Archive for June 16th, 2007

It's Hot, Hot, Hot: Temperature Anomaly Chart.

I don't know if you think global warming is real or not - all I know is that the weather is too darned hot, and all indications are that this summer will be really hot. The National Climatic Data Center's weathe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/its-hot-hot-hot-temperature-anomaly-chart/

AUR, Robotic Desktop Lamp that Follows You Around.

MIT Media Laboratory researcher Guy Hoffman created this robotic desk lamp called AUR that can track its user and set "mood lighting" too!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | AUR website - via Mr. Future...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/aur-robotic-desktop-lamp-that-follows-you-around/

Anti-Jesus Car.

The Anti-Jesus Car, spotted in Houston Texas. Complete with detailed pics of the various ... um, adornments and bumper stickers. And check out that Yahoo! late 90's color scheme! http://www.clemsontalk.com/vb/showthread....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/anti-jesus-car/

Chinese Clinics Let Patients Walk Around with IVs.

To save bed space, clinics in a Chinese city in Guizhou province are letting people walk the street with their IV infusions. And that's not the weirdest thing about it: the patients are actually happier that way! The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/chinese-clinics-let-patients-walk-around-with-their-ivs/

PillCam Takes Snapshots of Your Esophagus.

PillCam is a capsule-sized miniature camera that lets doctor see the inside of your intestines esophagus:The patient swallows the capsule lying down, and is then raised in a series of inclinations over a total of 5 m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/pillcam-takes-snapshots-of-your-intestines/

iCoaster: Roller Coaster for Your Marbles.

The iCoaster is a roller coaster (or is it Rube-Golbergian) toy that lets you set up a complex maze for your marble to zoom down. Check out the magnetic elevator that lifts the marble up! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/icoaster-roller-coaster-for-your-marbles/

Buried for 50 Years: Rusty Plymouth Belvedere Time Capsule.

We wrote about the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried as a time capsule a while ago. It has now been dug out now: and boy, was it rusty!A car buried in Oklahoma in 1957 as a time capsule to mark the US state's 50th anniv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/buried-for-50-years-rusty-plymouth-belvedere-time-capsule/

Gigantoraptor: "Big Bird" Fossil Found in China.

Chinese paleontologists discovered a giant 1,400 kg (3,086 lb) "Big Bird" dinosaur they named Gigantoraptor:Gigantoraptor is about 300 times as heavy as primitive feathered peers already known to science. [...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/gigantoraptor-big-bird-fossil-found-in-china/

Obsidian Knives Sharper Than Surgical Scalpels.

Obsidian knife, probably used for ritual or ceremonial activities, found in Tarascan territory (Museo Michoacano, Morelia. Photo by Eduardo Williams) [Image Credit: Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/obsidian-knives-sharper-than-surgical-scalpels/

Leather Shopping Bag.

Fluo's Leather Shopping Bag is a perfect example of luxury imitating the mundane: this leather bag is made to look like those ubiquitous plastic supermarket bags!Link - via Luxist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/leather-shopping-bag/

Baby Monitor Picked Up NASA Space Mission.

From the website:An elementary school science teacher in this Chicago suburb doesn't have to turn on the news for an update on NASA's space mission. She just turns on her video baby monitor.Since Sunday, one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/baby-monitor-picked-up-nasa-space-mission/

Train Panorama.

Not a particularly long train, but a very long photograph of a train, by Branislav Kropilak. This is only a small portion. You’ll have to scroll right at Kropilak’s site to see it all. http://www...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/train-panorama/

Home vs Visitor Bed

To keep up your score on crazy nights. In the end it’s just a game... Link via Blog Your Mind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/home-vs-visitor-bed/

Penguin Proposal.

It was a memorable public marriage proposal with the help of penguins for a zookeeper in North Wales. Vicki Small, 23, said she was speechless when Kevin Venton, 27, went on bended knee and asked her to marry him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/penguin-proposal/

Flash Game: Bounce2.

Here's a simple yet fun Flash game: Bounce2.The concept is maddeningly simple: guide the ball toward the goal and keep it from hitting the obstacles by creating a line with your mouse.Link [Flash, with music] - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/flash-game-bounce2/

Mastodon Fossil Discovered in San Diego.

Construction workers in a San Diego housing development project unearthed the remains of a mastodon:Meet Carly, whose remains were exhumed this week.Carly was a mastodon who lived 120,000 to 220,000 years ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/mastodon-fossil-discovered-in-san-diego/

"Czech" Flag.

Here's a simple mistake that turned into diplomatic faux pas in Islamabad, Pakistan:... the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic is visiting Islamabad, and the Capital’s PR people have adorned a number of (very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/czech-flag/

Balancing 3 Glasses of Guinness One On Top of Another.

This bartender managed to balance 3 pints of Guinness on top of each other! (The fourth glass, however, didn't work).Link - Thanks Justin Hourigan!A little Google search revealed the secret behind this pretty ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/balacing-3-glasses-of-guinness-one-on-top-of-another/

Jeremiah Palecek's Messy Flash Game.

Neatorama reader Jeremiah Palecek wrote:game, game, game, and again game is a game/net artwork created by Jason Nelson which is both an interactive flash game but also a ruthless rant against the glossy clean design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/16/jeremiah-paleceks-messy-flash-game/






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