Archive for June 9th, 2007

Flash Flash Revolution.

If you like Dance Dance Revolution, you'll probably also like the poor man's online version - Flash Flash Revolution. This is a perfect fix when you can't hop out to the arcade (or are tired of getting embarrassed b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/flash-flash-revolution/

How NOT to Back Out of a Blind Date.

Sara White, 20, of Turlock, California wanted to get out of a blind date, so she:a) Told the truth and cancelled the dateb) Made up a lame excuse, like having to wash her hairc) Went for gold and faked a kidnapping, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/how-not-to-back-out-of-a-blind-date/

Teenager Stumbled on the "Pathfinder Diamond"

Nicole Ruhter, 13, was walking along a path taken by thousands of others at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas, when she noticed a 2.93-carat diamond:"We were walking through the path and I just walked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/teenager-stumbled-on-the-pathfinder-diamond/

Wenda Gu's Tunnel of Hair.

Avant-garde artist Wenda Gu displays his "tunnel of hair" artwork, made from 430 pounds of human hair, in Dartmouth College's library - just in time for commencement ceremonies!Dartmouth's Baker Library is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/wenda-gus-tunnel-of-hair/

Sea Monster or Just Barnacles?

Waikanae, New Zealand, beachgoers were fascinated by this 45 feet (14-m) long tentacle-covered mass.Was it a beached sea monster? Nay, said the authorities. It's just barnacles: Nightmarish sea monster or natural won...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/sea-monster-or-just-barnacles/

Explore the Eroica.

The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas has created a fabulous website devoted to Beethoven's 3rd Symphony, the Eroica.  The section called Explore the Score is especially valuable. The music plays as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/explore-the-eroica/

Virtual Tour of Hell.

Dante’s Inferno -A Virtual Tour of Hell is an interactive site explaining the nine circles of hell, as described in The Divine Comedy. http://web.eku.edu/flash/inferno/ -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/virtual-tour-of-hell/

Famous Fat Dave.

Take a guided tour of New York City food with Famous Fat Dave. You can take virtual tours of The Best of Brooklyn, Uptown and the Bronx Boogie Down, and the Sweet Tooth Tour. Pictured is a Sicilian Rice Ball in front o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/famous-fat-dave/

Good-Time Mix Machine: Drawings by Scrambler Amusement Park Ride.

Good-Time Mix Machine: Scrambler Drawing is an art installation by Rosemarie Fiore, where she connected a gasoline-generator powered air compressor to buckets of paint and then attach them into the seats of a Scrambler a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/good-time-mix-machine-drawings-by-scrambler-amusement-park-ride/

The Other Hilton Sisters.

Chained for Life (1951) [wiki] is an exploitation film featuring Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton:It features several vaudeville acts, including juggler Whitey Roberts, a man doing bicycle stunts, and a man who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/the-other-hilton-sisters/

One Sentence.

One Sentence is a website where you can submit your story - be it an insignificant, everyday, or turning-point-in-your-life story - as long as you tell it in just one sentence.Like these: DF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/one-sentence/

Hidden Slave Passage Found in George Washington's House.

Archaeologists excavating the house George Washington lived in when he was president discovered something unusual: a hidden passageway and other ruins used by his nine slaves.The underground passageway is just steps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/hidden-slave-passage-found-in-george-washingtons-house/

The Oldest Shoes in the World.

Neatorama reader Doug suggested this link on my post on the 3,000-year-old shoes in Norway. Turns out, the Fort Rock Sandals are the oldest footwear ever found by man:Fort Rock sandals are stylistically distinct. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/the-oldest-shoes-in-the-world/

Scanned 1913 Ica Photography Catalog.

Those of you who like vintage photography will love this scanned pages of the 1913 Ica catalog, at Homo Ludens Photographicus. Included are some Ica cameras, projectors, and other accessories.Link - via Endless Parade of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/scanned-1913-ica-photography-catalog/

Water on Mars?

Re-analysis of photos taken in 2005 on Mars may reveal the prescence of water puddles.The report identifies specific spots that appear to have contained liquid water two years ago, when Opportunity was exploring a cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/water-on-mars/

The Headless Batsman.

Frank Barnes built this batting robot out of auto parts, steel pipes, and various other junk. A remote control changes the batter’s stance, and another homemade machine sends the pitches. Push play or go to YouT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/the-headless-batsman/

Japanese Tetris-Like Game Show.

This is a game show in Japan where contestants have to strike a fixed pose which matches the holes on the board to get through it. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/japanese-tetris-like-game-show/

Shhh! Quiet! The Homeless are Sleeping.

Canadians are really polite, eh? Found at Torontoist Blog.Update 6/9/07: It's a public awareness art project put together by Mark Daye of Ontario College of Art and Design: Link - Thanks Mathew Ingram!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/shhh-quiet-the-homeless-are-sleeping/

Astro the Sea Lion Joined an Elementary School Walk-a-Thon.

Astro the sea lion, who was released into the wild after being bottle-fed for most of his life, tried to return to civilization.This time, he decided to join an elementary school walk-a-thon!Astro was swimming in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/astro-the-sea-lion-joined-an-elementary-school-walk-a-thon/

Soviet Pollution by Gerd Ludwig.

Photo Credit: Gerd Ludwig PhotographyGerd Ludwig's captivating photo gallery "Soviet Pollution" captured the striking images of catastrophic environmental mess in the former Soviet states, and the human toll it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/soviet-pollution-by-gerd-ludwig/

Lourdes Grobet's Photography of Lucha Libre (Mexican Pro Wrestling).

Lourdes Grobet has photographed the last 25 years of Lucha Libre [wiki] or Mexican pro wrestling. This is her fantastic mini-gallery at Casa de América: http://www.casamerica.es/es/casa-de-america-madrid/agenda/ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/09/lourdes-grobets-photography-of-lucha-libre-mexican-pro-wrestling/
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