Archive for July 17th, 2007

How walkable is your neighborhood?

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. My neighborhood scored 34 out of 100, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/how-walkable-is-your-neighborhood/

The Infamous Exploding Whale

In November 1970, the Oregon State Highway Division got a whale of a problem: a dead 45-foot 8-ton whale was found washed up in a beach near Florence, Oregon.So, what did they decide to do to get rid of it:.. [The ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/the-infamous-exploding-whale/

Stuffed possum + Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard = Text-o-Possum!

Created by Kasey McMahon, who also brought you the Compubeaver.http://yourpsychogirlfriend.com/possum/ - Thanks Kasey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/stuffed-possum-bluetooth-laser-virtual-keyboard-text-o-possum/

Poof! Your Poo Doesn't Stink Anymore!

Worried about bathroom odor? This product will "change the way you do your business":It’s five minutes until your 9:00 a.m. board meeting. The coffee you had to wake you up starts to churn. You enter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/poof-your-poo-doesnt-stink-anymore/

Einstein Stained Glass

This awesome stained glass on Einstein (and his famous formula E=MC²) can be found in the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco: When Grace Cathedral was being completed in the mid 1960s, Einstein was chosen to represe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/10039/

Underwater Graduation Ceremony

Taiwan's College of Marine Sciences has its graduation ceremony held ... underwater!The university president wore a diving suit and handed waterproof certificates to each student, reports China News Network.Link (And the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/underwater-graduation-ceremony/

Homer and the Cerne Abbas Giant

Pagans are up in arms when a giant donut-brandishing Homer is painted next to the Cerne Abbas giant, a fertility symbol ... and they're not taking this lying down:The painted Simpsons character has been painted with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/homer-and-the-cerne-abbas-giant/

The Reality of Magazine Cover Model

Jezebel blog has an article about how already-beautiful people are photoshopped into skinnier and even more beautiful cover models.Here's Faith Hill, the real, amazing country singer and the Redbook cover version: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/the-reality-of-magazine-cover-model/

General Carbuncle Car

Artist James R. Ford covered an old Ford Capri with about 4,500 toy cars to create General Carbuncle (inspired by the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard!)Link - via Creative Review, Thanks Patrick Burgoyne!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/general-carbuncle-car/

Sugar, the two-legged dog.

Like the two-legged dog named Faith, Sugar has adapted well to life on two legs. Sugar is a 2-legged miracle dog, who was found here in Taiwan more dead than alive as a puppy. She overcame abuse, pneumonia, a bad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/sugar-the-two-legged-dog/

The First Time News Was Fit To Print.

Jason at mental_floss has taken advantage of The New York Times archives to determine when they first mentioned certain subjects. Some of the entries seem strange from the vantage point of many years later, like the firs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/the-first-time-news-was-fit-to-print/

At Home with Hitler.

Simon Waldman found a 1938 issue of Homes and Gardens magazine, containing an article called "Hitler’s Mountain Home", about the dictator’s private retreat. He scanned the pages and posted them (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/at-home-with-hitler/

Human Brain Cloud, a Massively Multiplayer Word Association Game

Human Brain Cloud is a massively multiplayer word association "game" by Kyle Gabler, who described it as such:The idea is that given a word, a player types in the first thing that comes to mind and the resu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/human-brain-cloud-a-massively-multiplayer-word-association-game/

Happy First Birthday, What the Duck!

Congratulations to Aaron Johnson, whose online comic What the Duck is one year old today! - Thanks Aaron!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/happy-first-birthday-what-the-duck/

Solar-Powered Mylar BBQ Grill

Neatorama reader Paul Sprague sent his own creation: BoomChef Solar Grill, a solar-powered grill with mylar reflector panels:It would be perfect for boomerang tournaments where you've got plenty of time for slow-cook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/solar-powered-mylar-bbq-grill/

Oops: Troops Landed in Prison!

