Archive for May 9th, 2008

Wrap it up!

Dave Chappelle's (NSFW) "Wrap-it-up box!" is my favorite spoof commercial in this list of the 50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of All Time on Nerve.com. It's a great post - they've tracked down and embedded the video f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/wrap-it-up/

Cat Urine is an Aphrodisiac for Mice

Cat odor scares mice away ... and yet, it's also like an aphrodisiac. It seems like a mouse who smells like cat urine is particularly popular with the ladies!To see if a whiff of cat might serve as a mouse repellent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/cat-urine-is-an-aphrodisiac-for-mice/

Chronoton Flash Game

Remember the Flash game Cursor*10, where you get to play with your (temporally displaced) self?Here's another one of the same ilk: Chronoton by Scarybug at Kongregate.It’s about a robot that goes back in time f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/chronoton-flash-game/

Jero, the First Black Enka Singer in Japan

Twenty six year old Jero looks like he's trying to break into the music industry. With his decidedly urban, hip-hop look, you'd be forgiven if you think that he's a wannabe rapper... That is, until he starts singing!Jero...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/jero-the-first-black-enka-singer-in-japan/

Top 5 (Relatively) Quick and Geeky Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

It’s hard to buy something different for Mom when she 1) already has a lot of things, 2) doesn’t ask for anything, and 3) you’ve bought her all the traditionally sentimental gifts you can think of over the years. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/top-5-relatively-quick-and-geeky-last-minute-mothers-day-gifts/

How Much Food Are You Throwing Away?

Just exactly how much food are we throwing away uneaten? Ursula Hirschkorn, 36, of North London kept a diary for a week to discover just how much food her family throws out, and the amount is staggering:The average f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/how-much-food-are-you-throwing-away/

New Rough Guide to (Self-Important and Irritating) England

According to the new "Rough Guide to England" travel book, England is a nation of "animal-loving, tea-drinking charity donor who love nothing better than forming an orderly queue."That, and "an i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/new-rough-guide-to-self-important-and-irritating-england/

Beer-Loving, Porn-Watching, iPod-Listening Yacht Owners: California Wants to Tax You

Watch out beer-loving, porn-watching, iPod-listenin', yacht owners! The big meanie State of California is out to tax you:As state leaders hunt for politically palatable solutions to the swelling budget shortfall, some De...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/beer-loving-porn-watching-ipod-listening-yacht-owners-california-wants-to-tax-you/

Illusion Sciences

Arthur Shapiro is an associate professor at Bucknell University, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience. Now that academic obligations are winding down for the school year, he’s started a blog about opt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/illusion-sciences/

No More Gas

The NmG (No More Gas) car from Myers Motors is an electric car that can go 75 miles an hour! Plug it into a 110 or 220 volt outlet and charge it up for a few hours. The three-wheeled vehicle holds one person and has a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/no-more-gas/

WWII German Infantry Weapons

This very interesting 14 minute video demonstrates the functionality as well as the effectiveness of Germany's infantry weapons during WWII. Listed is a description of the Karabiner 98K, MP40 Machine Pistole, the fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/wwii-german-infantry-weapons/

The Most Listened To Melody in the World

If you hit the "Play" button you can listen Peppe Giorri playing this beautiful Gran Vals para Guitarra a.k.a. Valse Grande... If you listen carefully, just after the 15-second mark you'll probably...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/the-most-listened-to-melody-in-the-world/

Mudvertising for VW Touareg

Car ads usually feature cars so clean you can eat off of the hood, not one so dirty we wouldn't even dare write "wash me" with our fingers. Well, leave it to Volkswagen to advertise its Touareg SUV with ... mud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/mudvertising-for-vw-touareg/

World's First Digital Camera

In December 1975, Steve Sasson invented something that would, decades later, revolutionize photography: the world's first digital camera:It had a lens that we took from a used parts bin from the Super 8 movie camera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/worlds-first-digital-camera/

Embroidered Underwood Typewriter

Photo: blueblythemonster [Flickr]Flickr user blueblythemonster has the best craft project EVAR: a hand-dyed and embroidered felt Underwood typewriter! Actually, she has more. Lots more: LinkAnd congrats to blueblythemons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/embroidered-underwood-typewriter/

The 6 Creepiest Comic Book Characters of All Time

Not all comic book chracters are loveable or honorable, or even fathomable. The comics wouldn’t be interesting is they were! But some are so over the top, they’ve made Cracked’s list of the six creepiest. Pictured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/the-6-creepiest-comic-book-characters-of-all-time/

The Traveler's Guide to Nuclear Weapons

Have you ever considered planning your vacation around the places that made nuclear history? The Traveler's Guide to Nuclear Weapons illustrates 160 important homes, offices, laboratories, factories, mills, and bomb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/09/the-travelers-guide-to-nuclear-weapons/




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