Archive for October 9th, 2010

Airplane! as a Drama

(Video Link) Airplane! -- the 1980 Zucker brothers comedy about a midair jetliner disaster -- is a remake of the 1957 thriller Zero Hour! Simon Hollington and Kypros Kyprianou ripped all of the jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/airplane-as-a-drama/

Woman Chronicles Her Life from Ages 16-88 in Shooting Gallery Photos

In 1936, Ria van Dijk of Tilburg, the Netherlands, visited a shooting gallery. She was sixteen years old. When she hit a target, the impact tripped a camera which snapped her picture. Ria thoroughly enjoyed the ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/woman-chronicles-her-life-from-ages-16-88-in-shooting-gallery-photos/

Robot with a Sense of Touch

(Video Link) Joe Romano, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, modified a robot to sense objects and pick them up without either crushing or dropping them: This information has already been used t...

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Scientists Confirm that the Black Death Was Bubonic Plague

Although historical records describe the 14th Century pestilence known as the Black Death in a way that indicates that it was the bubonic plague, only recently has science confirmed this hypothesis: “Our data … en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/scientists-confirm-that-the-black-death-was-bubonic-plague/

For Sale: Supersonic Car

For a mere $3 million, you can have your very own supersonic car. It's called The Spirit of America Sonic Arrow. This 1996 custom vehicle was built to reach up to 900 MPH and comes with spare parts, design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/for-sale-supersonic-car/

Antique Burglar Alarm

This burglar alarm was patented by George Pratt in 1883. A wire is attached to the trigger, which fires blank cartridges when pulled. It looks like a user might be able to load it with real cartridges. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/antique-burglar-alarm/

Creepy Dolls by Shain Erin

Shain Erin uses dolls as an art medium. These creepy dolls are fashioned as zombies, ghosts, mummies, skeletons, and monsters! People like them; many of the dolls featured in his gallery have been sold, but there are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/creepy-dolls-by-shain-erin/

Smell Like a Monster

(YouTube link) Our Muppet friend Grover is the Old Spice Guy in this charming parody. Did you know Grover has his own Facebook page? -via redditOld Spice, muppet, ad parody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/smell-like-a-monster/

This Week at Neatorama

I hope you've had a great week! If you've been as busy as I have, maybe you can relax and catch up this weekend. To save you from having to click through pages and pages of Neatorama, here are links to our latest feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/09/this-week-at-neatorama-24/
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