Archive for August 26th, 2007

Help Desk Warning Sign.

Better think twice before asking a stupid question! This picture is from Flickr user matildaben. Link -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/help-desk-warning-sign/

How to Hide an Airplane Factory.

What do you see in this picture? Underneath the houses and “lawns” is an airplane factory! The Army Corps of Engineers covered the entire works with camouflage to protect the facility from Japanese attacks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/how-to-hide-an-airplane-factory/

How to Spot a Fake Rolex

How to distinguish a true Rolex from a forgery. Out of the 10 tips, number 7 is probably the most well-known: Hand Movement – The second hand on a genuine Rolex watch features a smooth and continuous movement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/how-to-spot-a-fake-rolex/

Space Invaders Car

A car with an awesome Space Invaders inspired paint job. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/space-invaders-car/

Species designations for Wile E. Coyote

"Hardheadipus oedipus" is my favorite. See the whole list here. Via Super Punch. Photo found here. I'll give a no-prize to the first commenter to find the "Hardheadipus Oedipus" cartoon on YouTube. *Update:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/species-designations-for-wile-e-coyote/

Photos from 22 Miles Above Sea Level

A group of regular folks from Alberta, Canada decided to launch a large weather balloon to take high altitude photographs. Here is their description of the project: SABLE-3 was launched on Saturday, August 11...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/photos-from-22-miles-above-sea-level/

Retronyms.

Retronyms are terms that became neccessary to distinguish the original from new alternatives. Some examples: George H.W. Bush A rare example of a living person with a retronym. Until his son, G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/retronyms/

Booger Hill Road

The Amazing Steve (Steve Pietrowicz of Magic Lamp) submitted this to the (also) always amazing Dave Barry's blog: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/booger-hill-road/

Bulletproof Backpack

Mike Pelonzi and his partner Joe curran developed "My Child's Backpack" a bulletproof backpack that features a ballistic panel sewn into the back of the bag.According to the company, the backpack has been certi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/bulletproof-backpack/

9 Volt Lamp

The 9 volt battery lamp is artist Richard Lawson's entry and winner of last year's lighting company Mathmos' design competition.The lamp mirrors the form of its power source, a standard 9 volt battery, which it simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/9-volt-lamp/

What If We Printed Out All The Spam We Got?

That's exactly what artist Nick Philip did. In 1998, Nick created an art installation to visualize the amount of spam on the Net, if it were all printed out:Emails are copied as they pass through nowhere.com on to their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/what-we-print-out-all-the-spam-we-get/

Pink Storm Cloud

Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd of US Air Force took this amazing photo of this strange pink storm cloud in October 2006 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. http://chamorrobible.org/gpw/gpw-20061021.htm - Thanks W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/pink-storm-cloud/

Bible Saved Soldier's Life in Iraq

A while ago, Neatorama had a story about an iPod that saved a soldier's life in Iraq when it caught an insurgent's bullet.Here's another one: this time, a Bible in a soldier's pocket helped save his life by stopping a bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/bible-saved-soldiers-life-in-iraq/

Should Do This

The Robot Co-op (who made 43 Things/Places/People) launched a new website equivalent of the ubiquitous suggestion boxes we see in real life: the whole premise of the site is for people to suggest that someone sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/should-do-this/

Bamboo Motorcycle Helmet

The Roof R06 Bamboo is a motorcycle helmet made from bamboo slivers. It passes the European E22/05 safety requirements for use on the road. Link - via Notcot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/bamboo-motorcycle-helmet/

Custom Zombiefied Action Figures

There's an incredible gallery of zombie hero toys here. And here's a gallery of Arthur Suydam's zombie covers for Marvel. More Neato zombies....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/custom-zombiefied-action-figures/

The Meaning of American Pie

Youtube user "lonestarsound" has compiled a video theorizing the meaning behind the lyrics of Don McLean's American Pie. Click Play or go to Link [Youtube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/the-meaning-of-american-pie/

Groovy Girl is back!

The video of "Groovy Girl" dancing to Daft Punk's Harder, Faster, Stronger, Better was a big hit. She's back with a second video along with a tiny bit of additional info about her: it appears that she is in Ireland....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/groovy-girl-is-back/

Seoul Music - YMCA

I've been traveling back and forth between Asia and the US for almost 20 years now and I'm still strangely fascinated and thrilled by the Asian obsession with karaoke. You haven't truly felt humiliation until you've b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/seoul-music-ymca/

Rjd2's Music Video Featuring Bill "Crutch Master" Shannon

Rjd2's music video "Work It Out" features Bill Shannon (aka Crutch Master), who developed a unique way of moving with skateboard and crutches to cope with a degenerative hip condition (his legs cannot carry his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/rjd2s-music-video-featuring-bill-crutch-master-shannon/

White Hummingbird

We've featured all sorts of albino animals before on Neatorama, but here's something I haven't seen before: a leucistic [wiki] (lacking all types of skin pigments, not just melanin) hummingbird: Link [Flickr] - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/white-hummingbird/

Chasing the Donkey Kong Dream

The King of Kong and a Fistfull of Quarters is a documentary about a middle school science teacher Steve Wieby battling a hot sauce mogul Billy Mitchell for the world record on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong.*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/chasing-the-donkey-kong-dream/

The Baseball That Started It All

Because I Said So is a blog and Internet sensation by Dawn, a stay-at-home mom of 6 kids. She got famous when she auctioned off a baseball that started a particularly bad day:The Ball That Started it All*/str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/the-baseball-that-started-it-all/

Schoolboy Cracked Government's $84 Million Internet Filter in 30 Minutes!

Sixteen-year-old schoolboy Tom Wood spent just over 30 minutes to crack the Australian government's new $84 million Internet porn filter:A former cyber bullying victim, Tom feared a computer-savvy child could work ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/schoolboy-cracked-governments-84-million-internet-filter-in-30-minutes/

Break a Leg, an Indie Sitcom

Here's the pilot of a very well done, independently made sitcom "Break a Leg" by Vlad and Yuri Baranovsky:David Penn has just gotten his sitcom, GROOMMATES, picked up. The problem is he's remembering this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/26/break-a-leg-an-indie-sitcom/
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