Archive for September 11th, 2007

Strange Post-It Reminder.

This futuristic gadget made with a Post-It note and a straw will ensure you never forget anything again. If you're the forgetful type like me, this could be a life changing device. Via Crazy home made innovations O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/strange-post-it-reminder/

Planetary Nebula

This recently-released image of a planetary nebula in Hercules was taken by the Hubble telescope. Phil at Bad Astronomy Blog explains (in a detailed but easily understood manner) what happens to cause a planetary nebul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/planetary-nebula/

Spire of Dublin

The Spire of Dublin aka the Monument of Lights is a 120 meter (393 ft.) needle-like structure located at the former site of Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, a monument that was destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1966. Slate has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/spire-of-dublin/

Geostationary Banana Over Texas

Argentinian-born artist Cesar Saez is building a giant banana, to be filled with helium and floated in a geostationary orbit over Texas:Basically, the banana will be constructed like a blimp. Filled with helium, it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/geostationary-banana-over-texas-2/

Freegans: Anti-Consumerists or Just Tightwads?

Photo: Carolyn Cole / LA TimesThe Los Angeles Times has a neat article spotlighting "freegans," a growing subculture that promotes opting out of capitalism in any way you can, cutting spending habits, and livin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/freegans-anti-consumerists-or-just-tightwads/

Giant Gold Ingot in China

A jewelry shop in Suzhou, China has a way with gold: they put on display a giant gold ingot worth 1 million yuan (about US $133,000) to attract customers.Link - via Born Rich, Thanks Pooja!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/giant-gold-ingot-in-china/

21 Things You Don't Know You Can Actually Recycle

Co-op America Quarterly wrote an article about 21 things you may not know you can actually recycle. Take, for example, foam peanuts:Your local pack-and-ship store will likely accept foam peanuts for reuse. Or, call t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/21-things-you-dont-know-you-can-actually-recycle/

Walking Across America (with a Mule!)

Neatorama reader Rich B, who is driving across the US on a Great American Roadtrip (I'm so jealous), ran across Bud and Patricia Kenny and their mule Della in Kent, Connecticut.Turns out, the Kennys are on a tour themsel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/walking-across-america-with-a-donkey/

Good Food Fight: Ready, Aim, Splat!

Eat Better America brings us this Flash edutainment game called The Good Food Fight, where you can toss virtual food and learn all about how to eat better at the same time. Surprisingly fun! Link [Flash] - Thanks t....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/good-food-fight-ready-aim-splat/

Tomorrow is Conception Day in Russia

Sergei Morozov, the governor of central Russian region of Ulyanovsk, has decreed September 12 as day to procreate: Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has decreed Sept. 12 a Day of Conception and is giving couples time off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/tomorrow-is-conception-day-in-russia/

Oversalting a Cop's Burger? Jail Time!

Just when I thought I'd heard it all: a McDonald's employee in an Atlanta suburb was arrested for "salting" a police officer:Kendra Bull, 20, is accused of the over-seasoning of a hamburger served to Office...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/oversalting-a-cops-burger-jail-time/

Woman Found 23 Needles in Her Body

Luo Cuifen, 29, went to the doctor after finding blood in her urine. An X-ray revealed that she has 23 inch-long needles embedded in her vital organs, probably done by her grandparents:Qu said doctors believe the wom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/woman-found-23-needles-in-her-body/

Fine Taco Art

Here's an old photography trick: if you want to impart gravitas to the subject of your photo, use black and white photography. In fact, black and white photography, nay, fine art, is so powerful that it'll work for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/fine-taco-art/

Kitten eating a melon.

A Ukranian kitten enjoying what looks like a cantaloupe. No plot, just a cute video. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/kitten-eating-a-melon/

Iron Man

The movie Iron Man won’t be out til next May, but you can see the trailer now. And yes, you get to see Iron Man, although he is traveling pretty fast. Link -via Fuzzytopia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/iron-man/

Spooky Pre-9/11 Images

Dark Roasted Blend has a collection of images that predate 9/11, but eerily forshadow the destruction of the Twin Towers. Link Other 9/11 anniversary links: The progress in rebuilding at Ground Zero. Ursiâ€...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/spooky-pre-911-images/

Queen Mary 2

A spectacular entrance: The Queen Mary 2 luxury liner made its maiden call to the Port of San Francisco on February 4, 2007. Surrounded by a flotilla of ships, yachts and escorted by a San Francisco fire boat, Quee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/queen-mary-2/

Video: How many guys in Spider-Man suits can fit inside Jamba Juice?

Hilarity ensues when Dave Letterman tries to find out (or tried to find out a few months ago). Here's related links, and here's more neat Spider-Man stuff....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/video-how-many-guys-in-spider-man-suits-can-fit-inside-jamba-juice/

Middle English Classic Or Scooby-Doo Episode?

I recently received a copy of the terrific collection of Chip Kidd's book covers (Chip Kidd: Book One: Work: 1986-2006 (Chip Kidd)). It's a great bargain for me because I'm constantly tempted to buy books just for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/middle-english-classic-or-scooby-doo-episode/

War of the Worlds eComic

Dark Horse Comics [wikipedia] offers an interpretation of War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Link - via The Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/war-of-the-worlds-ecomic/

1960s Vision of Future Computer Technology

Clip from the 1967 film 1999 A.D. in which we see the family of the future shopping, paying bills and using electronic mail from home. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4796674762025998102 [Google Video]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/1960s-vision-of-future-computer-technology/

Napkin Folding Instructions

How to fold different napkin designs. Step-by-step instructions with photos. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/napkin-folding-instructions/

Caption Monkey 8: Swimming Cat

Mary Scribe taught all of her cats to swim! Photo: Kevin Clark/The Register-GuardYay! Neatorama's weekly Caption Monkey game is here! Caption this cute photo of a swimming cat and you can win a Free Monkey (or an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/caption-monkey-8-swimming-cat/

World's Only Thermometer Museum

World's Only Thermometer Museum. Image: eurovancation [Flickr]There are over 5,000 thermometers in the museum! Image: eurovancation [Flickr]Image: eurovancation [Flickr]More from Neatorama reader Rich B's Great American...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/worlds-only-thermometer-museum/

Buried Underneath 2 Miles of Solid Ice in Antarctica is a Giant Lake

In the early 1990s, a Russian drilling rig encountered something strange when boring a hole deep in Antarctica. They had actually found an ancient lake, buried beneath two miles of solid ice!In the wake of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/buried-underneath-2-miles-of-solid-ice-in-antarctica-is-a-giant-lake/

FCU with Bill Murray

Here's an ABC World News Webcast interview with Pete and Brian, the guys behind Funny or Die, a comedy website that features short comedy videos. The site started with a bang with the incredibly popular short comedy sket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/fcu-with-bill-murray/

DIY Hot Dog Cake with Twinkies and Loaf Cake

What to serve for dessert after a yummy All-American hot dog? Why, a hot dog cake made with loaf cake and Twinkies, of course!Here's how to make your own hot dog cake: Link - Thanks Sabrina!See also previously o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/diy-hot-dog-cake-with-twinkies-and-loaf-cake/

Forevertron: World's Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture by Dr. Evermor

From a distance, Dr. Evermor's "park" in Wisconsin looks like a junk yardfull of twisted metals and rusted machines, but it houses one of the coolest sculptures ever: Forevertron. Standing at 120 feet wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/11/forevertron-worlds-largest-scrap-metal-sculpture-by-dr-evermor/






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