Archive for August 17th, 2006

Lumberjack Spiderbot.

Plustech Oy, a Finnish subsidiary of John Deere, is building a giant spiderbot to help lumberjacks:In the works for a decade and a half, the Plustech Oy Walking Machine is supposed to be an eco-frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/lumberjack-spiderbot/

Blob is the Largest Object in the Universe.

Behold the largest known object in the universe: an enormous blob 200 million light-year wide, made up of galaxies and large bubbles of gas, called the Lyman alpha blob.Link - via Speed of Thought...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/blob-is-the-largest-object-in-the-universe/

Space Cadet: Military Testing on British Troops.

See what happens when the British military gave its troops the drugs LSD.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via All about Nothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/space-cadet-military-testing-on-british-troops/

Godzilla Defense Force.

Don't mess around with the Godzilla Defense Force! http://www.flickr.com/photos/70262822@N00/203335344/ - via Jalopnik and Hemmings Auto Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/godzilla-defense-force/

Mapvertising!

Took me a while, but I finally see the cleverness of the BBC World map-themed advertisements (this one above is the easiest to figure out), drawn by Karen Minot.http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/2006/08/bbc-w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/mapvertising/

Private Snafu.

The US Army Signal Corps produced a series of cartoon shorts between 1943 and 1945 during World War II, with Private Snafu as the main character, to educate soldiers about what NOT to do during the war. The sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/private-snafu/

Animated Jigsaw Puzzle.

Instead of static picture, each piece of the moving jigsaw puzzle is animated! Link [requires shockwave, and probably IE - crashed my Firefox a couple of times] - via Fuhnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/animated-jigsaw-puzzle/

Bob Dylan: Man of Constant Sorrow (1963).

Bob Dylan performed the folk song Man of Constant Sorrow [wiki] in 1963, during his first national TV appearance. The song was later made famous in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/bob-dylan-man-of-constant-sorrow-1963/

Star Wars and Abbott & Costello Mash Up: Who's on First?

Yoda and Jar Jar Binks stand in for Abbott and Costello in their classic comedy skit "Who's on First?" [wiki]Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via NeuromeshIf you like that, check out: Hu's on First...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/star-wars-and-abbott-costello-mash-up-whos-on-first/

How to Grow Your Own Snowflake.

To grow your own beautiful snow crystals, you only need some dry ice, a plastic Coke bottle, and some styrofoam cups. Here's how: http://netsciencenews.no-ip.org/www-bestdiysite.com/diy-science-projects/diy-gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/how-to-grow-your-own-snowflake/

Debt of the US Government, to the Penny.

If you think you owe a lot of money to the credit card company (or bank), take a look at our national debt - published everyday to the penny by the Bureau of Public Debt.Since President Bush took office in 200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/debt-of-the-us-government-to-the-penny/

Alien in a Tux Costume.

Check out Sache Feiner's build-log of this awesome Alien in a Tuxedo costume! Link - via Hippopocampe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/alien-in-a-tux-costume/

Crumb Test Dummy: Biscuit Chewing Robot.

Scientists at the Mcvitie's laboratorie in High Wycombe, United Kingdom, have created this biscuit-chewing robot:Staff at the Mcvitie's laboratory in High Wycombe, Bucks, designed the Crumb Test Dumm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/crumb-test-dummy-biscuit-chewing-robot/

Fly Me to the Moon.

Photographer Steve Morris took this amazing photo of a Boing 757 flying over the background of a full moon. Fantastic! Link - via Arloo!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/fly-me-to-the-moon/

Stephen Wiltshire: the Human Camera.

From the video clip description: Stephen Wiltshire [wiki] has been called the "Human Camera." In this short excerpt from the film Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain, Wiltshire take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/stephen-wiltshire-the-human-camera/

Look Around You.

BBC non-sensical comedy series "Look Around You," written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, were a satire of 1970s educational videos. This one above is the first "module" on math.Hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/look-around-you/

Hard at Work.

From the website:Our name says it all: Wonder if Mahoning Presbyterian Church in Danville, Pa., is having second thoughts about hiring this outfit for its steeple restoration.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/hard-at-work-2/

Is Shopping Cart More Dangerous than Terrorism?

From the website: Every day, parents put their children in shopping carts while they peruse the aisles of the grocery store, but they might be surprised to hear that's not always a great idea....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/is-shopping-cart-more-dangerous-than-terrorism/

How to Eat Sushi the Japanese Way.

Everything you know about eating sushi is wrong, wrong, wrong! Quite a funny clip: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Kung Foodie....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/how-to-eat-sushi-the-japanese-way/

Stephen Johnson's Coffee Table PC.

Engadget has a review of Stephen Johnson's ultra-hip Coffee Table PC:Just face it, Stephen Johnson has a cooler coffee table than you. While you've been busy finding large and colorful books full of puppie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/08/17/stephen-johnsons-coffee-table-pc/




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