Archive for February 19th, 2008

Nightmare Playgrounds

Dark Roasted Blend has a photo collection of playground sculptures that might give you nightmares. I’m sure they aren’t too frightening to the children who see them everyday, but at first glance you wonder, “What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/nightmare-playgrounds/

Treehouse Archaeology

Aardvarchaeology has a nice article about abandoned treehouses. These sites and their formation processes reflect children's psychological characteristics. Kids have little sense of order, short memories and stra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/treehouse-archaeology/

Our Unique Moon

As Earth is unique in our solar system, so is our moon. Luna is the only planetary satellite formed by the impact of two protoplanets. What would be different if there was no moon? It acts as a gyroscope to keep Earth fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/our-unique-moon/

Secret Chamber of the Kremlin

The Secret Chamber of the Kremlin is the oldest Russian museum that house thousands of the rarest and most historic treasures of the Russian Empire. Here are just a few of the items displayed online so we don't have to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/secret-chamber-of-the-kremlin/

Colorful "Rainbow" Cauliflowers

Plant company Syngenta has created "rainbow cauliflowers" that look like they came back from the neon-drenched '80s. Some scientists say that these veggies (created through selective breeding, not genetic engin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/colorful-rainbow-cauliflowers/

Car Logo Rip-Offs

Cartype, the king of car emblem and logography (is that a word?) has a neat post about Chinese car companies' logos that look suspiciously like established brands. Link - Thanks Aaron Larney! | See also: Evolution of Car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/car-logo-rip-offs/

Prehistoric Giant Frog Named After The Devil

Illustration: Luci Betti-Nash / Dan Klores CommunicationsPaleontologist David Krause of Stony Brook University, New York, and colleagues discovered the remains of one helluva big frog - named after the devil - that lived...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/prehistoric-giant-frog-named-after-the-devil/

Postcard Delivered 79 Years Later

We've been late on posting stuff on Neatorama, so I feel for the US Postal Service. But 79 years late? Why bother delivering it at all now?Neither snow nor rain nor the decades of time prevented the post office from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/postcard-delivered-79-years-later/

John McKeever's Origami Tessellations

Thirteen Kawasaki Roses, made from a single square of elephat hide (two-sided paper with a smooth, marble-like appearance). Photo: thiomor [Flickr]Fractured flower, a 3D tessellation. Photo: thiomor [Flickr]If you look c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/john-mckeevers-origami-tessellations/

The Trolley Dance

Anton Hecht, whose films we've featured before on Neatorama, has made another one called The Trolley Dance.Anton wrote to us: This is a vid of over 50s doing a dance to Dvorak wiht shopping trolleys in the streets of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/the-trolley-dance/

The Simpsons Intro Made Into a Panorama

Biggify here: kidicarus222 [Flickr]Drew Mackie of Back of the Cereal Box blog did something so amazingly genius that I was surprised that it was never done before. He took the intro of The Simpsons and stitched the scene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/the-simpsons-intro-made-into-a-panorama/

Its vs. It's

Bob the Angry Flower tells it like it is (you idiots!):That's it Folks! That's all y'gotta remember! Can you substitute "it is"? Then use "it's". If you can't DON'T!!!Example: The cat hur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/its-vs-its/

X-Wing Fighter Art Sled

Photo: Tony NelsonCalifornia has the Kinetic Sculpture Race and Red Bull has Flugtag. Well, not to be left out, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis / St. Paul have their own thing going: art sled rally at Powderhorn Park.Some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/x-wing-fighter-art-sled/

Twins Kicked Tumor Out of Mom's Womb

Michelle Stepney owed her life to her twin daughters - literally - as their kicks while in her womb had unlodged a tumor that would've killed her:Like any thrilled mother to be, Michelle Stepney cherished the first k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/twins-kicked-tumor-out-of-moms-womb/

The People Behind Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero and its sequel Guitar Hero II have sold more than 4 million copies and racked up more than $1 billion in sales in United States alone. One Billion! ABC World News Webcast interviews Eran Egozy and Alex Rigopu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/the-people-behind-guitar-hero/

