Archive for May 19th, 2008

10 Strangest Names EVAR!

For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog.This Bizarro comic inspired me to look for bad (but real) names on the Web - and boy was I floored with the result that Google returned for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/10-strangest-names-evar/

Cities at Night, an Orbital Tour Around the World

I was indulging my fascination with Astronomy this afternoon when I stumbled upon this cool little video. The folks of Expedition 6 on the International Space Station (ISS) were taking digital pictures of the Earth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/cities-at-night-an-orbital-tour-around-the-world/

Ferry Tale

(Break.com link) Accident or malicious prank? Someone tied a rope in the wrong place, or failed to untie it, or something. Oops. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/ferry-tale/

News Icons on Sesame Street

How well do you remember the guests on Sesame Street? Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you which news anchors and reporters made a guest appearance on the PBS kid’s show. I didn’t even finish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/news-icons-on-sesame-street/

Jet Powered Bicycle

Robert Maddox sells jet engines. He attached a 50 pound pulsejet engine to a bicycle, and now it can go 75 mph! It makes a LOT of noise, and might not be all that safe. Gizmodo has the video. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/jet-powered-bicycle/

Polyurethane Cube Lights

Tim posted a tutorial on how to cast molded polyurethane. He included a couple of his own projects as examples, including these LED cube lights, made in an ice cube tray. Even more interesting is the next set of lights...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/polyurethane-cube-lights/

Running Around the World

Robert Garside was the first man to run all the way round the world. With almost no money to his name, he started running. His adventures during the trek included being shot at in South Africa, almost shot in Panama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/running-around-the-world/

Dark Day in New England

On May 19, 1780 the skies grew dark at midday in New England. There had been reports of smoky skies for a few days already, but then it became so dark that animals returned to their sleeping quarters. It was dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/dark-day-in-new-england/

LEGO Boulder Chases Indiana Jones!

These guys built a boulder using five million Lego bricks, then sent it rolling down a hill in San Francisco chasing a guy dressed as Indiana Jones! The boulder met its match in a car parked along the way. See...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/lego-boulder-chases-indiana-jones/

Disturbing Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2-D2 Sand Sculpture

Ukrainian brothers Mykyta and Egor Zigura are great sculptors, but this sand sculpture of Yoda sitting on the lap of Darth Vader, and R2-D2 snuggling next to the Sith lord is not right! Link - Thanks Philippe Tambwe!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/disturbing-yoda-darth-vader-and-r2-d2-sand-sculpture/

Mecha-Suit for Stephen Hawking: Sculpture by Michael T. Rea

Artist Michael T. Rea designed this wooden mecha-suit sculpture and cheekily called it "A Prosthetic Suit for Stephen Hawking w/ Japanese Steel."Actually, I can totally see Stephen Hawking in a giant r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/mecha-suit-for-stephen-hawking-sculpture-by-michael-t-rea/

Quote: Einstein on Miracles

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein, physicist and Nobel laureate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/quote-einstein-on-miracles/

How to Make Your Eye Feels Like Its Closed Even Though It's Open

Here's something you can try at home: how to make your eye feels like it's closed, when it's actually open. Dave Munger of Cognitive Daily explains:This morning I went into the darkest room in our house (the kids' ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/how-to-make-your-eye-feels-like-its-closed-even-though-its-open/

Slime Mold Solves a Maze: Unicellular "Intelligence"

In Japan, it's a common insult to call someone "one-cellular" for being stupid, but that put down may not actually be true: In 2001, Dr. Toshiyuki Nakagaki at Riken Institute, Japan, discovered that slime mold*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/slime-mold-solves-a-maze-unicellular-intelligence/

Bloggers Draw Selves as Teenagers

Dave of Davario blog asked fellow bloggers to draw themselves as teenagers and post the drawings on their own blogs ... the result: 400 and counting people participated!Check it out: Link - Thanks avital!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/bloggers-draw-selves-as-teenagers/

Old Gas Pumps Can't Display $4 a Gallon Price

Here's something unexpected about the rising price of gasoline: old mechanical pumps were designed during the time when $4 per gallon was simply unthinkable, so the rotary dials didn't have gears to go beyond $3.99 a gal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/old-gas-pumps-cant-display-4-a-gallon-price/

Trivia: America's Heart by Yakov Smirnoff

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff painted the mural "America's Heart" on the World Trade Center's ground zero.Smirnoff was an art teacher in Odessa before he came to the United States and became known as a comedian. Afte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/trivia-americas-heart-by-yakov-smirnoff/

Brand Tags: What Pops Into Your Mind When You See This Logo?

Noah Brier's latest project, Brand Tags, shows you a logo and asks you to write the first thing that popped into your head. The result is a brand perception, displayed in the style of a "tag cloud" we often see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/19/brand-tags-what-pops-into-your-mind-when-you-see-this-logo/
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