Archive for June 29th, 2007

Light Graffiti.

Flickr user Lichtfaktor has a neat photoset of using flashlights to make graffiti! Link - Thanks Jenny!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/light-graffiti/

CN Tower in Toronto is Now Purty at Night!

Neatorama reader Jerrold wrote about the new LED light system of the CN Tower in Toronto:The world's tallest free-standing structure got a makeover, and officially debuted it's new flare in Toronto last night.*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/cn-tower-in-toronto-is-now-purty-at-night/

Zebra + Pony = Zony.

Neatorama reader Jennifer wrote:With all the talk of Zorses and Zonkeys, I thought I'd share my photo of a Zony(Pony+Zebra) (and its camel friend.) I spotted these guys at a farm in Knights Ferry, CA. The Zony's name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/zebra-pony-zony/

GPS Told Me to Turn onto the Train Tracks!

Following your GPS navigation blindly can take you into a swollen river, or in this case: train tracks!Link - Thanks Gianluca!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/gps-told-me-to-turn-onto-the-train-tracks/

The Mursi People of Africa.

Photographer Sergio Pessolano took some amazing photos of the Mursi people in Ethiopia:The Mursi (or Murzu) are a Sub-Saharan African nomadic cattle herder tribe located in the Omo valley in southwestern Ethiopia clo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/the-mursi-people-of-africa/

The Nightmare Snatcher.

Etsy seller Spiderbite is selling "Nightmare Snatcher," a fuzzy journal that lets kids write down or draw things that scare them: Furry and fearless, friendly but ferocious, these Nightmare Snatchers are th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/the-nightmare-snatcher/

Self-Mummifying Suicidal Monks of Japan.

From the Kircher Society blog, here is the story of the self-mummying suicidal monks: Scattered throughout Northern Japan are two dozen mummified Japanese monks known as Sokushinbutsu. Followers of Shugendô, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/self-mummifying-suicidal-monks-of-japan/

Guitar Chair by Rick Metz.

Check out this awesome Guitar Chair by Cincinnati artist Rick Metz.Link (don't miss the Guitar Pick Coffee Table!) - Thanks Hilary Wiezbenski!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/guitar-chair-by-rick-metz/

Bug Made From Found Objects.

Flickr user eselkunst has a neat collection of bugs made from found objects "wedged, fitted, and puzzled together without adhesives." Some are very intricate! Link [Flickr] - Thanks Kelly B!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/bug-made-from-found-objects/

Neighborhood Hypochondriac Watch: Who is Sick?

Hypochondriacs rejoice! Who Is Sick? is a website that allows you to tell the world about your symptoms, or search if your neighborhood is a hotbed for runny nose, skin sores, or even bloody stool.Right now, I'm really s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/neighborhood-hypochondriac-watch-who-is-sick/

Caution: This is Sparta!

After watching drunken Russians playing Sparta, here's one by the cleaning crew!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/caution-this-is-sparta/

Cthulhu + Shrimp = Beth Cavener Stichter's Premonition.

You're looking at Beth Cavener Stichter's stoneware sculpture called Premonition - looks like a cross between Cthulhu and a shrimp! http://www.followtheblackrabbit.com/Premonition.htm | Check out Beth's other artwork her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/cthulhu-shrimp-beth-cavener-stichters-premonition/

Panda Breakout.

In a fine example of cooperation in the animal kingdom, one panda boosts another to make an escape from their enclosure! Push play or go to YouTube. -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/panda-breakout/

Low-Hanging Full Moon.

This weekend's full moon hangs lower in the sky than any other full moon of 2007, according to NASA, and it's a good time to be fooled. When low on the horizon, the Moon can appear to be larger than when it's hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/low-hanging-full-moon/

Russian Sparta.

This is too funny. Scenes of Russian life, many from viral videos you're familiar with, set to the soundtrack of the trailer for the movie 300. From English Russia. Link (Thanks, Jan!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/russian-sparta/

It Came from the Sixties.

Threadbared has an amusing collection of goofy sixties fashion shots. In this one the model really does look like she's about to throw up. I don't remember nausea being a fashion statement of the era, but I was young a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/it-came-from-the-sixties/

Urumi.

These men are sparring, not with whips, but with swords -- flexible, sometimes multi-bladed, swords called urumi or chuttuval. According to Answers.com:[The urumi is] a long sword made of flexible steel, sharp enough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/urumi/

The First Computer Effects In Film.

Long before Tron in 1982, computers were used in the film industry. This article looks at the first computer rendering, the first computer animation, the first 3D CGI effects, etc. Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/the-first-computer-effects-in-film/

Tiny Motorcycles.

Jose Geraldo Pfau Kings, an advertising executive in Santa Caterina, Brazil makes tiny motorcycles from watch parts! They are not for sale. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/tiny-motorcycles/

Maclaud's horseshoe bat.

This bizarre bat species hadn’t been seen in 40 years, and has never been photographed before. German biologist Natalie Weber found 16 Maclaud's horseshoe bats in a cave in Guinea and took the picture. The batâ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/maclauds-horseshoe-bat/

Zebra + Donkey = Zonkey.

Photo: Chris Brandis/APYesterday, Miss Cellania posted a neat photo of the Zorse, which got me thinkin' whatabout the cross between a zebra and a donkey: the Zonkey? Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/zebra-donkey-zonkey/

Latin You Should Know

Why do you need these Latin phrases? Well, like Latin teachers always say, Latin lives on in plenty of English words and phrases. But mostly, it's worth learning a bit of Latin because omnia dicta fortiori, si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/latin-you-should-know/

VideoSift: Art Channel.

Let's take a look at VideoSift' Art channel: Gnarls Barkley's Crazy on a ThereminWhen Leon Theremin invented the world's first (and probably only) musica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/videosift-art-channel/

See-Saw Bookshelf.

The concept is so simple it's genius! Here's the see-saw bookshelf created by designer BCXSY: Link - via Smidigt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/see-saw-bookshelf/

Crazy Japanese Pitching Technique.

That's one crazy Japanese baseball pitching technique! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Say No to Crack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/crazy-japanese-pitching-technique/

The Clinic: Hospital-Themed Club in Singapore.

It's not unusual for clubs and chic restaurants to have "themes," but The Clinic in Singapore steps it up a notch: their theme is hospital (complete with wheelchair dinner chairs).Hope their food is better than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/the-clinic-hospital-themed-club-in-singapore/

Migaloo: White Humpback Whale

That's a migaloo, or a white humpback whale (which may or may not be an albino, scientists aren't sure):Record numbers of humpback whales are on their annual migration up Australia's east coast, including the rare wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/migaloo-white-humpback-whale/

1,800 Year Old Mummy Preserved in Salt.

Archaeologists discovered an 1,800-year-old mummy of a 3rd-century man, a salt-mine worker from northwestern Iran, whose body is preserved in salt.During the Roman Empire period, just after the fall of Parthia, a sal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/1800-year-old-mummy-preserved-in-salt/

Dancing Traffic Cop.

At YesButNoButYes, a whole lotta dancing traffic cops:Traffic cops need to draw attention to themselves, and I respect anyone who can take a boring job and make it worth uploading to YouTube. Link [a bunch of em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/dancing-traffic-cop/

Smiling Bird.

The elusive recurve-billed bushbird or the "smiling" bird was recently rediscovered by scientists in Colombia after a 40-year absence.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/06/29/smiling-bird/










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