Archive for February 9th, 2009

Free Online Books Every Student of Humanity Should Read

Here's a site that links to public domain literature available on the web! You can read such classics as The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Art of War, Ivanhoe, Madame Bovary, The Lady of the Lake, Dracula , Walden, On the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/free-online-books-every-student-of-humanity-should-read/

Life is Like a Box of Cake-olates

Anyone can run out to the drugstore and pick up a heart-shaped box of chocolates for their significant others for Valentine's Day, but how many people can make a cake look like a heart-shaped box of chocolates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/life-is-like-a-box-of-cake-olates/

Diorama-Like Oil Paintings

Portland artist Amy Bennett creates striking oil paintings, many of whichd epict beautiful vistas, landscapes, cityscapes and slices of daily life. Only there's one catch - these oil paintings are stylized to look like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/diorama-like-oil-paintings/

Book Vases

Graduate designer Laura Cahill makes vases and furniture...from books. Cahill, who uses books from secondhand stores, found that old books are very difficult to recycle because of the glue used in the binding process....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/book-vases/

Password Security Insights

Analyst Robert Graham of Dark Reading, a website dealing with computer security issues, authored a fascinating report on the recent hacking of the popular website phpbb.com. The hacker published approximately 20,000 pass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/hacked-website-password-list-offers-security-insights/

Handcarved Credits

"...whittled like a toy whistle from the stick that is the movie." Every time film score enthusiast Erin Murray sees a movie, she writes a song for the end credits. She's outfitted 'Hellboy 2' with a soul th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/handcarved-credits/

Tractor Parade

Jacob Vanderlaan of Sussex, New Brunswick loved tractors. After he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, the 9-year-old made his request to the Children's Wish Foundation. He wanted to visit the John Deere factory in Molin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/tractor-parade/

Pancake Caterpillar

Caterpillar pancakes made by Heidi Kenney, who was inspired by these pancakes. Don't miss Heidi's adorable plush creations. Previously: Pancake art.Food, insects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/pancake-caterpillar/

Converted Churches

Normally when we talk about religion and "conversion" we are referring to people that decided to make a major change in their faith. But what about actual religious temples going into a major conversion?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/converted-churches/

Surprise Book Delivery

Michel Cuhaci received a flawed copy of the book A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equation, so he left a one-star review on Amazon. The author, Dan Fleisch responded and promised to send a replacement overnight. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/surprise-book-delivery/

Radiology Art

The Radiology Art project features scans submitted by different folks. Scans are acquired as DICOM images using a GE CT scanner, then processed in Osirix software on a Macintosh iMac computer. Colors are assigned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/radiology-art/

Did They Win An Oscar?

The Academy Awards will be given out on February 22nd. As we prepare for this year's ceremonies, think back to past awards. Does anyone really remember who won Oscars in years past? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/did-they-win-an-oscar/

2-Carat Cup

We've just added this clever 2-Carat Cup to the Neatorama Online Store. It's a coffee cup with a handle shaped just like a ring with a huge solitaire diamond! The 2-Carat Cup is a white porcelain coffee cup with a gold g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/2-carat-cup/

10 Things Science Fiction Got Wrong

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Most of the time we're willing to shovel down the popcorn and watch Yoda lift X-Wings out of the swamp using nothi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/10-things-science-fiction-got-wrong/

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Skydiving Are Wrong

A professional skydiver set out to debunk 10 most common myths about skydiving in this neat article at The List Universe. For example:9. The Freefall Chatter Skydiving Myth: You can talk or yell to each other duri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/10-things-you-thought-you-knew-about-skydiving-are-wrong/

Garlic Painting by Lauren Mark Libunao

Heat a pan, add oil, deep fry a garlic -- what do you get? An eye-catching work of art. Yep, you read that right! Garlic is the main ingredient of the masterpieces by Lauren Mark Libunao of Neuva Ecija, Philippines.h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/garlic-painting-by-lauren-mark-libunao/

Guitar: Impossible

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuU00Q3RhDg][YouTube - Link]What Lasse Gjertsen did for beatboxing is what this YouTube user named MysteryGuitarMan did for guitar tabs. The video clip is difficult to describe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/guitar-impossible/

DIY Iron Man Arc Reactor Costume

If Tony Stark can make out out of scrap metal and other industrial junk in an isolated Afghan cave, then surely you can make your very own Arc Reactor in the comfort of your garage. Instrucables user msraynsford will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/diy-iron-man-arc-reactor-costume/

Beer Bottle Dominoes

What do you do when you have hundreds of empty, saved beer bottles left after a party or something? Behold, the Beer Bottle Dominoes. Apparently, this is what Danes do for fun in Denmark: Link [embedded YouTube clip]domi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/beer-bottle-dominoes/

A Series of Unfortunate Cover Redesigns

Remember Space Sick's clever movie posters re-designed as old book covers post on Neatorama? (Yes, from the Upcoming Queue for all you haters ;) )Well, here are some more: Artist M. S. Corley redesigned Lemony Snicket's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/a-series-of-unfortunate-cover-redesigns/

Is College a Scam?

Kathy Kristof of Forbes seems to think so. In this intriguing article, Kristof argues that with student loans with terms worse than what you can get from Vito down at the docks, and with the overinflated importance of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/is-college-a-scam/

Sock Monkey Couture Dress by Rebecca Yaker

It doesn't get much more awesome or horrific or perhaps horrifically awesome, depending on your point of view, than this, folks! Behold the Sock Monkey Couture Dress by Rebecca Yaker of Hazel and Melvin's Room (yes, that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/sock-monkey-couture-dress-by-rebecca-yaker/

Pixar's In-Jokes

Jim Hill has a fantastic post about the in-jokes and self-references that appear in Pixar's feature films and shorts. Take, for instance, this beat up Pizza Planet truck to the left. Turns out, the car has been in every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/pixars-in-jokes/

If Batman Were a Cat ...

Photo via Artnet, auctioned by Sotheby's New York from the Estate of Cecile Singer Actually, that's An Important and Unique Cat, a marble sculpture by Swiss sculptor Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, an artist of the Art N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/09/if-batman-were-a-cat/






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