Archive for August 23rd, 2007

Photos of the dark side of Uranus.

Uranus' rings weren't discovered until 1977. Now, a telescope in Hawaii has taken images of the side where the sun doesn't shine. The changes observed in the rings since 1980 are attributed to large impacts. Let the pu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/photos-of-the-dark-side-of-uranus/

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

BibliOdyssey blog has a very neat post (with a lot of scanned pages) about the original Wizard of Oz, a book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [wiki] by written Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow, publis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz/

Jenny Hart's Embroidery Art

Take a look at Jenny Hart's awesome embroidery art (this one above is of the rock duo The White Stripes): http://www.jennyhart.net/ - Thanks anon.!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/jenny-harts-embroidery-art/

A Dwarf's Vacuum Cleaner Incidence ...

What happened to Daniel Blackner or "Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf"? Here's a clue: The attachment broke before the performance and Blackner tried to fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/a-dwarfs-vacuum-cleaner-incidence/

Old People Got it Goin' On!

Just because they're older it doesn't mean that seniors aren't getting any. According to a recent survey by Dr. Stacy Lindau and Professor Edward Laumann of the University of Chicago, old age is 'no barrier' to sex life:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/old-people-got-it-goin-on/

Permanently barred from the US for using LSD

Andrew Feldmar's story has been making the rounds for the past couple of months. Feldmar is a Canadian psychotherapist who wrote about his LSD experiences in the late 1960s who has been PERMANENTLY BARRED from enterin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/permanently-barred-from-the-us-for-using-lsd/

Camp Okutta Lets Kids Play with Grenades and Land Mines!

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Betcha didn't have this kind of summer camp when you were growing up: Camp Okutta, a kid's camp with activities like throwing grenade and setting up land mines!A dream camp for gun enthusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/camp-okutta-lets-kids-play-with-grenades-and-land-mines/

EyeClops: Microscope for Your TV

If you ever had a toy microscope as a kid, you'll probably find this neat: EyeClops is like a handheld microscope that plugs into a TV - it will magnify 200 times and display the image right on the TV screen.Plus it look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/eyeclops-microscope-for-your-tv/

S&M Moving *Snicker*

Neatorama reader Solo took a photo of this special S&M Moving Systems truck while stuck in traffic.I wonder what they move ....Link [Flickr] - Thanks Solo!For more shenanigans like this, check out N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/sm-moving-snicker/

Quite Interesting Indeed!

Series 1, Episode 1 Part 1/3 [YouTube]Neatorama reader cuimnhe tuned us in to QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), a very funny British quiz show hosted by comedian Stephen Fry. For us Yanks, who do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/quite-interesting-indeed/

Tara Donovan's Mega Sculptures Made From Everyday Objects

Time for something neat? Take a look at Tara Donovan's artwork: large sculptures made from everyday objects like plastic drinking straws, hot-glued styrofoam cups (above), paper plates, and pencils.You won't be disappoin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/tara-donovans-mega-sculptures-made-from-everyday-objects/

59-year-old college football player.

Mike Flynt’s biggest regret was getting kicked off his college football team in his senior year -37 years ago. So he checked his eligibility and joined the team once again at Sul Ross State in Texas! He is eight y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/59-year-old-college-football-player/

Spanish lesson: how to roll your Rs

BoingBoing had a post about a cool video on the Latin video cable mun2's (mundos') website the other day. Here's another one from the same site - sexy Ivy Queen, the Queen of Reggaeton - teaches us how to roll our Rs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/spanish-lesson-how-to-roll-your-rs/

John Safran takes on the Mormons

From the very clever and very funny John Safran vs. God from Australia, now playing on Sundance Channel - as well as on YouTube and BitTorrent. (If you like Safran, check out his Music Jamboree show, also available wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/john-safran-takes-on-the-mormons/

Rabbit With Four Ears

Residents in North Bakersfield, California aren't seeing double, a wild rabbit they've spotted has four ears. The residents have named the rabbit ‘Pete’ and he was discovered among three mundane bunnies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/rabbit-with-four-ears/

Still Driving His First Car at 84

Clarence Cleveland Curtiss, of Shelton, is still driving around in his 1929 Ford Model A, which he bought from a Derby man for $10 in 1938. Link - via ebr303...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/still-driving-his-first-car-at-84/

CPU Desk.

Matt Tovey collected several hundred old CPUs during a company upgrade and made this awesome desktop! Then he posted the process with pictures. Link -via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/cpu-desk/

The Hand of St. Stephen.

This ornate reliquary houses the mummified hand of St. Stephen (975-1038), the first crowned king of Hungary. The relic is still venerated in remembrance of Stephen's conversion of the Magyars and unification of Hungary....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/the-hand-of-st-stephen/

Pet Bobcat Knows How to Use Toilet

Neatorama reader Sharon Glidden sent us this YouTube clip, which is amazing for two reasons: First, they've got a pet bobcat named Ginger. Second, the bobcat has taught herself to use the toilet (too bad she can't flush....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/pet-bobcat-knows-how-to-use-toilet/

Can Emotion Help Robot Do a Better Job?

Can robot use emotions to do a better job? Mehdi Dastani and colleagues at Utrech University in the Netherlands are "giving" robot 22 artificial emotions like anger, hope, fear and joy, to see if "feelings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/can-emotion-help-robot-do-a-better-job/

Strange Toys by Sang Won Sung

Sang Won Sung created these wonderfully bizarre toy/art - check out the rest of his creations here: Link - via Why not?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/strange-toys-by-sang-won-sung/

USB Light Glows as You Type

This strange USB-connected lamp called Think Light glows brighter and changes color as you type faster and faster! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/usb-light-glows-as-you-type/

Jennifer Zwick's Photography: The Reader

I just love this photo by Jennifer Zwick titled The Reader, 2005 - if children can be inspired to read like this, perhaps we won't have the embarrassing recent poll result showing a quarter of Americans didn't r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/jennifer-zwicks-photography-the-reader/

Wonderful Shadow Puppetry.

Raymond Crowe, an Australian, offers a captivating shadow puppetry performance with the music “What a Wonderful World” playing in the background. Hit play or go to Link [Metacafe]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/wonderful-shadow-puppetry/

Redheads Face Extinction

Word from the scientists is that redheads may become extinct as early as 2060! The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world's population has natural red hair, creat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/redheads-face-extinction/

Case Mod Contest 2007

Many amazing creations in this year's "ExtremeTech Case Mod Contest", some that we've seen on Neatorama’s Ultimate Case Mod Page. Featured above is the Atlas Mech Mod. http://www.extremetech.com/slidesho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/case-mod-contest-2007/

What is It? Game 34

This week's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange device - can you guess what it is? More clues at the What is it? blog.Place your guess in the comment section, but please post no UR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/what-is-it-game-34/

Retro Video Games Boss Gallery

I was a sucky video game player, so many times I never get to the first boss, let alone the final boss. Luckily, Pixel-Heroes has a gallery screen shots of various bosses of many retro games.http://www.pixel-heroes.de/bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/retro-video-games-boss-gallery/

The Godfather Poster Made From Entire Script of the Movie

Los Angeles Pop Art created this poster of the 1972 classic The Godfather out of the entire script of the movie (using a technique called "micrography," where tiny words are fashioned to create an imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/the-godfather-poster-made-from-entire-script-of-the-movie/

Paper Bridge

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed this "paper bridge" made out of cardboard tubes:Built half a mile from the Pont du Gard -- a section of ancient Roman bridge classed as a UN World Heritage site -- Shiger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/23/paper-bridge/










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