Archive for July 14th, 2007

Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Two Souls, One Body

Here's an absolutely amazing story about Abigail and Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins: Despite sharing a body, the twins have different tastes in food and clothes. Some of their clothes are altered so that they have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/abigail-and-brittany-hensel-two-souls-one-body/

World's Oldest Artificial Eyeball

Last year, archaeologists in discovered the world's oldest artificial eyeball in an ancient city of what is now Iran: Archaeologists in Burnt City announced unprecedented discovery of an artificial eyeball, dated to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/worlds-oldest-artificial-eyeball/

Pink Seal Toy Stun Gun

This cute little pink seal is actually a stun gun in disguise! It's no taser, but it'll still give an unsuspecting friend a zap he won't soon forget.Link - via Endless Parade of Excellence...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/pink-seal-toy-stun-gun/

Graphs of Song Lyrics Structures

Last year, MySpace Senior Research Engineer Kunal Anand created some graphs of song structure using Graphviz, based on previous/next words of some of his favorite songs. http://www.whatspop.com/blog/2006/11/glancing-alte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/graphs-of-song-lyrics-structures/

Star Wars Bike Helmet

Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell created this "Star Wars" helmet to help bicyclist breathe better: The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/star-wars-bike-helmet/

Sports Acrobatics -The 5 Disciplines.

A phenomenal exhibition of strength, flexibility, and balance. These performances were recorded during the 2006 world championships of Sports Acrobatics in Portugal. The music is from Cirque du Soleil. Push play or go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/sports-acrobatics-the-5-disciplines/

Pushed!

From China Daily:Three giant pandas play at the China Giant Panda Research Centre in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan province January 4, 2006. The pair of pandas to be sent to Taiwan as a goodwill gift will be reve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/pushed/

Lost Found Art

Vintage tin ray guns installationVintage metal lunch boxes installationLost Found Art is a design company that specializes in installations of art made from antique and vintage pieces, with a big dollop of pop culture an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/lost-found-art/

Heli-Rickshaw!

Image Credit: calamur [Flickr]From the streets of Mumbai, India, here's a photo of an auto rickshaw (nicknamed "tuk-tuk," probably because that's what they sound like) modded to look like a helicopter! - via Gadling - *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/heli-rickshaw/

You Don't Know Jack, the Online Game Version

You Don't Know Jack is a fun game that tests your knowledge of pop culture - did you know that you can play the online version for free? Right now, Episode 19 is playing: Link - Thanks Jim Perry!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/you-dont-know-jack-the-online-game-version/

Airborne Laser Aircraft

Meet the Airborne Laser aircraft, a new futuristic defensive (?) weapon used to shoot down enemy missiles. Link - via Cellar Image of the Day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/airborne-laser-aircraft/

I Will Give You The Moon...

A very good example of being at the right place at the right time. Link [Flickr]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/i-will-give-you-the-moon/

Beloved Boston street person dead at 56

Boston's beloved Mr. Butch, formerly of the Kenmore Square region, more recently of Harvard Ave. in Allston, died Thursday from injuries sustained in a scooter crash. A famous and friendly Boston personality for close...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/beloved-boston-street-person-dead-at-56/

Hitchhiker.

Why fly south when you can hitch a ride? Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/hitchhiker/

Basketball Players 1979 - 2007.

This enormous graph plots every NBA player who played between 1979 and 2007 by their stats. The Y-axis shows points per game, and the X-axis ranks the total of other stats. You can zoom in, although it may be a slow lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/basketball-players-1979-2007/

The Ten Greatest Alcohol Icons of All Time.

Subtitled “The story behind the face on the bottle,” this article at Modern Drunkard Magazine has the stories behind Johnny Walker’s striding man, the Captain Morgan pirate, the Bacardi bat, and more....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/the-ten-greatest-alcohol-icons-of-all-time/

Permanent.

This Indian commercial takes a grim subject (the plight of widows) and turns it on its ear. The result is surprisingly funny. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Ectoplasmosis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/permanent/

Giant Globes to the People

1-World Globes offers globes from 3 to 30 feet in size (the one above is 20 feet). These giant display globes range in price, depending on size and features (indoor/outdoor, rotation, illumination, mounting, etc.)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/giant-globes-to-the-people/

World's Tallest Man Meets World's Shortest

Bao Xishun [wiki], the world's tallest man, shakes hand with He Pingping, the world's shortest! LinkPreviously on Neatorama: Mongolian Tradition for World's Tallest Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/worlds-tallest-man-meets-worlds-shortest/

Scott Amron's Die Electric Art Exhibit

Freelance electrical engineer and artist Scott Amron has an online exhibit called "Die Electric," where non-electrical objects are converted so they can plug into electrical sockets (or in the case above, light...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/scott-amrons-die-electric-art-exhibit/

The Hail Cannon

Image Credit: The Atmosphere, published by Prentice Hall (2001)Miss C's post The Tesla's Tower of Power - about Nikola Tesla's never-completed project of building a tower to control the weather (among other things) got m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/the-hail-cannon/

Spy Squirrels Caught by the Iranians. Yes, Spy Squirrels.

Can't make this up, folks:Iranian intelligence operatives recently detained over a dozen squirrels found within the nation's borders, claiming the rodents were serving as spies for Western powers determined to underm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/spy-squirrels-caught-by-the-iranians-yes-spy-squirrels/

Underwear Spurred Surge in Medieval Literacy Level

The conventional wisdom that the invention of printing press led to an upsurge in literacy in the later Middle Ages is wrong. According to Dr. Marco Mostert, a historian at the Centre for Medieval Studies, Utrecht Univer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/underwear-spurred-surge-in-medieval-literacy-level/

Adora Svitak, Tiny Literary Giant

Meet Adora Svitak, a 9-year-old child prodigy who types 70 words per minute, reads 2 to 3 books per day, and writes historical fiction, fantasy adventure and contemporary fictions. She has written 300 short stories so fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/14/adora-svitak-tiny-literary-giant/




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