Archive for February 2nd, 2008

Star Forts

Deputydog has posted photographs of six incredible star forts. These are communities surrounded by a wall, road, or waterway shaped like a star. Although some have been around for hundreds of years, their real beauty s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/star-forts/

Worldometers

Worldometers brings you real-time statistics on world population, health, environmental issues, and more. We’ve seen how fast the numbers on life and death turn over, but their “stastistic of the month” fascinated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/worldometers/

The Sinking Palace

The Sinking Palace is a nickname for the Basilica Cistern below Istanbul. Built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus I in the sixth century, the cistern once held enough water for the entire city-26 million gallons! Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/the-sinking-palace/

Still Life

[Video Link]  A spooky short film about an over-caffeinated driver who finds himself in an alternate reality after a body crashes through his windshield.  Directed by John Knautz and starring Trevor Matthews.  9 mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/still-life-2/

Mars says, "Have a Nice Day!"

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this photo of a Martian happy face on January 28th. The unnamed crater is about 3 kilometers across. Link -via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/mars-says-have-a-nice-day/

Chomp

The Telegraph is featuring a brilliant series of shark shots by wildlife photographer Chris Fallows. But don't click the link if you're sentimental about seals......

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/chomp/

Miles Kington’s Franglais

Britain mourns the passing of Miles Kington {wiki} who died on Thursday. Kingston coined the term “Franglais”, which is the language produced when English speakers attempt to speak French. Its rules are simple....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/miles-kingtons-franglais/

Hotel Fox

Hotel Fox in Copenhagen invited 21 artists from all over the world to decorate their 61 rooms. Each room is an individual piece of art. From wacky comical styles to strict graphic design. From fantastic street art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/hotel-fox/

Half Life: Full Life Consequences

Gordon Freeman is the hero of Half-Life video game series. He's smart and a pretty good shot, too. Everybody loves Gordon ... but what about his brother John? Well, as it turns out, he's pretty darned heroic too.Behold,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/half-life-full-life-consequences/

Free Sledding

When skiing or snowboarding just isn't enough for you, check this out: extreme sledding.ABC's David Kerley went on a little "free sledding" adventure in Vermont, and lives to tell us about it! Link [ABC World N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/free-sledding/

Badflavr - When LOLcat Sees A Certain Infamous Video Clip

Neatorama reader Arthur Metcalf sent us his cartoon "Badflavr.com," about LOLcats Kitteh, who likes to chat online, and her friend Puppeh, who likes to send her links. But what happens when Puppeh sends Kitteh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/badflavr-when-lolcat-see-a-certain-infamous-video-clip/

The Truth About Blog Comments

Found at Lee's things, where you should go to and leave a little comment love: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/the-truth-about-blog-comments/

Panorama of Mars

The panorama guy (that's what I call him) Jeffrey Martin of 360cities made something so wonderful it's literally out-of-this-world: a fully spherical, interactive view from inside the Victoria Crater in Mars, from photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/panorama-of-mars/

The Smallest House in Toronto

In 1912, contractor Arthur Weeden noticed that Lot 128 on Day Avenue in Toronto, Canada was marked as a laneway between neighboring homes, but the city never bothered to cut the curb. So he decided to use it ... by build...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/the-smallest-house-in-toronto/

Masonic Watch

Stephen Bogoff, who called himself an "antiquarian horologist" has a neat website full of wonderful vintage pocket watches, wrist watches, clocks and bird boxes. I particularly like this Hiram Masonic antique p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/02/masonic-watch/






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