Archive for July 15th, 2009

Bride's Bouquet Brings Down Plane

At a wedding in Suvereto, Italy, the plan was to have the bride's bouquet thrown from an microlight plane flying over the wedding party. A line of women were waiting for the bouquet below. Then things got weird. ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/brides-bouquet-brings-down-plane/

Red Remover

The object of this physics game is to remove all the red blocks without removing any of the green blocks. There are 45 levels. Some seem impossible, but there must be some way to pass them all. If I d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/red-remover/

Incredibly Weird Products Found on Etsy

Etsy has become one of my favorite sites - not for shopping necessarily - but for surfing and checking out all of the weird and wonderful things people are creating. The item shown is called a Jackalope Feltidermy. See m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/incredibly-weird-products-found-on-etsy/

Disney's 1983, CGI test for "Where the Wild Things Are"

In 1983, future Pixar boss John Lasseter was a young animator working for Disney when he co-directed a test clip featuring a traditionally animated Max (the lead character from Maurice Sendak's classic children's book *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/disneys-1983-cgi-test-for-where-the-wild-things-are/

Neatorama Mystery Sale - July 2009

Neatorama's Mystery Sale - $9.95Hello Neatoramanauts! Today's the day of our Mystery Sale. What wonderful items will you get for $9.95? Well, we wont' tell you: that's the whole point of the Mystery Sale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/neatorama-mystery-sale-july-2009/

Duck Family Climbing an Escalator

[YouTube Link - via Kinda Unique] Cuteness: this family of ducks is trying to climb an escalator ... the wrong way up!ducks, escalator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/duck-family-climbing-an-escalator/

Armless Motorcycle Rider

When police officers in Shandong, China stopped a motorcycle for being overloaded, they found a surprise: the rider has no arms! Liu, 27, lost both arms at the age of seven after an electric shock. When he was 10, hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/armless-motorcycle-rider/

Interview with the Star Wars and Chipmunk Guy

You may have seen the photos of Star Wars chipmunk floating on the Web - it turns out that the guy who made them is Canadian graphic designer Chris McVeigh.Nick Prueher of Asylum blog has the interview with Chris about h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/interview-with-the-star-wars-and-chipmunk-guy/

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

We've featured the international cult-hit, Seth Grahame-Smith's (and of course, also Jane Austen's) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Quirk Books (previously on Neatorama here). And just as you think that things can't g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/sense-and-sensibility-and-sea-monster/

Slaughter House Five: Type and Form by Alida Rosie Sayer

Alida Rosie Sayer combined typography and papercraft to create her wonderful artwork. This one above, a series titled Slaughterhouse Five: Type and Form, is Alida's way to visualize the cult novel by Kurt Vonnegut, by ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/slaughter-house-five-type-and-form-by-alida-rosie-sayer/

$23 Quadrillion Restaurant Bill

A meal at Wolfgang Puck restaurant can be pricey, but $23 quadrillion? That's what Jon Seale got charged on his Visa. And to make matters worse, he got charged an overdraft fee!In New Hampshire, Josh Muszynski said h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/23-quadrillion-restaurant-bill/

9 Overstuffed Food Creations

db Burger Double Truffle Photo: db Bistro ModerneSome chefs have probably never heard the phrase "too much of a good thing" as they create some of the world's most stuffed food. WomansDay takes a look at 9 stuf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/9-overstuffed-food-creations/

Another Manhole Danger: Drinking and Walking

Texting and walking is bad for you, but drinking is no slouch either when it comes to the danger department. Here's what happened to one intoxicated guy who fell into a drain and got himself wedged: A motorist raised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/another-manhole-danger-drinking-and-walking/

A Cupholder For Your Rifle, And Other Gun Accessories

Wired has a photogallery unusual accessories that you can mount on a firearm, including a cupholder and an iPhone mount. The latter includes an app that makes ballistics calculations based upon wind, distan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/a-cupholder-for-your-rifle-and-other-gun-accessories/

Tire Art by Betsabeé Romero

Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero sculpted used, worn car and truck tires into fabulous works of art. As a bonus, the carved tires act as rolling rubber stamps!Check out her portfolio here: http://arte-mexico.com/bet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/tire-art-by-betsabe-romero/

The Wonderful World of Big Science

For most of its history, science has always been done by individual or at best a small group of scientists. World War II changed that: during the war, government-sponsored laboratories employing thousands of scientists s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/the-wonderful-world-of-big-science/

Iceman by Robert Longo

Iceman (2009) by Robert LongoRobert Longo draws amazing portraits using charcoal on mounted papers that are so life-like one could swear they were black and white photographs. This one above, Iceman (where's Mav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/iceman-by-robert-longo/

Atlas by Fernando Vicente

In his art blog called Atlas, Spanish artist Fernando Vicente takes the distinct forms of landmasses and convert them into fantastic images. I particularly like the map of Africa turned into a skull (with Europe being th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/atlas-by-fernando-vicente/

10 Quickie Quotes About Twitter

For more Bizarro, definitely checkout Dan Piraro's website and blogLove it or hate it, Twitter has certainly taken the web by storm. In just a few short years, the social networking/micro-blogging website has grown to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/10-quickie-quotes-about-twitter/

Grand Unification Theory of Cutlery

The Grand Unification Theory may still be a ways off for physics, but not so for cutlery! Behold the Venn diagram of hybrid cutleries by Raynor Ganan over at the ragbag blog: Link - via Dennis Demorigrand unification the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/grand-unification-theory-of-cutlery/

How Do You Pronounce Psi?

Brown Sharpie is an excellent mathematical cartoon series by Courtney Gibbons - it's like xkcd, but much brainier ;) This one above is a classic about how to pronounce the Greek letter psi: LinkAnd by the way, my graduat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/how-do-you-pronounce-psi/

Fun With Low Temperatures

Absolute Zero is Cool T-Shirt - just $9.95 over at Neatorama's Online StoreThere's not many absolutes in science, so absolute zero - the coldest temperature theoretically possible where entropy is reduced to zero - truly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/15/fun-with-low-temperatures/
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