Archive for January 16th, 2008

First Picture of Mercury's Unseen Side

The MESSENGER mission took this picture on January 14th just after its closest approach to Mercury -about 17,000 miles away. This is the previously unmapped part of the planet that was missed by the Mariner 10 probe, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/first-picture-of-mercurys-unseen-side/

How is the Writers Strike Affecting You?

Jim Avila of ABC World News Webcast interviews Dade Hayes of Variety about the on-going writers strike in Hollywood:So what does this tell viewers at this point about what they are going to see on television from now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/how-is-the-writers-strike-affecting-you/

Tom Cruise and Scientology: The Video Leaked on the Net

A four-year-old video of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology is making the rounds in the blogosphere. It's just in time for a new unauthorized biography by Andrew Morton, alleging, amongst other things, that his baby Su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/tom-cruise-and-scientology-the-video-leaked-on-the-net/

Artwork Tribute to Stan Lee

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles is currently exhibiting Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee. There are over 90 artworks, including this fantastic Spider-Man stained glass piece by Chris Rot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/artwork-tribute-to-stan-lee/

High School Students Discovered New Asteroid

Three high school students in Racine, Wisconsin, discovered an asteroid, temporarily identified as "2008 AZ28":Sophomores Connor Leipold, Tim Pastika and Kyle Simpson were able to make the discovery thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/high-school-students-discovered-new-asteroid/

Man Converts Church into a Home

Flickr user fyngyrz lives in a 1940's era church converted into a house. He is in the process of making the big, empty box into functional spaces for his family.Check out the bedroom loft (with a bridge to the music stud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/man-converts-church-into-a-home/

Blue-Eyed Koala

Koalas, like some other animals, often have blue eyes as infants. But at nine months old, Frankie’s eyes never turned brown. He is therefore the world’s only known blue-eyed koala. His caretakers were so worried that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/blue-eyed-koala/

Plantage

If you loved the lush images of Samorost, but don’t have the time or patience to play the game, Amanita Designs has the animation Plantage for your viewing pleasure. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/plantage/

Teenager Makes Parents Proud (NOT)

(YouTube link) Corey Delaney, also known as Corey Worthington of Melbourne, Australia threw a party while his parents were gone. It got out of hand, 500 people showed up, and eventually involved the police. Corey appe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/teenager-makes-parents-proud-not/

419 Scammer Scambaited to Re-Write Harry Potter By Hand!

419 Eater explains scambaiting as such: "Well, put simply, you enter into a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their time and resources. Whilst you are doing this, you will be helping to keep the scammers a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/419-scammer-scambaited-to-re-write-harry-potter-by-hand/

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the Stuffed Octopus Version

Miss Cellania posted a clip of HP ad featuring office workers playing Mozart with coffee cups and whatnot. Well, that was neat, but it couldn't possibly compare to Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Symphony No. 9) played with ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/beethovens-9th-symphony-the-stuffed-octopus-version/

Why People Have Irrational Beliefs About Money

Ask yourself this question: Would you rather earn $50,000 a year while other people make $25,000, or would you rather earn $100,000 a year while other people get $250,000? Assume for the moment that prices of goods a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/why-people-have-irrational-beliefs-about-money/

Quote: Oscar Wilde on Forgiveness

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." - Oscar Wilde, author (1854 - 1900)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/quote-oscar-wilde-on-forgiveness/

25 Years of the Brown Sisters by Nicholas Nixon

I'm a sucker for chronological photographs - like this series of photos Nicholas Nixon took of the Brown Sisters over a course of 25 years: Begun in 1975, Nixon's annual group portraits of the artist's wife Bebe and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/25-years-of-the-brown-sisters-by-nicholas-nixon/

Diego Goldbert's Arrow of Time

Here's another great example: the Arrow of Time by Diego Goldberg. Diego has been taking photos of himself and his wife Suzy since 1976. When their 3 children were born years later, he simply added them into the mix!D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/diego-goldberts-arrow-of-time/

Cigarette Lighter Laser Show

Cigarette Lighter Laser Show - Click here for this week’s top video clipsHere's a Metacafe "how-to" video clip with step-by-step ways to make your own laser light show using only a homamade laser pointer, 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/cigarette-lighter-laser-show/

Trivia: The Gruesome Origin of the Barber Pole

The red and white stripes of the barber pole symbolize the bandage used during bloodletting, which in addition to cutting hair, was a service used to be performed by medieval barbers!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/trivia-the-gruesome-origin-of-the-barber-pole/

Si Scott's Artwork

Artist and illustrator Si Scott has a very distinct style: he gracefully turned swirls of ink into true works of art. These ones above are poster packaging series Resonate for Silent Studios / Silent Records.Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/16/si-scotts-artwork/






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