Archive for September 30th, 2007

DNA Tattoo

Since Carl Zimmer at The Loom asked about people with science tattoos (reported previously on Neatorama), he has received over 70 submissions for his Flickr set. Especially worth noting is this tattoo of an intricately...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/dna-tattoo/

Stop! and read the sign.

Authorities in Oak Lawn, Illinois are adding gag signs beneath regular stop signs to catch drivers’ attentions. The new signs say such things as: STOP . . . • *In the Naame of Love • *And Smell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/stop-and-read-the-sign/

Saguaro Moon

Photo: Stefan SeipThis amazing photo, titled Saguaro Moon, is that of a Harvest Moon, named such because farmers could work well into the night by moonlight at the end of the growing season to harvest crops.There's a lar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/saguaro-moon/

Trivia: the National Anthem of Spain is Hummed, Not Sung

The national anthem of Spain, La Marcha Real ("The Royal March") has no official lyrics. In 2007, the Spanish Olympic committee asked the public to submit lyrics proposal so people can sing in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/trivia-the-national-anthem-of-spain-is-hummed-not-sung/

Andrea Acosta's B-Side Street Sign Art

There are many graffiti masquerading as "urban art" in defacing street signs, but this true artwork by Colombian artist Andrea Acosta is something else: her artwork is on "the b-side" of the signs!Par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/andrea-acostas-b-side-street-sign-art/

New World Speed Record for Mountain Bike

Markus "Hercules" Stoeckl, a 33 year old Austrian man, broke the World Speed Record for mountain bikes. He hit a top speed of 130.7 mph (210.3 kmph) on his bike - oh, and did I mention it was on snow?H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/new-world-speed-record-for-mountain-bike/

Quote: William Gibson on the Internet

"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it." - William Gibson, sci-fi author and coiner of the word "cyberspace" (1948-)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/quote-william-gibson-on-the-internet/

5 Hotspots for Dying Languages

An article at Anthropology.net summarizes an alarming trend of the extinction of languages, particularly in Northern Australia, Central South America, North America's upper Pacific coastal zone, Eastern Siberia, and Okla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/5-hotspots-for-dying-languages/

ZIPskinny

Enter your zip code in the application ZIPskinny and find information from the 2000 census report. I found some odd facts about the people in my zip code. Only 3.5% are unemployed, yet 22.5% are below the poverty level....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/zipskinny/

Wine Jug Furniture

Wine company Carlo Rossi is challenging its customers to make something out of its wine jugs. The Jug Simple Furniture Collection was used as examples. See a wine jug chandelier, speaker system, lamp, bookshelves, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/09/30/wine-jug-furniture/






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