Archive for September 30th, 2010

The World's Biggest and Deadliest Hailstorms

Imagine being hit in the head by a heavy object falling at around 100 miles per hour. Hailstones kill, and sometimes they kill many people at a time. In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-worlds-biggest-and-deadliest-hailstorms/

Housing Developments Viewed From Above

The Big Picture takes a look at housing developments in Southwest Florida courtesy of Google Earth. Viewed from above these 26 photos look like art. The planners of these developments certainly made their mark on the lan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/housing-developments-viewed-from-above/

Google Street View Now Covers Antarctica

Google Street View began in 2007 with images from 5 U.S. cities. Now the project is starting its photographic mapping of Antarctica: Three years later, we’re happy to announce that you can now explore Street Vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/google-street-view-now-covers-antarctica/

The Ultimate Audio Format War: Records vs. Wax Cylinders

Mac vs PC, VHS vs. Betamax, and Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD are famous format wars, but they've got nothing against those fought by Thomas Edison. Here's one that lasted 20 years:The most famous audio format war was between T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-ultimate-audio-format-war-records-vs-wax-cylinders/

An Idiot Abroad: Karl Pilkington Visits China

From his comedy series "An Idiot Abroad," here's Karl Pilkington's experience in China, in which he learned Chinese pronunciation, kung fu, fire massage (yes, you read that right - he got set on fire).Link [emb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/an-idiot-abroad-karl-pilkington-visits-china/

Japanese Company Plans to Use Submarines to Stop Typhoons

A Japanese company is considering using submarines to diminish the power of typhoons that hit that nation: The idea is to use a fleet of around 20 submarines in front of the gathering storm, each fitted with eight pum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/japanese-company-plans-to-use-submarines-to-stop-typhoons/

Giant, Driveable Radio Flyer Wagon

Fred Geller and Judy Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, needed a retirement project. They settled on building a giant version of the classic Radio Flyer toy wagon. It's built on the chassis of a 1976 Mazda pickup truck, so i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/giant-driveable-radio-flyer-wagon/

DUI Scooters

There's a store in Clearwater, Florida that has a unique sign. It reads "DUI Scooters". This scooter dealership caters to people who have lost their driver's licenses, but need transportation. Under the law, riders of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/dui-scooters/

Tank Up Coffee Mug

Tank Up Coffee Mug - $11.95Need fuel? Fill 'er up with hot coffee and watch the gauge climb all the way to the Full mark. The Tank Up Coffee Mug from the NeatoShop uses heat-sensitive printing to show the level of hot be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/tank-up-coffee-mug/

10 Neat Facts About The Flintstones (on their 50th anniversary)

On September 30th, 1960, Americans sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. Fifty years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/10-neat-facts-about-the-flintstones-on-their-50th-anniversary/

The Vision of a Blind Architect

A San Francisco architect who developed sudden blindness has carved out a successful career as a consultant to architectural firms. Shortly before he was laid off, Downey had found a blind computer scientist who had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-vision-of-a-blind-architect/

India Uses Monkey Security Guards

India has deployed large langur monkeys in Delhi to serve as security guards during the upcoming Commonwealth Games. They will chase smaller monkeys away from sporting venues in the city: From Wednesday, 10 langurs w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/india-uses-monkey-security-guards/

The Shweeb Human-Powered Monorail

We've written about the Schweeb before on this blog, but it's so neat, when this new vid surfaced, we knew we'd have to post again. Check out the future of mass transportation. You'll never want to take your boring o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-shweeb-human-powered-monorail/

Super Mario Bros. Sheet Music

Joseph Karam, a fan of Koji Kondo's musical score for Super Mario Bros., discovered that there is no complete body of sheet music for the game. So he decided to create a professional-level transcription:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/super-mario-bros-sheet-music/

What Is It? Game 152

Woot! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the strange object to the left is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/what-is-it-game-152/

Movie Trivia: Wall Street

It’s been 23 years since Michael Douglas proclaimed that “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” Gordon Gekko was back last week with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, so we thought it woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/movie-trivia-wall-street/

The Fastest Lawn Mower in the World

(Video Link) Last weekend, American Bobby Cleveland took his lawn mower out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and accelerated to a record-breaking 96.529 MPH. This performance took the title away from British driver Don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-fastest-lawnmower-in-the-world/

The 411 on 911: A Brief and Incomplete Timeline

Pre-1869 A HEARSE WITH NO NAME Long before ambulances hit the scene, hearses served as the first responders to emergencies. The people who decide if a critically-injured patient...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/the-411-on-911-a-brief-and-incomplete-timeline/

M-Spoons Matryoshka Measuring Spoons

M-Spoons Matryoshka Measuring Spoons - $6.95These Russian ladies are tough and accurate ... in measuring things, that is. The M-Spoons Matryoshka Measuring Spoons from the NeatoShop are a set of nesting spoons that will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/30/m-spoons-matryoshka-measuring-spoons/
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