Archive for November 3rd, 2008

Melting Steel With The Sun

[YouTube - Link] You may remember the story of Archimedes who created a mirror to point at the advancing enemy Roman boats and setting them aflame with the concentrated power of the Sun's rays. After watching this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/melting-steel-with-the-sun/

Clever Architecture Designs Incorporating Biomass Power System

When asked about alternative energy, most people think of solar and wind power generators. But there are other forms, like geothermal or biomass power system. Our pal WebEcoist explores one unique benefit of using this f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/clever-architecture-designs-incorporating-biomass-power-system/

The White Obama and the Black McCain

Image: Tor Myhren / Grey NYC via thecoolhunterGrey NYC's Creative director Tor Myhren came up with this brilliant poster to bring into the forefront what a lot of people have been thinking of, but couldn't bring themselv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/the-white-obama-and-the-black-mccain/

Octoplush by Lana Crooks

Artist and "Plushinator" Lana Crooks created these awesomely cute Octoplush collectibles ("Octoplushies?") - They're on display on her solo show Crooked Critter at A.Okay in Chicago: Link | L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/octoplush-by-lana-crooks/

Kung Fu Clowns

Here's the best clown clip you'll see today: Behold, the Kung Fu Clowns. Those of you who have coulrophobia or the irrational fears of clowns may want to skip this one.You'll never guess the ending: Link [embedded YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/kung-fu-clowns/

Liquid Bookmark

Reading a scary book? Here's the perfect bookmark: Liquid Bookmark by Kyouei Design, which looks like your book is dripping blood! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/liquid-bookmark/

The West Wing

If the TV show The West Wing was the real world, Josiah Bartlett would be marking the tenth anniversary of his presidential election today. Today's mental_floss quiz tests how well you remember about his ficti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/the-west-wing/

31 Amazing Video Game Costumes

Slobs of Gaming collected video game costumes from all over and posted the best on one page. These folks are serious about their cosplay! I had a hard time picking just one for illustration. Pictured is Devil Jin from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/31-amazing-video-game-costumes/

Awesome Christmas Card

In a world where anything can happen… comes a ’Christmas card’ so terrifying, so awesome, so joyful and triumphant only one man can help. “We are going to need a bigger tree!” Yes, it's early, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/awesome-christmas-card/

Maple Syrup

Have you ever wondered how they make maple syrup? Jack Schmidling shows you how the sap is collected and processed, with photos. What surprised me is how clear the sap is straight from the tree! Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/maple-syrup/

The Origins of the Safety Razor

I took a bunch of kids to an antique store over the weekend, and one asked me about a box she found. I explained it was a safety razor. She remarked that it didn't look too safe. No, I replied, but it was a lot safer t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/the-origins-of-the-safety-razor/

Raccoon Plays Harp

(YouTube link) Short and sweet. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/raccoon-plays-harp/

The Most Expensive Accidents in History

This list of the most expensive accidents in history starts out with the sinking of the Titanic at #10. If you think a bit, you can probably guess some of the entries before you check out the rest. Dollar amounts are e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/03/the-most-expensive-accidents-in-history/
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