Archive for March 22nd, 2010

Plastiki, A Boat Made from Plastic Bottles, Sails for Australia from California

The Plastiki is a boat made from recycled plastic bottles. It was built by a team led by David de Rothschild in order to call attention to the value of recycling. It set sail on Saturday from Sausalito, Californ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/plastiki-a-boat-made-from-plastic-bottles-sails-for-australia-from-california/

Variable Lethality Rifle

Police sometimes use rubber bullets to subdue protesters or rioters without killing them. Unfortunately, rubber bullets can still kill people, especially at close range. In response to this problem, Lund Technologies h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/variable-lethality-rifle/

Caterpillar Camouflage

There's a caterpillar in this photograph taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Can you see it? Better yet, can you identify it? From Flickr user WohinAuswandern. Link -via TYWKIWDBIcamouflage, Caterpillar, Malaysia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/caterpillar-camouflage/

Unemployed Man Giving Away $10 Every Day

Reed Sandridge lost his job last year and took up a new hobby. He gives away $10 every day to someone who looks as if they could use it, a different person every day. And Sandridge expects nothing in return but a good fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/unemployed-man-giving-away-10-every-day/

Polar Bears Are Soluble in Water

Hello Neatoramanauts! Just wanted to let you all know that we've recently moved our servers. If you had trouble accessing the blog over the weekend, that was the cause (I've noticed that some DNS servers around the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/polar-bears-are-soluble-in-water/

No School Bus? Then Ride a Zip Line to School

Transportation is challenging for people living in the mountains around the Rio Negro in Colombia. For more than two hundred years, the only way in or out of this area has been by zip line. Even school-age children rid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/no-school-bus-then-ride-a-zip-line-to-school/

Advertising Slogans

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your knowledge and memory of advertising slogans, recent, old, and even older. The questions are not easy, especially if you have grown immune to advertising. I only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/advertising-slogans/

Kangaroo Punches Jogger

David Striegl of Canberra, Australia was jogging on Mount Ainslie during his lunch break when he was assaulted by a kangaroo who punched him in the face! Striegl was found dazed and bleeding and was taken to a hospital b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/kangaroo-punches-jogger/

What Does This Cat See?

(YouTube link) Maybe he has been exposed to the seamier side of the internet. Like they say, what has been seen cannot be unseen! -via Unique DailyCat, expression...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/what-does-this-cat-see/

Fallas: Most incredible festival in Europe

Friday night was the big finale of the month-long Fallas 2010 festival in Valencia, Spain. It is called the Cremà. Gigantic structure made for the occasion are burned with great joy.I’ve often tried to expla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/22/fallas-most-incredible-festival-in-europe/




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