Archive for August 8th, 2009

13 Consumer Products Originally Designed for Space Travel

Radar magazine has a gallery of thirteen consumer products that were originally developed by space exploration programs. Among them is the ear thermometer: In an effort to identify newborn suns, NASA rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/13-consumer-products-originally-designed-for-space-travel/

Invention Uses Mountain Dew for Fuel

(YouTube Link) Inventor Paul Patone has invented a fuel delivery system that can turn soda into a usuable fuel. He prefers to use Mountain Dew: It's called the Geet Sytstem. Basically, it's a fuel booster sy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/invention-uses-mountain-dew-for-fuel/

Chinese Farmer Builds Homemade Helicopter

He made it out of wood and a motorcycle engine: 20 year old Chinese farmer Wu Zhongyuan built himself a helicopter using only — according to the man — what he remembers of middle school physics lessons and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/chinese-farmer-builds-homemade-helicopter/

Tangible Holograms

(YouTube Link) Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing tangile holograms -- or rather, a system that uses sensors and Nintendo Wiimotes to give the impression of physical contact by holograms: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/tangible-holograms/

The Bowlingual Bark Translator

This gadget, developed by the Japanese toy company Takara Tomy, will allegedly translate a dog's barks: The gadget can tell you if your dog is sad, joyful, alert to danger, needy, happy or frustrated. The ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/the-bowlingual-bark-translator/

The Sandwich Art of Mark Northeast

Mark Northeast is a UK-based food artist who creates sandwiches in the forms of unique images, such as the caterpillar above, to encourage kids to eat a varied diet. He hopes to soon come out with a photobook of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/the-sandwich-art-of-mark-northeast/

ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine

Although it's pricey at $3,500, this kitchen gadget will churn out 200 pancakes in one hour. The manufacturer is marketing it toward convenience stores and cafeterias, but I'd say that there'd be a strong demand fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/chefstack-automatic-pancake-machine/

Navigation Helmet Creates Sound Maps for the Blind

Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed a helmet that helps visually impaired people make use of echolocation to find their way around: The system takes real-time imagery of local obstacles, be the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/navigation-helmet-creates-sound-maps-for-the-blind/

Family Bicycling from Kentucky to Alaska on Five-Person Bicycle

Bill and Amarins Harrison and their three children are on a lengthy family vacation. They plan on riding their custom-made bicycle to Florida, and thence to Alaska and back again: They departed Renfro Valley on S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/family-bicycling-from-kentucky-to-alaska-on-five-person-bicycle/

Deceptive Deceptions

(College Humor Video Link) Deceptive Deceptions is Dan Meth's latest short film, this time tying together all modern conspiracy theories.  What do the JFK assassination, actor John Candy, NASA, and Wyoming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/deceptive-deceptions/

World's Longest Wedding Dress Train

Some people will go to great lengths to get into the Guinness World Records. Take, for example, this Chinese bride that got married in a wedding dress with a train more than 1.2 miles (2 km) long:It took guests more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/worlds-longest-wedding-dress-train/

Weird Religious Festival: Cracking Coconuts on One's Head

Some religious rituals are so bizarre that they leave you scratching your head. This one, however, may lead to a cracked skull. Literally. Here's the strange practice of cracking a coconut on devotees of Goddess Lakshmi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/weird-religious-festival-cracking-coconuts-on-ones-head/

Fat Inmate Hid Gun in Fat Rolls

We've posted some creative prison smuggling schemes before on Neatorama, but never one this ... beefy: An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden under flabs of his own fles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/fat-inmate-hid-gun-in-fat-rolls/

Cat Circus In Russia

This mini documentary has a great bit of info about the Moscow Cat Theater. Apparently shows like this are fairly common in Russia although we certainly have nothing in the states like this, at least not with cats. It'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/08/cat-circus-in-russia/




X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More