Archive for June 4th, 2008

Redneck Racing Simulation

When Nicolas Nova of Pasta&Vinegar blog was doing an ethnographical research about game controllers, he ran into this beauty: a redneck contraption for racing simulations!How to turn a chair into a speedy car-sim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/redneck-racing-simulation/

Best Mario Cake Ever!

This has got to be the best Mario cake ever! Created by Su Yin of The Journal of a Girl who Loves to Cook blog. It took her two weeks to brainstorm and 3 days to make the cake.Link (including photos from the various stag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/best-mario-cake-ever/

Pillow Ring

Got a long boring meeting? Don't get caught dozing empty handed, prepare yourself with this "Pilo Pilo" mini cushion ring from Downstairs Studio. This pillow ring lets you lean your face comfortably on a soft c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/pillow-ring/

The Death Star of Cat Litter Boxes

Having three cats means living with three sets of cat poo, sometimes more when the kitties go twice a day. So soniaz of Unplggd blog decided to get the Litter Robot, the Death Star of self-cleaning litter boxes. Here's w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/the-death-star-of-cat-litter-boxes/

Antibacterial Wipes May Actually Spread, Not Kill, Bacteria

Microbiologist Gareth Williams at Cardiff University, UK, discovered something disturbing about antibacterial wipes: they may actually spread drug-resistant bacteria rather than kill them!The research, which focused on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/antibacterial-wipes-may-actually-spread-not-kill-bacteria/

Cherry, Cherry

Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is about musical cherries. It could be an artist or a song title or something else, but there are more of them than I could come up! I scored 80%. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/cherry-cherry/

Jim Davis Ponders Garfield Minus Garfield

Dan Walsh publishes Garfield comic strip at his site Garfield Minus Garfield with one difference -he takes out all the characters except Jon (featured previously at Neatorama). Garfield creator Jim Davis calls the creati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/jim-davis-ponders-garfield-minus-garfield/

2008 Needles in the Head

Dr. Wei Sheng has Olympic fever, and he’s displaying his support by sticking 2008 needles into his head! In a bizarre publicity stunt, Dr Wei Sheng pierced the decorative needles in his head, face, hands and ches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/2008-needles-in-the-head/

The Truth About Internet Dating

Internet dating: The entire story is told in one cartoon. It warmed my heart, then brought a tear to my eye (sorta), because it’s so true. I would like to know who the artist is. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/the-truth-about-internet-dating/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #2

Hooray! It's time for the highly anticipated Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #2 on Neatorama!You can win a Free Tokyoflash watch of your choosing: all you have to do is answer these three questions. Clues are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-2/

Numb Nut?

This got me laughing. Here is Sameer Mishra who won the Scripps 2008 National Spelling Bee. These kids get tough words but this word stumped Sameer ... at least for a short moment. Link: YouTubeFunny, words, Spell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/numb-nut/

10 Operas You Didn't Know You Already Like

If the word "opera" brings an image of a fat lady singing and sends you running away, you're missing out. Many operas are so famous that they've entered into pop culture. In fact, you probably already know more about ope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/10-operas-you-didnt-know-you-already-like/

Obama Clinches the Democratic Nomination for President

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama (Photo: vargas2040)So, it has happened: a last-minute rush of Democratic superdelegates clinched Senator Barack Obama the party's nomination for President.We don't typically post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/obama-clinches-the-democratic-nomination-for-president/

Quote: John Kenneth Galbraith on the Truth About Organizations

"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone." - John Kenneth Galbraith, economist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/quote-john-kenneth-galbraith-on-the-truth-about-organizations/

Beautiful Photos of Highway Interchanges in Japan

Photo: Ken OHYAMA [Flickr]Photographer Ken Ohyama is one talented guy: he turned things as mundane as highway interchanges into amazing works of photographic art.Link [Flickr photoset] - via Pink Tentacle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/beautiful-photos-of-highway-interchanges-in-japan/

The Machine That Changed the World

Andy Baio of Waxy, Simon Willison, and Jesse Legg have tracked down and digitized a 1992 documentary The Machine That Changed the World, a tour of computing before the Web:The Machine That Changed the World...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/04/the-machine-that-changed-the-world/






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