Archive for June 25th, 2007

Liquid Crystal Wine Thermometer.

Carl Mertens Wine comes with its own thermometer to indicate whether the wine is at the proper temperature for serving! And after the wine is gone, it makes a cool bracelet. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/liquid-crystal-wine-thermometer/

Matthias Wandel's Neat Wooden Contraptions.

Matthias Wandel built some amazing wooden contraptions, including the binary marble adding machine (shown to the left), homemade CD-changer/duplicator, a weird Blackberry rotating machine, wooden pipe organ, and more.Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/matthias-wandels-neat-wooden-contraptions/

Vertical Soccer.

Adidas launched a new crazy billboard in Tokyo: a game of vertical soccer! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Az Kate and Wade7!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/vertical-soccer/

The Picasso Car.

Inspired by Picasso's Portrait of Dora Maar, Andy Saunders converted this Citroen 2CV into a work of art! Link - Thanks Randy!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/the-picasso-car/

Studying the SATs with WarCraft Manga.

Studying for the SATs is getting easier, thanks to WarCraft:Kaplan has teamed up with Tokyopop to create the "score-raising manga" series of books aimed at pumping up the vocab of students who want an edge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/studying-the-sats-with-warcraft-manga/

Japanese Food Fight, Matrix-Style.

Remember the Matrix Ping Pong? Here's food fight, Japanese-style (complete with reverse effect!)Link [embedded YouTube] - Thanks kap!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/japanese-food-fight-matrix-style/

Frozen Beer-On-A-Stick.

When the weather is hot, can a combination popsicle and beer be the perfect cooler? The chef at Rustico’s in Washington, DC is selling “hopsicles”, or frozen beer on a stick. http://keyetv.com/waterco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/frozen-beer-on-a-stick/

The 305.

The Holecheck Brothers directed this funny mockumentary of the 300, about what happened to the goat path that led to the downfall of the Spartan army: It is known to any, the Spartan 300 army. Soldiers thought that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/the-305/

The Blog Rating System.

Apparently, Neatorama is rated PG-13, because it contained the following words: gay (3x), hurt (2x), and crack (1x) (as of 6/25/07, thous Miss Cellania said that the blog to an NC-17 rating as of 6/24/07!).You c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/the-blog-rating-system/

Bubble Wrap Keychain Toy.

Addicting to popping bubble wrap? Japanese toy company Bandai just released a new keychain/toy, called PuchiPuchi, so you can infinitely "pop" those little plastic bubble!Puchipuchi in Japanese is the sound...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/bubble-wrap-keychain-toy/

Geometry in Real Life: What's Better Two 8-Inch Pizzas or One 12-Inch Pizza?

Which is a better deal, two 8" pizza or one 12" pizza? Here's a story of how geometry saved a guy some money (and who says you'll never use math in real life?)Link - via Miss Cellania (Photo from Matt McGee [Fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/geometry-in-real-life-whats-better-two-8-inch-pizzas-or-one-12-inch-pizza/

Gluing Oldest Fossilized Human Turd Back Together.

You're looking at a famous piece of crap (literally!) called the Lloyd Bank Turd. It's the largest piece of fossilized human excrement ever found (laid by a Viking over a thousand years ago).Recently, the Turd was br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/gluing-oldest-fossilized-human-turd-back-together/

DIY Kit-Car.

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this photo of a DIY Kit-Car, a car you can assemble yourself - as covered by our partner Spluch some months ago:Mitsuoka Motor, a Japanese company, has jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/diy-kit-car/

Paper Dreams Papercrafts.

It's been a while since Neatorama published a papercrafts post, so here's a site called Paper Dreams with lots of photos of awesome papercrafts: http://www.paper-dreams.net/03works/index.html [in Japanese]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/paper-dreams-papercrafts/

America's First Reality TV Show.

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader book.Survivor and The Real World may seem innovative, but they owe a huge debt to a show that hasn't aired since 1973,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/americas-first-reality-tv-show/

Control A Kid Remote.

If only this worked as good as it looks! Only £3.99. Link -via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/control-a-kid-remote/

The Seven Most Powerful Supercomputers.

I’m not sure what a Teraflop is, but these computers have a lot of them. The Blue Gene/L computer shown can do 360 Teraflops. Link Update: Commenter Christophe puts this in perspective. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/the-seven-most-powerful-supercomputers/

81 Skydivers in Formation.

After almost a week of training a group of dedicated skydivers put together the largest parachute formation ever built. It consists of 81 ... all » skydivers in the formation and several video people flying arou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/81-skydivers-in-formation/

Aunt Jackie

What I'm really linking to here is an article in Slate about the song/dance/video called Aunt Jackie and the flurry of activity it has created on YouTube. I must confess that as a 37-yr old hip-hop fan, reading...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/aunt-jackie/

Forget the film, watch the titles.

A lot of time and creativity goes into those few minutes of an opening title sequence. SubmarineChannel has a collection of some of the best sequences in cinematic history. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/forget-the-film-watch-the-titles/

CD Hole Creativity

Some creative designs using the center hole of CD's as a starting point. Link - via Fosfor Gadgets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/cd-hole-creativity/

Aurora viewed from space.

Aurora is a crown of light that circles the Earth’s poles. This photo was taken from the IMAGE satellite and shows the aurora australis (southern lights). Link -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/25/aurora-viewed-from-space/




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