Archive for July 27th, 2010

GTFO Winners!

At long last! The votes have been tallied and checked for shenanigans, and we’re happy to present you with the results:Coming in at 5th place, with 6% of the vote, Sword Juggler Guy.*/stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/gtfo-winners/

Tattooed LEGO Minifigs

The ad firm Grey Group made a series of LEGO minifigs that look as though they've received tattoos. They're advertisements for Pilot brand ballpoint pens. You can view several more images at the link. Link via G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/tattooed-lego-minifigs/

Nasal Controller Lets the Paralyzed Operate Machinery by Sniffing

Israeli researchers have developed an interface that can be controlled by breathing through the nose. This technology could be used to help people with limited mobility gain more independence: The "sniff controll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/nasal-controller-lets-the-paralyzed-operate-machinery-by-sniffing/

Your Chance to Win with How Did You Know?

The first day of the new mental_floss/Neatorama How Did You Know trivia hunt is up at mental_floss! Once again, you have a chance to win prizes from the NeatoShop each of the next four days, and more prizes for the u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/your-chance-to-win-with-how-did-you-know/

Ansel Adams Photos from Garage Sale Worth $200 Million

Rick Norsigian's hobby of bargain-hunting at rummage sales has paid off big time. Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, accord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/ansel-adams-photos-from-garage-sale-worth-200-million/

Cat on a Leash

Salon writer Sarah Hepola moved to tiny apartment in Manhattan and found the lack of space severely affected her cat Bubba. Should she take him outside on a leash? Have you ever been able to leash-train a cat? I know, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/cat-on-a-leash/

8 Famous Sea Monsters And Their Real Life Equivalents

If you look hard enough, even the most outlandish legends have a grain of truth somewhere. Reports from antiquity of sea monsters may be fantastic, but they describe what someone at least thought they saw at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/8-famous-sea-monsters-and-their-real-life-equivalents/

Motorized Couch

(YouTube Link) Nick Homer and Stewart Clyde, students at Brigham Young University, built a motorized couch and started driving it around campus: Two twelve volt car batteries power the broken wheel chair moving t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/motorized-couch/

Snack Break: The Stories Behind Your Favorite Movie Theater Candy

For me, part of the fun of going out to the movies is getting to enjoy some guilt-free junk food. There's just something about watching an action-packed blockbuster with a tub of popcorn and some Junior Mints. The next...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/snack-break-the-stories-behind-your-favorite-movie-theater-candy/

Southwest Airlines Kicks Skinny Woman off Plane to Make Room for Larger Passenger

A woman flying on standby on a Southwest Airlines flight was removed from the plane because one passenger needed two seats: A petite Sacramento woman was bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight to make room for an ext...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/southwest-airlines-kicks-skinny-woman-off-plane-to-make-room-for-larger-passenger/

The Development of the Leatherman Multi-Tool

Jim Gorman of Popular Mechanics took a look at some of the early schematics and prototypes for the popular Leatherman Multi-Tool developed by Tim Leatherman in the 1980s. Pictured above are cardboard cut-ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/the-development-of-the-leatherman-multitool/

Give NeatoGeek a Caption!

The new caption contest is up at NeatoGeek! This week, the featured picture is a comic by cartoonist Joel Watson (what you see here is only a detail). The best caption will win a t-shirt from the NeatoShop, so look aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/give-neatogeek-a-caption/

The Wool Butcher Shop

Artist Clëmence Joly knitted a scene from a butcher shop and put it in a shop window in London. Her project is called "The Wool Butchery" and you can view a gallery of eighteen images at the link. Link via Nerdc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/the-wool-butcher-shop/

Full-Sized Electric Helicopter

Pictured above is an artist's conception of Sikorsky's new project. The Firefly, if successful, will be a full-sized helicopter that is powered entirely by electricity: The Firefly is built around the existing S-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/full-sized-electric-helicopter/

Toll Roads for Legalized Car Wars

Where I live in the suburbs of Los Angeles there is a small – admittedly very small – chance I will be shot at while driving or riding in a car on the freeway. For reasons not clear to me, some young men enjoy shoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/toll-roads-for-legalized-car-wars/






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