Archive for March 16th, 2007

Rotate.

Rotate is a game that uses Flickr photos as puzzles. You have to click on the parts to rotate them until they make sense. You are timed. Link -via B3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/rotate/

The fire down below.

When an underground seam of coal catches fire, the effects can be felt for decades. In Centralia, Pennsylvania, the fire started in 1962 and is still burning! The town was completely evacuated in 1984. See lots of pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/the-fire-down-below/

'Wiki' wins spot in Oxford English Dictionary

Nothing says that your invention is here to stay better than finding out that its name has been incorporated into the Oxford English Dictionary. Congratulations to Ward Cunningham for the ultimate recognition of his w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/wiki-wins-spot-in-oxford-english-dictionary/

Hamlet on Trial.

Thursday at Kennedy Center, Justice Anthony Kennedy presided over a mock trial of Hamlet for the murder of Polonius. The jury hung on a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. Reuters reports:The defendant Hamle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/hamlet-on-trial/

14 Shakespeare Comedies in 14 Sentences.

Are those Cliff's Notes on Shakespeare's comedies still too long for you? Then you'd want to take a look at the ultra-brief summary at mental_floss: 14 Shakespeare comedies in 14 sentences!http://www.mentalfloss.com/blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/14-shakespeare-comedies-in-14-sentences/

Stefan G. Bucher's Daily Monster.

Stefan G. Bucher decided that he would draw a brand new monster every day, and capture the process on video. Here's the very first monster: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] Stefan's up to 100 monsters today, so don't for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/stefan-g-buchers-daily-monster/

A Little Car and Paint Accident.

Bad: getting into a car accident.Worse: getting into a car accident with two 5-gallon buckets of paint with you in the carPriceless: the buckets had no lids, and now your pictures are all over the 'Net!Ueba has more pics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/a-little-car-and-paint-accident/

Billionaires' Homes.

What kind of big, expensive houses do billionaires live in? Forbes has the slideshow. (This one above is Michael Dell's 33,000 square-foot mansion): Link - via sNoWy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/billionaires-homes/

Speeders Beware of "Deputy Leprechaun"

Speeders, watch out for "Deputy Leprechaun" in Orange County, Florida: An Orange County sheriff's deputy dressed as a leprechaun and equipped with a laser speed-detection gun targeted speeding and reckless...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/speeders-beware-of-deputy-leprechaun/

Geoff Hudspith's Steam-Powered Bicycle.

Photo: Liz TomkinsGeoff Hudspith created a steam-powered bicycle: Link - via BloggerFodder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/geoff-hudspiths-steam-powered-bicycle/

Nike's Rainbow Shoes.

Hm ... would you get beat up if you wear this colorful Nike shoes as a kid? http://www.laavenue.jp/data/database.cgi?sline=2808&print=1&tid=list3&did= [in Japanese]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/nikes-rainbow-shoes/

BeatBox de la Nouvelle Star

Nouvelle Star is a French talent show along the lines of American Idol. Joseph amazed them with his beatbox abilities. How can someone do so many things with his mouth at once? Push play or go to YouTube. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/beatbox-de-la-nouvelle-star/

Bizarro: Mickey's Combover.

Here's this week collaboration with Dan Piraro! For more, check out Dan's cool website: Bizarro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/bizarro-mickeys-combover/

Before Nickelodeon: Pinwheel.

Before it was called Nickelodeon [wiki], the TV channel was actually called Pinwheel. Buzznet has the video clip:Some of you may remember Pinwheel, the children's television show that aired from 1979-1989 on Nickelod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/before-nickelodeon-pinwheel/

St. Patrick or Samuel L. Jackson?

Here's another fun quiz from the awesome folks at mental_floss: Snake on an Island [pdf] For centuries, the Irish have told a legend about St. Patrick driving all snakes out of Ireland and into the sea (this has sinc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/st-patrick-or-samuel-l-jackson/

Retro Video Game Mosaics.

Rock and Royal artist Arno Coenen assembled these awesome walls of mosaics featuring retro video game characters! http://www.thelastboss.com/post.phtml?pk=2417 | Rock and Royal's website - Thanks Tom Fronczak!Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/retro-video-game-mosaics/

One Click Butter Cutter.

Neatorama reader Linnea wrote:The One Click Butter Cutter is my Dad's new invention - unlike other butter slices, it cuts just one slice at a time and stores the remaining butter stick, too. You can cut a whole stick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/one-click-butter-cutter/

9 Bad Boys of Philosophy

You’d think that a philosopher could reason out the best way to behave, right? But you’d be wrong, very wrong. 1. Socrates, the Barefoot BumNotoriously ugly, clad in one coat long beyond its years, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/9-bad-boys-of-philosophy/

VideoSift: Sports Collective.

Today, let's check out VideoSift's sports sift collective: These two wushu martial artists performed their choreographed fight sequence with crazy spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/16/videosift-sports-collective/
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