Archive for July 3rd, 2007

Google Moon.

If you thought Google Maps was everywhere already, you ain’t seen nothin' yet! In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Googl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/google-moon-2/

Sweden recycles contraband alcohol.

Sweden has found another way to recycle. Almost all alcoholic drinks smuggled into Sweden illegally that the government seizes are now turned into biogas to run public vehicles. Last year 700,000 liters (184,000 US gallo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/sweden-recycles-contraband-alcohol/

FuelVapor Alé.

The FuelVapor alé is a sportscar with three wheels, but two of them are in the front! It runs on fuel vapor instead of liquid gas, so it uses about one-third the normal amount of fuel for a car of its kind, supposed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/fuelvapor-ale/

Industrial Design Fun: Enlargements of Everyday Objects.

"Enlarged" Game & Watch (Image Credit: benklinger [Flickr])This is definitely the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! Flickr user benklinger has a neat set of photos of "enlargements" - basica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/industrial-design-fun-enlargements-of-everyday-objects/

Star Trek Motivational Poster Parody.

We've had a post on the Star Trek parody of those ubiquitous motivational posters before - here's another one: Link - Thanks Gary! (Or you can make your own.)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/star-trek-motivational-poster-parody/

Dracula's Castle For Sale.

"Dracula's Castle" in Transylvania is up for sale: The Bran Castle, perched on a cliff near Brasov in mountainous central Romania, is a top tourist attraction because of its ties to Prince Vlad the Impaler,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/draculas-castle-for-sale/

Color Legends: Green with Envy.

From COLOURlovers, here's a neat article on 13 color legends. For instance, take the origin of envy as a green monster:Color associations vary greatly from culture to culture, just as each language or dialect has uni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/color-legends-green-with-envy/

Sark at the Crossroads.

Sark, the smallest of the Channel Islands, is the last bastion of feudalism in Europe.  Rob Crossan of the Guardian writes:Nobody has tried to change things on Sark for some time. Its arcane system dates back t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/sark-at-the-crossroads/

Plymouth Rock: America's Saddest Monument.

You've heard of Plymouth Rock, right? It is the site where the Mayflower Pilgrims landed to establish a colony which later led to the formation of the United States.But did you know that Plymouth Rock is actuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/plymouth-rock-americas-saddest-monument/

Nuclear Power Ad by H5.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Here's a cutesy ad by H5 for Canadian French energy company Areva. Very similar to the famous Röyksopp's Remind Me music video (why, produced by the same people!).And of course, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/nuclear-power-ad-by-h5/

The Ultimate Satellite Dish for Your Mobile Home!

Mobile home of a guy who really, really like Dish TV? Nah, that's TARA or Transportable Atmospheric Radar), which is used to get over 200 premium channels .... er, in weather research.http://www.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.js...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/the-ultimate-satellite-dish-for-your-mobile-home/

An Earth Without People.

Alan Weisman, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Arizona, wrote a book entitled The World Without Us, imagining a scenario where all the world’s people suddenly dissapeared. What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/an-earth-without-people/

Monkey to Human Testicle Transplants.

Dr. Serge Voronoff was a pioneer in the field of organ transplant who was lauded as a genius in the late 1800s. His experiments included grafting monkey testicles into men, monkey ovaries into women, and human ovaries in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/monkey-to-human-testicle-transplants/

Big Bird.

The prehistoric South American bird Argentavis magnificens had a wingspan of 23 feet! That makes this bird about the same size as a Cessna light aircraft. Scientists think Argentavis was too big and h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/big-bird/

An important omission.

Read the fine print on the side of this condom package carefully. The folks who designed the box didn’t! -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/an-important-omission/

Hemp Field Art.

A hemp field in Utting, Germany has been plowed with the image of a castle. It’s one of the many castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who obsessively built distinctive castles during his reign in the 19th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/hemp-field-art/

Susumu Ikegami's Stone Sculptures.

This fantastic figure 8 sculpture by Japanese artist Susumu Ikegami is a symbol of financial growth, so it's fitting that it is displayed on the grounds of a tax office!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/susumu-ikegamis-stone-sculptures/

Gene2Music: Translating the Genetic Code Into Music.

Rie Takahashi and Jeffrey Miller of UCLA have a project called gene2music, where they translate human genetic code into music!I won't go into the amino acid to musical note assignment - you can read it at the website or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/gene2music-translating-the-genetic-code-into-music/

Virga: Rain that Evaporates before Reaching the Ground.

Photo Credit: Charles JacksonUFO? No, that's a strange weather phenomenon called virga: rain that evaporates before reaching the ground.Earth Science Picture of the Day has more info: http://jedi.hq.usra.edu/archive/epod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/virga-rain-that-evaporates-before-reaching-the-ground/

Vintage Ad: TV Will Make You Smarter!

Here's the headline from this 1950 Motorola ad touting how owning its TV will mean better grades at school for your children, keeping them out of mischief, and strengthen family ties.Larger pic here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/vintage-ad-tv-will-make-you-smarter/

Smell Jars of the Stasi.

The Kircher Society blog has a neat article about a strange collection of the Stasi, the East German secret police: One of the more bizarre activities the Stasi was found to have engaged in was the collection of Geru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/smell-jars-of-the-stasi/

Open Shutter Light Effects

Photo effects made by playing with light toys in a dark room, while having the shutter open. Link - via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/03/open-shutter-light-effects/
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