Archive for July 31st, 2008

G.I. Joe Does The Thing

(YouTube link) Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann made this video for the song "Driving this road until death sets you free", by Zombie Zombie. It's a remake of the 1982 John Carpenter movie The Thing, using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/gi-joe-does-the-thing/

VideoSift Picks of the Week

A mixed bag today: Links open in new browser/tab The Large Hadron RapWhat do we love more than nerds? Rapping nerds!Here's a neat video by the physicists of CERN (is that a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/videosift-picks-of-the-week-2/

Bubble-Blowing Beluga

Gail posted about whale flatulence before on Neatorama, and there's just no way I can top that bubble. So here's something else: a Beluga whale blowing bubbles!A beluga whale blows bubbles at an aquarium in Japan to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/bubble-blowing-beluga/

Garfield, Translated From English to Chinese and Back

To illustrate just how much automated translators still have to go, Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped used Google and Babelfish to translate Garfield from English to Chinese and then back to English. The results are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/garfield-translated-from-english-to-chinese-and-back/

The Mona Leia by Jim Hance

The Mona Leia by Jim HanceJim Hance of Strangely Drawn wrote to us about his pop-culture and parody art (a lot of Star Wars, Tarantino, and other movie-inspired paintings). This one above, titled the Mona Leia, is curren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/the-mona-leia-by-jim-hance/

An Online Crime Map of England and Wales

MyNeighbourhood is a Google Map-styled website that identify assaults, muggings, and burglaries in towns and villages in England and Wales.The UK Home Office said that the website will give citizens the details of every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/a-crime-map-of-england-and-wales/

Milky Way Over Ontario

Photo: Kerry-Ann Lecky HepburnThis amazing photo of the Milky Way over Binbrook, Ontario, Canada, was taken by Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn of Weather and Sky Photography:I was really lucky that the the water was beautifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/milky-way-over-ontario/

World's Oldest Joke Traced to Sumeria in 1900 B.C.

Courtesy of Reuters, which has other ancient jokes as well: It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/worlds-oldest-joke-traced-to-sumeria-in-1900-bc/

What is it? Game 71

Yay! It's time for our collaboration with the What is it? blog. Can you guess what this gruesome tool is used for? Place your guess in the comment section - No prize (that's next week!) you're playing fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/what-is-it-game-71/

You Are Beautiful

The You Are Beautiful project made an installation on a fence using disposable cups in late 2003. They returned to find the cups had been moved over and over again, shown in a series of photographs. Click each picture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/you-are-beautiful/

Pygmy Slow Loris

(YouTube link) A pygmy slow loris shown being adorable, although very slowly. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/pygmy-slow-loris/

The Original Google Storage

In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were Stanford University graduate students, working on their Digital Library Project, later known as Google. They needed a lot of storage, and the largest hard disk available was 4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/31/the-original-google-storage/




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