Archive for July 26th, 2007

SkyScout.

The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Simply point the SkyScout at a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/skyscout/

Long eggs?

Bunk Strutts at Say No To Crack explains where these “long eggs” come from. Why, from long chickens, of course! “Yep they’re longer, bigger hens. But we don’t raise ‘em for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/long-eggs/

Getting to school the hard way.

Children of the Nujiang Great Canyon in China must cross a river to get to school, but there is no bridge. Instead, they harness themselves to a loop and cross on a rope suspended between trees on either side! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/getting-to-school-the-hard-way/

Teh Deth Kitteh.

Apelad posted this panel of the Laugh Out Loud Cats at Hobotopia in response to Oscar, the death-predicting cat. Link -via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/teh-deth-kitteh/

Desperate Whitehouse Wives.

In this mental_floss article, find out which First Lady sold manure to cover her debts, which was suspected of murder, and which one was (surprisingly) the first one to sport gray hair while living in the White House....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/desperate-whitehouse-wives/

Food Design.

Marti Guixe designs many things, including food. Food Design makes possible to think in food as an edible designed product, an object that negates any reference to cooking, tradition and gastronomy. For exa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/food-design/

Harptallica.

A Metallica tribute harp band? Ashley Lancz Toman and Patricia Kline are each accomplished harpists who collaborated on 10 Metallica cover songs for the CD Harptallica. You can hear the songs and see a video a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/harptallica/

Cat Predicts Patients' Deaths.

Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/cat-predicts-patients-deaths/

Flying car.

The M200G Volantor is a two-passenger flying saucer produced by Moller International. It can take off and land vertically, fly ten feet above ground at up to 50 mph, and carry 250 pounds. The company is taking deposits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/flying-car/

Difference Engine with a Difference.

BBC News reports:The blueprint for a tiny, ultra-robust mechanical computer has been outlined by US researchers. The energy-efficient nano computer is inspired by ideas about computing first put forward nearly 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/difference-engine-with-a-difference/

Stop War Shadow Grafitti

Spotted in Bloomington, Indiana, is this creative grafitti protesting the war. Way better than those ubiquitous "Stop Hammer Time" stickers:The piece itself is was stenciled on the floor using a shadow cast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/stop-war-shadow-grafitti/

Masters of the Modern

It’s almost impossible to talk about modern art without tipping your hat to these greats. Here are the masters who gave birth to the modern.1. Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)Les demoiselles d'avignon (1907)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/masters-of-the-modern/

Artistic Tanks

Photo: Rusty BakerArtistic Tanks website has neat photos of "modded" oil, propane, and water tanks - this one, the Yellow Submarine tank, is spotted in Holmes County, Ohio. http://www.ohiobarns.com/othersites/a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/artistic-tanks/

Web 2.0: Wisdom and Dumbness of Crowds

Web 2.0 has been all the rage on the InterWeb (for you not-in-the-know, web 2.0 [wiki] is a buzzword for web-based communities or user-created contents)Kathy Sierra of Creating Passionate Users blog had a post a while ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/web-20-wisdom-and-dumbness-of-crowds/

Mating Behavior of Banana Slugs

Yes, that is a slug penis.UC Santa Cruz Graduate Brooke Miller studies the unusual mating behavior of banana slugs (which happens to be the mascot of UCSC!):So what is so interesting about banana slugs!? Well, these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/mating-behavior-of-banana-slugs/

Funny Business Name: WTF

(Image Credit: walkah [Flickr])Continuing our previous post of weird business name, here's WTF Group!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/funny-business-name-wtf/

The Cosmic Calendar.

The history of the cosmos condensed into a single Earth Year. Narrated by Carl Sagan. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Educated Earth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/26/the-cosmic-calendar/




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