Archive for February 7th, 2008

Photographer and Goliath Grouper

Photo: Michael Patrick O'NeillMichael Patrick O'Neill took this fantastic photo of a photographer/diver and a Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) - it won the People in Nature Award at the Nature's Best 2007 P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/photographer-and-goliath-grouper/

Best Campaign Trail Moments

Rick Klein, author of ABC New's political unit The Note, takes a quick look at the Top 5 Best Campaign Trail Moments so far. His picks are:- Giuliani taking a call from his wife during a campaign speech to the NRA- The d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/best-campaign-trail-moments/

Columbus Did Not Louse Up America

Literally. The New York Times absolves him:When two pre-Columbian individuals died 1,000 years ago, arid conditions in the region of what is now Peru naturally mummified their bodies, down to the head lice in their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/columbus-did-not-louse-up-america/

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains

io9 has taken the standard self-improvement list and turned it on its ear, listing the success secrets of leaders from science fiction. My favorite: 5. Just because you have a crappy ship doesn't mean you're a loser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/seven-habits-of-highly-effective-spaceship-captains/

Aston Martin Couch

This couch is an exact replica of an Aston Martin DB6 rear end. It’s painted in a classic Aston Martin color, Silver Birch. The red leather is finished off with a Y-stitch on each cushion. Polished to perfection,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/aston-martin-couch/

Man Beaten for Breach of Urinal Etiquette

47-year-old Edward Trevor Aldridge pled guilty to assault charges in Christchurch, New Zealand after an altercation in a mens restroom. ...[the victim] used a urinal next to Aldridge who accused him of looking at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/man-beaten-for-breach-of-urinal-etiquette/

Ford Focus Musical Instruments

(YouTube link) A new ad for the Ford Focus used music produced from instruments made out of car parts! Audioporn Central has the story behind the ad. Composer Craig Richey, sound designer Bill Milbrodt, and frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/ford-focus-musical-instruments/

What Is It? Game 53

This week's collaboration with What Is It? Blog brings us this strange transparent object: can you guess what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section - one guess per comment, and please, post no URL (let others...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/what-is-it-game-53/

The Evolution of Tech Companies' Logos

You've seen these tech logos everywhere, but have you ever wondered how they came to be? Did you know that Apple's original logo was Isaac Newton under an apple tree? Or that Nokia's original logo was a fish?Let's take a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/the-evolution-of-tech-companies-logos/

Dragonfly Covered with Dew, Photo by Martin Amm

Photographer Martin Amm took this amazing macro photography of a red-veined darter dragonfly covered in dew. Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/dragonfly-covered-with-dew-photo-by-martin-amm/

Trivia: Road Runner's REAL Name

The Road Runner in Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes cartoons is actually named Beep Beep....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/trivia-road-runners-real-name/

Peruvian Anti-Riot Police

Don't mess with the Peruvian batmans, er ... anti-riot police. Here they were marching in a military parade to celebrate Peru's Independence Day in Lima last year.http://shemuses.net/2007/07/29/alarming-armour/ (Photo: P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/peruvian-anti-riot-police/

Wiener Poopie and the Missing Jesus Statue

One day, Jean Mansel of Oakfield Township, Kent County, Michigan, woke up to discover that her statue of Jesus was missing from her yard. Later, a mysterious telephone call directed her to check her mailbox, where ransom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/wiener-poopie-and-the-missing-jesus-statue/

The Largest Diamond in the Galaxy: 10 Billion Trillion Trillion Carats

Astronomer Travis Metcalfe and colleagues discovered the largest diamond ever floating happily in space:Astronomers discovered the largest diamond of all times in space. The weight of the precious stone reportedly ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/the-largest-diamond-in-the-galaxy-10-billion-trillion-trillion-carats/

Pierre Matter's Biomechanical Sculptures

PegasusLe BelierLittle BuddhaFrench sculpture Pierre Matter creates fantastic bronze sculptures with a distinct biomech/industrial style: Link [Flash, in French] | Lots more examples of his work at Opera Gallery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/pierre-matters-biomechanical-sculptures/

Perpetual Motion Machine Stumps MIT Professor

Inventor Thane Heins was a college dropout who worked on his invention so obsessively that his wife kicked him out and he lost custody of his children. If that's not bad enough, he had difficulty getting scientists to ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/perpetual-motion-machine-stumps-mit-professor/

Quote: Bob Hope on Middle Age

"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle." - Bob Hope, comedian and entertainer (1903 - 2003)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/quote-bob-hope-on-middle-age/

Man Dropped Baby Out of the Window of a Burning Apartment

If you and your family were trapped in a burning apartment building several stories above street-level, would you drop your baby over the window to save him? Which would you risk: the baby falling to his death or watchin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/07/man-dropped-baby-out-of-the-window-of-a-burning-apartment/






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