Archive for May 27th, 2008

Bus + Train = This

Toyota and subsidiary Hino Motors are joining forces with Japan Rail Hokkaido to develop vehicles that can drive on roads and railways. The DMV (Dual Mode Vehicle) has rubber tires and steel wheels, and can convert in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/bus-train-this/

The Tribute of the Three Cows

On July 13 of every year, there is a something curious going on at around 10 o'clock in the morning on a remote mountain of the Pyrenees: people of the Baretous Valley in Bearn, France gave the people from the Roncal Val...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/the-tribute-of-the-three-cows/

Cell Phone in the Microwave

(YouTube link) If you are still not sure that cell phones are evil, this should convince you. Don’t ever try this! -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/cell-phone-in-the-microwave/

Eight Famous OCD Sufferers

Everyone knows Howard Hughes was obsessive-compulsive (among other things) and I bet lots of us who grew up on Double Dare shudder to think of the OCD Marc Summers dealing with all of the goo and muck as the hos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/eight-famous-ocd-sufferers/

Two Stupid Criminals Pwned by Window

In a crowded field of stupid criminals, these two have got a good chance of being the stupidest ever: watch this clip from LawyerShop TV as these two doofus tried to break into a building by throwing boulders through the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/two-stupid-criminals-pwned-by-window/

Woman Came Back From the Dead After 17 Hours with No Measurable Brain Waves

After Velma Thomas' heart stopped beating three times and more than 17 hours with no measurable brain waves, her family said their goodbyes and took her off life support.Then something completely unexpected happened: she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/woman-came-back-from-the-dead-after-17-hours-with-no-measurable-brain-waves/

Beautiful Glass/Wood Computer Case by Suissa

That wood and glass contraption is actually a new PC, called "Enlighten", made by Suissa Computers who specializes in making beautiful wooden computer cases.Link Previously on Neatorama: Wooden External HD by S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/beautiful-glasswood-computer-case-by-suissa/

The Lamest James Bond Villain

After publishing the Top 10 Badass James Bond Villains, The List Universe has a short and enjoyable follow up post, this time the lamest guys Agent 007 ever had to beat up. Like this guy, for example:Nick-Nac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/the-lamest-james-bond-villain/

Optimus Prime Junk Sculpture

Thai sculptors at robot-models created this awesome ... and large, Optimus Prime metal sculpture out of junk and found object. The sculpture is over 2 m (~7 feet) tall.The company said that it will continue to make more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/optimus-prime-junk-sculpture/

Kobe Bryant Speaking Italian

Here's something I didn't know about Kobe Bryant, the 2008 NBA MVP: he speaks fluent Italian! When he was 6 years old, Kobe's father moved his family to Italy to play professional basketball there. There, Kobe learned to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/kobe-bryant-speaking-italian/

Shipping Container Architecture

Photo: Peter Aaron / Esto - via Architecture and HygieneIt's hard to believe that those ugly cargo shipping containers can make beautiful homes, but they do. WebUrbanist has a neat post about homes, offices, shopping mal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/shipping-container-architecture/

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

I <3 Futurama, and not just because the similarities between the cartton's name and this blog's. Well, the next feature-length DVD, titled The Beast with a Billion Backs, is coming out soon!Always Watching bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/futurama-the-beast-with-a-billion-backs/

Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!

On May 27th, 1937, the new Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco officially opened to pedestrian traffic. Vehicles weren’t allowed until the next day. Wired has a look at the bridge’s construction timeline stretching b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/happy-birthday-golden-gate-bridge/

Creative Bus Stops

There’s no information about here they are, but here are pictures of seven bus shelters I wouldn’t mind waiting in. Link -via Dark Roasted Blend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/27/creative-bus-stops/






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