Archive for November 30th, 2007

A Cure for Zombies?

[YouTube Link] According to New Scientist, researchers at Ben-Gurion University have cured zombie-stricken cockroaches. Other scientists, however, are skeptical of the applicability of this cure to our own species d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/a-cure-for-zombies/

Evel Knievel dies at 69

The man every boy wanted to be in the 1970's, star-spangled stunt man Evel Knievel, has died. He was 69. Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/evel-knievel-dies-at-69/

Top 5 Viral Videos of 2007: Your Pick?

Neatorama has featured almost a thousand videos so far this year! We are going to do an end-of-the-year countdown of the Top 5 Viral Videos in conjunction with the ABC World News Webcast. Now we have the task of ranking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/top-5-viral-videos-of-2007-your-pick/

Home Ballpit

After producing a comic on the concept, Randall Munroe of xkcd put a ball pit in his home! How cool is that? Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/home-ballpit/

Caged Monkey

Photo: Li FengNational Geographic has just chosen the winners of its International Photography Contest. Out of 148,203 images submitted, this particular one above by Chinese photographer Li Feng won for the category ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/caged-monkey/

Graveyard Shift May Cause Cancer

Is working graveyard shift dangerous to your health? Maybe so, if scientists for the International Agency for Research on Cancer are right:Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/graveyard-shift-may-cause-cancer/

Polonium Pen

What to give your Russian-political-dissident-running-away-from-Putin friend? How about this: Polonium Pen by Charles Wenzel of Techlib. It's basically a portable ion chamber hooked up to an LED light. The gadget will de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/polonium-pen/

How Water is Rendered in Computer Games

PC Games Hardware website has a neat gallery of the evolution of how computer games render water. It's quite interesting how they go from the simplistic lines of Flight Simulator (1982) to highly detailed renderings in m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/how-water-is-rendered-in-computer-games/

The Fight Over Grandma's Money

Revealed to be part of an advertising campaign placed by the Periodical Publishers Association of Ireland. The ad was placed in an attempt to show how magazine advertising is still effective. Brilliant!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/the-fight-over-grandmas-money/

Chat Noir

Try to keep the cat from escaping the field by clicking on a spot. I’ve played this game every time I’ve seen it posted somewhere, and after dozens of attempts, I finally won. Until now, I wasn’t sure if it was p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/chat-noir/

Nine Ways to Eat Gold

Gold is often used as decoration and to add a bit of opulence to a luxurious meal. Often a fresh sprig of parsley cannot compare to the shine of gold. Beyond appearances many people believe that gold, if ingested, offers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/nine-ways-to-eat-gold/

Pencil Bench

Boex 3D Creative Solutions designed this award winning quirky bench. The seat is made up of 1600 pencils which are individually sprung. Each pencil can be removed and used. Source: Boex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/pencil-bench/

Ted and Anna get Engaged

(YouTube link) Two crew members for the TV show Scrubs fell in love. When it came time to pop the question, the whole set was ready. I’m a sap for this sort of thing. -via a comment at mental_floss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/ted-and-anna-get-engaged/

2010 Olympics Mascots

Vancouver is hosting the Winter Games in 2010. The Olympic mascots will be Sumi the Thunderbird, Quatchi the Sasquatch, and Miga the Sea Bear, all mythical North American creatures. The artwork was designed by Vicki Wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/2010-olympics-mascots/

Bracelet Found In Chicken after 25 Years

More than two decades after Aaron Giles lost his identity bracelet, he’s finding how it was discovered tough to swallow. A meat cutter at Olson Locker in Fairmont came across the shiny object in a chicken gizzard an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/bracelet-found-in-chicken-after-25-years/

Yay! Free Stuff for Neatorama's Top Commenters

Woot! Thanks to our pal Vat19, three lucky Neatorama readers are getting an early Christmas present: LightWedge LED Book Light. This neat gadget lets you read a book at night without disturbing anyone else in the room be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/yay-free-stuff-for-neatoramas-top-commenters/

History's Bad Eggs

The Jupiter Drawing Room ad agency created these very creative ads for South African egg company Nulaid. The ads all say "History's produced a lot of bad eggs. Thankfully, ours are always good."See the larger p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/historys-bad-eggs/

The "Singing" Highway in South Korea

Driving down the highway in South Korea can be a musical experience (just enough to get your attention, in case you're sleepy or not paying attention): The road is carved into thousands of grooves. When the car tire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/the-singing-highway-in-south-korea/

Man Tried to Open Bank Account with ... $1 Million Bill!

Just a month after man tried to get change for a million bucks, another one went into a bank to open an account with the same fake bill: ... Alexander D. Smith, 31, of Augusta, Ga., wasn't charged with stupidity, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/man-tried-to-open-bank-account-with-1-million-bill/

Nuclear Warhead Cozy by Elizabeth Demaray

I can only imagine that when artist Elizabeth Demaray saw a Nike-Hercules nuclear warhead sitting on its launchpad, she thought "hm, it looked kinda cold." So she created a "cozy" from 88 yards of qui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/nuclear-warhead-cozy-by-elizabeth-demaray/

The 12 Days of Kitschmas

Don't know what to get someone for Christmas? How about some really kitschy gift, like this Jesus on a motorcycle? Or a pin cushion shaped like St. Sebastian?Those, and more on Telegraph's 12 Days of Kitschmas gallery, f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/the-12-days-of-kitschmas/

Quote: Victor Borge on Santa Claus

"Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year" - Victor Borge, comedian and pianist (1909 - 2000)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/quote-victor-borge-on-santa-claus/

Emma Luna's Ceramic Terry Cloths Sculpture

If you're wondering why this stack of purple terry cloths made by artist Emma Luna is doing on Neatorama, then she'd done her job well. You see, those aren't actually cloths - it's a ceramic sculpture made to look just l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/emma-lunas-ceramic-terry-cloths-sculpture/

Should This Lottery Winner Get to Keep the Money?

Timothy Elliott may just be the unluckiest lottery winner. He beat the odds of 1 in 1,247,400 to win $1 million in a scratch ticket, but he won't beat the odd of getting busted.See, Elliott is still on probation for two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/should-this-lottery-winner-get-to-keep-the-money/

Clever Ad: Rear Windshield Wiper as Dog's Wagging Tail

Here's a clever ad from dog food brand Iams: a rear windshield decal and a prop to make the wiper looks like the dog's tail wagging!Link (with video of the ad "in action")...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/clever-ad-rear-windshield-wiper-as-dogs-wagging-tail/

Drunken Moose is Christmas Lawn Ornament in Alaska

What do you do with a bull moose, drunk on fermented crab apples, tangled in Christmas lights? Alaskan just named him "Buzzwinkle" and make him into a tourist attraction!... the juiced moose had certainly s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/drunken-moose-is-christmas-lawn-ornament-in-alaska/

Brazilian Ocelot Born

There are only 26 endangered Brazilian ocelots in American zoos. One of them was born September 23rd at the Lousiville Zoo. They named him El Conquistador. El Conquistador garnered his name when at 2 days old he wan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/brazilian-ocelot-born/

Nine Famous Jewels from the Movies

Quick -how many movies can you name with a plot that revolved around a gemstone? There have been quite a few! And you’ve probably seen most of these Nine Famous Jewels from the Movies. Whether they be real, items...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/30/nine-famous-jewels-from-the-movies/
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