Archive for July 18th, 2007

Jane Austen works rejected by publishers.

Davis Lassman took chapters from three of Jane Austen’s books, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Persuasion, and sent them to 18 different literary agents and publishers. He cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/jane-austin-works-rejected-by-publishers/

Ultimate Canon Rock.

40 videos of Pachelbel's Canon were edited to create this video, which has been viewed almost a million times. Push play or go to YouTube. The individual artists videos are listed here. -via These Thoughts Escape Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/ultimate-canon-rock/

Chimps on Treadmills: The Thing We Do in the Name of Science

What you get for putting a chimp on a treadmill in the name of science:1. Scientific findings that energy savings played a role the evolution of bipedalism (walking on two legs):Chimpanzees scampering on a treadmill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/chimps-on-treadmills-the-thing-we-do-in-the-name-of-science/

White Chipmunk

Neatorama reader Joe McGuire saw the white ravens post and "raised" us a white chipmunk! The white rodent -- which Dawson has named WACy for white albino chipmunk -- isn't a true albino. He has black eyes.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/white-chipmunk/

First Swim at the North Pole

Lewis Pugh took the plunge and became the first man to swim at the North Pole!The 36-year-old Londoner spent almost 19 minutes at minus 1.8C as he front crawled for a full kilometre - more than half a mile in the col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/first-swim-at-the-north-pole/

More Exploding Whale

Neatorama reader Chris saw the Infamous Exploding Whale clip and pointed this link out: a 56-foot long whale that exploded on the streets of Tainan, Taiwan, in 2004, while being transported on a flatbed truck.Residen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/more-exploding-whale/

Dreamcast Guitar

Check out Flooky's newest creation: a Dreamcast guitar! Link - Thanks Flooky!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/dreamcast-guitar/

Friends Restore Lotus for Ailing Online Pal.

Simon Pritchard had just started an 18-month, £25,000 (~$50,000) restoration of a 25 year old Lotus Esprit when he was hospitalized due to multiple mini strokes. Amazingly, when fellow members of an online car en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/friends-restore-lotus-for-ailing-online-pal/

Elvis Appears on Rock

What did people who found shapes that sort of look like celebrity faces in mundane objects do before eBay? Rock collector LaDell Alexander of Estes Park, Colo., has found a stone she swears has the image of Elvis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/elvis-appears-on-rock/

Enigma Machine on eBay

Hurry up! go and buy one on eBay, the future of this country depends on you... The Enigma [wiki] cipher machine can encode and decode messages using rotors. Link - via The Retro Thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/enigma-machine-on-ebay/

Covert Front Flash Game

From the folks that brought us the Submachine series, here is a new adventure Flash game: Covert Front.The setting is steampunk pre-World War I. Though it's no Samorost, it's still quite fun to play.Link [Flash] - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/cover-front-flash-game/

Crazy 4 Cult: Artwork Inspired by Cult Movies

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, California is holding the Crazy 4 Cult exhibit, a showcase of 50 artists' artwork based on cult movies like The Big Lebowski, Highlander, Donnie Darko and others. The show runs until August...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/crazy-4-cult-artwork-inspired-by-cult-movies/

Google Fashion in Turkey

Neatorama reader Brett Mersereau sent this one in (the linkification is mine): I saw your post on the Google "eau de toilette" and the link to your earlier post about the "Google Fashion" store i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/google-fashion-in-turkey/

Donkey Diapers? Neigh!

Kenyan donkey owners are mad because of a new rule forcing them to put diapers (or nappy for the Brits) on their donkeys to keep the streets clean. Their complaint? Putting diapers on donkeys induce the animal to kick!:*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/donkey-diapers-got-stubborn-kenyans-kicking-mad/

The Ultimate Gaming Flowchart

According to the Great Geek Manual, all of D&D gaming cycle can be summarized in just this one flowchart! Link Updated Link [JPEG image]- Thanks Pipedreamergrey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/the-ultimate-gaming-flowchart/

Tokyo Sushi Bar.

If you ever wondered what it was like being a bit of sushi at your favorite kaiten (conveyer belt) sushi place, have a look at this video which was filmed around midnight in Tokyo. Click play or go to Link [LiveLe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/tokyo-sushi-bar/

White Ravens.

The Daily Mail reports:. . . helpers at the Weardale Animal Sanctuary in County Durham were . . . astonished to find these three rare white ravens huddled close in a nearby churchyard. The birds, which have snow-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/white-ravens/

Deleted Images

Deleted Images, which bills itself as "The Junkyard of Art," resurrects digital photos that would have been erased from the hard drive of history. The photographers were shaky, or clicked the button accidenta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/deleted-images/

Alarm Ring.

Ring is an alarm clock you wear on your finger! Place the ring on the charging cradle and set the time you want to wake up. Then slip the ring on your fingertip. It will begin vibrating at the proper time. Not only a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/alarm-ring/

Signature.

This film from Amnesty International won the Cannes Lions 2007 Gold Lion Award for Public Service. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/signature/

Hot Air 2 - It's Addictive

Hot Air 2 - a highly anticipated sequel to the balloon physics game Hot Air. Do not click the link if you have a tight schedule. You have been warned... Link - via Jay is Games...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/hot-air-2-its-addictive/

Transformers Optimus Prime Speed Painting

Nico Di Mattia doing a great painting of the Optimus Prime Transformer. He uses a graphics tablet to hand draw images and graphics and the software used for the speed painting is Adobe Photoshop 7. Link [Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/transformers-optimus-prime-speed-painting/

Olympic Posters through History.

Check out this collection of Olympic posters, from 1896 through 2012! Bonus: click on each poster to go to the Wikipedia entry on the games of that year. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/olympic-posters-through-history/

Presidential Homes Around the World.

Oddee has a look at public housing for the leaders of various nations. Quite a few are recycled palaces from former monarchs or aristocrats. Link -via Look at This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/presidential-homes-around-the-world/

Untamed.

Untamed is a book of images taken all over the world by wildlife photographer Steve Bloom. 43 of those stunning pictures can be seen in this slideshow. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/untamed/

Painted Peanuts

To celebrate Gritos en el Pasillo (or "Going Nuts"), a film shot entirely with peanuts as characters, meloncorp sponsored a contest where fans can submit their own painted peanuts. Here is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/18/painted-peanuts/
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