Archive for August 7th, 2007

Colorful Solar Eclipse.

Mark your calendars for August 28th. Early in the morning, a colorful lunar eclipse will be visible from five continents. To explain the orange color of the eclipse, you are asked to imagine yourself on the moon. Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/colorful-solar-eclipse/

J-Exhibit Caricatures

This Jack Nicholson caricature, and other really great artwork at the link (Flash Required). Please be sure to look at the Bruce Willis one!! Really amazing! Link - via Frederik Samuel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/j-exhibit-caricatures/

Minesweeper, The Movie

If you liked Pacman, The movie [youtube]... Here's Minesweeper, the movie! Hit play or follow the http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1770138 to College Humor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/minesweeper-the-movie/

Stelvio Pass: 48 Hairpin Turns

Here's what has got to be one of the craziest roads in the world: the Stelvio Pass [wiki], with its 48 hairpin turns to the top!The Stelvio Pass is one of the highest Alpine Passes of Europe with its 2758 m. There ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/stelvio-pass-48-hairpin-turns/

Space Pilot Flash Game

Remember the classic arcade game Asteroids? It has been "reborn" as this Flash game by Alex Kaplan, who made it for the Gameplay Design Competition at Jay is Games:Space Pilot is a keyboard controlled, miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/space-pilot-flash-game/

Funny Business Name: Hung Far Low

Image Credit: omphalina [Flickr]After seeing the House of Hung picture, Neatorama reader Loneconspirator told us about this one: Hung Far Low in Portland Oregon - Thanks loneconspirator!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/funny-business-name-hung-far-low/

HydroSlider: A Strange Contraption for Walking on Water

Jeff of HydroSlider sent this one in: a strange device that lets you glide on water with speeds up to 17 mph. With a bit of skills, a HydroSlider can be launched in as little as 9 inches of water.http://hydrosliders.com/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/hydroslider-a-strange-contraption-for-walking-on-water/

Notable Moments in Sport History

Jesus León blog has a neat post about the top 10 moments in sport history.I quite like the clip about the 5' 6" tall (diminutive by NBA standard) Spud Webb [wiki] at the 1986 slam dunk contest. Link [a bunch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/notable-moments-in-sport-history/

Blog Wants Stopped Clocks ID'd and Fixed!

Tired of finding stopped clocks in public places (in UK), Neatorama reader Alfie started a blog to identify these clocks and hopefully get them fixed.http://www.stoppedclocks.com/ - Thanks Alfie!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/blog-wants-stopped-clocks-idd-and-fixed/

Ten Reasons why Teddy Roosevelt is the Coolest President Ever.

Square Deal, Teddy bears, Nobel Peace Prize, Mt. Rushmore... There could have been a list of thirty or more reasons why president Theodore Roosevelt was the coolest U.S. president ever. More cool things about T.R. follow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/ten-reasons-why-teddy-roosevelt-is-the-coolest-president-ever/

Mark Applebaum's Sound-Sculptures

Mark Applebaum is a musician and composer who teaches at Stanford University. He's built a variety of "sound-sculptures," electronic musical instruments built from found objects, which look bizarre and sound even more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/mark-applebaums-sound-sculptures/

Portraits of Rural Russia.

English Russia has a sampling of the photography of Pavel Bezrukov, featuring Russian villagers. Link. More photos here. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/portraits-of-rural-russia/

The Best Movies Never Made.

A list of 19 great movie projects that were proposed, or even started, but never made it to theaters, with explanations for most and links for more information on each. Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/the-best-movies-never-made/

Self-Sustainable Chair.

Self-Sustainable Chair, a dress made out of polyethylene, connected to shoes that pump air into an inflatable bubble attached to its rear part on each step. The dress slowly transforms into a chair with each step...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/self-sustainable-chair/

The Ten Best Bands that Never Existed.

Earvolution ranks ten bands that only existed in the media, but don’t you wish they were real? You may be surprised at how Spinal Tap ranked. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/the-ten-best-bands-that-never-existed/

Social Wallpapering

Need to change your wallpaper? Social Wallpapering is a public effort to classify, rank, and distribute high-resolution images for use as desktop backgrounds; it is an attempt to create the greatest high-resolution w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/social-wallpapering/

Caption Monkey 4: Sense of Impending Doom!

It's time for a Caption Monkey game! You can win a Free Monkey Drawing by Ape Lad of Hobotopia, simply by submitting the funniest caption.The rules are simple: write a funny but civil caption in the comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/caption-monkey-4-sense-of-impending-doom/

A Step Forward for Levitation

The Hover Skateboard in Back to the Future Part II [imdb] could be a viable gadget in a future by this discovery. But perhaps a better and more feasible application are faster, cheaper and more powerful maglevs all o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/a-step-forward-for-levitation/

Christoph Steinmeyer's Disco Inferno

Remember the $99 million diamond and platinum skull by Damien Hirst last June?Turns out Christoph Steinmeyer had created something like it in 2004: a "Disco Inferno" skull!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/christoph-steinmeyers-disco-inferno/

DIY Droste Effect

Image Credit: Droste Effect: manyone1, Original: svacherFlickr user Pisco Bandito wrote a tutorial on how to create your very own Droste effect [wiki] photo using Mathmap for Windows and GIMP.Or you can just gawk at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/10528/

17th Century 64-Guns British Ship Model by Den Holmes

Neatorama reader Den Holmes who made the nifty Noah's Ark diorama, just sent this one in: a super awesome 17th-century 64-gun British ship model.The model is 100% SCRATCH BUILT, MADE OUT OF CHESTNUT WOOD, CUSTOM MADE...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/17th-century-64-guns-british-ship-model-by-den-holmes/

Gimme Friction Baby!

Gimme Friction Baby by Wouter Visser is a fun, addicting game of angles. The omission of instructions was deliberate - Wouter believes that including instructions on such an abstract concept could potentially be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/gimme-friction-baby/

Online Paper Airline Museum

Neatorama reader Dean Mackey wrote to us about his website, The Online Paper Airline Museum (with links to over 800 paper airline designs - some his own and others he found on the Net).Link - Thanks Dean!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/07/online-paper-airline-museum/






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