Archive for April 28th, 2008

Neo Cube

(YouTube link) If I had one of these, I’d never get anything done because I’d spend all my time fidgeting with it! http://www.shop.theneocube.com/category.sc;jsessionid=D97C4CB0460924556B16348FD7E7C1BC.qscstrfrnt0...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/neo-cube/

Refuse to Carry Frenchmen and Dogs ...

Photo: Club.chinaren.comThere was an anti-France/anti-Carrefour/anti-Tibetan independence protest in China over the weekend (Carrefour is a large supermarket chain based out of France), and this taxi driver was quick to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/refuse-to-carry-frenchmen-and-dogs/

The Toughest Race on Earth: The Sahara Marathon

If you think that running the marathon is tough, that's cakewalk as compared to this: Marathon Des Sables, or Marathon of the Sand, 156 miles over 7 days (that's like running 6 marathons back to back) ... across the Saha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/the-toughest-race-on-earth-the-sahara-marathon/

Schubahuahua? Schihuaba? Here's a Chihuahua Scuba Diver!

Meet Mondex, a 5-year-old chihuahua that just won a dog fashion show in the Philippines ... by dressing up as a scuba diver! Five-year-old Mondex wore a four-legged wetsuit, air bottle, four little flippers and goggl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/schubahuahua-schihuaba-heres-a-chihuahua-scuba-diver/

Cigarettea: Tea Bags Shaped Like Cigarettes

Don't smoke your cigarettes ... drink 'em! Here's an idea so crazy it's brilliant: Cigarettea by Schnaider.Cigarettea are tea bags that look like cigarettes. All you have to do is dip one in a cup of hot water and let it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/cigarettea-tea-bags-shaped-like-cigarettes/

Get Ready: Oil May Hit $10 a Gallon in Just a Couple of Years!

Think that gas prices are high? According to Dan Dorfman of The New York Sun, we may be seeing much higher gas prices in just three years. How high? Try $10 a gallon.The forecasts calling for a jump to between $7 and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/get-ready-oil-may-hit-10-a-gallon-in-just-a-couple-of-years/

Five People Killed By Their Own Inventions

Can you imagine putting years of time, effort and money into a life-changing invention that you think will: a) Make you tons of money b) Make you famous c) Change the world d) All of the above And instead, your a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/five-people-killed-by-their-own-inventions/

Free Tibet Flag ... Made in China!

Oh the irony! Thousands of the Snow Lion Flag or the "Free Tibet" flags turned out to be ... made in China!Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/free-tibet-flag-made-in-china/

Tetris + Arm Wrestling = Tresling!

What do you get when you cross tetris with arm wrestling? Behold the next revolution in video game by Tom Gerhardt: Tresling!They said it couldn't be done. Mixing Tetris and arm wrestling... not possible. But just li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/tetris-arm-wrestling-tresling/

The Shipping Container Building

Remember the post on the Shipping Container House in Wellington, New Zealand? Well, Neatorama reader Marten told us about entire buildings built from shiping containers in the Netherlands.A little search brought me to Ke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/the-shipping-container-building/

The Hannah Montana Photo Controversy

A controversy had erupted over the photo of the 15-year-old teen superstar Miley Cyrus (better known as Hannah Montana): One photo shows Cyrus topless but clutching a sheet to her chest, her bare back exposed, lookin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/the-hannah-montana-photo-controversy/

Happy 50th Birthday, Conveyor Belt Sushi!

Wouldn't you know it, the conveyor belt sushi is 50 years old this month! Yoshiaki Shiraishi (1914-2001) opened the first conveyor belt sushi Mawaru Genroku Sushi in Osaka in 1958. The concept has revolutionised the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/happy-50th-birthday-conveyor-belt-sushi/

Rad 80s Fads

Today lunchtime quiz at mental_floss is on the fads of the 80s. Do you remember these? I scored a horrible 50%. Although I was around in the 80s, the questions seem to be aimed toward people who were very young*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/rad-80s-fads/

Uno Motorcycle

A motorcycle with one wheel? No, it just looks that way. The Uno has two wheels, side by side. It runs on electricity and is controlled by body language. The only controls are an on-off switch. To go forward, you lean fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/uno-motorcycle/

16 Abandoned & Decaying Hotels From Around The World

It’s a pity that marvelous old architecture is left to rot, often due to lack of funds for repairs. But there’s beauty to be found in the ruins, as you’ll see in this collection of abandoned hotels from all over....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/16-abandoned-decaying-hotels-from-around-the-world/

Irony or Hypocrisy?

This image was found at WTF?!urls, where it is followed by a rousing discussion on the definition of irony. http://wtfurls.com/pics-images/130/wtf-how-ironic -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/irony-or-hypocrisy/

Childhood Fears

Photographer Joshua Hoffline stages his photos like small movie sets. The results are ever so creepy! I believe that the horror story is ultimately concerned with the imminence and randomness of death, and the imp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/childhood-fears/

Iron Man Redesigned by Fans

In honor of the upcoming Iron Man movie and the new monthly comic series by writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca, Project: Rooftop and Westfield Comics held the Iron Man: Invincible Upgrade fan-art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/iron-man-redesigned-by-fans/

The Source of Women's Extra Housework: Their Husbands!

University of Michigan researchers have just discovered the reason why married women always have so much housework to do: their husbands!A new study from the University of Michigan shows that having a husband creates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/the-source-of-womens-extra-housework-their-husbands/

Babies Laughing, the Video Compilation

Y'know, it's only after I became a father that I truly - and I mean truly - appreciate a baby's laughter. There's nothing like it in the world.I'd say that a baby's laugh is proof that God exists and that he loves us, ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/babies-laughing-the-video-compilation/

Did It Claw Its Way Out?

Last month, Julia Di Sieno of the Animal Rescue Team in California noticed a dead sharp-shinned hawk while driving. But it was no ordinary dead hawk: it had a small bird claw protruding out of its chest, a small songbird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/did-it-claw-its-way-out/

Ultimate Summer '08 Movie Guide

This summer, over 50 movies are slated to be released - and keeping track of them all is a big chore. Fortunately, the good folks at Always Watching have put out a guide on which movies to watch and which to skip.I'm loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/28/ultimate-summer-08-movie-guide/
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