Archive for August 21st, 2009

Glow In the Dark Toilet Paper

Sadly, this product is currently out of stock -- toilet paper always runs out at the worst possible moment. But when it's available again, it will shine a light into the darker recesses of your bathroom. Normally o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/glow-in-the-dark-toilet-paper/

Ghostbusters Steampunks

These steampunk Ghostbusters costumes are really inventive and visually interesting. Definately click on the link and take a look at all the pics because the old-styled ghosts accompanying them are also super cool....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/ghostbusters-steampunks/

KFC Introduces Delicious, Deadly Sandwich

We've posted our share of artery clogging-fair foods before, including the deep-fried Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich, but now KFC's giving them all a run for their money. This heart attack-waiting-to-happen is called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/kfc-introduces-delicious-deadly-sandwich/

Feeding Time at the Zoo

(YouTube link) A school trip to the zoo! What fun for the kids! You can make one of these automatons yourself with a kit for £8, plus £2 for postage. Link -via b3ta zoo, crocodile, automaton, kit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/feeding-time-at-the-zoo/

Ancient Dice

Arjan Verweij collects dice of all kinds, including this Egyptian pair made of bone which is around 2,000 years old. See other ancient dice made from ivory, lead, horn, wood, bronze, and stone. Dice are also categorize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/ancient-dice/

RTOOT

RTOOT stands for Really Terrible Orchestra Of the Triangle. Membership is open to anyone in the Raleigh/Durham area who is not competent enough to play with other orchestras. Who are we? The Really Terrible Orchest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/rtoot/

This American Life

In the world of radio journalism, there's nothing better than "This American Life." With their remarkable focus on everyday people and their indescribable story selection, the hipster-friendly show is a unique radio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/this-american-life/

World’s Longest-serving Bartender

Angelo Cammarata is finally retiring. The 95-year-old bartender has been serving customers at Cammarata's in Pittsburgh for 77 years. That puts him in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-serving bartender e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/worlds-longest-serving-bartender/

America's 10 Best Places to Grow Up

U.S. News and World Report surveyed cities across the US to determine the best places to raise kids. They took into account crime rates, school system ratings, cultural opportunities, recreational activities, child-frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/americas-10-best-places-to-grow-up/

95-Year Old Competitive Runner

(Video Link) Frank Levine began running competitively at the age of 65 -- nothing big, just a marathon. He's run seventeen marathons since that time. Levine just broke a world record for the 5000-meter in the 95-9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/95-year-old-competitive-runner/

The EniCycle: A Motorized Unicycle

The EniCycle, invented by Aleksander Polutnik, has a three-hour battery charge and keeps upright through the use of gyroscopes (like the Segway). It's not yet in production, but there are currently two working model...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/the-enicycle-a-motorized-unicycle/

Clock Spells Out Time

The QLOCKTWO, created by the German design firm Biegert & Funk, spells out time in five minute increments. Four dots in the corners let you know precisely which minute it is. The clock retails in Europe for about $...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/clock-spells-out-time/

Transforming Transformer Costume

(YouTube Link) It's cool enough to have a realistic Bumblebee costume, but what makes this one Neato is that it actually transforms from robot to car mode. I don't have any more information about this clip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/transforming-transformer-costume/

Neatorama Update: Aug 2009

IE7 and IE8 Crashes and Hang UpsI've received a few emails about a looping bug in some ad scripts on the blog that crashed Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (apparently, it didn't affect Firefox). I'd like to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/neatorama-update-aug-2009/

Stupid Table Manners

If you think about it, table manners are just one of the ways The Man has got us under his thumb. Separate forks for salad, fish, oyster and dinner? It's oppression, I tell you.Our BFF BuzzFeed is revolting against some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/stupid-table-manners/

Mountain Biking Through the Mashatu Game Reserve with Hans "No Way" Rey

Photo: Carmen Freeman / Adidas and Planet TalkForget being squished between sweating tourists inside a hot jeep! Mountain bike champ Hans "No Way" Rey found a better way to go tour the Mashatu Game Reserve in B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/mountain-biking-through-the-mashatu-game-reserve-with-hans-no-way-rey/

Our Newest Neatoramanaut: Say Hello to Baby Georgia!

Hello everybody - it's my pleasure to introduce to you the newest Neatoramanaut in the family. Say hello to baby Georgia, who was born just a few days ago. No, no styling gel was involved in the 'do above - Georgie was b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/our-newest-neatoramanaut-say-hello-to-baby-georgia/

Beware the Void Behind the Door

What do you think is behind the door? A black hole? The realm before heavens in Mortal Kombat? Our friend Fernando took this picture in London, his hometown. All I'm saying is, if you don't want people wanderi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/beware-the-void-behind-the-door/

Cool School Buses

WebUrbanist has a great collection of 15 neat school buses turned into artwork. My favorite is the one seen above based on the catbus seen in the anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. This cool art car was one of the many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/21/cool-school-buses/
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