Archive for February 13th, 2009

The Farm Tools Quiz

Our pal What is it? Blog just put together a whatchamacallit quiz of farm tools. We've seen many of these strange tools before on our What is it? feature on Neatorama - but many are new (not to mention strange!)If you li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/the-farm-tools-quiz/

The Ultimate Vending Machine Challenge

There's a little part of me that waits with bated breath every time I buy something from the vending machine downstairs at work. Will the little spirals twist enough to let my delicious snack out, or will it get stuck o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/the-ultimate-vending-machine-challenge/

The Bill at a London Restaurant: Whatever You Want

This is an interesting concept - just for February, the Little Bay Restaurant in London is letting diners eat their meal and then pay whatever they think that meal was worth... including nothing (excluding alcoholic beve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/the-bill-at-a-london-restaurant-whatever-you-want/

Sending Awesomeness and Obscenities into the World One Stitch at a Time.

A collection of cross stitch awesomeness. This blog features works by Shanna of "St!#ch Out Loud."  Sure these pieces may have hearts and flowers, but they also feature sexual innuendos, profanities and Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/sending-awesomeness-and-obscenities-into-the-world-one-stitch-at-a-time/

IBM Files for Bullet Dodging Bionic Body Armor Patent

IBM has filed for a patent on technology that would heighten reflexes, making it possible to actually dodge bullets. This body armor continuously scans the area for incoming projectviles. When one is detected the system...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/ibm-files-for-bullet-dodging-bionic-body-armor-patent/

The History Of Miniature Golf (In 10 Fun Facts)

I did a little digging around and created a list of facts that tell the history of the great sport of miniature golf.The Ladies' Putting Club in St. Andrews, Scotland is considered the very first miniature golf cours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/the-history-of-miniature-golf-in-10-fun-facts/

Great Big Stuff!

Bucking the trend of miniaturizing everything (case in point: how cell phones get smaller and smaller over the years) is the biggification of stuff. The logic is deceptively simple: If that martini is good, it's going to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/great-big-stuff/

Knitting for Coraline

Anthea Chrome is the miniature knitter who made the tiny clothing worn by the characters in the new animated movie Coraline. She knits up to 50 stitches per inch to make the items so small! Don't Panic has an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/knitting-for-coraline/

Cotton Candy in the Lab

Scientists have found an alternative use for cotton candy. It can be used to grow replacement human tissue! First, you pour a thick liquid chemical over a wad of cotton candy. Let the liquid solidify into a chunk,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/cotton-candy-in-the-lab/

Happy Birthday, Chuck Yeager!

Retired USAF Major General Chuck Yeager is 86 years old today. From Wikipedia: Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/happy-birthday-chuck-yeager/

Sebastian's Voodoo

(YouTube link) A brave little voodoo finds a way to save the day in this award-winning short from Joaquin Baldwin. See more of the winners of Aniboom's annual competition. Link -via I Am Bored animation, voodoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/sebastians-voodoo/

Two Cops on the Same Force Discover They are Father and Son

Chris Walker, a police sergeant with the Petersburg police force, was shocked to find out the man listed on his birth certificate was not his father.  After his mother gave him the name of his real father, Clayton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/two-cops-on-the-same-force-discover-they-are-father-and-son/

Diabetes-monitoring Nanoparticle Tattoos

Diabetics monitoring their glucose levels may soon put the days of painful finger-sticks behind them. Instead, they can go through the one-time ordeal of getting inked with a nanoparticle tattoo. Heather Clark, a scienti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/diabetes-monitoring-nanoparticle-tattoos/

Guacamole Hans Solo Carbonite Sculpture

If you love Star Wars as much as I do, you'll love Robert Saccenti's culinary creation, "He's No Guac to Me Dead." If only Luke Chipwalker could stop by and help unfreeze him by gulping down all of that delicious lim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/13/guacamole-hans-solo-carbonite-sculpture/
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