Archive for February 4th, 2008

USB Boxer

First, computers took real-life sports and made them virtual. Now you can reverse that and bring your videogame skills to 3D. The USB Boxer plugs into your computer and responds to your keystrokes! A counter keeps trac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/usb-boxer/

Blind Tiger Receives Cataract Surgery

A one-year-old rare South China tiger at the Nanchang Zoo in Jiangxi province, China had been blind since birth, but can now see. The surgery was performed by Liu Fei, an eye surgeon with Nanchang University. Although Dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/blind-tiger-receives-cataract-surgery/

Supermarket Dominos

(YouTube link) If you’ve ever wondered why the new cookies you just bought are all broken, this might be a clue. A full six minutes of supermarket goods knocked down at "an undisclosed location" over the Christmas h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/supermarket-dominos/

The Great British Venn Diagram

Here’s a diagram that may help you learn the difference between England, Great Britain, the British Isles, and the United Kingdom. The Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom are the only two sovereign stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/the-great-british-venn-diagram/

Would you mustard my hole with a genie, baby?

"Would you mustard my hole with a genie, baby?" Well, would you? This is another Bollywood musical number video where silly sound-alike lyrics in English appear on the screen as subtitles. There was one called "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/would-you-mustard-my-hole-with-a-genie-baby/

Pies Made By ... WHAAAAT!?

Yes, that's a real restaurant. The Thunderbird Restaurant is in East Zion, Utah. The founder, Jack Morrison, spelled home made as "ho-made" back before the word "ho" got its current meaning.Found at our pal Dan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/pies-made-by-whaaaat/

The Bacon Pig

Vegetarians, avert your eyes: in our continuing series of thing sculpted out of meat (see the Meat House, Meat Ship), here's the Bacon Pig by Carl Huber of the WAREHOUSE. He said that it was "so dangerously good.&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/the-bacon-pig/

Jeongmee Yoon's Pink and Blue Project

Yerim and her things (2005)Ethan and His Blue Things (2006)When Korean artist Jeongmee Yoon's daughter would only wear pink clothes and play with pink toys, she was inspired to turn this monochromatic phenomenon into art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/jeongmee-yoons-pink-and-blue-project/

Frozen in Grand Central: an Improv Everywhere Prank

A new Improv Everywhere performance art: over 200 people frozen in place in Grand Central Station in New York!On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt. Over 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/frozen-in-grand-central-an-improv-everywhere-prank/

Giant Peach Sculpture is Just Peachy!

"Ella" is a giant sculpture made from about 24,000 peaches! It was created by BMF Sydney to advertise Ella Baché's (slogan: "Skin good enough to eat") skin care products. Link - Thanks Adam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/giant-peach-sculpture-is-just-peachy/

Incandescent Sculpture

Artist Dylan Kehde Roelofs creates individually handblown incandescent lights that appear antique and thoroughly modern at the same time. Standard pieces are for sale, and he also makes custom lights. When they burn ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/incandescent-sculpture/

How Not to Lift a Vehicle

(Break.com link) I was expecting someone to pull the truck over on top of himself, but no, no one gets hurt (I think). Still, the result is not what these guys expected! -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/how-not-to-lift-a-vehicle/

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse "In Color"

[http://youtu.be/j-zczJXSxnw] (YouTube link) We are all familiar with the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge a.k.a. "The galloping Gertie", a long suspension bridges in the U.S. state of Washington, which spans accross the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/tacoma-narrows-bridge-collapse-in-color/

Professor Gizmo

I've seen one man bands before but this guy brings it to another level. Enjoy! Link: YoutubeFunny, One Man Band, Entertainment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/professor-gizmo/

All the President's Gaffes

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency Forty-two men have occupied the office of U.S. president; if each one made only one mistake or misspoke just once during his time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/all-the-presidents-gaffes/

Funny Tech Joke: Dear Tech Support ...

This is one of the funniest geeky jokes I've read in a long time. From Miss Cellania's Tech Jokes 1.0 post, here's a guy's letter to Tech Support about his women trouble: Dear Technical Support,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/funny-tech-joke-dear-tech-support/

Robot Cupcakes: Interchangeable and Yummy

Photo: hello naomi [Flickr] Flickr user Hello Naomi created this super awesome robot cupcakes. They're super awesome because they're interchangeable and they're made out of cupcakes (duh!). Via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/robot-cupcakes-interchangeable-and-yummy/

Trivia: There's Cocaine in Almost All Dollar Bills

Trace amounts of cocaine are found in 4 out of every 5 dollar bills in circulation.The average amount of cocaine found is 16 micrograms (0.000016 gram)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/trivia-theres-cocaine-in-almost-all-dollar-bills/

Why We Shiver When Peeing

Fess up: you've always wondered why you sometimes shiver when peeing. Well, thanks to science, this oft-silently wondered but seldom asked aloud mystery is now solved:The [phenomenon of pee shivers] is an example of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/why-we-shiver-when-peeing/

Maxblaster Flashlight

Dutch optics engineer Ralf Ottow created a 38-million-candlepower homemade flashlight he called the Maxblaster. It can shoot a lightbeam 4 miles long! Powered by a pack of 54 batteries, the Maxablaster can put a brig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/maxblaster-flashlight/

Finding Chuck Norris on Google

If you're not tired of the Chuck Norris thingy, go to Google and type in "find Chuck Norris," then click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.Via Locust & Honey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/finding-chuck-norris-on-google/

Legend of Zelda on a Theremin

We've had a couple of posts about songs played on the theremin before (like the cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy). Add this one to the list: The Legend of Zelda theme.Link [embedded YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/legend-of-zelda-on-a-theremin/

Homemade Terminator Mask

Joe Slatter of The Dark Power has a pretty neat hobby: he makes pretty cool special effects, like this prosthetic Terminator make-up effects (complete with LED for that glowing eye effect!)There's even a "build log&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/homemade-terminator-mask/

Silverfish Aquarium Looks Like a Hamster Cage

The Silverfish Aquarium by Octopus Studios is like an aquarium/hamster habitat mashed together. If you fish is tired of one "pod" it can just swim to the next one through a connecting bridge!Link - via SpluchP...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/silverfish-aquarium-looks-like-a-hamster-cage/

Ben Lawson's Tentacle Heart Illustration

Ben Lawson's art is reminiscent of those vintage biology illustrations, but with a twist - like this tentacle heart (part of his "Home is where the heart is" series): Link - via Super Punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/ben-lawsons-tentacle-heart-illustration/

Quote: George Bernard Shaw on Economists

"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion." - George Bernard Shaw, author (1856 - 1950)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/quote-george-bernard-shaw-on-economists/

Thunderbird Logo "Wig"

I don't know why, but I had the sudden and irresistible urge to make a wig out of the logo of Mozilla's wonderful email application Thunderbird. Turns out, it's quite versatile! If you want it, here's the PNG file, with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/04/thunderbird-logo-wig/






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