Archive for July 10th, 2008

Saturn's Rings

(YouTube link) Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy Blog explains Saturn's rings. You can't see the rings with the naked eye, but you can see Saturn. To the unaided eye, Saturn doesn’t look like much. It appears to be j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/saturns-rings/

Best Idea Ever: Gumball Machine Sells ... Ideas!

Neatorama reader Sarah Lustberg spotted this brilliant idea on her way to work in East Village, New York City: a gumball machine selling "ideas" for 50¢ each! Too bad she didn't buy one ... Thanks Sara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/best-idea-ever-gumball-machine-sells-ideas/

Mickey's Forest and Other Fascinating Bird's Eye View of Florida

In 1992, Disney announced that it would plant trees in Florida to give something back to the area - so they planted 50,000 pine trees ... in the shape of Mickey Mouse!See Mickey's Forest and other fascinating bird's eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/mickeys-forest-and-other-fascinating-birds-eye-view-of-florida/

Why iPods Are So Expensive: Secret "Apple Tax"

Wonder why the iPod is so expensive as compared to other MP3 players? Well, sure - it looks and works great - but is quality necessarily the main driving force behind its high prices?Perhaps not. Here's an article in Pop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/why-ipods-are-so-expensive-secret-apple-tax/

Bacchus' Beer Scooter

Neatorama reader Hunter Wright was impressed by the Beer Scooter video posted yesterday. He did some further research and found this page from 2002 explaining Bacchus' Beer Scooter. How many times have you woken up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/bacchus-beer-scooter/

The Neatorama Show

(Dayrobber link) Neatorama and Dayrobber present episode #3 of The Neatorama Show. I may be starting to get the hang of this, but I still need your input. Future episodes should feature some travel footage, as I am lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/the-neatorama-show-3/

Collecting Cow Farts

Scientists in Argentina are studying the effect of methane produced by livestock on global warming. To measure the amount of gas produced by cows, animals have been outfitted with pink tanks to collect their farts! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/collecting-cow-farts/

The Best Movie Endings

I've said before that as much as we enjoy a happy ending, it's the movies with the not-so-happy endings that we remember the most. Not all the 20 movies in The End: the best movie endings ever, from E.T. to Casablanca fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/the-best-movie-endings/

Las Onomatopeyas

An onomatopoeia {wiki} is a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describing, suggesting its source object, such as "click," "bunk", "clang," "buzz," "bang," or animal noises such as "oink", "slurp"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/las-onomatopeyas/

Eight New Natural Wonders

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named eight new natural wonders to the World Heritage List. They are: * Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada) * Mount Sanqingshan N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/eight-new-natural-wonders/

Artintimity

Art on toilet paper! Why didn't I think of that one? Artintimity is a collaborative, artistic and original photoblog concept where people from all horizons express what they are thinking about...while sitting alon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/artintimity/

Magnetic Movie

(Vimeo link) Magnetic Movie is an award-winning film by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. It was shot at NASA Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. Link -Thanks, Lance!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/magnetic-movie/

Steve Schofield

Photographer Steve Schofield takes pictures of British science fiction and fantasy fans in their homes. My practice is concerned with exploring the fascination that the British public has with American popular cul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/10/steve-schofield/
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