Archive for May 30th, 2009

Dan & naD - A Palindromic Sketch

[YouTube - Link] According to Wikipedia a Palindrome is: a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction... Or, in this case a palindromic video where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/dan-nad-a-palindromic-sketch/

15 Off-the-Wall Theme Parks

I'm a huge fan of theme parks. I love roller coasters and costumed characters and all that jazz, but there are some parks that are boring and some that are just plain weird. Personally, I think I could pass on quite a fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/15-off-the-wall-theme-parks/

Secret Weapon in the War on Terror: Boy Scout SWAT Team

Photo: Todd Krainin/NY TimesBoy Scouts's motto "Be Prepared" apparently extends all the way to modern day's terrorism. In this post 9/11 world, you can't be too careful, so the Border Patrol in Imperial County,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/secret-weapon-in-the-war-on-terror-boy-scout-swat-team/

Design with Intent Toolkit

Dan Lockton, David Harrison, and Neville A. Stanton came up with this spiffy idea: The Design with Intent Toolkit v.0.9, a set of design principles with the aim of influencing user behavior.The trio cover a wide range of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/design-with-intent-toolkit/

Auto-Cannibalistic Table

Most people want their furnitures to last, but not Ate Atema! His Auto-Cannibalistic Table (made in collaboration with designer Amy Campos) made from egg cartons and wheatpaste glue, is designed to be planted with herbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/auto-cannibalistic-table/

The Sinking Farmland of San Joaquin Valley

(Photo: Dick Ireland / USGS)California may be in the forefront in some environmental issues like alternative energy and recycling, but it is actually quite backwards when it comes to groundwater. Despite the long and sev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/30/the-sinking-farmland-of-san-joaquin-valley/

Caution: Ferocious Turtle

I met a ferocious turtle once. Turns out it was just hungry ... Actually, the sign above is an ingenious direct mail campaign by SulAmérica, a provider of home insurance. The company has a very unusual database of...

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