Archive for June 30th, 2010

Amazon Acquires Woot

(YouTube link) Woot, the discount website that sells one item a day, has been bought by Amazon, which they are quite happy about. In addition to the above video posted at their blog, CEO Matt Rutledge wrote the most a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/amazon-acquires-woot/

I'm Remembering

I'm Remembering is a blog of "Pop-Culture Nostalgery From The 80's & Early 90's." That seems like just yesterday to me, but if it was the period of your childhood, you'll enjoy the photographs, toys, TV shows, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/im-remembering/

New Gel Could Regenerate Human Teeth

Cavities in teeth are normally drilled clean and then filled with an artificial material. This procedure could become obsolete if a new hormone treatment proves successful: The gel or thin film contains a peptide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/new-gel-could-regenerate-human-teeth/

World Transportation Invention Competition

In 1936, Sh?nen Club magazine published an illustrated article entitled “World Transportation Invention Competition,” which took a look at the future of transportation. The illustrations don't look anythi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/world-transportation-invention-competition/

A New Look For Wonder Woman

After 69 years Wonder Woman has decided to wear a less revealing costume. The new look — with an understated “W” insignia, a midnight blue jacket and a flinty fusion of black tights and boots — is darker th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/a-new-look-for-wonder-woman/

The Good Ol' Menstrual Cycle Poster

To explain to her poor husband why she's feeling insane during certain time of the month, Wendy Bryan of I Heart Guts (who makes gems like the Testicle Plush and other internal organ plushies) created this fantastic The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/the-good-ol-menstrual-cycle-poster/

Storm in a Teacup by John Lumbus

For all of you who've experienced storm in a teacup (or tempest in a teapot for us Yanks), you have John Lumbus' sympathy. The automata specialist has created a clever kinetic object out to mark your plight. Behold, Stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/storm-in-a-teacup-by-john-lumbus/

Hackers Can Turn Your Home Computer Into A Bomb and Blow Your Family to Smithereens!

From the hard hitting newspaper, Weekly World News (motto: The World's Only Reliable News!)Spam, viruses, and piracy aren't the only dangers on the web. James Mowery of Techi wrote an article about all the bad things tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/hackers-can-turn-your-computer-into-a-bomb-and-blow-your-family-to-smithereens/

Corvette is Now Kentucky's Official State Sports Car

Corvette lovers rejoice! The Great State of Kentucky has just come to its wits and declared the Chevrolet Corvette as the official sports car of the state: Despite the Corvette’s popularity, the bill almost did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/corvette-is-now-kentuckys-official-state-sports-car/

Shopping Rage Guy: Why Are You Closed?

When a Toronto shopping mall was closed during the G20 Summit (AKA New World Order meeting, for all you conspiracy theorists), a citizen became furious because he couldn't shop.Of course, the Internet was there to docum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/shopping-rage-guy-why-are-you-closed/

Twilight: Eclipse, The 8-Bit Interactive Game

(YouTube link) You don't have to be a Twilight fan to enjoy this 8-bit interactive YouTube game. Just make a decision on which way the adventure should go, and enjoy the silliness along the way! Produced by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/twilight-eclipse-the-8-bit-interactive-game/

Leviathan: The Whale That Killed Whales

Belgian scientist Olivier Lambert has discovered a new species of whale, a prehistoric sperm whale that was a real killer. Leviathan melvillei was the size of modern sperm whales, with a very big difference: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/leviathan-the-whale-that-killed-whales/

2010 Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest Winners

San Jose State University's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is for the worst possible opening line for a novel. Entrants don't have to actually write the novel -- just the first line. Here's this year's winning sentence...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/2010-bulwer-lytton-bad-prose-contest-winners/

Three Solutions to Bad Calls in Soccer

Bad calls by referees have caused substantial controversy at this year's World Cup soccer matches. Chuck Salter of Fast Company talked to Hank Adams, an expert on the subject. Adams proposes three technologica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/three-solutions-to-bad-calls-in-soccer/

New Military Gadget Lets Users Suck Power off of Power Lines

The US Air Force has developed a gadget that will give troops operating in the field access to electricity. Just hook it onto a power line: An engineer at an Air Force research lab in Dayton, Ohio, has figure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/new-military-gadget-lets-users-suck-power-off-of-power-lines/

New Old Spice Ad

(YouTube link) I think you'll like this new ad starring Isaiah Mustafa as as much as the original that aired during the Super Bowl. -via redditcreative, Old Spice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/new-old-spice-ad/

Cell Phones and Honeybees

Way back in 2007, we posted an item about how cell phones might be responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder, which is affecting the world honeybee population. Now, scientists in India have published results of an experim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/cell-phones-and-honeybees/

Low-tech, Organic Pest Control

In the movie Caddyshack, Bill Murray ruined a golf course trying to get rid of gophers. Landscapers at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania have a better idea. They've brought in bluebirds, swallo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/low-tech-organic-pest-control/

Woman Blames Crash on Vampire

An unnamed woman in Colorado backed her car into a canal near the town of Fruita Sunday night. She told police that she saw a vampire in the road and was so scared she put her car into reverse and backed away, ending up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/woman-blames-crash-on-vampire/

10 Weird Items People Tried to Smuggle

When laws forbid people from transporting something from one place to another, there will be those who try to do it anyway. Smuggled drugs, guns, cash, stolen goods, and immigrants are seized every day. However, some thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/10-weird-items-people-tried-to-smuggle/

Sagrada Familia: The Unfulfilled Vision of a Unique Architect

Today the architectural world remains divided. Should the cathedral be completed in a less ambitious contemporary style? Or should it be left, unfinished, as an original creation? One exhibit in the Paris Exhibiti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/sagrada-familia-the-unfulfilled-vision-of-a-unique-architect/

How to Make BRAAAINS cupcakes. For Zombies!

Mira Grant, author of the zombie novel Feed, shows how to make adorable braaains cupcakes for the zombies in your life.So you’re preparing your ultimate zombie-themed dinner party, and you’re stuck for a dessert....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/how-to-make-braaains-cupcakes-for-zombies/




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