Archive for August 11th, 2006

Gorgeous Astronomical Clock of Saint-Jean Cathedral.

The cathedral of Saint-Jean in the French town of Besançon, capital of the region Franche-Comté, has a magnificent astronomical clock with 70 dials:... the clock features 70 dials, sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/gorgeous-astronomical-clock-of-saint-jean-cathedral/

Rat People of Pakistan.

From the website: Travel the Grand Trunk Road between Lahore and Islamabad, and you come to the city of Gujrat. Awash in the smog and sewage produced by its million-odd inhabitants, it is an u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/rat-people-of-pakistan/

NASA: Dude, Have You Seen My Moon Tapes?

Oops, NASA can't find its tapes of the first moon walk:But just 37 years after Apollo 11, it is feared the magnetic tapes that recorded the first moon walk - beamed to the world via three tracking stations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/nasa-dude-have-you-seen-my-moon-tapes/

Dog Wig.

Photo: Sun-Sentinel / Angel ValentinRuth Regina, an eight-generation wigmaker in Miami-Dade, is now designing hairpieces for dogs:The "Yappy Hour," a cascade of curls, can be custom made with syn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/2932/

Why Joseph Lieberman Lost.

So, this explains why he lost! Found at This Modern World - via For Your Entertainment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/why-joseph-lieberman-lost/

Waterhole Ike: Business Owner, Taxpayer, ... Pig.

Meet Waterhole Ike, a pig that had his own Social Security number and bank account and paid taxes.Find out how this whole Waterhole Ike thing got started, read the rest of the story in our new blog Pennyliciou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/waterhole-ike-business-owner-taxpayer-pig/

Three Typhoons in the Pacific Ocean.

From the website:Three different typhoons were spinning over the western Pacific Ocean on August 7, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acqui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/three-typhoons-in-the-pacific-ocean/

Skyacht: Personal Blimp.

The folks at Skyacht have successfully performed a tethered test flight of their hot-air blimp: In addition to recreational uses, the Personal Blimp can fly in ways that no other aircraft can match. For in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/skyacht-personal-blimp/

The Indestructible Traffic Barrier Pole.

Watch as this unassuming traffic barrier pole stops a speeding truck without even budging an inch!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/the-indestructible-traffic-barrier-pole/

Wartsila-Sulzer: World's Largest Diesel Engine.

Check out this ginormous engine, built by Aioi Works of Japan's Diesel United, Ltd. for a container ship.If you think your SUV is a gas guzzler, this engine burns 1,600 gallons of heavy fuel oil per hour at it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/11/wartsila-sulzer-worlds-largest-diesel-engine/
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