Archive for November 30th, 2006

Spelling with Tabs.

Neatorama reader Martin suggested this image, where favicons on tabs are used to spell a message: http://www.endofart.net/slask/tabs.html - Thanks Martin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/spelling-with-tabs/

Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves?

Dr. Ben Lounsbury (an Ear Nose and Throat physician) suggests that if we don't have a tissue, we should cough into our sleeves instead of hands. Why? So we don't spread diseases... (the video is a hoot!)Link Hit Play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/why-dont-we-do-it-in-our-sleeves/

Rhinoceros Party of Canada.

Here's a "neat" political post: the Rhinoceros Party of Canada [wiki], which was an actual registered (satirical) political party from the 1960s to the 1990s:Operating within the Canadian tradition of polit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/rhinoceros-party-of-canada/

Nutcracker Suite

Played entirely on bicycle parts by Johnny Random. Follow the link and listen to it. I took the image from The Super Mario Nutcracker. Link - Via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/nutcracker-suite/

Theatres on Postcards

A really huge collection of postcards based on photos of theatres around the world. Even there's one from Oviedo. Link - Via Excalmation Mark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/theatres-on-postcards/

Toast Printer

Following the "can't belive they've invented it"... Theres a gizmo called Zuse toaster that can print whatever image you like on your toasts. Link - Via SCI FI Tech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/toast-printer/

The Self Stirring Mug

The Self Stirring Mug: And The Self Stirring Mug Revealed: Where to buy? http://www.needapresent.com/shop/get_ProductDetail.asp?PID=1324...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/the-self-stirring-mug/

World’s Oldest Computer

The Antikythera mechanism was made in the first years of the first century b.C. by the Romans. Quote: For years, it was taken as an astronomical showpiece, a navigational instrument and a puzzle concernin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/worlds-oldest-computer/

Alexander Calder's Tiny Circus.

Alexander Calder [wiki] created these fantastically detailed kinetic sculptures he called "circque de Calder."Carlos Vilardebo's 1961 film of Alexander Calder's "circus," an intricately asse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/alexander-calders-tiny-circus/

Do Humans Have a Compass in Their Nose?

Stephen Juan, an anthropologist from the University of Sydney, wrote that Caltech scientists discovered that humans possess crystals of magnetite in the ethmoid bone, just behind the nose:Magnetite helps orientation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/do-humans-have-a-compass-in-their-nose/

Aram Bartholl's Giant Google Maps Marker.

I suppose it was only time before someone, like Aram Bartholl, make a giant Google Maps marker as an art project: Link via error101...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/aram-bartholls-giant-google-maps-marker/

Fashion Forward Mule Deer.

He made it out of an old volleyball net. Fetching, don't you think? Via Bits & Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/fashion-forward-mule-deer/

Cooking on the edge.

Some people (myself included) think the edge of the brownie is the best part. You can have more edge with the Baker’s Edge, a pan that gives all your brownies an edge! I believe it should reduce baking time, als...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/cooking-on-the-edge/

Google Christmas card.

What do you have to do to get on Google’s Christmas card mailing list? Shawn Hogan describes the gift he received, a digital photo frame. I feel a little jealous, although I much appreciate the t-shirt I got fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/4580/

Wii have a problem.

It looks like an epidemic of busted screens for users of Nintendo’s new Wii game system, although the ratio of such incidents to Wii systems sold has not been determined at this point. The website Wii Have a Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/wii-have-a-problem/

Guessing Game: What Is It?

This week's What is it? and Neatorama collaboration is this strange-looking box. Guess what it is and win a Neatorama T-Shirt. More clues at What Is It?Rules: first person who correctly identify the object wins. Please p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/guessing-game-what-is-it/

Uranium Glassware.

Radioactivity? What radioactivity? Before scientists understand the dangers of radioactivity, uranium was used to color glasswares glassware!Uranium was first used to color glass in the 1830s and it has continued to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/uranium-glasswares/

"Truth is Constant," the Periodic Table of Elements of Kansas.

Found at the reDiscovery Institute, a tongue-in-cheek spoof of Discovery Institute (which espouses Intelligent Design [wiki])....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/truth-is-constant-the-periodic-table-of-elements-of-kansas/

Snowman Light Bulb Ornament.

When your light bulb die, don't throw it out - make it into a cute snowman ornament instead! Link - via Craftzine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/snowman-light-bulb-ornament/

Dunkleosteus terrelli: Fish with the Meanest Bite Ever.

Scientists who studied the fossilized skulls of Dunkleosteus terrelli said that this fish, which grew to 33 feet long, weighed 4 tons and lived 400 million years ago, has the most powerful jaw of any fish that ever lived...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/dunkleosteus-terrelli-fish-with-the-meanest-bite-ever/

A Civil War by Any Other Name ...

What's the definition of a civil war? According this article in the New York Times, the "scholarly" definition of a civil war has 2 main criteria: The first says that the warring groups must be from the sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/a-civil-war-by-any-other-name/

Another UPA Classic: Gerald McBoing-Boing (1951)

Like that Christopher Crumpet clip? Check this one out: Gerald McBoing-Boing [wiki], an animated cartoon based on a story by Dr. Seuss. This clip won UPA an Academy Award in 1951.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/another-upa-classic-gerald-mcboing-boing-1951/

Classic UPA Cartoon: Christopher Crumpet (1953).

This rare short cartoon clip, produced by United Productions of America (UPA) [wiki], was drawn by Bill Melendez, one of the illustrators of Charlie Brown cartoon series.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Sandbox...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/30/classic-upa-cartoon-christopher-crumpet-1953/
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