Archive for December 14th, 2006

Ray Harryhausen, Stop-Motion Animation Master.

Long before CGI, there was Ray Harryhausen: hit play or go to Link [YouTube] to see a compilation of every creature he had made using stop-motion animation. | A full list of his creatures - via Fazed....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/ray-harryhausen-stop-motion-master/

I need a raise... How about $622,000?

Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs is set to throw gigantic bags of money at its bankers, traders and stockbrokers this year - lavishing them with more than $16.5 billion in bonus loot, the most ever doled out by a Wall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/i-need-a-raise-how-about-622000/

Pricy Powder Room.

A new ladies room is scheduled to open next week in London. But this is no ordinary rest stop. Admission to WC 1 will be £5! Operators think the experience will be worth the price to use the most luxurious facilitie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/pricy-powder-room/

White Baiji Dolphin Now (Functionally) Extinct.

Apparently humans have (effectively) killed off another species:The white dolphin known as baiji, shy and nearly blind, dates back some 20 million years. Its disappearance is believed to be the first time in a half-c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/white-baiji-dolphin-now-functionally-extinct/

Elmer VanLennen's Christmas Organ Music.

Neatorama reader Gary wrote: Not only can you download Elmer's debut CD of holiday organ tunes of questionable quality - "Christmas Dinner for Two," but you have to read his musical bio. Quite funny.*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/elmer-vanlennens-christmas-organ-music/

Exploding Laptop Battery.

What does a flaming laptop look like? Here's a setup of one:To jump start the reaction, we artificially forced the battery pack into an unstable state. But the initial battery cell reaction and the on-going chain reactio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/exploding-laptop-battery/

World's Tallest Man Saved Dolphins By Reaching into Their Stomachs.

Apparently, being the world's tallest man means saving dolphins! Here's what Bao Xishun, a 7 foot 9 inch herdsman from Inner Mongolia, China, did:The world's tallest man helped save two dolphins in China by reaching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/worlds-tallest-man-saved-dolphins-by-reaching-into-their-stomachs/

What is it? Game 4.

Here's this week's collaboration with What is it? blog. Guess what this weird looking device is.No prize this week (sorry! Ran out of shirts), but guess anyhow, ok?It's Placido's Disc for Astigmatism: Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/what-is-it-game-4/

Interview with Lasse Gjertsen.

Lasse Gjertsen, the 22 year old Norwegian video producer, is feeling the effects of his internet fame as the job offers roll in. The story of his recent notoriety is chronicled in a Wall Street Journal interview, as w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/interview-with-lasse-gjertsen/

64 Slice CT Scanner.

These are images from the Siemens 64 slice CT scanner. It's the world’s first CT scanner able to take 192 images per second. It's really a breakthrough in medical technology. It will render extremely detailed 4d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/14/64-slice-ct-scanner/






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