Archive for May 5th, 2007

Fossils in Ancient Greek Art.

In a detailed review of The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor, Afarensis discusses Mayor's analysis of  this  Corinthian krater (560-540 B.C.) with its menacing, if s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/fossils-in-ancient-greek-art/

Anna Atkins's Cyanotypes.

Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was a marine botanist and photographer who produced a collection of cyanotypes called Photographs of British Algae: cyanotype impressions. This image, titled Cystoseira granulata, is part of the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/anna-atkinss-cyanotypes/

Octopia.

Francesca Myman, who you know from the wonderful Poulpe Pulps (pulp fiction and comic covers involving octopi) and The Bejeweled Octopus, has started a blog called Octopia that reports on art involving the octopus. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/octopia/

How to vacuum the cat.

This cat has been deaf from birth, but he is not alone in sitting still for a vacuum. Here are three other videos of the same technique. Your results may vary. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Videosift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/how-to-vacuum-the-cat/

Baby Parrot.

See 33 pictures of a baby parrot, from freshly hatched to his (or her) achieving a full set of feathers. http://static.iftk.com.br/mt/2007/05/birth_of_one_parrot_33_pics.html -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/baby-parrot/

The History of the OK Button.

Why do our computers ask us if something is OK? And how did it get to be that way? The answers to these and other fascinating questions you would never think to ask are at History of the Button. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/the-history-of-the-ok-button/

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry.

David Newton made this clever animation of portions of the Bayeux Tapestry {wiki}. The video ranges from the appearence of Halley's Comet to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/the-animated-bayeux-tapestry/

Drinking Games of Yore.

Drinking games are nothing new. Ancient Rome, Greece, and the Middle Ages all had their ways of making fun of drunk people by making them drunker. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/drinking-games-of-yore/

Lapses in Light.

Ollie Larkin created Lapses in Light, a pretty time-lapse video that begins with the rotation of the stars. Warning: 37MB file, impossible for dialup. Link -via b3ta Update from Ollie Larkin:*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/lapses-in-light/

Show me the money!

I'm accustomed to receiving unsolicited emails from lawyers, generals and other important people in West Africa seeking help moving large amounts of cash out of their countries, but this is the first time they've actua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/05/show-me-the-money/




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