Archive for January 15th, 2006

Gunshot Shock Wave.

This schlieren image shows the two spherical shock waves of a .44 magnum. Gary Settles of Penn State University will tell you all about shock waves here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/gunshot-shock-wave/

Han Solo in Lego Carbonite.

Nathan Sawaya, a professional Lego artist, built this model of Hans Han Solo frozen in carbonite with about 10,000 Lego bricks!Link (via The Green Head)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/hans-solo-in-lego-carbonite/

Was Columbus a Pirate?

Spanish scientists Jose Antonio Lorente Acosta of the Granada University is conducting a genetic test to see whether Columbus was not a Genoan merchant, but a Catalan pirate instead! While...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/was-columbus-a-pirate/

Fogbow.

A fogbow is formed by much smaller droplets of water than a rainbow. These droplets are too small to reflect and refract sunlight, so instead diffraction of light is dominant. Since a fogbow i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/fogbow/

Crossing the Antarctic on a Polar Catamaran.

Spanish explorers Ramon Larramendi, Juanma Viu and Ignacio Oficialdegui set a new world speed record by crossing the Antarctic using a "polar catamaran" pulled with giant kites!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/crossing-the-antarctic-on-a-polar-catamaran/

Aunt Jemima Arrested!

Jackie Brown, an activist who dressed up as Aunt Jemima, was arrested after disrupting the City Council meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. Brown, president of the Jacksonville...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/aunt-jemima-arrested/

Tom Chamber's Horse Talk.

To see more of Tom's awesome photos, see: Link (via Jaf Project)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/01/15/tom-chambers-horse-talk/
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