Archive for July 9th, 2007

Chemistry video collection.

Enjoy this collection of 16 chemistry experiments from the Journal of Chemical Education. You can read an explanation of each video, or just watch things bubble, burn, or explode! Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/chemistry-video-collection/

Oregon Lawn Chair Pilot.

Last weekend, Oregon gas station owner Kent Couch took off on a 193 mile solo flight -in a lawn chair attached to 105 helium balloons! He took along food and drinks, a bb gun, and a parachute. His flight, reminiscent of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/oregon-lawn-chair-pilot/

Jay Leno Inhaled "Anti-Helium"

We've posted about sulfur hexafluoride [wiki] gas a while ago, so it's a nice surprise to see it featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Here's a funny clip of Leno inhaling the "anti-helium"Hit play or go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/jay-leno-inhaled-anti-helium/

Chevy V8 Grill.

Neatorama reader Trent Whatley sent these awesome photos of a BBQ grill made from a Chevy V8 engine block! This beast may not crank out 500 HP but it does produce 60,000 BTU! Trent wrote: My neighbor Terry Bacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/chevy-v8-grill/

Science Can Now Enlarge Breasts Using Belly Fat.

Having cured cancer and all other ailments of the world, scientists turned their attention to breast-enlargement:Scientists say they can create a fat mixture with concentrated stem cells, which, when injected into th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/science-can-now-enlarge-breasts-using-belly-fat/

Spider-Man 3 Venom Case Mod.

Check out this awesome Spider-man 3 / Venom case mod gallery at techPowerUp! Props, Jason!Link - Thanks Jason Dumbaugh! | See also Neatorama's Ultimate Case Mod List...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/spider-man-3-venom-case-mod/

Moonset As Seen From Space.

This amazing photo of the Moonset over planet Earth was taken by the International Space Station (Expedition 7) in 2003. Link to larger pic | More photos at Chamorro (this one is #61) - Thanks I Am Stunned!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/moonset-as-seen-from-space/

Dumb Thieves and Robbers, Caught on Tape.

Auslandsjahr blog has a list of the top 10 dumbest thieves and robbers, caught on surveillance video.My favorite is #4. Short and sweet! http://www.auslandsjahr.eu/2007/07/06/top-10-dumb-thieves/ [embedded YouTube videos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/dumb-thieves-and-robbers-caught-on-tape/

Porn Star Uses High Schol Classmate's Real Name as Stage Name.

KPRC Houston has this strange story of a woman whose name was "stolen" by a porn star! Lara Madden, 25, is an actress in the pornography industry. She is a former Houstonian who has appeared in about a doze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/porn-star-uses-high-schol-classmates-real-name-as-stage-name/

Backyard Model of the Himeji Castle.

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us another look at a Japanese retired insurance examiner's backyard castle: a model of the Himeji Castle.We've actually posted about this before, but it's so cool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/backyard-model-of-the-himeji-castle/

Key West sides with Hemingway Cats.

The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida has been home to a group of about 50 cats, many of them polydactyl, for decades. Some are the descendants of the original six-toed cat the author was given in 1935. The He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/key-west-sides-with-hemingway-cats/

Zack Kim Plays The Simpsons Theme on Two Guitars.

We've featured Zack Kim playing the Super Mario theme song on two guitars before. Here's another one, this time Zack plays The Simpsons theme song (yes, on two guitars!)Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Zack's w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/zack-kim-plays-the-simpsons-theme-on-two-guitars/

The Grafitti Frame.

Graffiti "artist" couldn't resist framing this sign in San Francisco El Grande Church in Madrid, Spain, which said "please do not grafitti nor post posters."Sent by Neatorama reader Victor Azor - ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/the-grafitti-frame/

Wall Piano.

London College of Communications graduate Hon Lam Li created this Wall Piano that lets users play music by tapping on the wall.There are two microphones attached on the wall surface. Those microphones are acting like hum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/wall-piano/

World's Neatest Used Video Game Store.

