Archive for July 28th, 2008

Adam Koford's Woot T-Shirt

Our pal Adam "Ape Lad" Koford of Hobotopia has a neat shirt for sale at shirt.woot.com - it's titled "Death Has Keen Eyesight" and it's yours for only $10 (including shipping - how do they do that? Mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/adam-kofords-woot-t-shirt/

Twitter Fortune Cookies

Photo: Neven Mrgan [Flickr]I suspect Neven Mrgan is a genius: he's turning some of the best tweets from famous twitterers (is that a word?) into fortune cookies! (Who wouldn't want Merlin Mann's tweets after some satisfy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/twitter-fortune-cookies/

Interactive Table: Dangerous Australian Animals

This is pretty neat: the Australian company Lightwell created a 6 m (~ 20 ft) long interactive table exploring Australia's deadliest animals.The largest and most ambitious multimedia element in the exhibition is a si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/interactive-table-dangerous-australian-animals/

Bumper Stickers: Growing Old is Funny

"There is still no cure for the common birthday" - John Glenn, astronaut & U.S. SenatorThere may be nothing you can do about growing old, but that doesn't mean you can't laugh about it. PM Caregive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/bumper-stickers-growing-old-is-funny/

The Stop Sign, If It Were Designed by a Committee

What if major corporations were in charge to invent the stop sign? What would a stop sign created by committee look like?Here's a funny video clip by: Link [embedded YouTube clip]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/the-stop-sign-if-it-were-designed-by-a-committee/

Why Do Movie Companies Pull Movie Trailers From YouTube?

Add this to the thing I don't understand: why do film companies pull YouTube videos of their movie trailers? I mean, if the clip is of the movie itself, then I understand - but movie trailers are teasers to make people *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/why-do-movie-companies-pull-movie-trailers-from-youtube/

Dinosaur Eel May Lead to Better Body Armor

Meet the Senegal birchir aka the dinosaur eel. This amazing African fish has a unique scale physiology that teach scientists how to design better body armors:Long and skinny and of ancient heritage, the 40-centimetre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/dinosaur-eel-may-lead-to-better-body-armor/

Go Cubs Go... to Neatorama

Went to the Cubs/Marlins game yesterday and my husband just happened to be modeling his lovely Neatorama shirt! It must have been good luck, because the Cubbies pulled off the W. Of course, you can get your very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/go-cubs-go-to-neatorama/

Ice Cream Quiz

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is a classic: can you tell which item is a discontinued flavor of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and which is a real band on MySpace? When this quiz first appeared, the founder of Ben...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/ice-cream-quiz/

Big Guns

When does size matter? In warfare, apparently. Dark Roasted Blend takes a look at the biggest cannons through history. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/big-guns/

25 Internet Startups That Bombed Miserably

For every internet success story, there are many more failures. Most just disappeared quietly, but these 25 had rather public flameouts. Why did they fail? Some offered a product no one needed. Some went up against anoth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/25-internet-startups-that-bombed-miserably/

Trippy Fountain, Man

NOTCOT at GLOW: Usman Haque's Primal Source from Jean Aw on Vimeo. Ok, first things first before you press play. Please, PLEASE put the sound on to Mute. Why? Well, lets just say the folks wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/trippy-fountain-man/

Got a Blog? Come Tell Us About It!

Part of the fun in writing for Neatorama is all the blogs I get to visit in search for posts. In three years of editing this blog, I've looked at and bookmarked quite a bit of blogs - but call it blogging fatigue, time-c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/28/got-a-blog-come-tell-us-about-it/




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