Archive for October 9th, 2008

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Kiiking: 360° on a Swing! All of us who has ever played on a swing have thought about it,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/videosift-clips-of-the-week-8/

Hello? Is This Thing On?

Photo: Lilo Hess/Time Life Pictures/Getty ImagesFrom National Geographic's extensive photo archives, here is an intriguing photo of a burrfish on a mic. Too bad it wasn't singing karaoke or anything like that:"Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/hello-is-this-thing-on/

US National Debt Overwhelmed National Debt Clock

As US debt exceeded $10 trillion for the first time and caused the National Debt Clock ... to run out of digits!The national debt clock, the unofficial tracker of the federal deficit maintained by the Durst Organizat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/us-national-debt-overwhelmed-national-debt-clock/

Woman Checked Human Skull in Airplane Luggage: "It's For Halloween!"

Now here's a brilliant idea: a woman decided that she wanted to bring something special for halloween, so she packed a human skull in her checked luggage! Guess what happened next:Tucson International Airport securit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/woman-checked-human-skull-in-airplane-luggage-its-for-halloween/

Gas for Under $3 a Gallon

No, that's not a mistake. Nor is it a photo from a year ago. That truly is gas for under $3 - but to get it, you have to travel all the way to Georgetown, South Carolina:AAA of the Carolinas reported drivers were sna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/gas-for-under-3-a-gallon/

Sheriff to Stop Serving Eviction Notices to Renters

Tired of seeing renters who are caught in the mortgage meltdown being kicked out to the curb, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart of Cook County, Illinois, took a brave step: he's going to stop serving eviction notices!"Thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/sheriff-to-stop-serving-eviction-notices-to-renters/

The Origin of The Three Stooges

The following is reprinted from The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. HOW THEY STARTEDThere are so many different stories about the Stooges' origin that it's hard to know which is correct. Probably n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/the-origin-of-the-three-stooges/

Aquada

The Aquada is an amphibious vehicle that converts from car to boat in just 12 seconds! This radical new breed of vehicle has been precision engineered to the most exacting standards. It has undergone an extensive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/aquada/

Internet Superstars: Where Are They Now?

Have you ever wondered what became of the people who found fame and maybe even fortune on the internet? Some became sensations through no effort of their own. Some faded into obscurity and some embraced their notoriety....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/internet-superstars-where-are-they-now/

Dark Detecting Jack-o-Lantern

Batteries and LEDs make a Jack-o-Lantern easier to deal with compared to candles. Next innovation; make your pumpkin turn itself on and off! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has instructions for equipping yours with pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/dark-detecting-jack-o-lantern/

XKCD Idea Leads to New YouTube Feature

YouTube comments are the butt of many jokes; read a few and you'll know why. Randall Munroe created an XKCD comic in which a character invents a virus that reads YouTube comments back to the commenters before they post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/xkcd-idea-leads-to-new-youtube-feature/

Fungus Cannon

(YouTube link) This is slow-motion video of fungus releasing spores. The rate of the release is the highest acceleration found in nature. The video accompanies a study by a team from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/fungus-cannon/

Amazing Mobility Robots for the Disabled

New experimental technology comes to aid of the disabled in many forms that will knock your socks off! Mobility Now looks at ten mobility robots. A mobility robot is a robot that is designed to help handicapped and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/amazing-mobility-robots-for-the-disabled/

What is it? Game 77

Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with the What is it? blog - can you guess what this strange "bucket" is for?First correct guess will win a free Neatorama T-shirt. If no one gets it right, then the funni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/what-is-it-game-77/

Nautilus shell-house

...I'd love to be under the sea, in an octopus nautilus' garden in the shade Here at Neatorama we love neat nautilus news. Recently we've brought you diving to meet a nautilus and nautilus snow s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/nautilus-shell-house/
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