Archive for April 10th, 2007

Inside Your Eye: a Photograph.

From the website:The inside of your eye is one thing you’re guaranteed never to get a good look at. Even if you could, the pupil is far too small an aperture to allow you to see the entire interior. University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/inside-your-eye-a-photograph/

Kaye Effect: Jumping Liquids.

Here's a weird behavior of complex liquids, called the Kaye Effect [wiki], named after British engineer Arthur Kaye, who first discovered it in 1963. When a think thin stream of viscous fluid is poured onto a surface, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/kaye-effect-jumping-liquids/

DIY Platinum Spark Plugs with Coins.

Popular Science has a neat article on how to make your very own version of platinum spark plugs using 1/10-ounce platinum coins for electrodes: http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/8e69ee64bb7d1110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/diy-platinum-spark-plugs-with-coins/

Craigslist Hoax Ad Stripped a House Bare.

A landlord in Tacoma, Washington, found out that her house had been stripped bare after a fake ad was placed on Craigslist inviting people to "take whatever they wanted for free."Link (with video clip of the tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/craigslist-hoax-ad-stripped-a-house-bare/

Reunion Island Volcano Erupts.

This amazing photo is of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island as its lava drain into the Indian Ocean. Link | Article at Taipei Times...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/reunion-island-volcano-erupts/

Worst Chips Ever.

The top ten Worst Chips Ever list was compiled by the Chief Snacks Officer at taquitos.net, a snack review site. It includes such delicacies as Calbee Seaweed Potato Chips and Cuttlefish Flavored Snack (shown), and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/worst-chips-ever/

War of the Worlds Diorama Based on Mike Trim's Artwork.

This fantastic diorama was inspired by the album cover for Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds, drawn by Mike Trim. (Trim is the sci-fi artist behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, and others).Links...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/war-of-the-world-diorama-based-on-mike-trims-artwork/

Vintage Futuristic-Looking Concept Cars.

EatLiver has a neat gallery of futuristic, vintage concept cars. This one above is the GM Firebird III (1958):A two-passenger, gas turbine-powered car, it was the first to feature a single stick control system which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/vintage-futuristic-looking-concept-cars/

Mail Art.

Darren Di Lieto, founder of the illustration news portal LCSV4, started a new project called MAiLmeART, where you (yes, you!) can win prizes by mailing him your artwork. The catch is, the art has to be on the envelope it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/mail-art/

Bacon Costume.

Neatorama reader Humuhumu of Junk Yard Clubhouse wrote:I created this bacon costume for Halloween last year -- but bacon is worth celebrating year-round. I just typed up full step-by-step directions for making your v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/bacon-costume/

The Big Bad Web: World's Riskiest Websites.

SiteAdvisor, a web security firm owned by McAfee, recently released a study of the riskiest websites in the world. Here's some of their key findings:4.1% of all sites tested by SiteAdvisor are rated red or yellow. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/the-big-bad-web-worlds-riskiest-websites/

Cutting Glass with Scissors.

Can you really cut glass with scissors? Has anyone else done this? Even if were possible, I’m sure you’d ruin your scissors, wouldn’t you? Push play or go to YouTube. -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/cutting-glass-with-scissors/

Banksy Self-Portrait.

Bonham’s auction house has a coveted work of art for sale- Banksy’s self-portrait. The painting (oil and spray paint on canvas) by the renowned grafitti artist is expected to bring £30,000 - £40,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/banksy-self-portrait/

African Clawed Frogs.

All About African Clawed Frogs is a site for owners and breeders of African Clawed Frogs, or Xenopus. I didn’t know they made such great pets! These frogs have no teeth or tongue. They shove food down their thro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/african-clawed-frogs/

Traveling Cat.

A white cat nicknamed Macavity has the habit of boarding bus 331 in London Wolverhampton several times a week and riding to the next stop, where he gets off near a fish and chips shop. No word on whether he takes the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/traveling-cat/

Does That Come in Stripes? 5 People Admired for Their Jail Time.

Before she began serving her five-month sentence for illegal insider trading in 2004, Martha Stewart came perilously close to comparing herself to a somewhat more noble former inmate. "There's many other...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/does-that-come-in-stripes-5-people-admired-for-their-jail-time/

The meh Shirt.

Here's a shirt for all you hard-to-please cynics (meh. It's just a shirt. And the color sucks.)Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/the-meh-shirt/

Pancake Art.

Here's something fun: a flickr pool of pancake art! This one above is from JMZawdony, titled Mayflower Pancake for Thanksgiving Breakfast [Flickr].See the whole collection: Link - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/pancake-art/

World's Thinnest Noodles.

Chinese chef Li "Noodle King" En-hai has created the world's thinnest noodles!Thirty nine strands of the noodle can be threaded through a needle. If a single strand of noodle is to be made from a kilogram (2.2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/worlds-thinnest-noodles/

Felice Varini's Ellipse Anamorphic Art.

Swiss artist Felice Varini and his team created this anamorphic illusion of three ellipses at Cardiff Bay barrage, UK: Link - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/felice-varinis-ellipse-anamorphic-art/

Penny Pyramid.

Marcelo Bezos embarked on his project to create the world's largest penny pyramid after the death of his father from colorectal cancer.Link - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/penny-pyramid/

Turning Turkey Basters into a Musical Instrument.

Jim Miller and Fred Meyer have turned turkey basters into a musical instrument!Say No To Crack has the video clip: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/turning-turkey-basters-into-a-musical-instrument/

Justine Cooper's Saved by Science Photo Exhibit.

From the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, here's Justine Cooper's "Saved by Science, a photograph exhibition of behind the scenes storage areas of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.http://daneyalmahmoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/justine-coopers-saved-by-science-photo-exhibit/

Top 11 Adversaries of Arnold.

UnderGroundOnline has a Top 11 (one better than top 10?) adversaries of Arnold Schwarzenegger in all of his movies. Here's #6. Johnny Cab (from Total Recall):The film is set in 2084, and there have been some libertie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/top-11-adversaries-of-arnold/

Reversal in Nature: Seal Eats Shark.

Usually, it's shark eats seal - but today, it's the other way around. As Gail wrote on her blog, in nature "turnabout is fair play." From copeg's flickr account: Link - via Scribal Terror...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/reversal-in-nature-seal-eats-shark/

Tank Drifting.

Car drifting is sooo lame compared to drifting using ... a tank! Here's a Swedish tank company having a "little fun" after a hard day at work: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Random Thoughts and Musings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/10/tank-drifting/






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