Archive for November 30th, 2009

Five Modern Technologies That Might Not Be So Modern

We think we live in such modern times, with fabulous inventions that make our lives easier and provide great convenience. But some of those inventions might not be as modern as we think. Take a look at these five inventi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/five-modern-technologies-that-might-not-be-so-modern/

8 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

A bridge can be a way of getting from one place to another. A bridge can also be a work of art, a sight for sore eyes, and a way to enhance the beauty of its surroundings. These bridges are all of these things! Shown i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/8-most-beautiful-bridges-in-the-world/

Crazy Case Mods

Web Urbanist has a great post of case mods on their recent post. The most awesome is disputably this beer dispenser mod. Even non-beer drinkers (like myself) can still appreciate the genius behind this creation. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/crazy-case-mods/

Hi-Res Photos From Space

These two photos are from the latest Space Shuttle Atlantis mission (STS-129), which seemed to come and go much faster than the one before it.  At left, Atlantis prepares to dock at the International Space Station.  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/hi-res-photos-from-space/

Krampus is Making a Christmas Comeback

This Christmas, forget Santa. There's a mythical creature that's making a big comeback: the Krampus.Popular in Alpine villages centuries ago, Krampus scared kids straight—his long red tongue upped the fear fact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/krampus-is-making-a-christmas-comeback/

Why Are People So Interested in This Tiger Woods Thing?

So. Unless you've been living in a cave, you know by now that Tiger Woods got into a car accident on Friday morning. A media frenzy followed, fueled by a rumor of Tiger's infidelity and his silence over the whole thing....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/why-are-people-so-interested-in-this-tiger-woods-thing/

School of Pot: Cannabis College Offers Higher Education in Growing Medical Marijuana

Oh, boy. College today sure is different than when I went to school. Case in point: Med Grow Cannabis College, a school in Michigan that teaches students on how to grow medical marijuana (legalized there by a referendum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/school-of-pot-cannabis-college-offers-higher-education-in-growing-medical-marijuana/

Expressionist Versions of Classic Arcade Games

Minneapolis-based illustrator Brock Davis painted Expressionist screenshots of classic arcade games, such as the above Donkey Kong. Two more at the link. Link via Geekologie | Artist's Website | Flickr S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/expressionist-versions-of-classic-arcade-games/

Sinusoidal Door

This door by the architectural firm Matharaoo Associates is designed to resemble a sine wave. Now in the home of a diamond merchant in Surat, India, the door measures 5.2m high and 1.7m wide and is made from 40 bloc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/sinusoidal-door/

Scientists Grow Meat in Lab

Researchers at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands have recently grown synthetic pork meat in a laboratory setting. Lois Rogers writes for The Times: The advent of so-called “in-vitro” or culture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/scientists-grow-meat-in-lab/

Mussolini's Stolen Brain Offered On eBay

After Mussolini was executed, his body was strung up before being brought to the hospital for autopsy and eventually returned to the family members. So, when an eBay auction started for the brain and some blood sampl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/mussolinis-stolen-brain-offered-on-ebay/

ABC Cookie Cutters

ABC Cookie Cutters - $8.95What's better than a warm and yummy gingerbread man cookie for Christmas? How about ones that are funny to boot? Here's the ABC (Already Been Chewed) Cookie Cutters, from the Neatorama Shop: htt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/abc-cookie-cutters/

Awful Library Books

Mary and Holly are Michigan librarians who are really into "weeding," meaning they strive to keep their books relevant and "weed" out dated, damaged, and just plain wrong titles.  Recently featured on Jimmy Kimmel L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/awful-library-books-2/

Classic Door Prank

It always bugs me when I see someone press on the glass portion of a door to open it (this is probably due to years in a job that required my cleaning such doors), so this footage from sometime in the 20th century is lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/classic-door-prank/

Corduroy Skirts Are A Sin

The week before Thanksgiving, a woman named Michelle Deferio stood on a street corner on Syracuse University campus holding a sign proclaiming that homosexuality is a sin. That required a re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/corduroy-skirts-are-a-sin/

Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels in Malaysia

Forget the namby-pamby cigarette warning label we have here in the United States. Here's a very graphic warning label from cartons of Malaysian clove cigarettes. Alas, even these warning labe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/graphic-cigarette-warning-labels-in-malaysia/

Lost Dog Flier for "Chewie"

Pic: chantastic [Flickr]Interbent blog has a fantastic collection of street art inspired by Star Wars. This one above, a fictional lost dog flier, is surely a performance piece in Venice, California.Check out the rest: h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/lost-dog-flier-for-chewie/

Super Emo Friends

J of Jsalvadordesign is one very cool dude (case in point: name is "J" - how much cooler can you get?). I had a chuckle at his latest creations: a series of paintings of emo superheroes (sold out on Etsy, sadly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/super-emo-friends/

Prime Minister of Vanuatu Fired For Not Having Absence Notes

Ever got into trouble for forgetting your absence note? I betcha it's not as big as this: Edward Natapei, the Prime Minister of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu lost his job because he didn't have an absence note for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/prime-minister-of-vanuatu-fired-for-not-having-absence-notes/

Otter Snow Fun

(YouTube link) Otters enjoy sledding and skiing, and they don't even need expensive equipment to do it! -via Unique Dailysnow, otters, Yellowstone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/otter-snow-fun/

Physics Bumper Sticker

Points for you if you already understand this physics-based bumper sticker. The effect is called blue shift. From Wikipedia: Blue shift is the shortening of a transmitted signal's wavelength, and/or an increase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/physics-bumper-sticker/

Zipper Coconuts

It's a simple and elegant concept: saw a coconut in two, then reattach the halves with a zipper. The result is an instant handbag. These are popular crafts for sale to tourists on Lamu Island off the coast of Kenya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/zipper-coconuts/

Inflatable Concrete and Other Innovations in Materials Science

The Medium Awards is an annual materials sciences recognition program in the UK. Cliff Kuang of Fast Company has a slideshow of seven winners, including a carbon fiber alternative made from carrots, a spong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/inflatable-concrete-and-other-innovations-in-materials-science/

Sneaking Into Auschwitz

As a British soldier in World War II, Denis Avey was captured by the Germans and sent to a prison camp, which was connected to the Auschwitz camp. While most inmates were concerned with getting out, Avey was trying to *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/sneaking-into-auschwitz/

Super Mario Bros. Synchronized to Play Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"

(YouTube Link) This video shows four different levels of Super Mario Bros. in which the sound effects were synchronized to play four different musical parts in the Queen song "Don't Stop Me Now." If that e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/super-mario-bros-synchronized-to-play-queens-dont-stop-me-now/

Neatorama Christmas Special

This Christmas, skip the long lines and hassles of going to the mall. Neatorama's got your covered: you'll get a free Mystery Bonus with every purchase of select items in our Christmas Special (while supplies last, no ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/neatorama-christmas-special/

What You Don't Know About Poinsettias Won't Kill You

Both Christmas and National Poinsettia Day (December 12) are coming up soon, which brings up some interesting questions you may never have considered before. For example, why is a flower indigenous to Mexico commonly rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/30/what-you-dont-know-about-poinsettias-wont-kill-you/
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