Archive for May 5th, 2009

10 Ways to Deliver Mail

Imagine that your mail comes delivered by a mule, or maybe by a missile! These are just a couple of methods the US Postal Service has used, tested, or considered in it's 234-year history. http://www.popularmechanics.co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/10-ways-to-deliver-mail/

America's First Face Transplant Patient Hopes Her Story Teaches People Not To Judge

Connie Culp of Ohio lost the middle part of her face in the fall of 2004, when her husband shot her and then himself.  He survived with minor injuries and was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Connie was left with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/americas-first-face-transplant-patient-hopes-her-story-teaches-people-not-to-judge/

Eyeglasses Piercing

I guess this is one way to get rid of sunglasses lines from being out in the sun too long. But the future mom in me is saying, "You're going to get those caught on something and rip them right out of your face." The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/eyeglasses-piercing/

A Tasty Treat for Graduates

How cute are these? If you're attending a graduation party (or throwing one), the lovely Bakerella shows you step-by-step how to make these mouthwatering mortarboards. Reese's cups and Godiva squares? Yes, please!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/a-tasty-treat-for-graduates/

Hover Scooter

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32JmTBTlaN8][YouTube - Link]This would be the vehicle of my dreams: the Hover Scooter, a mix-up between a motorbike, a scooter and a hovercraft. Seen here on a test run in 1960. Tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/hover-scooter/

Neatorama Mystery Sale - May 2009

What will you get for $9.95?Hi guys! Today's the day for Neatorama's much anticipated Mystery Sale. What will you get for $9.95? Well, we won't tell you ... that's the whole point of the Mystery Sale!What we can tell you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/neatorama-mystery-sale-may-2009/

10 Things You Didn't Know About Emoticons :)

Surely you've used emoticons before, or at least encountered them while surfing the Intertubes, but did you know that they've been around since the 1800s? Or that a computer scientist c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-emoticons/

Poets Ranked by Beard Weight

A little-known leaflet by Upton Uxbridge Underwood circulated in 1913 judges men in a different way, not by their works, but by their fabulous facial hair. His masterpiece, The Language of the Beard, an epicurean t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/poets-ranked-by-beard-weight/

Mouse Trap

(YouTube link) This cute mouse is too smart for a classic mousetrap! Extra points to the videographer for effective use of music. -via Buzzfeed Mouse, mousetrap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/mouse-trap/

The Hummingbird Pistol

In 1914, Austrian watchmaker Georg Grabner created the Kolibri -- the "Hummingbird" pistol. The smallest autoloading pistol ever made, it fires a .11 caliber bullet. He marketed it as a self-defense firearm for women...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/the-hummingbird-pistol/

10 Things Science Fiction Got Right

The following is a reprint from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. A while ago, we posted "10 Things That Science Fiction Got Wrong" but believe it or not, there are many things that sci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/05/10-things-science-fiction-got-right/






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