Archive for July 2nd, 2008

Mirror Tic Tac Toe

Shahar Peleg designed this Tic Tac Toe game played on a a mirror. The Xs and Os are only half a letter, but seem whole when placed on the mirror board. It makes a way-too-simple game seem almost cool! Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/mirror-tic-tac-toe/

Lenin Lollipops

The lollipops are shaped like the head of communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, and they taste like cola! He would be rolling in his grave if he were in a grave instead of on display in Moscow. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/lenin-lollipops/

Simple and Fun Flash Game: Last Egg Standing

This is a maddeningly fun Flash game: Last Egg Standing by Mateusz Skutnik of Pastel Games. The object is dead simple: catch as many eggs as you can before they splatter against the floor.When you lose (and you WILL lose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/simple-and-fun-flash-game-last-egg-standing/

Translucent Ocean Creatures

Juvenile Cowfish. Photo: Chris Newbert/Minden PicturesA photographer's strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/translucent-ocean-creatures/

Nike's New "Air McFly" Sneakers

Last year, Neatorama teamed up with the Michael and Charles Maloof of The Official McFly 2015 Project to, um, ... nudge Nike to make the sneakers worn by Michael J. Fox in the 1989 film Back to the Future.It seemed that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/nikes-new-air-mcfly-sneakers/

Cargo Scooter Concept by Elliot Ortiz

The problem with scooters, thought designer Elliot Ortiz, is that they have no cargo space - so he went on to design one with a "trunk." (Seems that he forgot to put in the engine, though!)Tuvie has some render...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/cargo-scooter-concept-by-elliot-ortiz/

Regional Hot Dogs Styles Across America

Sonorans Hot Dog. Photo: Mr Frosted [Flickr]Jenn Sit of Serious Eats' Eating Out Blog posted a very interesting article about the various regional styles of American hot dogs. This one above is the "Sonorans" f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/regional-hot-dogs-styles-across-america/

Polygamist Sect Opens Online Clothing Store

The Texas polygamist sect Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) is back on the news ... this time in a more positive light: they've launched a clothing line for children that "meets the F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/polygamist-sect-opens-online-clothing-store/

CT Scan Suggests that Wood Density is Responsible for the Unique Sound of Stradivarius Violin

A CT scan of a Stradivarius suggests that its critical difference from other violins is the density of its wood: Using an adaptation of a computer program developed to calculate lung densities in people with emphys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/ct-scan-suggests-that-wood-density-is-responsible-for-the-unique-sound-of-stradivarius-violin/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #3

W00t! It's time for Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt on Neatorama!For those of you who are new at this, it's a game where you can win a free watch at Tokyoflash.com. Here's how to play:We'll give out 3 questions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-3/

WebUrbanist's Guide to Guerilla Marketing

WebUrbanist blog has a neat round-up of their series of 8 posts about guerilla marketing: its history, evolution and acceptance (or exploitation) by major corporations - this is the article for you.Here's something inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/weburbanists-guide-to-guerilla-marketing/

Classics, with an Extra Duck

Misty of Momentary Lapses of Insanity blog has a large collection of classic paintings ... with an extra duck in them! This one above is originally Escher's Hand with Reflecting Sphere. I think this one above sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/classics-with-an-extra-duck/

Guy Bought Rare Schwinn Bike for $350, Found Out It's Worth $100,000 - and Now He Wants to Give it Away!

Tom Mault bought this bike for $350 and later found out that it was a wise purchase: the bike is a 1963 Schwinn Sting-Ray bike, one of the first of its kind off the line.And Schwinn collectors have offered him up to $100...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/guy-bought-rare-schwinn-bike-for-350-found-out-its-worth-100000-and-now-he-wants-to-give-it-away/

Replate: Share Your Leftovers with the Homeless

"Replate" is an idea out of San Francisco (where else?) about how people should put their unwanted leftover doggie bag on top of trash cans so the homeless can eat them.http://www.replate.org/ - Thanks zwmy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/replate-share-your-leftovers-with-the-homeless/

Good Things About Sky High Gas Prices

Every cloud has a silver lining - or so Amanda Ripley thinks when she wrote this interesting article for TIME Magazine about the sky-rocketing price of gas.Here's one of the 10 Good Things About $4 Gas: Fewer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/good-things-about-sky-high-gas-prices/

The Fourth

The USA's Independence Day holiday is Friday, but most people refer to it as The Fourth of July, or just The Fourth. None of the questions on today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss have to do with the holiday, but they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/the-fourth/

Slaughterhouse 1945

Kurt Vonnegut's new book Armageddon in Retrospect is about war and peace. Included is a letter he wrote to his family in 1945 explaining the late author's stint as a POW in Dresden. His experiences became the ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/slaughterhouse-1945/

The Pit of Life and Death

Years of copper mining left behind a toxic waste pit near Butte, Montana that is so massive the EPA's Superfund is relying on containment instead of cleanup. It was thought that nothing could live in that water -even mig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/the-pit-of-life-and-death/

Roshambo

(YouTube link) The latest from filmmaker Lasse Gjertsen (featured many times on Neatorama) is a short animation featuring a friendly game of Rock, Paper, Scissors... and other things. Contains brief cartoon nudity.La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/roshambo/

The World is Actually Getting Happier

Every year for 17 years, researchers asked hundreds of thousands of people in 52 countries the same two questions:"Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy, not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/the-world-is-actually-getting-happier/

Hellboy: Inside the Actors Studio Interview

What - just what - happened when Hell Boy got interviewed by James "Booyah" Lipton of Inside the Actors Studio? Find out here: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via The Fire WireHere are some more Hellboy Inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/hellboy-inside-the-actors-studio-interview/

Alice Chess Set

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's book "Through the Looking Glass," Yasmin Sethi created this Alice chess set where the pieces are opaque until they are put on the board - then they magically turn transparen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/alice-chess-set/

Great Moments in History as Told by Etch-A-Sketch

Great Moments in History is a tumblr blog dedicated to (re)documenting important historical events ... on the Etch-A-Sketch! This one is, if you haven't guessed already, is their take on the Hindenburg disaster.Link - *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/great-moments-in-history-as-told-by-etch-a-sketch/

Earth's Cries as Heard from Space

Scientists knew that Earth is crying since the 1970s, but they've just recently been able to listen to it.The "cry" is actually a series of chirp and whistles created by solar wind particles colliding with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/02/earths-cries-as-heard-from-space/
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