Archive for August 17th, 2009

7 Unexplained Acts of Nature

You've heard of spontaneous human combustion and you may have read about frogs raining from the sky, but have you ever heard of earthquake lights? Or star snot? How about the Naga Fireballs, glowing red eggs that shoot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/7-unexplained-acts-of-nature/

Beer + Arcade Games = Arkeg

The Arkeg combines two necessities of life: beer and arcade games. For a mere $4,000, you can have a chilled 5-gallon keg, a 24-inch screen, and a console loaded with 104 classic video games. It also comes with a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/beer-arcade-games-arkeg/

10 Extreme Cameras

Gizmodo has a photogallery of ten extraordinary cameras, such as the the above picture of the world's largest camera. Constructed in 2006, it consisted of a modified aircraft hangar at the former Marine Corps Air St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/10-extreme-cameras/

Puppet Rodeo

Puppet Rodeo (Atom Films Link) Puppet Rodeo is a silly new short film by Kevin Maher about puppets riding dogs in a rodeo. Via Urlesquepuppet, Atom Films, Puppet Rodeo, rodeo, Kevin Maher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/puppet-rodeo/

How Long Does Bill Murray Spend in Groundhog Day?

The burning question everyone (or at least those who have seen the movie) asks: how long does Bill Murray spend trapped in a time loop in the movie Groundhog Day? Wolf Gnards took clues from the film to come up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/how-long-does-bill-murray-spend-in-groundhog-day/

Little Big Love

Love is hard when you're a little robot in a big world. A little bit creepy and a whole lot of cute, Little Big Love is a bittersweet short film from Tomas Mankovsky. Linkrobot, animation, love story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/little-big-love/

New Batteries for Electric Cars Could Last Ten Times Longer

Researchers at Toyota and Tohuku University in northern Japan have announced progress in their efforts to extend the charge in the batteries of electric vehicles: Existing lithium-ion batteries have a cathode that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/new-batteries-for-electric-cars-could-last-ten-times-longer/

Howard, the Combine Kitty

10-year old Kyle and 8-year old Bryce Billingslea found a kitten along a country road in Michigan. The kitten was missing his front paws! The 10-week old cat's injuries were rotting and full of maggots, but he still ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/howard-the-combine-kitty/

Zombie Bar

When Stand Up Frank's in Minneapolis closed it's doors ealier this year, no one could foresee the undead rising in it's place. Donny Dirk's Zombie Den in Minneapolis is a zombie bar! In the corner, a small chainsaw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/zombie-bar/

Heavy Metal Umlauts

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is for heavy metal fans and spelling buffs. An umlaut is those two dots above a letter that find their way into a lot of band names. Can you pick out the correct placement of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/heavy-metal-umlauts/

Insert "The Cheeky Squirrel" Into Your Own Photo

The "cheeky squirrel," originally posted at National Geographic and made famous by Neatorama's own Upcoming Queue, has now gone viral on the internet. Hundreds of photos, including many famous ones, have be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/insert-the-cheeky-squirrel-into-your-own-photo/

$1 Million for Proof of Mermaids

The Israeli town of Kirvat Yam is offering a hefty sum to anyone who can provide proof of the existence of the mer-people (meeple?).“Many people are telling us they are sure they've seen a mermaid and they are all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/1-million-for-proof-of-mermaids/

The Cardboard Tube Fighting League

As a kid, I couldn't hack at my friends with a real sword, so we used cardboard tubes to fence. Who knew that it was an actual sport? The Cardboard Tube Fighting League has competitions all over the world where peo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/the-cardboard-tube-fighting-league/

61 Exceptionally Creative Wine Label Designs

WebUrbanist has pictures of 61 clever, elegant, or funny wine labels, such the Barossa Grenache pictured above. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Link via The PresurferWine, weburbanist, wine labels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/17/61-exceptionally-creative-wine-label-designs/






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