Archive for December 12th, 2008

The Biggest Moon Since 1993

Don't miss the full moon tonight, it's the largest moon in years because it's the closest to Earth it has been since 1993. The composite image above shows how comparitively large the moon looks tonight compared to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/the-biggest-moon-since-1993/

RIP Bettie Page: 1923-2008

Pin up star Bettie Page passed away last night after suffering a heart attack on December 2. She was 85 years old. Bettie was a beautiful woman and a wonderful icon, her work was influential to pin up girl pictures, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/rip-betty-page-1928-2008/

6-Wheeled Car Enters Production

The Covini Six Wheeler, its designers argue, has superior steering and braking capability due to its extra set of wheels. It will be available to buyers starting in 2009. Follow the link for more pictures and a v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/6-wheeled-car-enters-production/

A Graphic Representation of Immigration to the United States, 1820-1970

No, this is not a political post. It's just a cool video graphically showing streams of immigration from different parts of the world to the U.S. Nice swirly colors. (Video Link) Via Glenn Reynoldscharts, immigra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/a-graphic-representation-of-immigration-to-the-united-states-1820-1970/

The Pooping Log and Other Strange Christmas Customs

Our very own Miss Cellania wrote a really neat article for mental_floss about 8 truly strange Christmas customs. This one to the left is "Caga Tió" or the "pooping log.":The Catalan custom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/the-pooping-log-and-other-strange-christmas-customs/

Fire-Breathing Robo-Dog in London

Don't Panic TV has a clip of "Larry" (actually LRRY-1), a fire-breathing robo-dog, like it's straight out of Mad Max, roaming the streets of London. The contraption is built by Lyle of the Mutoid Waste Company....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/fire-breathing-robo-dog-in-london/

Vets Reattach Cat's Face After 'Cat'-astrophe

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. And that's just exactly what vets did for Edgar, a 4-year-old long-haired feline who lost her face in an accident:Me-ouch! Veterinarians on Tuesday performed an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/vets-reattach-cats-face-after-cat-astrophe/

The Whistling Orangutan

Bonnie, a 30-year-old female orangutan living at the Smithsonian National Zoological Part in Washington, D.C., started doing something strange one day: she started whistling!Scientists have long known that orangutans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/the-whistling-orangutan/

Leap Second

December 31st will be a long day this year. One second longer, to be exact. The earth's trip around the sun doesn't exactly correspond to our calendar, as it takes 365.2422 days. That's why we add a day for leap year eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/leap-second/

Geek Fruit

I didn't know you could do this. An owner of a Fuji apple orchard printed up custom stickers of iPods and the Apple logo. He then put the stickers on his Fuji apples while they were still young and on the trees....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/geek-fruit/

Death Metal Puppy

With a title like Death Metal Puppy, you might want to think before you watch this video, since the music is, yeah, death metal. But it made me laugh! Turn your speakers down a bit and give it a chance. Link (embedded vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/death-metal-puppy/

I Google You - Live Music Performance

Amanda Palmer, from Boston MA, is performing the song "I Google You" by Neil Gaiman live at Spiegelworld in New York City. Link [YouTube] - via Google Blogoscopedgoogle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/i-google-you-live-music-performance/

Cartoon Bomb Tissue Roll Cover

This "100 Tons Bomb" tissue roll cover looks like it came straight out of the ACME catalog. But don't let Wile E. Coyote light the "fuse", you may need the tissue to wipe tears from your eyes after sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/cartoon-bomb-tissue-roll-cover/

2008 Urlies: Meme of the Year

To celebrate/honor/make fun of everything that happened on the Web in 2008, the staff at Urlesque blog made their own award (now that's a neat idea!), the 2008 Urlies.One of the funnest categories is the Meme of the Year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/2008-urlies-meme-of-the-year/

Mind-Reading Computer Takes Images Straight out of Your Brain

Japanese scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs have successfully built a machine that can read your mind - or at least getting images straight from your brain:A Japanese research team has revealed it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/mind-reading-computer-takes-images-straight-out-of-your-brain/

Ninja Throwing Star Refrigerator Magnet

Whoa! Take a look at these super sweet shuriken (Ninja throwing star) magnets at epaulet. Want! http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-92/Secret-Mark-Throwing-Star/Detail - via BB GadgetsMore cool stuff at Core 77's Ulti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/ninja-throwing-star-refrigerator-magnet/

Multiple Kill Vehicle's Hover Test

A military killer drone, er ... missile defense took one step closer to reality. Here's a video clip of a "multiple kill vehicle" completing its hover test:Objectives of the test included having the MKV-L h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/12/multiple-kill-vehicles-hover-test/






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