Archive for October 15th, 2010

The mental_floss New York Trivia Show Is This Sunday!

If you live in the NYC area, please come out to the big mental_floss Trivia Show Sunday, Oct. 17th! It's a free event and it's being sponsored by Hannspree and Warner Home Video (they're providing a whol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/mental_floss-new-york-trivia-show-is-this-sunday/

LEGO Green Lantern Power Battery

(Video Link) The blogger behind JustJon created a LEGO Green Lantern power battery. When he holds up his Oan power ring to it, it lights up: The first stage of this project was to prepare the electronic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/lego-green-lantern-power-battery/

World's Longest Railway Tunnel Drilled

After 14 years of work, Switzerland has finished drilling through 57 kilometers of rock to create the world's longest railway tunnel. It'll be years before it's ready for trains, but the hole itself is complete: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/worlds-longest-railway-tunnel-drilled/

Tiny Privacy Curtain Follows Passersby

Artist/inventor Nicklas Roy has a storefront workshop in Berlin. He rigged a little curtain in the front window to follow people passing by on the sidewalk. At the link, you can watch a video of reactions to it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/tiny-privacy-curtain-follows-passersby/

This Mobility Scooter Can Reach 69 MPH

Colin Furze, a plumber in Stamford, UK, altered a mobility scooter. Thanks to a 125 cc motorbike engine, it can now go 69 MPH:He added: ‘I was told by Guinness that I could modify the engine but I wasn’t all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/this-mobility-scooter-can-reach-69-mph/

Short Runner Disqualified for Using Stool to Climb over Hurdle

Sapolai Yao represented Papua New Guinea in the steeplechase event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Since he's 4'10", the hurdles were a bit much for him. So Yao used a potted plant nearby as a step stool to climb u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/short-runner-disqualified-for-using-stool-to-climb-over-hurdle/

CT Scan of a 300-year-old Pocket Watch

The watch, retrieved from the wreckage of a warship that sank off the coast of Scotland in 1643, was a mass of corroded metal when brought to the surface, but computed tomography scans reveal the exquisite workmanshi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/ct-scan-of-a-300-year-old-pocket-watch/

New Gadget Reduces the Strain of Using Long, Heavy Tools

A man who hurt himself after working for many years as a landscaper decided to address the problem of back injuries resulting from carrying long, heavy tools. He built a rig that uses an overhead pulley to transfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/new-gadget-reduces-the-strain-of-using-long-heavy-tools/

With 30 USB Ports, You Can Cook Meat

A USB drink warmer will keep your coffee cup somewhat warm. But what could you do with it if you hooked it up to the power of 30 USB ports? Google Translate isn't doing well with this Vietnamese-language website, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/with-30-usb-ports-you-can-cook-meat/

Bits in Pieces

(Video Link) This clever short film presents a fanciful depiction what happens inside a computer when it crashes. What's special about it is that the directors used no digital effects at all -- just inventive set a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/bits-in-pieces/

"Oops"

This video won the 2010 Vimeo award for "Best Experimental Film."  Creator Chris Beckman's explains: Somewhere between a visual mixtape and a postmodern virtual travelogue, "oops" – a ten-minute art video compose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/oops-3/

Paintings from Inside Cars in the Rain

Artist Gregory Thielker has composed several paintings that suggest that the observer is looking out of a car windshield while it's raining. They're remarkably realistic. Thielker writes: These paintings became...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/paintings-from-inside-cars-in-the-rain/

Covert Exercise Furniture

This Friday’s Museum of Possibilities employs several themes that are found in many of my pseudo-inventions: Hiding, duplicity, pretending and concealing. Today's ideas are offered as solutions to the problem of st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/15/covert-exercise-furniture/
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