Archive for October 24th, 2008

The Ultimate Expeditionary Camper

For a mere $670,000 you can own an Action Mobil Global Cruiser Expedition Vehicle. It has a 781 cubic inch turbodiesel engine, weighs 21 tons, and carries 219 gallons of gas and 154 gallons of water. On the roof are fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/the-ultimate-expeditionary-camper/

"Dismember Me" Plush Zombie Doll

Just as some dolls are made to wet themselves, the "Dismember Me" Plush Zombie is made to be torn apart, limb by limb and organ by organ. Note that tearing various limbs and organs out is useless unless you first rip ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/dismember-me-plush-zombie-doll/

Happy Birthday, United Nations: 10 Fun Facts About the UN

Signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco on Jun 26, 1945 On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence when its Charter was ratified by the five permane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/happy-birthday-united-nations-10-fun-facts-about-the-un/

Baby and Mommy Giraffes

Photo: Karen FochtHere's the cutest animal photo you'll see today: Sarabi the mommy giraffe nuzzling her hours-old newborn baby at the Memphis Zoo! http://www.commercialappeal.com/photos/galleries/2008/oct/10/new-baby-gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/baby-and-mommy-giraffes/

"Dead Water" Captured on Film

Sailors call this "dead water," a mysterious condition where a ship sailing in open ocean suddenly slows down for no obvious reason.Now, scientists have recreated the effect in the lab and captured it on video:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/dead-water-captured-on-film/

The Original Meaning of "Facebooking"

From our pal and favorite cartoonist Adam "Ape Lad" Koford, here's the original defition of "Facebooking."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/the-original-meaning-of-facebooking/

Bloodhound SSC: 1,000 MPH ... on Land!

Imagine going faster than a bullet from a handgun ... on land! Here's the Bloodhound SSC (stands for Super Sonic Car) that is designed to travel faster than 1,000 mph (1610 km per hour) or Mach 1.4: The vehicle's dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/bloodhound-ssc-1000-mph-on-land/

The Retriever: Motorcycle That Can Tow a Car

Ever got your car towed ... by a motorcycle? Behold the Retriever, a modified Honda Goldwing 1800 cc motorcycle that can tow most types of passenger cars. The Retriever, made by Swedish company Coming Through, has one di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/the-retriever-motorcycle-that-can-tow-a-car/

The 40 Greatest Uses Of The Super Mario Theme

(YouTube link)What, you don't like steel drums? See videos of all 40 ways to play the Super Mario theme at Rock the List. Link -via Gorilla MaskMario theme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/the-40-greatest-uses-of-the-super-mario-theme/

Cornea Working for 123 Years

An 80-year-old man in Oslo, Norway can still see with a 123-year-old transplanted cornea, although his vision is no longer great. Bernt Aune received the transplant in 1958. The donor was a man born in 1885! "I wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/cornea-working-for-123-years/

Interactive Mirror

(Vimeo link) Look at all the neat stuff this interactive mirror can do! If I had one of these, I'd never get any real work done. Link -Thanks, alpay kasal!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/interactive-mirror/

Woman Jailed After Virtual Murder

An unnamed Japanese woman reacted in anger after her virtual husband divorced her in the interactive game "Maple Story". She reacted by killing him -not the player, but his online avatar! The player whose online persona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/woman-jailed-after-virtual-murder/

40+ Street artists You Should Know Besides Banksy

The world is full of artists, some who decorate entire cities with graffiti, posters, sculpture, and other media. You are already familiar with Banksy, so here are many other who deserve a look. This list contains link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/40-street-artists-you-should-know-besides-banksy/

America's Coolest Mushrooms

(YouTube link) There are more species of mushrooms than you can imagine! David Fischer highlights quite a few you may have never heard of. Besides these color-changing mushrooms, you'll see mushrooms that stink, shoot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/americas-coolest-mushrooms/

The Stink in Farts Controls Blood Pressure

It looks like beans ARE really good for your heart! The unpleasant aroma of the gas, called hydrogen sulfide (H2S), can be a little too familiar, as it is expelled by bacteria living in the human colon and eventuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/the-stink-in-farts-controls-blood-pressure/

Origin of 4 National Anthems

National anthems: we've all sung them in school or at sporting events ... but what do you really know about them? Did you know that The Star-Spangled Banner got its tune from a drinking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/24/origin-of-4-national-anthems/




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