Archive for April 13th, 2007

The Red Square.

(Image: Peter Tuthill/University of Sydney) This is a bipolar nebula, about 5,000 light years distant, which appears as a red square but is in fact "an hour-glass shaped cloud of gas and dust."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/the-red-square/

A Little Too Much Explosives?

Here's how *not* to blow down a door with explosives! From a State Police SWAT Team training exercise video at i-am-bored: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/a-little-too-much-explosives/

Don "Voice of God" LaFontaine.

Meet Don "The Voice of God" LaFontaine [wiki]. You may not know him, but if you've ever gone to the movies, you've heard his voice. (And yes, he's in the Geico ad!)Here's an ABC News webcast with the feature: L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/don-voice-of-god-lafontaine/

Robert McRay's Mechanical Sculptures.

Here's something really neat: mechanical sculptures by Robert McRay. I looove the cute baby dragon "Artemus" (above).http://www.robertmcray.net/galleryx.html (page loads slowly, but worth it) - Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/robert-mcrays-mechanical-sculptures/

Blogger's Choice Awards & PostieCon.

Chris Abraham wrote to tell us about the upcoming PostieCon 2007 in Florida, where they will showcase the winners of the Blogger's Choice Awards. You can nominate your own blog (it's a popularity contest ...) They even h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/bloggers-choice-awards-postiecon/

Viral Videos That Change Lives (for the Worse)

More Than Fine has this Top 5 Viral Videos that Changed Someone's Life (For the Worse).For example:5) Gray Brolsma's "Numa Numa" - Gary Brolsma was just a normal kid who knew how to get down with a webcam....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/viral-videos-that-change-life-for-the-worse/

Conrad Shawcross' Artwork.

This fantastic light/sculpture artwork was created by British artist Conrad Shawcross, as part of his exhibition called "The Steady States"Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/conrad-shawcross-artwork/

"WTF" Mac Store

What's the name of the store again? Flickr user Jeff Carlson spotted this in the University district of Seattle, Washington.Link [Flickr] - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/wtf-mac-store/

Burger King Kids Club.

Were you a kid in the early 90s? Then chances are, you'll remember this: the multi-ethnic Burger King Kids Club.The members of the gang were: * Boomer, a sports loving tomboy with red hair;* I.Q., male nerd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/burger-king-kids-club/

Weird and Wacky Doorbell.

Andy and Tom of the Cinnamon Hill Folk Art have created some neat doorbells that double as "wall art." Check out their fantastic creations like the wine bottle bell (left), pipe organ doorbell, and a strange co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/weird-and-wacky-doorbell/

Face Transformer.

The Perception Laboratory at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland created a software called Face Transformer that lets you change the age, race or sex of a face photograph.Neatorama reader Quito used the software on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/face-transformer/

Brain with Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association has an easy-to-understand slideshow about how Alzheimer's Disease affect the brain:Here is another view of how massive cell loss changes the whole brain in advanced Alzheimer's disease. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/brain-with-alzheimers/

Bioluminescence.

The American Museum of Natural History has a flash presentation for kids that explains how sea creatures use bioluminescence to hunt, attract mates, and defend themselves, with catchy sing-a-long tunes! Link -via Metaf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/bioluminescence/

Dancin' Shoe.

I don’t understand the narration, but this is apparently a USB cable program for a shoe to make it dance at your command! Push play or go to YouTube. -via b3ta Update: The concensus is that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/dancin-shoe/

My Generation by The Zimmers.

The average age of The Zimmers is 78. Lead singer Alf Carretta is 90 years old! Other band members are 99 and 100 years old. The single will be released on May 14th, with proceeds going to Age Concern, an advocacy orga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/my-generation-by-the-zimmers/

Friday the Thirteenth... 2029.

Today is Friday the 13th! This is considered to be the unluckiest day on the calendar. You’ll find more on Friday the 13th here. But NASA says that 22 years from now, on Friday, April 13th 2029, we will all f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/friday-the-thirteenth-2029/

Hamlet for the Shakespeare-Impaired.

Hamlet for the Shakespeare-Impaired is a translation of the tragic play in modern language. For example, here’s Polonius saying goodbye to his son in the original: And these few precepts in thy memory Se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/hamlet-for-the-shakespeare-impaired/

Bizarro: See Like a Pirate.

Here's today's Bizarro panel! For more bizarro goodness, check out Dan Piraro's website: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/bizarro-see-like-a-pirate/

Sour Grapes: Some of History's Sorest Losers

John Morrissey: The Boxing LoserWhen it comes to grudges, Dirty Harry has nothing on former Tammany Hall politician John “Old Smoke” Morrissey [wiki]. The Irish immigrant got his start in New York as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/sour-grapes-some-of-historys-sorest-losers/

VideoSift: Science Collective.

Let's take a look at VideoSift's Science collective (excellent choices there, by the way, highly recommended). The trap-jaw ants can"jump" by snapping their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/videosift-science-collective/

Compubeaver.

Here's the best PC mod EVAR: Compubeaver by Kasey McMahon, made from taxidermied beaver!Link - Thanks Kasey! | If you haven't seen it, check out Neatorama's own Ultimate Case Mod List.[Update 5/14/07: Kasey has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/compubeaver/

"Ferris Wheel" Pot Growing Contraption Throws Man in Prison.

Chad Latham was sentenced to 15 years in prison for growing hydroponic pot using these futuristic "ferris wheel" apparatus!According to the plea agreement, LATHAM designed eight machines out of aluminum that lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/ferris-wheel-pot-growing-contraption-throws-man-in-prison/

Yoda Backpack.

Embrace your inner geek, ... er jedi with this trippin' Yoda plush backpack! You better be a good jedi, or you'll probably get beat up in school.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/yoda-backpack/

Tarzan's Chimp Turned 75.

How could we miss this? It was Cheetah's birthday a few days ago on April 10, 2007:The chimp is best known for his role as Cheetah in the early Tarzan movies.Guinness World Records recognizes Cheetah as the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/tarzans-chimp-turned-75/

Virtual Flower Garden.

No time to garden? Just click your mouse and watch flowers grow in this virtual garden by procreo.jp:Link [Flash] - Thanks Kathy Dunderdale!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/04/13/virtual-flower-garden/






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