Archive for November 5th, 2008

NaNoWriMo is upon us! Post your progress.

I posted way back in March that I was going to give National Novel Writing Month a shot this year. Uh, November came up really fast. But I've made good on my post - I'm working on the novel. I'm a bit behind, I ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/nanowrimo-is-upon-us-post-your-progress/

James May and the Solar Tower

[YouTube - Link] Some of you Neatoramanauts out there seemed to have been tickled pink by the idea of melting steel with the Sun's rays. So, I thought it would be a great idea to show you another clip and this one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/james-may-and-the-solar-tower/

Underwear Made From Aluminum Cans

Photo: Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch [Flickr]Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch sees beauty in recyclables: she creates some truly awesome bustiers, garters, and underpants from recycled soda cans and hardware! When she said "trashy l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/underwear-made-from-aluminum-cans/

Meet Captain Fantastic

We've featured a few stories about people changing their names into something outrageous, usually for protests and such, but this is the first: a teenager has changed his name into his comic book heroes!George Garrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/meet-captain-fantastic/

Virtual Whiteboard Pong

This is pretty cool: Behold the WhiteBoard PONG by 3D software development company ENESS of Australia. It's a regular whiteboard and regular whiteboard markers, coupled with a computer that can sense and recognize black...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/virtual-whiteboard-pong/

Knitted Ash From Evil Dead

Photo: cakeyvoice [Flickr]That's a knitted Ash Williams from Bruce Campbell's Evil Dead series, fresh from killin' (and re-killin') Deadites. The cute figurine is made by Hannah J. Simpson of cakeyvoice, who also makes o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/knitted-ash-from-evil-dead/

Man Literally Scared Stiff When Startled

Andy Latham, 33, has hyperekplexia, a weird genetic condition that makes him go rigid when startled. He's literally scared stiff!"Some people might jump when a firework goes off, but I'm literally scared stiff,&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/man-literally-scared-stiff-when-startled/

Winnie The Pooh Sketch Fetched $50,000

An original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger and Piglet by E.H. Shepard has fetched $50,000 at auction:The oval pencil sketch by E.H. Shepard, one of children's literature's most famous illustrators, shows Pooh dipp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/winnie-the-pooh-sketch-fetched-50000/

"You're going to tell me where my teeth are, or I'm going to kill you,"

Some people are very attached to their false teeth that they're willing to fight bloody battles and even kill their loved ones for 'em.Take the case of one Louise Deeringer, 56, of Tampa, Florida:It all started about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/youre-going-to-tell-me-where-my-teeth-are-or-im-going-to-kill-you/

73-year-old Scores in College Basketball

Ken Mink, a full-time student at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee, scored two points in a game Monday night against King College. The 73-year-old sunk two free throws in Roane State's 93-42 win. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/73-year-old-scores-in-college-basketball/

Mobile Bench

If you've ever had to move heavy outdoor furniture, you'll agree that this makes plenty of sense. The Mobile Bench was designed by Dutch artist Rogier Martens. Instructions for making your own are illustrated. http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/mobile-bench/

How to Enlarge a Ship

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines couldn't wait three years for new ships to be built to fill the demand for cruises, so they expanded instead. The ship named Enchantment of the Seas was cut into two pieces and pulled apart!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/how-to-enlarge-a-ship/

80s Cartoons

A big chunk of the internet audience grew up in the 80s and watched cartoons after school and on Saturday mornings. Now those 'toons are the subject of the Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. How well do you remember the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/80s-cartoons/

Neatorama and ViewBug Challenge: Neatest / Weirdest Thing About Your Hometown (Win $300!)

Woohoo! I'm excited to announce that we have a new collaboration with ViewBug, one of the neatest photo, video, and art sharing websites on the Web today.Not only does ViewBug lets you upload your media to share with oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/05/neatorama-and-viewbug-challenge-neatest-weirdest-thing-about-your-hometown-win-300/






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