Archive for October 30th, 2007

20 Things You Didn't Know About Living In Space

Zero gravity has some strange effects. You grow taller, your nose feels stuffy, and you become constipated. The upside is that you snore less! Discover Magazine has more surprising facts about living in space. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-living-in-space/

Inhabitants per Doctor

This infographic shows the ratio of inhabitants per doctor in countries the world over. Cuba seems to be doing great; sub-Saharan Africa, not so much. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/inhabitants-per-doctor/

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Dylan Songs

Need an inspiration for a costume this Halloween? All you need is Bob Dylan! Here are some costume ideas from the lyrics of Bob Dylan's songs:Gallery at Seattle Weekly by Brian J. Barr, illustrated by Michael Dougan - *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/halloween-costumes-inspired-by-dylan-songs/

Fake Excuses for Sale

John Liddell got an idea: some people are going to pretend they're sick and play hooky from work, so why not profit from their malingering? So John created Excused Absence Network, a website that sells excuse notes that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/fake-excuses-for-sale/

Universcale

Universcale is a neat interactive Flash website by Nikon (unveiled last year, if I'm not mistaken), which allows you to play around with the idea of "scales." With a simple click of the mouse, you can see objec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/universcale/

Antique Rotating Eyeball Skull Clocks

The Watchismo Times has a post about a series of rare clocks that were built by Oswald of Germany between 1926 and 1944. The dials are represented as the eyes separating the hours on the left and minutes to the righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/antique-rotating-eyeball-skull-clocks/

Suzan Woodruff paintings

Suzan Woodruff makes paintings that seem both large and small scale: like satellite photos of coastlines or weather patterns, like macro photography of ink, oil and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/suzan-woodruff-paintings/

Mickey Feio

That means “Ugly Mickey.” This blog collects depictions of Mickey Mouse that aren’t quite what Disney had in mind. This image is by artist Danilo Beyruth. It’s in Portuguese, but the art speaks for its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/mickey-feio/

WikiPediaVision

WikiPediaVision is a visualization of edits to the English Wikipedia, almost the same time as they happen. These are not all the edits, only those that will fit into the time frame and are not registered users...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/wikipediavision/

The War of the World Book Covers Throughout the Ages

H.G. Well's classic The War of the Worlds has been continuously in print for over 100 years - here is an image collection of 318 book covers from 1898 to the present: http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/wotw.html -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/the-war-of-the-world-book-covers-throughout-the-ages/

Spider Made from Scissors Confiscated at the Airport

Christopher Locke of Heartless Machine took scissors confiscated from travelers at the airport and turned them into this spider sculpture!Try to get that past airport security! Link - via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/spider-made-from-scissors-confiscated-at-the-airport/

World's Largest Shotgun

The 10-feet long, 2-in barreled weapon, called the Punt Gun, is the longest shotgun in the world.In the late 1800s, a hunter could use this gun to sneak up on a raft of sleeping ducks, fire a single shot (which consists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/worlds-largest-shotgun/

When Darth Vader Fell in Love ...

Darth Vader ... in love?! Here's a very well done comedy sketch from The Peter Serafinowicz Show, where Darth Vader fell in love with Commander Ada Larkin, a female co-worker wearing a pink cape and helmet.Link [embedded...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/when-darth-vader-fell-in-love/

Larry and Sergey's Halloween Costume Caricature: 'Ghoul'gle

Get Elastic Blog commissioned a caricature of what Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin should dress as this Halloween: a 'Ghoul'gle!Larger pic (and caption contest) here: Link - Thanks Linda Bustos!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/larry-and-sergeys-halloween-costume-caricature-ghoulgle/

Would a Speed Walker Walk or Run When Chased by Sword-Wielding Samurais?

Japanese game show Hey! Spring of Trivia played this funny prank on racewalking champion Jefferson Perez:They wanted to see what would happen if Perez was attacked by a gang of sword-wielding samurai: would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/would-a-speed-walker-walk-or-run-when-chased-by-sword-wielding-samurais/

Trivia: World's Shortest National Motto

The motto of Norfolk Island is "Inasmuch"Norfolk Island, a small inhabited island and Australian territory in the Pacific island, took its motto from Matthew 25:40 "Inasmuch as ye did it not to one o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/trivia-worlds-shortest-national-motto/

38 Essential facts about Frankenstein

Did you know the first Frankenstein movie came out in 1910? That David Prowse of Star Wars fame played the monster in three movies? What year Frankenstein 1970 was released (it’s not what you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/30/38-essential-facts-about-frankenstein/




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