Archive for June 26th, 2009

Canopy Raft

How do researchers study the tops of rain forests? One way is to use a canopy raft, which is flown up and settled on the very tops of trees. canopy rafts are extraordinary things. they're basically enormous nets a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/canopy-raft/

Don't Stop Believin'

(vimeo link) Eight-year-old Riley Silos sings in this video recorded and edited by his dad. It was a Fathers Day project they did together. -via Buzzfeed music video, journey, child...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/dont-stop-believin/

Pootre Art From Plum Trees

Peter Cook and Becky Northey started making what they call Pooktre, the shaped plum trees into art and furniture. They started by making trees into a coffee table and a mirror frame. The chair above is one of the gre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/pootre-art-from-plum-trees/

Kangaroo Fights

Environmental Graffiti has a fun post right about fighting kangaroos. It has some interesting information, but more than anything else, it's all about the great photos. If you ever want to see a professional fighter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/kangaroo-fights/

Five Shocking Celebrity Deaths

Love or hate Michael Jackson, the entire world was stunned by his death yesterday.  Although there have been plenty of celebrity deaths, there aren’t that many that have sent shockwaves of this magnitude across the gl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/five-shocking-celebrity-deaths/

Silly Experiments in Spaaaace!

[YouTube - Link] Koichi Wakata, a Japanese Astronaut who is working aboard the International Space Station was given the task to perform a few silly experiments in Zero-G requested by the Earth People of Japan. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/silly-experiments-in-spaaaace/

Sixty Symbols

Are you familiar with these sixty symbols from physics and astronomy? The University of Nottingham is following up on the success of their Periodic Table of Videos (previously at Neatorama) by posting this guide with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/sixty-symbols/

Machu Picchu Post

Machu Picchu Post from Machu Picchu Post Team on Vimeo. A gorgeous 3D film by Clement Crocq, Margaux Durand-Rival and Nicolas Novali for the "Supinfocom Arles" in 2008. It depicts the antics of a young Peruvian boy,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/machu-picchu-post/

26 Geekiest Wedding Cake Toppers

io9 has pictures of 26 wedding cake toppers that geeks would enjoy, including Star Wars, Transformers, Stargate, Back to the Future, and zombie themes. io9 uses the term "nerdiest", but I pefer to be addressed as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/26-geekiest-wedding-cake-toppers/

10 Sand Sculpture Faces

Women's Day has a fantastic collection of sand sculptures all of which have interesting faces carved into them. I think sand sculpting is so amazing, it's so much work for something that will be destroyed so quickly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/10-sand-sculpture-faces/

The 5 Most Hated Creatures on the Planet (Don't Deserve It)

Cockroaches, wasps, rats, mosquitoes, and E. coli bacteria. All horrible creatures, right? Maybe not so much. Cracked spells out how each of these things benefits us and the planet we live on. It might not make you fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/the-5-most-hated-creatures-on-the-planet-dont-deserve-it/

Panda-painted Elephants

The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. But lately, citizens have been going crazy for pandas. Zookeepers feel that the elephants aren't getting enough attention, and made their point by painting the elephants t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/panda-painted-elephants/

Comic Origins of Phrases

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Who says that comic books don't contribute much to literature? Here's a few choice phrases, which origin can be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/comic-origins-of-phrases/

I Love Teuthology T-Shirt

I Love Teuthology, modeled by KatieWho doesn't love giant squids? Whether you are fascinated by Kraken, love reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or you are actually into teuthology (that's the study of cephalop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/i-love-teuthology-t-shirt/

The Darwin Optical Illusion

If you like the neat color optical illusion posted by Neatoramanaut Minnesotastan from the Upcoming Queue, check this one out by Rob Jenkins of the University of Glasgow and Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfords...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/the-darwin-optical-illusion/

Alcoholic Monkeys of St. Kitts

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSm7BcQHWXk][YouTube - Link]The Vervet Monkeys of St. kitts are known to raid local bars for a drink or two. Studies have found that the percentage of alcoholism in these monkeys m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/alcoholic-monkeys-of-st-kitts/

Yay Sweden! Swedish Women Won Rights to Bathe Topless

God bless the feminists! Fighting what they deem as a sex discrimination of sorts, women of all shapes and sizes in Malmö bared criticisms to win the right to bathe topless in the city's public swimming pool: Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/yay-sweden-swedish-women-won-rights-to-bathe-topless/

Life Imitates Unbreakable: Boy Survived Being Hit by a Car Unscathed

Four-year-old Turkish boy Muhammet Dirlik is one lucky boy: he was hit by a car, which sent him tumbling down a flight of stairs. But what seems like a surely fatal accident left Muhammet unscathed.Hit play or go to Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/life-imitates-unbreakable-boy-survived-being-hit-by-a-car-unscathed/

Monkey Peed on Zambian President

Obama's pesky fly has got nothing on this: Zambian President Rupiah Banda got peed on by a monkey during a news conference! Mr Banda was not peeved, making light of the rude interruption as he sat under a tree in Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/monkey-peed-on-zambian-president/

Luxury Russian Cruise Hunts Somali Pirates

Perhaps this is the way to deal with Somali pirates, and get a little R&R at the same time: a Russian luxury cruise line is offering wealthy customers the chance to hunt pirates! Wealthy punters pay £3,500...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/luxury-russian-cruise-hunts-somali-pirates/

Crop Circles Made by Stoned Wallabies

Forget aliens, the real culprits behind mysterious crop circles in Tasmania are far weirder: stoned wallabies!"The one interesting bit that I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/crop-circles-made-by-stoned-wallabies/

Warning: Scohol Zone

I know, I know, people who blog in glass houses shouldn't throw stones or something like that. And though we're typographically-challenged here on Neatorama, we just can't resist this news from Channel 7 News Fox WSVN TV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/warning-scohol-zone/

Church Turned Graveyard Into a Parking Lot for Wimbledon

It seems that the St. Mary's Church in Wimbledon village has maneuvered itself into a rather tight spot: church officials let tennis fan park their car on top of graves for £20!The Church later apologized:Rever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/26/church-turned-graveyard-into-a-parking-lot-for-wimbledon/




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