Archive for October 7th, 2007

Whatever You Do, Don't Eat the Chicken!

Sent in by Neatorama reader Hojimoto, who wrote:Since you've had a recurring theme of business signs with odd gaffes on them, I thought I'd share one of my local restaurant gaffes. The pics are taken by me, and not p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/whatever-you-do-dont-eat-the-chicken/

Woodrow Landfair's Ride Across America

Woodrow Landfair, 24 year old author, sold everything he owned to pursue his dream: to find stories of the real America by riding across the lower 48 states:To support himself --and to gather material--Landfair does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/woodrow-landfairs-ride-across-america/

MIT Students' Device Creates Electricity from Grass Clippings

Ethan Crumlin, Andrew Hoy, Joseph Walish, Peter Weigele, John Craven, Gerardo Jose, and Jungik Kim of Team BioVoltTeam BioVolt from MIT has created a prototype device that generates cheap electricity from grass clippings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/mit-students-device-creates-electricity-from-grass-clippings/

Lost Archimedes Text Revealed He was Working on Calculus

In the past nine years, researchers had been painstakingly restoring a lost text by Archimedes discovered underneath an ancient prayer book. The result stunned everyone:Two of the texts hiding in the prayer book have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/lost-archimedes-text-revealed-he-was-working-on-calculus/

Popcorn Flavored Moth: "Munch a Moth" Campaign to Beat Infestation!

Plagued by a wave of bogong moth, Australians are trying to beat the infestation by ... eating the bugs!Each year at this time millions of the moths fly south from Queensland into New South Wales to avoid the summer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/popcorn-flavored-moth-munch-a-moth-campaign-to-beat-infestation/

Ig Nobel Prizes 2007

The Ig Nobel Prizes for 2007 were awarded at a ceremony at Harvard University on October 4th. Pictured is winner Dan Meyer demonstrating his research on sword-swallowing at the award ceremony. The Ig Nobel prizes are a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/ig-nobel-prizes-2007/

Expedition 360 Completed

Jason Lewis completed his round-the-world trip yesterday. It took 13 years, two months, and 23 days. Lewis is the first person to ever travel around the world using only his own power. He walked, bicycled, paddled, ska...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/expedition-360-completed/

World's Shortest Couple

Meet Li Tangyong, 3 ft 7 in (1.1 m) and Chen Guilan, 2 ft 4 in (0.7 m), a Chinese newly-weds who are vying to get in the record books as the world's shortest couple! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/worlds-shortest-couple/

Incredible Hulk PC Case Mod

This has got to be one of the coolest case mod ever: the Incredible Hulk PC, where dangling cables aren't something that needs to be hidden - heck, they're a feature! It took 14 months to make. Link [Flash] - via TechEBl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/incredible-hulk-pc-case-mod/

Quote: Oscar Wilde on Work

"Work is the curse of the drinking class." - Oscar Wilde, author (1854-1900)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/quote-oscar-wilde-on-work/

TV Remote Control with 100 Channel Buttons!

Got a hundred channel on your new plasma? Well, this is a remote control that lets you access channel 90 instantly ... because it's got 100 buttons!Introducing the Pultius TV remote control, which is about half...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/tv-remote-control-with-100-channel-buttons/

You Know You're Old When ...

Here's a funny slideshow at Guy Kawasaki's blog, titled You Know You're Old When ... ... your bowel movements have more drama and excitement than your sex life ... you watch 5 minutes of the MTV video music awards, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/you-know-youre-old-when/

Berkeley Put Class Lectures on YouTube

My alma mater, UC Berkeley, had just put over 300 hours of videos on YouTube covering lectures on biology, physics, chemistry, and so on. It says that it's the first university to offer full courses available on YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/berkeley-put-class-lectures-on-youtube/

This Donkey is Packin' Lambs!

Spotted over at Cute Overload, one of my favorite blogs: a donkey carrying packs of lambs! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/this-donkey-is-packin-lambs/

Thermal Fax Paper Art by Tattfoo

In his exhibition Everyone is an Artist, Tattfoo Tan set up a blank canvas of thermal fax papers that people can "draw" on using heat guns, hot glue gun and soldering iron.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/thermal-fax-paper-art-by-tattfoo/

Trivia: Mecca-Cola, the Muslim Cola

Mecca-Cola is marketed to pro-Muslim consumers with an anti-Israel pitch, including that 10% of its profits will go to Palestine.Its slogan is "No More Drinking Stupid, Drink with Commitment." It is made in Fra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/trivia-mecca-cola-the-muslim-cola/

A What Burger Again Now?

I've always heard the old story about kids pwning Burger King's angus burger sign, but this is actually the first time I've seen the photo, sent in by Neatorama reader Becky: This photo was taken in Huntington, WV, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/a-what-burger-again-now/

Internet Connection Density Map

Chris Harrison created this interesting map of the world's Internet Map, a connection density that visually depicts the structure of the web (by router configuration):The first rendering displays the relative densiti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/07/internet-connection-density-map/






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