Archive for June 27th, 2008

Cibo Matto - Sugar Water

Our gracious host Alex posted earlier with a Cibo Matto reference. Sure, Cibo Matto taught me how to know my chicken, but they are so much more important than that. Check out this amazing video of their tune "Sugar W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/cibo-matto-sugar-water/

How to Torment Telemarketers with One Word

Here's how to torment telemarketers with one word - is it a gem? Yes! (Make sure you wait till the very end ...). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Grow-a-brainAlmost as good as this classic one, by Tom Mabe, previo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/how-to-torment-telemarketers-with-one-word/

One (Blog) Post Wonder

Blogging is like exercise or a diet program. It's easy to start but very hard to keep up. But most people usually give it a couple of weeks or months before they quit blogging. There are, however, a select few for which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/one-blog-post-wonder/

3D Holographic Display System Is Almost Here!

The researchers at the ICT Graphics Lab at University of Southern California have created a low-cost 3D holographic display system ... and what image did they choose to showcase the technology? The TIE Fighter from Star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/3d-holographic-display-system-is-almost-here/

Bizarro: Canadian C.S.I.

Here's our weekly collaboration with Bizarro (perhaps inspired by the recent spate of severed foot washing ashore in Canada?). For more Bizarro, check out Dan Piraro's website and blog!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/bizarro-canadian-csi/

Gameboy Foot Controller Plays Chiptune

Joey "Animal Style" Mariano, a Philadelphia chiptune artist, created this awesome Gameboy foot controller to create some amazing 8-bit madrigals:Using the power of the Gameboy sound chip, Mariano’s ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/gameboy-foot-controller-plays-chiptune/

Notable Birthdays

Some famous people were born on notable days like Christmas, or The Ides of March. Which one of the famous folk in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss was NOT born on a notable day? I scored 50%, which surprised me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/notable-birthdays/

"Gran's Canyon" and Other Human-Looking Pieces of Nature

I've always been bad at that game where you look at clouds and see shapes in them. I said this to a friend a few weeks ago on a day with perfect blue skies and lots of fluffy clouds to scrutinize. Me:*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/grans-canyon-and-other-human-looking-pieces-of-nature/

How to Disguise an Industrial Eyesore

These smokestacks in Bagnolet, France were transformed into a work of art by Frederic Gracia. You'll also see artwork on a dam and nuclear cooling towers in France at deputy dog. http://deputy-dog.com/2008/06/25/how-to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/how-to-disguise-an-industrial-eyesore/

The Cathode Ray Tube Site

Between 1850 and 1950, most electronics used glass vacuum tubes, such a cathode ray tubes (CRT). Henk Dijkstra has an extensive collection of such tubes on 28 pages, with the history behind them. Pictured is a liquid-f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/the-cathode-ray-tube-site/

Silly Hats

Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot races in England was last week. Tradition dictates that you wear your best hat for the occasion. Best Week Ever posted the Top 10 Silliest Hats in England spotted at the event. Link -via D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/silly-hats/

The Price of Food: 2007 vs. 2008

This is from the Cattle Network, so the prices are wholesale for farmers. But the real story is the change from a year ago. The post also has prices for livestock, fruits, and vegetables. Lemons are up 155%! Looks like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/the-price-of-food-2007-vs-2008/

10 Stunning Bridges From Around The World

The biggest, prettiest, and most interesting bridges all have stories behind them. Frikoo has ten of them with pictures and history, in a continuation of an earlier post also linked in this article. Pictured is Stari M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/10-stunning-bridges-from-around-the-world/

Top 10 Strangest Anti-Terrorism Patents

Technology has always played a big role in fighting terrorism. Some inventions are truly useful and will undoubtedly save lives, whereas others are so bizarre that one wonders how in the world they got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/top-10-strangest-anti-terrorism-patents/

How War Increases Our Vocabulary

Almost every aspect of war spawns new words, and, over time, many of them slip into everyday use. Sometimes, they even become downright peaceful in the process. For instance, triumph used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/27/how-war-increases-our-vocabulary/
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