Archive for November 30th, 2008

Fulfill Your Inner Will Ferrell

Admit it: you've always wanted to see what you would look like as an elf. The hat, the shoes with the rolled toes, the tights, the whole nine yards. And now you can, thanks to Office Max. I know Elf Yourself isn't a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/fulfill-your-inner-will-ferrell/

NaNoWriMo Success!!

I won! 50,039 words with three hours to spare. How did the rest of you NaNo participants do? Will you do it again next year? Are you celebrating? I am, although it's a pretty meager celebration: a beer and some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/nanowrimo-success/

Crying Caterpillar Ad

[YouTube - Link] You know...I love the Japanese sense of humour when it comes to their advertisements. They can be funny, bizarre and sometimes insightful. This ad is the type that makes me laugh out loud because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/crying-caterpillar-ad/

Butts in Photography

Here's a collection of rear-view images that are SFW. Some are quite fetching! A photograph taken from an unusual angle can take an image from the dull to the wonderful in an instant. Instead of concentrating on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/butts-in-photography/

Now that's an Apple Pie!

Windell and Lenore at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories used a 45 watt carbon-dioxide laser to score an Apple logo on the top crust of an apple pie. They used a square springform pan to get the crust centered just right,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/now-thats-an-apple-pie/

Minority Report CCTV

Britain has taken one more step in becoming a surveillance society with this: a "crime-predicting" CCTV that seems to be plucked straight out of science fictions:Computers are programmed to analyse the move...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/minority-report-cctv/

Man Held Breath for 18 Minutes Underwater

How long can you hold your breath underwater? Me? A minute, tops!Well, however long you can hold your breath, I betcha it's nothing when compared to what Gianluca Genoni just did: he set a new world record for breath-hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/man-held-breath-for-18-minutes-underwater/

Now That's a Chair!

Photo: Alexander Natruskin / REUTERSTimes may be tough for regular Joes like you and me, but the Russian fat cats are partyin' like it's 1999 in Moscow's annual Millionaire Fair. The Russian capital is home to 60,000 mil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/now-thats-a-chair/

Cat Haiku

Will Braden, the writer behind the short film Henri, recently featured on Neatorama, is also a composer of cat-themed haiku. Here are a few samples: oh, I scratched the couch does that upset you? you mad?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/cat-haiku/

How To Cook on Your Car Engine While Driving

(Video Link) Howcast shows you how to bake a meal on your car engine while driving. At the end of a long workday, you can wrap a few ingredients in tin foil, toss it on your radiator, and have a hot meal w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/how-to-cook-on-your-car-engine-while-driving/

10 Incredibly Dangerous Doctors

History is full of medical horror stories you've never heard of. Some doctors popularized theories that turned out to be just plain wrong, others made catastrophic misdiagnoses. Still others valued their research over th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/10-incredibly-dangerous-doctors/

Geek Gifts

Oooh -a bat-shaped boomerang that's really a money clip! The Batarang Folding Money Clip is just one of the picks at The Geek Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving. There's also gadgets, movies, jewelry, and fashions that you w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/geek-gifts/

Dancing Scientists on YouTube

The magazine Science has announced the winners of the 2009 "Dance Your Ph.D." contest. Sue Lynn Lau did a ballet to illustrate the role of vitamin D in beta-cell function. Miriam Sach used modern dance to portray cerebra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/dancing-scientists-on-youtube/

Dragonfly Macrophotography

Dragonflies are beautiful, and even more so close up! Take a look at pictures that illustrate the dragonfly's anatomy and life cycle. Link -Thanks, RJ Evans! (image credit: Cessna 206) insect, dragonfly, macrophoto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/30/dragonfly-macrophotography/
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