Archive for June 13th, 2008

Goodbye, Tim Russert

NBC News' Tim Russert died today in Washington of a massive heart attack. He was 58 years old. He will be missed....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/goodbye-tim-russert/

The EM Brace by Nick Hasty

The EM Brace, a thesis project by Nick Hasty, is a wearable device that lets you experience electromagnetic radiation emitted by devices and gadgets that are around us.Cell phones, computers, power tools - pretty much ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/the-em-brace-by-nick-hasty/

Ice Cream Light Bulb

You know what those swirly new energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs remind me of? Ice cream! And apparently, I'm not the only one - here's Whippy (2006) made by artists Alex Garnett and Nahoko Koyama of Mixko:Link [F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/ice-cream-light-bulb/

Is Anyone Selling a Rowboat, Cheap?

An update from my post the other day when I showed you guys a little taste of what the flooding is like here in Des Moines. Here's another taste - the picture on the left is what the Simon Estes Amphitheater looked like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/is-anyone-selling-a-rowboat-cheap/

The Horror That is Rat King

Photo: Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum Altenburg [wikipedia]Rat King doesn't mean the King of Rats, rather it is a medieval legend of what happened when a lot of rats get entangled at their tails, became stuck togethe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/the-horror-that-is-rat-king/

Totlol: The Online Video Website for Kids

Ron of Totlol.com wrote to us about his new website, a community-moderated video website for toddlers and little kids (all the content on the site is submitted and screened by parents).This one to the left is Crazy Worm,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/totlol-the-online-video-website-for-kids/

The Sign Post Forest

In 1942, in the middle of nowhere, an Army engineer posted the sign "Danville, Illinois, 2835 miles" to mark his hometown while building the Alaska Highway. That started the tradition of adding one's hometown s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/the-sign-post-forest/

Graffiti + Wii = WiiSpray

Neatorama's a week late on this (what else is new?) neat art project, titled WiiSpray, by Bauhaus University design student Martin Lihs.Martin created a spray paint-styled casing with a wiimote inside that he used to &qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/graffiti-wii-wiispray/

Big Ideas (Don't Get Any): Radiohead "Nude" Played With Computer Parts

Fun starts at around 1:09We've posted about a disk drive hacked to play the Imperial March and a scanner playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy on Neatorama. Now, listen to this: "Big Ideas (don't get any)" by James Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/big-ideas-dont-get-any-radiohead-nude-played-with-computer-parts/

Great Art Parodies

Artist and author Joel Schick has posted a fantastic gallery of "Great Art Parodies" (with a Sesame Street theme) on FamilyGorilla. He's responsible for all of the artwork on the site, and has illustrated a rather large...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/great-art-parodies/

New California Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws

Have you ever been stuck behind someone who's too distracted to drive because he was talking on a cell phone? Well, up to 65% of California drivers have admitted they've done it (I personally believe the number is higher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/13/new-california-hands-free-cell-phone-laws/






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