Archive for May 25th, 2007

Happy Wombat.

Have you ever seen a happier wombat? Honestly, I don't know if I'd recognize a wombat at all if I ever saw one, but this picture was described as 'happy wombat'. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/happy-wombat/

Hang Drum.

YouTube user mutlunatic playing the hang, or hang drum. From Wikipedia: A hang (pronounced 'hung' or 'hong') is a melodious percussive musical instrument, similar to a steel drum. It uses many of the same physica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/hang-drum/

LOL Maps.

You might recall Nikolas R. Schiller as the artist who does kaleidoscopic maps. Now he has added LOL Maps to his repertoire. Reload the page to see a different LOL map. Link -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/lol-maps/

A Bicycle Eaten by a Tree.

On Vashon Island (near Seattle, Washington), a tree grows carrying a rather unusual passenger - an old bike. Apparently some kid chained a bike to the tree decades ago and never picked it up, leaving the tree no cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/a-bicycle-eaten-by-a-tree/

LOLPresident.

Fark is running a great Photoshop contest entitled "lolpresident". The concept is the same as the often funny, yet often annoying, internet phenomenon of lolcats (or lolwalruses, or even lolpossums) - just take a re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/lolpresident/

Is it a hovercraft? Is it a plane? No, it's an Ekranoplan

The Ekranoplans are described as a bizarre cross between a hovercraft and an airplane, developed during Cold War. Link - via Stuart Witts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/is-it-a-hovercraft-is-it-a-plane-no-its-an-ekranoplan/

High-tech Luxury Yachts

Naveen over at Born Rich has posted a nice "Top 12 High-tech Luxury Yachts" roundup. Seen above is the Excellence III, at place 11. Can you guess the #1? Hint: It was lying in the harbor of Stockholm (whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/high-tech-luxury-yachts/

The "Lone Ranger" Story.

Jay Thomas [wiki] tells one of the best stories in talk-show history. Click play or go to Link [YouTube]....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/the-lone-ranger-story/

Cat Serves As Stationmaster in Japan.

Back in January, Japan Probe posted about Wakayama Electric Railway’s decision to appoint a cat named Tama as a stationmaster. According to a news report, Tama has become a major tourist attraction, drawin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/cat-serves-as-stationmaster-in-japan/

World’s Thinnest Laptop.

Intel and Ziba Design have collaborated to present the thinnest laptop computer ever. The product is code-named the Intel mobile Metro notebook, and is less than 0.7 inches thick and 2.25 pounds! No official release da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/worlds-thinnest-laptop/

Harley Hearse.

Harley-Davidson afficianados can ride in style even after death, in this Harley hearse, a custom-built coash pulled by a three-wheeled motorcycle! The black hearse is a replica of a 19th-century horse-drawn carri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/harley-hearse/

Star Wars, the first time.

Thirty years ago, May 25, 1977, Star Wars {wiki} opened and became a surprise hit. At YesButNoButYes, a dozen bloggers share their memories of the first time they saw Star Wars. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/star-wars-the-first-time/

Dowel Art.

Artist Matt Bilfield created the work Peggy with 2,788 hand-cut and painted pieces of dowel rods, which means it looks different depending on the angle from which it is viewed. It’s an interpretation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/dowel-art/

Name That Toon!

How well do you know cartoon characters? In Mental Floss’ latest quiz, you must match a sound bite to the cartoon character who said it. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/5970...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/name-that-toon/

Women in Art.

An exercise in morphing, this video shows the faces of women painted by famous artists over a span of 500 years. Artists range from DaVinci, Raphael, and Botticelli, to Dali and Picasso. Push play or go to YouTube. -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/25/women-in-art/






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