Archive for February 27th, 2008

Mary Poppins, the Liar

Whaaaat? Did Mary Poppins lie 40 years ago? Robert Krulwich of ABC World News with Charles Gibson's webcast investigates in this hard hitting piece: [The mystery] involves the world's most beloved nanny, Marry Poppin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/mary-poppins-the-liar/

Garfield comic without Garfield

Garfield minus Garfield is a surprisingly funny fan-mod of the popular comic strip, where Garfield the cat is erased from every panel, leaving a flustered and somewhat crazy-looking Jon Arbuckle:Who would have guesse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/garfield-comic-without-garfield/

Flash Game: Bug Battle Combat

Bug Battle Combat by FineFin Games fulfills my two criteria for a fun Flash game: 1) it's easy to play 2) it's mindless fun!In this game you're a square swat paddle that squishes bugs on contact. You've got to protect yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/flash-game-bug-battle-combat/

Cute Sock Zombie Wants to Eat Your Brain!

ZOMG! This sock zombie plushie by Etsy seller underroos is SO cute! This one is the Blue and Brown Toehorn Zombie:You know what you need? A zombie made out of socks. It's better than an ACTUAL zombie in so many ways!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/cute-sock-zombie-wants-to-eat-your-brain/

It Pays to be Bilingual

This photo of a sign in Argentina was posted by Dan Harris. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/it-pays-to-be-bilingual/

Cloud Streets

Via Pink Tentacle. According to Wikipedia, cloud streets are rows of cumulus or cumulus-type clouds aligned parallel to the low-level wind. The most favorable conditions for their formation occur when the lowerm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/cloud-streets/

The Original Scientology

Enturbulation.org (a website dedicated to expose Scientology) user dr3k just uploaded some scans of a 1934 German book "Scientologie" that appeared to be the inspiration of L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientolog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/the-original-scientology/

"The Monster": This Dino Could Bite A Car in Half!

Scientists had uncovered a 150-million-year-old fossil "treasure trove" in an Arctic island chain of Svalbard.Among the find is an immense sea creature 50 ft (15 m) long, a new species of pliosaur aptly nicknam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/the-monster-this-dino-could-bite-a-car-in-half/

ZIF Crystals Trap 80x Its Weight in CO2

Photo: Omar Yaghi and Rahul Banerjee/UCLAResearchers had developed a new nanoscale crystal called ZIF (zeolitic imidazolate framerwork) that can trap 80x its volume of carbon dioxide:This particular crystal has excit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/zif-crystals-trap-80x-its-weight-in-co2/

Surveillance Screensaver

This is a intriguing yet creepy idea for a screensaver: SurveillanceSaver is a screensaver which shows live images of over 400 network surveillance cameras worldwide. Yep, when your computer is idle you’ll get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/surveillance-screensaver/

Whole Shrimp Cheese Pizza

Oooh, Pizza Hut USA so got nothin' on this! Behold the whole shrimp cheese bite pizza, created by the pizza chain's counterpart in Japan and south Korea:For the pizza lover who also craves shrimp and cheese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/whole-shrimp-cheese-pizza/

The Purple Nurple Optical Illusion

WARNING: IF THE IMAGE BELOW MAKES YOU DIZZY, LEAVE THIS PAGE, SCROLL DOWN OR JUST LOOK AWAY.The Purple Nurple Optical Illusion by Walter AnthonyNeatorama reader Walt Anthony shares with us his blog, gear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/the-purple-nurple-optical-illusion/

Dance of the Scientists

Now this is something that tickled my inner geek (not that my outer geek is any less geeky): a dance competition for scientists called Dance Your Ph.D. contest.Organized by Ph.D. studnet Nilay Yapici at the Research Inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/dance-of-the-scientists/

Nubrella: The Hands Free Umbrella

Nubrella, the hands free umbrella, looks like a giant transparent Pac-Man chomping down on your head. The company hailed it as "the umbrella of the 21st century" and "the ultimate weather protector."T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/nubrella-the-hands-free-umbrella/

Eclipse 2008 Photos

If you weren't lucky enough to see the spectacular lunar eclipse last week, Regina Rickert of At Close Range Photography has a neat collage of the event.Link - Thanks Regina and sorry I was a bit late in posting it (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/eclipse-2008-photos/

WWII Japanese Propaganda Film Starring Mickey Mouse

Over at Cartoon Brew, there is a YouTube clip of a 1930's wartime Japanese cartoon, featuring characters ganked straight out of Disney.Watch the brave Japanese warrior doing battle with "Mickey Mouse" army:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/wwii-japanese-propaganda-film-starring-mickey-mouse/

Chromatically Arranged Dr. Seuss Books

We've posted about sorting books by color before (here and here), but it's nice to see it done on a more manageable scale: here's Neatorama reader Chad's chromatic arrangement of his son's Dr. Seuss collection. Astute re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/chormatically-arranged-dr-seuss-books/

Did Hitler Draw Disney Fan Art?

William Hakvaag, the director of a war museum in Norway, said that he had found drawings of Disney character drawn by Hitler!He found coloured cartoons of the characters Bashful and Doc from the 1937 Disney film Snow Whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/did-hitler-draw-disney-fan-art/

Locomotive Popcorn Stand

From the Feb 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix, here's the locomotive French popcorn and peanut stand:All locomotive parts above the wheels are ingeniously made from sheet metal. A small boiler supplies steam for the loc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/locomotive-popcorn-stand/

Transformer Furnitures

WebUrbanist has a pretty neat post about "transformer" furniture: things that unfold/unpack into beds, tables, chairs, and sofas. This one above, mobile furniture called casulo, is a complete bedroom set in a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/transformer-furnitures/

Prozac: No Better Than Placebo?

Some 40 million people worldwide take the antidepressant drug Prozac. But according to a new study, it's actually no better than placebo. What's even more damning is that the scientists got the data from studies that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/prozac-no-better-than-placebo/

Eyeborg Lets Color-Blind Artist Paint in Color

Neil Harbisson is a color-blind artist who can now paint - in color - thanks to a cybernetic device called the Eyeborg which converts 360 colors into different sounds:As an art student at Dartington College of Arts i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/eyeborg-lets-color-blind-artist-paint-in-color/

Fish Can Count!

Scientists have known for some time that fish can tell big shoals from small ones, but now they've discovered that they do so by counting:'We have provided the first evidence that fish exhibit rudimentary mathematical ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/fish-can-count/

Vintage Transistor Radios

Michael Jack is a recording engineer and music producer by day and an avid collector of transistor radios by night! His collection of vintage transistor radios, especially those made in Japan, are astounding and he's kin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/27/vintage-transistor-radios/
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