Archive for February 21st, 2008

The future of 3d gaming?

Johnny Lee, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon, appears to have invented one of the most promising home virtual reality displays I've ever seen. To do so, he attached the standard Wii sensor bar to a pair of glasses a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/the-future-of-3d-gaming/

Insane Soccer Ad

(YouTube link) I’m impressed. -via mental_floss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/insane-soccer-ad/

Fake Zebras on the Loose!

(Live Leak link) If you are going to the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, you want to be there on drill day. Zookeepers train for escaped animal emergencies once a year, but they can’t use real animals for drills, so they dress u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/fake-zebras-on-the-loose/

Roman Candles

Now you can party like it’s MCMXCIX! Or MIM, if you don't want to spend as much. If you’re tired of people making fire extinguisher jokes as you blow out the candles at your birthday party, try Roman Candles. And t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/roman-candles/

A Guide To Fan Husbandry

io9 has a guide for how TV and movie producers should treat hardcore science fiction fans. For example: Fans love inconsistencies. Fans claim to hate contradictions in long-running stories, but actually that stuff i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/a-guide-to-fan-husbandry/

Neatorama: Updating Servers

Hello everyone! Just a little update: We're updating Neatorama's servers to try out a new super-duper caching system to help the blog survive traffic spikes. Neatorama seems to load faster for me already, if the ad serve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/neatorama-updating-servers/

Cinder, the Naked Chimp

Meet Cinder, the "Naked Chimp," at the Saint Louis Zoo. Cinder was born with a beautiful, full coat of hair but at just five months old, started to lose her hair until she was completely bald!When she was a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/cinder-the-naked-chimp/

World War I Draft Cards of Celebrities

All males in the United States born between 1872 and 1900 were required by law to register for the draft. Out of the 24 million World War I Draft Registration Cards, here are 50 of the most famous, infamous, and interest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/world-war-i-draft-cards-of-celebrities/

Cables, Cables Everywhere!

If you think the cable mess behind your computer is bad, just take a look at this compilation of photos (unattributed, sadly) at Geek About. I feel better already! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/cables-cables-everywhere/

Sign Language Alphabet Matchbook

JK Keller of c71123 blog created the American Manual Alphabet (the sign language alphabet) from matchbooks. If you watch closely, there's an "extra" letter in the picture above ...Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/sign-language-alphabet-matchbook/

An Estonian Winter Wonderland

English Russia has a series of stunning photos of icicles that formed after a recent snowstorm in a small town in Estonia. Depending on who you ask, the brown tinge is either caused by pollution or natural minerals in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/an-estonian-winter-wonderland/

An Underwater Lake Under the Ocean.

I'm sure I'm not the only person here on Neatorama who is interested in our natural World around us, so, I imagine my surprise when I found this little video! Imagine under the grand Oceans there are underwater Lake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/an-underwater-lake-under-the-ocean/

Expanding earth theory

Behold a fascinating video explaining the Expanding Earth theory of geological change over time. The idea is that the earth was once far smaller than it is now with a surface consisting of land only. Over millions of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/expanding-earth-theory/

High Flight

(YouTube link) Those of us of a certain age will remember seeing this late at night when some TV stations used it as their sign off. It’s from J. Alan Wall’s TV Sign-Offs, a collection of achived footage from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/high-flight/

Phun -2D Physics Sandbox

(YouTube link) Phun is fun! Phun was created as a MSc project by Emil Ernerfeldt (who also created the music) for supervisor Kenneth Bodin, HPC2N/VRlab, Umeå University, Sweden. The program is free to download. http:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/phun-2d-physics-sandbox/

Vanity Fair's Hitchcock Classics

The world of Hitchcock as recreated by Vanity Fair and a bunch of A-list actors. Link via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/vanity-fairs-hitchcock-classics/

The New Meaning of Rickrolling

That gives a new meaning for Rickrolling [wikipedia]! Link [youtube] - via MetaFilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/the-new-meaning-of-rickrolling/

Tattoo Timeline

Source: TattooSymbol and Wikipedia3300 BCE: Ötzi the Iceman dies in the Austrian Alps, where his frozen body is discovered by hikers in 1991 CE, making him the world's oldest mummy. His 57 tat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/tattoo-timeline/

One of These Things Isn't Like The Others ...

An artist named "Loki" had some fun with the big yellow ventilation ducts at The North Carolina State University campus. Found at Wooster Collective...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/21/one-of-these-things-isnt-like-the-others/
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