Archive for March 4th, 2010

Sounds Like The Life Of Brilliant Man: Neat Facts About Alexander Graham Bell

Wednesday would have marked the 163rd birthday of Alexander Graham Bell, were he still alive. While his invention of the telephone has always been subject to controversy, there is no denying that the man was quite a geni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/sounds-like-the-life-of-brilliant-man-neat-facts-about-alexander-graham-bell/

Thieves Pull High-Level Heist...Just to Steal New Laptop Computers

As though taking a lesson from the movie Mission Impossible, thieves broke into a Best Buy in New Jersey, rappelling in from a hole that they cut in the roof to hover over a spot obscured from security cameras....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/29907/

Oriental Rug Made Of Carpet Foam

This might be the only time you'll ever want to put carpet padding on top of your carpet. The beautiful rug was constructed by artist Carolyn Salas. http://carolynsalas.com/artwork/847321_Rug_Project.html Via Craftzin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/oriental-rug-made-of-carpet-foam/

Bunny Has Balancing Skills

Feeling low? Is Stuff On My Cat just not cheering you up any more? Perhaps you need to move on to In Almost Every Picture 8, a collection of images taken by one Japanese man of his rabbit balancing an array of items...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/bunny-has-balancing-skills/

The 4,000-Mile Walk to Freedom

In 1939, a young Polish officer named Slavomir Rawicz was sentenced to 25 years of hard labor by the Soviet Union for spying. Three years later, he recruited a few other prisoners to escape in what can only be called an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/the-4000-mile-walk-to-freedom/

Beautiful Rays Of Light

Did you know there's a word for those stunning light beams that shoot through trees, clouds and stained glass windows? I sure didn't, but apparently the proper term is Crepuscular Rays and Environmental Graffiti has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/beautiful-rays-of-light/

Cell Phones that Can Read Lips

Researchers in Germany are trying to develop a cell phone that can read lips by measuring the electrical activity used in the muscles of the mouth while speaking, which is then converted into a computer-simulated voice:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/cell-phones-that-can-read-lips/

Playing Pinball with Your Mind

(YouTube Link) The Berlin Brain-Computer Interface uses signals picked up by an electroencephalogram (EEG) to give commands to machines: While the player imagines left and right hand movements, algorithms de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/playing-pinball-with-your-mind/

Judge Punishes Satirical Website

Hammond Action News is an Onion-esque satire news site that has been ordered by Louisiana District Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks to remove one of its posts, pending a hearing on March 15th filed by Global Wildlife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/judge-punishes-satirical-website/

Twike: Tweeting Bike by Pete Fowler

Welsh artist Pete Fowler, who created the really cool artwork for the band Super Furry Animals, made a "Twike" - a bicycle that will tweet its location as you bike around. It's an art project for the Chance Col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/twike-tweeting-bike-by-pete-fowler/

Easter Bunnies Will Steal Your Soul

In the same vein as Sketchy Santas, the new blog Easter Bunnies Will Steal Your Soul has pictures of terrifying rabbits and/or terrified children posing with that seasonal lagomorph we all know. http://www.easterbunniesw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/easter-bunnies-will-steal-your-soul/

Bottled Water vs. Drinking Fountains

Just this week, the school my children attend got a $500 grant from an environmental agency. The school decided to buy all the students metal water bottles so they could bring water from home and consume fewer bottles of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/bottled-water-vs-drinking-fountains/

Turtle Racing

Imagine a sport where you can finish a drink in the midst of a race of only a few feet. Turtle racing has become a trend in metropolitan bars like Bucky's Grill and Pub in Indianapolis, where the first turtle race was he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/turtle-racing/

If You're Happy and You Know It

(YouTube link) I dare you to watch this hair product ad from Japan and not giggle. -via the PresurferFunny, japan, mohawk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it/

Dinosaurs Are Older Than We Thought

The oldest dinosaur fossil ever found dates back around 230 million years. But the fossils of around a dozen specimens of a new animal called Asilisaurus kongwe, or silesaur, found in Tanzania lead researchers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/dinosaurs-are-older-than-we-thought/

Video Game Wedding Invitation

(YouTube Link) A young couple named Darino and Niko created a wedding invitation in the form of an 8-bit video game. To get the invitation, one must complete the game. At the link, you can view the groom version o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/video-game-wedding-invitation/

Flying Hovercraft

(YouTube Link) New Zealander Rudy Heeman made a hovercraft in his garage. When it hits seventy kph, it starts flying. Heeman homes to sell his invention at $13,000 USD per unit. via Urlesquehovercraft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/flying-hovercraft/

What Is It? Game 130

W00t! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the always-awesome What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange object above is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/what-is-it-game-130/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Guy makes a Hovercraft in his Garage ... and it flies! No, I don't mean it goes really fast. I mean it flies. Link ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/04/videosift-clips-of-the-week-49/
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