Archive for December 5th, 2007

The Geology of the Delphic Oracle.

The first-century Greek historian Plutarch was a priest of the Delphic oracle and personally responsible for interpreting her prophecies. According to his first-person account, the ecstatic trances in which the oracle, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/the-geology-of-the-delphic-oracle/

Mass Attack - Addictive Flash Game

Mass Attack is a highly addictive flash game where your goal is to even scales by dropping weights in the right size on them. Busy getting things done in time for Christmas? Don't click the link. LinkGame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/mass-attack-addictive-flash-game/

How To Make Your Own Lock Picks (Video)

A video tutorial on how to make you own lockpicks. If you're going to try your new tools out, you might want to take a look at these videos first: How to Escape a Handcuff Handcuffs, Handcuffs, Whatcha Gon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/how-to-make-your-own-lock-picks-video/

Boombox Cat House

Some creative person has taken the time to build a neat cat house that looks like a ghetto blaster. What do you think your cat would prefer, taking a nap in a boombox or roll around on a Cat Spa? Linkcats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/boombox-cat-house/

Tommy's 12 Days of Christmas

Joel Veitch {wiki} of Rathergood is a big supporter of Tommy's Charity, a UK-based foundation funding research into miscarriages, stillbirths, and premature births. Last year he created the ultra-silly animation Tommy'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/tommys-12-days-of-christmas/

Holiday Survival Kit

As Alex quoted George Burns a while back "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." That doesn't happen during the holidays. Be prepared. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/holiday-survival-kit/

1984, Blade Runner, soft drinks and you

If George Orwell or Philip K. Dick could have engineered the flavor and color of a new variety of Mountain Dew, what would their products be like? This seems to be the theme behind a strange new marketing push by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/1984-blade-runner-soft-drinks-and-you/

Red State Update: Evel Knievel R.I.P.

Wherein Jackie and Dunlap lament the passing of one of America's great redneck idols who is now in heaven "jumping over angel buses." (Rated R). YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/red-state-update-evel-knievel-rip/

Sexy Beijing: Bad Boys of Beijing

I love the ongoing "Sexy Beijing" YouTube series starting Anna Sophie "Su Fei" Loewenberg, a nice Jewish girl from the US who is living and working in Beijing. Sexy Beijing is a documentary series that explores the li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/sexy-beijing-bad-boys-of-beijing/

Doctors Baffled By Green Sweat

Doctors in China admit they are baffled after a man began to perspire green sweat. Cheng Shunguo, 52, of Wuhan city, says his sweat turned green in the middle of November. "I noticed that my underwear and bed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/doctors-baffled-by-green-sweat/

Virtual Balls

I don’t know what this is, or how to adequately describe it. It's pretty and interactive. It’s from Adobe Japan, and I don’t read Japanese. If you do, maybe you can find out something about it. Go take a look. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/virtual-balls/

Christmas Tree Farm Robbed by Grinch

The owner of a Christmas tree farm in east Tennessee found that someone had sawed off the tops of 28 large Christmas trees that were ready for market. The thief took about six feet of each tree, leading authorities to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/christmas-tree-farm-robbed-by-grinch/

Calorie Counting Beer Mug

This Japanese beer mug has a scale that tells you how many calories you are consuming while you try to enjoy your glass of beer. 300ml equals 150cal, according to the mug. LinkBeer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/calorie-counting-beer-mug/

Flickr Online Photo Editor

The Flickr online photo community has announced a partnership with the Picnik online photo editing company. The Picnik/Flickr collaboration works similarly to other 3rd party services who’ve built additional t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/flickr-online-photo-editor/

R2-D2 Translator

Ever wondered what that trash can-shaped droid is beeping about in the Star Wars movies? Here's your chance to find out. The online "R2-D2 Translator" lets you type in a word (30 characters max) and get it translated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/r2-d2-translator/

Shoe Tester.

Circa 1938, originally featured in Mechanix Illustrated. From Modern Mechanix via Gimcrack, which is frequently NSFW. Those are some serious old lady shoes!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/shoe-tester/

Man Banned From Breaking Wind in a Club

A social club in Devon UK, has banned a 77-year-old man from breaking wind while indoors. Maurice Fox received a letter from Kirkham Street Sports and Social Club in Paignton asking him to consider his actions, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/man-banned-from-breaking-wind-in-a-club/

Court Orders Tweety, Donald Duck, Other Toons to Witness Stand

The above pictured is cute Tweety X Roen Jeans, a resin figure which you can order here. Tweety Bird may get a chance to take the witness stand and sing like a canary. An Italian court ordered the animated bird, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/court-orders-tweety-donald-duck-other-toons-to-witness-stand/

56 Geeks

Scott Johnson of ExtraLife created a poster identifying 56 Geeks. You may recognize some of your friends here! Link to an image of the full poster. Link to order. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/56-geeks/

Neatorama and mental_floss: Show Off Your Smarts and Win a Free T-Shirt!

Get out your thinking cap and get ready to win free stuff because this week Neatorama and mental_floss are teaming up to challenge you to SHOW OFF YOUR SMARTS!Each day we'll throw out a topic and all you have to do is co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/05/neatorama-and-mental_floss-show-off-your-smarts-and-win-a-free-t-shirt/
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