Archive for November 6th, 2006

Milky Way Chandelier.

Urban light pollution made it impossible for you to see the Milky Way galaxy from your backyard? Here's the next best thing: an outdoor chandelier made from gallon-sized milk bottles, made by Alexander Reh.LinkSee also:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/milky-way-chandelier/

Tim Fort's Kinetic Art.

See Tim Fort's amazing kinetic art (6 minutes worth!) using thousands of dominoes, sticks, papers, cups, and other objects. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | Tim's website - via Rob Monroe and Fazed....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/tim-forts-kinetic-art/

Dog-Powered Treadmills.

The American Artifacts website has a collection of images of vintage treadmills powered by dog, horse, and sheep, once used to run machineries like lathes!Link - via Kircher Society...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/dog-powered-treadmills/

Hand Feeding Hummingbirds.

Photographer Sam Alfano of Pine, Louisiana, took photos of his wife Abigail hand-feeding these hummingbirds! Link | Snopes article - via Scribal Terror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/hand-feeding-hummingbirds/

Should the Germans Shoot This White Deer?

After the Norwegian "shoot or save the rare white moose" debate, it's the Germans' turn: just months after Germany decided to kill of the cuddly, yet violent, Bruno the Bear, the country now has to decide what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/should-the-germans-shoot-this-white-deer/

Captured: Dolphin with 4 Fins.

Japanese fishermen captured a dolphin with an extra set of fins (shown in the pic on the left):Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/captured-dolphin-with-4-fins/

Special TV for Political Campaign Ads.

I'm so glad that election season is almost over! And what I hate more than those misleading political advertisements on TV are the persistent phone robo-calls!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/special-tv-for-political-campaign-ads/

Speed Trap.

Shhhh. Don't drive too loud. Via Just Elite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/speed-trap/

Same Place, 50 Years Later.

The basic idea of this webpage is quite simple: Take a vintage photo, take an identical photo of the site (with the same angle, etc.) as if the camera never moved and overlay the two. Must have taken a lot of time to get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/same-place-50-years-later/

Hairdryer-Like Device Rids Head Lice.

Any parent can tell you that ridding children of head lice infestation is a nightmare. But maybe not for long:A hairdryer-like device can rid children of head lice by exterminating the eggs and lice, work shows....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/hairdryer-like-device-rids-head-lice/

David Armand Mimes Natalie Imbruglia's Torn.

Arbroath found this video clip from the 2006 Secret Policeman's Ball for Amnesty International featuring David Armand [wiki] doing a mime-version of Natalie Imbruglia's Torn (he was later joined with Natalie on-stage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/david-armand-mimes-natalie-imbruglias-torn/

Ned Troide's Strange Furnitures.

From the website: Ned Troide was singularly famous for scoring 72,999,975 points on the video game Defender, the highest score ever recorded. What is less known is that he also created a curious set of Heavy Metal en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/ned-troides-strange-furnitures/

Trompe l'oeil Photography: Souvenirs in Front of Landmarks.

Quick, what do you do when you travel? Take pictures? Buy souvenirs? Well, Michael Hughes buys the souvenir and then take a photo of the object in front of the landmark!You'll see what I mean: Link [Flickr] - via 30gms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/trompe-loeil-photography-souvenirs-in-front-of-landmarks/

Melting Ice Cream Truck.

Photo: Peter RaeIt's so hot in Tamarama beach, Australia that this ice cream truck melted! No, not really - that's a sculpture for the 10th Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Link | Sculpture by the Sea website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/melting-ice-cream-truck/

Pete Carr's HDR Tutorial.

Pete Carr has a nice tutorial on how to convert a regular photo into an HDR (or High Dynamic Range) image using Photomatix: LinkPreviously on Neatorama: HDR Photography...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/pete-carrs-hdr-tutorial/

Scientists Resurrect Extinct Virus.

As if the world isn't a dangerous enough place already, scientists decided that extinct is not forever, at least not for a retrovirus! A team led by Thierry Heidmann at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, Fran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/scientists-resurrect-extinct-virus/

Gwon Osang's Photo Sculpture.

South Korean artist Gwon Osang makes sculptures out of photos. See more of his fantastic work: http://osang.net/index.html - via Jaf Project....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/gwon-osangs-photo-sculpture/

Deep Fried Pizza.

In an age where you can enjoy deep-fried Twinkies, pickles, ice cream, and even Coke, deep-fried pizza shouldn’t seem all that strange. The Atlantic ChipShop in New York shows how its done. The word is that its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/deep-fried-pizza/

Songs to Make Dogs Happy.

From the website:"Songs To Make Dogs Happy!" is the first qualitatively and quantitatively researched musical CD, based upon 200 canine participants' responses to what THEY would like to hear in songs!The L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/songs-to-make-dogs-happy/

Pig in a Suit.

Photo: Gleb GaranichCellar Image of the Day has this pic of a pig in a suit, apparently all dressed up for the salo (pig's fat) lovers championship in the town of Lutsk, 400 km or 249 miles northwest of Ukraine's capital...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/pig-in-a-suit/

Liberated Gnomes Recovered

Agence France Presse reports via USA Today: Some 79 garden gnomes snatched by a so-called gnome liberation group, were discovered Wednesday along the banks of a stream in the central Limousin region, police said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/liberated-gnomes-recovered/

Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Modern World.

I've got a preview copy of Larry Gonick's new book, which picked up where his awesome Cartoon History of the Universe series left off, and I can tell you: it rocks!The first part of Cartoon History of the Mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/larry-gonicks-cartoon-history-of-the-modern-world/

Lisa Strouss' Artwork.

I quite like this painting by self-taught artist Lisa Strouss: http://www.citymouseart.com/ - Thanks Lisa! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/lisa-strouss-artwork/

Dale Chihuly's Glass Artwork.

At a glance, you'd probably think that the picture of a flower in a vase on the left is a photo of the real thing. It's actually an artwork by Dale Chihuly, made from glass!See more of Dale's artwork: Link - Thanks L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/dale-chihulys-glass-artwork/

Salomon Wingsuit Video.

Watch Loic Jean Albert jumps, with a wingsuit, from a helicopter down the side of a mountain! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/salomon-wingsuit-video/

Bigfoot Professor Shunned at Campus.

Jeffrey Meldrum, a tenured professor of anatomy at Idaho State University, is an academic outcast on campus.Why? Because Jeffrey Meldrum is the world's foremost authority on Bigfoot: Meldrum, 48, spends most of his d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/bigfoot-professor-shunned-at-campus/

Just How Fast is Your Reflex?

Neatorama reader Dougall wrote: Just how fast are your cat like reflexes? This amusing but frustrating flash game sends sheep across the screen to be tranquilized by a mouse click - darn hard for me even with my fine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/just-how-fast-is-your-reflex/

Melting Diamond into a Puddle.

Inside the Sandia Lab's Z Machine, even diamonds aren't forever: Sandia’s Z machine, by creating pressures more than 10 million times that of the atmosphere at sea level, has turned a diamond sheet into a pool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/06/melting-diamond-into-a-puddle/
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