Archive for May 4th, 2008

The Beating Heart Fountain

Here's something you don't see everyday...a blood spewing fountain! Now I'm no artist (or should I be saying it like this: arteest?) but I would love to see this in real life on a gigantic scale. Not e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/the-beating-heart-fountain/

Trivia: When Watching "Lunatics" Was Entertainment

The Interior of Bedlam, from A Rake's Progress by William Hogarth (1763)In the 18th century, watching and taunting "lunatics" in an asylum was a popular form of entertainment.The cost of admission at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/trivia-when-watching-lunatics-was-entertainment/

How Its Users Help Nokia Innovate

Remember the brouhaha when Apple told a third-grader to get lost when she wrote a letter to Steve Jobs about her ideas to improve the iPod? Well, compare that to how Nokia treats its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/how-its-users-help-nokia-innovate/

Timothy Horn's "Medusa" Jellyfish Lamp

Medusa (2006) by Timothy HornDetails of Medusa from underneathInspired by the illustrations of the 19th century German Zoologist Ernst Haeckel [wiki], Australian artist Timothy Horn created this 9 ft wide "jellyfish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/timothy-horns-medusa-jellyfish-lamp/

Mac Command Poster

Christopher David Ryan of Atmostheory created these nifty posters, titled Commands, that seem to make sense to Mac users ;)Link - via Apartment Therapy Unplugged...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/mac-command-poster/

R2-D2 Projector is Super Swell!

This has got to be the ultimate gadget for Star Wars lover: the R2-D2 Projector, complete with built-in DVD, iPod dock, and Millenium Falcon remote control!Link - via Star Wars Blog | R2-D2 Projector in Action v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/r2-d2-projector-is-super-swell/

"Legal Weed" Beer is Illegal According to Feds

Vaune Dillmann, a craft brewer from Weed, California, thought that he got a cute marketing gimmick by labeling his beer bottle caps after the name of his town ("Try Legal Weed"). B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/legal-weed-beer-is-illegal-according-to-feds/

Retirement Home for Elephants

Elephants are expensive to feed and care for, and many of India’s elephants earn their living with years of hard work. Then after the elephants are too old for labor, they are often neglected or cast aside due to their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/retirement-home-for-elephants/

Naturmobil

Abdolhadi Mirhejazi of Dubai has built a one-horsepower vehicle, but it’s not your average horse and buggy! This fully-enclosed cart has the horse in back, walking on a treadmill. The treadmill not only powers the ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/naturmobil/

Flame Warriors

Nitpick compensates for his limited fighting ability by pouncing on points that are only marginally relevant to the discussion. For example, if his opponent in a sports forum conflict casually mentioned the Cubs' 4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/flame-warriors/

Man Wanted to Change Name to "In God We Trust"

School bus driver and amateur artist Steve Kreuscher of Zion, Chicago, wanted to change his name legally to "In God We Trust":Kreuscher says the new name would symbolize the help God gave him through tough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/man-wanted-to-change-name-to-in-god-we-trust/

Building Your Own (Functional) Iron Man Suit

With all the hoopla about Iron Man, DVICE blog wonders if we can actually build a real Iron Man suit. Step one is to check out what history has to offer, and that's Hardiman exoskeleton for humans:Before we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/building-your-own-functional-iron-man-suit/

Mooning the Speed Camera

This guy probably thought it was a good idea at the time: mooning the speed camera ...A front seat car passenger was photographed baring his backside at a speed camera in Northumberland. [...] His behaviour has been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/mooning-the-speed-camera/

Fish's Last Meal Sprang Back to Life

When angler John Berzins and guide Al Simson of Kettafly hooked a saratoga fish, they didn't expect to find a skink - the fish's last meal - inside its mouth. And they certainly didn't expect the partially digested skink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/fishs-last-meal-sprung-back-to-life/

Keyboards May Be Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

UK Consumer group Which? conducted the test that showed keyboards may actually be dirtier than a toilet seat:Out of 33 keyboards swabbed, four were regarded as a potential health hazard and one harboured five times m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/keyboards-may-be-dirtier-than-a-toilet-seat/

California Teacher Fired for Not Signing Loyalty Oath

Wendy Gonaver lost her teaching job at Cal State Fullerton one day before class was scheduled to begin, because she refused to sign a loyalty oath swearing to "defend" the U.S. and California constitutions &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/04/california-teacher-fired-for-not-signing-loyalty-oath/






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