Archive for March 26th, 2008

We Will Rock You

(YouTube link) There is no information on this clip, other than it's from a Japanese TV show. Maybe someone who reads Japanese can translate the screen text. I thoroughly enjoyed it. -via Metafilter Update:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/we-will-rock-you/

Wacky Japanese celebs get bitten by harmless snake

This is just another clip from that seemingly bottomless bin of crap Japanese television where they have Japanese celebrities doing stupid things on camera. Normally I hate snakes and am very fond of beautiful Japanes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/wacky-japanese-celebs-get-bitten-by-harmless-snake/

These People Should've Died ...

Forgive the background music of Sinatra's I'm Going to Live Till I Die, but take a look at this video clip of near (VERY near) misses. Sort of makes you believe that there were guardian angels watching these, um...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/these-people-shouldve-died/

Barcoded Gravestones

Japanese gravestone maker Ishi no Koe ("Voice of the Stone") is going to sell gravestones with embedded two-dimensional bar codes called QR code (common in Japan). When scanned with a QR capable cell phone, vis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/barcoded-gravestones/

Good with Numbers? Try Math Popper!

This is a great game to play with your little kids: Math Popper challenges you to add, substract and multiply by "popping" the balloon with right answer.Sure it's easy at first, but it gets harder ... and harde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/good-with-numbers-try-math-popper/

Mad Max-Worthy Custom Stilet Trike

This Stilet triket looks like it just came out of a post-apocalyptic Escape from New York, but it's actually a very clever paint job by Luber Custom:What looks like rusty metal body panels is really just an airbrushe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/mad-max-worthy-custom-stilet-trike/

Kitty Cat Dance

You may have seen this before (it's from way back in 2005), but it was new to me: the famous Kitty Cat Dance. Why? Why not (plus it's better than being rickrolled - kittyrolled!)Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/kitty-cat-dance/

The Subway Car Room by Michal Tatarkiewicz

For his art exhibition, Michal Tatarkiewicz turned a room into the inside of a subway car! Link | Michal's website - via Core 77...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/the-subway-car-room-by-michal-tatarkiewicz/

Seven Places to Check Out (If You're Ever In Iowa)

My friends and I are planning a long weekend this summer. Cancun? Florida? California? Nope. We're going to spend four or five days wandering around Iowa. It all started when we were talking a couple of weeks ago...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/seven-places-to-check-out-if-youre-ever-in-iowa/

Playing Tennis on Water

Are Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, two of the world's best tennis players, so great that they can walk on water? Well, almost: they played tennis on water on a specially constructed tennis court on top of a swimming p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/playing-tennis-on-water/

What do you know about umbrellas?

You know what they say about March: In like a lion, out like a lamb. March is National Umbrella Month. In honor of the occasion, the Luchtime Quiz today at mental_floss is on umbrellas. I scored 80%. http://www.mentalf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/what-do-you-know-about-umbrellas/

Candidates and their Relatives

Genealogists Christopher Child and Gary Boyd Roberts have spent three years tracing th family trees of the US presidential candidates. The results are interesting. Barack Obama’s distant cousins include President Georg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/candidates-and-their-relatives/

High Heel Race Leads to Legal Trouble

41-year-old Garrett A. Dalton of Naugatuck, Connecticut entered a radio station contest to win Hannah Montana tickets last year. He had to run a 40-yard dash in high heels carrying an egg on a spoon. The bad news: he did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/high-heel-race-leads-to-legal-trouble/

Rug Glows with Each Step

It only makes sense: a rug that lights up when you walk on it. They call it Footlume. "The glow that the rug emits is very soft," said co-inventor Leona Dean, of London South Bank University, who also noted the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/rug-glows-with-each-step/

Paint on Solar Power!

Dave Worsley and a team of engineers at Swansea University were researching ways to protect steel when they hit on the idea of painting sheets of steel with solar cell paint. The idea is to coat every piece of steel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/paint-on-solar-power/

That Didn’t Take Long

21-year-old Frank Singleton of West Palm Beach, Florida was released Tuesday from being jailed on a trespassing charge. He immediately tried to carjack a Nissan in the jail's visitors parking lot! He grabbed the keys fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/26/that-didnt-take-long/
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