Archive for May 8th, 2007

The Killer Tortoise.

You don't normally think of a tortoise as an aggresive animal. The copy with this video says the tortoise is defending his garden territory from invading cats. Or is it possible he just wants to play, like this little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/the-killer-tortoise/

Extreme Sport: The Mesoamerican Ballgame.

The Mesoamerican ballgame was truly a "sport of life and death." Here is a fabulous interactive online exhibit where you can learn all about it. Photo credit: Justin Kerr, McClung Museum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/extreme-sport-the-mesoamerican-ballgame/

The Third of May 1808 Graffiti

Flickr User Jakedobkin has uploaded a collection of images taken in the Freedom Tunnel [wiki]. Among the dozens of photos is this one that attracted me, because I'm against graffitis but never ever thought that o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/the-third-of-may-1808-graffiti/

Broccoli Romanesco.

In the Mathematical Lives of Plants post, astanhope left a link to this photo of a vegetable he snapped in Paris. It's called Romanesco Broccoli {wiki} and the picture is well worth posting for everyone to see. http://...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/broccoli-romanesco/

Conan O'Brien Visits Lucasfilm.

Fun, fun, fun! As seen on Gizmodo. Click play or go to Link [YouTube]. Conan's visit to the Lucasfilm headquarters continues as he meets some Industrial Light and Magic staffers, becomes a virtual character, and l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/conan-obrien-visits-lucasfilm/

Urinals with a View.

Willy Volk of Gadling blog wrote a round-up of the best views from 13 urinals around the world.I quite like this one to the left, a creative use of metal bucket as a peeing pot at the Forty One restaurant in Sydney, Aust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/urinals-with-a-view/

"Angel Wings" Decoy Flare.

Photo: Lance Corporal Andrew Z. Williams / US Marine CorpsThe pic above is two US Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules firing flares used for protection against surface-to-air missiles in Iraq.More "Angel Wing" decoy f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/angel-wings-decoy-flare/

Vintage Eliason Motor Toboggan.

In 1924, Carl Eliason started making "Motor Toboggan," the precursor of modern snowmobiles. Carl hand built his creations using parts from Ford Model T cars and sold his first model for $350.Link - via Wheels T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/vintage-eliason-motor-toboggan/

Voco Alarm Clock.

If you're tired of waking up to a shrieking alarm clocks, take a look at the Voco Clock. It's like having a butler wake you up with witty sayings like:I'm so sorry to disturb you sir, but it appears to be morning. Ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/voco-alarm-clock/

Celebrity Soundboards.

The Realm of Darkness has a neat collection of celebrity soundboards (a collection of audio clips):Link - Thanks Rhea!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/celebrity-soundboards/

"Green Power"

Found at Oh! Office-Hours Humour - Thanks joe!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/green-power/

Brown Recluse Spider Bite.

Casey Sorrow of A Fiend's Folio posted a series of photographs of a brown recluse spider bite wound. Gross, but strangely enthralling:It has been a little over a year now since my father passed from heart complicatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/brown-recluse-spider-bite/

A Forum for Ice Chewing.

Are you an ice chewer? If so, then you're not alone. Why, there's an Internet forum dedicated to ice chewing.Link - Thanks Dougall!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/a-forum-for-ice-chewing/

Finally! Uncle Ben Promoted to CEO.

Uncle Ben, an elderly African American character and symbol for a line of rice sold by the food maker Mars, got a promotion in March - and it's one heck of a promotion: he went from servant (maybe, Mars had ben mum on Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/finally-uncle-ben-promoted-to-ceo/

Controlling Electronics with Your Mind.

NeuroSky has developed a device that will allow you to control electronics with your mind, without those pesky chip implant. Hit play or go to Link [metacafe] - Thanks joe!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/controlling-electronics-with-your-mind/

New Science: Fruity Cocktail = Health Drink.

Yay for alcohol: US and Thai researchers found out that adding alcohol to berries seem to increase their antioxidant capacity, and therefore may make fruity cocktails be good for your health!Adding ethanol -- the typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/new-science-fruity-cocktail-health-drink/

Burrito in Pants Landed Captain America in Jail.

Here's the story:Doctor Raymond Adamcik, 54, would probably rather forget about the weekend when he was arrested on charges of battery, disorderly conduct, drug possession and trying to destroy evidence. It's not wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/burrito-in-pants-landed-captain-america-in-jail/

Harry Potter and Star Wars.

This script goes to show there are certain story lines we always fall for. I bet you can think of other movies that would fit into this scenario. Found at Say No To Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/harry-potter-and-star-wars/

Fun with Clouds

I find these images very relaxing and fun to look at. Link via: Ehrensenf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/fun-with-clouds/

100 Years Ago Today.

The blog 100 Years Ago Today delivers news of the “aughts” instead of the “ohs”. Each day, you’ll find a newspaper snippet from 100 years ago. Today’s post has this from May 8, 1907:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/100-years-ago-today/

The Mathematical Lives of Plants.

Mother Nature knows her math. The seeds of plants with spiral patterns form interlocking spirals in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions. The number of clockwise spirals differs from the number of countercloc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/the-mathematical-lives-of-plants/

Amputee athlete aims for Olympics.

South African runner Oscar Pistorius is less than a second off the qualifying time for a slot on the 2008 Olympic track team, despite the fact that he is a double amputee. However, the International Association of Athl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/amputee-athlete-aims-for-olympics/

Nanotechnology in Fashion.

Scientists at Cornell University have created a dress that repels bacteria, and a jacket that protects the wearer from pollution. Professor Juan Hinestroza and his team coated fabrics with electrostatically charged sil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/nanotechnology-in-fashion/

6 Classical Scandals Straight from the Tabloids

Every generation thinks it invented sex and scandal, but that's just isn't true. Musicians, even the classical ones, have always walked on the wilder side.1. First Conductor Dies from Conducting!Jean-Baptiste Lully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/6-classical-scandals-straight-from-the-tabloids/

The Whistling Language

La Gomera [wiki] is one of the Canary Islands [wiki]. There, people speaks Spanish but some of them, when speaking from a distance use whistles to communicate. And no, this is not a fake - there's a link to the complete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/08/the-whistling-language/




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