Archive for August 22nd, 2007

Lighter Fare

After my previous post, I needed something a bit lighter-hearted. I figured I'd share this with the rest of the readers as well, since it evidently didn't sit well with some folks. So here's some silliness instead: C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/lighter-fare/

Space Imitates Star Wars.

It sure looks like the Death Star from Star Wars, but this one really IS a moon! Mimas is one of Saturn’s innermost moons. It has a crater 80 miles wide named Hershel. In this photo, taken from the Cassini orbit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/space-imitates-star-wars/

Silly Squid.

This googly-eyed glass squid {wiki} looks like it was designed by a cartoonist! A team of 31 researchers recently explored the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and found this and other strange specimens of marine life. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/silly-squid/

Total Momsense.

Anita Renfroe condensed everything a mom says during the day into a song. So true -I say all those things! Push play or go to YouTube. Link to Renfroe's website. -via Old Horsetail Snake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/total-momsense/

Google Stars

In the latest version of Google Earth you'll get your own personal planetarium. Zoom in to distant galaxies hundreds of millions of light years away, explore the constellations, see the planets in motion, witness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/google-stars/

Google Earth's New Virtual Telescope

A new addition to Google Earth is bringing the sky and stars closer to the people. Sky in Google Earth also enables users to see distant galaxies, constellations, and planets. The software uses a library of images fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/google-earths-new-virtual-telescope/

Dolphin Olympics 2 - Flash Game

A sequel to the popular flash game where you as a dolphin perform various tricks. Link - via Jay is Games...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/dolphin-olympics-2-flash-game/

Worlds Oldest Father

The world's oldest father has done it again, fathering a child for at least the 21st time, at the age of 90. Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, who is married to his fourth wife, boasts he does not want to stop, and pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/worlds-oldest-father/

I Can't Even Title This Post

I've spent all morning trying to come up with a post title, and I failed. There are no words that even come close to the sheer brick wall of mixed emotions I experienced after watching this. I think this manages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/i-cant-even-title-this-post/

The Sophos Facebook ID Probe

The good people of Sophos, a popular security company, are warning users of social networks of the dangers of allowing strangers to gain access to their online profiles. Sophos fabricated a Facebook profile for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/the-sophos-facebook-id-probe/

Buster the Bengal.

Buster the rare white Bengal tiger was abandoned by his mother at the West Midland Safari Park, and is being fostered by the park’s veterinary nurse and her four cats. Now eight weeks old and 17.5 pounds, Buster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/buster-the-bengal/

Worst Accents on Film.

You’ve been to a movie theater at one time or another and felt jarred by a character’s vocal accent that was so innapropriate for the film that it ruined the suspension of disbelief for you. Deputydog has a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/worst-accents-on-film/

Jeremy Fish's Dead Rapper Skateboard Art.

The painted skateboards above are artist Jeremy Fish's "Dead Rapper Series." Check out more of his skateboard art and wonderfully whimsical paintings here: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/jeremy-fishs-dead-rapper-skateboard-art/

Sleek and Sexy Spacesuit from MIT

Say goodbye to those bulky, unattractive astronaut spacesuit and say hello to MIT professor of aeronautics and engineering systems Dava Newman's sleek and sexy form-fitting spacesuit!Newman's prototype suit is a revo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/sleek-and-sexy-spacesuit-from-mit/

Hair Embroidery

Artist Laura Normandin's media of choice for her embroidery project is a little bit unusual: she used human hair!LinkPreviously on Neatorama: Knitting Things with Human Hair | Hair Shirt | Hair Wreath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/hair-embroidery/

Bender and Leela Fan-Made Costumes

Chris and Kim Knight love to create costumes and props for themselves. For example, here are their Bender and Leela costumes. How they made Leela's mono-eye is interesting: The eyeball was originally a tap light. Whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/bender-and-leela-fan-made-costumes/

Read Print: a Free Online Library for Literary Classics

Neatorama reader Jennifer told us about Read Print, a free online library where you can read classic works of authors (that are out of copyright).The website is like Bartleby, another free online book source, but it's fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/read-print-a-free-online-library-for-literary-classics/

Luxurious Foosball and Coffee Table Combo

How awesome is this: a foosball and coffee table combo, with oak panels, stainless steel frame and a glass top, handcrafted by Howard Bushell.It's only £3,800, a cheap price to pay for elegant tackiness! Perfect fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/luxurious-foosball-and-coffee-table-combo/

UFO Haiti Revealed.

An investigation by the LA Times has uncovered the creator of the UFO over Haiti video. YouTube member Barzolff814 admitted he was the creator of the videos known as UFO Haiti and UFO Dominican Republic. It took...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/ufo-haiti-revealed/

Largest Hand in the World

Lui Hua suffers from a rare condition known as macrodactyly. When he was hospitalized in Shanghai last month his left thumb measured 10.2 inches and his index finger measured close to 12. From The Shanghai Daily:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/largest-hand-in-the-world/

Asteroids Revenge III

Asteroids are a peace-loving sentient race; they have endured decades of ruination at the hands of human spaceships. No more, for in Asteroids Revenge III, you play the role of an asteroid whose sole intent is to wip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/asteroids-revenge-iii/

Agatha Christie Comic Strip

The novels of crime writer Agatha Christie [wiki] already immortalized on television, on film, on stage and in audio books, have now been adapted as comic strip editions. The roll-out will start during the annual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/agatha-christie-comic-strip/

How to Roll up a Frying Pan

Want to know how to roll up a frying pan? Sure you do. Click Play or go to http://www.instructables.com/id/EIVXYL5F46WOEW7/ [video & step-by-step photographic instructions]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/how-to-roll-up-a-frying-pan/

Arm-Breaking Arcade Game Recalled

Word from the BBC is that a Japanese arcade game called Arm Spirit is being withdrawn from 150 game emporiums after three people broke their arms playing it! "We think that maybe some players get over-excited...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/arm-breaking-arcade-game-recalled/

Skydiving Pug

Some people take their dogs everywhere - but this guy takes the cake: he took his pet pug skydiving! Watch them jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet: hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/skydiving-pug/

Overdosing on Red Bull

Remember the story where a girl was taken to the hospital for overdosing on espresso? Here's another story, this time it's Red Bull energy drink:A MAN whose heart stopped after he consumed eight Red Bull energy drink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/overdosing-on-red-bull/

Wooden External Hard Disk

This gorgeous wooden contraption is actually a 750 GB external hard drive with USB 2.0 ports and audio/microphone jacks. It is called "Shadow" (why?) by Suissa Computers - and it can be yours for a mere $875.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/wooden-external-hard-disk/

One in Four Americans Don't Read a Book At All

A recent poll found that one in four American adults didn't read a book at all in the past year:One in four adults read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/one-in-four-americans-dont-read-a-book-at-all/

Diving From 35 Feet Into 12 Inches of Water

Here's the holy trinity of Internet awesomeness: crazy Japanese TV show, a crazy American who specializes in belly flopping into a shallow pool of water, and YouTube.See Professor Splash jump from a height of 35 feet (10...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/diving-from-35-feet-into-12-inches-of-water/

Are You A Nerd? Prove It!

Becky at our pal mental_floss blog (awesome, btw, definitely check 'em out!) wrote this post challenging you to prove that you are a nerd:Ira Glass raised this question recently; or, perhaps, not so much rai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/22/are-you-a-nerd-prove-it/




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