Archive for April 10th, 2008

The Martian Express

NASA rocket scientists have used the gravitational pull of one planet to “slingshot” space craft toward another planet. This method causes acceleration without additional fuel use. What if we could set up a system...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/the-martian-express/

Calling All College Students!

The next College Weekend on mental_floss is rapidly approaching! That means I'm looking for contributors. Check out the link above to see what other scholars have contributed in the past and then send Stacy Conradt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/calling-all-college-students/

Postcard From Yo Momma: Compilation of Emails from Mothers

Postcard From Yo Momma is a neat website where you can send (anonymously) emails from your mom. Some are very Internet-literate, whereas others still use their AOL emails and send out little guilt traps like "I wish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/postcard-from-yo-momma-compilation-of-emails-from-mothers/

Little Nemo, the Miyazaki Version

Cartoon Brew blog has a clip of what the adaptation of Windsor McCay's comic strip Little Nemo could have been like...Here's the test sequence, animated by the legend of anime Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Yosh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/little-nemo-the-miyazaki-version/

Banned From The Gym For ... Sweating Too Much!

Andy Heatman from Liverpool, England, got banned from his local gym for ... sweating too much!The 42-year-old psychiatric nurse, who teaches patients about cleanliness and hygiene, was confronted by staff at Cheshire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/banned-from-the-gym-for-sweating-too-much/

Hina Aoyama's Cut Paper Art

Hina Aoyama has got hands as steady as those of the world's best surgeons. Except she uses hers to make intricate cut paper art, like these below:Lettre de Voltaire by Hina Aoyama. Photo: Masajiart.gr.jpTrois Papillon by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/hina-aoyamas-cut-paper-art/

Contrabass Saxophone is Really, Really Big

Here's a YouTube clip of Marcel W. Helland playing one of the world's rarest musical instruments (only 25 or so exists): the contrabass saxophone. As you can see, it's quite large (about 6 foot 4 inches or 1.9 m tall) an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/contrabass-saxophone-is-really-really-big/

Excessory Baggage: The Dog Bag by Meryl Smith

Carrying a little dog in your bag is so 2007. This year, the haute couture is combining the two directly!! Behold the Excessory Baggage, a wry commentary/art by Meryl Smith: The Honey Space, a usually unatte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/excessory-baggage-the-dog-bag-by-meryl-smith/

6 Easter Eggs That Aren't Out Of Season

I love Easter eggs. They require a little poking around to find, but they usually contain something entertaining. I never find Easter eggs on my own, though. I wait 'til someone else finds them and then I take advanta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/6-easter-eggs-that-arent-out-of-season/

Vintage Japanese Two-Way Pictures

Pink Tentacle has a neat post about joge-e, or "two way pictures," produced for mass consumption in 19th century Japan:This print by Kuniyoshi (c. 1852) depicts Hotei (Laughing Buddha) and Shoki (a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/vintage-japanese-two-way-pictures/

DIY Star Destroyer: The Most Amazing Fan-Made Star Wars Starship Ever!

Behold the most impressive fan-made Star Wars spaceship model ever: a DIY 48" Star Destroyer built from scratch! The attention to detail will boggle your mind: Link - via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/diy-star-destroyer-the-most-amazing-fan-made-star-wars-starship-ever/

Riding my Guitar

German inventor Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft unveiled his latest creation Tuesday in Storkow, Germany. It’s a 39-foot guitar, driven by a bicycle chain underneath! http://www.absolutegadget.com/200804091276/news/automotiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/riding-my-guitar/

The 5 Most Ill-Advised Dating Sites on the Web

They say you can find anything on the internet, including specialized niche dating services. Cracked takes a look at five you should avoid, and the reasons why (if they aren’t obvious to you). Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/the-5-most-ill-advised-dating-sites-on-the-web/

Embarrassing Moments in Engineering

Don’t you just hate it when you spend millions of dollars for a large construction, only to find out there is something fundamentally wrong underneath? Oh yeah, especially when the failure becomes apparent dur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/embarrassing-moments-in-engineering/

Boxing Cat

(YouTube link) Gizmo likes to watch boxing on TV. Looks like he'd also like to get in on the action! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/boxing-cat/

The Bulbdial Clock

The Bulbdial Clock . . . has no hands, just one pole in the center of the clock. Towards the outer rim we find three light sources of varying heights which revolve around the pole casting shadows on the dial. As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/the-bulbdial-clock/

What Is It? Game 57

Yay! It's time for our collaboration with What is it? blog: can you guess what this strange hammer is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, but you can enter as many times as you'd like. Ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/10/what-is-it-game-57/






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