Archive for June 16th, 2009

The Earth's Delicious Core

This apple is in the portfolio of artist Kevin Van Aelst, along with quite a few other neat visual works. The only problem I have is that he forgot Madagascar. Linkearth, Arts amp Crafts, apples, Kevin van Aelst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/the-earths-delicious-core/

8 Academic Holidays

Happy Bloomsday, everyone! For those of us who aren't hardcore James Joyce fans, today is the day that honors the Irish author (we'll get to that in a second). It's not an official holiday, but that doesn't make it any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/8-academic-holidays/

'National' Sues 'Naughty' American University

Well, the headline pretty much sums this one up -  disgruntled university is suing an adult content site for treading on their trademarks. Unfortunately for National American University, however, the similarities mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/national-sues-naughty-american-university/

45 Famous Last Meals

Ryan Deal of Top Cultured has a list of last meals given to condemned criminals, both real and fictional.  Here are a few: Adolf Eichmann: He declined a special meal, preferring a bottle of Carmel,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/45-famous-last-meals/

New Animals and Plant Species Discovered in Ecuador

Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum (glass frog) Photo: Luis Coloma An expedition on the Nangaritza River of Ecuador, near the border with Peru, has uncovered nearly a dozen species new to science, including four amph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/new-animals-and-plant-species-discovered-in-ecuador/

Seeing Stars Over Tattoo

An 18-year-old Belgian girl is suing a Romanian tattoo artist over the 56 stars on her face. Kimberley Vlaminck says she requested three small stars, but the tattoo artist didn't understand her French and English. R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/seeing-stars-over-tattoo/

Currency Collages

Artist Mark Wagner takes one dollar bills and cuts them with an Exacto knife, then reassembles them into works of art that sometimes have no resemblance at all to the original bill. The one dollar bill is the mos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/currency-collages/

Hide and Seek

(YouTube link) Socks play hide and seek in this new ad from PES for Orange Telecom in Europe. -via Unique Daily PES animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/hide-and-seek/

Defying Developers: Buildings of the Resistance

Buildings are creatively converted or utterly demolished all the time to make room for highways and other large-scale civic problems, but the laws vary on what can be done when a single hold-out structure stands alon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/defying-developers-buildings-of-the-resistance/

100 Funny One-Liners

At "TOP 100 funniest one-liners on the internet" you will find a list of jokes that suits the 140 character limitation on micro blogging services such as Twitter. To give you an example: If I agreed with you we'd bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/100-funny-one-liners/

Caption Monkey 60: Mmm, Dude ... What ARE You Doing?

Photo: Vasily Fedosenko/ReutersEvery month, National Geographic publishes a very neat photo gallery called Vision of Earth. This particular one, from the June 2009 selection (third pic, you can see the uncensored version...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/caption-monkey-60-mmm-dude-what-are-you-doing/

120,000-Year-Old Bacteria Awakened

The recently revived Herminiimonas glacei - image: The Society for General Microbiology Forgetting the lessons of Jurrasic Park, scientists have "awaken" a strain of bacteria called Hermeniimonas g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/120000-year-old-bacteria-awakened/

Masabumi Hosono: The Man Condemned for Surviving The Titanic

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader Sinking of the Titanic - LIFE Images We all know the story of the Titanic - but did you know that one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/masabumi-hosono-the-man-condemned-for-surviving-the-titanic/

Rainbow Frog is Worshipped as God

In India, a newly discovered color-changing frog has been worshipped as a god. Reji Kumar, the person who found it, keeps the frog in a glass jar at his home where hundreds of people come to see it every day. Apa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/rainbow-frog-is-worshipped-as-god/

The 7 Most Impressive Libraries Throughout History

Ever since the dawn of civilization, men have demonstrated their cultural sophistication, scientific knowledge and philosophical aptitude in written word kept in libraries for peers and, less often, the public, to access...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/the-7-most-impressive-libraries-throughout-history/

College Dorm Light Show

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxxWGj2GAD4][YouTube - Link]Students at Politechnika Wroc?awska or the Wroclawska University of Technology in Poland had themselves a grand ol' time rigging their dorm with a light...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/college-dorm-light-show/

Life-Size Mobile Suit Gundam

To celebrate the anime Mobile Suit Gundam's 30th anniversary, Japan is building a life-size RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba, Tokyo. From Anime News Network:The statue will be free for viewing, but it will only stay up for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/life-size-mobile-suit-gundam/

Chihuahua vs. Cougar: Guess Who Won ...

Don't mess with Chiquita the Chihuahua! The tiny 10-lb dog took on a 100-lb wild cougar who wanted to eat its companion for dinner ... and won! It was 10:30 p.m. and out went Chiquita through the doggie door to inves...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/chihuahua-vs-cougar-guess-who-won/

Olympics Hopeful "Discovered" While Running After a Bus

Missing the bus may have been the best thing that ever happened to UK sprinter Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun:"Then one day I was on my way to college and had to run after the bus. I must have been quite fast because a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/olympics-hopeful-discovered-while-running-after-a-bus/

Koogle: The Kosher Search Engine

Orthodox jews are restricted from surfing the web in case they run across religiously questionable and sexually explicit materials. But Koogle, a search engine launched by Yossi Altman, may change all that:Yossi Altm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/koogle-the-kosher-search-engine/

Scientists Solve Snake's Slithering Secrets

Snakes slither to get around but how exactly do they snake move? Scientists used to think that they move by pushing against objects like rocks but it turns out that something else is going on:New research co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/16/scientists-solve-snakes-slithering-secrets/




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