Archive for April 23rd, 2008

Postmodern Essay Generator

In 1994, New York University physics professor Alan Sokal made headlines when he published his article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity." in the sociological quarte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/postmodern-essay-generator/

The Name Game

Anagram time! In today’s lunchtime quiz at mental_floss, you’re given a made-up name, and you try to rearrange one word in that name to match the other word in that name. You don't know which word is scrambled, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/the-name-game/

Vintage Ads of Fictional Futures

Mark Rayner of the Skwib blog and author of the novel "The Amadeus Net" (plot: turns out that Wolfgang Amaeus Mozart is immortal and has been making a living by selling "lost" works of Mozart!) has a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/vintage-ads-of-fictional-futures/

Stainless Steel Chaise Lounge

That's a stainless steel chaise lounge created by P. Cazzaniga for MDF Italia - sure it looks sleek and futuristic, but do you think it's comfortable to lie down on one?Link | Original  Website (in Italian, click on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/stainless-steel-chaise-lounge/

8 (Pointless) Laws All Comic Book Movies Follow

If you watch many of the big-budget superhero movies, you’ll begin to notice how many stylistic and plot devices they have in common, especially when there are sequels and more sequels. With millions of dollars on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/8-pointless-laws-all-comic-book-movies-follow/

The World's Most Dangerous Bird

Don’t try to make friends with a cassowary! The Guinness Book of World Records named it the world’s most dangerous bird. The Cassowary lives in the rain forests of Australia and New Guinea and are actually pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/the-worlds-most-dangerous-bird/

Postal Carrier Catches Falling Baby

Lisa Harrell changed her postal route Monday because she had an Express Mail package to deliver. She was at the proper address at 11AM when a one-year-old baby girl fell out of a half-opened second story window! "I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/postal-carrier-catches-falling-baby/

The Museum of Unworkable Devices

The Museum of Unworkable Devices is one of those sites everyone on the internet should visit at least once. This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/the-museum-of-unworkable-devices/

Railroad Tank Implosion

Im not sure if this is filmed in real time but if it is, the pressure must've been intense. This video is apparently part of an instructional video for employees learning how to clean and vent cars. Link: LiveLeak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/railroad-tank-implosion/

Glad

(YouTube link) Lex 10 created this joyful yet short video with the music of Cream. I drive a 12 year old Pontiac convertible to my place of work, so I get quite the panoramic view. I was waiting for the light to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/23/glad/
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