Archive for October 1st, 2008

Inverted Bookshelf

Your friends will do a double take when they see this upside-down bookshelf. And then they will freak out again when you pull a book out! No books were damaged in the making of this bookshelf. Instructables will show y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/inverted-bookshelf/

The 10 Most Mysterious Cyber Crimes

Criminal hackers can do a lot of damage and still end up famous among their peers. But it's the ones who go uncaught and unidentified (those who we didn't highlight in our Cyber Crime Hall Fame that are actually th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/the-10-most-mysterious-cyber-crimes/

Urinary Tract Wallpaper

Shannon Wright created this wallpaper design depicting the body's urinary system. Perfect for any bathroom or urology clinic. http://www.shannonwright.org/drawings/wallpapernumberone.html -via LA Weekly -Thanks, Er...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/urinary-tract-wallpaper/

Meet The Never Greens

Being "green" is popular these days, but did you know that about 10% of the population don't care a whit about the environment?Here's an interesting article by Jim Edwards for Brandweek about the "Never Gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/meet-the-never-greens/

Chimps Never Forget a Face ... or a Behind!

Modified from photo by Cyril Ruoso/Minden PIcturesChimpanzees don't forget a face - or for that matter, a behind as well. A new study by Frans de Waal of Emory University and colleagues showed that chimps have butt-recog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/chimps-never-forget-a-face-or-a-behind/

Squirrel Underpants

Are you sick and tired of squirrels running in the buff? Have you had to cover your children's eyes when the tiny streaker rears its naked butt? Want to help him hide his nuts for the winter? Here's something you can do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/squirrel-underpants/

Snake massage

Lookout, Thailand! Israel has just leapt ahead in the international competition to snag tourists seeking massages! Israel's contribution to the world of massage tourism is a spa in northern Israel called "Ada Barak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/snake-massage-2/

Could You Pass the New US Citizenship Test?

It's getting harder to become naturalized US citizens; the new civic component of the citizenship test now has conceptual questions rather than simple memorization ones:The new civics list, a pool of 100 possible que...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/could-you-pass-the-new-us-citizenship-test/

Astonishingly Detailed Carved Model of Midtown Manhattan by Michael Chesko

Artist Michael Chesko has been lovingly carving a true-to-form model of Midtown Manhattan:This scale miniature of Midtown took 2000 hours to complete. As reference, he used blueprints, old photographs, digital reprod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/astonishingly-detailed-carved-model-of-midtown-manhattan-by-michael-chesko/

Wall Street's September Madness

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch blog posted a "March Madness" basketball-style bracket to help guide you through what have happened to some of the biggest names in Wall Street. It's supposedly created by someon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/wall-streets-september-madness/

Thomas 2001: Space Oddity

Your organ has never looked so retro-chic ... behold, the Thomas 2001 Electric Organ, on display at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/thomas-2001-space-oddity/

Life Clock

Artist Bertrand Planes slowed down a typical clock mechanism 61,320 times and re-numbered the clock face, so each minute represents a year, to show how many more years are left in a typical life. Link - via Swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/life-clock/

Bathing Machines

Photo: National Maritime MuseumThose curious tiny houses on wheels are bathing machines, a movable contraption popular in beach resorts in the 19th century:... bathing machines allowed women to change their clothes i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/bathing-machines/

Self Surveillance with Fitbit

Privacy schmrivacy. Self surveillance, now that is an idea! Fitbit, a start up in San Francisco has built a small sensor that tracks your movement 24 hours a day so you can record steps taken, distanced traveled, calorie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/self-surveillance-with-fitbit/

Stir Fried Wikipedia

Last year, Jim of Evolving Web blog went to Beijing and ate at a restaurant there when he noticed some unusual menu choices: wikipedia! So, after much discussion, here is what we think happened."Hey I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/stir-fried-wikipedia/

Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your memory of halftime shows at the Super Bowl over the years. Even if you think you won't do well, the questions will make you say, "Oh yeah! I remember that!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/super-bowl-halftime-shows/

Whack-A-Bone

This is a game I'll have to share with the kids! In stage one, you place bones in the proper spot on the body. In stage two, find those bones by name. Pass those (time counts), and you are challenged to beat each bone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/whack-a-bone/

Painted Pumpkins

It's October, time for harvest and Halloween decorating! Some people prefer to paint pumpkins instead of carving them. See pages and pages of wonderful painted pumpkins submitted by readers at Tagyerit Presents. The pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/painted-pumpkins/

Snow Falls on Mars

The Phoenix Mars Lander was expected to work for three months, but has passed the four-month mark. That's fortunate for us, because the lander has observed snow falling in the Martian atmosphere! Using lidar (analog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/snow-falls-on-mars/

World's First Wave Farm Opens

The world's first commercial wave farm is operational three miles off the shores of Portugal. The three 140-meter generators were built by British company Pelamis. The "sea snakes" convert the kinetic energy of wave mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/worlds-first-wave-farm-opens/

Patterned Diamonds

The major league baseball playoffs begin today. While you're watching the games, check out the patterns cut into the grass. Red Sox groundskeeper David Mellor is considered the top grass artist in baseball. He has even w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/patterned-diamonds/

Google Search 2001

In honor of the company's tenth anniversary, Google has enabled its oldest search engine available, the 2001 version. The results are linked to the Internet Archive cache of the sites as they appeared in 2001. Using th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/google-search-2001/

Wonder How To Website: How To Hack Video Clips

One of the neatest things on the Web is the plethora of "how-to" videos that tell you how to do practically anything. Problem is, the videos are everywhere: YouTube, metacafe, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/wonder-how-to-website-how-to-hack-video-clips/

Caption Monkey 45: Ommm!

Photo via Arbroath (who knows what it's all about?)Hooray! It's time for this week's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game. Funniest caption wins an original Laugh-Out-Loud Cat comic by Adam "Ape Lad" K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/caption-monkey-45-ommm/

The Problem with the Bailout Plan: That Pesky B-Word!

Modified from this Bail Bonds photo by Lance McCord and the US Capitol photo from WikipediaThe problem with the Bailout Plan, according to the White House, is that it has the word "bailout" in it! Here's what W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/01/the-problem-with-the-bailout-plan-that-pesky-b-word/
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