Archive for July 30th, 2007

Private island in Maine for sale on eBay

A gift for the person who has everything, perhaps? Your own private deserted island, 16+ acres with 1+ miles of Maine open ocean coastline. The island has been in my family since 1970. My elderly parents are try...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/private-island-in-maine-for-sale-on-ebay/

Galileo's Middle Finger.

It sits in a small glass egg atop an inscribed marble base in the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, or the History of Science Museum in Florence, Italy. . . . The finger was removed by one Anton Fran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/galileos-middle-finger/

Bizarro: Codger of the Future

For more of Dan Piraro's awesome comic, check out: Bizarro.Previously on Neatorama: our rather scarce (and proud of it!) coverage of the iPhone (check out our guide on how to make your very own, very cheap iPhone Altoids...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/bizarro-codger-of-the-future/

High-Heeled Sprint

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this photo from a rather fashionable sports event held in St. Petersburg, Russia:Some 100 women took part in the race wearing high-heeled shoes with a requ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/high-heeled-sprint/

Hello Kitty Good Luck Cat for Those Already Very Rich

Here's a "Maneki Neko" [wiki] (good luck kitty) that apparently will only bring luck to those already blessed with tons and tons of money: a $66,000 crystal glass Hello Kitty doll made with 62,000 Swarovski cry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/hello-kitty-good-luck-cat-for-those-already-very-rich/

Top Discoveries by Mars Rovers

Space.com has a neat top 10 list of the most intriguing discoveries by Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity:During its exploration of Mars in 2005, Opportunity stumbled across a basketball-sized rock made of iron and n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/top-discoveries-by-mars-rovers/

Lifted - A Pixar Short Film

Lifted is Pixar's latest short film that was released theatrically with the movie Ratatouille. Push play or go to Live Leak - Thanks Fayyaad!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/lifted-a-pixar-short-film/

Rapunzel’s Delight.

Rapunzel’s Delight has resources and advice for those with or trying to achieve long hair. But the image galleries are the real treasure! Link -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/rapunzels-delight/

Human Nature - Clever T-shirt Design

Human Nature, a clever t-shirt design by Gianbattista Bonavita. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/human-nature-clever-t-shirt-design/

zZz is playing: Grip.

These trampolinists are acting out infographic effects for this music video for the band zZz. It was all done in one take, before a live audience. Push play or go to YouTube. More information here. http://www.soundofzz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/zzz-is-playing-grip/

I Lived on the Moon

A beautiful animated music video by Yannick Puig, created for the track "I lived on the Moon" of the Kwoon's album "Tales and Dreams". http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=10527442...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/i-lived-on-the-moon/

Futuristic Concept Cars of the Past

AOL Autos has an article and a gallery of never-ran concept cars from the 1930s through the 60s. Seen above is the 1961 Ford Gyron. Also see the Vintage Futuristic-Looking Concept Cars post. Link - via Core77...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/futuristic-concept-cars-of-the-past/

Ingmar Bergman Dies at 89

The Swedish legendary film-maker Ingmar Bergman has died at the age of 89. Link [BBC]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/ingmar-bergman-dies-at-89/

Mercedes Pen Art Car

Neatorama reader Costas Schuler sent in his creation: the Mercedes Pen art car, made by gluing 6,000 pens to his 1981 Mercedes!Link - Thanks Costas!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/mercedes-pen-art-car/

White Peacock

We've posted about all sorts of white animals before (including a stunning white/blue peacock), here's another one: a stunning pic of a white peacock [wiki]. - Thanks hens!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/white-peacock/

Millennium Falcon LEGO

LEGO is releasing the Millennium Falcon model from Star Wars, and billed it as the largest LEGO set ever made (33" long, 22" wide, and 8" tall, with over 5,000 pieces, built to minifig scale, so H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/millennium-falcon-lego/

Kids Saved Dad from Drowning

Here are two young heroes: Nine-year-old Miya and six-year-old Tiffany Peyregne saved their dad from drowning while swimming in their backyard pool:She and her sister, Tiffany, were swimming with their father, David...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/kids-saved-dad-from-drowning/

Bacon Salt

Ah, bacon. The culinary Bondo of the Western world....Because everything should taste like bacon, Justin and Dave created Bacon Salt, a vegetarian and kosher (yes, really!) salt flavored to taste like the real t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/bacon-salt/

Lisa Rienermann's Type the Sky

German artist Lisa Rienermann won the 2007 Award for Typographic Excellence with her work "Type The Sky," which uses building silhouettes to spell out the ABCs.Link | Link to Lisa's Portfolio [PDF] - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/lisa-rienermanns-type-the-sky/

Best Spacewalks in History

Image Credit: STS-41B, NASA at Astronomy Picture of the DayHere's another fantastic post from Fogonazos: the Top 10 Best Spacewalks in History. This one above is Space Shuttle Challenger's astronaut Bruce McCandless floa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/best-spacewalks-in-history/

Norway's Princess Louise Can Harness the Power of Angels.

Norway's Princess Martha Louise is not just any royalty - she's can talk to angels and read people's inner feelings! The princess, who trained as a physical therapist, says on the website for her Astarte Edu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/norways-princess-louise-can-harness-the-power-of-angels/

Root Canal, Anyone?

Just Elite features a world tour of dentists you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/root-canal-anyone/

Scientists Breed Mentally Ill Mice

Scientists have successfully created the world’s first schizophrenic mice in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the illness. It is believed this is the very first time an animal has been genetically eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/scientists-breed-mentally-ill-mice/

Titanium Man.

37-year-old Jamie Andrew will attempt a one-man triathlon this weekend to benefit his new charity 500 Miles, which seeks to provide services for amputees worldwide. Based on the Iron Man Triathlon, he calls it the Tita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/titanium-man/

Polish Grandma is a Parachutist.

Krystyna Zbyszynska became the oldest skydiver in Poland over the weekend when she made her first jump. Reuters reports she is 84 years old; Polish news reports identify her as being 82. Either way, it’s an impres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/polish-grandma-is-a-parachutist/

Ready for some Faceball?

Ready for some office faceball? Two people sit 10 feet apart. They take turns throwing a beachball aimed at their opponent’s face. Each hit to the face earns a point and the right to shoot again. The player w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/ready-for-some-faceball/

Real Age Calculator

The creator of the Real Age Calculator says: Your health, lifestyle, and habits have a dramatic affect on your lifespan. We know smoking robs a person of several years of his life, as do many other activities....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/real-age-calculator/

LEGO Salt and Pepper Shakers

Joel Hesselgren designed this salt and pepper shaker combo using LEGO blocks - the neat thing is you can decide whether you want just salt or just pepper, or a combination of both by moving around a cap made from red LEG...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/lego-salt-and-pepper-shakers/

Dramatic Prairie Cat

Remember the Dramatic Prairie Dog that went 'round the Net not too long ago?Here's a new challenger: the Dramatic Prairie Cat [YouTube] - Thanks Adam Schleichkorn!More madness at DramaticPrairieDog.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/dramatic-prairie-cat/

Katrina Cottages Turn Out to be a Commercial Success

Lowe's $17,000 small cottage "kit" designed to replace FEMA trailers for survivors of Hurricane Katrina turned out to be such a big hit that the home improvement chain store is going to sell 'em nationwide:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/30/katrina-cottages-turn-out-to-be-a-commercial-success/




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