Archive for August 3rd, 2006

Suspended Formula One Car.

Dutch artist Paul Veroude carefully suspended 3,200 parts of Honda Formula 1 race cars to reproduce a "live" 3D technical exploded diagram of the sportscar for the London Motor Show.Link [Cel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/suspended-formula-one-car/

Hic Cup: The Anti Hiccup Cup.

From the website:The reason the Hic-Cup works is that it reliably interrupts the Hiccup Reflexive Arc by naturally influencing the superficially coursing Vagus and Phrenetic nerves. These nerves are know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/hic-cup-the-anti-hiccup-cup/

Robert Chunn's Alla Prima Paintings.

Neatorama reader Robert Chunn wrote about his painting blog, where he showcased paintings done in a single session (or "alla prima" - I learn something new everyday):Whether they're items...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/robert-chunns-alla-prima-paintings/

World's Largest Solar-Powered Laundromat.

Photo: Brian Kersey / APTom Benson's Laundromat in a Chicago suburb has 153 washers and 148 dryers, with hot water powered by solar energy:Benson's boast about having the largest coin-operated laundry on E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/worlds-largest-solar-powered-laundromat/

Decorated Houses of Nubia.

Photo: Michael NelsonThe Nubians [wiki], who live in near the border of Sudan and Egypt, really like to decorate their colorful homes with beautifully painted patterns of animals and plants - sort of like dese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/decorated-houses-of-nubia/

Cecil Dill's Musical Hands.

Cecil Dill played "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" using only his hands - he certainly elevated hand-fart into an art form, undoubtedly an indispensable skill to entertain young children!Hit Play or go t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/cecil-dills-musical-hands/

Midge, Lil' Police Dog.

Meet Midge, short for Midget, a Chihuahua Terrier mix and the smallest drug-sniffing dog in the US:There seems to be a trend towards smaller dogs for police use. Trainer Dave Blosser compares dogs like Mid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/midge-lil-police-dog/

Ping Pong Pixels.

Jonathan den Breejen and Marenka Deenstra built a weird contraption that allows them to capture a grayscale image using colored ping pong balls as pixels!Link - Thanks Yayo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/ping-pong-pixels/

Western Carolina University's New Body Farm.

Western Carolina University plans to open a "body farm," only the second in the US:The 6.5-horsepower wood chipper sitting in the middle of John Williams' forensic anthropology lab run is n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/western-carolina-universitys-new-body-farm/

Fietscafe: Pub on Bike.

From the website:The Fietscafe is a mobile pub, for groups up to 17 people per bike, who can transport themselves by moving the pedals.Not all guests do have to cycle; the Fietscafe® is provid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/fietscafe-pub-on-bike/

Troglodyte Cave House.

Ah, the French and their troglodytic dwellings ... I can just imagine the conversation when someone first said "look at this troglodyte cave, it's kind of cozy. I wonder if I can build my house here"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/troglodyte-cave-house/

Seeing Faces Everywhere.

Haha.nu has a neat posting of photos of objects and places that look like faces - just our anthromorphosizing brain working to grasp patterns whereever they may be. Still, quite neat! This one above is probabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/seeing-faces-everywhere/

Don't Get Mad - Get an Armored Bulldozer and Get Even!

When they get angry, some lunatics rant and rave like this guy - but not Marvin Heemeyer of Grunbee Grandby Granby (third time's the charm!), Colorado: 52 year old welder Marvin Heemeyer lived in Grunbee C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/dont-get-mad-get-an-armored-bulldozer-and-get-even/

Grow-a-brain Grew to 5 Million Hits!

Hanan of the irrisistibly addictive grow-a-brain blog is celebrating his 5 million hits (congrats!), and I just found out!Anyhow, he will give $100 to a random person who comments on his blog - but if he gets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/grow-a-brain-grew-to-5-million-hits/

Milky Way Galaxy Over Utah.

Wally Pacholka of AstroPics took this breathtaking photo of the Milky Way Galaxy over Capitol Reef National Park in Utah - something us city folks just don't get to see...Link [Astronomy Picture of the Day]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/03/milky-way-galaxy-over-utah/






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