Archive for October 22nd, 2010

Five Places Where Land is Free

Some communities need residents. Some need jobs. Some need development. In order to get those things, a few communities will give you free land! These small communities want you to build a house and make yourself at home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/five-places-where-land-is-free/

Manuscript Rejection Notice from 1920s-Era Movie Studio

The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was in business from 1907-1925. It was noted for a series of silent Charlie Chaplin films. Pictured above is a manuscript rejection notice, presumably mailed to writers who co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/manuscript-rejection-notice-from-1920s-era-movie-studio/

After 31 Years, Sony Ends Production of the Walkman

Sony's portable tape cassette player -- a revolution when first released in 1979 -- has finally reached the end of its production life: The final batch was produced in Japan in April, and no more will be produced as s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/after-31-years-sony-ends-production-of-the-walkman/

Jabba the Hutt Serenity Prayer Cross Stitch

I'm at a loss to explain precisely why, but somehow this cross stitch featuring Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia as his slave, and the Serenity Prayer makes perfect sense. It was made by Emily and Matt Fitzpatrick. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/jabba-the-hutt-serenity-prayer-cross-stitch/

Creature Combat IV: Slaughter House

(YouTube link) Video games are great fun, until one day you run smack-dab into the natural order of things. Susanne Wohlfahrt and Marcus Bl├Ąttermann created this during a four-day animation workshop. -via The Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/creature-combat-iv-slaughter-house/

Phone Box Turned into Public Library

British Telecom has been selling off public phone booths in the UK. Some have been converted to public toilets, showers, or art installations. The village of Westbury-sub-Mendip turned one into a 24-hour public library...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/phone-box-turned-into-public-library/

Parallel of Time Clock

The Australian architectural firm Clarke Hopkins Clarke designed a clock called "Parallel of Time." As the shapes move, the shorter hands indicate the hour and minutes: Time is parallel. The speed of time (on ear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/parallel-of-time-clock/

In Which I Set Myself On Fire

Theodore Gray (featured previously at Neatorama) teaches us how stunt men can go around in flames. By  setting himself on fire. On video.There are a few perks to my job as a mad scientist, and one of them, as I rece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/in-which-i-set-myself-on-fire/

Knitted Skeleton

Ben Cuevas knitted a realistic human skeleton. He calls the project "Transcending the Material", and made it while in an art collective called the Wassaic Project. There are eleven more pictures at the link. The l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/knitted-skeleton/

Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs

(Video Link) Serkan Toto of CrunchGear informs us that this is a Japanese-language video of a Chinese vending machine that sells live crabs: This model is located in a subway station in Nanjing, China,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/vending-machine-sells-live-crabs/

F-22 Engineer Intentionally Crashes into Another Driver's Vehicle to Save His Life

Duane Innes, a manager on the F-22 Raptor project, knows his physics. When he saw a truck driving in front of him on the highway veering out of control, he decided to rescue the driver: "Basic physics: If I could get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/f-22-engineer-crashes-intentionally-crashes-into-another-driver-to-save-his-life/

Stem Cell Research Could Lead to a New Type of Breast Reconstruction

Recent experiments by stem cell researchers suggest that a new type of breast reconstruction and augmentation may be on the horizon: Trials in breast growth (and re-growth in the case of breast cancer survivors recove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/stem-cell-research-could-lead-to-a-new-type-of-breast-reconstructio/

A Brief History of Flintstones Vitamins

Flintstones Vitamins continue to be popular, even though both the children who take them today and most of their parents are too young to remember when the television show that inspired them was on in prime time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/a-brief-history-of-flintstones-vitamins/

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van

Brittney Schneck, 23, converted her 1994 Dodge Caravan into the van driven by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At Jalopnik, Justin Hyde writes: Schneck hand-painted and stenciled the exterior colors and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-van/

Power to the People

The present drying up of jobs available to low- and middle-income Americans is leading to a drastic and largely unexpected phase change in the way we live and get around. Imagine what would happen if an ever-increasing p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/22/power-to-the-people/
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