Archive for April 13th, 2008

From Blackjack to Wall Street: Old Pros Talk about the Bond Market

The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting interview with Edward Thorp and Bill Gross. When he was a young math professor, Thorp developed a (famous) system for wagering on blackjack that maximized winnings. He then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/from-blackjack-to-wall-street-old-pros-talk-about-the-bond-market/

Owl Just Wanna Fly a Fighter Jet

When sailors Jeremy Smith and Tony McJonston aboard the USS Harry S. Truman were collecting Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in the cockpit of a fighter jet, they found something quite unexpected: a cute little screech owl!*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/owl-just-wanna-fly-a-fighter-jet/

Ten Thousand Cents, A Mechanical Turk Art

Ten Thousand Cents by Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima uses Amazon's Mechanical Turk (previously on Neatorama), where thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of a bil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/ten-thousand-cents-a-mechanical-turk-art/

Steampunk Dalek

Wow! Alex Holden created this fantastic steampunk dalek sculpture out of a plastic Dalek bubble bath bottle:The main body is made from a plastic Dalek bubble-bath bottle I bought very cheaply at Woolworth's in the po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/steampunk-dalek/

Awesome Floating Staircases

Those two amazing sets of stairs are from the Didden Village project by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV. The project itself is a rooftop addition in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The exterior is a stark contrast to its surround...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/awesome-floating-staircases/

Pedalofit Turns Wheelchairs into Tricycles

That's the Pedalofit, a clamp-on cycle for wheelchair users so they can a) exercise and b) look cool zooming around the neighborhood with their new ride. Link - via Boing Boing GadgetsFor those who want a little more spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/pedalofit-turns-wheelchairs-into-tricycles/

Jurors Open Hearts (And Wallets) To Help Out Crime Victim

Jurors are often thought of as impartial and disinterested evaluators, but one jury in Fort Worth, TX recently reminded us that jurors are not only sympathetic, they can sometimes demonstrate that sympathy in tangible wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/jurors-open-hearts-and-wallets-to-help-out-crime-victim/

Mystery Faces

Several years ago, Nick of Square America found some strange slides of young women with letters on their faces - and no one knows what the slides are for or why they came to be ...There are about 50 slides in all- al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/mystery-faces/

11 The Beautiful Game is One Gorgeous Foosball Table

That's not just any foosball table: behold the 11 the beautiful game, a prototype table by GRO design and Tim model makers: '11' is a collaboration of two companies - GRO design and Tim modelmakers – each contr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/11-the-beautiful-game-is-one-gorgeous-foosball-table/

Firefox Bus

Well, it's not as big as the Firefox star, but this is still pretty cool: the Firefox bus, as taken by LiveJournal user Kalyan Varma around Mysore, India. http://kalyan.livejournal.com/204212.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/firefox-bus/

WWII Star Wars Action Figures

If the story of Star Wars had been set in World War II, these would be the action figures sold to support the movies. This set of action figures was customized by Sillof. Yes, he could’ve cheated and substituted Indi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/13/wwii-star-wars-action-figures/




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