Oops, special operations troops made a boo-boo: they wanted to parachute into Fremont County Airport, but landed near the county prison! The special operations troops, which could include Navy Seals or Green Berets,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/oops-troops-landed-in-prison/

Vending Machine Red Robot

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]OMG! Holy Mother of Robot! It's Vending Machine RED, a giant robotic Coke vending machine, as part of a Coca Cola promotion in Tokyo. The clip is in the style of live action TV serials of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/vending-machine-red-robot/

The Slapping Game

As far as I can tell - the object of this Flash game, titled Rose & Camellia, is to slap and not be slapped! It's in Japanese, but you don't need to understand a lick of it to play.What a strangely addictive game! Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/the-slapping-game/

Family Tipped Waitress $10,000

Wow - here's a tip for ya: Jessica Osborne, 20, a waitress at Pizza Hut had to drop out of college twice because of the cost. So, when a family of regulars decided to move away, they gave her tip: $10,000 for college!htt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/family-tipped-waitress-10000/

The 10 Most Memorable Movie Cars

The Cars.com website has a post about the "Top 10 Most Memorable Movie Cars". Seen above is the 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 from "Bullitt" - number 5 on the list. Can you guess the number 1? Link - via Urban Retro Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/the-10-most-memorable-movie-cars/

Video of the Stanford Prison Experiment

Alex blogged a Mental Floss post a few weeks ago that mentioned Philip Zimbardo's infamous early-seventies Stanford Prison Experiment, where students acting as prisoners and guards took their roles to psychologically dam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/video-of-the-stanford-prison-experiment/

Sir David's Echidna Unextinctified

Sir David's long-beaked echidna, one of four modern species of spiny anteaters that, along with the platypus, make up the order of monotremes, or egg-laying mammals, was thought extinct as of the middle of the twentieth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/sir-davids-echidna-unextinctified/

Playing with a tooth in his forehead.

Brisbane rugby player Ben Czislowski found out his headaches were caused by a tooth (from opposing player Matt Austin) that had been lodged in his forehead since April first! The original wound was stitched up, but the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/playing-with-a-tooth-in-his-forehead/

Caption Monkey 2: Alligator Knocking

Image Credit: Richard Holinski / Island Packet A 6-foot-long alligator climbs within inches of the doorbell after knocking into the front door of Roslyn and Robert Loretta's home on Penny Creek Drive in Sun C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/caption-monkey-2-alligator-knocking/

Giant Mushroom

This giant 20 kg (41 lbs) white mushroom was found at a coffee farm in Chiapas, southern Mexico. (Source: Metro | Yahoo! News - via Say No to Crack)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/giant-mushroom/

Top 10 Weird Weather Phenomena

deputydog (which for some reason shunned caps) has a neat list of the top 10 weird weather phenomena, like this one:Halo / Sun Dogthe incredible halo in the photo above is a 22 degree sun halo and is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/top-10-weird-weather-phenomenons/

Cyberman Shower Radio

Here's something for Dr. Who fans: Cyberman Shower Radio, with blue glowing mouth (when you switch FM radio stations!)Link - via GeekAlerts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/cyberman-shower-radio/

Algorithm March by Pythagoras Switch

From Japan (where else?) here is the Algorithm March by Pythagoras Switch (wait for the second half - it's has ninjas!). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via The Good ReverendPreviously on Netorama: Rube Goldberg by ki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/algorithm-march-by-pythagoras-switch/

Great Archaeological Discoveries in the Biblical World

Gail of Scribal Terror has a neat rundown of the 7 great discoveries in Biblical archaeology. Of course, the Dead Sea Scroll is there, but the rest are largely unknown to the general public. For example:An ossuary is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/great-discoveries-in-biblical-archaeology/

Ancient Fortress Model Made From Old Motherboard

This "ancient fortress" model is an old motherboard mounted on top of a rock made from gypsum, then buried for 2 months to give it that ancient look.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/17/ancient-fortress-model-made-from-old-motherboard/








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