Archive for January 28th, 2009

Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci Made out of Nails

Artist Saimir Strati creates enormous mosaics out of nails, corks, and toothpicks. Here is a picture of him at work on his 2006 portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. It's made entirely out of nails. You can see a full gall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/portrait-of-leonardo-da-vinci-made-out-of-nails/

Obama Photoshopped or Drawn as Other Iconic People -- A Collection

From the stock Presidential comparisons to pop culture icons, Obama's pretty much been drawn or photoshopped as every consequential figure in American history. Their purposes are different -- some make historical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/obama-photoshopped-or-drawn-as-other-iconic-people-a-collection/

Homemade Steampunk Lamps

Here we have some stunning looking Steampunk lamps, made from a combination of new, recycled and found objects. Some of the parts used, to create these 3 amazing looking clocks include parts from antique radios, barom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/homemade-steampunk-lamps/

Suffragettes Run Wild, Vandalize Kew Gardens

While searching Flickr for garden photos to counter a winter's gloom, I encountered this rather startling image, labelled "Tea House, Kew Gardens, destroyed by suffragettes." For me the photo and story are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/suffragettes-run-wild-vandalize-kew-gardens/

Most Ticketed Cars 2008

Here's a neat little report on the most ticked cars of 2008 compiled by a third party research group for the insurance companies...ISO Quality Planning, a company specializing in helping insurance companies identify...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/most-ticketed-cars-2008/

Breathtaking large-format pictures of London at night

The Big Picture, Alan Taylor's always stunning large-format picture blog for the Boston Globe, is featuring amazingly detailed bird's-eye views of London at night by photographer Jason Hawkes, a follow-up to a prior post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/breathtaking-large-format-pictures-of-london-at-night/

I Love Science Shirts in Onesies and Kids Sizes

We've had our popular "I Love Science T-Shirt" designs in onesies and kids T-shirt sizes for a while now on Neatorama's Online Shop, but I thought I'd post a heads up here to show just how cute my son Zachary i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/i-love-science-shirts-in-onesies-and-kids-sizes/

How the Rest of the World Lives

A heart breaking look at the slums of the world.  For all of us who complain about our lives, and how poor we are.....just take a look. I guarantee you'll never think of yourself as poor again. The Venezuelan capit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/how-the-rest-of-the-world-lives/

Classic Gas-Guzzlers Reborn

Polished chrome, a roaring engine and shimmering tail-fins; they sure don’t make ‘em like they used to, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Sure, classic cars are known for their durability, beautifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/classic-gas-guzzlers-reborn/

Slumdogs and Millionaires

If the portrait of India in this movie mystifies you, this series of short documentary videos from National Geographic offers some explanations.  Focussing on the seismic changes coming about as a result of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/slumdogs-and-millionaires/

Does This Mean Playing WoW is Genetic, Too?

Scientists have discovered that there are tell-tale signs in your genes that indicate if you're likely to be a social butterfly or a hermit. It goes deeper than that, however.  There are markers to indicate if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/does-this-mean-playing-wow-is-genetic-too/

A Sexually Deceptive Orchid...

"...so convincing that male wasps will mate with it to the point of ejaculation." After reading that in Harper's Magazine ("Findings" section, Sept '08), I Googled the relevant terms and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/a-sexually-deceptive-orchid/

25th Anniversary of Appleā€™s 1984 Ad

[YouTube - Link]On January 22nd, 1984, Apple Computer announced the January 24th arrival of its Macintosh computer with a clever ad during Super Bowl XVIII’s third quarter. Last week marked the 25th anniversary o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/25th-anniversary-of-apples-1984-ad/

The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library

Re-enacting a movie in 30 seconds, needless to say, is tricky. But these crazy bunnies certainly have the imagination. From Casablanca to Snakes on a Plane, one thing that the folks at Angry Alien Productions sure do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/the-30-second-bunnies-theatre-library/

Why Hollywood Loves Mentally Challenged Characters

What is it about Hollywood and mentally challenged people? (I wanted to write "crazy people", but realized that's not PC). Cineleet has an interesting post about movies that depict mentally challenged character...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/why-hollywood-loves-mentally-challenged-characters/

Playable Guitar Hero Textadventure

Here's a playable Guitar Hero Textadventure where you write about pressing red and blue buttons when you read about falling red and blue circles. Hilarious and based on this fun image at b3ta. When you fail at writing &q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/playable-guitar-hero-textadventure/

One 344 sq foot Room with 24 Possible Layouts

Thinking of downsizing?  How small you could you go? How about a 344 square foot (about 32 m2) apartment?  With the possiblitity of 24 distinct rooms. This photo gallery says it all. Here's the remarkably...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/one-344-sq-foot-room-with-24-possible-layouts/

How to Simplify Your Email in 4 Steps

The following is a guest post of Leo Babauta of Zen Habits and author of The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential ... in Business and in Life. The followin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/how-to-simplify-your-email-in-4-steps/

The Thing + GI Joes + Disco-Dance Music = ?

[YouTube - Link] I'll tell you what it equals...it equals awesome, baby! A mighty and fitting homage/tribute to the gruesome blood chilling movie The Thing using GI Joes and crazy Disco-Dance music from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/the-thing-gi-joes-disco-dance-music/

Henchman's Helper

When you want to be evil, at least have a cool lair to back it up. But if you can't afford wall of monitors, then this virtual one is the next best thing. Soon the world will be mine, Mr. Bond... Muhahah, MUAHAHHAHAHA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/henchmans-helper/

Nerdbots

Nerdbots are robot sculptures created with found objects. Married couple Nicholas and Angela create Nerdbots by piecing together parts found at their favorite antique and thrift stores.Link - via metafilterFrom the Upcom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/nerdbots/

Supernatural Dyslexia? An image of DOG appears...

Several years ago, a Colorado family had to put down their chocolate lab Fletcher; they placed his ashes in the back yard. Recently while getting ready to fire up the backyard grill for a barbecue, they noticed an ima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/supernatural-dyslexia-an-image-of-dog-appears/

Milky Way over Mauna Kea

If you haven't been keeping up with Astronomy Picture Of The Day, you're missing out on some awesome images! Today's featured image is a prime example of why I could spend hours staring into the endless night sky. Now if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/milky-way-over-mauna-kea/




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