Archive for September 15th, 2007

Tupperware Tower

At the headquarters of the Tupperware Brands Corporation, the company that makes those ubiquitous plastic storage container synonymous with its name, stands a 100-feet (30 m) tall tower made of plastic Tupperware bowls!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/tupperware-tower/

More Cute Woolly Pigs!

Spluch recently posted about a strange pig with wooly hide in Argentina, so Neatorama reader Emma Douglas sent us more cute curly coated pigs: the curly coated Mangalitza pigs at Pig Paradise Farm. Link - Thanks Emma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/more-cute-woolly-pigs/

Using Spy Plane to Identify Homes that are Wasting Energy

Not content with putting electronic bug to monitor your trash bin, Big Brother in UK used spy plane to fly overhead to identify homes that are wasting energy:Spy-in-the-sky cameras are being used to identify househol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/using-spy-plane-to-identify-homes-that-are-wasting-energy/

Moveable Transformer Robot Made from KFC Bucket!

Sohu blog user Wonderdasher created this insanely detailed paper model of Bumblebee Transformer from KFC cartons, milk boxes, chopsticks, parts of a ball-point pen, plastic spring and glue! The robot has more than 60 mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/moveable-transformer-robot-made-from-kfc-bucket/

Paper Folding and Wire Work by Polly Verity

While we're still talking about intricate paper models, check out the paper folding and wire work of Polly Verity at Polyscene. Look at them and weep! Link - via Art MoCo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/paper-folding-and-wire-work-by-polly-verity/

The Elephant Building in Bangkok, Thailand

We posted about the proposed elephant building for the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, in 1758. Well, several hundred years later, an elephant building (called the Lat Prao Tuk Chang) went up in Ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/the-elephant-building-in-bangkok-thailand/

Anagram Generator

This site swiftly creates anagrams. "Neatorama" produced some swell results like "Arena Atom," and "Aorta Amen." Via Geek Sugar....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/anagram-generator/

It's Mutton Dressed As Ham.

Meet the world’s first sheep-hog — a pig with its own fleece. Scientists are baffled by the strange swine — which they say is a pig “at heart” but with a woolly hide. The one-yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/its-mutton-dressed-as-ham/

Pink'd! Students Pwnd Bullies with Pink Shirts

Photo: Ian Fairclough / Valley BureauWhen 12th grader David Shepherd and Travis Price saw another student bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided that enough is enough and got a bunch of students to come to school...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/pinkd-students-pwnd-bullies-with-pink-shirts/

Man Lifts Elephant Statue with Eye Socket

Ouch! That's 29-year-old yoga instructor Lakshmikanth of Bangalore, India, lifting a 6.5 kg (14.3 lb.) statue of Hindu elephant god Ganesha using his eye socket! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/man-lifts-elephant-statue-with-eye-socket/

Zeno: Toy Robot with Artificial Intelligence

David Hanson of Hanson Robotics developed a robot (named Zeno, after his real life equivalent: his son) that can recognize faces, convey emotion, engage in conversation and move around:"It's a representation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/zeno-toy-robot-with-artificial-intelligence/

The Many Names of Mr. Clean

Mr. Clean - USA Don Limpio - Spain Maestro Limpio - Mexico Mr. Proper - Europe and Eastern Europe Monsieur Propre - France Meister Proper - Germany Mr. Clean [wiki] by any other name is one heck of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/the-many-names-of-mr-clean/

Legally Blind Man Folded an Origami Peacock with 1,300+ Pieces of Paper!

Neatorama reader Patrick Barden, who is legally blind due to a degenerative eye problem he was born with, created this awesome "origami" peacock made from 1,300 to 1,400 individually folded pieces of paper!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/legally-blind-man-folded-an-origami-peacock-with-1300-pieces-of-paper/

The Ultimate Tailgate Trailer

This custom trailer from Gameday Customs is perfect for hardcore tailgate party throwers - it comes complete with TV, satellite dish, DVD player, generator, running water, cold beer on tap and even a toilet!Link - via Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/the-ultimate-tailgate-trailer/

Man Stole Car to Turn Self In!

Here's a new contestant for dumbest criminal ever:A western New York man faces grand larceny charges after being pulled over in a car that he said he stole so he could turn himself in on another charge.In for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/man-stole-car-to-turn-self-in/

Japanese Blood Type Personality Test

Turns out a lot of Japanese people still believe that your blood type can tell a lot about your character! The whole thing started in 1927, when Takeji Furukawa, a professor at Tokyo Women's Teacher's School published a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/japanese-blood-type-personality-test/

Homemade Taxi Sign

It's not unusual for drivers low on cash to turn their personal vehicle into gypsy cab (unlicensed taxi), but usually they're a little more discreet than this guy in Dublin, Ireland: he created a homemade "Taxi"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/15/homemade-taxi-sign/
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