Archive for July 1st, 2007

Groovy Girl Has Moves.

This video is for everyone who liked the song from the Daft Hands video last week. Click play, or visit the Link [dailymotion] to watch this groovy girl's moves. Wow. BTW - the song is called "Harder, Better...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/groovy-girl-has-moves/

Night-Shining Clouds as Seen From Space.

Photo Credit: Veres ViktorVeres Viktor took this fantastic photo of beautiful "night-shining clouds" or noctilucent clouds in Hungary. NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite captured this view...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/night-shining-clouds-as-seen-from-space/

Roman Gladiators: Bean-Eating Vegetarians.

Real gladiators of ancient Rome turned out to be very different from their Hollywood depictions:Gladiators were bean-eating vegetarians who fought barefoot, participated in refereed matches and suffered floggings if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/roman-gladiators-bean-eating-vegetarians/

Colosseum Planter.

Talking about the Romans: here's a simple way to add a touch of ancient Rome to your garden: the Colosseum planter!Link (they also have a Leaning Tower of Pisa birdfeeder) - via The Green Head...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/colosseum-planter/

Deathbed Confession: Army Officer Saw Roswell Aliens.

Lt. Walter Haut, the public relations officer at Roswell Army Air Field during the infamous Roswell UFO incident, left a sworn affidavit to be opened after his death. Last week, the text was released:... the weather...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/deathbed-confession-army-officer-saw-roswell-aliens/

Experts: Babies Lie. Parents: Duh!

Pyschologists inally confirmed what parents already knew forever: babies lie.Behavioral experts have found that infants begin to lie from as young as six months. Simple fibs help to train them for more complex decept...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/experts-babies-lie-parents-duh/

America's Best Restroom.

The America’s Best Restroom competition is now open for your votes! Five restrooms have been designated as finalists. Catch 31, Virginia Beach, VA Fandangles' , Flushing, MI Jungle Jim's International Marke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/americas-best-restroom/

Plushies in Glass Bottles by David Huyck.

Taking cues from those pickled animals in a bottle, artist David Huyck created these plushies pickled in a glass bottle! http://www.bunchofmonkeys.com/pictures#JumpTo_3Dimensional - via Drawn!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/plushies-in-glass-bottles-by-david-huyck/

Toothless is Beautiful: How Humans Will Justify Almost Anything.

Newsweek has an interesting article on cognitive dissonance - basically a term used by psychologists to describe the intense discomfort of having two conflicting thoughts, beliefs, or perceptions at the same time. Humans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/toothless-is-beautiful-how-humans-will-justify-almost-anything/

Cokexedo: Coke Can Tuxedo.

We saw the corkxedo by Miss Cellania before, and now thanks to a link by Adam Stanhope, we have the cokexedo: the coke can tuxedo!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/cokexedo-coke-can-tuxedo/

Piilo: Futuristic Tent.

You'd probably never guess that this translucent, flexible membrane is actually a tent called Piilo, created by Markus Michalski. What? Don't believe me? Check it out yourself: Link - via electro^plankton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/piilo-futuristic-tent/

Taming Wild Robins.

That's bird lover and wildlife photographer Dennis Bright, who gained fame by being able to tame wild robins: He said: "Taming a Robin is actually quite simple - anyone can do it. The secret is that they will se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/taming-wild-robins/

Barcode Chandelier

A chandelier inspired by the parallel line patterns of barcode graphics. Link - via Mike Ballan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/barcode-chandelier/

Worm charming.

The World Worm Charming championship was held yesterday in Cheshire, England. Worm charming {wiki} is the act of attracting worms from the ground, originally for bait, but now also for competition. The world record is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/worm-charming/

No excetions.

Time to learn English! And spelling, too. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/no-excetions/

Antique Telephones.

It makes you pause when you find out things you bought new are now being sold as antiques. Distinctive Telephones sells antique, vintage, and reproduction telephones (the kind with a dial). I was a bit taken aback when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/antique-telephones/

Rolling Water Container.

We take running water for granted, but millions of people in the developing world are forced to carry buckets of water home (sometimes from miles away). Innovation like this Q Drum rolling container makes their lives a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/rolling-water-container/

Toypography.

Toypography is a clever wooden block toy, where English words can be reformed to Japanese (or Chinese, I suppose) characters of the same meaning!Link | Toypography's website [in Japanese]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/toypography/

Big Foot: an Endangered Species?

Is Big Foot an endangered species? A Canadian member of parliament thought so - he tried to get Bigfoot protected under the Canadian version of the endangered species act: ... Mike Lake, a Canadian member of parliame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/big-foot-an-endangered-species/

Observing the Motion of a Single Electron.

This is incredible: Brown University physicists Humphrey Maris and Wei Guo were able to observe (and film) the motion of a single electron! To observe the motion of an electron – an elementary particle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/observing-the-motion-of-a-single-electron/

Tim Baker's Ammonite Book.

Sculptor and special makeup effects artist Tim Baker created this awesome cast ammonite fossil and brass handmade book.Link - via Brass Goggles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/tim-bakers-ammonite-book/

Contest to Kill 100 People with Swords.

Here's a story about a macabre 1937 contest between two Japanese officers in China during the Nanking Massacre:In 1937, the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun and the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun covered a "contest" betwe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/01/contest-to-kill-100-people-with-swords/
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