Archive for July 27th, 2009

Over the Falls in a Kayak

22-year-old Tyler Bradt plunged over Palouse Falls in eastern Washington and set a world record for a kayak descent. The fall was 186 feet, which he covered in less than four seconds. As rescue teams waited at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/over-the-falls-in-a-kayak/

Duetto buffo di due gatti (The Cats Duet)

Duetto buffo di due gatti {wiki} translates as "humorous duet for two cats". Just try not to giggle as two members of a boys choir perform this number at a concert in Seoul, South Korea. Then compare th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/duetto-buffo-di-due-gatti-the-cats-duet/

Disneyland Construction Time Lapse

It's hard not to love this fantastic time lapse footage of Disneyland's original construction. Rare and unseen footage of Disneyland's construction narrated by Imagineers. Includes some amazing new footage of Walt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/disneyland-construction-time-lapse/

Exploding Water Balloon Photos

These fantastic shots of water balloons taken with a high speed camera are just fantastic. Who knew water could look so fascinating? They bring back memories of when you were a young scamp, mischievously dropping wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/exploding-water-balloon-photos/

The Only Zebra in Gaza

After two years of economic blockade, the zoos in Gaza are suffering. Only one has a zebra, but there's something about this zebra that seems, um, un-zebralike. "It's really a painted donkey," admitted Mahmud Bergha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/the-only-zebra-in-gaza/

Human Flypaper

This anti-burglar mat works just like flypaper! Leave the super sticky mat inside your doorway when you leave or go to bed. If a burglar breaks in, he will be confounded and frustrated. He will probably free himself, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/human-flypaper/

Is Your Cat Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Scientists have conducted research which suggests that cats may have paw preferences: Psychologists from Queen’s University Belfast in North Ireland, in a study published in Animal Behaviour, conducted a series...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/is-your-cat-left-handed-or-right-handed/

Panda Bread

This is just as cute as it can be! You can make your own sliceable panda bread with a recipe translated from the original Chinese Japanese and posted at Perfect Pandas. Link -via Everlasting BlortPanda, recipe, bread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/panda-bread/

Asylum Editor Goes to the Red Bull Air Race

Our web pal Asylum sent one of their editors, Brian Childs, to the Red Bull Air Race, and had him not only interview pilots, but also go up in a plane.Brian, being Brian, had an ... um, shall we say, unusual reaction to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/asylum-editor-goes-to-the-red-bull-air-race/

Million Dollar Questions

To celebrate the (temporary) return of the show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" mental_floss is featuring questions from the show in today's Lunchtime Quiz. But these are not ordinary questions; they are questions for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/million-dollar-questions/

World's Largest Cave

Researchers have found in Vietnam what they believe to be the world's largest cave: By contrast, explorers walked 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) into Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, before being blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/worlds-largest-cave/

Combination Pizzeria/Gun Store

Bogey's Pizza and Guns sells, guess what, both pizza and guns. It's one stop shopping for busy folks on the go. Its official website is rather skimpy, but there are web reports of people visiting, as well as a phon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/combination-pizzeriagun-store/

39th Annual World Peashooting Championship

Three weeks ago, peashooting athletes met in Witcham, UK to battle for the championship: The crowd at Saturday's World Peashooting Championship looked on in wonder as George, 58, the sport's reigning superstar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/39th-annual-world-peashooting-championship/

Interactive Electronic Tattoo

It's not such much a literal tattoo as an electronic interface implanted beneath the skin: The basis of the 2x4-inch "Digital Tattoo Interface" is a Bluetooth device made of thin, flexible silicon and silicone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/interactive-electronic-tattoo/

Colorful Pub Signs

One of the charms of Britain is the array of friendly, locally owned neighborhood pubs and their interesting historic names. Britain’s colourful pub signs speak volumes about the country’s equally colourful his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/colorful-pub-signs/

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Create Snake Robot That Can Crawl Up Your Leg

[YouTube Link]What do you get when you cross a snake with a robot? Howie Choset and the rest of the wily geniuses at Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University have created snakebots that can move by sidewinding, cork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/carnegie-mellon-scientists-create-snake-robot-that-can-crawl-up-your-leg/

ZeroEdge Aquarium

It's a good thing that I've completely given up on aquariums (mine was cheekily named "The Last Stop Before Fish Heaven"), because this one by ZeroEdge is absolutely gorgeous. With its overflowing water, it's w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/zeroedge-aquarium/

Bad Grandma Swearing

Okay, okay - Neatorama is rated PG, so I won't show it here, but this video clip by YouTube user youkilledkenny is just too funny not to share. In the clip, kenny shares with us his travails in trying to teach his Chines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/bad-grandma-swearing/

Misspelled Highway Sign

A sign on Highway 51 in Wisconsin points to exit 185. There are four words on the sign, and three are misspelled. "Exit" was correctly spelled. David Vieth, director of the bureau of highway operations for the Wisco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/misspelled-highway-sign/

Six Repurposed Disney Songs

Poor songwriters - they spend a ton of time writing and composing music for movies, only for a good chunk of their work to be cut at a later date. OK, that probably goes for most people in the movie industry, and songwri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/27/six-repurposed-disney-songs/






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