Archive for December 14th, 2007

MyMiniCity

Build your own city at MyMiniCity! Select a country, name your town, and then revisit to see it grow. I created Neatorama City, which is supposed to grow as more people visit. Last time I looked, there was a population...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/myminicity/

Living in a Cemetery

A vacant mausoleum can be a place for relaxation or entertainment. Residents in this area can come to this one and drop five pesos to sing karaoke.Bahag of Vice Magazine wrote a fascinating article titled "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/living-in-a-cemetery/

How Much Condo Real Estate You Get for €50,000 in Cities Around the World

anArchitecture blog calculated how much surface area one gets for every 50,000 Euros (about USD $73,400) in various cities in the world.For your convenience, here are the conversion:  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/how-much-condo-real-estate-you-get-for-50000-in-cities-around-the-world/

The Kingdom

Here's a neat infographical opening title sequence of Peter Berg's movie "The Kingdom," which explains the history of the US involvement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1932 in just four minutes. An oversi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/the-kingdom/

Why Time Seems to Slow Down in Moments of Danger

To find out if danger makes people experience time in slow motion, David Eagleman and colleagues sent volunteers tumbling down on a free-fall from great heights: To see if danger makes people experience time in slow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/why-time-seems-to-slow-down-in-moments-of-danger/

Rain Pod

Artist Tom Dukich (remember him from the WunderKat experiment we featured a while ago?) has created another work of art: an umbrella with an embedded iPod! Perfect for singing-along in the rain!Link [Flickr]This, and oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/rain-pod/

Scientists Can Now Genetically Manipulate Sexuality of Fruit Fly

David Featherstone and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a gene in fruit flies that control their sexual orientation!The team led by University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Davi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/scientists-can-now-genetically-manipulate-sexuality-of-fruit-fly/

Emily Barletta's Biology-Inspired Crocheted Artwork

Brooklyn artist Emily Barletta crocheted a series of artwork, titled My Biology, that takes inspiration from cells, fibers, veins as well as other microscopic biological structures!http://www.emily-b.net/ - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/emily-barlettas-biology-inspired-crocheted-artwork/

Stainless Steel Mouse

Gideontech user Filimon and Russian website modding.ru's admin spent nearly 8 months to create this awesome stainless steel mouse out of a Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical mouse. Link - via Gizmo Watch, thanks Naveen!*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/stainless-steel-mouse/

Man's "Holy Leg" Brutally Hacked Off

An 80-year-old man in India claimed to have a "holy leg" that could heal people of spiritual and physical problems if they touched it. But not anymore: Police say that the self-styled 'Godman' - who lives i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/mans-holy-leg-brutally-hacked-off/

Nasty Fish

There are some really scary-looking things hanging out underwater! This Wolf Fish is the least nasty picture I could find in the post The Ten Nastiest Fish of All Time. Not for the squeamish. http://www.anglin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/nasty-fish/

The Essay

(YouTube link) In this Nokia Telenor ad, a little girl reads her essay about the future, to the increasing consternation of the adults around her. -via Dark Roasted Blend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/the-essay/

Cubicle Makeover

Wired presents a gallery of cubicle makeovers from Kelley L. Moore featured in her book Cube Chic. These would really cheer up a drab, dull workspace, but they won’t make up for a lousy benefits package. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/cubicle-makeover/

Train Snow Plow Getting Stuck

Check out this powerful Snow Plow Train get stuck. At first I thought it would keep going but as massive as they are, mother nature has her way. Link: Youtubetrain, snow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/train-snow-plow-getting-stuck/

Building Modeled After Termite Mound

The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe may look just like any other tall buildings around the world, but it is quite different: it was modeled after termite mound!The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, typifies th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/building-modeled-after-termite-mound/

Rednecks Built a Spider Mech!

I hope this ain't fake, because it is soooo awesome! These guys created an 8-legged, gas-powered spider mech "because they could!"A: Three months to design ... six months to build. $15,000 budget and probab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/rednecks-built-a-spider-mech/

Google Stock Options Make Company Masseuse a Multimillionaire

I originally saw this on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and found the original New York Times article (from November 11, 2007) to re-post: (Photo by Misha Erwitt for the NY Times) In 1999, Bon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/google-stock-options-make-company-masseuse-a-multimillionaire/

Cold Warriors: Commuters Who Biked in Winter Snow

Are these people crazy? Apparently, there are a small group of "hardy, fossil fuel-eschewing cold warriors" in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, that brave snow and sub-zero temperature to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/cold-warriors-commuters-who-biked-in-winter-snow/

Iron Man in LEGO

We've posted a LEGO creation by Brickshelf Gallery user Arvo a while ago, but he has uploaded a new creation: this awesome Iron Man LEGO figure! Too bad there are no other pictures beside this one: http://www.brickshelf....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/iron-man-in-lego/

Centipede Arcade Game Tattoo

Photo: thee artful dodger [Flickr]Ben McCorkle of A Bubbling Cauldron of Rank Miscellany blog sent us this photo of his tattoo, inspired by the 80s Centipede arcade game by Atari! It was inked by artist f14hellkat. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/centipede-arcade-game-tattoo/

Go Fetch Paw!

We've posted about Nicholas Gurewitch's excellent Perry Bible Fellowship comics a while ago, but this particular strip reminded me of an article we had on Neatorama: The Lassie Experiment: Will Fido Save You in an Emerge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/go-fetch-paw/

Best and Worst Campaign Ads

Rick Klein of ABC World News Webcast spent hours going through countless political ads for the 2008 US Presidential Election to pick out the gems.Here are his picks: the best (and the worst) campaign ads in the categorie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/best-and-worst-campaign-ads/

Top 10 Worst Song Lyrics of 2007

Reading this HoustonPress article by Linda Leseman, titled the Top Ten Worst Song Lyrics of 2007, really made me feel like an old fuddy-duddy. I didn't even know half these people! Trill Fam? That's the first time I've e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/top-10-worst-song-lyrics-of-2007/

Bizarro: Politically Correct Christmas

Ah, Dan Piraro really got me goin' with his Bizarro comic making fun of the political correctness-gone mad this Christmas. In the United Kingdom, there were reports of school scrapping nativity plays and local community...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/bizarro-politically-correct-christmas/

Quote: Dan Quayle on Spell Check

"If Al Gore invented the Internet, I invented spell check." - Dan Quayle, US Vice President (1947 - )...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/quote-dan-quayle-on-spell-check/

First Ever Quantum Calculation

The problem to be solved was simple: "what are the prime factors of the number 15." But it was the method that was neat: physicists did it with quantum calculation! Professor Andrew White, from UQ's Centre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/14/first-ever-quantum-calculation/






X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More