Archive for March 6th, 2007

Peeing in Tom Hanks' Movies: a mental_floss Quiz.

According to mental_floss, peeing plays a role in nearly all Tom Hanks movies. To make it fun, they have a quiz where to play, you have to match the peeing "scenes" to the movie titles.Here's the quiz link: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/peeing-in-tom-hanks-movies-a-mental_floss-quiz/

String Spin.

A simple, yet fascinating Flash applet from Zefrank: Link - via Weird Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/string-spin/

People are Good at Figuring Out Faces at Low Resolution (6 x 7 Pixels).

A little experiment by Cognitive Daily showed that people are amazingly good at identifying faces from other images at the resolution of only 6 by 7 pixels!Link - via AQFL...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/people-are-good-at-figuring-out-faces-at-low-resolution-6-x-7-pixels/

Roundworm in the Brain = Death.

From the website:In 1980, he saw the first confirmed human death, a Pennsylvania boy who apparently had eaten feces from raccoons living in the family's chimney. Like the birds, the boy had neurological problems and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/roundworm-in-the-brain-death/

The Trial of Han Solo.

Here's a funny parody of the TV show Law and Order, featuring Han Solo on trial for the murder of Greedo in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.Hit play or go to http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4970281608...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/the-trial-of-han-solo/

Maggot Art.

Abstract art? No, actually it's maggot art. Rebecca O'Flaherty, the founder of Maggot Art educational curriculum explains:What are maggots?Many groups of insects have four stages of developm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/maggot-art/

Dog Cuisine in Nigeria.

Here's why dogs are becoming scarce in Abuja, Nigeria:"Everybody is eating dog meat openly now, that is why dogs are scarce," he says.Many Abuja dog owners complain that their dogs have gone missin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/dog-cuisine-in-nigeria/

Mafia Tactics in Cowbirds.

Cowbirds have long been known to lay eggs in the nests of other birds, which then raise the cowbirds’ young as their own. Sneaky, perhaps, but not Scarface. Now, however, a University of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/mafia-tactics-in-cowbirds/

Chill a Beer or Soda in Under a Minute.

Need a cold soda or beer quick? The Tinchilla will cool any canned drink in a minute or less. Just insert two AA batteries, ice, water, and your favorite beverage to get an ice-cold drink delivered up to 240 times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/chill-a-beer-or-soda-in-under-a-minute/

The Making of a Celebrity Photoshoot.

If you've ever wondered how much effort is required to create great celebrity photographs, then this time lapse video by Michael Grecco should help put it in perspective. The video shows the entire 3 hour setup, pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/the-making-of-a-celebrity-photoshoot/

SciFi Story Sentences So Bad They're Good!

Top5 SciFi has the Top 10 sentences from third-rate science fiction stories. Kind of like the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest of bad writing ("It was a dark and stormy night"), but for SciFi. For example:As he was led to d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/scifi-story-sentences-so-bad-theyre-good/

Yakuza Table.

This Yakuza table is "digitally tattooed" (whatever that means) to look like the body art of a Japanese gangster. http://www.reddishstudio.com/furniture/yakuza01.htm - via Ponchorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/yakuza-table/

Wonder Woman 1967 TV Pilot.

Following the success of the 1960's Batman TV series, in 1967 Greenway Productions produced this four and a half-minute of oh-so-campy TV pilot of Wonder Woman! In the show, Wonder Woman is less of an Amazonian princess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/wonder-woman-1967-tv-pilot/

Chocolate Bubble Wrap.

That's chocolate bubble wrap from DeLessio Market Bakery - so instead of popping those bubbles to calm your neurosis, you eat 'em! http://www.delessiomarket.com/Chocolates%20Page.htm - via She's A Betty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/chocolate-bubble-wrap/

Drunken Animals.

Look at This blog has 5 YouTube clips of drunken animals (including monkey, squirrel, cat, dog, elephant, giraffe, warthog, ostrich, wildebeest ...)The first clip is quite interesting. It's about monkeys at S. Kits who s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/drunken-animals/

Chromatically Arranged Bookstore.

Remember the post where someone arranged their bookshelf by color? Well, San Francisco's Adobe Bookshop (temporarily) arranged more than 20,000 used books chromatically for an exhibit in 2004!http://www.npr.org/templates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/chromatically-arranged-bookstore/

Cruise Missile in Google Earth.

Whoa! Google Earth "captured" this Cruise missile in the skies above Utah (en route to?)http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/05/google_earth_cruise_missile/ - via smidigt.se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/cruise-missile-in-google-earth/

Music Cocoon: iPod Dock with Glowing Tubes.

iPod dock and a bar? Nope - that's just some glowing tubes by Roth Audio's Music Cocoon MC4. Link - via Shiny Shiny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/music-cocoon-ipod-dock-with-glowing-tubes/

Hand-Made Arts of Mass Produced Items.

Aryon Hostleton and Alison Macrina made the knitted version of the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag you get from a store - their work is part of an exhibition at Space 1026, suggestively titled "Handjob". It's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/hand-made-arts-of-mass-produced-items/

Most Expensive Frog Watch

For $150,000 you get this cute timepiece. Executed in textured 18kt.yellow gold, the body is pave set with ombre tsavorites and studded blue sapphire cabochons with diamond feet details and ruby cabochon eyes. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/most-expensive-frog-watch/

Kamini

Hip-hop isn't dead! Kamini's "Marly-Gomont" has been around for perhaps six months. It is a musical tribute to the rural French village he's from in which his was the only black family. He has a Wikipedia entry here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/kamini/

9 Laws of Physics That Don't Apply in Hollywood

In general, Hollywood filmmakers follow the laws of physics because they have no other choice. It’s just when they cheat with special effects that we seem to forget how the world really works.1. Those Explodi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/9-laws-of-physics-that-dont-apply-in-hollywood/

Röyksopp's Remind Me.

Röyksopp's [wiki] Remind Me music video (yes, it's been around the Net for a while) is one very cool piece of infographics eye candy! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/ryksopps-remind-me/

Kris Kuksi's Sculpture.

Check out Kris Kuksi's fantastic sculptures (this one is called "Lust and Self-Abuse"): Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/kris-kuksis-sculpture/

Ultraviolet Image of the Sun.

NASA's twin spacecrafts, the Stereo orbiters, captured this close-up ultraviolet image of the sun. The two satellites will give Earth-bound scientists better ability to track "solar fronts" that disrupt radio c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/ultraviolet-image-of-the-sun/

Amazing Meccano Creations.

Meccano [wiki] enthusiast gathered in Skegness, England to showcase their amazing creations. This one above, a fighter jet model made by John Thorpe, won first prize.http://www.skegnessvideo.com/Meccano_Exhibition_Embass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/amazing-meccano-creations/

World's Biggest Balls.

Over at mental_floss, there's this list of the world's biggest ... ahem, balls! Like this one - the world's biggest popcorn ball:Constructed in a popcorn factor in Sac City, Iowa (doesn’t that seem like cheatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/06/worlds-biggest-balls/




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