Archive for April 16th, 2011

Wrecked SUV Somehow Still Roadworthy

(Video Link) This video, allegedly of a Chinese-made SUV in Russia, shows a driver who is either very brave or very desperate. Also a testament to Chinese design quality. I mean, even the tail lights still work ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/wrecked-suv-somehow-still-roadworthy/

The Harmonica Pistol

Here's one early solution to the problem of limited magazine capacity. Between 1859 and 1862, a French inventor named Jarre patented several so-called harmonica pistols. As often as the user needed a fresh round, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/the-harmonica-pistol/

The Mother of All Languages

Do all languages in the world originate from a single "mother tongue"?By studying phonemes - the consonants, vowels and tonal elements of languages, biologist Quentin D. Atkinson has claimed to discover that hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/the-mother-of-all-languages/

UFFO Docking Station

Isabella Lovero and Enrico Bosa of en&is design studio created this gorgeous docking station to let you charge a myriad of cell phones and gadgets while hiding the mess of cables: http://enandis.com/designs/uffo.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/uffo-docking-station/

The Atlasphere: Dating Site for Ayn Rand Fans

Randians rejoice! Turns out there's a dating site dedicated to fans and followers of Ayn Rand, where they can discuss all the fine details of Objectivism over dinner.Claire Suddath of TIME magazine checked it out:The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/the-atlasphere-dating-site-for-ayn-rand-fans/

Wanderlust: Interactive Graphic of History and Fiction's Most Famous Travels

Graham Roberts and GOOD Magazine collaborated to create Wanderlust, an interactive graphic depicting some of the most famous travels in history and fiction: Linkmap, Graham Roberts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/wanderlust-interactive-graphic-of-history-and-fictions-most-famous-travels/

Zenek

(YouTube link) It's difficult to determine exactly what is going on here, because the small amount of information that came with this video is in Polish. Zenek is the "mascot" of the Lublin University of Technology'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/zenek/

Sparkly Rainbow Marshmallow Kabobs

Just like Pop Tart Cat, these are sweet and colorful and fun, but they are also real marshmallows treats you can make at home. The instructions are at the decorated cookie. Link -via Laughing Squidrecipe, ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/sparkly-rainbow-marshmallow-kabobs/

T-Mobile's Version of The Royal Wedding Entrance

You Tube Link As the Royal Wedding approaches more and more companies are trying to cash in on craze.  Here is a hilarious commercial by T-Mobile. T-Mobile's Royal Wedding Dance celebrates the marriage of William an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/t-mobiles-version-of-the-royal-wedding-entrance/

Good Fortune Chopsticks

Good Fortune Chopsticks - $6.95 Do you know someone who could use a little help with their chopsticks? Are you looking for a way to save them from a life of frustration and starvation? Get them the fabulous Good Fortune...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/good-fortune-chopsticks/

Earth and Space Flute Duet

(YouTube link) Last week we met Cady Coleman, who is both a musician and an astronaut. Here she is performing the first ever space-earth musical duet with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Coleman is aboard the Internati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/earth-and-space-flute-duet/

Things to Do with Paper Clips

So there you are at the office and your mind wanders. For some reason, you don't have the internet to keep you occupied, but you have plenty of paper clips. People can get very creative with paper clips, as you'll se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/things-to-do-with-paper-clips/

Cookie the Penguin

(YouTube link) Cute little Cookie is a penguin of the species known as Little Penguin {wiki}. He is the mascot of the Zoo Bird House at the Cincinnati Zoo. On a related note, I looked up "bumblefoot" and found out w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/cookie-the-penguin/

This Week at Neatorama

I love spring, but man, it keeps you busy: spring cleaning, garden planting, Easter preparations -whew! But you need to take some downtime this weekend and catch up on what's been going on here at Neatorama....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/16/this-week-at-neatorama-47/






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