Archive for October 14th, 2010

10 of the Scariest Scenes in 80s Movies I Saw as a Kid

As an 80's kid myself I can certainly relate to Natania's list of scary movie scenes over at Geeks Are Sexy: During that decadent decade of Reaganomics, shoulder pads, and scrunchies, it never really occurred to mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/10-of-the-scariest-scenes-in-80s-movies-i-saw-as-a-kid/

Parachuting into a Football Stadium

(Video Link) Sgt. Adam Sniffen of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne division dropped into the football stadium at the University of Michigan to deliver the game ball. A tongue-controlled head-mounted camera captured h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/parachuting-into-a-football-stadium/

Charles Babbage's Early Computer May Finally Be Built

In 1837, Charles Babbage designed an early computer. He called it the Analytical Engine. Unfortunately, Babbage died before he could build it. But there's a campaign underway to make one using the original blueprints:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/charles-babbages-early-computer-may-finally-be-built/

Krupp Digging Machine

Taking over five years to design and manufacture along with $100 million, the Krupp Digging Machine is the largest trenching machine in the world.  This amazing machine is 700 ft long and weighs over 45,000 tons.  Ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/krupp-digging-machine/

Man in Kenya Builds Airplane from Scrap

(Video Link) Gabriel Nderitu, an IT professional in Kenya, is almost finished making his homemade airplane. He researched the design online and built it out of spare parts: In the end, Nderitu mounted a Toyota e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/guy-in-kenya-builds-airplane-from-scrap/

For the Second Time in History, Humans Have Exterminated a Virus

Rinderpest is a virus that kills cattle. Scientists believe that, except for samples in controlled laboratory conditions, they have wiped it out of existence. If true, this will be the second time in human history that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/for-the-second-time-in-history-humans-have-eradicated-a-virus/

The McDonald's Wedding Package

After a couple met, dated, and then hosted their wedding party at a McDonald's location in Hong Kong, the company began offering wedding packages in that city: The package has all the details to attract a wedding banq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/the-mcdonalds-wedding-package/

The Shortest Book Titles

AbeBooks.com has compiled a list of the shortest book titles in the English language. Twenty are only a single letter long, such as Andrew Lewis Conn's P. Literary superstars like John Berger, John Updike an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/the-shortest-book-titles/

Human Procreation in Space Could Be Dangerous

You may want to reconsider getting pregnant (or impregnating someone) while in space. Low or zero gravity may impair the development of healthy embryos: Microgravity apparently tampers with stem cells, which all othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/human-procreation-in-space-could-be-dangerous/

New Artificial Reef Made From Sculptures of Real People

The Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA) is a project designed to divert tourists from the fragile coral reefs of Cancun and Isla Mujeres. British artist Jason de Caires Taylor created  'life casts' made from a special...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/new-artificial-reef-made-from-sculptures-of-real-people/

Pig Placenta Drink

I suppose that it's possible that this drink really is made from placentas. But I prefer to believe that the name is figurative, rather than literal. If you discover otherwise, please keep that information to yours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/human-placenta-drink/

Walking Dinosaur Skeleton

(Video Link) YouTube user onredpaper reports that this footage is from an exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. It shows a replica dinosaur skeleton walking. via Geekologie | California Academy of Scien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/walking-dinosaur-skeleton/

Ice Ball Molds

The Ice Ball Mold makes perfect spheres of ice in several sizes, ranging from 30 mm to 80 mm. It's intended for use by bartenders. You can watch a video of the gadget in action at the link. Link via GearFuse | P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/ice-ball-molds/

Speakers that Change Shape with the Volume

Carson Leong designed computer speakers that bellow out as the volume increases: To turn the volume down, simple squeeze the skin to the desired volume. This creates a more tactile and visual experience for the u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/speakers-that-change-shape-with-the-volume/

A Device to Prevent Genital Injuries when Crashing a Bicycle

The Stemie is a a rubber device that slips over a bicycle's handlebar stem. If a rider crashes and flies over the handlebars, the Stemie is designed to prevent painful impacts to the groin. Link via CrunchGear |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/a-device-to-prevent-genital-injuries-when-crashing-a-bicycle/

Robot Trained to Repeatedly Punch Humans

Robots usually aren't supposed to hurt people. But how does a robot know if its actions injure a human? The only way is for the robot to learn how much physical pressure the human body can comfortably endure. So Borut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/robots-trained-to-repeatedly-punch-humans/

LEGO in the City

Temujin Doran is an illustrator based in London. He created an advertising portfolio for LEGO by superimposing LEGO pieces and minifigs over real life. You can view six more examples at the link. Link | Artist's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/lego-in-the-city/

Miner 34

(YouTube link) Now that all the miners and rescue workers are safely out of the collapsed copper mine in Chile, The Brothers McLeod turn their thoughts to bringing up whoever else might happen to be deep be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/miner-34/

The No-Budget Diner's Guide

As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food. So, we've collected a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for those of you daring enough to scrimp. 1. Tree Bark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/14/the-no-budget-diners-guide/






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