Archive for July 12th, 2007

South Koreans Love Eggs?

I really can't figure out this I Love Egg Song. It's quite bizarre, but cute at the same time. A friend told me that the animation was created for a South Korean company that sells goofy little Egg dolls. Does any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/south-koreans-love-eggs/

Baby Snow Leopards.

Synchronized snarling at the Berlin Zoo. Photo credit: Markus Schreiber -( AP) Via Pet Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/baby-snow-leopards/

Really high-speed internet.

75-year-old Sigbritt Löthberg of Sweden has the world’s fastest internet connection. She can receive information at 40 gigabytes per second, allowing her to receive 1500 high-definition TV signals at once, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/really-high-speed-internet/

The Rota Period.

Jim Rota took the standard periodic table of the elements and broke it into 12 columns to make it easier to understand. There are several unique structural things about the Rota Period that make it easy to unders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/the-rota-period/

Strange Japanese Watermelons

Funny looking Japanese melons shaped like faces, hearts, stars, and pyramids. Link - via core77...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/strange-japanese-watermelons/

Water Found in Planet Outside of Solar System

Scientists reported the first discovery of water in a planet outside of our Solar System:The planet was discovered in 2005 as it dimmed the light of its parent star by some three percent when transiting in front of i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/water-found-in-planet-outside-of-solar-system/

Cars That Became Metaphors

mental_floss has a neat article on 5 cars that became metaphors, whether deserved or not. Like this one:4. Dolorean = OverhypedThe DeLorean has such a wild story that it became more than one metaphor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/cars-that-became-metaphors/

A Cappella Group Serenades Boxers A Little Training Music

UC Berkeley's a cappella group DeCadence found two guys boxing training in Central Park, New York, and on the spur of the moment, decided to provide a little background music: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Fazed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/a-cappella-group-serenades-boxers-a-little-training-music/

Billions of Rats Invade China

Driven by rising floodwater, as many as 2 billion rats invade farms near Dongting Lake, Hunan Province, China: LinkPreviously on Neatorama: World's Worst Mouse Plague: Millions of Mice Attack Australia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/billions-of-rats-invade-china/

Reduce Global Warming by Making Cows Burp Less

Forget reducing energy consumption of your mansion and private jet - here's the key to reduce global warming:Using modern plant-breeding methods to find new diets for cows that make them belch less is a way to reduce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/reduce-global-warming-by-making-cows-burp-less/

Ugandan Pastor Gets Caught, Denies Using Machine to Shock Congregation

Kojo Nana Obiri-Yeboah, the Nikola Tesla of the Ugandan religious scene, was caught importing a portable electric shock machine he may have planned to use to convince his congregation he had supernatural powers. He's de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/ugandan-pastor-gets-caught-denies-using-machine-to-shock-congregation/

Scale model of a hydrogen atom.

A hydrogen atom is only about a ten millionth of a millimeter in diameter, but the proton in the middle is a hundred thousand times smaller, and the electron whizzing around the outside is a thousand times smaller th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/scale-model-of-a-hydrogen-atom/

Jordi Canudas.

London artist Jordi Canudas creates odd and thought-provoking art installations such as lamps that give more (or less) light over time, sofas that bend from both sides, and the shared hat shown. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/jordi-canudas/

Tesla's Tower of Power.

Inventor Nikola Tesla had a dream: to build a tower to harness the electricity of the atmosphere, control the weather, and conduct long-distance wireless communications. Construction of the 187-foot-tall Wardenclyffe Tow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/teslas-tower-of-power/

What is it? Game 29

Today's collaboration with What is it? Blog brings us this object to guess: what is this strange object?Place your guess in the comment and please post no URL. No prize this week, you're playing for brag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/what-is-it-game-29/

DDR Shenanigans

Dance Dance Revolution has been around for a long time - but I've just found out that there are actually many different "versions" of DDR. Check these out:Just a friendly game of regular DDR - oh, I dunno, mayb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/ddr-shenanigans/

Hottest Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Who were the hottest signers of the Declaration of Independence? Coming in at number three... heeere's:Matthew ThorntonRepresented: New HampshireOutside of Signing the Declaration,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/hottest-signers-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

Origin of "Ye Olde"

We had a picture post of Ye Olde Tourist Trappe on Neatorama before, but have you ever thought about the origin of that word "Ye"?According to Beautiful English Online (Neatorama author gail's new blog), "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/origin-of-ye-olde/

Star Wars Vader Backpack: Darth's Got Your Back.

Here's Star Wars Darth Vader Back Buddy, which Entertainment Earth touts:Have the power of the Dark Side on your back at all times! The back pack features Darth Vader's helmet as he clings to your back. This item mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/star-wars-vader-backpack-darths-got-your-back/

Vibra-Finger "Gum" Personal Massager

So that's what it's for! Whew! Found at Say No to Crack, which has a lot more funny old ads....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/vibra-finger-gum-personal-massager/

LEGO Beer Song

Here's an excellent clip: Beer Song, the LEGO version! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Miss Cellania (whose topic of the Day "Beer" is worth drinking to!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/lego-beer-song/

Glasses in the Process of Breaking

Photographer Steve Strawn has a neat portfolio of some very cool shots of glasses in the process of breaking. Link - Thanks Steve!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/glasses-in-the-process-of-breaking/

Tampon Pan Flute

Tampon Crafts lives up to its name by presenting you this DIY guide on how to make your very own Tampon Pan Flute:It’s summer and the birds are singing their sweet songs. Join them with a musical tampon applica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/tampon-pan-flute/

Earthquake Risk ... in Memphis?

Unless you live in earthquake-prone California, you probably don't think twice about earthquakes. But just because you don't live on the west coast, that doesn't mean you're safe:We may not be able to accurately pred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/earthquake-risk-in-memphis/

Justine Ashbee's Sharpie Pen Artwork.

Justine Ashbee is living proof that fantastic art does not need to be made using fancy brushes and paints - she uses Sharpie pens to create hers!Here's an example, called iconoclastic reverb (2006):Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/justine-ashbees-sharpie-pen-artwork/

Star Wars AT-AT Stroller Update

Remember the AT AT baby stroller we posted before on Neatorama? The Official Star Wars Blog tracked down Rick Russo, the proud owner of the now famous stroller and interviewed him (with tips on how to make your own): Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/star-wars-at-at-stroller-update/

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Arms, No Service!

Although she was born with no arms, Dawn Larson has learned to lead a full life and can even drive using her feet. She's never had any problem in public, until McDonald refused to serve her: Normally, Larson first gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/12/no-shirt-no-shoes-no-arms-no-service/




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