Archive for October 27th, 2010

Dropping a 1,169-Pound Pumpkin on a Car from 175 Feet Up

(Video Link) Utah's largest pumpkin for the year, weighing in at 1,169 pounds, was dropped on an old Pontiac after being hefted up by a 175-foot crane: The pumpkin was grown by Matt McConkie from Mountain Green a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/dropping-a-1169-pound-pumpkin-on-a-car-from-175-feet-up/

The Most Disgusting Jobs in Science

Annalee Newitz of io9 compiled a list of some of the grossest jobs in scientific research, like fart statistician: How do you know when you fart too much? Because gastroenterologists have studied human fart p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/the-most-disgusting-jobs-in-science/

Boba Fett's Invoice for Jabba the Hutt

Illustrator Brock Davis made this invoice. It's one that bounty hunter Boba Fett would have sent to Jabba the Hutt for capturing Han Solo. Link via Nerd Bastards | Artist's Website Previously: Ghostbusters I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/boba-fetts-invoice-for-jabba-the-hutt/

Breast Cancer Detection Device the Size of a Lunchbox

Zhipeng Wu of the University of Manchester (UK) has developed a breast scanning device that is more portable that mammogram machines. Also unlike x-ray mammography, it uses microwave technology to accomplish the sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/breast-cancer-detection-device-the-size-of-a-lunchbox/

New Monkey Species Discovered, Eaten

Early this year, scientists heard of a new and different monkey in the Kachin state of Myanmar. When they arrived at the site, they found the monkey had been "discovered" by the hunters who killed it. It was eaten soon a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/new-monkey-species-discovered-eaten/

Fainting Goat Kittens

Charlie and Spike are two very cute kittens that are normal in all respect, except when they hear a sudden noise:at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which last...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/fainting-goat-kittens/

Weird and Wonderful Pizza Cutters

These ain't your daddy's pizza cutter! Walyou has a gallery of 17 weird and wonderful pizza cutters, some of which can easily be mistaken for exotic weapons. This one above is the Easy Rider Pizza Cutter by industrial ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/weird-and-wonderful-pizza-cutters/

Novels That Inspired Real Life Murders

Stories can change your life - some inspire you to learn and to achieve, but alas some can lead to evil. Weird Worm has a list of 4 novels that inspired real life murders. Take, for example, John Fowles' The Collector:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/novels-that-inspire-real-life-murders/

Monster Plushies

Monster Plushies - $11.95Move over cute, lovable plushies - here comes gruesomely cute, loveable monster plushies from the NeatoShop. They're the perfect gift for your fellow B movie lovers: Link | More Fun and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/monster-plushies-2/

The Avengers as Medieval Vikings

Marvel artist Francesco Francavilla came up with an amazing art for the re-imagining of The Avengers as a band of medieval vikings:The Hulk is seen as a, well, hulking Celtic druid, Captain Amerigo wields the familia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/the-avengers-as-medieval-vikings/

Quittin' the Mac: How a Mac User Came to the PC Dark Side

Natania of Geeks Are Sexy is a decades-long Mac user ... but recently she came to the dark side. Here's how a Mac lover turned against Apple:Price me out. My MacBook can’t hold its weight anymo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/quittin-the-mac-how-a-mac-user-came-to-the-pc-dark-side/

The Ultimate Moving Experience: Troll-A Gas Platform

What's the largest thing you've ever moved? Your fridge? Imagine if you have to move something larger than all of the house stuff you've accumulated. Say, something like a the Troll-A gas platform:It stands almost 50...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/the-ultimate-moving-experience-troll-a-gas-platform/

Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

Mikal Hart wanted to give his friend a wedding present like no other - so he engineered a box that can only be opened at a particular location. Here's the story of the Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box:Hmm. What does ̶...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/reverse-geocache-puzzle-box/

Japanese Fembot Has Incredibly Realistic Facial Expressions

(Video Link) Actroid-F looks almost human. Not just in the way its face is sculpted, but the way that it moves. Guinness World Records lists it as the first true android. In the above video, the robot mimics the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/japanese-fembot-has-incredibly-realistic-facial-expressions/

Could Retired Space Shuttles Be Used as Space Stations?

When the space shuttle program shuts down, the orbiters will be sent to museums. Would it be more cost-effective to recycle them as space stations? Bjorn Carey of Popular Science says no. First, shuttles only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/could-retired-space-shuttles-be-used-as-space-stations/

Star Trek Cited in State Supreme Court Decision

In the decision for Robinson vs. Crown Cork and Seal, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willet wrote: Appropriately weighty principles guide our course. First, we recognize that police power draws from the credo that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/star-trek-cited-in-state-supreme-court-decision/

Relive the 70s with Fridgecouch

Do you miss the 70s? Of course you do! But designer Adrian Johnson now lets you relive those halcyon days of yore with a couch made from old refrigerator parts and the backseat of a car. One of his designs comes w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/relive-the-70s-with-fridgecouch/

People Are Awesome

(YouTube link) This music video for the song "Mecha Love" by Hadouken is a compilation of people doing awesome things. A very few are from viral advertising and use special effects, but the vast majority of these cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/people-are-awesome/

Man Robs Bank, Calls Taxi for Getaway Service

If you're going to rob a bank, it's a good idea to have your plan thought all the way through before starting: Taxi driver James Anderson tells the Missoulian newspaper the man was acting strangely when he picked him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/man-robs-bank-calls-taxi-for-getaway-service/

10 Things I Learned at BlogWorld in Las Vegas

The slogan is "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," but since Neatorama sponsored my trip to the BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010, I had to report my experiences to Alex -and I might as well share some of them with yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/10-things-i-learned-at-blogworld-in-las-vegas/

LED Matrix Jack-o-Lantern

Mike Szczys went all out this Halloween and installed a matrix of 70 LEDs in a pumpkin! The result is a way to scroll messages in the dark for visitors and trick-or-treaters. See a video of the Jack-o-Lantern in action,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/led-matrix-jack-o-lantern/

My Parents Loved Halloween

From the folks who brought us Growing Up Heroes comes another nostalgia blog, this one dedicated to Halloween. You are invited to submit photographs of your childhood Halloween costumes, and enjoy pictures of trick-o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/my-parents-loved-halloween/

Water Skeletons: Bones Made from Fluid

Animals that live underwater as so different they never fail to astound us. Marine invertebrates may flop like jelly when we see them on land, but in their own environment they can be as rigid as they need to be, tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/water-skeletons-bones-made-from-fluid/

Carving a Jack-O-Lantern with a Gun

[http://youtu.be/qGH8Af9Hdb0] (Video Link)YouTube user Hickok45 doesn't need a knife to carve a pumpkin. He has a Glock. At the end of the video, he shows what it looks like when it's lit up. via Say Unclejackolantern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/carving-a-jack-o-lantern-with-a-gun/

Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

October 27 marks the 152 birthday of one of our nation’s most memorable presidents and one of my personal heroes, Theodore Roosevelt. The twenty sixth president of the United States isn’t just a favorite of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/27/happy-birthday-mr-ex-president/






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