Archive for November 19th, 2007

The Model of a Psychopharmacologist

(YouTube link) Sung by Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, of the Neurosciences Education Institute, with apologies to Gilbert and Sulivan. -via OmniBrain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-model-of-a-psychopharmacologist/

Tampon Turkey Centerpiece

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? Why not add a little "flair" to your tablesetting by making this turkey centerpiece made from ... tampons!Another crafty creation from the folks at Tampon Crafts: Link - Thank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/tampon-turkey-centerpiece/

Working for the Man

"Admit it. No matter how good or bad the job, past or present, we're all just 'working for the man,' whether we mean it jokingly or seriously," said Jeffrey Yamaguchi, the author of Working for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/working-for-the-man/

Video: Can we grow energy?

Juan Enriquez says we don't know for sure where coal, oil, and gas come from. But the consensus is that they're derived from ancient plants = they're "concentrated sunlight." So can we accelerate the process?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/video-can-we-grow-energy/

He Was Once

This is a must see film by Mary Hestand. This surreal, live-action Davey and Goliath inspired short will leave you puzzled. Goliath is a punk rock footstool and Davey turns his ear around backwards on his head while hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/he-was-once/

Stuck Santa

Santa Claus made his entrance at a Texas mall over the weekend. Since theree was no chimney, Santa rappelled down the side of the building... almost. He became stuck about 30 feet from the ground. "And what happened...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/stuck-santa/

Rabbit with Kittens

In the latest installment of cute interspecies adoption, Summer the rabbit has become bonded with a litter of abandoned kittens. Veterinary nurse Melanie Humble took the kittens home to foster, expecting her cat Ellie to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/rabbit-with-kittens/

How well do you know your world?

In this geography game, click as close to the prompted location as you can, but remember, speed counts! I scored 353,403 points through ten levels, not high enough to play the last two levels. Link -via Militant Playtpus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/how-well-do-you-know-your-world/

The True Origin of Hip-Hop Music

(YouTube link) In the latest Chinese viral video advertising series from Nokia, the story goes that hip hop originated in the 60s in a farming village in Inner Mongolia. The master of the art is a 60-year-old who goes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-true-origin-of-hip-hop-music/

Vikings-Packers Game in Time-Lapse Photography

Using time-lapse photography, Journal Sentinel photographer Tom Lynn offers a day in the life of a game at Lambeau Field. Tom began by stationing a Canon EOS Mark II digital camera, mounted with a 16mm lens, atop t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/vikings-packers-game-in-time-lapse-photography/

Animal Crossing Tragedy

Get your hankies ready as you watch this story from YTMND about the game Animal Crossing. Then call your mother. Link -via Metafilter (The link was hijacked earlier; it's fixed now)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/animal-crossing-tragedy/

Why Don't We Have a Word for That?

The following is reprinted from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: World of Odd.Americans excel at inventing colorful expressions and slang, but it turns out other countries are pretty good at it, too. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/why-dont-we-have-a-word-for-that/

Pascal's Wager on Global Warming

Here's an interesting video where a guy applied Pascal's wager [wiki] on global warming. YouTube user johnq5, a science teacher, asked this question: what is the consequence if global warming is false and we spend tons o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/pascals-wager-on-global-warming/

Robber Armed with a ... Staple Gun!

A Kentucky man went into an ice cream store and demanded money, or he would shoot the workers with ... staples!Gerald A. Rocchi, 32, was arrested shortly after he flashed a chrome-plated stapler at an employee of The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/robber-armed-with-a-staple-gun/

R2-D2 Soy Sauce Container

Star Wars figures are fun but not very practical. That's probably the reason why this Japanese company made a functional R2-D2 figure: it doubles as a soy sauce dispenser!http://www.strapya-world.com/products/23...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/r2-d2-soy-sauce-container/

