Archive for May 31st, 2008

Octopus Jewelry

Etsy seller OctopusMe has metal jewelry made from real octopi octopusses. I’m not sure I want to know how it’s done. Tentacles hanging from your earlobes would be an instant conversation starter. Link -via Dump Tru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/octopus-jewelry/

Ice Sauna

Ice is a great insulator, as attested to by anyone who has visited an igloo. English Russia has a video report of a hot sauna built from ice! If that isn’t weird enough, you’ll see a builder chinking the cracks with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/ice-sauna/

What the CIA Learned From Get Smart

Wired has a gallery of some of the stranger gadgets the CIA developed since the 1940s. "Many of the devices first seen in movies and on TV actually came about," says Robert Wallace, former head of the CIA's cover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/what-the-cia-learned-from-get-smart/

Billboards With Cameras Bring Us One Step Closer to 'Minority Report'

Advertising has always been an enterprise fraught with uncertainty. How can you know if all that money you're paying is actually making you a return? Who's actually even giving your advertisements a look? And are those p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/billboards-with-cameras-bring-us-one-step-closer-to-minority-report/

Tennis for Two

(YouTube link) You might think that videogames began with Pong, but here’s one that dates back fifty years! Way back in 1958, William Higinbotham invented Tennis For Two to liven up visitor day at Brookhaven Na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/tennis-for-two/

Tiny Needle Felted Birds

Leanne makes itty-bitty needle felted birds and nests that look like the real thing (only smaller). In this picture, you see cardinals, a goldfinch, a chickadee, and some robins, among others. The entire nest is only f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/31/tiny-needle-felted-birds/






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