Archive for February 28th, 2008

Clarence Thomas, the Quiet Supreme Court Justice

Arguing before the Supreme Court usually means answering pointed questions from the justices, but nervous lawyers would never have to worry about questions from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.It has been two years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/clarence-thomas-the-quiet-supreme-court-justice/

Quote: Mark Twain on Anger

"When angry, count to four. When very angry, swear." - Mark Twain, humorist and author (1835 - 1910)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/quote-mark-twain-on-anger/

Throne of the Third Heaven: Masterpiece Folk Art Made From Junk

In 1950, a quiet janitor named James Hampton rented an unheated dump of a garage in Washington DC because he was "working on something" and needed a larger space than his room in a nearby boarding house. Every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/throne-of-the-third-heaven-masterpiece-folk-art-made-from-junk/

Under the Tusken Sun

Under the Tusken Sun is a 2006 Star Wars fan-made video clip, directed by Steven Hudson and shot on the sand dunes of Oregon. In it, we see the softer side of the sand people, the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/under-the-tusken-sun/

Hawaiian Axe Made with Shark Teeth and Other Fearsome Weapons of Yore

Trifter has a pretty neat post about some gruesome weapons from the past. I like this one, the Hawaiian Throwing Axe, made with ... shark teeth!This Hawaiian Throwing Axe was a deadly hand held weapon that could be u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/hawaiian-axe-made-with-shark-teeth-and-other-fearsome-weapons-of-yore/

The Asylum: Psychiatric Clinic for Abused Cuddly Toys (Flash Game)

The Asylum: Psychiatric Clinic for Abused Cuddly Toys is a cute 2004 Flash game (well, more like a point and click narrative) that lets you play therapist to troubled cuddly toys. It's fun and easy, with cute characters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/the-asylum-psychiatric-clinic-for-abused-cuddy-toys-flash-game/

How to Draw an Impossible Triangle

This impossible triangle is also called a Penrose triangle {wiki} or tribar. These step-by-step instructions will help you impress and baffle your kids. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/how-to-draw-an-impossible-triangle/

Wii Curtain Control

(YouTube link) This guy rigged up his Wiimote to control his curtains! Then he posted how he did it. Link -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/wii-curtain-control/

Deadly Cactus

A cactus has been found growing in Australia with spines tough enough to penetrate tires! It’s been known to kill koalas, who develop infections because the spines are so difficult to remove. Once spines of the hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/deadly-cactus/

Optimus Prime Dances!

(YouTube link) The Evolution of Dance is the most-viewed YouTube video ever. In this relatively short parody, Optimus Prime shows off his moves! -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/optimus-prime-dances/

Haramaki

Could the traditional Japanese belly warmer become a new fashion trend worldwide? Probably not, but they could help you stay warm in the winter. The idea is that if you keep your torso warm enough, the blood flowing to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/haramaki/

"Box": Carton Boxes Take Over the World

"Box" is a fantastic yet slightly creepy short film about carton boxes and how they're going to take over the world ...Great special effects! Hit play or go to %3Cdiv%3E%3Cobject%20width=%22420%22%20height=%2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/box-carton-boxes-take-over-the-world/

Ken Butler's Hybrid Musical Instrument Sculptures

Artist and musician Ken Butler makes hybrid musical instrument sculptures out of boots, weapons, tools, furniture. He has even staged performances where he played his eccentric instruments: Link | String Hybrid Instrumen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/ken-butlers-hybrid-musical-instrument-sculptures/

Spam Headlines Turned into Art

Spam has been the inspiration of many art projects, and turning spam headlines into art is nothing new. But still, I'm quite taken by the wonderful illustrations by Kipling West at Fresh Spam Blog. Her interpretation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/spam-headlines-turned-into-art/

Mobius Climber

I'd tell you that the Mobius Climber, a playground set inspired by the Möbius strip, is like every kid's dream come true and every parents worry that they'd fall and conk their heads, but you'd say I'm being one-sid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/mobius-climber/

Trivia: ZIP Code 12345

The ZIP code 12345 belongs to the world headquarters of General Electric in Schenectady, New York.Every year, GE gets thousands of mails from children who believed that it's only logical that Santa Claus has the ZIP code...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/trivia-zip-code-12345/

Cutting Down A Tree With A Minigun

The folks at Mythbusters are at it again. This time Kari Byron tested to see how long it would take for a M-134 Minigun to fell a tree. This neat clip demonstrates the gun's amazing rapid rate of fire. Oh! and yes......

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/cutting-down-a-tree-with-a-minigun/

What Is It? Game 54

Hooray! It's time for our collaboration with What is it? blog. If you can guess what today's strange object is, you'll win a Free Neatorama T-shirt (old design). Place your guess in the comment. One gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/what-is-it-game-54/

Flu Vaccine Failed: Flu Now Tearing Through 49 Out of 50 States

I've been sick as a dog the past few days, but now I feel a little bit better now that I find out that I'm not alone: Packed emergency rooms, empty classrooms, and bustling college infirmaries are all signs that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/flu-vaccine-failed-flu-now-tearing-through-49-out-of-50-states/

Flowers and Trees Silly Symphonies: First Oscar for Animated Shorts

The clip above is Flowers and Trees, a 1932 Silly Symphonies cartoon directed by Burt Gillett and produced by Walt Disney. It was the first film ever released in full color (three-strip Technicolor process) and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/flowers-and-trees-silly-symphonies-first-oscar-for-animated-shorts/

Improv Everywhere's Mobile Desktop Prank at Starbucks

Those clever pranksters at Improv Everywhere have done it again! This time, they went into a Starbucks with their giant desktop computers and CRT monitors, bought coffee, and worked at their computer as if they were lapt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/improv-everywheres-mobile-desktop-prank-at-starbucks/

Movie Box Office Receipt in the Past 20 Years

The New York Times has an interesting graph depicting the movie box office receipts from 1986 to 2007:Summer blockbusters and holiday hits make up the bulk of box office revenue each year, while contenders for the top Os...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/movie-box-office-receipt-in-the-past-20-years/

Norwegian Sunset ... at Midnight!

Photographer Thomas Laupstad took this amazing photo of a sunset in Northern Norway ... at midnight!Scenes like this one above is why Northern Norway is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun. Being north of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/norwegian-sunset-at-midnight/

Exchange Student Came Back With Extreme Weight Loss

When Jonathan McCullum left last summer to spend a school year as an exchange student in Egypt, little did he knew that he'd also undergo an extreme weight loss / starvation diet too!Jonathan McCullum was in perfect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/28/exchange-student-came-back-with-extreme-weight-loss/




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