Archive for June 27th, 2007

World's Longest and Fastest Zip-Line.

This looks like fun: the world's longest and fastest zip-line in Sun City, South Africa:Height: 918 ft / 280 mLength: 1.2 miles / 2 kmTop speed: 100 mph / 160 kmphhttp://www.influks.com/post1350.html [Flash vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/worlds-longest-and-fastest-zip-line/

Brian Jungen's People's Flag.

Photo Credit: Tate PhotographyDarren Barefoot wrote to us:Speaking of discarded clothing as art, I was blown away by Brian Jungen's 'People's Flag' when I saw it at the National Gallery in Ottawa. It’s an enorm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/brian-jungens-peoples-flag/

Pi Bar.

We posted about fubar and foobar, the watering hole for soldiers and computer programmers before ... now, here's where math nerds go to drink: The Pi Bar!I wonder if they serve pie ... http://www.pi-bar.com/ - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/pi-bar/

The Unfortunate Joe Vig.

Joe Meets Jaws by Nelson YrizarryWho is Joe Vig?Well, he is the unluckiest and most oblivious minifig ever created. Joe has no clue of what’s going on in the area just around him! He is also electro-magnet for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/the-unfortunate-joe-vig/

This is Your Crop Circle on Drugs ...

This crazy crop pattern in a corn field in Holland was not created by alien - instead, it was made by a drug user who tried to escape from the cops in his father's car! Link - Thanks Mikolka!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/this-is-your-crop-circle-on-drugs/

A Bolt from the Blue.

According to the Miami Herald, David Canales, a landscaper, was killed this past Thursday by lightning that came out of a clear blue sky. It's a bizarre phenomenon called a "bolt from the blue":Dan Dixon, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/a-bolt-from-the-blue/

The world's biggest Die Hard fan

iPhone junkies aren't the only geeks camping out in order to realize their dreams. Yipee-Kai-Yay, Melvin Farber! Link at YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/the-worlds-biggest-die-hard-fan/

Dear Miriam

No problem is too big or too small for Miriam to look into. Link - via Buzz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/dear-miriam/

Solving a maze with Photoshop.

1. Increase contrast. 2. Select the right wall of the maze using the magic wand. 3. Select > Modify > Expand 4 pixels 4. Create new layer. 5. Fill with Red. 6. Select > Modify > Contract 2 pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/solving-a-maze-with-photoshop/

Spacediving.

Re-entry from space without a ship is not something to be taken lightly, although someday spacediving might save lives. A 60-mile freefall is possible, but would require a special suit and helmet. Rick Tumlinson, founder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/spacediving/

Weak Men, Read.

Dr. M.B. McLaughlin is talkin' to you! Found at Livejournal....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/weak-men-read/

Giant Homemade Poster Made From Lots of Regular Paper.

This giant homemade poster of a scene from the Boondock Saints [wiki] is made with the software Rasterbator. Found at MakeUseOf - via wugsy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/giant-homemade-poster-made-from-lots-of-regular-paper/

Underwater Extreme Vacation.

Talk about an extreme vacation! An Australian adventurer spent two weeks living underwater, riding a bike to generate electricity and using algae to produce oxygen! Breathing air provided by algae soaked in his own u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/underwater-extreme-vacation/

Thief Set Self on Fire.

From the website: Firefighters said it can't get more ironic than this -- a thief/arsonist breaks into a convenience store, steals scratch-off lottery tickets, tries to cover his tracks by setting a fire, and in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/thief-set-self-on-fire/

Ancient Romans Preferred Fast Food.

Turns out Americans aren't the only people who eat "on the run": Allison excavated an entire neighborhood block in Pompeii, a city frozen in time after the eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. [......

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/ancient-romans-preferred-fast-food/

Cuy bien.

CBS reports on the annual Peruvian guinea pig (cuy) festival -- and it's not just about running on a little wheel or navigating mazes; it's about who tastes best "grilled, fried, [or] baked":Peru's celebrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/cuy-bien/

Hamster, piano, and popcorn.

This hamster is enjoying his popcorn too much to be bothered. Just plain cute! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/hamster-piano-and-popcorn/

How to pour ketchup.

A full technical explanation on how ketchup works, and how to make a traditional glass bottle give it up. Now, if they can only decide on the proper spelling. http://www.icogitate.com/~ergosum/essays/ketchup/k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/how-to-pour-ketchup/

Human CD Holder.

Your CDs seem like a big load to the little man in this clever display case. In addition to the ”lifting man” case, you can also get a “pushing man” case. http://www.wrapables.com/jsp/ProductDet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/human-cd-holder/

The Lion Whisperer.

South African Animal Behaviorist Kevin Richardson is so gentle with wild beasts that he can handle their newborns. He likes lions best of all, and trusts them so much he can spend the night curled up with them. Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/the-lion-whisperer/

Sunset Over the Pacific, as Seen from Space.

In 2003, the crew of the International Space Station took this amazing photo of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.Large format | More sunset photos - Thanks I Am Stunned!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/sunset-over-the-pacific-as-seen-from-space/

Turning Train Track Into a Roller Coaster.

This is a neat ad for a Norwegian oil company called Hydro. The text at the end said "There are a lot of young engineers. We are looking forward for them to grow up."Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/turning-train-track-into-a-roller-coaster/

Starry Bamboo Mandala.

Bamboobarry and Gerard Minakawa collaborated to build this Starry Bamboo Mandala for the 2006 Burning Man.Links: Bamboobarry | Gerard Minakawa | a neat pic at Flickr - Thanks Ryan!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/starry-bamboo-mandala/

Quartz Brass Knuckle.

Los Angeles-based artist Kyle Ng created this two-finger brass knuckle with a quartz top.http://www.farmtactics.com/ring.htm - Thanks Kyle!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/quartz-brass-knuckle/

Jay Shafer's Tiny Tumbleweed Homes.

Bucking the trend of bigger is better, Jay Shafer started a company specializing in designing and building small yet functional homes:... since 1997 I have been living in a house smaller than some people's bathrooms....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/jay-shafers-tiny-tumbleweed-homes/

NYTimes and WSJ review the iPhone

The iPhone is coming! The iPhone is coming! The New York Times review (by geek hero David Pogue) comes in the form of a video on YouTube, embedded above. The Wall Street Journal review by Walter Mossberg and Kat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/27/nytimes-and-wsj-review-the-iphone/




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