Archive for June 9th, 2006

Ball of Lightning Created in the Laboratory.

Scientists of the Max Plank Institute and Berlin's Humboldt University have generated a ball of lightning in the laboratory.The facility can generate impressive “ball-lightning“ in every possi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/ball-of-lightning-created-in-the-laboratory/

The Last Tree of Ténéré.

From the Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society:The Ténéré wastelands of northeastern Niger were once populated by a forest of trees. By the 20th century, desertification had w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/the-last-tree-of-tnreacute/

World's Leggiest Animal.

Meet I. plenipes, the world's leggiest animal. This millipede, about an inch long, has been sighted in San Benito County, California, a known biodiversity hot spot.Despite the name, which means "thous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/worlds-leggiest-animal/

The Cheating Heart of Swans.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Zoology Department discovered this earth-shocking bit of revelation: swans cheat. A lot."Swans have long been renowned as symbols of lifelong fidelit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/the-cheating-heart-of-swans/

Gallery of Hair Tragedy.

Many more photos of bad hair at the Gallery of Hair Tragedy: http://www.beautyschooldyke.com/badhair/badhairpages/Badhair1.html - via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/gallery-of-hair-tragedy/

Roman Garden Shed.

Why have a boring backyard shed when you can make your own Roman Temple garden shed? Tony from Berkshire, UK converted his shed into a roman temple, complete with columns, marble panels, grape lights, and a f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/roman-garden-shed/

Pet Helmet.

So cute and so stylish! Zoomer Gear's pet helmet is a lightweight motorcycle helmet for dogs or other pets who "love to travel in style!"http://www.zoomergear.com/ - via OhGizmo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/pet-helmet/

Behemoth, the Devil.

This woodblock of the demon Behemoth, a "heavy, stupid demon, despite his dignities ... his powers are in the gluttony and the pleasure of the belly", is found in J.A.S. Collin de Plancy's Dictionna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/behemoth-the-devil/

J.D. Hayward Photography.

Every now and then, we come across photographs that make us think - this one is by J.D. Hayward, titled "Plantation". See the ghost in the photo?See more works of this award-winning photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/jd-hayward-photography/

The Plume of the Cleveland Volcano as Seen From Space.

This photo was taken on May 23, 2006 by Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of the International Space Station:This picture shows the ash plume moving west-southwest from the volcano’s summit. A b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/the-plume-of-the-cleveland-volcano-as-seen-from-space/

Bubble Reflection.

Do you see Jeff Kubina's reflection in the bubble? Link [flickr] - via Sam-Diablo....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/bubble-reflection/

Glow-in-the-Dark Mushroom.

The arrival of rainy season in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan is marked by the appearance of the mysterious, glow-in-the-dark mushroom.The Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms, known locally as shii no tomobishi-d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/glow-in-the-dark-mushroom/

Best Buy vs. Circuit City Prices.

Mr. Dealio tracked the prices of electronics from Best Buy and Circuit City to find out who drives the competition for better deals:In the online retail world, few competitors are as fierce as Bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/best-buy-vs-circuit-city-prices/

Did Prehistoric Native Americans Recorded a Supernova?

Astronomer John Barentine ran into this carving while hiking in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Arizona. The carving, made by prehistoric Native Americans, depicts a scorption and an eight-po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/did-prehistoric-native-americans-recorded-a-supernova/

Woody Allen Visits ... Woody Allen!

(AP Photo / EFE, Alberto Morante)Yes, there is a Woody Allen statue in Oviedo, Spain - so naturally when the famous Hollywood director visited the town for a conference on film, he had to take a look at the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/woody-allen-visits-woody-allen/

National Soccer Balls.

Just in time for soccer fever, bora.herke decorated 32 regulation-size soccer balls with different materials associated - for good or bad, with certain countries.And yes, that Sweden ball is covered w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/national-soccer-balls/

The Best Buy Prank.

Improv Everywhere brings participatory art (read: prank in public places) to a new level. In this one "mission", 80 people showed up wearing blue polos and khaki pants and "infiltrated&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/the-best-buy-prank/

Daily Paintings by Justin Clayton.

Justin's blog is a record of his daily paintings since January 1, 2006 - his New Year's resolution is to paint on a daily basis!Link - Thanks Justin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/daily-paintings-by-justin-clayton/

Gardenia Fruit Extract Can Treat Diabetes.

Scientists found that chemicals from gardenia fruit extract used in Chinese medicine for centuries can actually treat diabetes effectively.The extract has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/gardenia-fruit-extract-can-treat-diabetes/

Vaudeville Picard.

Mr. Crusher, set course for Starbase A.... You just have to see it!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via VideoSift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/vaudeville-picard/

Ancient Rock Formation Suggests Extraterrestrial Life.

Geologists studying rock formations called stromatolites found stippled, wavy markings that some claimed to be made by ancient microbes.The rocks, widely regarded as some of the oldest fossils, are e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/09/ancient-rock-formation-suggests-extraterrestrial-life/




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