Archive for September 4th, 2010

Japanese Precision Walking Competition

You walk, I walk, but the Japanese? Now they precision walk. That's what you're about to see: a precision walking competition. Kind of like marching band, but without the tubas.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via meta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/japanese-precision-walking-competition/

In the Movies: Dams

From Le Grand Portage (Creative Commons) After Thomas Edison built one of the first hydroelectric stations in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1882, dam construction surged throughout the United States, and the world. Hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/in-the-movies-dams/

Happy International Bacon Day!

This morning I cooked a pound of bacon for breakfast. I'm glad I didn't go with the sausage instead, because it was only later that I found out that today is International Bacon Day! International Bacon Day or Bacon Day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/35640/

Bacon Skates

Bacon mania is nothing new -bacon skates were in use in 1931! So, yes, this photo was taken in November 1931 in Chehalis, Washington at the town's Egg Festival. The occasion was a try to break the world record for l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/bacon-skates/

The Ten Commandments Sticky Notes

Commandments Sticky Notes - $6.45Don't just remind yourself with boring ol' sticky notes ... command that things be done (or not done, in this case). Behold the Commandments Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/the-ten-commandments-sticky-notes/

World's Coolest Coffee Machines

These aren't your grandpa's coffee machine. Or your father's for that matter. Walyou has a neat round up of 18 of the coolest coffee machines, including the Racepresso Machine shown above, an espresso machine that looks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/worlds-coolest-coffee-machines/

Warp Speed!

Warp Speed! Is an enjoyable compilation of the evolution of the warp drive effect from Star Trek movies:... from the spectacular neon streak photography of The Motion Picture through the rather less awesome animated trai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/warp-speed/

Anamorphic Optical Illustion Used to Slow Cars Down

How do you keep cars from zooming too fast in a crowded parking lot? How about an anamorphic optical illusion?In Vancouver, the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation and the safety group Preventable have teamed up and place...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/anamorphic-optical-illustion-used-to-slow-cars-down/

The Robotization of Japanese Homes Continues ...

No, that's not Pokemon. That's Toshiba's new robot ApriPoco that will enslave help us with our home life by controlling electrical appliances through verbal commands. But that's not all! Japan is also working on robotic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/the-robotization-of-japanese-homes-continues/

Crocodile Skin Umbrella and Other Ridiculously Expensive Every Day Item

When it rains cats and dogs, do bazillionaires reach for regular boring ol' umbrella? No, my friends. They use this: the $5,000 crocodile skin umbrella. Why? Because they can.Here's a list of 24 ridiculously expensive ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/crocodile-skin-umbrella-and-other-ridiculously-expensive-every-day-item/

Goats Rescued from Bridge

Two goats were stranded for two days when they wandered onto the supports beneath a 60-foot-high train bridge connecting the Signal Peak coal mine to Broadview, Montana. Sandy Church of the Rimrock Humane Society answere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/goats-rescued-from-bridge/

Head-Controlled DeathBot

Meanwhile in the vast military-industrial complex, work continues to create the Scary/Awesome-est Deathbot ever.Behold, a head-controlled robot death turret that absolutely kills on the paintball course: http://www.suici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/head-controlled-deathbot/

Butts Arrested in Boob Murder Case

Some headlines just write themselves. Case in point:Butts Arrested in Boob Murder CasePOTTER TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY - Police have arrested a third person in connection with the murder of Samuel Boob.*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/butts-arrested-in-boob-murder-case/

Hack Job: Make Your Own Skateboard

Jeff Hamada of the art blog Booooooom.com (that's seven o's - I counted) has a pretty nifty "Hack Job" contest going on. You have till Sept 10 to submit your own skateboard-design. It doesn't have to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/hack-job-make-your-own-skateboard/

This Week at Neatorama

Happy Labor Day Weekend! If you've been busy getting ready for relaxing holiday, you might have missed some of our exclusive offerings this week, so here they are again. We learned some Animal Name Origins, courtesy o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/04/this-week-at-neatorama-20/
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