Archive for January 20th, 2008

SkySail

Ships were powered by the wind for centuries, and those days may be returning! The MS Beluga, a 462ft cargo vessel, will leave Germany on Tuesday for a voyage to Venezuela. During the trip, the crew will deploy a SkySa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/skysail/

Dog vs. Balloons

(YouTube link) Simon takes on 74 balloons in an epic battle with the clock running! I didn’t count the balloons; that’s what the video description said. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/dog-vs-balloons/

Rules of Thumb

Tom Parker has published several books on “rules of thumb” over the past 25 years, and has collected even more information, which he’s turned into a collective website. A rule of thumb turns information you ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/rules-of-thumb/

End of the World: 10 Disasters that could end it all at any given second.

This article gives us scenarios that range from the familiar (nuclear war, divine intervention) to the incomprehensible (the Omega Point). In between are somethings that might not have caused you nightmares before, but m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/end-of-the-world-10-disasters-that-could-end-it-all-at-any-given-second/

Cyril Helnwein: Myths & Fairytales

Photographer Cyril Helnwein’s new exhibit is called Myths and Fairytales, which will open February 2nd at the Continental Gallery in Los Angeles. POVevolving has a sneak preview. Link -Thanks, Jeremy! You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/cyril-helnwein-myths-fairytales/

Datamancer's Steampunk Laptop

This beautiful music box can’t be found in any antique shop. Because it’s a laptop computer! This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/datamancers-steampunk-laptop/

Rapper Sean Paul's Music Triggers Seizures in Woman

Stacey Gayle suffered from a most unusual illness: the music of Jamaican rapper Sean Paul [official website | wiki] triggered her seizures!Eighteen months ago, she began to suspect that music by reggae and hip-hop ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/rapper-sean-pauls-music-triggers-seizure-in-woman/

Sicilian Reggae Star

Talking 'bout Jamaican singers, here's a story of an unlikely reggae star: a Sicilian-born reggae singer!Alberto D'Ascola, a 32-year-old policeman's son who performs as Alborosie, has conquered the Caribbean island a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/sicilian-reggae-star/

Quote: Douglas Adams on the Ingenuity of Fools

"A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams, author (1952 - 2001)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/quote-douglas-adams-on-the-ingenuity-of-fools/

Father Taped Football Jersey To Kid, Cops Not Amused

Mathew Kowald got upset at his young son when he refused to wear a Green Bay Packers jersey - so Kowald tied him up and taped a jersey on him!Sheriff's Lt. Wayne Smith said Mathew Kowald was cited for disorderly cond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/father-taped-football-jersey-to-kid-cops-not-amused/

Self-Destructing Palm Tree Flowers Every 100 Years, Then Dies

Botanists have discovered a new species of self-destructing palm tree that flowers only once every 100 years and then dies!"It's spectacular. It does not flower for maybe 100 years and when it's like this it can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/self-destructing-palm-tree-flowers-every-100-years-then-dies/

A Hamburger? That'll be 15 Million Zimbabwe Dollars, Please!

If you think your money doesn't go as far as it used to, be thankful that you're not in Zimbabwe. There, the country's central bank has issued a new 10 million Zimbabwe dollar note. The problem is, that's not enough to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/a-hamburger-thatll-be-15-million-zimbabwe-dollars-please/

Scientists Say Time is Slowing Down

Spanish scientists have come up with a new hypothesis on to explain the rate of expansion of the universe: time is - literally - slowing down! A decade ago, astronomers noticed that distant supernovae - exploding sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/scientists-say-time-is-slowing-down/

The Aerocivic

Ecomodder forum user basjoos decided to do something because of the gas price runup in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He decided to improve his 92 Civic CX car's gas mileage ... by "aero modding" it!Basjoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/the-aerocivic/

Geeky Rings

Remember the nut and bolt wedding rings for gearheads? Well, here are more of the same concept, but for geeks! Shown above are CAT 5 and Connector rings by artist Jana Brevick. Link [Flickr] - via about:blankBTW, Make ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/geeky-rings/

Museum of Broken Relationships

Did you just get dumped? Are you finding it difficult to get over that special someone who just broke up with you? Well, then - don't wallow in your misery, there is a better way: share it with the world by showcasing &q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/museum-of-broken-relationships/

Changes

(YouTube link) Hugh Atkin edited this video which makes the theme of the US presidential election clear to everyone. Music by David Bowie. -via Sadly, No!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/20/changes/
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