Archive for April 17th, 2009

Remanence : Variance

remanence : variance from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo. Here is quite an amazing and beautifully rendered video shot in Tokyo by Samuel Cockedey. Shot over the span of a year with Canon DSLRs (mostly 350d), processed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/remanence-variance/

Nathan Jurevicius' Scarygirl Flash Game

In 2000, Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius created a character named Scarygirl, a cute but slightly odd little girl who has a giant octopus as a guardian, and thought of a game. Flash forward nine years later, he h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/nathan-jurevicius-scarygirl-flash-game/

Pet Millionaires: Seven Cats and Dogs Who Are Actually Richer than You

Sure, there will always be people who have more money than you, but did you realize that some pets do, too? Here are seven dogs and seven cats that have money to burn!Gunther IV, the German Shepherd: This dog actuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/pet-millionaires-seven-cats-and-dogs-who-are-actually-richer-than-you/

Franklin: The Lost State of America

The strange but true story of the State of Franklin, and the events that led to its creation.  It is quite a strange (some might say tall) tale that arose from the ashes of the American Revolutionary War:In Augu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/franklin-the-lost-state-of-america/

Water Skiing Elephant

If this isn't history's most awesome video clip of an elephant in action, then I don't know what is ... Behold the water skiing elephant which performed for the 1959 Pittsburgh Bicentennial regatta.Hit play or go to Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/water-skiing-elephant/

Vintage Beer Cans

Photo: Lance Wilson via Love Made VisibleLove beer? Here's something for you: a neat collection of vintage beer cans by Lance Wilson and Dan Becker. According to TheDieline blog, the duo have over 2000 beer cans from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/vintage-beer-cans/

Spreadsheet BBQ Grill

What to get your barbecue-lovin' number cruncher? How about this spreadsheet barbecue grid, designed by Roma Voroneshski of Art. Lebedev Studio? LinkThis reminds me that I should update one of our favorite Neatorama post...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/spreadsheet-bbq-grill/

Two Bytes Are Better Than One

Who says being a geek isn't sexy? Flickr user SA Steve has a large collection of neat vintage computing ads from old magazines and other photos. Check it out: Link [Flickr Photoset]retro, vintage, computer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/two-bytes-are-better-than-one/

Eat Your Sushi Now, Tuna Will Be Wiped Out By 2012

Tunas at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo: Fisherman (Wikipedia)Psst! Love your tuna sashimi? Well, eat up because they may not be around much longer. The World Wildlife Fund has a dire report saying that unless current fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/eat-your-sushi-now-tuna-will-be-wiped-out-by-2012/

Tumor Angiogenesis Explained in Plain English

One of the way scientists try to combat cancer is to selectively disrupt angiogenesis, the process by which blood vessels form to support the growth of the tumor cells.Biotech company Amgen launched a spiffy new website...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/tumor-angiogenesis-explained-in-plain-english/

Democracy be Damned: NASA Nixed "Colbert" ISS Node

Aw! Being the Internet slowpoke, I've just learned that NASA has bucked the will of the people and named the International Space Station's next module "Tranquility" instead of the rightful winner of the online...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/democracy-be-damned-nasa-nixed-colbert-iss-node/

Promotion is Bad For Your Health

After putting long hours at work and navigating the treacherous waters of office politics, you've finally landed that promotion you've been after - but is it good for you?Not according to this study by economic and psych...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/promotion-is-bad-for-your-health/

Trying to Save the World by Driving to Mongolia

This July, I will be driving from London to Mongolia, in a piece of #### car, all in the name of charity.  I'm taking part in the Mongol Rally.  It is, in fact, as ridiculous as it sounds. What: The Mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/trying-to-save-the-world-by-driving-to-mongolia/

How Babies are Made

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luf6ZepNY6o][YouTube - Link]How are babies made? Is it through a very complicated process, or through the baby-carrying stork? This video by Cassidy Curtis and Racquel Coelho just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/how-babies-are-made/

Al Capone's Prison Cell

When notorious gangster Al Capone was incarcerated at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, he was treated with deference by guards, and maintained powerful connections from behind bars. I don't know about the wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/al-capones-prison-cell/

My First Dictionary

Librarian Ross Horsley has a blog in which he enters words for children to learn. However, letting your children see these definitions may destroy their childhood. Link -via b3ta Dictionary, definitions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/my-first-dictionary/

Andy Gilmore's Geometric Art

Rochester, New York-based artist Andy Gilmore's artwork shows us that simple form and colors can create mesmerizing geometric art. This one above, titled mmmmmmm (available for sale at his Etsy's shop), is unlike anythin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/andy-gilmores-geometric-art/

Samurai Isao Machii Probably Can Circumcise a Fly in Mid-Air

Whatever you do, don't get into a fight with Japanese samurai Isao Machii! If he can cut a rubber bullet fired straight at him in two, then chopping off your noggin is trivial. Yup, you read that right: he can cut a bull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/samurai-isao-machii-probably-can-circumcise-a-fly-in-mid-air/

Dan McPharlin's Mini Retro Electronics Papercraft

This neatolicious: Dan McPharlin creates what is probably the cutest papercraft set of miniature analog electronic devices, from tape recorder to retro synthesizers. Take a looksee: Link [Flickr Photoset] - via The Termi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/dan-mcpharlins-mini-retro-electronics-papercraft/

Water Spelled with Water

High speed photography is cool, but this photo of water, spelled out by good ol' H2O is beyond awesome! It's done by photographers Norimichi Inoguchi, Shinichi Maruyama and Wayne Wilson of Biwa, Inc.http://www.biwainc.co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/water-spelled-with-water/

Just One More Coconut ...

Photo: C.G. MuthanaFrom National Geographic Magazine's Daily Dozen, a collection of user submitted photographs as selected by photo editor Susan Welchman, here's an amazing entry. I'd like to think of it as celebrating e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/just-one-more-coconut/

Girl Born From 22-Year Old Sperm

Chris Biblis was 16 when his leukemia treatment required radiation that would leave him sterile. He cryogenically froze his sperm and 22 years later...voila! Baby girl! This is the record setting amount of time sperm has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/17/girl-born-from-22-year-old-sperm/
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