Archive for November 10th, 2006

Flight Patterns.

Here's a hypnotically beautiful image, generated using flight pattern data from the US Federal Aviation Administration. Done by Aaron Koblin, hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/flight-patterns/

ReviewMe: Get Paid to (Honestly) Review a Product.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. I'm being compensated for writing it.ReviewMe, a new service that launched yesterday, aims to match up advertisers who want buzz for their products, with bloggers who are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/reviewme-get-paid-to-honestly-review-a-product/

Mass Circumcision Day.

The good news: a parade, costumes, music, attention for nearly 200 little Muslim boys in Bulgaria.The bad news: it's mass circumcision day!Link [video, after the ad clip]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/mass-circumcision-day/

Domino Day 2006.

November 17, 2006 is another Domino Day, where over 90 teams compete to topple (pardon the pun) the world's record for most dominoes toppled (it currently stands at about 4 million tiles).Link | Domino Day [wiki]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/domino-day-2006/

The Real Sacha Baron Cohen.

Here's Sacha Baron Cohen [wiki], the man behind the phenomenon that is Borat (or previously, Ali G and Brüno). He's surprisingly normal! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Look at This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/the-real-sacha-baron-cohen/

Make Your Own Bollywood Movie Caption.

At Bombay TV, you can pick a scene out of several Bollywood movies, make your own caption, and send it to your friends!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/make-your-own-bollywood-movie-caption/

World's Highest Scoring Scrabble Game.

What's so interesting about the Scrabble board above? It's the end result of a game between carpenter Michael Cresta and deli worker Wayne Yorra, where they broke 3 new records: most point in a game by one player (830 by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/worlds-highest-scoring-scrabble-game/

Prodigy Won AOL's Gold Rush Game.

Michael Kearney won $1 million on AOL's scavenger hunt game "Gold Rush". Now besides winning the bounty, Michael is quite an interesting guy:"Gold Rush" wasn't an academic competition, but intelli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/prodigy-won-aols-gold-rush-game/

The Clutter Home for Sale.

The real estate agent's description of this house in Holcomb, Texas Kansas, is charming: hardwood floor, fireplace, built-in china hutch, sunny breakfast nook, etc. (Notice they omit one important fact?)But, the real rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/the-clutter-home-for-sale/

Sea Urchin is Part Human.

Scientists have sequenced the genome of sea urchin, and found that the spiny invertebrate are part-human:Scientists who have sequenced the genome of the sea urchin say these brainless and limbless invertebrates are s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/sea-urchin-is-part-human/

Can You Spot Mercury?

Photo: Phil JonesFrom Astronomy Picture of the Day:Enjoying Wednesday's transit of Mercury from Dallas, Texas, astronomer Phil Jones recorded this detailed image of the Sun. Along with a silhouette of the innermost p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/can-you-spot-mercury/

Farmer's Olympic.

You're looking at photo of the first ever Farmers Sports Meeting in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, where farmers will compete in a number of events including "weight-moving, water-carrying and earthbag-transporti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/farmers-olympic/

Star Trek 2nd Pilot Deleted Scenes.

Here's a compilation of deleted and alternate scenes from "Where No Man Has Gone Before," Star Trek's 2nd pilot. (See explanation here)Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via NeedCoffee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/star-trek-2nd-pilot-deleted-scenes/

Fish Face.

A creative use of face paint (anyone know you did this?) - see more here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/fish-face/

Speed.

From Gseeker, a famous Chinese blog focus on Google. Update: The original cartoon was illustrated in the Economist, not the blog previously referred. Thanks to Neatorama reader Laurence Turner! 11/Nov/06*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/speed/

Crazy Aaron's Hypercolor Putty.

Crazy Aaron's Hypercolor Thinking Putty is thermochromic - meaning it changes color with temperature! Now a touch from your hands will change the putty's into its "hot" color, and if you stick it in a fridge (o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/crazy-aarons-hypercolor-putty/

Dear Dowry: Crazy Historical Trades for Brides.

Before the whole "old, new, borrowed, and blue" wedding tradition hoo-ha, there was another must-do part of any nuptials: the dowry. And through the years, lots of things have been given or received to sweeten the blesse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/10/dear-dowry-crazy-historical-trades-for-brides/
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