Archive for March 18th, 2008

Monobrow of the Week

Monobrow.com is a website that celebrates "the unity of eyebrows." It thinks that people with one eyebrow (isn't that used to be called unibrow?) are cool ;)My favorite is their Mono Bro of the Week: This one i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/monobrow-of-the-week/

Ferrari Testarossa Go-Kart

You're looking at the 1986 Ferrari Testarossa ... go-kart! The toy car is powered by a 5 HP Briggs & Stratton motor with 2 speed automatic transmission. It comes with working retractable headlights and turn signals,...

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DIY Homopolar Motor

This looks like fun: make your own homopolar motor made from only a battery, a magnet and a copper wire!See it in action: Link (embedded YouTube) | More info at Dangerously Fun | Homopolar Motor in Wikipedia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/diy-homopolar-motor/

Beware of ... Grabby Cactus?

Flickr user yusheng snapped this photo of a weird sign in the Taipei Zoo. Apparently, the sign warned visitors to watch out for mischevious monkey hands, but I think what it really meant was no acupuncture. Either that o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/beware-of-grabby-cactus/

Armed America: Photos of Gun Owners in Their Homes

Jim and Nicky with his Taurus .38 snub nose special, Colt 380-Auto, Pony Pocketlite and Sig Sauer P232 .380. (Photo: Kyle Cassidy)Jim: When I was diagnosed with cancer I found myself and my family in need of protecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/armed-america-photos-of-gun-owners-in-their-homes/

The Legless Acrobat

Meet Eli Bowen, a man born in 1844 with feet but without legs (he was born with feet attached directly to his pelvis). Despite of this, Eli strived to live an extraordinary life: see, he wanted to be ... an acrobat! *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/the-legless-acrobat/

The Silent Smoke Detector Sprays Wasabi in the Air

If you've ever eaten sushi, then you'll know that a little dab of wasabi (or Japanese horseradish) goes a looooong way.Now, a company in Japan has created a prototype silent smoke alarm for people with hearing disabiliti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/the-silent-smoke-detector-sprays-wasabi-in-the-air/

Fallas Festival Street Lights

After Juergen of Random Good Stuff blog moved to Valencia, Spain, he started a new blog about the city.This photo above is from the annual competition of lights, where the residents of a street named Calle Sueca apparent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/fallas-festival-street-lights/

The Booze Test: Do You Know Your Liquor?

Not being a big drinker and all (I can count with my one hand how many alcoholic drinks I've had last year), I was surprised that I scored pretty darn high on The Booze Test.If you can tell your vodka from your gin, then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/the-booze-test-do-you-know-your-liquor/

Star Trek Full Webisodes on CBS

CBS has just launched webisodes of Star Trek: The Original Series seasons 1, 2, and 3. They're all full-length features, all you have to do is sit through an occasional 30 second ad before the launch of the clip. Also av...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/star-trek-full-webisodes-on-cbs/

Writers Who Suffered From the Sylvia Plath Effect

I'm in a book club (we're looking for a quirky-yet-clever name for ourselves if anyone has any suggestions) and last week we discussed The Bell Jar. It's one of those books we all felt we should have read at some point...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/writers-who-suffered-from-the-sylvia-plath-effect/

New Dance Craze: Le Tabarnak

One leg must be raised in the air. Click play or go to Link....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/new-dance-craze-le-tabarnak/

USB Engagement Ring

The geekiest engagement ring ever! Jennifer Flume designed this USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring. The idea is that two people can exchange information by connecting the rings (photos, messages, or othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/usb-engagement-ring/

Free Cell

I knew the game FreeCell was addictive, but I didn’t know it was so old! Early versions of the card game may date back as far as 1945, with developments made between 1968 and 1977. Grow-A-Brain has an overview of the h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/free-cell/

Striped Icebergs

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/striped-icebergs/

Baby Gorilla

(YouTube link) This adorable baby gorilla was rejected by her mother. Now six weeks old and named Tia, she is being fostered by employees at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Hythe, Kent. http://www.mirror.co.uk/new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/baby-gorilla/

The Flock of Mullets

This is just silly. But it made me laugh! Created by comedian Dan Allen. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/the-flock-of-mullets/

Regrowing Human Limbs

Salamanders can regrow limbs after they are torn off; why can’t humans do the same? Many years ago studies in the laboratory of our colleague Susan V. Bryant at the University of California, Irvine, demonstrated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/regrowing-human-limbs/

Caption Monkey 24: Cutest Car EVAR!

Found at Oobject | Wikipedia entry If only all microcars are this cute! That's the Brütsch Mopetta, a single seat, 3-wheeled roadster that can zoom up to 45 km/h (28 mph). Only 14 were ever made.The prize for this w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/caption-monkey-24-cutest-car-evar/

Neatorama Update: A Lil' Upgrade

Does Neatorama look different? That's because we've just completed an upgrade to Neatorama's look and feel (it went pretty smoothly, thanks Wordpress!) Hopefully you guys will like these two new features: Single post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/18/neatorama-update-a-lil-upgrade/




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