Archive for May 15th, 2007

Funniest 911 call ever?

Warning: the subject of the 911 call is marijuana. "I think we're dead... Time is going by really, really, really slow." LiveLink (via DangerRoom). Update: The entire call - even funnier!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/funniest-911-call-ever/

Scientists Map Dark Matter.

Today scientists announced that they had mapped a ring of dark matter around a galaxy cluster utilizing gravitational distortions observed in photographs taken by the Hubble space telescope. This is a groundbrea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/scientists-map-dark-matter/

Plupon.

Plupon is an addictive math game. You get big points by combining three numbers to total ten or twenty. Smaller points if you go under, and you can combine small numbers to make a bigger number. Minus points if you go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/plupon/

Volcanic Eruption on Io.

Tvashtar is a volcano on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons. The New Horizons space probe captured five frames of an eruption, which became the first "movie" of an otherworldly eruption. The plume in the image reaches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/volcanic-eruption-on-io/

Prague Marathon: Embeddable Panorama.

Mouse over image to start rotating. Click and drag to turn the image any way you like. Use mouse wheel to zoom. Not just any panorama - it's an embeddable panorama! How cool is that? You can view high resolution panoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/prague-marathon-embeddable-panorama/

Vintage Camera Museum

Living Image Vintage Camera Museum has got a wonderful collection with lots of information about old cameras. For most of the models they've even included samples of photos taken with the camera. Link - via Coudal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/vintage-camera-museum/

Eating Bugs at Growabrain.

Our pal Hanan's blog growabrain is a fantastic resource of neat and weird links on all sorts of topics.Here's one such topic: entomophagy (that's eating insects for us cretins), featuring things like scorpion soup, cockr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/eating-bugs-at-growabrain/

Caveman's Crib.

The Caveman's Crib is a Flash website where you can snoop around the posh penthouse apartment of auto insurance company GEICO's pitchmen [wiki].Supposedly, a TV series featuring the Neanderthals is in the works. Link [Fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/cavemans-crib/

Scratch: Programming Language for Kids.

Scratch is a new programming language created by Mitchel Resnick and colleagues at the MIT Media Lab. The software lets kids program interactive creations by "snapping" together snippets of code much like LEGO...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/scratch-programming-language-for-kids/

Fetal Art.

One rarely thinks of the human fetus as the subject of artistic treatment, but Carolyn Tate and Gordon Bendersky make a good case in Olmec Sculptures of the Human Fetus that this is exactly what one set of very peculiar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/fetal-art/

Russian Tractor

Necessity is the Mother of Invention, or so the saying goes. This, however, is the mutant offspring of Necessity, Too Much Time, and Way Too Much Vodka......

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/russian-tractor/

The World Fatness Chart.

This chart was created by blogger Wellington Grey, it's based on recent obesity statistics. A larger version of the chart can be viewed here. As seen on Japan Probe....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/the-world-fatness-chart/

European Queen.

Who knew there was a European version to Billy Ocean's wildly successful hit Caribbean Queen [wiki]? Click play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/european-queen/

Terror on Wall Street.

New York City’s deadliest terror attack before 9/11 took place at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway on September 16, 1920, when a horse-drawn wagon was abandoned by its driver. A bomb consis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/terror-on-wall-street/

Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head.

This olive python is ignoring mother's advice and pulling a wallaby out of the water, with the intention, one would assume, of eating something considerably larger than its head. Via Snopes, who verifies the species invo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/never-eat-anything-bigger-than-your-head/

Georg Gerster.

Georg Gerster is a Swiss aerial photographer whose work spans 40 years, six continents, and 111 countries. This photo is Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park, taken in 1982. I could spend way too much ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/georg-gerster/

Probably The Longest Train in the World

This extremely long train can be spotted in Mauritania, deep in the Sahara Desert. It carries iron ore from central Mauritania to the Nouadibou harbour. Link to YouTube - via Videofeber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/probably-the-longest-train-in-the-world/

5 Greatest Sculptors of All Time

Playing in two dimensions is easy enough, but what truly separates the men from the boys? Maybe it's when you give up your easel for a tool belt and get to work with a hammer and chisel. These amazing sculptors too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/15/5-greatest-sculptors-of-all-time/






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