Archive for August 11th, 2007

The Strangest Vintage Handheld Games

Way back before the modern age (like the 1980s), cheap handheld games were all the rage. Many of these were poor knock-offs of popular arcade games such as Ms. Pacman and Galaga. Others were completely original, su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/the-strangest-vintage-handheld-games/

Earth from Space

A collection of beautiful photos of Earth taken from space. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/earth-from-space/

Fun bar trick

This is a clip from the British TV series The Real Hustle demonstrating a clever bar bet that one can always win. YouTube has scores of clips from The Real Hustle revealing tricks, cons, swindles and scams - fun stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/fun-bar-trick/

Carlsberg Beer and Mentos

By now, we all know what happens if you put mentos in diet coke, but what happens if you put one in a glass of Carlsberg beer?Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via advertising for peanuts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/carlsberg-beer-and-mentos/

Keyring Password Manager with Self-Destruct Feature!

This nifty little keyring gadget called the Mandylion Password Manager lets you store up to 50 logins, safe combos, and passwords.There's a lot of password managers out there, but this one was vetted by the US military a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/keyring-password-manager-with-self-destruct-feature/

DIY Harry Potter's Magic Wand

Dad Can Do has a neat tutorial on how to make your very own magic wand, just like in the Harry Potter books! Link - via Craft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/diy-harry-potters-magic-wand/

Vancouver! Vancouver! This is It!

Fogonazos blog has a short feature on David A. Johnston, the volcanologist who was first to report the Mount St. Helens volcano eruption in 1980 before being swept away by the blast:Johnston was manning an observatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/vancounver-vancouver-this-is-it/

The Thank You Light (c. 1934)

This courtesy "Thank You" light for your car debuted in 1934. Some 70 years later, here's the modern version!: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/the-thank-you-light-c-1934/

Geeky Matryoshka Dolls: From Bit to Terabyte

Now here's a set of matryoshka dolls for us geeks: The wooden sets include the bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, and terabyte figures.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/geeky-matryoshka-dolls-from-bit-to-terabyte/

More Mugshot Fashions.

The Smoking Gun has another collection of mug shots featuring t-shirts with slogans (previous post). If you can’t see the example on the left, it says, “Trust me. I do this all the time.” I believe th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/more-mugshot-fashions/

The Healing Power of Shrimp Shells.

A "water-soluble form of chitin" -- the stuff you have to peel off your shrimp, which is the same stuff that goes crunch when you step on a cockroach -- is already being used by the army and is set to be tested...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/the-healing-power-of-shrimp-shells/

UFO over Haiti.

Speculation is that this video is viral marketing for the Cloverfield movie (also called 1-18-08), for the Halo film, or for the videogame Crysis (links go to Wikipedia). What do you think? Push play or go to YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/ufo-over-haiti/

Experiment of the Week.

Professor Robert Krampf demonstrates how to make a flame shoot out of an orange peel, move water with static electricty, or blow smoke rings out of a bottle. These are simple experiments most people could do at home, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/experiment-of-the-week/

High and Dry.

This cabin cruiser has been precariously balanced on top of mooring poles for two weeks, since flooding on the Avon River raised the water level ten feet. The £20,000 vessel is completely undamaged. It will be remov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/high-and-dry/

Man Undergoes Surgery to use iPhone

North Denver News reported that Thomas Martel, 28, had his thumbs surgically altered so he could better use his iPhone. A new surgical technique called "whittling" involves making a small incision into both thumbs an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/11/man-undergoes-surgery-to-use-iphone/




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