Archive for July 24th, 2009

Il Gatto

(Video Link) Il Gatto is a short film by Peter Atencio.  It's about the love that a woman has for her kitty cat/sensei and her quest for vengence against the man who accidentally drove over it.  It seems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/il-gatto/

Man Climbs Building with Vacuum Gloves

(Video Link) This BBC News video shows inventor Jem Stansfield climbing the outside of the BBC building with hand-held mounts that adhere to the wall thanks to the suction created by the vacuum cleaner engine on his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/man-climbs-building-with-vacuum-gloves/

Students Build a Car the Blind Can Drive

Engineering students at Virginia Tech have built a car that can be driven by the visually impaired. The vehicle is equipped with laser range finders and a semi-autonomous computer that helps direct drivers around a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/students-build-a-car-the-blind-can-drive/

Soap Bubble in Space

You would be forgiven if you thought this picture was a soap bubble in front of an astronomical picture. This is a picture of a planetary nebula that was overlooked until this month. Astronomers say it is either spheri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/soap-bubble-in-space/

Modern-day Cinderella Looks for Shoe

37-year old Louise Bawn of Bristol, England was out for a night on the town and had changed her high heels for flats to relieve her aching feet. At home, she realized one shoe was missing from her purse. The £400 pair o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/modern-day-cinderella-looks-for-shoe/

AT-AT Bed

(YouTube link) I thought I was going overboard by painting my kids' furniture weird colors. This guy built a Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker for his son to sleep in! The interior is accessible by ladder and b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/at-at-bed/

Heavy Metal Cure for Constipation

48-year old Viorel Firoiu of Orlea, Romania, admits he was drunk when he tried to cure his constipation by sticking a hammer in his rectum. He went to a hospital where x-rays revealed not one, but two hammerheads inside!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/heavy-metal-cure-for-constipation/

The Spongebob Squarepants Quiz

We all love Spongebob Squarepants! Even when he is (or maybe because he is) ridiculously annoying. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your knowledge of Bikini Bottom trivia. I only scored 50%, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/the-spongebob-squarepants-quiz/

Handerpants -- The Underwear for Your Hands

Sure, they look like they're just fingerless gloves, but they're more fashionable than boxers and have a handy opening flap on the front: http://shop.neatorama.com/product-info.php?handerpants-pid564.htmlunderpants,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/handerpants-the-underwear-for-your-hands/

Archaeologists Find Graveyard of Sunken Roman Ships

Archaeologists have found five Roman ships in excellent condition off the coast of Italy: A team of archaeologists using sonar technology to scan the seabed have discovered a "graveyard" of five pristine ancient Rom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/archaeologists-fine-graveyard-of-sunken-roman-ships/

Stories Behind 7 Famous Beer Logos

The next time you open a bottle of beer, don't just chug the brew - take a look at the logo on the label. Ever wonder who St. Pauli Girl actually is? Or why there's the mysterious number "33&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/stories-behind-7-famous-beer-logos/

Squirrel Underpants Problem (Help!)

I'd like to think that we have a pretty good customer service here at Neatorama, so I was shocked - shocked! - to read that Deborah and Wayne are unhappy about a product they bought.They sent us this email (underlined li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/squirrel-underpants-problem-help/

Neatorama Update - Mystery Sale, Twitter Only Contest, UQ Prize, and More

Hello Neatoramanauts! It's been a while since our last Neatorama State of the Blog post, so I'd like to take a minute to update everyone. Mystery Sale - July 2009 Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/neatorama-update-mystery-sale-twitter-only-contest-uq-prize-and-more/

Lonesome George to Finally be a Father?

It may have taken the best part of a century but scientists are hoping that Lonesome George, the last remaining example of the Galapagos Pinta Tortoise (featured previously at Neatorama) will finally become a father late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/lonesome-george-to-finally-be-a-father/

Pearl Harbor Hero Turns 100

John William Finn {wiki} of Pine Valley, California reached the age of 100 on Thursday. He was honored on the occasion by a biography in the Ramona Sentinel newspaper. John William Finn is our nation’s oldest livi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/pearl-harbor-hero-turns-100/

Cat Ladders

Here's a blog that collects and displays cat ladders from all over the world -and there are plenty, with a variety of useful designs. The ladder shown was found in France. Link -via Metafilter (image credit: Lara Craft)c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/24/cat-ladders/




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