Archive for September 10th, 2007

Popular Drugs, Ominous Labels

How well do you know modern medications? In the latest mental_floss quiz, try to match the medicine with a side effect from its warning label. You don’t have to take these medications to know the answers -most h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/popular-drugs-ominous-labels/

How the eyes read.

Do you know what your eyes are doing while you are reading? A group of researchers has determined that often, our left eye is not looking at the same printed letter as the right eye! The team's results demonstrate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/how-the-eyes-read/

World’s Worst Credit Card

The Consumerist reports on the Continental Finance MasterCard. The fees include: Account setup fee: $99 Program participation fee: $89 Annual fee: $49 Account maintenance fee: $120 (charged @ $10/month) Purcha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/worlds-worst-credit-card/

Fallingwater: The Movie

Cristóbal Vila produced a stunning animation on one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous buildings. Fallingwater {wiki} was designed in 1935 and built in Pennsylvania. This CGI movie shows the building process...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/fallingwater-the-movie/

Undulating Ceiling Caused by a Leak in the Apartment Above

Here's our weekly collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day: an entry from English Russia where leaking water created a strange undulation in the ceiling of an apartment downstairs!Link | Be sure to check out more fun a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/undulating-ceiling-caused-by-a-leak-in-the-apartment-above/

Mozart's Secret Composition: "Lick Me in the Ass" Song

Would you ever believe it, Mozart once wrote a party song titled ... Lick Me in the Ass!Mozart's widow, Constanze Mozart, sent the manuscripts of the canons to publishers Breitkopf & Härtel in 1799, saying t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/mozarts-secret-composition-lick-me-in-the-ass-song/

Basic Instructions Comics by Scott Meyer

Fans of Scott Meyer's Basic Instructions comics already know this: his web comic strips are funny (in a sly sarcastic way, but that's what makes it special). Scott's comics center on "basic instructions" on how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/basic-instructions-comics-by-scott-meyer/

Water Taste Test

The folks at NPR wondered if $55 Bling H2O really tasted better than other bottled waters. They conducted a taste test featuring Bling H2O, normally-priced bottled water, and Manhattan tap water, and posted a video repor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/water-taste-test/

1910 Prints of the Future

Paleo-Future has a series of French prints from 1910 depicting what life will be like in the year 2000. Some are precient, although the art is quaintly Victorian. Others, such as this woman being made up in her robotic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/1910-prints-of-the-future/

Similicio.us

Similicio.us is an application that finds websites that appeal to similar tastes, using delicio.us bookmarks. This is an experiment to see whether I can quickly find relevant web sites based on people's tags/bookma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/similicious/

Duck Tripod

From China Daily: A yellow three-legged duckling at a duck farm in Tancheng County, East China's Shandong Province, born on September 4, 2007, is eatingwell and quacking all day long. A rare mutation has left the mal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/duck-tripod/

Spiderman to the Rescue

From The Manchester Evening News: A violent thug attacking a shopkeeper never expected to come face-to-face with a superhero. But as Gerard Smith went `berserk' in a Manchester newsagents, passer-by Kevin Godin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/spiderman-to-the-rescue/

Sim City/Tetris Mash-Up Surprisingly Fun

The site for the Nintendo DS game SimCity DS includes a surprisingly fun flash game. The object is to design a route for the mayor to take through the city, using pieces that drop Tetris-style. Go ahead, click...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/sim-citytetris-mash-up-surprisingly-fun/

Still Life by Martin Klimas

Martin Klimas hails from Germany and takes fantastic "still life" photos. He drops clay figurines from the same height in complete darkness with the camera lens open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/still-life-by-martin-klimas/

Mr Men Pinball

Enjoy some mindless fun with Mr Men Pinball. Link - via haha.nu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/mr-men-pinball/

Knight News Challenge: $5 Million for Your Tech Ideas

Got a big tech idea? You can win up to $5 million to fund your project, thanks to the Knight News Challenge if your idea uses open source digital technology to give people in your community access to news or information....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/knight-news-challenge-5-million-for-your-tech-ideas/

World's "Losingest" Horse

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Readers' Institute's 17th edition Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader book. Haru Urara (Image: Educainc) Here’s the story of a poke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/worlds-losingest-horse/

Names of Nations and Their True Democratic Natures

Social Science++ Blog has a very neat analysis of the names of various countries and how democratic they are:Sometimes it seems bad countries come with long names. North Korea is "People's Democratic Republic of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/names-of-nations-and-their-true-democratic-nature/

Wasp Cookie

Food makers in Japan came up with a new product that will surely create a buzz in the marketplace: the jibachi senbei, or the digger wasp rice cracker.Wasp hunters from the village, who are mostly in their 80's, catch th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/wasp-cookie/

Yoda Scrap Metal Sculpture

We saw the Star Wars Imperial Stormtrooper steampunk (scrap metal?) sculpture before. If you like that, here is the Yoda sculpture. Check out this website for more: http://www.yumimodal.com/starwars.htm - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/yoda-scrap-metal-sculpture/

TV Tattoos

We had a lot of posts on the subject of tattoos, like the Anatomy Tattoos, the Science Tattoos, the Nerd Tattoos, and even the Star Wars Tattoos. Now, Yuppie Punk Blog has an article featuring the inked fans of TV sitcom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/tv-tattoos/

Shopping Cart Bicycle

Like riding your bike everywhere but wish that it had more cargo space? Here's a DIY guide at Instructables on how to make your very own shopping cart bicycle!Link - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/shopping-cart-bicycle/

iPod Wooden Gramophone Case

The iPod Gramophone is a wooden case for your iPod that also has a built-in speaker handmade from wood.And to show you they mean business, this little contraption also has a built-in pencil sharpener!Link [in Korean] - v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/ipod-wooden-gramophone-case/

Strange Subway Sign

I hope that this sign warning subway riders not to defecate on the train is a clever photoshop job, lest I fear that the world is really beyond all hope! Found at One Large Prawn....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/10/strange-subway-sign/
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