Archive for April 9th, 2008

Moonbase Hermit Crab

(YouTube link)Striding through the moon dust with the moonbase strapped to its back, this unlikely idea reminds me of the mobile cathedrals in Absolution Gap, others suggest Howl's Moving Castle. "In a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/moonbase-hermit-crab/

Silver Y Moth Cruises at 55 m.p.h.

The world of moths is one that we'll probably never fully understand, but a recent study by Rothamsted Research brings us one step closer: Moths that fly high above our heads throughout the night are not at the me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/silver-y-moth-cruises-at-55-mph/

The frog with no lungs

A lungless frog? Sounds like a joke: I say, I say I say, my frog has no lungs. How does it breath? Glad you asked. Read on: "The first lungless frog has been discovered lurking in the jungles of Borneo.*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/the-frog-with-no-lungs/

George Takei Singing "On the Road Again"

(YouTube Link) A somewhat subtle literary joke. Previously on Neatorama: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy singing. Via Ace...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/george-takei-singing-on-the-road-again/

Man Whose House Was Hit by Five Meteorites Believes That Aliens Are Targeting Him

"I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don't know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/man-whose-house-was-hit-by-five-meteorites-believes-that-aliens-are-targeting-him/

Ads Using Trees

Nope, that's not a guy peeing on a tree. It's a cardboard ad to show the lack of public restrooms in New York City.Part of a neat compilation of "Ads using Trees" over at CrookedBrains: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/ads-using-trees/

Oh the Irony: New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" License Plates Made By Prisoners

Photo: marcn [Flickr]Prisoners in the New Hampshire state prison in Concord, New Hampshire, stamp license plates with the state's motto: "Live Free or Die."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/oh-the-irony-new-hampshires-live-free-or-die-license-plates-made-by-prisoners/

"Clockpunk" Ring

Acanthusleaf Design Studio created this ring based on a Diana Scarisbrick's book Historic Rings. In a closed position, it looks just like any other ring, but then you can "open" it up to look like a ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/clockpunk-ring/

Hair Band Quiz

The Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to match the 80s hair band with a song they did. I took one look and gave up, even though I played all these songs on the radio in the 80s. All I could think of were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/hair-band-quiz/

What Happens When You Drink & Drive

This clever public service sign about drinking and driving was found in Mumbai. This is only a detail; see the full picture at Ads of the World. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/what-happens-when-you-drink-drive/

The Vulcan Project

(YouTube link) Purdue University created this video on where the greenhouse gasses in the US are coming from, and where they go. A new, high resolution, interactive map of United States carbon dioxide emissions f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/the-vulcan-project/

Nerd Tattoo

Yet another nerd tattoo. This one in the form of HyperText Markup Language (HTML)Tattoo, nerd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/nerd-tattoo/

Price Gun Assault

70-year-old Wal*Mart employee Dennis O'Brien was arrested in Royal Palm Beach, Florida for attacking 81-year-old coworker John Esposito with a price gun. The report says Dennis O'Brien and John Esposito began argui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/price-gun-assault/

Catwalk Mishap

At the end of a fashion show, a fashion promoter falls through the catwalk and obviously hurt herself. But watch the second guy who runs to the rescue. Link: YouTubeCatwalk, Accident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/09/catwalk-mishap/
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