Archive for October 22nd, 2008

The Fountain Bridge

Here's a pretty neat way of turning a ho-hum bridge into an amazing tourist attraction: turn it into a fountain!The fountains at the Banpo Bridge were installed on September ninth and have since become a major touris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/the-fountain-bridge/

Jor-El Was Right: Faster-Than-Light Travel to Save Humanity

A lot of people think that Faster-than-light (superluminal or FTL) travel is the stuff of kooky mad scientists-wanna-bes (indeed, Albert Einstein himself had declared that it is impossible).I get a lot of submissions fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/jor-el-was-right-faster-than-light-travel-to-save-humanity/

X-Ray From Sticky Tape

John Escobar and colleagues at UCLA have shown that the simple act of peeling an ordinary sticky tape in vacuum generates enough X-ray to take an image!"At some point we were a little bit scared," says Juan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/x-ray-from-sticky-tape/

Toilet Hero

It seems that the success of Guitar Hero has prodded video game makers to try and make copycat games of similar genre. Michael Moss of Quitting Time comics envisioned one such "products that never made it": Toi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/toilet-hero/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Two Fire Trucks Collide at Intersection I've always wondered what would happen if - in their hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/videosift-clips-of-the-week-10/

Big Bird Sings At Jim Henson's Funeral

[https://youtu.be/lrZyMptC2eQ] (YouTube - Link)There are few things in the World that make me cry and this has to be one of them. When the great Jim Henson passed away suddenly on May 16, 1990 the World lost a great art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/big-bird-sings-at-jim-hensons-funeral/

Chubby Cuppy Cake

YouTube Update 10/24/08 by Alex - The original The Cuppycake Song (written by Judianna Castle) was sung by her daughter Amy Castle back in 1994. This version was (presumably) lip-synched by Job McCully. Job's not fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/chubby-cuppy-cake/

Now That's an Office Space!

Can you guess what the room above is for? A chic, futuristic restaurant? A sci-fi set? Nope - it's part of a new office for London marketing group Engine, as designed by Jump Studios architecture firm.The Cool Hunter has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/now-thats-an-office-space/

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Here's another excellent piece from GOOD Magazine: a historical survey of the US economy, focusing on GDP, the amount of US national debt, boom/bust cycle, inflation, and the stock market (to the point before the crash)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/its-the-economy-stupid/

Boombox Bike

VH1's Best Week Ever blog has compiled a list of the craziest bikes ever. One of them is the boombox bike shown above, which also happened to be the subject of Nicholas Randall and Joe Stevens' documentary Made in Queens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/boombox-bike/

Buzzball: Roller Coaster in a Human-Sized Hamster Ball!

What do you get when you cross a hamster ball with a roller coaster, super size it so humans can go in? And if that's not enough, let's give it motors so you can drive it ... Behold, the Buzzball: At the heart of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/buzzball-roller-coaster-in-a-human-sized-hamster-ball/

Man Killed Wife Over Facebook Profile

When Wayne Forrester saw that his wife Emma changed her Facebook profile to "single" just days after he moved out after a fight, he got so angry that he stabbed her to death!The day before the murder, he ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/man-killed-wife-over-facebook-profile/

Downsizing to a House the Size of a Shed

With the real estate market went bust, Bill and Sharon Kastrinos decided to downsize their home ... into a size of a small shed! Now, they live in a place so small, he and his wife use a ladder to climb into their be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/downsizing-to-a-house-the-size-of-a-shed/

Google In Quotes

This is pretty neat: a product from Google Labs called In Quotes, which allows you to see what the US presidental candidates and other politicians said what about hot issues like health care, the environment, the economy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/google-in-quotes/

The Essential, Greatest and Very Best Super Top Hits History Collection

Greatest hits albums are often bestsellers because you get a lot of bang for your buck. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your knowledge of greatest hits albums -those that aren't titled "Greatest Hits". Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/the-essential-greatest-and-very-best-super-top-hits-history-collection/

Monuments to Touch for Luck

Read about ten monuments around the world that have become well-known as places for luck. The idea is that you should rub, kiss, or pat the monument, which leads to extreme polishing of certain parts. Shown is Ireland'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/monuments-to-touch-for-luck/

Famous People Who Have Been Homeless

You've heard the saying, "There but for the grace of God go I"? More people than you realize have been homeless at least one time in their lives, including those who have gone on to find fame and fortune. Here are storie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/famous-people-who-have-been-homeless/

Interactive Halloween Decorations

You may remember Alek Komarnitsky as the internet sensation of 2004 who was first unmasked as a hoaxer, then made a lifetime project out of decorating his home for Christmas and involving internet users to help fight c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/interactive-halloween-decorations/

World's Most Tattooed Lawyer?

You've heard about people who quit school to join the circus, but Eak the Geek quit life as a Coney Island sideshow freak to go to law school! Eduardo Arrocha is now a first year student at the Thomas M Cooley Law School...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/worlds-most-tattooed-lawyer/

10 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Grow A Beard

This slideshow comic from Matthew Inman makes me want to grow a beard, but I don't think that's going to happen! Link -Thanks, Jon Jason! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/10-very-good-reasons-why-you-should-grow-a-beard/

The Blogging Plant

Midori-san is a hoya kerrii, or sweetheart plant, that has its own personal blog! Midori-san, which lives on the counter of a Japanese café, writes regular updates with the help of sensors attached to its leaves....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/the-blogging-plant/

Who is in My Broccoli?

A food blogger catches a team of package designers having a little fun in the frozen broccoli! You have to look very close to see the faces (possibly the designers') added into the "serving suggestion" picture on the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/who-is-in-my-broccoli/

Parking Lot Cemeteries

When urban sprawl meets sacred ground, unusual things happen. Here are seven instances of preserved cemeteries surrounded by parking lots! Imagine seeing the final resting place of your area's early settlers in front of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/parking-lot-cemeteries/

Run!

Run is a simple game that will drive you mad. The object is to not fall into the abyss of space while you run at a steady pace. That pace gets faster as you go, and I succumbed on the fifth level. Better start out with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/run/

Food Font

(YouTube link) EatStreet developed a font literally made of food. Design students met at a a few restaurants, played with their food, and photographed the characters they made. You can download the finished product fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/food-font/

Parking Rules

This is the way all disputes should be worked out. Link -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/22/parking-rules/




X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More