Archive for April 4th, 2008

Photo: Optimus Prime assembled out of tin cans

I post this for two reasons. One, it's awesome. The photo's from Matt Boulton and you can find a desktop wallpaper-sized version here. Two, I found it at Fanmode, which is my favorite toy news site and which I s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/photo-optimus-prime-assembled-out-of-tin-cans/

Mystery Fanged Fish in Utah

When a pond in Brigham City, Utah, froze over, over 4,000 fish turned up dead (officials surmised that either the pond was poisoned or it ran out of oxygen due to the thick ice).Among the dead fish was this mystery fange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/mystery-fanged-fish-in-utah/

Bizarro: The iHand

iMac, iPhone, iPod ... it's only time before someone comes up with the iHand! Here's what Dan Piraro of Bizarro envisions it to be.For more Bizarro, check out Dan's blog and website....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/bizarro-the-ihand/

Guitars from Old, Busted Video Game Consoles

TechEBlog has a neat compilation of functional guitars made from video game consoles (Nintendo FamiCom, NES, Sega Dreamcast and Genesis). Them are geeky musicians!This one is the MegaDriver, made from a broken SEGA Genes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/guitars-from-old-busted-video-game-consoles/

The Roslin Station, a Flash Game for LOST Fans

If you're a fan of the TV Series LOST then you'll probably like this Flash game, The Roslin Station.Why, it's confusing, drawn out, and most people will stop playing after just a few moments, just like the TV show. Oops,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/the-roslin-station-a-flash-game-for-lost-fans/

New Kids on the Block Returns: Not New and No Longer Kids, but They're Back!

This news is so stupendous that I had to check the date to make sure it's not April 1: New Kids on the Block boy band has reunited!They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning to the block.The boy band New Kids...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/new-kids-on-the-block-returns-not-new-and-no-longer-kids-but-theyre-back/

Google Ad Targets ... Male Virgins?

Photo: contrari-wise [Flickr] (biggify)Thanks to the laser-like focus of Google Adwords, advertisers can now target ... male virgins! (They're just World of Warcraft players ...) Found at Contrariwise Ramblings - tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/google-ad-targets-male-virgins/

Lord of the Rings, the Chat Version

In Mordor, traffic can be brutal. When Frodo needs to cast the Ring in Mount Doom, Gandalf suggested that he avoid the Plains of Rohan and take the High Mountain Pass through the Misty Mountains .... Here's Lord of the R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/lord-of-the-rings-the-chat-version/

Meatnimals

Photos: Fleischerei PahlWe've had the Meat House, the Meat Ship and the Bacon Pig before on Neatorama, so it's only natural that we feature these other "meatnimals" from the German Austrian deli/restaurant Pahl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/meatnimals/

Rainbow in Your Hand Flipbook

This flipbook by Masashi Kawamura, Rainbow in Your Hand, is so simple it's genius: as you flip through the pages, a "rainbow" appears as if by magic!Link [in Japanese] - YouTube Clip of the flipbook in action -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/rainbow-in-your-hand-flipbook/

Icy Pink Roads

It’s hard to see icy patches on the road ahead. Wouldn’t it be great if the road could signal whether it was icy? Scientists are working on a road coating that will turn pink in dangerously icy conditions! A ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/icy-pink-roads/

Happy Anniversary, Microsoft!

33 years ago, April 4, 1975, 19-year-old Bill Gates and 22-year-old Paul Allen joined forces to create a partnership called Micro-soft. The company incorporated in 1981, and went public in 1986. If you had invested in Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/happy-anniversary-microsoft/

"Weight-ism" More Widespread Than Sexism

In America, most of us believe that we shouldn't discriminate based on characteristics that people can't control (e.g. race, gender, etc.). However, we also believe that weight is something that people can contr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/weight-ism-more-widespread-than-sexism/

Phony Shirt to be Manufactured

Think Geek displayed an April Fools Day ad for a product that didn’t exist. The Personal Soundtrack Shirt has a built-in speaker and can play various mood themes to make your real life as dramatic as a movie. The item...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/phony-shirt-to-be-manufactured/

7 Weird Superheros

OMG Lists details 7 Weird Superheros Who Won't Ever Hit the Silver Screen (But Should). Would you believe Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, whose superpower is that he can pull one arm off with the other? Or the Chlorophyll Kid, who c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/7-weird-superheros/

Would you let your 9-year-old ride the subway alone?

Lenore Skenazy writes about her son’s first solo subway and bus trip in the New York Sun. He had been preparing for the chance, and knew how to read a subway map. The 9-year-old made it home just fine, but half the peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/04/would-you-let-your-9-year-old-ride-the-subway-alone/
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