Archive for July 31st, 2009

Wedding Processional Pays Off

The video of Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz and their attendants dancing down the aisle at their wedding has over 13 million views on YouTube. Neither Chris Brown, whose song "Forever" served as the processional music, no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/wedding-processional-pays-off/

The Ready Meals Quiz

Microwave dinners usually don't look like the picture on the front of the package. In this quiz, you'll be given a picture of what the food actually looks like. Can you tell which box the pictured food came out of? In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/the-ready-meals-quiz/

The Pentatonic Scale

(Vimeo link) Bobby McFerrin involves the audience in a music lesson during the 2009 World Science Festival. The seminar was called "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus." I love how he knew exactly the way...

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Spiderman Saves the Day!

I don't know where this photograph originated, but I love it! How can you beat the implied story of Spiderman holding back a van full of kids to protect a flock of ducklings? Link to full size version. -via Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/spiderman-saves-the-day/

National Mustard Day

The first Saturday in August is National Mustard Day, sponsored and promoted by the National Mustard Museum. The celebration tomorrow will be in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, but afterwards the museum will move to its new home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/national-mustard-day/

Pictograms

Are you familiar with the International System of Typographic Picture Education? It's what we call pictograms. The system featuring a round-headed man was invented by Austrian philosopher Otto Neurath and German artist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/pictograms/

A Floating Apartment Building

Dutch architect Koen Olthuis responded to the rising sea level by designing a floating apartment building: The Dutch are uniquely accustomed to dealing with fluctuating water levels; much of the Netherlands i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/a-floating-apartment-building/

Malaria Vaccine Spread Through Mosquitoes Themselves

Medical researchers are developing an innovative way of delivering malaria vaccine: In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/malaria-vaccine-spread-through-mosquitoes-themselves/

Movie Trivia: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp is everywhere lately, isn't he? Public Enemies is in theaters now, the trailer for Alice in Wonderland was just released, and now it's been announced that he is going to be starring in D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/movie-trivia-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/

Thomas the Tank Engine Transformer

Or perhaps this toy is inspired by Voltron, rather than the Transformers. Either way, when the island's railways are threatened, Thomas and his friends unite to form a devastating weapon. I don't know who makes thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/thomas-the-tank-engine-transformer/

Pet Heads Toothpaste Caps

Have you ever wanted to brush your teeth with cat vomit?  Well then, good news!  Slip these dog and cat head caps on top of your toothpaste tubes to simulate the experience. Link via Nerd Approvedtoothpaste, too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/pet-heads-toothpaste-caps/

The Highest-grossing Movies of All Time

You might read about how much money a certain movie makes and gasp at the numbers. But can you name the highest-grossing movies of all time if the ticket prices are adjusted for inflation? In this mental_floss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/the-highest-grossing-movies-of-all-time/

25 Unusual Russian Nesting Dolls

GadgetHER has pictures of 25 unusual Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls, including crocheted robots, Super Mario Bros., and Left 4 Dead video game characters. The picture above is of a set that illustrates the evolutio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/25-unusual-russian-nesting-dolls/

10 Types of Comic Con Fans

If you missed Comic Con, you missed more than just the costumes of course. You also missed the array of personality types that seem to pop up at these large-scale geekfests.You may think you know about the attendees, bas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/31/10-types-of-comic-con-fans/
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