Archive for August 10th, 2006

Finite Simple Group (of Order Two): A Mathematical Love Song by the Klein Four Group.

The Klein Four Group is a very talented a cappella group "of the world of higher mathematics" of the Northwestern University mathematics department, composed of Clark Alexander, Scott Bailey, Mike Jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/finite-simple-group-of-order-two-a-mathematical-love-song-by-the-klein-four-group/

The Only Piece of Art on the Moon.

A fantastic find by the Athanasius Kircher Society:The only piece of art on the moon (depending, we suppose, on one’s definition of art) is a 3?-tall aluminum sculpture titled “Fallen Astronaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/the-only-piece-of-art-on-the-moon/

Guitarist and Marionette.

Guitar and Marionette. A very funny clip about a guitarist (Patrick Sebastien?) and a marionette ... You've gotta see it. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Ajit!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/guitarist-and-marionette/

Sugar from Outer Space May Have Seeded Life.

Astronomers have discovered a reservoir of simple sugars in a cloud of gas and dust near the center of our galaxy, some 26,000 light-years away - such a discovery suggested how molecular building blocks necess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/sugar-from-outer-space-may-have-seeded-life/

Mayon Volcano's "Quiet" Eruption.

From the website: Lava cascades down the slopes of the Mayon volcano during its continuing 'quiet eruption' in Legazpi city, Albay province, south of Manila August 5, 2006. The Mayon volcano, the most acti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/mayon-volcanos-quiet-eruption/

Lullabub's Crib Rocker.

I wonder if this really works: a remote controlled, automatic crib rocker to "rock" a baby to sleep! http://www.lullabub.com/ - via sdamy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/lullabubs-crib-rocker/

Elmo's Dad Goes to War.

Photo: Richard TermineSesame Workshop (the makers of Sesame Street) launched a DVD package as part of an outreach program for family dealing with military deployment. In the DVD, Elmo's red, fuzzy father goes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/elmos-dad-goes-to-war/

Bouquet of Junk Food.

Why send that ol' boring bouquet of flowers when you can send an empty-calorie-laden bouquet of junk food snacks?http://www.bluechopsticks.com/product.asp?prodid=1784 - via Tofupunk ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/bouquet-of-junk-food/

The Wilhelm Scream Compilation.

From wikipedia:The Wilhelm scream is a stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the movie Distant Drums. It has been featured in dozens of movies since. Alongside a certain recording of the cry of the Red...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/the-wilhelm-scream-compilation/

Baby Chameleon!

Photo: Rick Stevens/SMHFrom the website:For the first time, Taronga Zoo has successfully bred the spectacular Jackson's Chameleon, with 22 of the little creatures doing extremely well. Only 4cm long, the y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/baby-chameleon/

Vintage Wallpapers.

5qm.de has a nice collection of vintage wallpapers from the fifties, sixties, and seventies! Link - via Drawn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/vintage-wallpapers/

Travis Pastrana's Double Back Flip.

Check out Travis Pastrana's historic double back flip in Moto X Best Trick in the 2006 X-Games.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/travis-pastranas-double-back-flip/

Silly Molecule Names.

Who says chemistry is boring? Just check out this oldie-but-goodie website by Paul May for molecules with silly or unusual names .. For example, did you know there is :ClitorinConstipatic AcidErectoneFucitol (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/silly-molecule-names/

Secret Soy Sauce Ingredient: Human Hair!

In an article called "Hair Soy Sauce: A Revolting Alternative to the Conventional" for the Internet Journal of Toxicology, Alexander Tse-Yan Lee exposed that a cheap soy sauce brand in China marketed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/10/secret-soy-sauce-ingredient-human-hair/






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