Archive for November 16th, 2007

Shimajiru, the Electronic Poop Helper

You're looking at Shimajiru, an electronic "poop helper" to help kids go to the toilet.Shimajiro is the toilet training tiger that swept all over the Web in a video a little while back. When either of the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/shimajiru-the-electronic-poop-helper/

Laser Pistol from Lost in Space

Sci-Fi Metropolis in collaboration with master propsmith Richard Coyle, created this 1:1 scale model of a laser pistol from the 1960s sci-fi TV series Lost in Space. We should warn you though ("Danger Will Robinson!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/laser-pistol-from-lost-in-space/

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

On the night and early morning of February 24 and 25, 1942, a singular event unfolded in the skies over Southern California – the continental United States was attacked by an enemy... or was it? The reports of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/the-great-los-angeles-air-raid-of-1942/

Radishes Growing

(YouTube link) This time-lapse video covers nine days of radishes growing from seed. The jumps in the video are the six-hour period every day when the grow light was turned off. Those little sprouts grow fast! -via Cy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/radishes-growing/

Happy Birthday, Vacuum Tube!

On November 16, 1904, British engineer John Ambrose Fleming patented the vacuum tube {wiki}. This ushered in the age of modern electronics, leading to the development of radio, TV, and other forms of electronic equipment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/happy-birthday-vacuum-tube/

The Horned-Man of China

93-year-old Ma Zhong Nan of China never imagined that a small scalp injury five years ago would blossom into 4 inch horn. About two weeks ago the horn began to itch and Ma decided to seek medical attention. Those attempt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/the-horned-man-of-china/

5 Extreme Mammals

Mammals are warm-blooded, covered with hair, bear live young, and produce milk to feed them, and we like to think of ourselves as the best mammal around. However, in many categories other animals have us beat, paws...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/5-extreme-mammals/

Burial at Disneyland: Surreptitious Scattering of Ashes on Park Rides

Seems like scattering one's ashes at sea is so passe - the trend now is to surreptitiously scatter ashes in ... Disneyland!On Friday, workers at the Anaheim theme park spotted a guest on the ride sprinkling an uniden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/burial-at-disneyland-surreptitious-scattering-of-ashes-on-park-rides/

Alphabet of Geeky Horror

Jared von Hindman of Head Injury Theater, who did the Alphabet of Horror we featured previously on Neatorama, came back with his second set: the Alphabet of Geeky Horror!Link - via Blue's News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/alphabet-of-geeky-horror/

Scientists Genetically Engineered "Fearless" Mouse

Japanese scientists had genetically engineered a mouse that has no fear of cats simply by controlling its sense of smell:By tweaking genes to disable certain functions of the olfactory bulb — the area of the br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/scientists-genetically-engineered-fearless-mouse/

Gamer Built a Model of Apocalyptic Manhattan

Work in Progress forum user oimorrigan created 50 large buildings for a set of Apocalyptic Manhattan (in his apartment) for the tabletop strategy game Warhammer 40,000.Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/gamer-built-a-model-of-apocalyptic-manhattan/

Placenta Fools the Immune System by Acting Like a Parasite

Scientists had just discovered how placenta avoid being attacked by the mother's immune system: it fools the body's defenses by acting like a parasitic worm!The placenta plays a vital role in pregnancy, acting as a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/placenta-fools-the-immune-system-by-acting-like-a-parasite/

Fighting for the Right to Dry

Susan Taylor, 55-year-old mother and part-time nurse, had just done something that people had been doing for decades: hang her clothes to dry. But with that, she became a renegade:The regulations of the subdivision i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/fighting-for-the-right-to-dry/

Teen Arrested for Virtual Burglary

Dutch police have arrested a 17-year-old gamer for ... stealing virtual furniture from the online community and game Habbo Hotel: The game, which has individual communities in 31 countries and a yearly turnover of &p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/teen-arrested-for-virtual-burglary/

Elvis is Alive Museum is Not Dead

Elvis is Alive Museum avoided certain death when Andy Key bought its entire collection on eBay for $8,000:With an $8,000 eBay bid, Key won the Elvis is Alive Museum's collection and plans to move the museum from its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/elvis-is-alive-museum-is-not-dead/

Family Reunited with Euthanized Dog

While we're talking about reports of death that are greatly exaggerated, here's one strange story about a false death: When Angela Oaks' pet dog Candy developed tumors in her ears, she reluctantly agreed to have the dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/family-reunited-with-euthanized-dog/

Man Found Dead Buried Under Mound of Peanuts

But in this next story, the guy is truly dead ... from being buried beneath a pile of peanuts!Branch's co-workers had reported him missing about noon Tuesday. Local fire department workers and sheriff's investigators...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/man-found-dead-buried-under-mound-of-peanuts/

Jack Daniels May Go Down the Drain

Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniels were seized in raids in Nashville and Lynchburg, Tennessee, and may be poured down the drain. Some of the bottles are nearly 100 years old! Authorities are still determining ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/jack-daniels-may-go-down-the-drain/

10 Doghouses for Pampered Pooches

Deputy dog has a list of ten doghouses he’d live in if he were “slightly smaller.” Some of them are available to buy. This one is worth between 15 and 20 thousand dollars! http://deputy-dog.com/2007/11/10-doghous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/16/10-doghouses-for-pampered-pooches/






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