Archive for May 2nd, 2007

The Kangaroo Meets the Cook Expedition.

"The kangaroo," writes Richard Waller, "was first discovered in Australia by Captain Cook. He brought back its skin and asked painter George Stubbs to make a picture from it. He inflated the skin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/the-kangaroo-meets-the-cook-expedition/

The cat is out of the bag.

When Mary Martell left for St. Johns Airport, she didn’t know her cat had jumped into her suitcase. How did a live animal in a suitcase make it through airport security? Martell said her bag was scanned at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/the-cat-is-out-of-the-bag/

Starry Night on Jupiter?

More photos are being released from the New Horizons space probe’s Jupiter flyby. This color photo reminded Ransom at Mental Floss of Van Gogh’s masterpiece Starry Night. Do you see the resemblan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/starry-night-on-jupiter/

Recreating the Mona Lisa Using MS Paint.

If you've ever used MS Paint, you probably will agree that it as one of the most frustratingly simple paint programs ever invented. The lack of colors, features, and brushes make Jason's 2+ hour rendering of the Mon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/recreating-the-mona-lisa-using-ms-paint/

The Amesbury Archer.

The objects pictured above are wristguards found among the grave goods of a man called the Amesbury Archer, thought to have been associated with the building of Stone Henge. The details of his burial are fascinating....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/the-amesbury-archer/

2001: The Short Version.

No less confusing than the original three hour film, but funnier, and it’s only 5:41. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/2001-the-short-version/

Appendix-removal via the mouth.

New Scientist reports on a new surgical procedure.Transgastric surgery, or natural orifice translumenal endosurgery (NOTES), as it is officially known, involves passing flexible surgical tools and a camera in through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/appendix-removal-via-the-mouth/

Cluster Ballooning.

You’ve seen the story of Larry Walters, who achieved an altitude of 16,000 feet with a cluster of balloons. Did you know that Cluster Ballooning is now an extreme sport? John Ninomiya is the only regularly activ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/cluster-ballooning/

The Pessimist's Mug.

“It makes everything taste bitter.” Available from Despair.com in both regular and executive editions. Link -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/02/the-pessimists-mug/






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