Archive for October 10th, 2007

A Child's Love Note.

I can't believe it, but for the first time I cried during a public service announcement. Either I'm a complete sap, or this video was really well done. Hit play, or http://www.glumbert.com/media/reading [Glumbert] to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/a-childs-love-note/

Qtoro: Addictive Trivia Website

If you like trivia, you'd want to check out Qtoro. The website challenges you to a game of trivia, where you get points for answering correctly within an alloted time.There's a lot of trivia sites on the Net, but Qtoro i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/qtoro-addictive-trivia-website/

Mel Blanc on Letterman (1981)

Mel Blanc [wiki], nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices" for good reasons, was the world's most gifted voice actor. Here's a video clip of an interview by David Letterman in 1981, where Mel explained how he g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/mel-blanc-on-letterman-1981/

Largest Gangs in the World: Yakuza

Sean Bluestone of A List of Lists blog wrote an interesting article about the 5 largest gangs in the world. For example, take Japan's Yakuza:Popularized in the west in several movies, Yubitsume is the cutting off of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/largest-gangs-in-the-world-yakuza/

Donkey and Solar Powered Mobile Cellphone Charging Station

How do you charge your cell phones in rural Africa, where access to electricity is spotty at best? Here's the solution: a donkey and solar-powered mobile charging station! Fitted with a solar panel that charges a 12...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/donkey-and-solar-powered-mobile-cellphone-charging-station/

Shatner Raps Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Shatner's the man - I know of no other actor of his stature and success who pokes fun at himself with so much gusto! Here's a (weird? strange? fun?) clip of William Shatner in the 1998 movie Free Enterprise [wiki], where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/shatner-raps-shakespeares-julius-caesar/

Barbara Takenaga

Barbara Takenaga's hypnotic - abstract - swirling - spiraling pattern paintings Larger galleries (but smaller images, unfortunately here)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/barbara-takenaga/

Spot the 5 Differences

This game is not easy (the fifth difference is always the hardest), but its artful and pleasant. http://www.ivoryboy.com/difference.html -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/spot-the-5-differences/

Scarecrows of the World

Deputy Dog has a picture collection of odd scarecrows from all over. This one is from my home state of Kentucky. http://deputy-dog.com/2007/10/10/scarecrows-of-the-world/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/scarecrows-of-the-world/

Callie Plays Dead

This is one of our blind dogs, Callie the Dachshund, who always pretends not to hear us when we're calling all the dogs to go out one last time before bed. She rolls over and pretends she's dead ... Exce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/callie-plays-dead/

Radio Control Bugs

If you enjoyed The Weirdest Insects in the World, you can have one of your own, without adopting a pet! The Discovery Channel Store is offering a radio-controlled insect with three interchangable exoskeletons- a Rhinoc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/radio-control-bugs/

8 Bit Orchestra

An orchestra uses scenes from classic video games to illustrate their performance. Video link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/8-bit-orchestra/

Mari-o'-lantern

Someone has carved a neat Super Mario inspired Jack-o'-lantern. Also make sure to check out the 10 Mario Fun Facts entry here at Neatorama. Link - via Miniature Brainwavemario...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/mari-o-lantern/

Pupill - A Smart Candle Holder

Pupill (Swedish for “pupil”), from the Swedish Drosselmeyer Designgroup AB, is a candle holder that will fit all kinds of candles - from tea lights to thin antique candles. Linkcandle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/pupill-a-smart-candle-holder/

PARK(Ing) Day

Last month, San Francisco artists and activists took over parking spots around the city and turned them into "PARK(ing)" spaces or temporary public parks!Image: squash [Flickr]There was even this strange contra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/parking-day/

Anti-Sit Technology: No Steam For You!

Transfer blog has a large collection of the anti-sit technology, which uses spikes and what-not to make darned sure you aren't sitting, skateboarding, or getting some steam (see above) on a choice piece of urban real est...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/anti-sit-technology-no-steam-for-you/

The Sutherland Sisters

Meet the Seven Wonder Sisters (the Sutherland Sisters) who in the late 1800s launched their singing career and showed off their long tresses with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Actually, they were more famous for their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/the-sutherland-sisters/

Navy's Armed Sea-Bots

The US Navy is planning to make robotic ships - basically sea-bots that are armed to the teeth (gear? mechanical head?): Lastly, there's the "Fleet Class," capable of staying in the water for 48 hours stra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/navys-armed-sea-bots/

The Cute and Squishy Honda PUYO

If you like Nissan's Pivo 2 concept car, you'll get a kick out of this as well: the Honda PUYO. Apparently, Honda engineers worked hard to bring us a car with no discernible edge and uses a gel-like substance instead of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/the-cute-and-squishy-honda-puyo/

DIY Cloud Lamp with Water and Soap

Here's a DIY video clip guide on how to make your very own "cloud" lamp using water and liquid soap. Kinda like lava lamps, without the 60s psychedelia.Hit play or go to Link [Metacafe] - Thanks Ross Voorh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/diy-cloud-lamp-with-water-and-soap/

Trivia: Early Dynamite Used Peanuts as Ingredients

When dynamite was first produced, one of its ingredients was peanut.Peanut oil was used to produce glycerol, an ingredient in nitroglycerin....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/trivia-early-dynamite-used-peanuts-as-ingredients/

Rhode Island State House Built with 20,000 Playing Cards

We've featured record-holding card stacker Bryan Berg before, but here's something too cool to pass up: a YouTube clip from Showtime of Bryan building the Rhode Island State House over 3 days with 22,000 cards! (Wait til...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/rhode-island-state-house-built-with-20000-playing-cards/

Quote: Mark Twain on Familiarity

"Familiarity breeds contempt - and children." - Mark Twain, writer (1835-1910)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/10/quote-mark-twain-on-familiarity/




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