Archive for October 21st, 2007

An Environmentally Friendly Hummer?

Compared to your normal Humvee, Johnathon Goodwin's modded 2005 H3 Hummer is simply amazing. It gets 60 MPG (compared to 16 for your normal H3), runs on biodiesel (or almost any other oil/fuel available), achieves o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/an-environmentally-friendly-hummer/

The Saga of The Crapster

That's Tom Valentine with The Crapster, his toilet-shaped soapbox car (in case you're wondering, Tom steers from the bowl): "We put a lot of work and a lot of money into it," said Valentine, 38. He said his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/the-saga-of-the-crapster/

Quote: Ashley Montague on Certainty and Proof

"Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof." - Ashley Montague, British anthropologist and humanist (1905-1999)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/quote-ashley-montague-on-certainty-and-proof/

Lonely Candidates

A candidate running for office this election season is special - just like all candidates! Here's a website that is dedicated to documenting just how special these politicians are:Lonely Candidate tracks each an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/lonely-candidates/

32 Days of Halloween

For this year's Halloween, Need Coffee blog is featuring daily clips of classic/weird/obscure (but all fantastic) video clips of scary movies. It's called 32 Days of Halloween (why 32? Because 31 just wasn't enough).The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/32-days-of-halloween/

Disco Balls Chandelier

Swedish design group FRONT created this 1980's inspired disco ball chandelier called Confetti Light that is sure to um, make your room all sparkly and such.Functional? Not Really. Tacky? Yes. Neatorama-worthy? M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/disco-balls-chandelier/

Zombie LEGO Minifig Sculpture

New York City artist Andrew Bell created this awesome custom-made 19" toy that look like zombified giant LEGO minifigs.Perfect for Halloween (though sadly, not commercially available yet).Link - via Blogadilla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/zombie-lego-minifig-sculpture/

Heat Sensitive Floral Wallpaper by Shi Yuan

Graphic designer Shi Yuan has this very neat idea for a heat-sensitive wallpaper, with floral motifs that "bloom" when there is heat (say when the radiator is turne on). http://shiyuan.upshine.net/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/heat-sensitive-floral-wallpaper-by-shi-yuan/

Wireframe Lamborghini

Benedict Radcliffe and Ben Wilson teamed up to create this "slow" pedal-powered version of a Lamborghini sportscar for an art car parade in Manchester, UK last month: Link - via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/wireframe-lamborghini/

Trivia: How to Make a Hamster Bully

Science has proven that if you leave an adolescent hamster in a cage with an aggressive adult male hamster for as little as just one hour a day, it will grow up to be a bully. It will, however, be fearful of hamsters its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/trivia-how-to-make-a-hamster-bully/

Jimmy the Cab Driver

Remember the 1990s and the wacky care-free fun we all had? Remember Donal Logue as Jimmy the Cab Driver from South Boston on MTV? I found several Jimmy the Cab Driver clips on YouTube. I think if you're familiar wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/jimmy-the-cab-driver/

Death in a Nutshell.

I was never particularly interested in dolls or dollhouses as a child, but if I'd had something like this, you couldn't have dragged me away:Frances Glessner Lee, a Chicago heiress, provided for just about every crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/death-in-a-nutshell/

Wok Racing

Wok racing is a sport fun event in Germany where modified Chinese woks are used to make timed runs down an Olympic bobsled track. There are competitions for one-person-woksleds and four-person-woksleds, the latter us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/wok-racing/

Crocodile Tears Are Real: Crocs Really Do Cry When Eating!

Scientists discovered that the "crocodile tears" turns out to be true! The idiom, meaning an insincere show of sadness or sympathy , is supposedly based on alligator crocs weeping when they eat their victim. We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/crocodile-tears-are-real-crocs-really-do-cry-when-eating/

Bizarro: Good Cop / Really Bad Cop

Here's this week's collaboration with Bizarro: what a really bad cop would've said while sweatin' a perp! For more, check out Dan Piraro's website: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/21/bizarro-good-cop-really-bad-cop/
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