Archive for November 27th, 2010

Woman Claims to Own the Sun

Angeles Duran, a woman from Spain, has laid claim to the Sun. She argues that there's no international law to prevent her action: Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in Sept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/woman-claims-to-own-the-sun/

Police Mistake Horror Movie Set for Real Crime Scene, Begin Investigating

Two years ago, the horror movie New Terminal Hotel was filmed at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pennsylvania. A recent fire there drew firefighters, who discovered what looked like a gory crime scen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/police-mistake-horror-movie-set-for-real-crime-scene-begin-investigating/

Which Shipping Company is Kindest to Your Packages?

The editors of Popular Mechanics placed sensors inside a package and shipped it through three major package delivery firms in order to determine which company handled it the most gently. These sensors measu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/which-shipping-company-is-kindest-to-your-packages/

The Top 10 Daily Consequences of Having Evolved

Sure, we've got opposable thumbs and larger brains, but was the path of human evolution all that it's cracked up to be? At Smithsonian magazine, Rob Dunn points out ten problems that we face today as a result o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/the-top-10-daily-consequences-of-having-evolved/

Non-Sign

The Seattle-based design firm Lead Pencil Studio created this installation at the US-Canadian border. It's supposed to give the impression of a billboard: the sculpture is made from small stainless steel rods tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/non-sign/

Prank Gift Boxes

Wake And Bake Dream Griddle Prank Gift Box - $7.95 Prank gift boxes from the NeatoShop, because: a) You love messing with your family. b) You would really buy this crap if they made it. c) You only give the v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/prank-gift-boxes/

Ford Mustang Station Wagon

Ford never offered the Mustang as a station wagon, but that didn't stop car modders from creating their own: The story goes that in 1966 Italian coach builder Intermeccanica built a Mustang station wagon for adver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/ford-mustang-station-wagon/

Anime Opening Credits Are All the Same

(Video Link) Derek Lieu is the cartoonist responsible for the webcomic Kick in the Head. He noticed that most anime opening sequences have the same features: It's always amused me the repeated imagery t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/anime-opening-credits-are-all-the-same/

Klein Bottle Opener

A Klein bottle is "a closed surface with only one side; formed by passing one end of a tube through the side of the tube and joining it with the other end." Pictured above is a bottle opener shaped like a Klein bott...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/klein-bottle-opener/

Bicycle Lock Climbs Lamp Post to Escape Thieves

(Video Link) This German-language video appears to show an ingenious solution to bicycle theft. The lock wraps around a lamp post. Attach the bicycle to it, and then the user activates a remote-controlled motor....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/bicycle-lock-climbs-lamp-posts-to-escape-thieves/

Solar Scooter

(YouTube link) Terry Hope was presented with a challenge. He was working aboard an 88-foot sailboat and the captain would not let him bring a standard electric scooter on board. The only way he could have one is if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/solar-scooter/

New York City Now Offers Subway Service to Hogwarts

If you want to go to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you'll have to board the train at Platform 9 3/4. Some prankster decided that New York City's subway system should offer service to Hogwarts, and so p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/new-york-city-now-offers-subway-service-to-hogwarts/

Everything Right With The Price Is Right

On November 26, 1956, a television revolution took place. A price-bidding game allowed coupon-clipping housewives to finally feel as smart as the PHD-holding contestants seen on the many quiz shows popular at the tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/everything-right-with-the-price-is-right/

Cthulhu Christmas Elf

Every year, artist Amy Rawson creates a new Christmas version of Cthulhu, usually in felt (see 2007, 2008, and 2009). This year, Cthulhu is an elf made of clay! This one-of-a-kind sculpture is for sale through Rawson's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/cthulhu-christmas-elf/

Dentists Repair Elephant's Tusk

A 27-year-old elephant named Devidasan developed a painful 19-inch crack in his tusk over the past five years. CV Pradeep, a dentist in Kerala, India, did some research and decided to fill the crack with the same resin u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/27/dentists-repair-elephants-tusk/






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