Archive for April 6th, 2009

World's Largest and Longest Piano, Built by Teenager Adrian Mann

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQpnMDaF-aE][YouTube - Link]When he was 16 years old and despite having no formal training, Adrian Mann of New Zealand decided that he was going to build a piano. Not just any pian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/worlds-largest-and-longest-piano-built-by-teenager-adrian-mann/

Computer Mouse + Taxidermied Mouse = Mouse Mouse!

What do you get when you combine taxidermy with gadget hacking? Instructables users noahw and canida released the step-by-step instruction on how to make your very own taxidermied computer mouse: Link - via Rue The Day!M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/computer-mouse-taxidermied-mouse-mouse-mouse/

Evolution of Geeky Gadgets

Talking about gadgets, our pal WebUrbanist has a really nifty post about the evolution of geeky gadgets we all love, from cell phones to video games ...(Don't miss the Zihotch telephone dial watch!)Linkwatch, gadgets, Zi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/evolution-of-geeky-gadgets/

Descendants of Despots: Where Are They Now?

Their fathers ruled nations with an iron fist - so what's an offspring to do? If you ever wonder what the descendants of dictators have been up to, check out this interesting post by our very own Stacy over at mental_flo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/descendants-of-despots-where-are-they-now/

Was It Cowardice or Just Being Sensible?

You see a woman being dragged down a deserted staircase in a subway station, fighting off a rapist and screaming for help - do you:a) immediately run to help her, possibly at your perilb) call the cops from the safety of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/was-it-cowardice-or-just-being-sensible/

Stargate Wedding Cake

We've featured many unusual and geeky wedding cakes on Neatorama, but (excuse the pun) this one takes the cake! Behold the Stargate Wedding Cake:Absolutely everything on the top display is hand made, including the wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/stargate-wedding-cake/

Blonde Going the Wrong Way on an Escalator

The Bruins game is over, but the entertainment doesn't stop! Check out the progress of this (blonde) lady going the wrong way on the escalator ...Go, lady, go! Link [embedded YouTube clip]blonde, escalator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/blonde-going-the-wrong-way-on-an-escalator/

Green or Greenwash?

Green is in, and big corporations left and right are jumping on the bandwagon ... but are they really trying to be environmentally-conscious or is it just a case of "greenwashing"?WebEcoist takes a look at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/green-or-greenwashing/

MacGyver Quiz

The 80s TV show MacGyver earned the name immortality as a synonym for a resourceful person who can solve any problem with only the objects within reach. It's also used as a verb for this process. Today's Lunch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/macgyver-quiz/

Scooter-Mounted Cannon

After World War II, the French could not afford the most sophisticated military equipment, and so improvised with what they had on hand. Hence their production of scooter-mounted 75mm recoilless rifles. Blogger Jam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/scooter-mounted-cannon/

Edible Easter Eggs

There will be a lot of dyed eggs for Easter, but if you're going to eat them, you usually have to remove the colorful part first. Not so with these eggs! Jayne at Barefoot Kitchen Witch adapted the recipe for Chinese t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/edible-easter-eggs/

Car Talk Staff Credits

Tom and Ray Magliozzi are the stars of NPR's popular Car Talk, but they aren't the only people who make the show what it is. The website gives credit to a huge and interestingly-named staff. For example: Alternative...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/car-talk-staff-credits/

Vienna to Pyongyang

Helmut from Austria and and Oliver from Switzerland took a train trip across Russia and into North Korea, without arranging their entrance point with the North Korean tourist agency. They took a route that was supposed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/vienna-to-pyongyang/

The Urfs Webcomic

Our pal Mike Jacobsen and Phil Selby of The Rut have created a fantastic new wecomic called Urf. It's about life on Planet Urf, which is a lot like Earth but slightly different, and is filled with Urflings, who face prob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/the-urfs-webcomic/

Swimming With a Lioness

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNdi9n_U37Y][YouTube - Link]Animal trainer Kevin Richardson has a unique relationship with Meg and Amy, two lionesses he has worked with since they were cubs.  They are devote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/swimming-with-a-lioness/

Fiancé Drops Engagement Ring Off Brooklyn Bridge

In another example of a marriage proposal not going according to plan, comes this story from New York.  Don Walling decided to propose to his girlfriend, Gina Pellicani, on the Brooklyn Bridge while his fami...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/fiance-drops-engagement-ring-off-brooklyn-bridge/

Tweeting Cat Door

If you want too much information about a couple of cats, see Gus and Penny's Twitter page. These cats Tweet! Or, more acurately, their cat door Tweets when they go in and out. The door isn't the famous Flo Control Projec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/tweeting-cat-door/

Tastespotting

Tastespotting is a community-driven visual potluck with irrestitible photos. You can sign up and submit photos and recipes, or just browse the tempting site. The photo here shows Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Asparagus on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/tastespotting/

Not Just A Door For Cats

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXx4vXFESek][YouTube - Link]A cat door is built for cats, but obviously that's not the only things that can pop in! What's this all about? You have to watch to find out ...From the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/06/not-just-a-door-for-cats/
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