Archive for June 25th, 2008

Is this Leonardo da Vinci's true face?

Despite being famous for his work and art the face of Leonard da Vinci is still a mystery to us all. It has always been speculated but never proven what exactly Leonardo had looked like because of the multitude of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/is-this-leonardo-da-vincis-true-face/

"Inmate Thriller" Dancers Are Now Famous!

Remember the "Inmate Thriller" video played out by 1,500 dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines?Well, after 16 million plus people watched their video on YouTube, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/inmate-thriller-dancers-are-now-famous/

Radioactive Chocolate. Yum!

Shortly after the discovery of radium in 1898 by Marie Curie and her husband Pierre, everyone wanted to put it in their products. Behold one of the strangest use of radioactivity ever: the radioactive radium cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/radioactive-chocolate-yum/

Ways to Recycle Old Denim Jeans

I've got some old, torn-up jeans that I don't know what to do with (short of throwing them away), so it's quite nice to find this post at Life Hackery of 25 ways to recycle your old denim jeans.I like this one the most:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/ways-to-recycle-old-denim-jeans/

Samurai Granny Wipes Floor With Italian Soldiers' Butts

Seventy-seven-years-old grandma Keiko Wakabayshi isn't nicknamed the "Samurai Granny" for no good reason - she's recently been hired to train Italian soldiers in hand-to-hand combat!Miss Wakabayshi, who sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/samurai-granny-wipes-floor-with-italian-soldiers-butts/

Mythbusters Results

In their iconic TV series Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage busted a lot of rumors and urban legends - but even their vaunted scientific method couldn't make the official Mythbuster website at Discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/mythbusters-results/

Florida to Buy Land and Restore the Everglades

Here's something you don't normally hear about: the state of Florida is actually buying land to restore the Everglades.Under the deal, Florida will buy 292 square miles of cane fields from U.S. Sugar (which will go out o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/florida-to-buy-land-and-restore-the-everglades/

Dance-Powered Phone Charger

There's a bunch of cell phone charger alternative (like solar chargers or using batteries) but this one is unique: it's a phone charger powered by dance!Orange today unveiled a prototype phone charger which harnesses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/dance-powered-phone-charger/

Eddie Murphy's Big Head Hit the Road

Photo: Street Attack Original Source: ahhhitshayley [Flickr]I can only guess that this is somehow related to Eddie Murphy's new movie "Meet Dave," but it's still surreal to see his large head motoring down the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/eddie-murphys-big-head-hit-the-road/

Picturing the Museum: a New Online Exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History

Museum staff cleaning elephant skin.Photo: Thane L. Bierwert, American Museum of Natural History (1933)The American Museum of Natural History has just launched a new web exhibit called "Picturing the Museum: Educati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/picturing-the-museum-a-new-online-exhibit-from-the-american-museum-of-natural-history/

Retro Reality: Characters from Old Video Game on Realistic Settings

deviantART user RETROnoob (AKA Lee Vidal) created a series of artwork using photoshop called "Retro Reality," where characters from old video games are mixed into realistic backgrounds and settings.I particular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/retro-reality-characters-from-old-video-game-on-realistic-settings/

Autistic Boy and Mom Kicked Off Flight

Welcome to the no-so-friendly skies. Here is an astonishing story about kids and their moms getting kicked off the plane for being unruly.Two-year-old autistic toddler Jarret Farrell wasn't a happy traveler - and nothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/autistic-boy-and-mom-kicked-off-flight/

Tails of Chase

Chase is a cat with no face. She was in an accident that left her without a nose, cheek skin, or eyelids. She also lost one leg. I was in an accident when I was 4 wks, I became disfigured. I have a Furry Will to su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/tails-of-chase/

Vector Photography

Photographer Andrew Bush mounted a camera in his car to catch drivers in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the southwest between 1989 and 1997. Then he posted the 66 most interesting ones. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/vector-photography/

7 Famous Executioners

Once upon a time, public executions were a form of entertainment. The executioners were the stars, especially since they could return again, whereas the condemned could not. [Richard] Brandon was one of the most fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/7-famous-executioners/

Map of the World 2.0

This world map is composed of 1001 web 2.0 logos. Click on the link, then run your mouseover the map to see each logo in easy-to-read form. I was amazed at how many sites I've never heard of. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/map-of-the-world-20/

Phonographantasmascope

(YouTube link) This is pretty neat! Using the principle of the old Zoetropes, this guy built his own 3D discs and rotated them with turntables. In March 2007 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London we hosted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/phonographantasmascope/

Rotating Skyscraper

(YouTube link) Imagine living in a place where your view changes constantly! The Rotating Technology Tower Company plans to build skyscrapers with floors that will rotate independently of each other. It's not just for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/rotating-skyscraper/

From Cradle to Grave: The Story of Life, Told with Beds

// This is the story of birth, life, and death ... told with (unusual) beds!Cribs and CradlesMake sure your baby gets the right start with this $15,000 carriage crib!... or if that's too rich for you, how about the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/from-cradle-to-grave-the-story-of-life-told-with-beds/

The Silver Swan

(YouTube link) The Silver Swan is an automaton built in 1773. Now housed at the Bowes Museum, it finds and eats a fish every day at noon and 3PM. The swan is life-size and is controlled by three separate clockwo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/25/the-silver-swan/
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