Archive for August 21st, 2008

Wizard of Oz propaganda-style poster

Oz at War propaganda poster by tocath. It's the theme post for a recruitment poster photoshop contest at Worth 1000. *Previously: Godzilla in Gallilee....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/wizard-of-oz-propaganda-style-poster/

Five Amusement Parks that are No Longer Amusing

There’s something fascinating about large structures that have been completely abandoned. But abandoned amusement parks are especially creepy. The fact that such a bustling, busy place full of excitement and fun is n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/five-amusement-parks-that-are-no-longer-amusing/

Dissecting Lightning McQueen of Pixar's Cars

Jake Parker of Agent44 Blog didn't just wonder about what Lightning McQueen, the hero of the 2006 movie Cars by Disney and Pixar would looke like on a dissection table ... he actually drew one out!Link - thanks kinom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/dissecting-lightning-mcqueen-of-pixars-cars/

Turning Fat Straight Into Muscle (Yay, Science!)

My old college roommate had a firm belief that if you wait long enough, science will solve all your problems for you. And he may be right: scientists have discovered factors that may help your body turn fat straight into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/turning-fat-straight-into-muscle-yay-science/

$1 Million Vacation

What are you doing for your next vacation? If you're loaded, may I suggest the $1 million vacation travel package (and that you take a great traveling companion with you. Who? Oh, say, someone like me!):Here's some of wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/1-million-vacation/

Parents Let Kid Drop Out to Focus on Video Gaming

Like many 16-year old teenagers, Blake Peebles dreams of being a professional video game player. That's not unusual. What's different here is that Blake's parents actually let him quit school (he's still homeschooled) to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/parents-let-kid-drop-out-to-focus-on-video-gaming/

5 Dubious Moments in Olympics History

Ah, the Olympics: the intense competition, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and ... a butt pinch by Hitler? If you are sick and tired of the greatest moments in the Olympic Games sort of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/5-dubious-moments-in-olympics-history/

A Short Illustrated History of the Nerd

Where did the nerd originate, both as a word an individual and, possibly, a species? What were the original societal perceptions of the nerd? How have these changed over the decades? Enter the world of the nerd and d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/a-short-illustrated-history-of-the-nerd/

Furby Gurdy

Link four Furbys together to make a musical instrument! There's even one for sale on eBay. David Cranmer makes custom electronic musical instruments. He's posted step-by-step process for making a Furby Gurdy, with vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/furby-gurdy/

History's Slowest Invasion

An alien species has been invading Britain for over 100 years, and they were just now noticed. They are snails! For the past 110 years, a colony of snails has managed to crawl unnoticed from an imported stone balust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/historys-slowest-invasion/

Baby Finches

Mr. Grass at Watching Grass Grow ("The Most Boring Website in the World") trained a webcam on a nest of finches and recorded their progress as they tended their babies. The story is chronicled in a series of pictures....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/baby-finches/

What is it? Game 73

Today's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this strange object. As you can see, it's a driving instruction of sorts - but what is it specifically for?Place your guess in the comment section - no p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/what-is-it-game-73/

Death Star over San Francisco

[http://youtu.be/AfqDVP_0O0c] (YouTube link)It's Imperial Fleet Week! I could've sworn I posted this last week, but looked and found that I was mistaken. Check out this video by Mike Horn of an alternate reality in which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/death-star-over-san-francisco/

It’s not a glitch. He’s just that good.

As a response to a fan video regarding a bug in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 game, EA Sports and Tiger Woods demonstrate that the "glitch" (where it's possible for Woods to walk on water) Levinator25 thought he found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/21/its-not-a-glitch-hes-just-that-good/





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