Archive for February 1st, 2009

Snack Food Stadium

This looks almost too good to eat! This football stadium was made from common snack foods. Holy Taco has an ingredient list and illustrated instructions. Link -via J-Walk Blogfootball, stadium, snacks, snack stadium...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/snack-food-stadium-2/

867-5309

Tommy Tutone made the phone number 867-5309 {wiki} one that everyone remembers -if they were around in 1982 when the song was a hit. Now that phone number is up for sale, available to someone who lives in the same New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/867-5309/

Custom Road Trip Truck

After graduating high school, three Japanese buddies decided to follow their dream of a year-long cross-country road trip, from the northeastern island of Hokkaido to the southwestern one of Yakushima. But before t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/custom-road-trip-truck/

Scientific Super Bowl Snacks

Why settle for chips and dip when you can watch the game noshing on Beer Ice Cream with Pretzel Crust and Dipping Sauces, or Puffed Sauerkraut, or Pizza Pebbles? Wired Science asked leading molecular gastronomists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/scientific-super-bowl-snacks/

Little Tortoise Tries to Eat A Cherry Tomato

Sometimes a little critter just can't catch a break. This poor little man keeps trying to eat a cherry tomato, which keeps sliding just out of reach. Thank goodness for the kind Samaritan that finally holds the food in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/little-tortoise-tries-to-eat-a-cherry-tomato/

Late-Night TV Zinger Collection

Strange de Jim has been archiving zingers delivered by late night TV show hosts for a decade. It's probably the most complete archive of such one-liners - from 1999 through this past Friday. Here's an example from thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/late-night-tv-zinger-collection/

Mesicopters

Its hard to believe these little things can even fly. They are about as small as a quarter and are simply cool. Ilan Kroo and his colleagues at Stanford hope to use them for Mars exploration or atmospheric research o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/mesicopters/

Go Cardenals! Go Steelrs!

Cake Wrecks, the blog devoted to photos of mistakes in cakes, has been featured on Neatorama in the past. But with the Super Bowl imminent, this seemed like an appropriate moment to take another look at some sports-r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/go-cardenals-go-steelrs/

650 Million Years in About A Minute

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R87mFSVws-U][YouTube - Link] Our fight against global warming is futile. Nature is going to equalize everything in the end. Here is a cool animation about plate techtonics be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/650-million-years-in-about-a-minute/

Baby chimp rescue

The discovery of an abandoned baby Fongoli chimp in Senegal caused Jill Pruetz, a biological anthropologist at Iowa State University, to drop everything and hop on a plane.  Pruetz has studied the Fongoli chimps of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/baby-chimp-rescue/

Attack of the Steampunk Spider Princess

French Performance Art outfit La Machine unveiled this 3 million dollar steampunk spider, La Princesse, as part of the City of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. Over a four day period,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/attack-of-the-steampunk-spider-princess/

Englishman Sells Home Through Sudoku

There are some pretty nifty things you can win through puzzles and contests. iPods, concert tickets or dvd's...but what about a house? Dave Mackie, a 49 year old Englishman is offering his house (valued ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/englishman-sells-home-through-sudoku/

World Laughter Pledge: Laughter is the Best Medicine

The World Laughter Pledge is a pledge to get everyone in the world to laugh at 9am, every Saturday, in their respective timezones. It was started on January 24th by Robin Graham (left) in an attempt to make the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/world-laughter-pledge-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/

Who's Watching the Puppy Bowl Today?

Not to sound like a complete girl cliche, but I'm really not interested in the Super Bowl this year. There are some years I'm interested, but not this year. And I should probably care a little more, since Kurt Warner is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/whos-watching-the-puppy-bowl-today/

Ghosts of Super Bowl Commercials Past

Before the newest Super Bowl ads roll out today, refresh yourself with some of the biggest ads from Super Bowls past. I totally remember the Michael Jordan/Larry Bird commercial, and I'm amused by the Michael J. Fox ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/ghosts-of-super-bowl-commercials-past/

Trial and Error: Can you Achieve Perfect Balance?

Relax, take a deep breath, and give puzzle game Perfect Balance a go. As the name implies, you need to try to get a collection of shapes to balance perfectly on a base structure. There are 80 levels in total. Prep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/trial-and-error-can-you-achieve-perfect-balance/

Pac-Man Sun: Om Nom Nom Nom ...

Armando Lee of the Astronomical League of the Philippines, F. Naelga Jr., and 100 Hours of Astronomy took this fantastic photo of a partial eclipse of the Sun over Manila Bay, which was showcased on APOD. I couldn't resi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/pac-man-sun-om-nom-nom-nom/

Octuplets' Mom Obsessed with Having Babies

We posted about the surprising news that the octuplets' mother already having 6 children. Today, more disturbing details are emerging about the woman:The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/octuplets-mom-obsessed-with-having-babies/

Rain Forests Rising?

Biologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama are suggesting that the rain forests may not be doing so badly after all. While it's certainly true that original rain forest is being destroyed at an u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/rain-forests-rising/

Italy Bans Foreign Food: Italians Must Eat Italian Food ...

It started in Lucca this week, when the town council banned any new ethnic food outlets from opening within the walls of the medieval city. And it quickly spread to Milan: a ban on ethnic foods, meaning foods that are no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/italy-bans-foreign-food-italians-must-eat-italian-food/

Mexican Bomb Hammer Party

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asEGLY5PleI][YouTube - Link] Strap explosives to the business end of a long hammer and bang it hard on the ground. That's the basic idea of this strange celebration in the town of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/mexican-bomb-hammer-party/

Weirdest accidents

Google Maps out of control?  See more funny and peculiar photos of vehicle accidents on Dark Roasted Blend's 5th installment of "Accidents Big and Small". Link - via b3taFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/weirdest-accidents/

Etch-A-Sketch With Your Voice

Here's an early test of a new computer drawing tool by Ze Frank, in which you use your voice to create pictures on your computer screeen.  You'll need a computer with a microphone to try this.  You vary you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/etch-a-sketch-with-your-voice/

X-Ray Lamps

Got an old X-ray film from a medical visit laying around your house gathering dust?  You can make something fun out of it, just like what Sture Pallarp, Elin Hedlund and Emmelie Karlström of the Beckmans Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/x-ray-lamps/

Kusudama and the Wonderful Art of Modular Origami

Kusudama is an ancient Japanese form of paper folding which is still practiced today.  As time passed the form evolved in to something that looks similar to origami but has a very different set of rules. Quazen h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/kusudama-and-the-wonderful-art-of-modular-origami/

Best Complaint Letter Ever

Whether its bad service or you just are not pleased with the product, you want to vent. A passenger on a Virgin Airlines flight not only wrote Sir Richard Branson, she also sent photographs just for good measure. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/best-complaint-letter-ever/

Underwater Hockey

I've wondered about this sport ever since we had an intern in our office who was selected for the U.S. national team.  There are very few places you can actually watch underwater hockey being played, so I liked find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/underwater-hockey/
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