Archive for April 16th, 2009

Make Yourself an NPR Name

Liana Maeby [pictured at left] is a blogger who's fascinated by the complex and memorable names of the correspondents on National Public Radio: Renee Montagne, Korva Coleman, Lakshmi Singh, Sylvia Poggioli, Corey Flintof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/make-yourself-an-npr-name/

Pac-Man Runs Amok

(Daily Motion link) French prankster Remi Gaillard creates havoc with a real-life version of Pac-Man. -via Metafilter Previously at Neatorama: Gaillard's Super Mario Kart. Remi Gaillard, pacman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/pac-man-runs-amok/

Monasteries as Hotels

Monasteries have always welcomed travelers. When they are no longer used for monks, they make great hotels. Many have upgraded their accommodations in recent years to compete with luxury resorts. As well as being...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/monasteries-as-hotels/

Neverending Photooooo

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsTowO_HNJQ][YouTube - Link]What if you looked at a photo under a microscope and discovered a world of photos inside that one? That's the idea behind the Infinite Photograph, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/neverending-photooooo/

Dead Pixel in Google Earth

Dutch conceptual artist Helmut Smits (blogged before on Neatorama here) came up with this idea: a "Dead Pixel" in Google Earth that is actually 82 cm x 82 cm (~ 2¾ sq. ft.) square of scorched earth - the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/dead-pixel-in-google-earth/

8 Outrageous Food Gadgets

This is the TurboChef Double Wall Speedcook Oven. It costs $7,895. Great for people who have lots of money and no time. Two ovens for the price of 10! Actually, the selling point of this TurboChef is its top oven,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/8-outrageous-food-gadgets/

Snakes on a Plane!

Life imitated art on an Australian passenger plane when four snakes being transported on board escaped from captivity. No one was hurt, and the snakes were never found. You know what would have made this story funnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/snakes-on-a-plane/

The Darth Vader Ant with Superhero Gliding Skills

It wasn't until 2004 that the gliding skills of Cephalotes atratus, a species of ant, was first recorded by scientists. Not only can it glide like your average glidy superhero - surely an oxymoron in there somew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/the-darth-vader-ant-with-superhero-gliding-skills/

Bokito Viewers

These creepy eyeshades make you appear to look away when you're looking forward! They were inspired by a gorilla attack at the Rotterdam Zoo last May. The gorilla named Bokito attacked a woman, presumably because she h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/bokito-viewers/

5-year-old Gets Racing Legs

Ellie May Challis of Little Clacton, Essex, England battled meningitis as an infant. She recovered, but her arms and legs had to be amputated. She has since used normal prosthetic legs which were were painful and slow. N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/5-year-old-gets-racing-legs/

Whee!

(YouTube link) You may not have records to play anymore, but there's still a purpose for your turntable. Chozo the kitten enjoyed it enough to come back for more! -via Buzzfeedkitten, turntable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/whee/

Star Wars Kokeshi dolls

These handmade Star Wars Kokeshi dolls by Muluc are simply beautiful! Shown are Princess Leia and Han Solo, $15 each. Boba Fett also avilable.Link - via diskursdiskoFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by diskursdisko.St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/star-wars-kokeshi-dolls/

Dangling Over A Bridge

Truck driver Zhian Feng went over the side of a bridge in Chengdu, China. The truck was left dangling by the bumper, only inches away from tumbling 100 feet to the ground below! Witness Lu Wi said: 'We heard an amaz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/16/dangling-over-a-bridge/




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