Archive for August 12th, 2007

Ice Caves

The Virtual Cave has a neat gallery of photos of ice caves in Alaska and Nepal, taken by Jason Gully, a glaciologist who studies 'em.The photo of the entrance of the Khumbu Glacier in Nepal is absolutely exquisite! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/ice-caves/

Oops, Magician Sawed Assistant in Half!

What happened after a magician accidentally "chainsawed" his trusty assistant in half?? Check out this very clever magic trick: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/oops-magician-sawed-assistant-in-half/

Jatropha: The Next Biofuel Craze

Can this poisonous weed be the biofuel that save us all? Almost overnight, the unloved Jatropha curcushas become an agricultural and economic celebrity, with the discovery that it may be the ideal biofuel crop, an al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/jatropha-the-next-biofuel-craze/

Scientists "Wake Up" Patient from Coma-Like State by Zapping His Brain

Researchers managed to rouse a man who has been stuck in a coma-like state for 6 years by zapping his brain, much like a pacemaker works for the heart! Using computer-generated maps and image-guided navigation equipm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/scientists-wake-up-patient-from-coma-like-state-by-zapping-his-brain/

Ants Are Polite And May Help Improve Human Crowd Control

Add this to the long list of the hardworking ants' virtues: they're polite. Burd, an evolutionary ecologist, says preliminary research into this introduced species of ant backs the 'slower is faster' paradox of crowd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/ants-are-polite-and-may-help-improve-human-crowd-control/

Dachshund Soap

We've had the fish soap, creepy hand soap, satan butter soap, tape soap, and even squidsoap on Neatorama before - but this is probably the cutest: the dachshund soap!Link ( I like the Scottie Dog Soap and the Three Littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/dachshund-soap/

Olympic Medal Map.

The big nations (Russia, China, and the United States) vie to see who can win the most Olympic medals, but when the medal count is adjusted for population, the Bahamas are king! Sure, they’ve only won five medal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/olympic-medal-map/

Happy Birthday, Jeep!

Jeep turns 66 this year and celebrate it with a great video commercial. Link [YouTube] - via Videofeber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/happy-birthday-jeep/

The 10 Most Expensive Paintings

Karemar has put together a post with pictures and information about the ten most expensive paintings of all time. Seen above is "Bal Au Moulin de la Galette" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, sold for $ 78,000,000. http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/the-10-most-expensive-paintings/

Dragon Backpack

Is that a dragon in your backpack, or are you just happy to see me? Link - via Hemmy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/dragon-backpack/

PostSecret Video Clip

Frank Warren of PostSecret wrote to us about this new trailer video clip about the website and a new book. If you've been living under a rock, PostSecret publishes homemade postcards that people mail in with their secret...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/postsecret-video-clip/

Club Bill Gates

Photo: The Brennanator [Flickr]Microsoft lovers rejoice! There is a coffee shop in Sarajevo called Club Bill Gates, complete with a nerdy pic of the man as its logo! - Thanks z!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/club-bill-gates/

A Driving Game Controlled with Your Pee

How should Frankfurt Taxi Service advertise their service to those who've had a few drinks and shouldn't drive home? Saatchi & Saatchi in German came up with this ad:The Piss-Screen - a pressure-sensitive inlay s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/a-driving-game-controlled-with-your-pee/

Polaroid Stop Motion

Jordan C. Greenhalgh of Thechasefactory created this fantastic stop motion movie with 987 Polaroids photos!Fantastic! Link [embedded YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/12/polaroid-stop-motion/






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