Archive for January 1st, 2007

Hedgehog in the Fog.

Hedgehog in the Fog is a fantastic animation made by Soviet animator Yuriy Borisovich Norshteyn [wiki]. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] to watch - via Z Recommends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/hedgehog-in-the-fog/

Radish Night.

A part of Christmas celebration in Mexico is La Noche de Rábanos or Radish Night, where people carve intricate sculptures out of radish! Link | Gallery [Flickr] - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/radish-night/

Crocheted Finger Puppets of Terror.

Moss is selling crocheted finger puppets of terror. Included are Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, Ahmadinejad and President Bush (hm, I suppose the President is a key figure in fighting terrorism, although I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/crocheted-finger-puppets-of-terror/

Company Fined for Hiring Illegal Immigrants to Build Border Fence.

Ah the irony: The Golden State Fence company, whose work is to build the border fence between San Diego and Mexico, are fined $5 million for ... hiring illegal immigrants to build the fence!http://www.npr.org/templates/s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/company-fined-for-hiring-illegal-immigrants-to-build-border-fence/

Visual html joke.

If you laughed at this picture, then you are an html geek. I laughed! Now I understand why letters that lean are called italic. -via Militant Platypus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/visual-html-joke/

Neat wire... thing.

I don’t understand the sales pitch. I do not understand the title of this video, or the comments. But I would buy this product! Hit play or go to YouTube. -via Bits and Pieces Title suggestion: Swiss Army Ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/neat-wire-thing/

Bad Art for Bad People.

This gruesome piece of art by Jake and Dinos Chapman [wiki] is part of the Tate Museum's exhibition Bad Art for Bad People: Link - via valentina tanni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/bad-art-for-bad-people/

Crazy Kicking Arcade Game in Japan.

Gizmodo's Brian Lam found this crazy Japanese kicking arcade game in Japan called "Champion Kick": Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/crazy-kicking-arcade-game-in-japan/

Marcus Ahlers' Carnot's Refrigerator.

If you didn't sleep through your college physics class like me, you'd probably remember Carnot cycle and the hypothetical Carnot heat engine (or in reverse, Carnot's refrigerator). Artist Marcus Ahlers built such a thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/marcus-ahlers-carnots-refrigerator/

The Tangled Web of Spam.

I don't know if it's right or not, but the Clueless Mailers' Spamdemic Map is quite impressive. The map shows relationships among spammers and other entities (many of which are legitimate and do not spam)http://www.cluel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/the-tangled-web-of-spam/

Painting the Lunar Eclipse.

This amazing photo of a man "painting" the Moon during a lunar eclipse, taken by Laurent Laveder, is part of the Top 10 Astronomy Images of 2006 at Bad Astronomy.Check out the entire list: Link | Also, visit La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/painting-the-lunar-eclipse/

Air Bubbles Trapped in Ice.

The picture above is air bubbles, trapped in ice of frozen O'Dell Lake in the high Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Climatologists love these sorts of things, as they represent a sample of the Earth's atmosphere from a long...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/air-bubbles-trapped-in-ice/

Real Life Mr. Magoo to Drive Again.

Peter Davies, who is half blind and was banned from driving after he crashed, expects to get back behind the wheel after his family bought him a special glasses for Christmas: Pete's family in Burry Port, near Swanse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/real-life-mr-magoo-to-drive-again/

Even Dwarfs Started Small.

German New Wave director Werner Herzog [wiki] directed this surreal 1970 film called Even Dwarfs Started Small [wiki]. In the movie, a group of dwarfs in an institution on a remote island rebel against the guards and dir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/even-dwarfs-started-small/

What Happens if You Stop Peeing.

A question posed on Cecil Adams' Straight Dope:Early this morning after a night of drinking I woke up and really had to pee. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. But what happens if I don't? Is there a long-term...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/what-happens-if-you-stop-peeing/

Images from Space

Aurora Borealis from Space They took this photo onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery with a digital camera. Follow the link to get a high resolution image. Link Sun Spot from 5000 k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/images-from-space/

Can Your Watchdog Do This?

Watch what comes prancing into this little Siberian town at night -- and what chases it off. From English Russia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/can-your-watchdog-do-this/

The 2006 List of Lists of Lists!

A part of celebrating the New Year is to sum up the old year, usually with year-end lists. Some of those lists are lists of the best lists. The 2006 List of the Lists of Lists! is the top ten list of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/the-2006-list-of-lists-of-lists/

Happy New Year 2007, Everyone!

Let's all hope for peace in 2007 (sigh, one can hope, right?)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/happy-new-year-2007-everyone/

Feeding the Deer for Winter in Wisconsin.

Today's Cellar and Neatorama Image of the Week is this photo found by Cellar user xoxoxoBruce, captioned:Dinner Time in Eagle River, Wisconsin. These people living in Northern Wisconsin put some corn out in the dead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/feeding-the-deer-for-winter-in-wisconsin/

Scatological Christmas Only in Spain.

In Spain, it is tradition that people build a nativity scene instead of decorating a Christmas tree. In the Autonomic Comunity of Catalonia, many people put a statuettes of "El Caganer" or the great defecator in thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/scatological-christmas-only-in-spain/

Dai Vernon Explains The Cups and Balls Magic Trick.

Master magician Dai Vernon tells the secret of the cups and balls trick. He performs the trick slowly so we can see how it is done. Link to Youtube video (Warning: the video is of really low quality.) - via Bifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/dai-vernon-explains-the-cups-and-balls-magic-trick/

Relative Sizes of Starships.

Dan Carlson created what is probably the most comprehensive pictorial of relative sizes of starships in various sci-fi books and movies: http://www.people.iup.edu/pnwm/comparison.gif - via redditUpdate 1/1/07: Jeff Russe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/relative-sizes-of-starships/

Burt Reynolds Museum.

Apparently, there is such a thing as the Burt Reynolds Museum! It's in Jupiter, Florida.Ironic Sans has the scoop: Link - via MacelodeonAnd yes, the museum has a website: The Burt Reynolds Museum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/burt-reynolds-museum/

Huge Guns Guard the Russian Border?

Found at Places of Interest, who said that such robots protect the Russian border (no other detail, sadly) - via Look at This ...Update 1/2/07: Photoshoppery: see Dora Gun....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/huge-guns-guard-the-russian-border/

Melted Plastic Bead Bowl.

Check out Elissa Englund's DIY: happy instruction on how to make beautiful melted plastic bead plate or bowl (be forewarned that melting plastic smells really bad, so open the window and have a fan ready!). Link - via to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/melted-plastic-bead-bowl/

Post-It Notes + Wallpaper = Pixelnotes.

This wallpaper, made by Duncan Wilson and Sirkka Hammer, consists of four notes of grey tones with a red backing. Pixelnotes create a functional wall - as you pick up the notes, the wall changes aesthetically.http://www....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/post-it-notes-wallpaper-pixelnotes/

Creepiest Fast Food Mascots.

From Fanpop, here's the Top 10 Creepiest Fast Food Mascot. For example,#3: Old-School Ronald McDonaldThe only thing more horrific than the current McDonald's clown is the old-school original...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/01/creepiest-fast-food-mascots/




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