Archive for June 21st, 2006

Throwing Money into the Air Throws Town into Chaos.

The town of Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, UK, was thrown into chaos when a man shouted "Who wants free money" and then tossed money into the air."I just couldn't believe my eyes," said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/throwing-money-into-the-air-throws-town-into-chaos/

Animal Calligraphy.

In this intricate artform, readable arabic scripts into amazing animal figures. The practice is not new - it dates back to as early as 1458.This particular one above was made by Hassan Musa, a Sudanese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/animal-calligraphy/

Adopted Woman's Birth Mother is Actually a Co-Worker.

Michelle Wetzell, who was adopted when she was 4-days old, had always wanted to find her birth mother.She then found out that her birth mother was actually the receptionist at the same salon!Wetzell,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/2443/

Self-Pollinating Orchid.

Huang Laiqiang of Tsinghua University discovered that for one type of orchid, "procreating is a lonely affair" - it self-pollinates!Rather than depending on insects or even the wind for pol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/self-pollinating-orchid/

Laptop Explodes into Flames.

An Inquirer (a tech newsmag, not the tabloid - that's Enquirer) reader snapped this remarkable photo of a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames.It's a good thing the laptop wasn't on someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/laptop-explodes-into-flames/

Oldest Painting of the Western World.

Archaeologists digging an Etruscan tomb near Rome had found the oldest painting of the Western civilization. Experts could barely contain their excitement as they showed reporters five roaring lions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/oldest-painting-of-the-western-world/

Bat Learns What to Eat by Eavesdropping on Neighbor.

(Photo: Alexander T. Baugh)Rachel Page and Mike Ryan of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island in Panama discovered that the fringe-lipped bat learn of an edible prey by eavesdro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/bat-learns-what-to-eat-by-eavesdropping-on-neighbor/

Surrealism Art by Charnine.

This one is titled "Outside" (1998). See more of Charnine's artwork: Link - via Ursi's Blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/surrealism-art-by-charnine/

Patricia Chapman's Political Football.

Patricia's artwork includes collages and assemblages from found objects. Many of her work are politically-inspired, and are bound to generate some controversy.This particular one above is called Politi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/patricia-champans-political-football/

Blog Dedicated to Sunken Boats in Amsterdam.

The 'Net got everything, including a blog dedicated to "the half sunken, the almost sunken and the definitely sunken little boats of Amsterdam."This one above is titled "A duckboat at the Krombo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/21/blog-dedicated-to-sunken-boats-in-amsterdam/




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