Archive for June 28th, 2007

Insulation Made from Mushrooms.

Two years ago, Eben Bayer was given a college assignment to create a sustainable insulation. Since he grew up on a mushroom farm in Vermont, he immediately gravitating to growing mushrooms as eco-friendly insulation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/insulation-made-from-mushrooms/

Reusable Write-On T-shirt.

Think Geek has a t-shirt you can customize, wash, and customize again! Fill in the blanks for the "I'm in ur..." meme and express your daily geekiness. Comes with a marker. Link (Thanks, Jan!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/reusable-write-on-t-shirt/

Where Do Cats Come From?

Discovery Channel reports on a study designed to trace the lineage of the modern house cat. The results:Cats' ancestry was traced to five types of wild cats [which] managed to interbreed at various times, with the re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/where-do-cats-come-from/

Rare lemur triplets.

The Palm Beach Zoo announced the arrival of red ruffed lemur triplets, born May 21st. This lemur species is critically endangered, with only around 1,000 surviving in the wild. Isn’t this one adorable? Yes, he o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/rare-lemur-triplets/

Holden Monaro GTS Grill.

An enterprising Australian guy turned a classic Holden Monaro GTS into a barbie!http://jalopnik.com/cars/where.s-the-shrimp?/on-the-barbie-holden-monero-gts-barbecue-grill-271272.php - via Born Rich | See also Neatorama'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/holden-monero-gts-grill/

Pepsi Ultraman.

Holy moly! Someone made a Pepsi Ultraman! Does this make anyone thirst for a Pepsi? Found at Tigers and Cranes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/pepsi-ultraman/

Best in the World: British Camouflage.

We've posted the couchmouflage, catmouflage, carmouflage, and satmouflage before, but the Brits got 'em all beat. In fact, they're so well camouflaged you just have to take my word that there are two - TWO! - British sol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/best-in-the-world-british-camouflage/

Japanese Robotic Dead Body Remover.

Leave it to the Japanese to make a robot for ... removing dead bodies from the street! Must be preparing for Zombie Walk [wiki] Tokyo or something.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/japanese-robotic-dead-body-remover/

Lethal Injection Attack Droid.

We've featured Christopher Conte's mechanical sculptures before - but this one is so cool we just have to do it again: Lethal Injection Attack Droid Prototype.Link (Don't miss the Unmanned Attack Helicopter, a radio-cont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/lethal-injection-attack-droid/

World’s Oldest Car Headed For Auction.

The catchy-sounding De Dion-Bouton et Trapardoux was built in France in 1884, and amazingly, it’s a three owner car. Among its many credentials, “La Marquise” is a steam-powered four-wheeled car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/worlds-oldest-car-headed-for-auction/

Melting Wall Clocks.

Cincinnati artist Hilary Wiezbenski designed these melting wall clocks, reminiscent of Salvadore Dali’s Persistence of Memory. Clocks can be ordered in several shapes and many colors, and you can have you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/melting-wall-clocks/

Design-a-Toilet Contest.

Attention, architects, designers, and engineers! Italy needs more public toilets, so port-a-potty company Sebach is holding an international competition. Get your chemical toilet cabin design in by August 4th and you may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/design-a-toilet-contest/

Chopines.

These are twenty-nine-inch platform shoes, called chopines, from sixteenth-century Venice. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art:Developed in the early sixteenth century and especially popular among Venetian wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/chopines/

Female Expressions.

How to read a woman’s facial expressions. For clueless men. This explains a lot. We women tend to assume you guys know how to do this already, since it’s so simple for us. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/female-expressions/

Kite Cam.

Randall Munroe of xkcd launched a kite with a camera to take elevated photos. This one is of the Charles River and Northeast Boston. That's a pretty high-flying kite! Link -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/kite-cam/

Alphanumeric persistance of vision display.

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories tells you how to make your own alphanumeric persistance of vision display. That is, if you are geeky enough to understand it. If not (like me), you’ll enjoy looking at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/alphanumeric-persistance-of-vision-display/

The secrets behind PostSecret.

PostSecret began three years ago as a creative idea for an art show exhibit, which just happened to change Frank Warren’s life. With a background in small business, Warren is a self-described, “acciden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/the-secrets-behind-postsecret/

A zorse is a zorse, of course, of course.

In most animal hybrids, you see a gradual blending of traits from each parent. In the case of this “zorse”, there is no question about which body part came from each parent! Eclyce’s mother is a ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/a-zorse-is-a-zorse-of-course-of-course/

A Comic Strip Is Born

The following is an article from Bathroom Readers' Institute's Uncle John's Great Big Bathroom Reader Ever wonder how the creators of your favorite comic strips came up with the idea? Uncle John got c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/a-comic-strip-is-born/

What is It? Game 27.

This week's collaboration with What is It? Blog brings us this strange object: can you guess what it is? More clues at What is It? Blog.Place your guess in the comment section - and please, post no URL;...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/what-is-it-game-27/

Vintage Computer Ads.

Computerworld magazine has a neat top 10 vintage computer ads from four decades of their magazine: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic&articleId=9023960...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/vintage-computer-ads/

Goonies of the Caribbean.

It's amazing how the two movies fit together perfectly: here's The Goonies of the Caribbean by Steve Concotelli.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | GooniesVsPirates website - via i am bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/goonies-of-the-caribbean/

How Fat Would You Have to Be to Stop a Bullet?

How fat would you have to be to stop a bullet? The Naked Scientists investigate, using a tube of gelatin to simulate fat. The answer? They don't even have tube long enough to find out properly! Here's the interesting exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/how-fat-would-you-have-to-be-to-stop-a-bullet/

Building an Insanely Accurate Backyard Castle.

Hiroyasu Imura, a 69-year-old former insurance examiner, is staying busy in retirement: he has spent 19 years pursuing his boyhood dream of making a replica of the Himeji Castle: Imura also studied reference material...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/building-an-insanely-accurate-backyard-castle/

Microwave Turns Plastic Back into Oil.

Scientists at Global Resource Corporation can now turn plastic back into oil using a giant microwave:Key to GRC’s process is a machine that uses 1200 different frequencies within the microwave range, which act...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/microwave-turns-plastic-back-into-oil/

Fatlamp.

NEXT architects made a truly unique lamp: a "slow glow" lamp (aka fatlamp) that uses a bulb filled with fat - turn on the light to slowly melt the fat and the lamp gets gradually brighter!http://www.unicahome.c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/fatlamp/

The Origin of Band-Aid.

Yay for klutziness - it was the reason band aid was invented. mental_floss got the story:IT ALL STARTED: in 1920, when Dickson wed his sweetheart, Josephine, and quickly discovered she wasn’t exactly Little Mar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/28/the-origin-of-band-aid/






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