Archive for July 25th, 2007

The Sun Loses Its Spots.

This picture from NASA's SOHO satellite show the Sun with almost no solar activity (sunspots). In the coming weeks, scientists will be closely watching the sun for signs of new sunspots, indicating that it is beginn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/the-sun-loses-its-spots/

Beached limosine.

Maybe San Francisco isn’t the best place for a stretch limosine. This isn’t the first time it’s happened; there are more pictures. http://www.ftlauderdalelimo.com/beach-limo.php -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/beached-limosine/

Fonejacker

BoingBoing linked to a very funny video from a show in the UK called Fonejacker where an English comedian called Kayvan Novak makes a prank phone call to an electronics store, pretending to be a foreigner who calls DVD...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/fonejacker/

Trouble ahead.

If I saw this in real life, or even in a video, I’d shut my eyes (and hold my breath). I think it may be an insurance ad. -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/trouble-ahead/

Musical instruments that play themselves.

Dark Roasted Blend has a fascinating roundup of all kinds of automated musical instruments, homemade and historic, robotic and artistic. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/musical-instruments-that-play-themselves/

Cat adopts chicks.

A one-year-old Jordanian cat named Nimra has a litter of four kittens and seven chicks! The cat took over the chicks after the mother hen died. Link -via Fark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/cat-adopts-chicks/

Fruit Powered Clock.

A digital clock and calendar powered by food! This fruit powered digital clock and calendar combines micro-electronic technology with the natural electrical potential of a fresh fruit or vegetable. The Fruit Clock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/fruit-powered-clock/

Camera Illusion.

This is a pretty neat illusion. It couldn’t have been easy to produce on video! Push play or go to Live Leak. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/camera-illusion/

Ten real-life superheroes.

Oddee profiles ten people who have made a name fighting crime or otherwise helping others while wearing superhero masks and/or capes. Pictured is Superbarrio, protector of low-income neighborhoods in Mexico City. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/ten-real-life-superheroes/

Magician injured in sword trick.

Japanese illusionist Princess Tenko was seriously injured in a sword trick gone wrong on stage. She was supposed to escape a box pierced by ten swords, but instead was pinned inside. The swords broke her cheek and seve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/magician-injured-in-sword-trick/

Adalberto Abbate's Macabre Micro Sculptures

Adalberto Abbate's micro sculptures are dioramas of the macabre and disturbing (like scenes of accidents, riots, shootings, and more). Link [Flash, click on the headless zebra "work", then choose "micro sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/adalberto-abbates-macabre-micro-sculptures/

Zippered Fruits by Stephanie Chubbuck

Artist Stephanie Chubbuck created this zippered pear from blown glass! See more of her "fruity" artwork here: http://www.ardengallery.com/Chubbuck/stephanie-chubbuck.htm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/zippered-fruits-by-stephanie-chubbuck/

Blue Hole in Belize

Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, BelizeBelize Blue Hole from afarAbout 60 miles from Belize City, there is a perfectly circular 1,000 (305 m) feet across and 400 feet (123 m) wide deep "Blue Hole." The hole, part of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/blue-hole-in-belize/

DIY Arcade System

Want to build your very own arcade system? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make your own high-quality MAME (multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) system by Todd Moore:There are many factors to consider--You could d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/diy-arcade-system/

Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles

MathPuzzle has an excellent scan of Sam Loyd's [wiki] Cyclopedia of Puzzles, a compendium of math puzzles published in 1914. LinkCan you guess the answer to the Office Boy's Puzzle above? What does the sign say?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/sam-loyds-cyclopedia-of-puzzles/

Babies eating lemons.

This is a compilation of many online videos of children trying their first lemon. Babies don’t hide their feelings! Push play or go to College Humor -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/25/babies-eating-lemons/
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