Archive for November 9th, 2006

Golf Club POV.

Here's how to make a golf club persistence of vision (POV) device, which spells out "Nice Swing" as you swing the club. The golf club is polite, and compliments you on your swing, even if you swing it idiotical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/golf-club-pov/

Look Like bin Laden? Don't Come to Wal-Mart!

From Spiegel:Wal-Mart is making life difficult for Oscar Brufani, a 52-year-old man who makes his living delivering potato chips in Buenos Aires. One of the corporation's store managers thinks he looks like Osama bin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/look-like-bin-laden-dont-come-to-wal-mart/

Cognitive Neuroscientist vs. Game Show

Who Wants to Be a Cognitive Neuroscientist Millionaire? is a fascinating account of an academic (Ogi Ogas) who had a system for winning on a game show. Who could resist such prose as: My neurohormones whipped from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/cognitive-neuroscientist-vs-game-show/

Storm at Saturn.

From the website: This undated photograph, released by NASA November 9, 2006, shows a hurricane-like storm at Saturn's south pole. The colossal storm, with a well-developed eye, marks the first time a truly hur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/storm-at-saturn/

The Secret Life of Birds.

Traveling the world over, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, award-winning photographer Brutus Östling managed to capture some magnificent photos of birds in their natural settings. Östling's photos, along with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/the-secret-life-of-birds/

Guinness World Record Day

November 9th is Guinness World Record Day! People from all over have attempted to break various (and often wacky) world records today. In this picture, Jackie Bibby holds 10 snakes in his mouth to break an unusual reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/guinness-world-record-day/

The Ginger And Fred building

Arquitects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry designed this Danzing building sited in Prague. The concep described in the page tells us that the building was created with the devastation and destruction of war in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/the-ginger-and-fred-building/

How to mathematically cut a cake fairly

Games theory applie to that case in wich two people are trying to get the same fair piece of cake and there's one who cuts and other who will choose. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/how-to-mathematically-cut-a-cake-fairly/

Neatorama Welcomes Yayo!

I'd like to welcome Yayo (from Asturias, Spain!) as a new author for Neatorama. Yayo's been a regular reader (and submitter) to Neatorama since the very beginning - so it's a pleasure to have him in a more active role at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/neatorama-welcomes-yayo/

Indian Govt. Sicced Eunuchs on Tax Evaders

Evading your tax in India? Beware, authorities have drafted eunuchs in eastern India to sing outside the homes of tax evaders to embarrass them into paying up:Sari-clad eunuchs were out in force with municipal tax co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/indian-govt-sicced-eunuchs-on-tax-evaders/

Car Train.

It's a car, it's a train, it's a car train! Found at Knuttz, if someone knows who/what this is, please let me know. Via Random Citations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/car-train/

First Photo from Space.

From the website:The grainy, black-and-white photos were taken from an altitude of 65 miles by a 35-millimeter motion picture camera riding on a V-2 missile launched from the White Sands Missile Range. Snapping a new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/first-photo-from-space/

Election 2006, in Not So Many Words.

I know, I know, you guys hate politics at Neatorama - but look at the sad elephant (and smugly smiling donkey!)Note: Sorry right-wingers! It's hard to balance the post, seems like there's no joy in GOP-ville (even Presid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/election-2006-in-not-so-many-words/

Red Bull Art of the Can.

Red Bull Art of the Can is a nationwide art competition where people send in their sculpture, picture, model, mobile, whatever ... as long as it uses Red Bull's shiny blue/silver cans.Official Site [Flash] | Photo Galler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/red-bull-art-of-the-can/

Robots to Do Everyday Chores.

THANK YOU Prof. Andrew Ng and the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot (STAIR) project:Stanford scientists plan to make a robot capable of performing everyday tasks, such as unloading the dishwasher. By programming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/robots-to-do-everyday-chores/

World's Longest Bike.

Built by Oleg Rogov in December 2005, this motorcycle is 9.6 m (31 ft) long! Link - Thanks damn cool pic!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/worlds-longest-bike/

Plasma Needle to Replace Dentist Drill?

Hate going to the dentist? That drill giving you the creeps? Worry no more, physicist Eva Stoffels-Adamowicz at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has created a "plasma needle" that can e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/plasma-needle-to-replace-dentist-drill/

Hiroshi Sugimoto's Henry VIII Photos.

Neatorama reader Robert Boyd wrote:One more twist on the subject of painters working from photos and photographers recreating paintings. Hiroshi Sugimoto has taken photos of Henry VIII and his court. Actually, Sugimo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/hiroshi-sugimotos-henry-viii-photos/

Rubber Band Machine Gun.

I can't compete with Mr. Sun's comment on this item: "Guns don't kill people; rubber bands kill people." Here's the product description from Backyard Artillery: This beauty is a fully funcitonal machine g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/rubber-band-machine-gun/

Icebergs to Hit New Zealand?

Nearly 100 icebergs possibly from a partial disintegration of the Ronne Ice Shelf [wiki] six years ago, have approached within about 300 km (186 miles) of New Zealand, with the largest measuring about 1.8 km (1.1 miles)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/icebergs-to-hit-new-zealand/

Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers.

Marc Gunn recorded Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, a CD of famous drinking songs with new lyrics for cat lovers. Here’s an example. Wild Kitty (to the tune of Wild Rover) Well I've been a wild kitty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/irish-drinking-songs-for-cat-lovers/

Why do Birds Fly in a V-Formation?

If you ever want a physical explanation of why migrating birds like geese or ducks fly in a V-formation, here's your chance: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/nature/q0237.shtml - via growabrain....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/why-do-birds-fly-in-a-v-formation/

Medieval Toilet.

Remodeling your bathroom? Why not go medieval with Herbeau's Dagobert Wooden Toilet Throne in Solid Ash?Just $12,000! http://www.herbeau.com/Products.aspx?Item=5501 - via Luxury Housing Trend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/medieval-toilet/

Skateboarding Off the Grand Canyon.

See Bob Burnquist jumps off a ramp, grinds on a rail then BASE jumps into the Grand Canyon. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/skateboarding-off-the-grand-canyon/

Hair Wreath.

Look closely: that's a braided wreath made from 15 different strands of human hair! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/hair-wreath/

Rollerman.

Check out Frenchman Jean-Yves Blondeau aka Rollerman wearing his invention, a whole body 31-wheeled roller suit that allows him to "roll" (for lack of better terms) in many body positions, with speeds up to 60...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/rollerman/

High-Rise Syndrome.

You’ve heard stories about cats who fall from great heights and survive. The highest recorded fall for a surviving cat was 45 stories! How do they do it? According to an article at Damn Interesting, its a combin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/09/high-rise-syndrome/
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