Archive for December 4th, 2008

10 Weirdest USB-Powered Accessories for Your Computer

Fosfor Gadgets has a list of the ten weirdest USB-powered accessories available for your computer, including a functional George Foreman grill and heated slippers. My personal favorite, though, is the self-dest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/21255/

Weight Watchers Recipe Cards From 1974

Yummm. Delicacies include Bean and Mushroom Salad, Fluffy Mackarel Pudding, Caucasian Shashlik (I don't know either), Snacks on a Stick, Jellied Tomato Refresher, Mackerelly and Melon Mousse. Oh, and maybe my favor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/weight-watchers-recipe-cards-from-1974/

10 Fun Facts About Charles Darwin

Everyone knows about Charles Darwin and his theory of natural selection, but did you know that he once ate an owl, just for kicks? Or that he almost didn't make it aboard HMS Beagle because of the shape of his nose? Beho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/10-fun-facts-about-charles-darwin/

Ancient Pot Stash

A 2,700-year-old grave unearthed in the Gobi Desert near Turpan, China revealed the world's oldest marijuana stash! The grave belonged to a blue-eyed Caucasian man buried with a number of valuable items. Scientists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/ancient-pot-stash/

Daft Punk Helmet

Casey Pugh wired LED lights to a motorcycle helmet and programed them to flash patterns, a la Daft Punk! This was his Halloween costume. See a time-lapse video and a discussion of how he did it at Vimeo. Link -Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/daft-punk-helmet/

Migrant Mother's Daughter Found

You may recall the famous photograph known as "Migrant Mother", taken by Dorothea Lange of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in 1936. It was used over the years to illustrate the Great Depression. Thompson was a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/migrant-mothers-daughter-found/

What Should You Read Next?

So you've just read a really good book, and you're in the mood to read something similar. How do you know what you should check out? Try "What Should I Read Next"! At the very least, it's interesting. I typed in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/what-should-you-read-next/

StateStats - Search Popularity by State

StateStats is an online tool that can show you how popular a Google search query is in each U.S. state. It then compares this ranking with other ways of ranking states, like average income or population density, u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/statestats-search-popularity-by-state/

What is it? Game 84

Yay! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the What is it? Blog. This week brings us this strange object to the left - can you guess what it is for?The first person who guessed right (or the funnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/what-is-it-game-84/

(Red Eye) Gone in 60 Seconds!

Ad agency: Lowe Jakarta, Indonesia - via directdailyHah! This is pretty neat. Motorcycle riders in Jakarta, Indonesia, often suffer from eye irritation (red eye) caused by pollution on the road, so when Visine wants to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/red-eye-gone-in-60-seconds/

Archaeologists Found the Lost City of the Mysterious Cloud Forest People of the Amazon

Archaeologist Benedicto Perez Goicochea and colleagues discovered something fantastic in a remote mountainside in the Amazonian jungle: the village of the mystical "Cloud Forest People."The buildings found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/archaeologists-found-the-village-of-the-mysterious-cloud-forest-people-of-the-amazon/

Super Mario Star Found in Nature!

It turns out that Mother Nature invented the Super Mario Star. Behold the Marginaster sea star, newly discovered off the coast of Tasmania:Photo: CSIROA recently discovered species of Marginaster sea star wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/super-mario-star-found-in-nature/

Congresswoman Hung Up on Obama. Twice!

Florida congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was convinced that the phone call she got was from a Barack Obama sound-alike, so she hung up on him. Twice.Turns out, it was the real Obama:According to a statement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/congresswoman-hung-up-on-obama-twice/

The Octodress

Dress by VECONA, Photo by Frank WiersemaRemember the squid hat that Jill and Miss C posted? Well, I found a dress to match: behold the octodress by VECONA, as displayed in their Cabaret Gothique fashion show in Bruges la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/04/the-octodress/
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