Archive for July 14th, 2009

Meeting Cost Ticker

Ever wonder just how much that meeting will cost your employer? By entering the estimated average salary of everyone in the meeting, the number of employees and when the meeting started, you get to watch just how muc...

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Buy The Original Ghostbusters Ambulance

Movie fans everywhere should appreciate this once in a life time eBay opportunity -the chance to buy the original Ecto-1 ambulance from the Ghostbusters films. The auction's over now, but how many of you actually had...

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World's Oldest Willie

A 400 million-year-old fossil fish with a reproductive organ resembling a penis has been identified by Australian scientists. This is the earliest known structure used for sexual reproduction as we know it. The bone atta...

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Storage Barn by Gray and Organschi Architecture

This ain't your father's backyard shed - take a look at Storage Barn, a workshop and storage facility designed by Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi of the firm Gray and Organschi Architecture. The spatial arrangement of...

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The Japanese Spider-Man

Everything - everything! - is just better in Japan. Take, for instance, Spider-Man. In the late '70s, Japan turned Spider-Man into a billionaire with a Voltron-esque flying robot.Take that, Tobey Maguire! Gizmodo has t...

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Bill Cosby in Jell-O Shots

Bill Cosby, the comedian and one time Jell-O pitchman, is the subject of an art show by Andrew Salomone. He created a photo of Bill Cosby out of 745 Jell-O shots and invited the participants to consume it as the show pro...

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Sunshine Insurance for Tourists

Don't you hate it when your vacation is spoiled by rain? Now, there's something you can do about it: buy a bad weather insurance ...The insurance policy, launched by holiday groups Pierre et Vacances and FranceLoc, w...

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Live Long and Prosper in Vulcan, Alberta

(YouTube Link) The small town of Vulcan in Alberta, Canada, has exploited its Star Trek name since the 60s. It's a pilgrimage site for nerds where the local menus offer foods from Star Trek withou...

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Homeowner Lured Thief Out with Beer

When an intoxicated man broke into a man's home in Bar Harbor, Maine, the homeowner had to bribe the man to leave with (ironically, non-alcoholic) beer!Scott Cote, 22, remained in jail Monday afternoon after he alleg...

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Vampires Invade Forks, WA

Residents of the small town of Forks, Washington is being invaded by vampires. No, not real ones - these vampires are far worse: they're teenage fans of the movie Twilight!The logging town has been transformed, says...

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Bluey, the Transsexual Fish

The Blue Groper fish have a unique way to control their population: they can change their sex!Bob Harcourt, Associate Professor Macquarie University: "The blue groper is a large fish, but the really sexy thing a...

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Ten Artists with Abilities Born of Brain Damage

Sometimes talent is sparked, or maybe just revealed, in the strangest ways. Imagine having a stroke, a severe brain injury or a tumor and suddenly waking up one day to find you’ve developed artistic talents to riv...

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Forty Years of Sesame Street

The American children's television show Sesame Street turns forty this year. The image on the left is a compressed version of an enormous interactive poster available at the link, with details about 101 muppets...

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Bunny with Talent

(YouTube link) Simon the bunny rabbit can walk on his hind legs! Hollywood will surely be calling soon. -Thanks, zacheh!rabbit, bunny...

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Giraffe Birth

Watch the birth of a giraffe at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in California. It was a surprise, as zookeepers did not know the mother was pregnant. Unfortunately, this video report does not show the six foot dro...

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Strawberries for Long Life

Don't you just love fresh strawberries in season? They also pack a nutritional punch! Health Assist has a list of twelve ways strawberries help you live longer by fighting cancer, heart disease and general body decline....

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Tianzi Hotel

The three men in this picture are Fu Lu Shou, which means good fortune, prosperity, and longevity. But in this version they are a ten story building! Tianzi Hotel is in Hebei Province, China, and holds the world record...

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Full Recovery for Girl with Two Hearts

In 1995, two-year-old Hannah Clark of Mountain Ash, Wales suffered from cardiomyopathy and received a donor heart, which was "piggybacked" onto her original heart and took over its function. For ten years, the...

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Experimental and Hypothetical Aircraft

X Planes is a photoblog of experimental, hypothetical, and outright imaginary aircraft throughout modern aviation history. The picture above is of a particular F-106: On Feb 2nd, 1970, a Convair F-106...

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Watch the International Space Station Being Built

Check out this excellent graphic showing how the International Space Station was built. As a bonus it also shows the planned future module installations. Very cool and interactive clip.Link - via presurferFrom the Upco...

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Illuminating! A Brief History of the Headlight

A look at the surprisingly complex history of the automobile headlight. The first headlights were simply lanterns with reflecting mirrors:The earliest headlight technology was essentially a lantern with a reflecting...

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You Will Not Tow My Car

(YouTube Link) This lady clearly thought that she didn't deserve to get her car towed away. Run time: 36 seconds. Via Bits & Pieces...

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Simulated Earthquake to Shake Condo

Today, Japanese scientists are going to shake a six-story wood frame building on a table to simulate a 7.5 Richter scale earthquake and evaluate its effects on the structure: “We’re taking it to an earthqu...

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Trend Hunter Founder Filed Trademark Violation ... Against Himself!

Jeremy Gutsche, the founder of Trend Hunter blog, wanted the blog's Facebook Fan Page to be /trendhunter but the website doesn't allow users to switch their username. So he came up with a brilliant solution: he filed a t...

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Transformers + Airbrush Car Art + Mad Magazine Fold-In = ???

What do you get when you mix together Transformers, airbrush car art and Mad Magazine Fold-in? Jeremy Kramer and Eric Vaughn of Truck Bearing Kibble, one of my favorite webcomics, have the answer! I won't spoil the fun f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/14/transformers-airbrush-car-art-mad-magazine-fold-in/

The Human Printer

Printed by NauntonSome one hundred and twenty years after Georges-Pierre Seurat completed his iconic A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, a group of artists called The Human Printer resurrected t...

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Converting a Church (Yes, With Its Own Cemetery) Into a Home

Sure it's got high ceilings and amazing stain glass windows but wouldn't you feel a little bit intimidated taking showers and sleeping in this house? After all, it used to be the House of God ... Apparently, it didn't bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/14/converting-a-church-yes-with-its-own-cemetery-into-a-home/

Zipper Pond

Just how awesome is this: the Zipper Lotus Pond at the Juming Museum outside of Taipei, Taiwan. The zipper pond is created by Taiwanese sculptor Ju Chun and I, for one, am surprised that it doesn't say "YKK" (l...

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Pop!

Photo: richard.heeks [Flickr]We've featured a lot of really neat photos on Neatorama, but I think this one is definitely in the top 10. Here's a photo by Richard Heeks of a soap bubble bursting: The lighting of this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/14/pop/

The Gopher Hole Museum

Neatoramanaut Cat and Brat told us of a bizarre yet strangely compelling museum in central Alberta, Canada: The World Famous Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington. The main attraction of the museum are 47 dioramas featuring t...

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