Archive for September 2nd, 2007

Anonymous Stars

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. You've watched them work, you've heard them speak - but you've probably never heard their names. They're the actor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/anonymous-stars/

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is a natural phenomenon that looks manmade! Around 40,000 columns of basalt left by volcanos have peculiarly geometric shapes. Legend attributes the formations to the Iri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/the-giants-causeway/

Insect Songs

Hear snippets of the sounds made by twenty different common “singing” insects, such as katydids and crickets. I recognized several from my own backyard! You’ll also want to explore other parts of the S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/insect-songs/

Jelly Battle

This is a cute multiplayer game. In Jelly Battle you need to destroy the other jelly men on the keyboard by jumping on keys with icons. Some icons boost health and give you weapons, whilst others will deplete your he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/jelly-battle/

Rubik’s-Solving Robots

You might think that having a robot solve your Rubik’s Cube takes the fun out of the toy. But robots are cool, and Straydog Scraps has eight different puzzle-solving robots, with videos. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/rubiks-solving-robots/

Own your very own animatronic brain

It's called "Brian The Brain." This animatronic brain incorporates The Concise encyclopedia from Britannica®, a dictionary, and a world history timeline, and uses voice recognition technology to respond to ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/own-your-very-own-animatronic-brain/

"King Tooth" Pulled Train with Teeth!

Rathakrishnan Velu, nicknamed "King Tooth," has set the new world record for heaviest weight pulled with teeth: a seven-coach train weighing 297.1 tonne (655,000 lbs)!"I don't know what toothpaste he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/king-tooth-pulled-train-with-teeth/

Canbot by Sarkis Papazyan

Sarkis Papazyan made this excellent spray can robot art: Link - via Notcot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/canbot-by-sarkis-papazyan/

Biggest Hole in the Universe

Astronomers have just found the largest hole EVAR (or insert your best pun here): a billion-light-year across hole in the Universe, empty of normal matters like stars, galaxies, gas, and even the mysterious dark matter.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/biggest-hole-in-the-universe/

Chupacabra Found in Texas?

Photo: Eric Gay/APWas the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra found (at last) in Texas? Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra."It is one ugly creature," Canio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/chupacabra-found-in-texas/

Haute Couture: Dairy Queen Ice Cream Hair!

Where would this blog be without haute couture? Here's the latest creation of Japanese designer Eri Utsugi, called "mercibeaucoup."It looked like what you'd expect if you combine Dairy Queen ice cream with fash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/haute-couture-dairy-queen-ice-cream-hair/

Chinese Mountain Cat

After a four-year effort, conservationists have the first photographs of the elusive Chinese mountain cat, taken by remote cameras triggered by body heat. "These [new camera-trap] pictures will call attention to o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/chinese-mountain-cat/

The Ecosphere

The Ecosphere is a sealed globe containing algae, shrimp, and gravel. You control the temperature and the amount of light it receives, otherwise, the system can sustains itself for several years! An abrasive magnet can b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/the-ecosphere/

Jack Daniel's Fudge

Double cooked for extra flavour, this mouth-watering fudge is seriously addictive and makes a tasty treat for your loved ones. Most of the alcohol is evaporated off in the manufacturing process, yet the age o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/jack-daniels-fudge/

Only 13% Of The September Issue Of Vogue Is Editorial

Of Vogue’s 840 pages, 727 are ads. Via Pixelsurgeon. (Actually that's good news to me. The best part of most magazines, and especially fashion magazines, is the ads.)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/only-13-of-the-september-issue-of-vogue-is-editorial/

Monstrom: a Stop Motion Animation about Haircut

From the kings of stop-motion animation, here's Monstrom, a new clip by Paul Cummings and Tony Fiandaca (who brought you the excellent Tony vs. Paul). This new clip got animated human hair! Ick!Hit play or go to Link [Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/monstrom-a-stop-motion-animation-about-haircut/

The Modern and Ancient Egypt

Image: graspnext [Flickr]Here's one of the best photos I've seen in a while, a fantastic shot of the modern urban sprawl of Cairo with the ancient pyramids of Giza in the background, taken by Flickr user graspnext.Here's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/the-modern-and-ancient-egypt/

Living Tables

Here's an excellent idea to liven up your next gala: Living Tables, designed by Julie Winterhalter, that will not only serve your guests, but entertain them as well! Link[Update 9/2/07: Oops, a duplicate! Miss C blogged...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/living-tables-2/

More Typographical Music Video, by Cuarteto de Nos

I recently posted about typographical motion music videos, where the lyrics are artfully spelled out as neat graphics as the song is sung. Here's another great example: Ya No Sé Que Hacer Conmigo by Cuart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/more-typographical-music-video-by-cuarteto-de-nos/

Evil Skull Doilies by Hildur Bjarnadóttir

That's no ordinary crotcheted doily! That's Hildur Bjarnadóttir's evil doily with crotcheted skulls all around: Link - via who killed bambi?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/evil-skull-doilies-by-hildur-bjarnadttir/

Putin, Kisser of Odd Things

Besides showing off his superior pecs, Russian president and heartthrob Vladimir Putin also loves to kiss many odd things.Like a young boy's stomach, dolphins, dog, and goat.Donklephant's got the photo evidence: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/putin-kisser-of-odd-things/

Orchid Uses Color and Sexual Seduction to Trick Wasp to Pollinate It

Orchid is the only plant whose flowers trick insect to pollinate them by using sexual deception. Anne Gaskett of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, discovered that one species of orchids use color to trick a male...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/orchid-uses-color-and-sexual-seduction-to-trick-wasp-to-pollinate-it/

Here's How to Deal with Drug Dealers: Tar and Feather 'em!

The people in south Belfast were sick and tired of drug dealers and the police who did nothing about them, so they took matters into their own hands: they tarred and feathered one of the bastards!The police, however, cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/heres-how-to-deal-with-drug-dealers-tar-and-feather-em/

This Whale's Tongue is the Size of a Car!

We've seen posted many casese of human deformities (like the Giant Hand post on Neatorama before) - here's one from the animal world: The carcass of a humback whale lies on an Alaskan beach. Scientists believe its de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/this-whales-tongue-is-the-size-of-a-car/

Worms That Grow Inside Your Face

Here's one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen in my life: worms that grow inside your face, possibly from eating infected dog meat.Skip this if you're queasy about these sorts of things (you've been warned!): H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/02/worms-that-grow-inside-your-face/






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