Archive for July 8th, 2010

Bacon Air Freshener

Bacon Air Freshener - $2.95What could be better than the smell of sizzling bacon? (Indeed, a recent survey showed that people prefer the smell of bacon to a newborn baby) But getting that yummylicious smell for your pers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/bacon-air-freshener/

Solar Plane Completes 24-hour Flight

The Solar Impulse (previously at Neatorama), an experimental electric plane with rechargeable solar batteries, has completed a 24-hour continuous flight, with no fuel. The flight proves that the plane's solar collectors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/solar-plane-completes-24-hour-flight/

Wedding Photography

(YouTube link) Wait for it... wait for it... and let's hope he has a backup camera. -via Digg Wedding, fail, Photographer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/wedding-photography/

In the Movies: Drive-In Movie Theaters

Image Credit: Flickr user bound_4_freedom I miss going to the drive-in, a movie experience unlike any other yet a quickly disappearing icon of early American car culture. The differences between going to a drive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/in-the-movies-drive-in-movie-theaters/

The World's Largest Skateboard...

(YouTube Link) ...is about the size of a small bus. It was built by Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks, and in this video, he and his friends decided to take it for a ride at Camp Woodard, Pennsylvania. via Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/worlds-largest-skateboard/

Bicycle Folds in Half to Deter Thieves

21-year old Kevin Scott designed a bicycle that should be harder to steal than most conventional bikes. The frame can be folded in half and the whole bicycle wrapped around an immovable obstacle: The De Montfort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/bicycle-folds-in-half-to-deter-thieves/

Beavis and Butt-Head Returning to TV

Entertainment and celebrity gossip site Gossip Cop is confirming rumors that Mike Judge and MTV are bringing back the 90s cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head: Series creator (and main voice) Mike Judge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/beavis-and-butt-head-returning-to-tv/

What I've Learned: David Blaine

Love him or hate him, one thing's for sure: street magician turned endurance stuntman David Blaine is endlessly fascinating.For its series "What I've Learned," Esquire Magazine interviewed David Blaine about nu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/what-ive-learned-david-blaine/

Bus Stop Opera

Well, if you won't go to the opera, then the opera will just have to come to you. Here's a wonderful public performance by a group of very talented college students. Behold, the Bus Stop Opera:Public performances tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/bus-stop-opera/

42 Greatest Old Spice Commercials Ever Made

Love the "I'm on a horse" commercials ... er, manmercials for Old Spice? Then you'll love this compilation of 42 of the funniest, strangest, and most wonderful Old Spice ads ever made, over at Ranker: Link - *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/42-greatest-old-spice-commercials-ever-made/

The Clever Hook

Sculptor and engineer Stefan Bennedahl created a hook called the Clever Hook that truly lives up to its brainy name:Neatly packed into a translucent acrylic housing, the wall-mounted Clever Hook has a self-grabbing m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/the-clever-hook/

The Betty White Calendar

You all know that Betty White is enjoying a red-hot resurgence of her career after a Facebook campaign to have her host Saturday Night Live succeeded. Now, America's Golden Girl has her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/the-betty-white-calendar/

Barefoot Bandit's Mom: "I Think It's Kind of Neat"

Colton Harris-Moore may just be 19 years old, but his rap sheet is already quite impressive. The "Barefoot Bandit" has hundreds of burglaries under his belt, including the theft of at least three airplanes and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/barefoot-bandits-mom-i-think-its-kind-of-neat/

"White Privilege" in India

Dave Prager and Jenny Steeves, a New York couple living in India (and whose blog Our Delhi Struggle - get it? - documents their fascinating "stranger in a strangeland" tales), were asked whether they enjoy &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/white-privilege-in-india/

World’s Tallest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

The world's tallest and arguably the most futuristic tent has opened to the public in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre, located in the capital city of Astana, is 150m (490ft)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/worlds-tallest-tent-opens-in-kazakhstan/

Candwich -- The Canned Sandwich

Anything is better if it's made with bacon, put in a can, or called "tactical". Hence the Candwich, which is either a peanut butter & jelly sandwich or chicken sandwich. In a can. The company has gained public...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/candwich-the-canned-sandwich/

Is This Woman 130 Years Old?

