Archive for November 20th, 2008

Scary Financial Times

(YouTube link) From the folks who brought you Digital Conversion. -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/scary-financial-times/

Fanboys

(video link) Fanboys is set in 1999, when we waited with high expectations for The Phantom Menace. Three fans decide they can't wait and try to break into George Lucas' home to steal the print. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/fanboys/

What is it? Game 82

All right, all you guessing experts - here's this week's collaboration What is it? blog: can you guess what this strange object is (and don't say trumpet, cuz it's not!)Place your guess in the comment se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/what-is-it-game-82/

Should We Bail Out the Automakers?

I'm sure many of you are aware that Detroit automakers are lobbying the government (and the public in their website GM Facts and Fiction) for a $25 billion bailout loan package. The CEOs of the Big Three automakers, Gene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/should-we-bail-out-the-automakers/

Fairy Tale Scenes by Magdalena Bors

Woodland Scene (2006)Castle on the Hill (2007)Belgian artist Magdalena Bors' artworks depict a fairy tale scene woven directly out of common household things. Check out her website for more: Link - via Notcot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/fairy-tale-scenes-by-magdalena-bors/

1001 Rules For My Unborn Son

1001 rules for my unborn son is a fantastic tumblr blog where you will find hundreds (so far) of words of wisdom about life. For example: 270. Stand up to bullies. You'll only have to do it once.269. If you've made y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/1001-rules-for-my-unborn-son/

Flair Hair: The Uber-Toupee

Bald? That's not a problem with this "flair hair" visor from Kotula's: We all have "bad hair" days; some of us have "no hair" days. When you need to cover your dome, you’ll want so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/flair-hair-the-uber-toupee/

The Princess Phone and Other Japanese Words and Phrases of 2008

Japanese publishing company Jiyu Kokuminsha released its annual list of 60 most popular Japanese words and phrases of 2008 - and thanks to Pink Tentacle blog, we can all read about them in English ;)For example:*stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/the-princess-phone-and-other-japanese-words-and-phrases-of-2008/

Lonesome George Got His Mojo ... at the Ripe Old Age of 90!

At the grand old age of 90, Lonesome George, a giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands, suddenly got interested in the opposite sex:A Pinta Island tortoise, George had showed little interest in sex during 36 years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/lonesome-george-got-his-mojo-at-the-ripe-old-age-of-90/

James Bond's Weird World of Inventions (c. 1966)

James Bond's gadgets had captivated moviegoers for a looong time! Here's a 1966 article from Popular Science detailing some of the gadgets featured in 007's Thunderball:Because their success has spawned so many imita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/james-bonds-weird-world-of-inventions-c-1966/

5-year-old Dribbler

(YouTube link) Milan Simon Tuttle is five years old and has been playing basketball for a year and a half. She's short, skilled, and adorable! -Thanks, Laura! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/5-year-old-dribbler/

Pygmy Tarsiers

Scientists thought the pygmy tarsier was extinct, since the last live sighting was over 80 years ago. Eight years ago, one was accidently trapped and killed in Indonesia. But recently, scientists have caught three live p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/pygmy-tarsiers/

G-speak

(Vimeo link) Take a look at the G-speak spatial operating environment by Oblong. Some of the SOE's core ideas are already familiar from the film Minority Report, whose characters performed forensic analysis using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/g-speak/

Nanobamas

Professor John Hart of the University of Michigan created nanoscale likenesses of president-elect Barack Obama that are each smaller than a grain of sand! The "nanobamas" were made to raise awareness of nanotechnology....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/20/nanobamas/






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