Archive for August 18th, 2007

Carl Sagan's evolution animation from Cosmos

I found my favorite bit from Carl Sagan's Cosmos on YouTube today - eight minutes of Sagan speaking over animation demonstrating 4 billion years of evolution. It's such a simple presentation and it does so much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/carl-sagans-evolution-animation-from-cosmos/

Cute Fiat Micro Car with Canopy and Wicker Seats!

Image: lala a gogo [Flickr]Check out the wicker seats and canopy in this cute little Fiat micro-car! Found at mod*mom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/cute-fiat-micro-car-with-canopy-and-wicker-seats/

Wall of Wood

When plain ol' wallpaper just doesn't cut it anymore, and you need to declare your love for wasting natural resources, here's a wall of wood by a Danish company Connecta: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/wall-of-wood/

Another (Smaller) No Real Than You Are Minifig

Nathan Wells was inspired by the giant "No Real Than You Are" LEGO minifig that washed up on a Dutch beach to create his own (of more usual size!).Link [Flickr] - via The Brothers Brick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/another-smaller-no-real-than-you-are-minifig/

Hoss Gets $50 a Dose! Hm....

You're looking at Hoss, a champion boar, who gets $50/dose (whatever that means, but I'm sure you can guess).Maybe someone can fill us in on the story of this guy and his um, ... unique ad: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/hoss-gets-50-a-dose-hm/

Sci-Fi Inspired Stained Glass Window

Stained Glass Town Square forum user Grandapok has a neat collection of sci-fi inspired stained glass artwork!This one to the left is Robby the Robot from the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.Link - via Need Coffee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/sci-fi-inspired-stained-glass-window/

Blog Action Day

Darius of the awesome COLOURlovers blog told us about Blog Action Day:On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/blog-action-day/

Silver Brickwall LEGO Ring

This Silver Brickwall ring features those familiar 2x2 nubs that allows you to snap on actual LEGO pieces onto the ring. http://secure.giantrobot.com/products.php?code=BRICKRING2X2 - via Uncrate, thanks Lee!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/silver-brickwall-lego-ring/

Bottle Dancers.

You may remember the bottle dance sequence from the movie Fiddler on the Roof. Bottle Dancers USA is a professional troupe who will perform the bottle dance or other traditional Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, or Kle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/bottle-dancers/

Phoenix Boot.

You’ll enjoy this mashup of graphics from Phoenix Wright with audio from a comedy routine by The Frantics, which is just as funny now as in 1986. http://www.cybermoonstudios.com/PhoenixBoot.html -via Everlasting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/phoenix-boot/

Damn Interesting Positions.

This is such a cool opportunity! If I weren’t already overextended, I would be tempted to keep this information to myself. Once again, we here at Damn Interesting are in search of proficient purveyors of intr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/damn-interesting-positions/

Sorry we ate your forefathers...

The descendants of Papua New Guinea cannibals who killed and ate four Fijian missionaries 130 years ago have apologized. In 1878, a Fijian minister and three teachers were killed and eaten by Tolai tribespeople on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/sorry-we-ate-your-forefathers/

Asterix Fights Nuclear Power in France

Nearly 80% of all electricity in France is generated by 58 nuclear power plants: Not everybody is happy with that. The anti-nuclear lobby seems to have found a friend in Asterix, the Gallic comic hero who fights agai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/asterix-fights-nuclear-power-in-france/

Bowling in Ancient Egypt

Did the ancient Egyptians invent bowling?Throwing stone balls along a lane might have been a popular game in ancient Egypt, according to evidence unearthed some 56 miles south of Cairo by Italian archaeologists....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/bowling-in-ancient-egypt/

Starbucks in Forbidden City to be Forbidden Soon?

It may be the Forbidden City, but apparently this Imperial-Palace-turned-tourist-attraction in Beijing, China, wasn't so forbidden to Starbucks (it opened a store there in 2000).Now, thanks to Chinese bloggers, the coffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/starbucks-in-forbidden-city-to-be-forbidden-soon/

Trailers From Hell

"Even a bad movie can have a great trailer," states Trailers From Hell, a website dedicated to showcasing those 2-4 minute teaser, which often turn out to be the best the movie has to offer anyhow.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/trailers-from-hell/

Hillary Nutcracker

Here's the perfect gift for the politicos in your family: the Hillary Nutcracker! Love her or hate... you'll have nonstop fun cracking nuts with Hillary. Regardless of your affiliation (Republican or Democrat) you've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/hillary-nutcracker/

Footprint on the Sands of Time.

Haaretz reports (via Mirabilis): Archeologists have discovered a footprint made by the sandal of a Roman soldier - one of the few such finds in the world - in a wall surrounding the Hellenistic-Roman city of Sus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/footprint-on-the-sands-of-time/

Movie Recommendation Engine

Criticker is a movie recommendations engine and community. The idea is simple: rank a bunch of films on a scale of 0-100, and Criticker will search its database of thousands of users and critics to see who you best m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/movie-recommendation-engine/

Clark Kent is Superman!

How many times has Superman’s secret identity been revealed? At least 20, according to this cover gallery. Not that it took much to out him, considering he doesn’t use much of a disguise in the first plac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/clark-kent-is-superman/

Slacklining.

Andy Lewis does a “squirrel backflip”. It’s part of a sport called Slacklining {wiki}, which is like walking a tightrope, but with more flex in the rope. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/slacklining/

Scarecrow Fever.

A scarecrow competition in Great Torrington, England has imaginative scarecrows popping up all over -over 200 so far. It’s sponsored by the Torrington Cavaliers, who stage a huge bonfire each year in the town. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/scarecrow-fever/

If Business Meetings Were Like Internet Comments

What happens if participants in a business meeting behave like Internet commenters? Here's a funny (because it's true) video clip: Hit play or go to http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1771556 [College Humor]. Warning:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/if-business-meetings-were-like-internet-comments/

The Man Who Lives in a Hobbit Hole

Here's the story of Daniel Price, a man who lives in a hobbit hole (yes - it's from last year, but still very neat):Here is a man who has the time and space in his life to watch and wait patiently to bring a new frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/the-man-who-lives-in-a-hobbit-hole/

Chinese Parents Want to Name Baby "@"

Chinese couple wanted to name their baby "@" saying that they wanted a distinctive and modern name ...A Chinese couple seeking a distinctive and modern name for their child chose the commonly used @ symbol....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/chinese-parents-want-to-name-baby/

Workout Like Superheroes!

Wanna work out like Spider-Man? In 1976, Marvel published this exercise book called "The Mighty Marvel Strength and Fitness Book," featuring superheroes doing sit-ups and so on: Link - Thanks John!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/18/workout-like-superheroes/




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