Archive for April 11th, 2009

Jellybean Guess is Good for $25,000

Jessica Silverman of Harlem won $25,000 for correctly guessing the number of jellybeans in a jar.  This isn't the first time Jessica has done this: 21 years ago as a five year old, she won a stuffed dragon.Silve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/jellybean-guess-is-good-for-25000/

2 Photographers: 365 Days of Random Pairings

Josh and Nina are two friends. Every day, they each take a photo. Operating under a pact of absolute secrecy, neither knows what the other is working on. Each morning, they post their photos on MintyForest side by side....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/2-photographers-365-days-of-random-pairings/

MRI Confirms Woman's Third Arm

After experiencing a stroke, a Swiss woman at Geneva University Hospital began experiencing phantom limb for an arm that didn't exist -- and never had. Doctors subjected her to a MRI: Researchers instructed the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/mri-confirms-womans-third-arm/

A Few Facts About Napoleon

Last week marked the anniversary of the date that Napoleon abdicated and was then exiled to the Island of Elba. Thanks to high school history, we know plenty about Napoleon's military campaigns and political dealings, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/a-few-facts-about-napoleon/

Alex Michaelis' Staircase/Slide Combo

Don't let my kids see this: London architect Alex Michaelis has slide next to his staircase! Laura Housley of Cookie Magazine has the story:Not that there aren't plenty of kids' diversions elsewhere, including the cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/alex-michaelis-staircaseslide-combo/

Battleship Yamato in LEGO by Jumpei Mitsui

Photo: junlego [Brickshelf]We've posted about Spaceship Battleship Yamato in LEGO before on Neatorama, but as the old saying goes, the original is still the best: here's the namesake the battleship Yamato (also in LEGO)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/battleship-yamato-in-lego-by-jumpei-mitsui/

Bicycle Contrails

Contrail is a fun little gadget developed by Studio Gelardi to let bicyclists "mark" their bike paths. As more an more bikers ride on the same path, the contrail lines get brighter. Ostensibly, they say that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/bicycle-contrails/

Ascending the Giants

Photo: Sean O'Connor / Freesolo PhotographyPeter Beland of The Smithsonian Magazine has a fascinating look at Ascending The Giants, a unique "adventure group" led by arborists Brian French and Will Koomjian. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/ascending-the-giants/

William Warren's Shelves for Life is a Stylish Coffin/Bookshelves

There's a good reason that William Warren named his creation "Shelves for Life":The shelves are CNC cut in oak veneered plywood to the customers measurements. They are intended to be used throughout life as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/william-warrens-shelves-for-life-is-a-stylish-coffinbookshelves/

The Dalek Girls: Extermination Never Looked This Good!

LiveJournal user Echidnite shows us why Australian cosplayers rawk! Behold, the world's loveliest Daleks at Supanova expo in Brisbane. Extermination (and toilet plungers) never looked this good! Link - via i09dalek, cosp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/the-dalek-girls-extermination-never-looks-this-good/

Every Guy's Lightsaber Duel Fantasy

While we're still in the subject of sexy nerdery (is that a word? It should be!), here's a faux ad by Adam Green of two ladies fighting with lightsabers where they cut each other's clothes off.No, no nudity (this is, Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/11/every-guys-lightsaber-duel-fantasy/
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