Archive for August 9th, 2008

Barack Roll

(YouTube link) Better than Rick Rolling, you've just been Barack Rolled! -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/barack-roll/

Russian Troops Nearing Savannah

The automated features in Google News can be handy, but sometimes misleading, as the amusing screenshot above indicates. Link via DoublePlusUndead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/russian-troops-nearing-savannah/

The Shepard Scale Auditory Illusion

[YouTube - Link] Here's a cool auditory illusion that may or may not cause you to question your sanity. According to Wikipedia: A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/the-shepard-scale-auditory-illusion/

Are Women Bloggers Taken Seriously?

Julie of wine me, dine me blog, was miffed when she read a local article that virtually ignored female bloggers. When her male friend asked her "does that really matter?" she replied: Yes, it does. Women's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/are-women-bloggers-taken-seriously/

Lila Jang's Wall-Climbing Sofa

This wall-climbing sofa by Lila Jang is the perfect for that odd corner of the house where no other furniture fits :) It's part of the 2007 contemporary art exhibition Parcours Saint Germain in Paris - via basic_sounds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/lila-jangs-wall-climbing-sofa/

The Aurland Lookout

Photos: Saunders ArchitectureYou're looking at the Aurland Lookout in Norway - this amazing structure was designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen of Saunders Architecture, and is part of Norway's effort to get ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/the-aurland-lookout/

Monument to ... Martian Machines?!

This has got to be one of the strangest monument ever: a sculpture of a Martian invader (a Tripod, actually) in Working Woking, England (H.G. Well's hometown and the area in which the Martian first arrived in his novel W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/monument-to-martian-machines/

Shark Pedicab

Photo: Jill GreenbergTo advertise its Shark Week, the Discovery Channel commissioned Stefan Paulos to create this awesome Shark Pedicab! Just wait till you see the bill for the ride ...Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/shark-pedicab/

Photos from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Big Picture blog by Alan Taylor at Boston.com has an excellent gallery of (huge!) photographs from the (4-hour long!) opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.This one to the left is taken by Vladimir Rys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/photos-from-the-2008-beijing-summer-olympics-opening-ceremony/

Vampire Bats are Deadly

There may be no such things as vampires, but there are vampire bats. And they're deadly:At least 38 Warao Indians have died in remote villages in Venezuela, and medical experts suspect an outbreak of rabies spread by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/vampire-bats-are-deadly/

1970s Timewarp: Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno on The Electric Company

I was born in January, 1970 and among countless influences that buoyed my childhood years was The Electric Company - an educational show that aired on PBS stations. The Electric Company was for older kids than the Ses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/1970s-timewarp-morgan-freeman-and-rita-moreno-on-the-electric-company/

Rare Klaus Nomi cable access appearance

Count me in as a Klaus Nomi fan. Klaus Nomi was a German pastry-maker living in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. An accomplished working pastry-chef by training, he was also an opera singer. Within N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/09/rare-klaus-nomi-cable-access-appearance/




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