Antisa Khvichava is celebrating her 130th birthday today in Sachire, Georgia. She worked as a tea and corn picker until she was 85 years old, then retired and now lives with her 40-year-old grandson. "I've always be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/is-this-woman-130-years-old/

Allie's Dog

Have you ever known a dog who couldn't figure out how stairs work? Allie at Hyperbole and a Half has such a dog. I guarantee, you will love her no matter how intellectually-challenged she is! Linkdog, Intelligence, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/allies-dog/

Happy Birthday, Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin was born in Germany 172 years ago today. Zeppelin didn't invent the airship, but he made them bigger and better to the point that they became known as zeppel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/happy-birthday-ferdinand-von-zeppelin/

Ten Unique Telephone Booths

Telephone booth? What's that? Oh, that's where Superman changes into his costume! I can hear my kids puzzling over this now... but there are phone booths still surviving in the world. Some have quite a story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/ten-unique-telephone-booths/

Your Caption Needed!

Take a second look at this picture. Better yet, look at the full version at NeatoGeek. Now, what's the caption? You could win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop if your caption is the best. Leave yours in a comment at NeatoGee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/your-caption-needed/

What Is It? Game 144

Hello Neatoramanauts! It's time for yet another game with the always awesome What Is It? Blog. This week's game brings us the strange object to the left: do you know what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/what-is-it-game-144/

When Propaganda Backfires

Blonde Bombshells (image source: Psywar.org) The Plan: During WWII, Axis powers attempted to wage psychological warfare against the Allies in a highly unusual wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/when-propaganda-backfires/

Stop-Motion LEGO Shootout

(YouTube Link) YouTube user Keshen8 makes great stop-motion LEGO videos. Two years ago, we featured his reworking of the trailer for The Dark Knight in that medium. Recently, he uploaded this video, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/stop-motion-lego-shootout/

All The News That's Fit To Sew

As news-gathering departs from paper form and is conveyed instead through the television and internet, the newspaper becomes a nostalgic and old-fashioned object. I describe the beauty of the ritual experien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/all-the-news-thats-fit-to-sew/

Ms Food Face Dinner Plate: Play With Your Food!

Ms Food Face Kid's Dinner Plate - $11.95Got a fussy eater? Make meal time fun for toddlers with the Food Face and Ms Food Face Kid's Dinner Plate from the NeatoShop. The heavy-duty high-fire ceramic plate has a blank fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/ms-food-face-dinner-plate-play-with-your-food/

Ninja Monkeys Escaped!

Fifteen ninja monkeys on treesEvil scientists, beware! Cages, plodding henchmen ...er, "graduate students" and even seventeen-feet tall electrified fence are match for ... the ninja monkeys: A grou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/ninja-monkeys-escaped/

Can You Commit Suicide While Sleeping?

Actually, the answer is yes - here's a medical condition called parasomnia pseudo-suicide to give some of us insomnia just thinking about it:A man jumps out a fifth-story window. A woman marches into oncoming traffic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/can-you-commit-suicide-while-sleeping/

New Deep-Sea Life Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Purple-winged enteropneust. Photo: David ShaleScientists first thought that the deep valley of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a massive undersea mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, was too harsh a climate for life. But when they ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/new-deep-sea-life-forms-in-the-atlantic-ocean/

Living In A Room With 40 Venomous Snakes

If your roommates bite, take solace that at least they're not venomous unlike those of David Jones. The 44-year-old British carpenter is trying to break a world record by sharing a room for four months with 40 of the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/08/living-in-a-room-with-40-venomous-snakes/






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