Archive for May 20th, 2010

20 Weirdest Case Mods We Could Find

Comic-Con, computer  encasement modifications (or case mods) are one of those areas where being a huge nerd intersects with being an artist. Of course, the work is less about displaying your ability to cram the basic...

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Thank you, BP!

This cake was spotted at Breaux Mart in New Orleans by Flickr user skooksie. Link -via BuzzfeedCake, new orleans, bakery, British Petroleum, oil spill...

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Figs and Wasps

Are figs really full of baby wasps? It sounds like an urban legend, so the answer may surprise you. Wasps burrow into figs to lay their eggs. While these images may not be all that appetizing, there's no reason to s...

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Scientist Claims to Have Created First Synthetic Life Form

A team led by geneticist J. Craig Venter claims to have created a synthetic life form. This process involved building a genome from pre-existing fragments and then placing the resulting product inside a single-celled or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/scientist-claims-to-have-created-first-synthetic-life-form/

Ninjas Rescue Man from Muggers

A German exchange student in Sydney, Australia was getting beaten and mugged by thugs. That's when the ninjas showed up: They grabbed his phone and iPod and kicked him while he lay on the ground. However, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/ninjas-rescue-man-from-muggers/

Entering the Sauna World Championships

Rick Reilly, a reporter for ESPN, entered the Sauna World Championship competition in Finland in 2007. In an excerpt from his book, Reilly describes his experience. It wasn't long before he realized he was in over his he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/entering-the-sauna-world-championships/

Cracklin Rosie on a Whole Lotta Mobile Phones

(YouTube link) Steffest made a musical instrument by cobbling together several different cell phones and even an iPod! Link -via the Presurfercell phone, musical instrument, phoneguitar, Neil Diamond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/cracklin-rosie-on-a-whole-lotta-mobile-phones/

The Hundred-Layer Lasagne

Mark Ladner makes lasagne (that's how the article spells it) in pans that hold 80 potions portions each, using 50 layers of paper-thin pasta and 50 layers of three sauces. It's part of a nine-course meal at the New York...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/the-hundred-layer-lasagne/

Would You Live in a Church?

Looking at the pictures, I would definitely live in this church in Kyloe, North Cumberland, England, which was converted into a home. Look at the beautiful stained glass! But, based on all the comments, there are certain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/would-you-live-in-a-church/

Every Country is #1 at Something

Every country is #1 at something. For Finland, it's the number of female doctors; for Gabon, it's manganese reserves; for Canada, it's fruit juice drinkers. Graphic designer David McCandless has a demographic to wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/every-country-is-1-at-something/

What Is It? Game 139

W00t! It's time for this week's collaboration with the always-awesome What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this strange (and pointy!) object above is for?Two winners this week: the first correct guess and the funniest bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/what-is-it-game-139/

Massive Elevator Can Move 80 People at a Time

A new office building in Osaka, Japan, has the largest passenger elevators in that country. Each of the five elevators at the Umeda Hankyu Building: [...] can each carry up to 80 passengers, or 5,250 kilogram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/massive-office-elevator-can-move-80-people-at-a-time/

Sensory Box

(Video Link) Are you easily entertained by flashing lights and shiny objects? Well, then, good news! You'll like this trippy display of computer graphics which, Google Translate suggests, is a promotional video fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/sensory-box/

Another Great Gift Idea

Wouldn't you like a Yuk-Man of your own? It might be hard to find, however. The only reference I could find for this toy was a newspaper article from 1986. You might try eBay. -via Tacky RaccoonsToy, retro, slime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/another-great-gift-idea/

PEN Giant

YouTube ClipRemember Wolf Pig? After Takeuchi Taijin released his viral video (now over 2.7 million views on YouTube) Olympus created PEN Story, an ad using similar stop motion process with over 10,000 photographs (Tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/20/pen-giant/
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