Archive for September 28th, 2010

The New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum

After more than half a century, the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum is finally opening in its own, permanent location: nestled into the hills of Pan Pacific Park. I got an exclusive tour of the museum as they prepare to off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/the-new-los-angeles-holocaust-museum/

A Touchdown to Remember

(YouTube link) Last Friday, the Snohomish Panthers were losing a home football game to the Lake Stevens Vikings. It would have been a game to forget until they put in 17-year-old Ike Ditzenberger, who has Down syndr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/a-touchdown-to-remember/

Illuminated Loo

When you get up in the dark of the night, what is it that you really need to see? The toilet! LavNav lights up only the toilet, so you can see where you are "going". It's motion-triggered, which saves batter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/illuminated-loo/

Just Friends

Can men and women ever really be "just friends"? A series of articles at Slate magazine this week explores the question from different angles. Today's feature highlights platonic relationships in Hollywood movies, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/just-friends/

Pink Cat Claimed

Over the weekend, a cat in Swindon, England was turned over to the RSPCA in a suspected case of abuse because it had been dyed bright pink. The shelter found the cat to be in good health, and could see that whoever dyed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/pink-cat-claimed/

Mad Max Reenactment

Apparently there's a growing subculture of people who reenact scenes -- including replica clothing and vehicles -- from the 1979 Mel Gibson movie Mad Max. Fans are getting together in the California desert next...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/mad-max-reenactment/

The Original Star Trek Theme Had Lyrics

(Video Link) The immediate source for this post is Snopes, but I've snooped around some other sources. As a result, I'm reasonably sure that this story is true. Alexander Courage wrote the orchestral theme to *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/the-original-star-trek-theme-had-lyrics/

Tactile Navigation Interface Pokes You When It's Time to Turn

Verbal directions given by GPS navigation systems can be hard to hear in a noisy car. That's why researchers at the University of Utah are developing a navigation system that communicates driving directions through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/tactile-navigation-interface-pokes-you-when-its-time-to-turn/

Dim Sum Flowchart

Are you a dim sum virgin? Intrigued with the traditional Chinese breakfast but don't know what to order? Well, you don't have to look like a fool and pantomime your way through the Chinatown culinary experience anymore!O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/dim-sum-flowchart/

LEGO City Key Light

LEGO City Minifig Keylights: Policeman, Fireman, Construction Worker - $9.95LEGO has come up with the follow-up of their popular Minifig keychain LED flashlight: here are the Policeman, Fireman, and Construction Worker C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/lego-city-key-light/

Mr. Trolololo Makes His Comeback Performance

(Video Link) Eduard Khil, the 70's era Russian singer who became an Internet sensation several months ago, finally made a public performance. Here he is singing (lip synching) his trademark song when...Darth Vader,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/mr-trolololo-makes-his-comeback-performance/

Knitted Elvis Wig

Flickr user MrsWoman knitted this wig that will make any man look cool, like The King. Sadly, she doesn't provide any instructions on how to make your own. But at her site, you can examine similar crafts that she's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/knitted-elvis-wig/

An Escalator Than Can Handle Curves

(Video Link) The Levytator is a free-form escalator that can bend and curve as needed by architects. It operates on one continuous loop, so there's no need for redundant conveyors moving in opposite directions:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/an-escalator-than-can-handle-curves/

Leaf Carving

Leaf carving involves cutting away at a leaf until it reveals an image. This is a craft practiced by Nature's Art, a studio in Hengshui, China. At the link, you can view several other examples as well as instructio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/leaf-carving/

Tilt Shift Vincent Van Gogh

Artist Serena Malyon used Photoshop to add a tilt-shift photographic element to sixteen works of Vincent Van Gogh. Her images give the impression that viewers are looking miniatures. Link via DudeCraft | Artist's devi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/tilt-shift-vincent-van-gogh/

Germany Makes Final Reparations Payment for World War I

In 1919, after the close of World War I, Germany was assessed 226 billion marks in reparations payments against its foes. On Sunday, that nation will pay its final installment of this bill: The final payment of £59....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/germany-makes-final-reparations-payment-for-world-war-i/

New Parking Garage Parks Car For You

The Cube is a new skyscraper in Birmingham, UK, that contains a parking garage. Drive your car inside, stop, and get out. Lifts will carry and shift your car around to an open slot. So there's no need to go drivin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/new-parking-garage-parks-car-for-you/

How Did You Know?

Neatorama and mental_floss have teamed up for another chance for you to win prizes! The latest How Did You Know contest starts today at mental_floss. Every day this week, you'll get a challenges at noon at mental_floss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/how-did-you-know-2/

Introducing Neato-Puzzles

We're thrilled to present a new collaboration with Conceptis Puzzles today! Every Tuesday, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, starting on the easy side with a 9x9 sudoku puzzle. If you don't know how to solv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/introducing-neato-puzzles/

Authentic 1966 Batmobile® Replicas

If you buy me one of these Fiberglass Freaks drivable 1966 Batmobile replicas, I promise to use it for good, not evil! Only 8 cars a year will be manufactured by Mark Racop's Indiana shop. These accurately detai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/driveable-1966-batmobile-replicas/

Ig Nobel Libretto: “Chicken versus Egg”

The 2010 Ig Nobel Prizes will be awarded this Thursday, September 30th, at Harvard University's Sanders Theater. Tickets are sold out, but the ceremonies will be streamed live for your entertainment beginning at 7:30...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/28/ig-nobel-libretto-chicken-versus-egg/




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