Archive for June 14th, 2007

Shadow Art.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster create art with a twist. These sculptures are designed to throw shadows of something completely different from what they appear to be! http://www.pantherhouse.com/newshelton/freeze-frame-scree...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/shadow-art/

Seventeenth-Century Treatments for Fractures and Dislocations.

From the Armamentarium chirurgicum of Johannes Scultetus (1655)There is no text associated with these illustrations, but the words "Don't try this at home" seem appropriate....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/seventeenth-century-treatments-for-fractures-and-dislocations/

Huge Tongue.

Holy crap! That's one huge tongue! i-am-bored got the video: Link [video]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/huge-tongue/

Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars.

Owners of 385 Ferrari cars, worth an estimated £60 million, got together to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars": Link - via eBaum's World...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/largest-parade-of-ferrari-cars/

Photos of the Hidden Parts of the New Bay Bridge Span.

Here is a Flickr photoset of the inside of the new eastern span of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, taken by construction worker SF Emperor.The new span is being built to replace the old one, a portion of which fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/photos-of-the-hidden-parts-of-the-new-bay-bridge-span/

Cardboard Stool.

Here's something ironic: it can be quite expensive to live like you don't have any money. (Case in point: How to Dress Like a Mac - almost $160!)Add this one to the list: a set of soft stools made to look like cardboards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/cardboard-stool/

Can You Clean a Keyboard in a Dishwasher?

Dirty keyboard? Can you toss it in the dishwasher to clean it? Studies show that computer keyboards have more bacteria than toilet seats. But it's hard to clean all those keys. So some people advocate an extreme solu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/can-you-clean-a-keyboard-in-a-dishwasher/

Octopig.

Farmer Ivica Seic from the village of Vrpolje, Croatia, named this "multi-penised, six-legged, two-anused" piglet octopig and decided to keep it as a pet: Link | Photo Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/octopig/

How Much Money is in the Jar?

Jason of mental_floss has been accumulating his change in this pretzel container for years and you can win a mental_floss T-shirt if you can guess how much is in the jar.Don't guess here, go to the websi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/how-much-money-is-in-the-jar/

Britain's Got Talent: 6-Year-Old Connie Sure Can Sing.

Remember 11-year old Bianca Ryan? Here's another amazing kid singer, this time from Britain's Got Talent: 6-year-old Conny singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Care...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/britains-got-talent-6-year-old-connie-sure-can-sing/

Mercedes' Version of a Woodie: RECY.

At the LA Auto Show's Design Challenge last year (yeah, we're late on this one!), Mercedes unveiled their eco-friendly version of a woodie: Mercedes-Benz RECY.Sadly, it's only a drawing - would've been neat to see it in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/mercedes-version-of-a-woodie-recy/

Vector TD, another Tower Defense Game.

Add this to the ever-growing list of tower defense games: Vector TD, a fancy flash game by David Scott where you get to shoot down "vectoids" by building laser towers.Link - Thanks Caleb!Previously on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/vector-td-another-tower-defense-game/

Japanese Treadmill Challenge.

Like the Japanese human tetris video clip? Here's another one: the treadmill challenge.Love those Japanese game shows! Link [video] - via Blue's News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/japanese-treadmill-challenge/

Borat: A Tragedy

A fantastic trailer remix that puts a sad face on one of the funniest movies ever! Link at YouTube via EnglishRussia....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/borat-a-tragedy/

Nine Vegas Hotel Implosions.

If you like to see things blown to pieces safely, Cynical-C has nine videos of hotel implosions in Las Vegas. Nine? Yes, pretty soon you won’t recognize the old city at all. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/nine-vegas-hotel-implosions/

The Best Thought Experiments.

Eight classic thought experiments explained simply. If you’ve heard the terms Schrödinger's cat, Borel's monkeys, or Maxwell's demon, but you didn’t quite understand them, Wired has the short co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/the-best-thought-experiments/

Pound.

A short film by music video and commercial director Evan Bernard. Push play or go to YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/pound/

Marie Antionette Action Figure.

Now you can have your very own Marie Antionette action figure. Her head comes off! Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/marie-antionette-action-figure/

What is It? Game 25.

This week's collaboration with What is It? Blog brings us this strange, spiky contraption. Can you guess what it is? For more clues, please visit What is It? Blog.No T-shirt this week, you're playing for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/what-is-it-game-25/

The Curse of Dracula

The following is an article from Bathroom Readers' Institute 13th edition Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader. Image Credit: Spiff 27 [Flickr] In every film about Dracula, there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/the-curse-of-dracula/

The Hunt.

A spaceship battles a giant robot dinosaur inside a volcano in this CGI animation by Marco Spitoni, who also did C.O.D.E Guardian. Push play or go to YouTube. -via PAgent’s Video Picks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/the-hunt/

Tailsitter Airplanes.

Dark Roasted Blend has a very nice article on the history of "tailsitter" airplanes, an early example of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircrafts that were designed to fly without runways.Link - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/tailsitter-airplanes/

Niagara Falls Daredevils.

Aberron of Fogonazos has an interesting article on Niagara Falls daredevils, like this one:On October 1st 1995, Robert Overacker, a 39-year-old man from California, went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on a single...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/niagara-falls-daredevils-2/

Magic Moving Images, an Animated Optical Illusion Book.

Here's a very cool optical illusion book "Magic Moving Images - Animated Optical Illusions" by Colin Ord - Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Colin!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/magic-moving-images-an-animated-optical-illusion-book/

Bit Fall: Water Drop Images.

Neatorama reader Darren wrote:I happened upon a cool kinetic sculpture while in Vienna this week. It was a large metal frame, about the size of a soccer goal. Along the top of the frame, there were 320 water nozzles....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/14/bit-fall-water-drop-images/
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