Archive for March 30th, 2008

The Spam Fan

So what happens when the spam hit the fan, especially this fan which is actually named Spam Fan? Boggles. The. Mind.Sent to us by Neatorama reader Mr. Manson, who wrote that he found it in a pawn shop in Sau Pau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/the-spam-fan/

Hackers "Seize-rolled" Epilepsy Sufferers in a Support Forum

This incident is quite possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims: hackers uploaded a flashing computer animation to an epilepsy support forum to trigger epileptic attacks!RyAnne Fultz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/hackers-seize-rolled-epilepsy-sufferers-in-a-support-forum/

Cops Bust a (Root) Beer Kegger Party

When his friends got suspended from school sports because of photos showing them drinking from red cups, Dustin Zebro decided to mount a protest of sorts: he invited scores of kids to a kegger party, which got busted by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/cops-bust-a-root-beer-kegger-party/

Crazy Driving Experiment of the 1960s: Studying the "Attentional Demand" of Driving

In the mid 1960s, Prof John W. Senders (that's him under the helmet) and a team of psychologists wanted to study the "attentional demand" of automobile driving.So, they devised a special helmet with a movable v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/crazy-driving-experiment-of-the-1960s-studying-the-attentional-demand-of-driving/

Sweded Tron

Ah, here's the best sweded movie ever! This is the clip that has been making its round on teh Interweb: Tron, done with ... cardboard! Who'd ever thought that cardboard Light Cycles could be so awesome? (Does anyone know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/sweded-tron/

Plastic Bag Animal Street Art

Found at Wooster Collective: this creative (and non-destructive) street art by a mysterious artist who makes animals out of discarded plastic bags and ties them to subway grates. When the train rushes below, the puff of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/plastic-bag-animal-street-art/

Steam cabinet

The latest Cabinet of Curiosities blog carnival brings together all sorts of Steampunk wonders starting with the famous steam-powered wheelchair from Wild Wild West, the prop design one of the few great thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/steam-cabinet/

LEGO Planter

After Bob of TheBobBlog saw a Park Planters pot by Tristan Zimmermann, retailing for $100 (or even higher), he decided that he could do one cheaper ... with LEGO! Here's Bob's version, the LEGO Planter: Link - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/lego-planter/

The Wolverine Blog

Gideon Boomer's friend asked him to draw the X-Men character Wolverine, so he did. And now he can't stop!My friend Chuck made me draw Wolverine, so I did it and made him a mountain and an animal rights activist. One...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/the-wolverine-blog/

Greeting Cards for Inmates

Attorney Terrye L. Cheathem (really?) noticed that a niche that Hallmark isn't serving, and decided to do something about it."With more than 2.5 million people incarcerated in the Unites States today, I saw that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/greeting-cards-for-inmates/

King Kirby's comic conspiracy

The above is a great example of collision between pop culture and conspiracy theories. An upcoming talk by Kenn Thomas, one of the more level-headed conspiracy theorists, looks at the links between a story written by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/king-kirbys-comic-conspiracy/

Dean Kamen's "Luke" Arm

(YouTube link) Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, has been working on a next-generation prosthetic arm that will blow your mind. A man who lost his arms 26 years ago can now peel a banana without squishing it. Read m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/30/dean-kamens-%e2%80%9cluke%e2%80%9d-arm/






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