Archive for July 16th, 2008

The Southern Lights

YouTube - [Link] My dream has always been to break away from the big cities and flee up to the cold barren areas of Canada and witness the beautiful and breathtaking Aurora Borealis or more commonly known as the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/the-southern-lights/

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The words to song you hear (or maybe sing) at every baseball game, Take Me Out to the Ball Game were written 100 years ago by Jack Norworth, who had never been to a ball game! In fact, it was 32 years after*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game/

Steampunk Mouse

I don't know how comfortable this elegantly-modded mouse would be to use, but it sure is pretty! The box made to house it is a work of art, too. http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/translate_url_content?.intl=no&lp=ru_en&tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/steampunk-mouse/

The Onion examines "no values" voters

The Onion* News Network examines an important yet often overlooked segment of the American electorate: "no values" voters. What are the McCain and Obama campaigns doing to win over this special interest group? ONN's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/the-onion-examines-no-values-voters/

Dark Knight Tattoo Is Topical...But Is It a Good Idea?

Although modern technology has evolved to the point where tattoos can be removed, getting one is still quite a major commitment. Despite this, some still choose not only to get tattoos, but tattoos related with pop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/dark-knight-tattoo-is-topicalbut-is-it-a-good-idea/

Speechable

Speechable is an easy way to add speech balloons to your photos. Upload a photo, then select a balloon and add text. Use the buttons below to resize your font, and resize the balloon by clicking its lower right corner....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/speechable/

Hot Dog Quiz

July is National Hot Dog Month, and the Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test how much you know about hot dogs, the food and as a pop culture reference. I only scored 50% because I am a pop culture weinie. http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/hot-dog-quiz/

Eight Presidential Namesakes

It happens with almost every President – people name their children for whoever is in office or whoever had a profound influence on them. But sometimes those children go on to be famous in their own rights. Here are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/eight-presidential-namesakes/

The Trinity Test

The Atomic Age began 63 years ago today, when the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range in a remote part of New Mexico. The Trinity test, as it was known, was the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/the-trinity-test/

Groovy-retro Fallout 3 video game trailer

Take a look at this great 50s/Cold War-esque "trailer" for the post-apocalyptic video game Fallout 3. Don't forget to Duck and Cover! [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/groovy-retro-fallout-3-video-game-trailer/

Your Very Own Action Figure

Be-A-Doll makes custom action figures that look like you! Or have one made for a gift, or modeled after a person you want to keep around (maybe to stick pins in). Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/your-very-own-action-figure/

Baarle-Hertog

Some parts of the town of Baarle-Hertog, Belgium belong to The Netherlands. Which part? For that, you'll need a map. Baarle-Hertog borders the Netherlands – but, because of its unique history of political divis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/baarle-hertog/

Steampunk Cufflinks

Grace Acosta makes steampunk jewelry from authentic vintage materials. Each is one-of-a-kind, like these magnified gear cufflinks. Vintage lucite magnifying cabochons were set over old letters and genuine brass wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/steampunk-cufflinks/

A Leftist Conspiracy: Disproportionate Number of U.S. Presidents Are Left-Handed

It must be a conspiracy: for the fifth time in the last 35 years, Americans will elect a lefty to the White House. No, not necessarily a Leftist liberal - rather, a southpaw:Both major party candidates are southpaws,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/a-leftist-conspiracy-disproportionate-number-of-us-presidents-are-left-handed/

The Spoonbridge and Cherry: Is Good Art?

By Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Photo: Walker Art CenterThe Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is celebrating its 20th anniversary of its Sculpture Garden (with the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/the-spoonbridge-and-cherry-is-good-art/

More Bad News for Starbucks Employees: Italians Develop Robotic Baristas

Leave it to the Italians to set priorities straight: for the 6 million Euros DEXMART robot project, which focuses on the development of robotic hands, a Naples University team created ... a coffee-making robot!The ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/more-bad-news-for-starbucks-employees-italians-develop-robotic-baristas/

Sunny Day by Aleksandra Stratimirovic: Art Made From Thousands of Small Glass Vials

For her art installation "Sunny Day," Aleksandra Stratimirovic poured colored liquids into 4,464 small medical glass vials set in front of a fluorescent backlight to create the 2 m by 3 m (~6 1/2 by 10 ft) imag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/sunny-day-by-aleksandra-stratimirovic-art-made-from-thousands-of-small-glass-vials/

Fossilized Track Suggests Dinosaurs Can Swim!

Last year, paleontologist Loic Costeur and colleagues discovered a strange set of fossilized footprints that suggest that dinosaurs can swim:The underwater trackway, which is well-preserved in sandstone, is made up o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/16/fossilized-track-suggests-dinosaurs-can-swim/






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