Archive for January 22nd, 2008

Corkscrew Cups for Space Drinking

Imagine drinking from a “cup” shaped like a corkscrew made up of ribbon. It doesn’t sound easy, but it could make drinking much easier in space. In microgravity conditions, liquid breaks up into globules which tend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/corkscrew-cups-for-space-drinking/

Woman Finds Her Former Boss is Her Father

When 40-year-old Tran Thi Kham traveled to Taiwan to search for her long lost father, she only had a few mementos as clues, a gold ring and a picture of a young man. She took several jobs, one of which was to care for an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/woman-finds-her-former-boss-is-her-father/

Traffic Light Birdhouse

Now you can control the bird traffic in your backyard with a neat wooden birdhouse that looks like a traffic light. This traffic-sign yellow birdhouse includes an entrance in each "light," three shelves for nest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/traffic-light-birdhouse/

The Human Washing Machine

It's another one of those crazy Japanese miming things. Here we have a bunch a people dressed up in rags and locked up in a giant fake washing machine, and a girl doing some good ol' Judo moves to create the washing effe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/the-human-washing-machine/

Psychopaths

Roughly one in every 100 men (or 300 women) is a psychopath. Do you know one? In the public imagination, a "psychopath" is a violent serial killer or an over-the-top movie villain, as one sometimes might suspect Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/psychopaths/

2008's most desirable eco-gadgets

A high-definition TV that requires less electricity than a 100 watt lightbulb. USB hubs and webcams that contain no plastic at all. Music players and flashlights that you wind up. And batteries that run on water. These e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/2008s-most-desirable-eco-gadgets/

The Battle of the Movie Weapons

The previously-linked article Top 50 Fictional Weapons drew much disagreement and conflicting opinions. Now we hear that 20th Century Fox commissioned a survey in which 2,000 moviegoers were asked which was their favorit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/the-battle-of-the-movie-weapons/

10 Diets You Probably Want to Avoid

1. The Milk Diet Even the most die-hard enemy of osteoporosis would probably find it difficult to drink three quarts of milk a day. Not Benito Mussolini. A large portion of his diet consisted sol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/10-diets-you-probably-want-to-avoid/

Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delight Papercraft

Atom of Glue2 chronicle created these awesome papercraft sculptures of characters from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delight triptych: Link - via Bibi's Box Update 1/23/07: The bird with the lette...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/hieronymus-boschs-the-garden-of-earthly-delight-papercraft/

The Backyard Cat: "Ball and Chain" for Your Cat

Remember the medieval ball and chain used to restraint a prisoner in a dungeon? Well, here's a pet product that used the same concept ... for cats! Backyard Cat works by disturbing your cat's balance when attempting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/the-backyard-cat-ball-and-chain-for-your-cat/

Trivia: Food that are Toxic to Parrots

Chocolate, coffee, onions and avocados are highly toxic to parrots and can be fatal....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/trivia-food-that-are-toxic-to-parrots/

Krylon Kozy

Attention graffiti "artists": don't let a little cold weather stop you from vandalizing, er .... expressing yourself on private properties! Keep your spray paint warm and cozy with this Krylon Kozy by Nicole Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/krylon-kozy/

A Personal "Annual Report"

Every year, Nicholas Felton of Feltron creates a "annual report" of what happened to him or what he did that year. It's sort of a diary, but set in a corporate annual report format! Here's the Feltron 2007 Annu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/a-personal-annual-report/

The New American Dictionary Security/Fear Edition

Boston art performance group The Institute for Infinitely Small Things just launched a new book called The New American Dictionary Security/Fear Edition:The New American Dictionary is a humorous, pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/the-new-american-dictionary-securityfear-edition/

Cell Phone Signal Can Cause Bad Sleep

Can't sleep? Maybe it's your cell phone's fault (and it doesn't even involve ringing in the middle of the night): a recent study by scientists at the Wayne State University showed that prolonged exposure to cell phone si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/cell-phone-signal-can-cause-bad-sleep/

Divorce by SMS (This Time in Egypt)

In Egypt, there's another way cell phones can give you a big headache: divorce by SMS.Here's the story of a Cairo woman whose husband divorced her by ... text message! She and her husband, an Egyptian army officer aw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/divorce-by-sms-this-time-in-egypt/

Meat House

Mere words cannot describe how awesome this is: a house made of meat! Joel Richards of Easyjo and friends built this artery-clogging house out of sausages, bacons and bread crumbs held together by kebab stakes and baked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/meat-house/

Government Declared Pantomime Props that Look Like Weapons Dangerous and Must be Kept Under Lock and Key. The World is Safe Again!

Pantomime props that look like weapons are dangerous. In fact they're so dangerous, says Britain's Health and Safety Executive, that they have to be locked up:Pantomime troupe has been ordered to keep its toy weapons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/government-declared-pantomime-props-that-look-like-weapons-dangerous-and-must-be-kept-under-lock-and-key-the-world-is-safe-again/

How R2-D2 Got Its Name

How did R2-D2 get its name? SlashFilm has the answer:Rumor has it that George Lucas and a co-worker were editing American Graffiti, when a co-worker asked Lucas for “Reel Two, Dialog Two”, which is abbrev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/how-r2-d2-got-its-name/

Quote: Elbert Hubbard on Machines

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." - Elbert Hubbard, Americna philosopher and writer (1856 - 1915)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/quote-elbert-hubbard-on-machines/

Anti-Alcohol Ad Campaigns

To show the isolating consequences of being caught drink driving (or drunk driving for us Yanks) last Christmas, ad agency Leo Burnett London created this image of an actual convicted drunk driver trapped under a giant u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/22/anti-alcohol-ad-campaigns/




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