Archive for June 20th, 2008

Lego Death Star Set

Lego’s newest and coolest set is a 3,800 piece diorama of the Death Star from Star Wars. It builds 14 scenes and comes with 21 mini-figs. The finished size is 16 inches tall. You can pre-order this set beginning July...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/lego-death-star-set/

Merchandise 7X-100

The cola wars of the late 20th century were waged with as much strategy, secrecy, and technology as many conventional wars. When Coke was threatened by the Pepsi Challenge, they responded ten years later with Merchandise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/merchandise-7x-100/

Project Dalek

Any Dr. Who fan should check out the Dalek Project. See Daleks of all kinds, learn how to build your own Dalek, and network with other Dalek fans. We like Daleks, here at Project Dalek. We like them a lot. We want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/project-dalek/

Six Ticker-Tape Parades We Wish We Could Have Seen

Unfortunately, I've never witnessed a ticker-tape parade. I imagine a lot of us haven't; it doesn't appear that they are very common outside of New York City. I know they're around, of course, but NYC is definitely wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/six-ticker-tape-parades-we-wish-we-could-have-seen/

Brain Scientist Fascinated by Own Stroke

A few months ago, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor gave a talk at TED about how the brain works. She was researching the differences in brains of normal people to those suffering from schizophrenia and other mental illn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/brain-scientist-fascinated-by-own-stroke/

9 Things You Didn't Know About Benjamin Franklin

We probably all know that Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod or that he proposed the turkey as the national emblem of the United States.But did you know that he was related to the Folger family (of the coffee f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-benjamin-franklin/

Bizarro: Deluxe Caller I.D.

Oh, how true that is. This Bizarro comic strip hit too close to home (I've, um, done the exact same thing!). For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/bizarro-deluxe-caller-id/

Babushka Fight Club

In Soviet Russia ... babushkas aren't afraid to settle their differences with violence. Old lady violence, that is. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Freshome!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/babushka-fight-club/

Traffic Signs Quiz: Do You Know What Those Traffic Signs Really Mean?

We all know what traffic signs mean, right? Stop. Go. Yield - pretty basic stuff. But how much do you really know about traffic and road signs?Here's a little quiz by the people at USA Traffic Signs. See if you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/traffic-signs-quiz-do-you-know-what-those-traffic-signs-really-mean/

South Africa Classifies Chinese People as "Black"

The Chinese had achieved a dubious distinction in South Africa: they're officially declared as "black" by the Pretoria High Court!In a landmark ruling the Pretoria High Court accepted the Chinese as a ̶...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/south-africa-classifies-chinese-people-as-black/

Puzzle Farter

We haven't posted about a fun Flash game in a while, so it's my great honor to introduce to you the most awesome little Flash puzzle game EVAR: Puzzle Farter.Your task, should you accept it, is to guide lil' farter towar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/puzzle-farter/

Fat Cat Exercising

(YouTube link) I have no idea what product this ad is for, but I had to laugh at the fat cat. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/fat-cat-exercising/

50 Office-Speak You Love to Hate

Lucy Kellaway was on a mission to get rid of the corporatese phrase "going forward" that she hated so much, and wrote a post about it on the BBC Magazine. Her post garnered so much reaction that the BBC culled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/50-office-speak-you-love-to-hate/

The Worst General Lee Ever

In the original "The Dukes of Hazzard," The General Lee is the name given to the 1969 Dodge Charger muscle car driven by Bo and Luke. The car inspired countless imitation, but this one is particularly bad: Beho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/the-worst-general-lee-ever/

Gigantic Aquarium Tank Holds Four - FOUR! - Whale Sharks

The Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, has a fish tank so big that it's called the Kuroshio Sea. The gigantic tank is 10 m (33 ft) deep, 35 m (115 ft) wide and 27 m (89 ft) long and holds the equivalent of 3 Olympic-si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/gigantic-aquarium-tank-holds-four-four-whale-sharks/

If Jesus, Moses, Mohammad, Buddha, or Confucius Were in a Room Together, Who Would Speak First?

Over at Polls Boutique, Our pal Cliff Pickover asked the world "If Jesus, Moses, Mohammad, Buddha, and Confucius were gathered in a room, who would be the first to speak? What would he say?" You can vo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/if-jesus-moses-mohammad-buddha-or-confucius-were-in-a-room-together-who-would-speak-first/

God Went Surfing With The Devil

Photo: Bryan DerballaAlex Klein and Bryan Derballa travelled to Israel and Gaza to surf and experience life first-hand in the area filled with hate, tension, war but also vibrant culture and life. They are documenting th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/god-went-surfing-with-the-devil/

Grandfather Clock Made From Bicycle Parts

Boing Boing Gadgets blog has a neat post about Waste of Time, a functioning grandfather clock made entirely out of old bicycle parts.The contraption was made by Yedidya Vardi and Vladimir Zviagintsev, and BB Gad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/grandfather-clock-made-from-bicycle-parts/

Twittering Teddy

(Vimeo link) The folks at My Home and Verizon Vios gutted a Teddy Ruxpin and modded it to Twitter. You can listen to your Twitter feeds just by listening to the bear! But the best part is that this particular bear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/twittering-teddy/

It's All in the Presentation

(Live Leak link) Would you like a floor show with your ice cream? Ayden the treatmonger has some fun with the tourists in Istanbul. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/its-all-in-the-presentation/

Crazy Golf Cart Mods

If you can afford to ride around a golf course in your own cart, you can afford to make it look the way you want. In some places, it’s legal for these electric carts to cruise the neighborhood, and you don’t have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/crazy-golf-cart-mods/

The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go - music video

Just because the visitor reaction to the last music video I posted here was SO POSITIVE, I'm posting another one here this morning. This one is for another English act, The Ting Tings, with their tune Shut Up and Let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/the-ting-tings-shut-up-and-let-me-go-music-video/

New American Music Union: Free Tickets to a Lucky Neatorama Reader

Thanks to the good folks at American Eagle Outfitters, we have two tickets to the New American Music Union, a two-day summer music festival this August 8 & 9 in Pittsburgh, PA, for one lucky Neatorama reader.Line-up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/20/new-american-music-union-free-tickets-to-a-lucky-neatorama-reader/
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