Archive for May 12th, 2006

Jason Kronenwald's Gum Blondes.

Jason has a weird choice of media for his artwork: chewing gum on plywood. From the website:Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing. No paint or dye is used. The colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/jason-kronenwalds-gum-blondes/

Top 10 Strangest Watch by TechEBlog.

TechEBlog has compiled its Top 10 Strangest Watches. This one above is Louis Vuitton Twilight Watch, which features: 46 flourescent blue sapphires on a mother of pearl dial to create a bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/top-10-strangest-watch-by-techeblog/

Dutch Store Hema Celebrates Its 10,000th Shoplifter.

Dutch Store Hema celebrates its 10,000th shoplifter. YouTube user FatAlbert420 translates:'kan je het zien' [can you see it?]'die daar' [that one]'kijk, kijk, gaat ze' [look, look, there sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/dutch-store-hema-celebrates-its-10000th-shoplifter/

Making Light Go Backward.

(photo credit: University of Rochester)Robert Boyd of University of Rochester, New York, and colleagues had accomplished something very strange: they managed to send light backwards! In th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/making-light-go-backwards/

Judson Laipply's The Evolution of Dance.

Neatorama reader Loopy Loo (hi Loopy!) suggested that we take a look at Judson's dance routine: Inspirational Comedian Judson Laipply is the creator/dancer of the “Evolution of Dance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/judson-laipplys-the-evolution-of-dance/

Oppression of the 'Fro.

Dave Jurgenson, a disabled student has accussed Reading Borough Council for failing his cultural needs because they don't allow him more time to care for his Afro. Mr Jurgenso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/oppression-of-the-fro/

Cat Smith's Gothic Barbie Bridal Cake.

Cat explains how to make this gothic Barbie bridal cake: First thing to do is prepare the Barbie. I used Gel pens, but you can really use any art supplies you are comfortable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/cat-smiths-gothic-barbie-bridal-cake/

Corbett Griffith's Tire Man Sculpture.

Corbett got a school assignment to create a sculpture, so he went to a junkyard to find some tires ... See the "build log": Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/corbett-griffiths-tire-man-sculpture/

Wayne Harris' Illustrations.

Ahoy, landlubbers! These characters of Wayne Harris be o-the finest quality, so weigh anchor to his website right now for a merry yarn or ye be wantin' me to get me hook, savvy ye scallawags?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/wayne-harris-illustrations/

Rungwecebus kipunji, a New Monkey Genus.

Tim Davenport of the Wild Conservation Society and colleagues in Tanzania, Africa, just discovered a new genus of monkey - the first in 83 years! Known locally as Kipunji, it stands at abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/rungwecebus-kipunji-a-new-monkey-genus/

Chewy Has a Blog.

Everyone on the darned Interweb has got a blog, including Chewy (What are they doing on the photo above anyway? Wait, don't answer that!)Link (via Winkles)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/chewy-has-a-blog/

Jesus in Asparagus Fern Roots.

Martin Gregory was enjoying a Sunda morning gardening when he found the face of Jesus in the roots of his asparagus fern! "The roots are fantastic. You can actually make out a thorn cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/jesus-in-asparagus-fern-roots/

Electric Cinderella Shoes.

Gizmag has an interesting article about an electric Cinderella shoes with built-in stun gun! The Electric Cinderella shoes idea began as part of Simona Brusa Pasque's thesis at the Interact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/electric-cinderella-shoes/

Garnet Hertz' Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot.

Garnet has this to say about his RoachBot: "Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot" is an experimental mechanism that uses a living Madagascan hissing cockroach atop a modified trackb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/garnet-hertz-cockroach-controlled-mobile-robot/

Juza Nature Photography.

This one above is a Mandarin duck - amazing color, isn't it? See more of Juza's photos: http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/photo_galleries.htm (via Ursi's Blog)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/juza-nature-photography/

Plasma Table.

From the website:A dust cloud of silicon micro-spheres that was illuminated by laser light scattering from the cloud is suspended in a plasma. The dust cloud is approximate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/plasma-table/

Titan: A View from Huygens.

In this 4 minutes and 40 seconds movie released in January 2005 by ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona, you can see the Huygens probe plunging through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/titan-a-view-from-huygens/

Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Sold for $11.7 Million.

Andy Warhol's "Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can (Pepper Pot)", a hand-painted work from 1962 showing a large soup can with torn label (duh!) was sold for $11.7 million at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/05/12/andy-warhols-campbells-soup-sold-for-117-million/
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