Archive for August 10th, 2009

World Record Bacon Sandwich

A bacon sandwich is good anytime, but August s the best time for BLTs, when local tomatoes are at their peak. At the fifth annual Tomato Fest in St. Louis, Tom Coghill and 90 volunteers put together a BLT that stretche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/world-record-bacon-sandwich/

A Star Wars Zombie Novel

More awesome than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I don't know yet, but the novel Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber looks promising. Here's a synopsis: When the Imperial prison barge Purge–tem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/a-star-wars-zombie-novel/

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

(Video Link) This touching song by Daniel Strange and Kevin Umbricht describes the private lives of G.I. Joe characters when they're not busy fighting.  Featuring Cobra Commander dancing and starring Sgt....

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A Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid With a Built-In MP3 Input

A new generation of hearing aids will be able to block out background noise and let users directly jack into music: On Friday Mr Hughes had tiny titanium screws drilled into bone behind each ear during a 90-mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/a-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-with-a-built-in-mp3-input/

A Turnstile That Sprays You With Water

Still in the concept stage, the Watergate is an alternative to the turnstile. If you're disabled, getting through a turnstile can be a challenge. That's why designers Michael Tatschl, Sascha Mikel and Martin Schnab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/a-turnstile-that-sprays-you-with-water/

A Shower That Uses Waste Water to Grow Plants and Recycles the Rest

Still in the concept stage, the Phyto-Purification Bathroom and Shower would make your bathroom more environmentally friendly: Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, the bathroom become...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/a-shower-that-uses-waste-water-to-grow-plants-and-recycle-the-rest/

The Upside Down Forest

At the 50-acre Glacier Gardens in Alaska, designers added an unusual flair by uprooting more than twenty hemlock and spruce trees, flipping them over, and using the trunks as natural flower pots: During the re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/the-upside-down-forest/

The 15 Worst Movie Titles

Who could ever forget such memorable films as Eegah, Sssssss, Phffft, and Ghost in the Invisible Bikini? The great majority of the movie-going audience, it seems. Bad movie titles go with bad movies m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/the-15-worst-movie-titles/

New Artificial Bone Made of Wood

Italians scientists have developed a new artificial bone made from wood should be an improvement over the plastic and metal that are now used for implants. Derived from organic material, the new bone substitute will prom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/new-artificial-bone-made-of-wood/

Apollo Astronaut or Pro Golfer?

The more astronauts we had, the less likely their names stay in your memory. Twelve men walked on the moon, but few of us can name those whose mission number was higher than eleven. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/apollo-astronaut-or-pro-golfer/

Hong Kong's Solar-Powered Ferries

These new vessels, set to enter service in November, get 3/4 of their power from solar cells and 1/4 from liquefied petroleum: The technology could cut in half carbon-dioxide output on a typical urban ferry ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/10/hong-kongs-solar-powered-ferries/






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