Archive for June 13th, 2007

The 15 Geekiest Vacations.

Looking for the perfect vacation getaway that incorporates your thirst for technology or your obsession with science fiction? eWeek.com has 15 possibilities, with information on each. The 15 Geekiest Vacations can be v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/the-15-geekiest-vacations/

Respect.

The Detroit Free Press has published a multimedia tribute to Aretha Franklin’s recording of "Respect," which was the number one song 40 years ago. It’s a fascinating story. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/respect/

Plastic That Can Heal Itself.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a plastic that can literally heal itself. This unique plastic works similarly to human skin (but faster). When a crack forms, a liquid healing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/plastic-that-can-heal-itself/

Fake Food

Food stylists go through great lengths to make "food" in advertisements and magazines look so yummy.But sometimes it's just easier to go with fake food props rather than fiddling with the real thing (note: by l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/fake-food/

The Immortal Burger.

Here's a story of a guy who (supposedly) found that after 18 years, fast-food burgers look and taste just like it was made this morning! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/the-immortal-burger/

Computer Key Rings.

Show of your gangsta geeksta-tough credentials by wearing one (or all) of these computer key rings! http://www.marchenoir.com/hotrings.html - via Smidigt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/computer-key-rings/

Big in Japan: Spam and Egg Sandwich.

Apparently, spam and egg sandwich ("supamu sando") is quite popular in Japan. A couple months ago, Bunk sent me this advertisement for a Spam Sandwich sold at Freshness Burger, a very popular fast food chai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/big-in-japan-spam-and-egg-sandwich/

Woolly Hair.

Add this to the never-ending list of human oddities: The Woolly-Headed Boy who fascinated 18th century English society.Woolly hair is a rare congenital abnormality of structure of scalp hair. It is marked by extreme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/woolly-hair/

No Exit: Ambient TV.

For more of Andy Singer's comics, check out his website: No Exit....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/no-exit-ambient-tv/

Russian Ninja Apprehended in Italy.

Apparently, a Russian ninja had been terrorizing the hillside of Italy, until a feisty old pensioner got 'im:The old man came down the stairs but tripped on the last step letting off his rifle.Startled, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/russian-ninja-apprehended-in-italy/

Junkyard Boombox

Amazing DIY boombox with an 8-track player, AM/FM radio, power antennas, brake lights, and lots more. Make sure to watch the video. Feast your eyes on the result of weeks of work using the various remains of over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/junkyard-boombox/

The Weirdest Tunnel

A very weird looking tunnel that runs straight through a house. Link - via Buzz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/the-weirdest-tunnel/

Socalled and Sampling.

In music, sampling [wiki] is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording. This is typically done with a sampler, which can be a pie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/socalled-and-sampling/

Dog using a tool?

Isn't tool use one of the major skills that separate human beings from mere animals? Is there any reason why this dog's performance couldn't be considered tool use? Link on YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/dog-using-a-tool/

The Box Doodle Project.

The Box Doodle Project challenges you to make something out of a box. The object is to make the most out of the least material. The site includes a box doodle tool, so you can doodle a box online! Link -via Everlasting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/the-box-doodle-project/

Operation Happy Note.

Music store proprietor Steve Baker sent a guitar to his stepson in Iraq in 2004. His stepson’s friend wanted one, too, so he sent another. When more requests came in, Operation Happy Note was born. As of now, Bake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/operation-happy-note/

Got Talent?

Paul Potts sells phones for a living, but he's always wanted to be an opera singer. He entered the competition for the UK show Britain's Got Talent and performed Nessun Dorma, to the delight of the judges and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/got-talent/

Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage Bed.

Got a little princess in your life? Daddy's little girl will go absolutely nuts for this AMAZING pumpkin-shaped fantasy carriage bed, inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella. Oh, and what's $47,000 if you can bring sweet d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/cinderella-pumpkin-carriage-bed/

Creative, Funny Bus Ads.

Here's a collection of some very creative bus ads: Link - via haha.nu, Thanks Lin7!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/creative-funny-bus-ads/

Meat Shorts.

Kasey, whose Compubeaver case-mod made waves in the blogosphere, has come up with another art project: meatshorts.Link - Thanks Kasey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/meat-shorts/

Russian ATM with "Unactivated" Microsoft Windows.

Would you trust a bank whose ATM uses "unactivated" version of Windows?Alex Feldstein caught this Russian ATM with the Windows Product Activation warning box:"Your Windows product must be activated wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/13/russian-atm-with-unactivated-microsoft-windows/
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