Archive for October 4th, 2007

Crow-Cam Reveals Tool Use

A research team led by Christian Rutz of the University of Oxford mounted tiny cameras on the tails of crows to study their behavior in the wild. The study found that crows use tools (sticks, leaves, blades of grass) m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/crow-cam-reveals-tool-use/

Strange Ride

You would have to be totally insane to ride this amusement park ride. I bet they waited in line, too! Push play or go to Glumbert. -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/strange-ride/

Bonobo Handshake

Vanessa Woods studies Bonobos. She is a researcher with the Hominoid Psychology Research Group, and is currently in Africa doing field work. Bonobo share 98.7% of our DNA, equal to our more famous cousins, chimpanze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/bonobo-handshake/

Angry Man Sawed House in Two!

66-year-old Rodney Rogers got mad when he got into a disagreement with his homebuilders, so he decided to cut his house in two!Rodney Rogers, 66, had made an agreement with his friends, the Bowers, to buy a house the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/angry-man-sawed-house-in-two/

World Record for Largest Thriller Dance

"Thrill the World" is a project by Ines Markeljevic to break the Guiness World Record for the Largest Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson's Thriller! It's scheduled for October 27/28, 2007 - and you, too, can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/world-record-for-largest-thriller-dance/

Monster Crochet

MonsterCrochet has a neat collection of tomatoes and citrus fruits that are crocheted to look like monsters! These ones to the left are named "Saucy Threadgood" and "Ruth Tomatoson" by Sue of Good Yar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/monster-crochet/

Hotel Chevalier: free Wes Anderson film feat. Natalie Portman (with nasty bits)

Having experienced India's train system as a young man, I am eagerly anticipating Wes Anderson's new film The Darjeeling Limited. (I seem to remember a train called The Silver Zephyr on my Indian journey...) Hotel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/hotel-chevalier-free-wes-anderson-film-feat-natalie-portman-with-nasty-bits/

Beat me in the head with a shovel

Britain's SkyNews investigates a new material called D3O by repeatedly hitting a guy in the head and knee with a shovel. You'd think they could have scraped up a less ridiculous hat. YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/beat-me-in-the-head-with-a-shovel/

Vodou Brooklyn

Stephanie Keith met a Vodou priest at a Buddhist interfaith event in New York. He invited her to photograph and experience the religious world of his Haitian culture. Ten ceremonies later, she offers her imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/vodou-brooklyn/

Face Fun

Young kids will enjoy this: Click the buttons to change each feature of a funny face. The features are mainly composed of random objects that fit just enough to make a recognizable face. Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/face-fun/

The Jelly-fish

It’s a home that floats! Up to six people can live in it. There are five levels, both above and below water level. Equipped with electrical generator and water storage. It can be yours for only $2.5 million! htt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/the-jelly-fish/

Travel Just With One Bag

There’s no question: overpacking tops the list of biggest travel mistakes. Thus this Web site, offering exhaustive (some might say exhausting!) detail on the art and science of travelling light, going pretty much a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/travel-just-with-one-bag/

The Human LCD

This video shows the boys from South Korea cheering for their soccer teams with their clothes rather than using cards. They have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or clo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/the-human-lcd/

Happy Birthday, Sputnik!

Today it's exactly 50 years since the Soviet Union launched their Sputnik 1 - the world's first artificial satellite to be put into geocentric orbit. Link [Wikipedia] - via PrylfeberSpace, satellite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/happy-birthday-sputnik/

Ferrari Globetrotter

Shell commercial featuring a Ferraris racing through major world cities. Make sure to turn your speakers up so you can hear the sound of the engine. Link [YouTube] - via core77ferrari, shell, commercial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/ferrari-globetrotter/

Asteroid Named After Star Trek Actor

Yay for George Takei! The actor who played Hikaru Sulu on the epic TV series Star Trek has just gotten an asteroid named after him! An asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been renamed 7307 Takei in honor o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/asteroid-named-after-star-trek-actor/

Lise Meitner: Mother of the Atom Bomb

The following is an article from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom ReaderYou've heard of physics J. Robert Oppenheimer, the "father of the A-Bomb." But have you head of Lise Meitner? Her discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/lise-meitner-mother-of-the-atom-bomb/

Giant VHS Tape as 2001 Space Odyssey's Monolith

Artist David Herbert of Seattle, Washington, created this monolith à la Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey from a giant VHS videocasette of the movie!Link to David's website (tons of other great art) - via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/giant-vhs-tape-as-2001-space-odysseys-monolith/

Quotes of Batman Lecturing Robin

Here's a (tripod!) website with tons of funny quotes of Batman lecturing Robin, as seen in the 1960's Adam West Batman TV series. For example:Batman: "Better put 5 cents in the meter."Robin: "No police...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/quotes-of-batman-lecturing-robin/

Unusual Uses of Animals in the Military

From Cynical-C, here are the 7 strangest military animals. For example, here's the cat bomb:The most creative way to use a cat as a weapon happened in World War II. The United States’ OSS (Office of Strategic Servi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/unusual-uses-of-animals-in-the-military/

Dante Gabriel Rossetti on Atheists

"The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank." - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, artist (1828-1882)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/dante-gabriel-rossetti-on-atheists/

Where the Great Old Ones Are

"Where the Great Old Ones Are" is a fantastic mash-up of HP Lovecraft and Maurice Sendak (of Where the Wild Things Are). Drawn by Toren "MacBin" Atkinson, who will put it on a T-shirt for you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/where-the-great-old-ones-are/

Sun Tattoo

Yu-Chiao Wang decided to combine tattooing and tanning to create: Sun Tattoo! All you have to do is wear the specially stenciled robe, turn on the UV and voilà: temporary tan line tattoos.Link - via Miniature Brai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/sun-tattoo/

Living at the Mall (For Real!)

Artist Michael Townsend was inspired by a Christmas-time ad about how wonderful it would be if he could live at the mall. And so, for a project on mall life, he built himself an apartment in the mall's parking lot!Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/living-at-the-mall-for-real/

Trivia: Wolverine on Food Theft Prevention

To prevent other animals from stealing its food, the wolverine marks it with urine and foul-smelling musk (a fluid secreted from its anal glands)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/trivia-wolverine-on-food-theft-prevention/

Annie Vought's Papercut Typography

Annie Vought elevates "writing" into a new artform: she painstakingly cut out letters and words out of paper to create a gorgeous typographic display of words and their shadows.Link - via Random Good Stuff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/04/annie-voughts-papercut-typography/
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