Archive for November 8th, 2010

Artist Alphabetizes Newspaper

Artist Kim Rugg specializes in re-arranging shapes and text on paper. We've previously posted about her discovery that Royal Mail stamp reading machines would take any shaped stamp, so as long as they had the correc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/artist-alphabetizes-newspaper/

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider Create "Mini Big Bang"

As a part of their ongoing efforts to destroy the universe, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva created a small version of the process that may have triggered the Big Bang. The experiment resulted in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/scientists-at-large-hadron-collider-create-mini-big-bang/

Rocketeer Yves Rossy Does Loops with His Jetpack

(Video Link) We've previously covered the increasingly daring stunts of jetpack pilot Yves Rossy. Last Friday, he performed loops in the air: The former fighter pilot and extreme sports enthusiast, 51, described...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/rocket-man-yves-rossy-does-loops-with-his-jetpack/

Instead of Paying $60,000 for a Fancy Set of Speakers, Man Builds His Own

Home theater specialists Bowser & Wilkins makes a high-end model of speaker called the Nautilus. They're pricey at about $60,000 for a set. Alfonso de Rojas wanted some, but didn't have the money. So he spent 400...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/instead-of-paying-60000-for-a-fancy-set-of-speakers-man-builds-his-own/

Emergency Plane Landing on Street

(Video Link) This video from 2009 shows an emergency landing of a single-engine plane on a street in Winter Haven, Florida. Kyle Davis, the pilot, and Joe Surowiec, his passenger, were recorded on camera during thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/emergency-plane-landing-on-street/

150 Year Old Dolls May Have Been Drug Smugglers

Nina (above) and Lucy Ann live at the Museum of the Confederacy but recently made a trip to VCU Medical Center  where they were X-rayed to determine whether their craniums and upper bodies were spacious enough to carry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/150-year-old-dolls-may-have-been-drug-smugglers/

Middle School Football Team Scores Touchdown with Brilliant Play

(Video Link) It was simple and brilliant play by the football team of Driscoll Middle School from Corpus Christi, Texas. The quarterback took the ball and casually strolled forward, acting as though the play hadn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/middle-school-football-team-scores-touchdown-with-brilliant-play/

Narcissists Are Good for Business

Need to improve your team's business pitch? The solution may surprise you: hire narcissists.Psychologists Jack Goncalo and Sharon Kim of Cornell University and Francis Flynn of Stanford University paired up 76 colleg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/narcissists-are-good-for-business/

Indiana Jones Holy Grail Paperclip Holder

Indiana Jones Holy Grail Paperclip Holder - $29.95From the awesome movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, here's a clever (and very useful) movie prop spoof: behold, the Indiana Jones Holy Grail Magnetic Paperclip Hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/indiana-jones-holy-grail-paperclip-holder/

Women Running from Houses

The blog Women Running from Houses is subtitled "judging books by their covers".  Not having read many Gothic romance novels, I had no idea that a woman running away from a house was such a common theme for a book c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/women-running-from-houses/

Cat Plays with iPod

(YouTube link) Is there anything the iPhone, iPod, and iPad can't do (besides read your mind)? Meesha enjoys playing with the free app Cat Toys on an iPod, as recorded by Tiffany Bliss. http://www.tiffanybliss.com/k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/cat-plays-with-ipod/

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

This isn't a cake in the traditional sense of the term because it's cooked with ground turkey breast, yams, and mashed potatoes. But Amy Wisniewski's concoction is shaped like a cake, so you might as well serve it f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/thanksgiving-turkey-cake/

Great Bars in Cambodia

Waylon and his wife sampled quite a few of the less prominent nightspots on their recent trip to Cambodia, and wrote up reviews of each. While some have intriguing names such as the Corruption Bar, the G'Day Mate Bar, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/great-bars-in-cambodia/

Campaign Signs May Become Collectors Items

You must admit it's a name to remember: Young Boozer III. Boozer won the race for Alabama state treasurer, despite a rash of campaign sign thefts early in the campaign. It appears that college students wanted the sig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/campaign-signs-may-become-collectors-items/

Man Beats Robber with Squash

A man was arrested and charged with trying to rob a food store in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was unsuccessful because one customer beat him with a nearby squash: The market's owner said Cullen came in, displayed a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/man-beats-robber-with-squash/

20 Awful Firsts With Your New Baby

Parents experience unbelievable joy at many of their baby's accomplishments -the first smile, the first step, the first words. There are also many not-so-joyful firsts, as you'll see in this list at NeatoBambino. The fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/20-awful-firsts-with-your-new-baby/

Corvette Case Mod

Bill Owen of Mod Brothers made a PC case mod out of a 1:6 scale RC ZR1 Corvette. It still drives after the conversion! At the link, you can view an extensive list of process photos and a video showing how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/corvette-case-mod/

From Glove to Squirrel

Got an odd glove? Make it into a cute little squirrel, with directions from Tokyo crafter Miyako Kanamori reprinted from her book Happy Gloves! Link -via Nag on the Lakesquirrel, crafts, doll, recycling, glo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/from-glove-to-squirrel/

Kill Bill Cake

Food artist Barbarann Garrard made a birthday cake inspired by the Kill Bill movies: the bottom represents "the bride".. the scene in which Beatrice is gunned down in the opening scene.. there is white br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/kill-bill-cake/

The Abandoned Military Airbase at Johnston Atoll

Johnston Atoll is a US territory covering about 50 square miles of islands in the remote Pacific Ocean. From 1934 to 2003, it was under the control of the US Navy and was used as launch site for nuclear testing and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/the-abandoned-military-airbase-at-johnston-atoll/

13 Funny Baby Shirts

Neatorama author Jill Harness collected the funniest slogans from baby shirts that parents inflict on their little darlings. This one is a natural, after her tribute to president Roosevelt a couple of weeks ago. See...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/13-funny-baby-shirts/

Skulls in the Garden

Hamish Mowatt of South Ronaldsay, one of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, unearthed a Neolithic tomb in his backyard garden. Now archaeologists are scrambling to document and preserve the 5,000 year old grav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/skulls-in-the-garden/

Give a Kid a Fish

A Tweet from Rob Corddry (formerly of The Daily Show, now with Adult Swim) is turned into a comic by David Barneda at Twaggies. Experiences with my youngest child lead me to believe this is true wis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/give-a-kid-a-fish/

Camper Thief Suspect Spotted on Google Street View

A camper was stolen from its owner in Linton, UK. But a Google Street View picture may reveal the man responsible for the theft: The owner, who has not been named, believes the Google image may have been taken shortl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/motorhome-thief-suspect-spotted-on-google-street-view/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for another round of the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts. Can you come up with a name for this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/name-that-weird-invention-7/

A Brief History of Bugs Bunny

The following is an article from The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. Who's your favorite cartoon character? Ears ours. IMPRESSIVE STATS Bug Bunny is the world'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/a-brief-history-of-bugs-bunny/

Incorrect Corrections

If you send text messages with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you may have noticed the annoying autocorrect feature that guesses what word you are trying to say - and is sometimes hilariously wrong. Damn You Autocorrect i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/incorrect-corrections/

Hidden Scott Pilgrim Game in Fark

Interweb heavyweight Fark has a pretty neat Scott Pilgrim Easter Egg special feature that is accessible when you type in the secret Konami code on its homepage. For those of you who don't know, it's Up, Up, Down, Down, L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/08/hidden-scott-pilgrim-game-in-fark/




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