Archive for May 21st, 2007

The US Civil War in Four Minutes.

This gives you an idea of how difficult it was to make progress in a war that spanned five years. There’s a date and casualty counter in the corner. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/the-us-civil-war-in-four-minutes/

Sgt. Dan's VW Beetle Police Car.

That's Sgt. Dan, a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle police car in Delaware who offers road safety tips to children. Before it, there was Trooper Dan, a 1971 Beetle named after the guy who came up with the idea, Lt. Dan Bramble Sr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/sgt-dans-vw-beetle-police-car/

Jackalope Disease.

This is a follow-up to Alex's post on rabbits with Shope papillomavirus.Most of the jackalopes you see mounted on the walls of restaurants and souvenir shops are fakes of course, but some people think that the legend of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/jackalope-disease/

A One-Storey Skyscraper.

I don’t know how feasible the idea of a single-story -storey skyscraper with one continuous corridor is, but it’s fascinating to think about. The building would be built in a spiral. If you walked aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/a-one-storey-skyscraper/

The Death Star in Dubai RAK

The design for the RAK Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai the United Arab Emirates looks kind of familiar, don't you think? Link - Thanks Wille!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/the-death-star-in-dubai/

Baseball Salary vs. Performance.

This chart tracks what baseball teams are paying their players vs. their winning record. You can move the date at the top (at the site) to follow how the teams are doing through the baseball season. A steep blue li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/baseball-salary-vs-performance/

Rubik’s Cube Cake.

Pimp That Snack! has step-by-step instructions for creating your own Rubik’s Cube Cake! Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/rubiks-cube-cake-2/

Best Visual Illusion of the Year.

The Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest was recently held during the Vision Sciences Society meeting in Florida. The Leaning Tower Illusion from Frederick Kingdom, Ali Yoonessi and Elena Gheorghiu won first place....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/best-visual-illusion-of-the-year/

A Pasta You Can't Refuse.

A restaurant situated inside a top security prison in Italy opened just two months ago, and is already so popular that officials are considering opening other branches. Serenaded by Bruno, a pianist doing life for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/a-pasta-you-cant-refuse/

The Tunnels Under Walt Disney World.

Did you ever wonder how Disney World got supplies to each park area without delivery trucks? You never see a garbage truck in Frontierland, either. A former Disney Cast Member explains the tunnel system installed under...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/the-tunnels-under-walt-disney-world/

Blood of Cobra.

This weeks' collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this gruesome yet interesting picture, with translated caption from 20minutos.es: Selváticos. American Marine drinks the blood of a cobra after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/blood-of-cobra/

Lorenzo Marchi's Tessellation Origamis.

Lorenzo Marchi's tassellation tessellation origamis are absolutely gorgeous! This one is titled "Swirly Suns Hiraori". Definitely worth a look-see: Link [Flickr]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/lorenzo-marchis-tassellation-origamis/

Pete Goldlust's Sculptures.

Pete Goldlust, who we covered before on Neatorama for his awesome carved crayons, also creates fantastic polymer clay sculptures! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/pete-goldlusts-sculptures/

The Strangest Disaster of the 20th Century

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: World of Odd.Here’s the story of how scientists unlocked the secrets of the worst natural disaster in the history of the West Afric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/21/the-strangest-disaster-of-the-20th-century/
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