Archive for February 26th, 2008

Vote for John McClane!

John McClane is a hero. He’s saved America over and over. *In 1988, John McClane defused the hostage crisis at Los Angeles’ Nakatomi Tower. *In 1990, John McClane foiled a terrorist plot to seize control of D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/vote-for-john-mcclane/

6 Restless Corpses

This article has nothing to do with the supernatural; it’s about real bodies that just can’t seem to rest in peace, or at least had to wait for their chance. You are familiar with King Tut’s mummy and Lenin’s cor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/6-restless-corpses/

Sierpinski Carpet Portrait

Waclaw Sierpinski was the mathematician who first described the fractal that became known as the Sierpienski carpet {wiki}. Andrew Pike has created a tile mosaic portrait of Sierpinski, using Sierpinski carpets! Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/sierpinski-carpet-portrait/

Singing Kittens

A bank in Australia has a cute advertising gimmick. They want to make you happy, and figure singing kittens will do the job. Enter your name (as long as it isn’t too long), and the kittens will sing a song for you! h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/singing-kittens/

The People’s Mario

This flash animation by Celarent stars Mario as a Soviet-style worker/hero who fights the evil mushrooms. The look is reminiscent of classic propaganda posters. Music by the Russian Red Army Choir, Proshchanie Slavianki,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/the-peoples-mario/

Food Blog Search

If you want to cook something new, you know someone out there has done it before. Food Blog Search is a specialized search engine for recipes posted on food blogs. When you’ve got hundreds of recipes for “...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/food-blog-search/

The Blizzard of 78

I was eight years old when the Blizzard of 78 struck Massachusetts 30 years ago in February of 1978. It was akin to a snow hurricane that got "stuck" over southern New England. My father was trapped in Boston for sev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/the-blizzard-of-78/

Pickup School For Men Who Can't Get Any

Meet Satoshi Fujita, whose Pickup School for Men Who Can't Get Any, promises to turn any geek into a womanizing pro:Satoshi Fujita is not a good-looking man. He has oily skin, beady eyes, short legs and a bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/pickup-school-for-men-who-cant-get-any/

The Man Behind the Barack Obama is Your New Bicycle Website

By now, you've probably ran across the cryptic "Barack Obama is your New Bicycle" website (and the corollary Hillary Clinton one). Y'know, it's where Barack does only good things and Hillary does the opposite (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/the-man-behind-the-barack-obama-is-your-new-bicycle-website/

Bottom Trawling As Seen From Space

Photo: SkyTruthBottom trawling for fish is so destructive to marine environment that its plume can be seen from space! "Bottom trawling is the most destructive of any actions that humans conduct in the ocean,&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/bottom-trawling-as-seen-from-space/

Licorne Atomic Bomb Test: Beautiful and Scary

Photo: Pierre J. [Flickr]There's something scarily beautiful about an atomic bomb explosion ... this one is from the nuclear test "Licorne", where the French Army detonated a 914 kiloton thermonuclear device in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/licorne-atomic-bomb-test-beautiful-and-scary/

Song Chart Meme

Psst, here's a cool meme going 'round Flickr. It's called the Song Chart Meme, the graphical interpretation of songs, and here are a few examples (see if you can identify the songs):Pic: boyshapedbox [Flickr]Pic: slowbur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/song-chart-meme/

Hervé This: The Man Who Can Unboil an Egg

Meet Hervé This, French physical chemist who, along with physicist Nicholas Kurti, founded the "Molecular Gastronomy" culinary movement (he wrote the famous book with the same title). Hervé is fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/herv-this-the-man-who-can-unboil-an-egg/

One Of These Puppies Isn't Like The Others ...

The always awesome Cute Overload has a few neat photos of a momma dachshund taking in a momma-less piglet.Everyone say "awwwww": Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/one-of-these-puppies-isnt-like-the-others/

Photoshop's First Icon

Sebastiaan de With of the Cocoia Blog was doing a little research for a project when he found the very first Photoshop icon:It’s actually a tiny little photo shop! I love it, and if I have some free time I̵...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/photoshops-first-icon/

GMail, the Art Video

Saatchi Moscow ad agency created this excellent video clip explaining how Google's GMail works to lay people. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Google Blogoscoped, thanks corcholat!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/gmail-the-art-video/

A Gallery of Creative Bookshelf Designs

Freshome blog has an excellent post about 30 of the most creative bookshelf designs. Some of them have been featured here on Neatorama, but there are many that I haven't seen before: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/a-gallery-of-creative-bookshelf-designs/

(un)Fortunate Cookie

The Neatorama unFortunate CookieYou can make your own (un)Fortunate Cookie here: Link (Please share if you've made a funny one of your own in the comment)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/unfortunate-cookie/

The Blissful Ignorance Effect: Customers Are Happier With Less Product Info

Psst companies, want to make your customers happy? Here's a secret: don't tell them too much about your product.Sounds paradoxical? Read on about a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa that seems to validat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/the-blissful-ignorance-effect-customers-are-happier-with-less-product-info/

Echo Park Time Travel Mart

"Behold the fluorescent glory of the ECHO PARK TIME TRAVEL MART Marquee. Check it out in person at 1714 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. The store will open full time on January 15th, 2008."Just open...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/echo-park-time-travel-mart/

Kimchi Goes to Space

Wherever Koreans go, kimchi goes with them - even to space:After millions of dollars and years of research, South Korean scientists successfully engineered kimchi and nine other Korean recipes fit for space travel. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/kimchi-goes-to-space/

My Paper Mind, a "Stratastencil" Animation

My Paper Mind is a fantastic short film by Javan Ivy. It is made with an experimental animation technique he called "Stratastencil," where stacks of differentially cut paper are used as "frames" in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/my-paper-mind-a-stratastencil-animation/

Underground Farming in Japan

There's something unusual going on inside a former bank vault hidden beneath a high rise building in Tokyo, Japan: farming! And no, not the illicit kind: While we're on the subject of things agricultural and of thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/underground-farming-in-japan/

Very Cool Iceberg and Ice Cave Photos by Dionys Moser

Iceberg - Way In (Photo: Dionys Moser)Ice Cave (Photo: Dionys Moser)Swiss photographer Dionys Moser's phenomenal photographs of icebergs and ice caves are so incredibly cool! I'm completely in awe at the texture and colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/very-cool-iceberg-and-ice-cave-photos-by-dionys-moser/






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