Archive for July 11th, 2008

Talking with Sea Lions

(YouTube link) A Peruvian Rescue and rehabilitation team trains sea lions to reentry into the wild using unique methods. This video shows the astonishing bond that can develop between man and animal. From B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/talking-with-sea-lions/

The Spread of Wal*Mart

Flowing Data has a map showing the spread of Wal*Mart stores from 1964 to the present (but only in the United States). You can zoom in or out while the video runs. The burst of new locations at the very end is for prop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/the-spread-of-walmart/

Dancing Liquid

Here's something to watch on a loop repeatedly at work. This awesome video shows the non-Newtonian properties of cornstarch mixed with water and placed on top of a subwoofer. Eerie isn't it? It's as if the "weird"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/dancing-liquid/

It's Called epMotion

(YouTube link) Marketing to scientists is a cutthroat business. You’ve got to put some imagination into convincing them that they need an expensive new piece of equipment. Eppendorf International rose to the occasio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/its-called-epmotion/

The Bank that was Sent by Mail

Parcel Post Service was inaugurated in the US in 1913. Soon after, Mr. W. H. Coltharp wanted to build a new bank building in Vernal, Utah. He needed 80,000 bricks that were made about 120 miles away. The freight costs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/the-bank-that-was-sent-by-mail/

Balloon Graffiti

D. Billy is a graffiti artist who uses balloons and streamers to make an everyday scene into something special. I particularly liked this fire hydrant! See more at And I Am Not Lying. Link -Thanks, Jeff! *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/balloon-graffiti/

Beijing Olympic Gardens Topiary

Guest of a Guest has a photo gallery of the elaborate topiary and sculptures created for the Beijing Olympic Gardens. Some of them are easy to decipher; others will make you scratch your head wondering what they mean....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/beijing-olympic-gardens-topiary/

Bollywood on American pop television

I walked into the room where my wife was watching the American program So You Think You Can Dance - sort of an American Idol for dancers as opposed to singers. To my amazement, one of the American teams, Joshua and Ka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/bollywood-on-american-pop-television/

Artist's Children Obsessed with NY Subway

Christoph Niemann's sons Arthur, 5, and Gustav, 3, are obsessed with the New York City subway system - so he decided to draw a set of illustrations depicting their love for and adventures on the subway train! A chap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/artists-children-obsessed-with-ny-subway/

Pluto(id) is Back, Baby!

Things may be looking up for Pluto, which got stripped of its planetary status two years ago. Astronomers are going to name distant bodies of its size "plutoids": From now on all similar distant bodies in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/plutoid-is-back-baby/

Newton's Breakfast: Newton's Cradle with Eggs

What do you get when you cross an egg holder and an executive toy? This Newton's Cradle for eggs, titled "Newton's Breakfast" by David Asher Wilson.KithKin has the larger pic: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/newtons-breakfast-newtons-cradle-with-eggs/

Nasal Strips ... for Horses!

Here's something new that I learned today: horses can benefit from using nasal strips!From the website of Flair Equine Nasal Strips:FLAIR Strips support the nasal passages during exercise and improve the horse’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/nasal-strips-for-horses/

Spelled-Out Flatware by Kathryn Hinton

Jeweler and Silversmith Kathryn Hinton created some very interesting tableware, like this fork that lets you "brand" your food with the word "FORK." Dezeen blog has more examples of her fantastic work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/11/spelled-out-flatware-by-kathryn-hinton/






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