Archive for May 5th, 2008

Gallery of 50 excellent pixel art designs

You'll find a gallery of 50 excellent pixel art designs at Smashing Magazine. Pictured: "City Glow" by Chiho Aoshima....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/gallery-of-50-excellent-pixel-art-designs/

The Adventure of Yutaro, by Josef Lee

Ever since I ran across Josef Lee's Museum of Modern Fiction (on Neatorama here), I've been looking forward to his new cartoon installments.The latest one, the Adventure of the Man/Fish Yutaro, doesn't disappoint. Josef'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/the-adventure-of-yutaro-by-josef-lee/

Greenpix: Giant Solar-Powered LED Wall in China

Behold the Greenpix Zero Energy Media Wall, a gigantic LED wall completely powered by solar energy!Gizmodo has the story:Greeting visitors attending the Xicui entertainment complex near the site of the games is a 20,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/greenpix-giant-solar-powered-led-wall-in-china/

Office Snapshots

Office Snapshots blog, like its name suggests, is all about where you work. Well, if you work in a tech company or for a successful blog (not in a dumpy ol' warehouse like me!).Here are some fun photo galleries of the of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/office-snapshots/

10 Ethnically-Challenged Casting Choices of Hollywood

With all the money in Hollwood, you'd think that they can come up with better casting choices, especially when it comes to ethnic roles. Take for instance, Swedish actor Warner Oland, who was hired to play Charlie Chan a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/10-ethnically-challenged-casting-choices-of-hollywood/

Postal Workers on the Titanic

I learned something new about the Titanic today, thanks to Stamps of Distinction blog. The ship was a Royal Mail Ship (RMS) and commissioned to carry over 3,000 mailbags across the Atlantic. And when it sank, five pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/postal-workers-on-the-titanic/

4 year olds arguing poltics over the dinner table

Ha - this is pretty good. A four year old boy and girl argue Obama vs. Clinton over the dinner table. It is a little bit difficult to hear their voices in the beginning, but stick with it - they end up speaking much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/4-year-olds-arguing-poltics-over-the-dinner-table/

80s Sitcom Quiz

The Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your knowledge of TV situation comedies of the 80s (and there were a lot of them). I only scored 60% today, because back in the 80s I didn’t think to ask if there would be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/80s-sitcom-quiz/

Soccer-playing Goldfish

A goldfish named Comet has been trained to play soccer, basketball, and even dance the limbo! He can also fetch and swim a slalom around tiny poles in his tank. Comet’s owner, Dr. Dean Pomerleau used the technique of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/soccer-playing-goldfish/

Controlling Virtual Reality with the Eyes

(YouTube link) People who have lost the ability to move have been using “gaze technology” to communicate by computer for years, but the technology has been too slow to operate in virtual worlds, until now. A team...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/controlling-virtual-reality-with-the-eyes/

Introducing Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt, a New Neatorama Game!

Hooray! I'm excited to announce that we have a brand new contest in collaboration with the good folks at Tokyoflash (who has the most "geektastic" watches on the planet!) Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/introducing-tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-a-new-neatorama-game/

Shark surfing

An amazing story of a boy, a beach, a board and a shark. It looks real to me. What do you think? [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/shark-surfing/

Pig Blaster

The aim of the game is to escape from the pig pen using a combination of fart skill and aviation techniques and stay airborne for as long as possible. Start by using the left arrow. Then all you need is the u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/pig-blaster/

Dog Fetches Woman from River

Brenda Owen was walking her golden labrador retriever Penny by the Elwy River in St. Asaph, Wales when she spotted a wheelchair on the shore and a body in the water. “I shouted: “Are you all right love?” Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/dog-fetches-woman-from-river/

Rollercoaster Creator

Here's a fun Flash game where you get to create your own rollercoaster. It's not as easy as it looks. You must respect angles otherwise your cars along with its passengers will fly off the track. A fun game that will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/rollercoaster-creator/

The Fading of America: Is American Dominance in the World Ending?

Every great civilizations fall. From the Romans to the ancient Mayans, history is littered with kingdoms and nations who "ruled the world" for a period of time only to descend into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/the-fading-of-america-is-american-dominance-in-the-world-ending/

The Rise and Fall of Atari

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader Pong, Atari's most popular game (Image: screenshot of Pong from the Atari Arcade Hits #1, 1972, by Hasbro Interactive [wikiped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-atari/

World's Most Unusual Plants

Divine Caroline blog has a neat post by Midori Nakamura on the world's most unusual plants (and yes, the "shapeless penis" plant made the list!)This one is Hydnora africana:Hydnora africana, an unusual fles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/worlds-most-unusual-plants/

500 Years Later, Parachutist Proved Leonardo da Vinci's Parachute Works

Swedish parachutist Olivier Vietti-Teppa finally proved, after 500 years, that Leonardo da Vinci's parachute design actually does work!Link - via Scribal TerrorBBC News has the video clip: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/500-years-later-parachutist-proved-leonardo-da-vincis-parachute-works/

Tron Canadian Dollar

Photo: What to do? [Flickr]We posted about Flickr user Joe D's "refacing" of Lincoln in the US $5 bill as a character from Tron - and now, look what happened: everyone's doing Tron money! Here's a "Tronifi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/tron-canadian-dollar/

The Incredible Hulk Movie Trailer

A lot of people didn't like the 2003 Hulk movie starring Eric Bana and directed by Ang Lee, but the "do-over" 2008 film The Incredible Hulk by Lous Leterrier promises to be better. At least the trailer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/the-incredible-hulk-movie-trailer/

Hex the Six-Legged Kitten, RIP

Hex was an adorable kitten born in Florida about two months ago. She was born about six weeks ago with two extra legs hanging from her stomach - they were part of a Siamese twin that never fully developed. The vet said t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/hex-the-six-legged-kitten-rip/

Bimbo-Proofing the Nursery: Dude Self vs. Dad Self

Like most men, Steve Almond liked to gaze at scantily clad, nubile women - but all changed with the birth of his daughter Josephine. That's when Steve realized that there were two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/05/bimbo-proofing-the-nursery-dude-self-vs-dad-self/
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