Archive for December 15th, 2009

Another Global Warming Menace: Black Carbon!

[YouTube Clip] Just when you thought that the world is safe from the One World Government that is meeting in Copenhagen, here comes another menace: black carbon. Okay, okay. We know it more c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/another-global-warming-menace-black-carbon/

Britt Savage's Christmas Wrapping Paper Dress

Remember Britt Savage who made a dress out of tax forms featured on Neatorama before? Well, that little post helped to propel her to Ripley's Believe It or Not stardom (she'll be included in the upcoming book "Incre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/britt-savages-christmas-wrapping-paper-dress/

3,000 Year Old Tablet Decoded to Reveal an Ancient Deportation Program

Archaeologist Timothy Matney and colleagues excavated an ancient tablet from the Assyrian Empire and managed to decipher it to reveal ... a deportation program from 3,000 years ago!So far, the team has deciphered lis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/3000-year-old-tablet-decoded-to-reveal-an-ancient-deportation-program/

Grandma Sends Tweets via Fax

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M09hESE0TBA][YouTube - Link]Dorothy Miller, an 87-year-old grandmother, uses Twitter every day to keep in touch with her family, but she uses no computer. Instead, she uses a fax m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/grandma-sends-tweets-via-fax/

Mystery Couple Starts "Magical" Chain Reaction

It started with one mystery couple in a Philadelphia diner.  Without leaving their name or number, they paid for not only their food, but a random stranger's breakfast.  This set off a chain reaction of generos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/mystery-couple-starts-magical-chain-reaction/

Vote For Your Favorite Sony WX1 Panoramic Photo

A few weeks ago we were asked to participate in this neat little Sweep Panorama photo contest. Sony provided Neatorama with this sleek and very pretty Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 camera to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/vote-for-your-favorite-sony-wx1-panoramic-photo/

Christmas Tree Fire

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2dNN2waoSw] YouTube link. A public service announcement video from the U.S. Department of Commerce demonstrating how rapidly fire will spread in a dry Christmas tree. Some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/christmas-tree-fire/

Inception Movie Poster Looks Like Dark Knight Poster

[caption id="attachment_28296" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Poster art property Warner Bros."][/caption] The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's next project, Inception, opens next J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/inception-movie-poster-looks-like-dark-knight-poster/

Offbeat Energy Drink

Neatorama Shop's selection of Offbeat Drinks Neatorama Christmas Special: Our last shipment for Christmas is here. If you've procrastinated and haven't bough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/offbeat-energy-drink/

Batmobile Limousine

This mysterious Batmobile-styled limousine was recently spotted in New York City. The carblog Autogespot suspects that it's built from a Corvette C4, but that's all the information that I can find. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/batmobile-limousine/

Donations Made To Imaginary Charities

Seinfeld fans are sure to remember the Festivus episode starts with George giving cards to his co-workers that claims he made a donation on behalf to an imaginary charity. In a perfect example of life imitating art,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/donations-made-to-imaginary-charities/

Africa's Elephant Cave Diggers

[caption id="attachment_28290" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Dr. Ian Redmond"][/caption] Kitum Cave in Kenya used to be a lot smaller than it is, but over hundreds of years it has been dug out deeper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/africas-elephant-cave-diggers/

Playful Cat is Playful

(Video Link) Conan the cat really wants to play in this short, sweet clip.  Moar at Conan's YouTube page, where it states: This is a page dedicated to our recent new kitten Conan! We found him walking alone on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/playful-cat-is-playful/

Kitty Coin Box

(YouTube link) This cute Japanese coin bank has a kitten inside with its hand raised just like Maneki Neko! In this case, money does come to him. I wish I knew where to buy this. -via Buzzfeed Update: Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/kitty-coin-box/

Creepy Santa and Other Found Photos

Would you let your children pose with this Santa and his taxidermy donkey? This postcard is part of an extensive collection of found photos belonging to Albert Tanquero. I spent a lot of time this morning looking thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/creepy-santa-and-other-found-photos/

Can Tab Stocking

Need a last-minute stocking for your mantel? If you haven't taken your recycling out in a while, you just might have enough materials to make one out of can tabs. The artist makes everything from shoes to dres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/can-tab-stocking/

Mistle-TIE Fighter

This Star Wars Christmas decoration is one you can make yourself! The TIE fighter is made from felt, cardboard, and pipe cleaners with a sprig of mistletoe added. Hang the finished product over a doorway in the tradi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/mistle-tie-fighter/

Sales of Tiger Woods' Physics Book Way Up

I guess that in scientific publishing, there's no such thing as bad publicity. The textbook Get a Grip on Physics by John Gribbin, featured in Tiger Woods' recent SUV crash, has shot up the bestseller list. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/sales-of-tiger-woods-physics-book-way-up/

Decorated Deer

You are used to seeing fake deer on lawns as Christmas decorations, but in Colorado Springs, you might see a real decorated deer! A TV news crew was there to capture video when a deer with Christmas lights tangl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/decorated-deer/

Product

Product is a graphic tale by Jon Phillips. The dystopian sci-fi plot can get a bit depressing if you think that will bother you. If not, you'll be glad you stuck with it through to the end. Click the linked image to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/product/

The Science of Cooking

The Science of Cooking is full of great information for curious chefs, children learning to cook, or anyone who ever wondered what was really happening when you turn sugar into candy. When you cook up a batch of can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/the-science-of-cooking/

Worlds Largest Windfarm Coming to Oregon

The contract has been signed for the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon, which will cover 30 square miles, and is expected to generate 2 billion kilowatt hours of energy every year. That will provide 10% of the power Cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/worlds-largest-windfarm-coming-to-oregon/

Poetry Clock

I'm not sure how it works, but this 8-ft by 8-ft clock by artist Miss Moun displays the time by selectively lighting up words in a poem. Three words are always lit, and each word represents either the hour, minute,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/poetry-clock/

43 Facts about 44 Presidents

We all know the tired old legends and facts - George Washington 'fessed up to chopping down a cherry tree; Abraham Lincoln lived in a log cabin; JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe; Bill Clinton had some laundering iss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/43-facts-about-44-presidents/

Unexploded Landmines? Call for the HeroRATS

You might be forgiven for thinking that the first day of April has come early but, yes, rats are being used to locate unexploded mines in an attempt to ease the issue of discarded military ordnance scattered across the g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/unexploded-landmines-call-for-the-herorats/

Wooden Sports Car

The Japanese woodworking firm Sada-Kenbi has built a wooden, functional, street-legal sports car. It can reach speeds of up to 80 kph and costs $44,000 USD. The car has stylish gull wing doors and a stereo. More p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/15/wooden-sports-car/






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