Potburger: Cops Given Burgers Laced with Marijuana

Back in 2006, Police officer Henry Gabaldon and a fellow officer went to Burger King while on duty and got a Whopper of a meal: their burgers were laced with pot. The two men who, um, tampered with the burgers pled guity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/potburger-cops-given-burgers-laced-with-marijuana/

Human Placenta Beauty Treatment

Some people go to great lengths to stay young, but this is really strange: Human Placenta treatment.In the 2004 movie Three Extremes, Chinese actress Bai Ling raised eyebrows playing an unlicensed midwife who makes d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/human-placenta-beauty-treatment/

Criminals Send Marijuana to Wrong Address

When your criminal enterprise moves, it pays to update all your cronies, or else you'd end up sending drugs to the wrong address!Buckets and buckets of marijuana were sent to an unsuspecting woman. About 250 pounds o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/criminals-send-marijuana-to-wrong-address/

Fantastic Ice Churches at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Replica of the Notre Dame CathedralReplica of the Ukraine ChurchWe've featured photos from the Winter 2003 Harbin Snow and Ice Festival by R. Todd King before, but the ones he took from Winter 2007 are so stunning that w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/fantastic-ice-churches-at-the-harbin-ice-and-snow-festival/

Make Yourself (Gasp!) Lovely

Photo of this real store in Itaewon, South Korea, was snapped by Neatorama reader Misha McMurtray [Flickr] - Thanks misha!Talking 'bout loving words, Jonathan Beaton compiled a list of Dictionary.com's word of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/make-yourself-gasp-lovely/

Cloth Physics Simulator

Jeff Nusz of Custom-Logic built this pretty darn cool "cloth physics" simulator back in 2004. You can change the width and length of the cloth, and turn up the fan to watch it billow as if blown by the artifici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/cloth-physics-simulator/

Five Controversial Murals

We all know that some of the best art is controversial, but these five murals might be crossing the line. Or are they? Read up on these works of art and decide for yourself whether they warrented alteration or removal....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/five-controversial-murals/

Tale of Two Brains

Here is some pretty clever comedy by Mark Gungor explaining how the male brain differs from the female. It all makes sense to me now. :) Link: Youtubecomedy, Gender, Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/tale-of-two-brains/

Happy Anniversary to the Neighborhood!

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is 40 years old today, and still airs on PBS, although beloved host Fred Rogers died in 2003. From Wikipedia: The first broadcast of Misterogers' Neighborhood was on the National Edu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/happy-anniversary-to-the-neighborhood/

iBand

(YouTube link) Two iPhones and a Ninendo DS make up the instruments in this band. The DS game is Electroplankton, and the iPhones are using iAno and Pocket Guitar. -via Viral Video Chart Update 2/29/08 by Alex: Seb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/iband/

The World’s Longest Bridges

I once thought the bridges at the Outer Banks in North Carolina had to be the longest bridges ever, but none of them made the list of the Ten Longest Bridges in the World. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge pictured is #4. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/the-worlds-longest-bridges/

CoBaCoLi

CoBaCoLi is sort of like billiards, except the object is to knock a ball against the line of the same color. Easy to play, even if you don’t do so well the first time. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/cobacoli/

Alan Bean, Artist

Apollo astronaut Alan Bean {wiki} was the fourth man to walk on the moon, during the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. He is the only artist to have visited another world, so his paintings of the lunar environment have the au...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/alan-bean-artist/

The Golden Age of Wife Selling (Better than a Divorce!)

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again Illustration: Pemberley.comLet's say you're an 18th-century British peasant, and you and your wife just aren't getting a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/the-golden-age-of-wife-selling-better-than-a-divorce/

Diff'rent Strokes Indeed: Gary Coleman's Secret Marriage

Gary "Whatchu talkin' bout Willis" Coleman, the 40-year-old star of Diff'rent Strokes TV series, got married secretly last year, to a woman half his age and twice his height!Coleman, who is only 4’8&#...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/19/diffrent-strokes-indeed-gary-colemans-secret-marriage/










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