Archive for November 5th, 2007

Lottery Confusion

A British Lottery scratch-off game sold by Camelot stores had to be pulled from circulation after the math involved confused too many players. The Cool Cash Lotto ticket dealt with temperatures, often below zero. To win...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/lottery-confusion/

Advanced Civilizations and Mastery of Galactic Forms of Energy

Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, wrote a fascinating article in COSMOS magazine comparing our current state of knowledge and "level" of civilization with what is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/advanced-civilizations-and-mastery-of-galactic-forms-of-energy/

What's GNU?

Attention geeky parents! What better way to introduce your little kids to the wonderful world of computing than with this three-letter learning game What's GNU? The object of the game is to form three-letter wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/whats-gnu/

World's Largest Hair Ball

Henry Coffer has been cutting hair at his barber shop for fifty years. That in itself is not weird, but Henry has saved all the hair he has cut, and is now vying to get into the Guinnes Book of World Record for world's l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/worlds-largest-hair-ball/

Tesla Coil Duet

(YouTube link) You may remember the singing Tesla coil previously on Neatorama; now here are two Tesla coils doing The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in harmony! The Tesla coils stand 7 feet ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/tesla-coil-duet/

Spam One-liners art

A nice collection of lettering art by Linzie Hunter at Flickr. She's got some great collections of illustrations, both her own and some vintage ones*/str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/spam-one-liners-art/

Leaning Tower of Pisa No Longer World's Leaningest Building!

Aw, say it ain't so! The Leaning Tower of Pisa's record as the world's most lopsided building has just been knocked down by a German church steeple: The tower in the village of Suurhusen applied in June for the title...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/leaning-tower-of-pisa-no-longer-worlds-leaningest/

Panda Fashion!

Gareth Pugh (the bad boy of haute couture, for those who don't know better) watch out! Here comes Chinese fashion designer Zhao Bandi, which shows off a panda-inspired clothing line at the China Fashion Week:Link to gall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/panda-fashion/

Painted Bodies at Football Game: OK for Boys, But Not for Girls?

Two girls at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida, showed up to a football game with painted bodies.Now a controversy swirled because they were booted from the game, while boys with painted bodies were allowed to st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/painted-bodies-at-football-game-ok-for-boys-but-not-for-girls/

Really Bad Day at the Office

Having a bad day at the office? Take a look at this clip, and maybe you'll feel better (but if you get ideas, don't blame Neatorama please, okay? kthxbai!) Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] to see this montage of really,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/really-bad-day-at-the-office/

Drug Store in Tijuana: Unfortunate Name or A Not-So-Subtle Hint?

Lex10 of Glyph Jockey took this photo of an unfortunate name for a drug store in Tijuana, Mexico (or was it not a coincidence? Hmmm....)Link to larger pic - via Mad Professor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/drug-store-in-tijuana-unfortunate-name-or-a-not-so-subtle-hint/

Guy Fawkes Night

November 5th is Guy Fawkes Night, celebrated in the UK and many former British colonies. It’s a commemoration of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot {wiki} against King James I and the aristocracy. Guy Fawkes was an expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/guy-fawkers-night/

Ninety-Five Year Old Blogging Grandma Found Fame on the Net

"Today it's my birthday and my grandson, who is very stingy, gave me a blog"And with those words, Maria Amelia Lopez, 95, began her journey to cybercelebrity as one of the world's oldest living blogger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/ninety-five-year-old-blogging-grandma-found-fame-on-the-net/

Video Game Magazines: Then and Now

Kevin Gifford of GameSetWatch has a lot of video game magazines ... for this article at Games.net, he shares with us the covers of the premiere issues of some game mags and compare them with their covers today.I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/video-game-magazines-then-and-now/

DIY Jabba the Hutt Life-Size Puppet

How's this for a puppet project: a life sized Star Wars' Jabba the Hutt, made from irrigation tubing, foam padding, spandex and glue!When it was all done, two people in the inside operate the arms, mouth, and ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/diy-jabba-the-hutt-life-size-puppet/

Boy Invents a Foot-Powered Toilet Lid Lifter

Jake Wulf is a gifted 9-year-old boy from Odebolt, Iowa who has but one weakness: he can't remember to lower the toilet seat after he's done.Tired of his mom getting mad at him, he decided to invent the Privy Prop*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/boy-invents-a-foot-powered-toilet-lid-lifter/

Blue Angels Over San Francisco Bay: Video Proof!