Lightsaber Battle in Toronto

Photo: Roger CullmanLori Kufner and Kevin Bracken of NewMindSpace have organized a fun and free urban "party" where people are invited to be parts of a public art installation, like a pillow fight and massive b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/lightsaber-battle-in-toronto/

Bowling Pin Boys c. 1910

Photo: Lewis Wickes Hine (1910) - larger pic at Library of CongressBowling is an ancient sport - archaeologists have discovered primitive bowling balls and pins in an Egyptian tomb dating to 5200 BC.But before the mechan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/bowling-pin-boys-c-1910/

The 25 Greatest Viral Videos Ever

Mark Sullivan of PC World composed the 25 greatest viral video list ever.This one to the left is the 2004 Presidential Campaign parody "This Land is Your Land," created by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis of the now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-25-greatest-viral-videos-ever/

When He's Not Drinking, He's Just Moby to His Friends!

Super Punch just turned me on to what I'm sure will be a regular read: cartoons by brian over at Shoebox (a tiny little division of Hallmark) blog.If this one above isn't obvious, then you probably slept through your hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/when-hes-not-drinking-hes-just-moby-to-his-friends/

Painted Traffic Signal Boxes in Brisbane

Photo: C.y.flo [Flickr]This picture is but one of a large collection of painted traffic signal boxes in Brisbane, Australia. What a great way to beautify a drab, utilitarian urban fixture! Link [Flickr] - via Scribal Ter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/painted-traffic-signal-boxes-in-brisbane/

The Art of Waterboarding

In 1978, Cambodian artist Vann Nath was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge. Turned out, his artistic ability was what kept him alive: out of 14,000 people who was imprisoned, Vann was only one of 7 to leave alive.After prison...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-art-of-waterboarding/

Money Portrait Origami

We've featured a number of money origami websites on Neatorama before, but Hasegawa Yosuke's folded currencies are something else: he focused on the faces of presidents, national heroes, and royalties that adorn many of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/money-portrait-origami/

New Zealand: Fat? No Immigration For You!

Richie Trezise emigrated to New Zealand when he got a job there, so naturally he wanted his wife Rowan to come over. But the New Zealand immigration department rejected her request because she was too fat! (They were afr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/new-zealand-fat-no-immigration-for-you/

Charmion: Trapeeze/Striptease Artist

The Human Marvels has a post about Laverie Vallee, better known as Charmion, a "strongwoman" who performed risqué (by the standards back then) striptease while swinging on the trapeeze!The act opened...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/charmion-trapeezestriptease-artist/

The Color of Fields of Study in College: What Those Sashes Worn During Graduation Ceremony Actually Signify

In the late 1800s, universities in the United States adopted the standardization of cap and gowns students wear to graduation ceremonies:European institutions have always had diversity in their academic dress, but Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-color-of-fields-of-study-in-college-what-those-sashes-worn-during-graduation-ceremony-actually-signify/

Christmas Tree Ornament Wishes You an Enjoyable (Last) Holiday

From etsy seller tinaseamonster, here's a Christmas tree ornament that wishes you an enjoyable holiday season! Link - via Miniature Brainwave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/christmas-tree-ornament-wishes-you-an-enjoyable-last-holiday/

Need a Reason to Quit Smoking?

Hit play or follow the link to watch this guy distilling the tar contained in two boxes of cigarettes. Now, don't smoke! Link to Metacafe video - via Geeks a Sexy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/need-a-reason-to-quit-smoking/

The Gettysburg Address, Reimagined

President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 (144 years ago today). But what if President Lincoln were a modern CEO? Then his Gettysburg Address would be given as a Powerpoint pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/the-gettysburg-address-reimagined/

Robot Cockroaches Fool the Real Things

Researchers in Belgium infiltrated cockroach colonies with robots in order to study their group behavior. The robots didn’t look much like cockroaches, but the roaches didn’t mind as long as they smelled rig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/19/robot-cockroaches-fool-the-real-things/




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