Archive for January 2nd, 2011

Amphibious Car on Sale on eBay

Rick Dobbertin, a custom car builder, made this amphibious vehicle. The HydroCar is now up for auction on eBay. Tom Joslin of Jalopnik describes the car and explains why Dobbertin may have chosen to sell i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/amphibious-car-on-sale-on-ebay/

Lost Springs, Wyoming. Population: 1

Lost Springs, Wyoming, lost 75% of its population between the 2000 and 2010 census. It now has, according to the federal government, only one resident. Dan Kaplan wrote about his visit: There were a few building...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/lost-springs-wyoming-population-1/

Totoro Toilet Paper Cozy

Blogger Acornbud knitted a toilet paper roll cozy shaped like the titular character in the anime movie My Neighbor Totoro. At the link, you can view detailed instructions on how to make your own. Link vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/totoro-toilet-paper-cozy/

Hi-Tech Japanese Vending Machine Uses 47-Inch Touchscreen Panel to Sell Drinks

In a land of high-tech toilet and strange robots, a regular ol' vending machine just won't do. So behold, the vending machine in subway stations in Tokyo that uses 47-inch touchscreen panel to sell you drinks:A 47-in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/hi-tech-japanese-vending-machine-uses-47-inch-touchscreen-panel-to-sell-drinks/

Retro Camera Pencil Sharpener

Camera Pencil Sharpener - $12.95 This Camera Pencil Sharpener from the NeatoShop does two things very well: first, it sharpens pencils (duh!) and second, it makes for a wonderful gift for the photography lovers in your f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/retro-camera-pencil-sharpener/

Who Invented the First Shovel?

This one's for the East Coasters, who undoubtedly have this thought in mind when they shovel their way out of mounds of glorious snow (California perspective here, folks): "Who invented the shovel, so I can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/who-invented-the-first-shovel/

My Blackberry Is Not Working!

We're late on this one, but if you haven't seen it before, take a peek at "My Blackberry Is Not Working" - a comedy sketch by Ronnie Corbett (who turned 80 just last month) and Harry Enfield of The One Ronnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/my-blackberry-is-not-working/

IceCube Neutrino Detector

Image: NSF/B. GudbjartssonWhat's worth hundreds of millions of dollars and located under thousands of feet of ice in the South Pole? No, it's not the lair of an evil scientist - rather, it's the IceCube, a wonderfully na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/icecube-neutrino-detector/

Snails Use Light To Defend Themselves

Animals use a lot of things to defend themselves: skunks use bad odor, armadillos use their tough leathery armor shell, and porcupines use their sharp quills.But scientists studying the clusterwink snail have discovered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/snails-use-light-to-defend-themselves/

The French Rolled Out World's First Luxury Condom

There are luxury cars, houses, fashion - you name it. But what about luxury condoms? Despite the age-old joke that the most expensive condom is the one that broke (the cost of raising children? $249,180), two French entr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/the-french-rolled-out-worlds-first-luxury-condom/

World's First Organ Donor Dies -56 Years Later

Ronald Lee Herrick was 79 years old when he died Monday in a Maine hospital from complications of heart surgery. He did not die from kidney failure, even though he only had one, and his identical twin brother su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/worlds-first-organ-donor-dies-56-years-later/

Kitten and Spider

(YouTube link) A remote-control spider, a slick floor, and a kitten -what could be more fun? -via BuzzfeedVideo, Toy, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/kitten-and-spider/

Marvelous Papercrafts

Curious Collection, a maker of fine art papers, held a papercraft contest called Your Curious Story. At the link, you can view the winners of this contest, such as the above "The Girl in the Swing" by British studen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/marvelous-papercrafts/

Turkey's Cotton Castle

Pamukkale, which means "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a geological wonder in southwestern Turkey. In the second century B.C.E., the Hellenistic rulers of Pegamon built a spa at the hot springs located in this area....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/turkeys-cotton-castle/

He Had to Steal to Pay for His Defense

Michael Elias of San Antonio, Texas has been arrested several times for a string of burglaries over several months. His latest arrest was for two burglaries, one in June and the other in November. Police said they recov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/he-had-to-steal-to-pay-for-his-defense/

Neril Aminexil: A Love Story

(YouTube link) This is one of those ads in which you don't know what's being advertised until it's over -but you'll remember, once you stop laughing! From Publicis advertising agency in Indonesia. -via Dark Roasted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/02/neril-aminexil-a-love-story/
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