Archive for 2007

Planet Earth

(YouTube link) Isn’t it beautiful? -via Living the Scientific Life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/planet-earth/

The 10 Best Rollercoasters on Earth

Pro Traveler lists ten of the biggest, fastest, and scariest rollercoasters in the world. Just imagine, someone had to ride all these and more in order to rank them. Have you ridden any of these? Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/the-10-best-rollercoasters-on-earth/

World’s Biggest Building Coming to Moscow

Crystal Island, the world’s biggest building, is set to be built in Moscow within five years. The plans are for a 27 million square foot interior! The cost? Four billlion dollars. The statistics for the project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/worlds-biggest-building-coming-to-moscow/

Dinner for One

(YouTube link) Every New Year in Germany and Scandinavia, it’s a tradition to watch Dinner for One, a comedy sketch written by British author Lauri Wylie for the theater in the 1920s. It’s also known as *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/dinner-for-one/

Handel's Hallelujah Chorus Performed by Bearded Nuns with Flashcards

[YouTube Link] An amusing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, performed by the Turtle Creek Chorale from Dallas, TX. 3 minutes, 53 seconds long. Via Gord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/handels-hallelujah-chorus-performed-by-bearded-nuns-with-flashcards/

2007: The Year in Cats

Neatorama had a lot of stories and videos about cats in 2007. Here are some of the more popular ones, in case you missed them or want to see them again. January Goliath is a twenty-pound cat who got wedged in a dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/2007-the-year-in-cats/

Norwegian Army Promotes Penguin

A king penguin living at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland has been promoted to the rank of honourable regimental sergeant major by the Norwegian Army. Retired Major Nils Egelien of the Royal Norwegian Guards said: "It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/norwegian-army-promotes-penguin/

Rainforest M&M's

Nicole Cotroneo at Girl Eats World is in St. Lucia, and has a delightful account of eating cocoa fresh from the tree in the Venus Rainforest Preserve. Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/rainforest-mms/

The Matrix Fight Club

(YouTube link) A mashup of video from The Matrix and audio from Fight Club. They mesh so well, these movies must have more in common than I thought! -Thanks, kinomozg!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/the-matrix-fight-club/

A Look Inside the Tokyo Traffic Control Center

The "Trends in Japan" blog got the chance to stop by the Tokyo Traffic Control Center and get an in-depth look at how traffic operates in Tokyo minute-by-minute. Seated in the middle is the Commander of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/31/a-look-inside-the-tokyo-traffic-control-center/

Hello Kitty Contact Lenses

If you saw someone wearing these Hello Kitty contact lenses, you would miss everything they said because you would be busy trying to figure out what is wrong with their eyes. Come to think of it, my eyes are s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/30/hello-kitty-contact-lenses/

Headlight Slippers

(Metacafe link) Make your own LED slippers, so you won’t trip over toys while making your way to the bathroom at night. They may also help you to avoid cats, but only if they are stationary. -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/30/headlight-slippers/

Winter Surfing

(image credit: Reijo Kemppainen) When the wind chill is below 0°F and the water is below freezing, surfing is the last thing on most people’s minds. Not so for Toronto surfers Mark Karvonen, Walter Tuokkol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/winter-surfing/

'Bully' black hole blasts galaxy with radiation

A black hole in what has been nicknamed the “death star galaxy” is sending a jet of radiation and energy to a smaller neighboring galaxy. Millions of stars are in the path of the deadly stream, possibly with orbiting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/bully-black-hole-blasts-galaxy-with-radiation/

Don’t Glaze Me, Bro!

Inspired by a list of “best and worst quotes from 2007” and a trip to Krispy Kreme, Marty Z and his wife created this funny t-shirt design. Link -Thanks, Marty Z!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/dont-glaze-me-bro/

Human-faced Fish.

This is a type of hybrid carp, featured on a Korean news broadcast. Via Inventorspot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/human-faced-fish/

Portrait by Robot

(YouTube link) How cool would it be to have your portrait done by a robot? The robot was designed by Sylvain Calinon, robot researcher at the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA). When the robot reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/portrait-by-robot/

Frère Jacques

Just about everyone knows the song Frère Jacques (Brother John). Here are 45 versions of the song, in many languages and several dialects of French. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/frere-jacques/

Celebrity Hotel Rooms

Celebrity Hotel Rooms is a collection of ten of the swankiest hotel suites ever. This picture shows the Peninsula Suite in Hong Kong's Peninsula hotel, which will run you $5,000 a night! Amenities include a 24-hour but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/29/celebrity-hotel-rooms/

Fit Fur Life - Treadmill for Dogs

Cat owners have the spa for their pets and now the dog owners can surprise their best friend with a treadmill. No doubt that it's a good thing for your dog, but with prices starting at $1,400 it makes you wonder if y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/fit-fur-life-treadmill-for-dogs/

When Robot Programmers Get Bored (Video)

What do robot programmers do when they get bored? Apparently this one decided to transform the robot into a fun(?) ride. Link [YouTube] - via Pusharobots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/when-robot-programmers-get-bored-video/

Interactive Flash Physics

These interactive flash toys may be educational, but they are so much fun you probably won’t notice. I spent a lot of time just throwing things around! Link -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/interactive-flash-physics/

Bathing Cat

(YouTube link) This kitten didn’t get the memo that said cats don’t enjoy a bathtub of water! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/bathing-cat/

Dragon Bike

Artist Jay Broemmel designed a dragon bike! Its eyes are blue LED headlights that turn when the handlebars are turned. The jaws snap when you squeeze the left brake. Link -via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/dragon-bike/

Proposal by Elephant

Oliver Thompson made arrangements with the staff at the Blackpool Zoo to set the stage for his proposal. During a zoo visit, his girlfriend Emma Morgan was surprised when a six-ton Asian elephant named Marcella delivered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/28/proposal-by-elephant/

X-Men poster by Eric Tan

While browsing through the website of Chris Sanders, I found a link to Eric Tan's website. He created the terrific X-Men poster you see above as well as these Wall-e postcards and posters for The Incredibles. Sand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/27/x-men-poster-by-eric-tan/

Soldier Surprises Daughters

(VideoSift link) Mariah Wilder only wanted one thing for Christmas -for her Daddy to come home from Iraq. Sgt. Matthew Wilder found he would be able to come home to Kentucky for the holidays while going to aviation sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/27/soldier-surprises-daughters/

6 Classical Scandals Straight from the Tabloids

Haydn, Liszt, Tchaikovsky.. who would’ve thought these classical composers had lives that supermarket tabloids would be interested in? Mental_floss has stories of mental illness, rabid fans, and bizarre death in the hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/27/6-classical-scandals-straight-from-the-tabloids-2/

Teenager Opens School in Cambodia

17-year-old Rachel Rosenfield was touched by a newspaper report on Cambodian children who don’t have access to education. She went to work writing fundraising letters and selling t-shirts, and raised $52,000 in donatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/27/teenager-opens-school-in-cambodia/









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