Archive for August 30th, 2007

"El Pulpo," the polydactyly pitcher

This post earlier today mentioned a boy born with 24 digits. My all-time favorite baseball player is Antonio Alfonseca, currently on the Phillies. Wikipedia says: His nicknames are El Pulpo ("The Octopus")...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/el-pulpo-the-polydactyly-pitcher/

Make your own non-Newtonian slime.

Instructables has step-by-step instructions for making your own Rheopectic slime. The slime we made is a Non Newtonian fluid and is rheopectic which means it shows an increase on its apparent viscosity with time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/make-your-own-non-newtonian-slime/

Visual Recognition Memory

Test your Visual Recognition Memory for faces, objects, and names. I scored slightly below average on all three tests. The test is simple to understand and takes about 15 minutes, unless you blaze through it like I did....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/visual-recognition-memory/

Giant Spider Web

Photo: Tom Pennington / Star-TelegramIt's like a scene straight out of a horror flick: park rangers in Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas, found a giant communal spider web that spans 200-yard (183 m):If you hate creepy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/giant-spider-web/

Up Butt Coconut

Neatorama reader Nathan saw our Butt Biting Bug post and that reminded him of an animation he did last year: Up Butt Coconut.It's so cheeky fun and horrible at the same time. Again, I apologize in advance if you get the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/up-butt-coconut/

What If Jack Bauer Was a Environment-Loving Lefty

Daniel Chun, a writer for The Simpsons, found out that they've cast liberal activist, comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo on Fox's hit (and conservative) show 24. So he got to work imagining how the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/what-if-jack-bauer-was-a-environment-loving-lefty/

Necco Wafer Art

Baltimore-based artist Denise Tassin likes Necco wafers, a chalky sugar wafer snack made in Boston. Actually, I don't know if she likes to eat them (Necco is famous for being "the candy nobody likes") but she d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/necco-wafer-art/

Post-It Notes Ray Charles

19-year-old David Alvarez of Wenatchee Valley College in Washington used more than 2,000 Post-it Notes to make this giant image of Ray Charles:He spent three months constructing the mosaic, sometimes sacrificing scho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/post-it-notes-ray-charles/

Cross Country Drive

In this impressive video clip, Neatorama reader Ben Wiseley spliced together pictures taken during the entire length of a cross country drive (from Seattle to Boston) into a 15 minute visual tour de force.Link [...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/cross-country-drive/

As Slow as Possible: a Musical Piece to be Played Over 639 Years!

In 1987, John Cage composed a musical piece titled Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible), with instruction that it should be played as slow as possible.But how slow? In a 1997 conference for organists, musicia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/as-slow-as-possible-a-musical-piece-to-be-played-over-639-years/

DIY Pimp Cup

Carl Huber of theWAREHOUSE blog has the guide on how to make your very own Pimp Cup:Not to rain on your parade, but you probably can't afford the thousands of dollars rappers spend on their glorified dixie cups. Mayb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/diy-pimp-cup/

Everyone needs a friend sometimes.

Found at Best Pic Ever. http://bestpicever.com/pic-645-Panda-needs-a-friend -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/everyone-needs-a-friend-sometimes/

Auditions for Mario Villains

So that's how the villains of Super Mario Bros. came to be! Here's a funny story about Mario, Luigi, and the Princess auditioning for the bad guys in the classic game. Written by Michael Feldman and Tina Huang....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/auditions-for-mario-villains/

Partial Face Transplants

Who is this? See the comments if you don’t know. Some very good Photoshop users made portraits by using the left side of one person’s face, and the right side of another. Cover half the face with your han...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/partial-face-transplants/

In the Year 2000

The new In the Year 2000 Flickr group is a place for "images depicting futuristic speculation from magazines and books from the past". Link [Flickr] - via Boing Boing Gadgets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/in-the-year-2000/

Baby Born With 12 Fingers and Toes

From The Daily News: Seven pound Jeshuah Fuller was born yesterday with six fingers on each hand and six toes on both feet. While one in 2,000 babies is born with an extra finger or toe, it's much rarer to have ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/baby-born-with-12-fingers-and-toes/

Hello Credit.

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories took a RFID credit card apart to see what was inside. The works are so small, they will fit into almost anything (Windell is asking for suggestions). Then he modded it into a Hello Kitty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/hello-credit/

Diamond-studded luxury lederhosen

Austrian designer Christian Wohlmuther recently sold a pair of "personalized luxury lederhosen," studded with 166 diamonds, for $114,000. Read this article to see a photo of the lederhosen and who bought them. I fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/diamond-studded-luxury-lederhosen/

6 Sports Too Deadly for Gym Class.

Ten people died this year at a kite-flying competition in Pakistan. The Dakar Rally has been responsible for 48 competitor deaths. Pole vaulting has the highest death rate of any American sport! That’s just the *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/6-sports-too-deadly-for-gym-class/

Miss S.C. Teen USA's Geography Pop Quiz.

Lauren Upton has already found a job due to her internet fame! She is hosting the Miss S.C. Teen USA's Geography Pop Quiz at People Magazine. See if you can answer seven geography questions. If not, Lauren will explain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/miss-sc-teen-usas-geography-pop-quiz/

Star Wars Simpsons Intro.

I honestly thought this Star Wars/Simpsons mashup was from the TV show, but it was done by animator Rich Cando (who also did Star Dudes). You get to hear Darth Vader say "D'oh!" Link -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/star-wars-simpsons-intro/

What is It? Game 35

Yay! It's time for another round of Neatorama's guessing game, in collaboration with the always intriguing What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange object is for?More photos (and clues about its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/what-is-it-game-35/

Hacker Got New Wheels for Unlocking the iPhone

Remember George Hotz, the teenager who unlocked the iPhone for use with other providers than AT&T? He has just traded in his unlocked phones for a shiny new Nissan 350Z!Woohoo! Go geeks! Link - via i-am-bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/hacker-got-new-wheels-for-unlocking-the-iphone/

Over The Top Gadgets

Where would the world be without overpriced, over-the-top gadgets like this crystal-esconced Tivoli Audio radio and MP3 player? PC World has a gallery of the world's most extravagant gadgets for you to gawk at: http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/over-the-top-gadgets/

World's Ugliest Jugs

Miss C wrote a highly entertaining article for our blog pal mental_floss: a list of the world's ugliest jugs (real jugs, you perv!) They're ceramic jugs with faces - really ugly ones:Jerry Brown heard that slaves mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/worlds-ugliest-jugs/

World's Wackiest Festivals

Photo: John D. McHughHere's a fantastic photoessay from Time Magazine, titled The World's Wackiest Holiday, featuring such gems as Scotland's Up Helly-Aa Viking festival (above), Summer Redneck Games, Spain's To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/worlds-wackiest-festivals/

Vector Art

Maria of Limkis.com has an awesome gallery of vector art, all created in Adobe Illustrator! Link - Thanks Greg Taylor!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/vector-arts/






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