Archive for November 7th, 2007

LEGO Air Conditioner

For a Carrier air conditioning convention last year, LEGO artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya built a functioning air conditioner out of LEGO bricks!... when I was asked to build an air conditioner, I thought "N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/lego-air-conditioner/

Salt and Pepper Photo Film Canisters

If you haven't converted to digital photography, or you're a packrat who still has empty photo film canisters, you can make your very own salt and pepper shaker by punching holes in the lids!Or if you have more money tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/salt-and-pepper-photo-film-canisters/

Blast from the Past: JC Penney Catalog from 1977

When Johnny Virgil was installing an attic fan at his wife's grandfather's house, he ran into a JC Penney catalog from 1977.Obviously, the right thing to do was to scan the pages and share it with the world:And this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/blast-from-the-past-jc-penney-catalog-from-1977/

Car Crushed ... by Falling Cow!

Remember the story about the car crushed by a runaway wrecking ball? If you thought that was weird, it was nothing compared to this: A Michigan couple is lucky to be alive after their minivan was hit by a falling cow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/car-crushed-by-falling-cow/

Mario and Buzz Aldrin in Zero G

To promote its new Wii game Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo hired astronaut Buzz Aldrin to show Mario how to move around in zero G aboard the Vomit Comet (er .. Weightless Wonder, according to NASA!)Kotaku has more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/mario-and-buzz-aldrin-in-zero-g/

A Tribute to Ultima RPG Computer Game

Srsyl cool has a tribute post on Ultima [wiki], the longest running RPG franchise and computer game series:Once upon a time before there was WoW, and actually before many of us existed, a series of games called Ultim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/a-tribute-to-ultima-rpg-computer-game/

Robert Bruno's Steel House

That's architect and sculptor Robert Bruno's steel house/sculpture in Lubbock, Texas. Bruno spent 23 years building this strange home that looks like a giant pig out of 110 tons of steel!Links (lots of pics): Robert's of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/robert-brunos-steel-house/

How to Make Fire Using a Potato

You never know when this will be useful: this video shows you how to make fire using a potato, toothpaste, salt, cotton, and toothpicks. [warning: gratuitous use of a girl in bikini in start of video] If you can't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/how-to-make-fire-using-a-potato/

Her 100th Birthday Wish? A Ride on the Goodyear Blimp!

Helen Ruth Thrash just realized her dream of a lifetime when she turned 100: she got a free ride on the Goodyear blimp!Just snagging a seat on the blue, gold and silver airship makes her a member of a pretty elite cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/her-100th-birthday-wish-a-ride-on-the-goodyear-blimp/

These Rocks Rock!

wedged between the walls of a mountain crevice in norway is a rock called kjeragbolten. the rock is often stood on by tourists for a crafty photograph whilst attempting not to look down at the 3000ft+ drop. i’m a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/these-rocks-rock/

Cat Loves His Horse

(YouTube link) This is cute, but you need to be warned about music that may or may not be to your taste. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/cats-loves-his-horse/

The Jerry Seinfeld Dictionary of Terms and Phrases

You can just picture Jerry Seinfeld explaining each of these terms. Here are just a few: Caught in a Pick at the Light - when a person is waiting in their car at a traffic light and decides to scratch the outside of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/the-jerry-seinfeld-dictionary-of-terms-and-phrases/

Hossfly V8 Barstool

A barstool powered by a V8 engine? Sounds dangerous, but the top speed is 25 miles per hour. Manufactured by California Boss Hoss, these were seen at the SEMA car show in Las Vegas last week. You can buy a kit to build...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/hossfly-v8-barstool/

Lakshmi Stable After Surgery

To followup the story from Monday, The Hindustan Times reports that surgeons have completed the surgery to remove two-year-old Lakshmi Tatma’s parasitic twin, and she is in stable condition. "Lakshmi is doing fin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/lakshmi-stable-after-surgery/

Sitting in a Bathtub with 87 Rattlesnakes!

Jackie Bibby, the "Texas Snake Man," has set a new world record for ... sitting in a bathtub with snakes!Bibby spent about 45 minutes in a see-through bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes on Monday, fully clothed,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/sitting-in-a-bathtub-with-87-rattlesnakes/

Batman's Clothespin

We've featured the Superman coat hanger on Neatorama before, so it's Batman's turn now: here's the Bat clothespin, officially named the Vespertilium clothes peg (huh?), designed by Yegor Zhgun for Art Lebedev.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/batmans-clothespin/

The Bear Whisperer

Meet Steve Searles, the bear whisperer of Mammoth Lakes, California:Since he became the Police Department's volunteer wildlife specialist in 1996, Searles has gained a national reputation as a bear whisperer, someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/the-bear-whisperer/

The Ambidextrous Cartoonist

Tom Mosser form Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is ambidextrous: he can draw a caricature with both hands at a time! Damn, I'd give one hand to have the other be able to draw like that ... and the Tom has two of them!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/the-ambidextrous-cartoonist/

Pac-Man + Zork = Pac-Txt

One day, this guy named RicMoo came home from a party where they had joked about mashing up Pac-Man with Zork [wiki]. Being a little drunk, RicMoo decided to actually make the game: Wth?! Why would anyone inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/pac-man-zork-pac-txt/

Trivia: Nepalese Flag

Nepal is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. Nepalese flag is shaped like a two overlapping triangles....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/trivia-nepalese-flag/

The Spawn of the Jersey Devil

Doug Laubert was punching holes in his wall to run TV cables when he found this mysterious creature in the attic of a schoolhouse in New Jersey:"The general consensus is that maybe it's a deformed flying squirre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/the-spawn-of-the-jersey-devil/

The Bison Bike

Scott Rench of Yosoh blog spotted this awesome furry (and horny!) bike in Copenhagen, Denmark. Take a look at some other weird stuff he found there at his blog: Link - Thanks Scott!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/07/the-bison-bike/




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