Archive for August 25th, 2007

Thousands upon thousands of hummingbirds

For several weeks in September, as thousands upon thousands of ruby-throated hummingbirds pass through towns near the Gulf of Mexico in their fall migration, thousands of people gather to watch them. Visitors flo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/thousands-upon-thousands-of-hummingbirds/

The Bladerunner Slash Resistant Hoodie

The manufacturer says: This top is light and comfortable to wear yet rugged enough to survive the threats of life. The Slash Resistant lining gives you peace of mind that you are giving yourself personal protec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/the-bladerunner-slash-resistant-hoodie/

I'm 55% Bionic, How About You?

See What You're Made Of - Visit The Official Site To promote the new Bionic Woman series (anyone think this is going to last more than a few episodes?), NBC has created the Bionic Assessment Test. The test i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/im-55-bionic-how-about-you/

Mobile Barbecue Pit: a BBQ Grill Chopper!

When Andrew Fishel, the owner of New York restaurant RUB, wanted "the sickest, baddest thing in the world," he commissioned Orange County Chopper (of the American Chopper TV show fame) to create a mobi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/mobile-barbecue-pit-a-bbq-grill-chopper/

Steampunk Lightsaber

Whoa! How awesome is this: a steampunk lightsaber Lumen Ex Consilium ("light from within wisdom"), created by Star Wars fan and steampunk enthusiast Jon C. Acosta. Link - via Brass Go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/steampunk-lightsaber/

Virtual Disease May Help Scientists Understand Real Epidemic

An outbreak of a virtual disease in the the popular online game World of Warcraft is providing an insight for scientists on how people behave in a real epidemic:The "corrupted blood" disease spread rapidly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/virtual-disease-may-help-scientists-understand-real-epidemic/

World's Largest Helicopters

Aerospaceweb has a really neat article about the 8 largest helicopters in the world. This one above is the Soviet's Mil Mi-26 which is only the second largest: it can carry payloads up to 44,000 lb (20,000 kg)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/worlds-largest-helicopters/

Yourself in Carbonite

The Sneeze blog has the story of how this guy made a full-sized replica of Star Wars' Han Solo in Carbonite using his own face instead of Harrison Ford's: Link - via Lost Weekend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/yourself-in-carbonite/

Hole Punch Art

Steven Nicholson made his self-portrait with the lowly office equipment no one seems to know what to do with: the single hole punch.The portrait's "pixels" are actually made up of 10 different-sized holes!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/hole-punch-art/

Remains of Russian Czar's Heir Found

Ural archaeologist announced that they've discovered what could be the remains of Russia's last czar's son and heir to the throne, Prince Alexei:The remains of the last czar's son and heir to the Russian throne, miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/remains-of-russian-czars-heir-found/

Bizarro: Still Living with Mother

Oops - I'm a bit late posting our weekly collaboration with Bizarro! Anyhoo, here it is! For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/bizarro-still-living-with-mother/

Here Comes Potatoland!

A Croatian town is opening a park dedicated to ... potato! It will include potato plant flower beds, a potato themed play park for children with swings and slides shaped like potatoes, and information plaques explai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/here-comes-potatoland/

Cell Phone Piano

Joe McKay takes old discarded cell phones and turns them into art. For this one above, called the Cell Phone Piano, he wired the cell phones to a keyboard, so as you play, you're also dialing!http://homepage.mac.com/joes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/cell-phone-piano/

Towel Art

Pictures of towel art created by the Celtic Cruise staff. http://www.celticnationsworld.com/05_cruise_photos_towel_art.htm - via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/towel-art/

The Diet Fork.

Eat with the Diet Fork and lose weight! Only $8.95. * Shorter and dulled teeth inhibiting user from grasping larger pieces of food at any one time * Smaller triangular shaped surface area allowing dieter to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/the-diet-fork/

The Rescue.

This award-winning 2001 Lego stop-motion animation recreates the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, with a surprise ending. Push play or go to College Humor. Link to more about the movie. -via Look at T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/the-rescue/

Hummingbird Webcam.

Ursi’s Blog always has “fine things for your delight”, including a selection of live webcam feeds in her sidebar. If you follow her site, you saw a family of storks raising their babies recently. Now s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/hummingbird-webcam/

Tank Art.

Why have a big ugly tank when you can make it a work of art, or at least advertising? This gallery has examples of how to make a tank something worth looking at, like this caterpillar tank in Oklahoma. Link -via Dump T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/tank-art/

The Tongue Sucker.

A simple but ingenious first aid device has won the prestigious INDEX: work award. The Tongue Sucker holds an unconcious person’s tongue by a vacuum, and the air bulb keeps the tongue pointed outside the mouth,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/the-tongue-sucker/

Turtle Walk.

African spurred tortoises Mud and Hermes live at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. They go outside for a little snack when the mood strikes them, to the delight of museum visitors. When they get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/turtle-walk/

Was Mother Teresa an Atheist?

Mother Teresa [wiki], who worked tirelessly to help the poor, sick and orphaned in Kolkata, India, was a symbol of religious compassion - she was even beatified after her death (a step toward sainthood).Now, letters writ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/was-mother-teresa-an-atheist/

Teenage Hacker Unlocked the iPhone

17-year-old hacker extraordinaire George Hotz worked out a way to make Apple's iPhone work with other wireless carriers besides AT&T. Why did he do it? Because, he said, "it was fun.""This was a go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/teenage-hacker-unlocked-the-iphone/

Orangutan Mom and Baby

Neatorama doesn't post nearly enough neat pics lately but this one is so neat we gotta show ya: a smiling orangutan mommy holding her teeny tiny baby! - via Cute Overload...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/orangutan-mom-and-baby/

Toki Pona, a Happy Language

Sonja Elen Kisa, a translator and linguist in Canada, was depressed - so she decided to invent her own language, a simple one that would help her sort out her thoughts.The result? Toki Pona or "good language,&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/toki-pona-a-happy-language/

Putin: a New Sex Symbol and Gay Icon?

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin became a sex symbol (and even a gay icon) when he stripped down to his waist on a fishing trip: Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda published a huge colour photo of the bare-chested Presi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/putin-a-new-sex-symbol-and-gay-icon/

China Banned Reincarnation

Reincarnation? China doesn't think so. Not without government approval, anyhow:In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/25/china-banned-reincarnation/
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