Archive for February 14th, 2007

The Whale Burger.

This is a Reuters video report on a Japanese restaurant owner that has introduced a whale burger. According to the report, young customers like the whale burger. Question #1 > Any readers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/the-whale-burger/

180 Things I Hate About You.

The '180 Things I Hate About You' exhibition is a collection of screen printed dartboards that feature artists' most loathed things. This is Miles Donovan's contribution to the show. For more info click here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/180-things-i-hate-about-you/

Ridding Iraq of Live Munitions.

Foreign Policy has an interesting photo essay by Jonathan Olley about cleaning up the plethora of bombs and live munitions in Iraq: Iraq is virtually littered with bombs. After two decades of war and fighting, there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/ridding-iraq-of-live-munitions/

Gallery of Slo-Mo Movie Clips.

We've seen a popcorn pop in slow-motion before on Neatorama - here's a collection of a whole bunch of things in slo-mo: a gallery of movies taken with Phantom high-speed cameras by Vision Research: http://www.visionresea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/gallery-of-slo-mo-movie-clips/

Coin-Operated Holy Water Dispensing Machine.

Amongs the many weird and wonderful inventions in the collection of The Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions is this coin-operated holy water dispensing machine:Designed by the Greek inventor Heron, this coin-o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/coin-operated-holy-water-dispensing-machine/

Desert Ants Do the Limbo as a Way of Life.

For ants, limbo is a way of life:Desert ants generally scurry around at high speeds whilst foraging to limit their exposure to the life threatening conditions of their habitat. Climbing over or crawling beneath obsta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/desert-ants-do-the-limbo-as-a-way-of-life/

Homeless in Osaka.

Everywhere in parks and on the river banks of Osaka rivers, one sees blue tents or barracks covered with blue plastic tarps, at times scattered throughout park areas, sometimes lined up in rows, or united to form...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/homeless-in-osaka/

"I wanna love you tender"

It's Valentine's Day [wiki], enjoy this music video! Click Play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/i-wanna-love-you-tender/

The Scariest Road in the World?

Unlike the Road of Death in the Yungas region of Bolivia, the Guoliang Tunnel Road in China doesn't claim hundreds of lives per year. This certainly doesn't mean it's a safe or easy drive, just that it is so remote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/the-scariest-road-in-the-world/

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

The heart cloud is from The Cloud Appreciation Society, blogged previously on Neatorama here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/happy-valentines-day-everyone-2/

Anatomically Correct Gummy Heart Candy.

Miss C wrote about some unusual candies for Valentine's Day, like this anatomically correct gummy heart candy - see the whole list at mentalfloss and more fun stuff about Valentine's at MissCellania....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/anatomically-correct-gummy-heart-candy/

Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon ..." with Digital Soda Cans.

Chris Jordan depicts the famous artwork by Seurat [wiki] using digital images of 106,000 aluminum cans - the number used in the US every thirty seconds! Link - via Militant Platypus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/seurats-sunday-afternoon-with-digital-soda-cans/

The Tale of How, by the Black Heart Gang.

From The Black Heart Gang comes this fantastic animated clip called the Tale of How. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | The Black Heart Gang's Website (with larger QuickTime clip)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/the-tale-of-how-by-the-black-heart-gang/

Ancient Chimps Used Stone Hammers to Crack Nuts.

Scientists discovered that ancient chimpanzees used stone tools to crack nuts 4,300 years ago.The excavated stones showed the hallmarks of use as tools for smashing nuts when compared with ancient human or modern chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/ancient-chimps-used-stone-hammers-to-crack-nuts/

The Polaris Nuclear Sub.

Rush me my POLARIS NUCLEAR SUB. I can use it for 10 days and If I am not delighted return it for full purchase price refund. As seen on the Reas International Blog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/the-polaris-nuclear-sub/

"Executive" Monkey Ignores Underlings.

This explains a lot of things:When high-ranking monkeys are shown images of other monkeys glancing one way or the other, they more readily follow the gaze of other high-ranking monkeys, Duke University Medical Center...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/executive-monkey-ignores-underlings/

Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears [wiki] is a notable children's bedtime story. Often considered an anonymous folk story, even one of the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, it actually first saw print in 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears/

A Valentine for Perfect Strangers.

On the one hand, this is really silly and even funny in places. On the other hand, it makes me want to adopt this sweet, naive, and lonely cat Otto. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/a-valentine-for-perfect-strangers/

This House Can Retract Its Room, Just Like a Turtle.

This unique house, designed by 24H-architecture in Rotterdam, the Netherlands doesn't only look fluid - it actually can retract its room (the one with the window) back into its "shell" like a turtle! http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/this-house-can-retract-its-room-just-like-a-turtle/

KatWallks: For Cat Owners Whose Cats Walk All Over 'Em.

If your cats are the true masters of the home, you can formalize that fact by installing lots of KatWallks - basically perches and corner balconies that you hang on the wall, so your cat can walk, not only all over you,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/katwallks-for-cat-owners-whose-cats-walk-all-over-em/

Bilby: Cute Rabbit-like Animal from Australia.

Photo: Qld Parks and WildlifeThe cute animal with ears that rival those of a chocolate Easter Bunny is the Australian Bilby. They used to roam the continent, but hunting and environmental changes had decimated their popu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/bilby-cute-rabbit-like-animal-from-australia/

Web 2.0 Explained in Under 5 Minutes.

Ever wonder what web 2.0 is all about? This clip by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University explains it all in under 5 minutes!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/web-20-explained-in-under-5-minutes/

Giant Squid Blinds Prey During Attack.

As they attack their prey, giant deep sea squids use an unusual weapon: blinding bright lights to disorient their victims.The footage reveals the creatures emitting short flashes from light-producing organs, called p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/02/14/giant-squid-blinds-prey-during-attack/
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