Remember our post on the Blue Angels flying (very) low over San Francisco Bay? Neatorama reader Chris sent us this: a video of the unbelievable stunt. Do you believe it was true now? Hit play or go to Link [Yahoo! video]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/blue-angels-over-san-francisco-bay-video-proof/

Toddler with Eight Limbs

Lakshmi Tatma was born in the Bihar region of India on a holiday devoted to the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu. She is connected to a headless parasitic twin, and has eight limbs. Her mother Poonam Tatma said she be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/toddler-with-eight-limbs/

Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device

Make your car or bike appear to be not worth stealing with rust stickers! Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/anti-theft-bikecar-device/

This Movie is About Cats Flying

(YouTube link) This video is based on a sentence ("This is a story about cats flying.") by 8 year-old Jah-Kym McMillan and adapted into a video by The Story Pirates. Also see a sketch comedy performance of the same...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/this-movie-is-about-cats-flying/

Annie Leibovitz brings fairy tales to life for Disney

This post at Brand Flakes For Breakfast reminded me of Annie Leibovitz's incredible photographs for Disney. The newest images in the campaign feature Roger Federer as King Arthur from "The Sword in the Stone," Julie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/annie-leibovitz-brings-fairy-tales-to-life-for-disney/

Lord of the Rings Origami

Origami artist Eric Joisel created these Lord of the Rings sculptures of the Three Hunters (Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, and Legolas the Elf) out of single uncut pieces of papers. http://ericjoisel.com/Site/barbarians.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/lord-of-the-rings-origami/

Bunny Jumping Competition

In the late 1970s, a craze swept through Sweden: a rabbit show jumping competition, where bunnies hop through fences and skips to the finish line! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]If that's not weird enough, check out thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/bunny-jumping-competition/

Bob Basset's Crab Claw Gloves

Bob Basset, whose awesome custom works like the dragon backpack (two of 'em, actually!) and Cthulhu leather doll, is selling off his creations to raise funds for his father's medical treatment.If you've always wanted a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/bob-bassets-crab-claw-gloves/

Gizmo Backpack

If you're afraid that carrying the Yoda backpack would make you too geeky, here's an alternative: the Gizmo Backpack!Just don't take it out when it rains ... Link - via GeekAlerts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/gizmo-backpack/

Wyoming Library's Mudflap Girl Ad

To "sex up" its image and attract readers, Wyoming is using the mudflap girl to advertise its libraries!Also in the second segment of the campaign is mudflap girl. This campaign's only purpose is to market...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/wyoming-librarys-mudflap-girl-ad/

Too Legit to Knit: MC Hammer Pants Sewing Pattern

Found: a gruesome evidence of the bleak spot of musical history, here's a sewing pattern for the Hammer pants that MC Hammer made famous in the late 1980s!LinkAnd yes, MC Hammer is alive and well ... and he's even got a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/too-legit-to-knit-mc-hammer-pants-sewing-pattern/

Fine Arts Redrawn with ... Giraffes!

German artist Martin Missfeldt re-envisioned what fine art would've looked like had humans evolved from giraffes ... Since 1992, Martin had drawn over 120 "alternate universe" (and by that he meant giraffes) ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/fine-arts-redrawn-with-giraffes/

Red Alert Tesla

If you're an old time gamer, you'd probably remember Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer's Red Alert 2. Well, Peter Terren of Telsa Down Under has recreated the Soviet Tesla coil straight out of the game! It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/red-alert-tesla/

Saddest Cubicle Contest

David Gunnells of the University of Alabama at Birmingham won Wired’s recent Saddest Cubicle contest. He had to send in two pictures of his cubicle, because you can’t tell there’s really an “office” tucked be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/05/saddest-cubicle-contest/




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