, even the Got Milk people. Here's a cute and beautifully-rendered Flash "board" game, where you get to help the milk-deprived Adachi Family break into Fort Fridge and "Get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/get-the-glass/

Are You Poor? It Doesn't Pay to Save.

Does saving really work for poor people? This study [pdf] from the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative thinktank, said no:Low-income households face "astronomical" penalties for saving, acc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/are-you-poor-it-doesnt-pay-to-save/

Making Stem Cells from Regular Skin Cells.

US and Japanese scientists managed to create embryonic stem cells from mouse skin cells through some genetic trickery:"It's pretty phenomenal," Michael Rudnicki, scientific director of Canada's Stem Cell Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/making-stem-cells-from-regular-skin-cells/

Man Tried to Hitch a Ride on the Popemobile.

A mentally unbalanced man tried to jump into the popemobile yesterday:A German man tried to jump into Pope Benedict XVI's uncovered popemobile as the pontiff began his general audience today and held onto it for a fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/man-tried-to-hitch-a-ride-on-the-popemobile/

This Little Bird Has a Memory Like an Elephant.

Ever forget where you put something just a minute ago? How about if you had to find a thousand things that you hid in a thousand different places months ago?That's not a problem for this bird, Clark's nutcracker:This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/this-little-bird-has-a-memory-like-an-elephant/

Way Too Cute.

glumbert.com - Nursing a baby porcupine via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/way-too-cute/

Bears Hunt Moose in Suburban Anchorage.

While some suburbanites worry about being "terrorized by turkeys," others have even more interesting forms of wildlife to contend with:Because Anchorage butts up against an undeveloped half-million-acre s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/bears-hunt-moose-in-suburban-anchorage/

Telephoning Leopards.

Popular Science reports: In what has to be today's strangest news, Reuters reports that forest guards in western India are using cell phones to entrap stray leopards. Rather than using the time-honored method of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/telephoning-leopards/

Adolph Hitler: Gamer

A funny video featuring Adolph Hitler? It seems that anything's possible in these kooky days of the internet. This video cleverly takes a scene from the excellent German movie Downfall (der Untergang) which was about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/adolph-hitler-gamer/

The Top Ten Green Skyscrapers.

Each of these towers contain innovations that make them compatible with the environment. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/the-top-ten-green-skyscrapers/

Dog-Powered Scooter.

This scooter lets you "mush", no matter how good the weather is. Putting the dog at the side, behind the steering wheel, lets him see how you are steering. http://dogpoweredscooter.com/Home_Page.html -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/dog-powered-scooter-2/

LED Art Fan.

The LED Art Fan has 42 LEDs on the fan blades that flicker as they spin, creating a persistance of vision image. You can import gif files or draw your own frames to make designs or slogans. Push play or go to YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/led-art-fan/

Wet Cats.

Twenty pictures of feline bathtime. They are not happy about it, either. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/wet-cats/

The Weirdest Grave in the West

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: World of Odd. Here’s the story behind one of the most peculiar (and most popular) grave sites in the entire United States. More than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/the-weirdest-grave-in-the-west/

What is It? Game 24.

This week's collaboration with What is It? Blog is this strange object - it has a very specific function. Can you guess what it is? More clues at What is It blog.Place your guess in the comment section (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/what-is-it-game-24/

Hairshirt.

Hairshirt [wiki], as the name implies, got its name because it is a shirt made from animal hair (now it means object that is worn to induce discomfort or pain). Who would wear such a shirt? mental_floss explains:Hair...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/hairshirt/

New Disease: "Wiiitis".

Tennis elbow is so 1980s. Today, the disease in vogue is this:Bonis, 29, had spent hours playing Nintendo's new video game in which players simulate real movements. Bonis had been playing simulated tennis.It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/new-disease-wiiitis/

That's One Polluted River.

You're looking at the Citarum river, near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, which is probably the world's most polluted river:More than 500 factories, many of them producing textiles which require chemical treatment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/thats-one-polluted-river/

Dance Dance Immolation: DDR with Fireball!

Photo Credit: Kristen AnkiewiczWhat is Dance Dance Immolation?Dance Dance Immolation is an adaptation of the popular arcade video game Dance Dance Revolution, but with fire! Basically, you play DDR; when you do well,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/dance-dance-immolation-ddr-with-fireball/

Steampunk LCD Monitor Mod.

Jake von Slatt of Steampunk Workshop created this fantastic steampunk LCD monitor mod to match his steampunk keyboard! Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/steampunk-lcd-monitor-mod/

Don McMillan's PowerPoint Standup Comedy.

"Corporate comedian" Don McMillan has a bit called Life After Death by PowerPoint, where he pointed out what he hated about the software.Those who have had to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation will a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/don-mcmillans-powerpoint-standup-comedy/

Robot Face Piggybank.

The Banpresto Face Bank piggybank robot will literally eat your money in order to save it! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Product page at strapya-world - via Gizmodo and Tokyo Mango...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/07/robot-face-piggybank/




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