Archive for January 6th, 2008

The Machine-Animals of Nantes

Nantes, France is hosting an exhibition of mechanical sculptures by François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice (official site en français). Each sculpture is also a moving vehicle! Besides this 11-meter tall elephant,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/the-machine-animals-of-nantes/

Custom Cookie Cutters

Instructables tells you how to design your own cookie cutters! Great for shapes you’d never find in stores, like Pac Man, the Star Trek Communicator Badge, a One-up Mushroom, and Meeple. Or model some after your own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/custom-cookie-cutters/

Origami Technology

Physicist Dr. Robert Lang took up origami as a hobby (featured previously at Neatorama). Who knew his hobby would lead to breakthroughs in astronomy, heart surgery, and consumer safety? You’ll be surprised at all the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/origami-technology/

Olympic Highlights

(YouTube link) A group of 9 university students performed these “Olympic Highlights” on the Kasou Taishou(also known as Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s All Japan Costume Grand Prix) special that aired last nigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/olympic-highlights/

Edge Foundation: What Have You Changed Your Mind About and Why?

Every year, the Edge Foundation, an organization for science and technology intellectuals, asked a bunch of smart people one question. For 2008, the question is: What have you changed your mind about and why?*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/edge-foundation-what-have-you-changed-your-mind-about-and-why/

Evolutionary Arms Race: Butterfly vs. Ant

There's an evolutionary arms race going on between a rare species of butterfly and ants: Maculinea alcon butterflies infect the nests of Myrmica ants by hatching caterpillars nearby, hoping that the caterpillars will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/evolutionary-arms-race-butterfly-vs-ant/

Muni Maps by Helena Keeffe

Last year, San Francisco's public transit sytem (Muni) commissioned artist Helena Keeffe to create artwork for its bus stops. The result is Muni Maps, a series of six posters "[featuring] a route map th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/muni-maps-by-helena-keeffe/

Fun Flash Game: Cursor*10

Cursor*10 by nekogames is a simple yet maddeningly fun Flash game. I won't give away how it's played - you get to find out for yourself (hint: cooperate .. with yourself!) - but the object is to race up the staircases to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/fun-flash-game-cursor10/

Trivia: The Real Name of Los Angeles

In 1781, a group of 44 settlers founded a town named "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula," ("The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/trivia-the-real-name-of-los-angeles/

"Photato Op": Presidential Candidates Posing with Mr. Potato Head

Photo: Andy GreenA lot of people want to get their picture taken with presidential candidates, but not Iowa college student and political junkie Andy Green. He got them to take a photo with his Mr. Potato Head. Yep, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/photato-op-presidential-candidates-posing-with-mr-potato-head/

White Penguin

Scientists spotted a rare adult, unpigmented Adelie penguin in Antarctica. Penguins lacking pigmentation are referred to as "leucistic" and do not usually survive until adulthood because they attract predat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/white-penguin/

Police Ticketed a Woman for Driving Too Slow. How Slow? 10 MPH on a Highway!

Police officers gave Stephanie Cole, 58, a ticket for driving too slow on an English motorway (highway for us Yanks). How slow? Try 10 mph!When police caught her there was a sign on her car which read: "I don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/06/police-ticketed-a-woman-for-driving-too-slow-how-slow-10-mph-on-a-highway/
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