Archive for March 9th, 2008

Olla Podrilla Puzzle

Here’s a jigsaw puzzle with people and animals as puzzle pieces. You can turn them around and see how they fit together. When you find pieces that fit, they will stick so you can manipulate them together. I found it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/olla-podrilla-puzzle/

Woman Battles Python for Kitten

Ruth Butterworth of Brisbane fought a python to save her kitten’s life. She was calling Tuffy to come inside when the snake encircled the cat and started to crush it. "I just started punching the thick part of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/woman-battles-python-for-kitten/

Two Impressive Shiny Balls

The eye you see here is a planetarium, L’Hemisfèric in Valencia, Spain. The bottom half is its reflection in the water. See more pictures of it and La Géode, a spherical IMAX theater in Paris in the post Extremely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/two-impressive-shiny-balls/

Swan Lake

(YouTube link) Acrobats and contortionists from The Great Chinese State Circus perform Swan Lake on the TV show Wetten dass...? You’ve never seen ballet like this. -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/swan-lake/

Cat Ownership = Healthier Heart

Correlation doesn't necessarily equal causality, but a new medical study reveals that cat owners have a lower incidence of heart attacks and strokes than do non-owners: Non-cat owners appear to have a 40 percent hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/cat-ownership-healthier-heart/

British Cuisine Becoming Extinct

Traditional British cuisine is becoming increasingly rare in British households: The survey by Tesco found that only five per cent of 18-40-year-olds had cooked a spotted dick, compared to 14 per cent o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/british-cuisine-becoming-extinct/

Son: I'm Late for My Tennis Class. Father: Don't Worry, Hop on My Plane!

Problem: your son is late for his tennis lesson, and the roads are so congested that you can't possibly make it on time in a car.Normal Dad Solution: Call and tell them you'll be late or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/son-im-late-for-my-tennis-class-father-dont-worry-hop-on-my-plane/

Neuroscience in Renaissance Religious Paintings

FL Mershberger (1990) An interpretation of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam based on neuroanatomy: "God, in the process of creating Adam, gives him the gift of ‘intellect,’ symbolized by the brain.*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/neuroscience-in-renaissance-religious-paintings/

"Handwritten" Font by Björn Johansson

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for this one: an excellent font, called "Handwritten" by Björn Johansson of Solution.se, based on photographs of his hands. Here's the obligatory spelling of N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/handwritten-font-by-bjrn-johansson/

Monster Paintings in Feudal Japan

Pink Tentacle has a fantastic post about monster paintings called youkai in feudal Japan (Edo period) by a relatively unknown artist called Sawaki Suushi.This one to the left is Nurarihyon, the house guest from hell: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/monster-paintings-in-feudal-japan/

The Skies of New York

One day, Michael Surtees of DesignNotes blog decided that he was going to take an image of the sky from his Manhattan, New York, apartment. This is the result: It wasn’t until I started noticing that most morni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/the-skies-of-new-york/

An Irish Song Played One Musical Notes At A Time

This is excellent: John Holland strings together bits of himself playing out single notes using "tin whistle in D, tabla, bongo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, triangluitar, ukulele, another ukulele, chair wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/09/an-irish-song-played-one-musical-notes-at-a-time/






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