From the website:I was told it sold a "few" second hand games and cd's. Armed with a well drawn map (thanks Saori!), we traveled 3 stops from Oami on the Togane line to Gumyo. After walking for about 30 min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/worlds-neatest-used-video-game-store/

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths.

From Psychology Today, here's a list of the 10 Politically Incorrect Truths about Human Nature. For example: why men like blond bombshells, most suicide bombers are muslims, having sons reduce the likelihood of divorce,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/ten-politically-incorrect-truths/

Make Your Own Simpsons Avatar.

If you were a Simpsons character (Springfieldian?), what would you look like?Thanks to the official The Simpsons Movie website, you can make your very own Simpsons avatar: Link - Thanks Hojimoto!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/make-your-own-simpsons-avatar/

The Largest Electric Bass Section Ever Assembled

Spinal Tap reunited for Live Earth on Saturday and played their hit "Big Bottom" backed up by "every bass player in the known universe." Pluck, slap, and pop for the environment. Hit play or go to YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/the-largest-electric-bass-section-ever-assembled/

Solar-Powered Beach Bag.

We’ve seen The Ghetto Blaster Bag today, the tote that plays music. But what if you already have the music, and all you need is power for it? Then you need The Juice! We've built the world's first heavy-duty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/solar-powered-beach-bag/

Computing the Volume of a Cat.

How do you compute the volume of a cat? Dunking it in water doesn't work-- you only get the volume of the rat-like creature that lives inside the cat; much like the feeble alien within a Dalek. (And, if your ans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/computing-the-volume-of-a-cat/

A Seed of a Pen

A Seed of a Pen, by Zeev Zohar. At the top of the pencil sits a seed. When the pencil gets too small you plant it. http://haatar.com/Works/ViewWork.php?workID=23 - via Notcot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/a-seed-of-a-pen/

Manga Shakespeare.

'Twas only a matter of time . . . Here's a great-looking Hamlet and a Romeo and Juliet as well:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/manga-shakespeare/

100 Best Reviewed Sci-Fi Movies.

If you’re looking for something different to watch tonight, here are some great suggestions! The editors of Rotten Tomatoes have compiled an overview of science fiction movie reviews from their site, and ranked th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/100-best-reviewed-sci-fi-movies/

World Wife-Carrying Championship.

44 couples competed in the World Wife-Carrying Championship Saturday in Sonkajarvi, Finland. Madis Uusorg of Estonia won first pace, with a time of 61.7 seconds, while carrying Inga Klauson. The prize: plasma televisio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/world-wife-carrying-championship/

Interview with Grow-a-Brain

<toot one's own horn> I am honored to be interviewed with Hanan Levin of the famous (and fun!) Grow-a-Brain blog. This is my first interview (been asked before, but I've always shied away until our pal Hanan asked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/interview-with-grow-a-brain/

The Origin of Everyday Punctuation Marks

The following article is from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. Here are the origins of several symbols we use in everyday life.Question MarkOrigin: When early s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/the-origin-of-everyday-punctuation-marks/

Ghetto Blaster Bags.

GeekAlerts has a neat post about ghetto blaster bags: functional bags that not are only made to look like boomboxes, but can actually play music through built-in speakers. Some even have FM radio and iPod/MP3 players ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/ghetto-blaster-bags/

Beach Hotel for Rich, Devout Muslim Turks.

The Bera Alanya hotel on Turkey's Mediterranean cost caters to rich devout Muslims who want to enjoy the beach in their head-to-heel, long-sleeved baggy swimsuits without provoking stares from the secular Turks!http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/beach-hotel-for-rich-devout-muslim-turks/

Ye Olde Tourist Trappe.

From the always excellent Miss Cellania, whose topic of the day is World Travel....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/ye-olde-tourist-crappe/

Queen Anne's Lace.

The Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota or wild carrot) is so aptly named for its intricate flower structure. And see that red flower in the middle of the "lace"? Here's the reason why it's there: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/09/queen-annes-lace/










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