Archive for August 4th, 2009

Let's Hope He Doesn't Blow It! 'Bubbleologist' Creates World's Largest Free-Floating Bubble

Think you can blow a pretty good-sized soap bubble? Chances are, it's nothing like the creations of 'Bubbleologist' Samsam Bubbleman:Samsam (real name Sam Heath) was aiming to pop the Guinness World Record set in 200...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/lets-hope-he-doesnt-blow-it-bubbleologist-creates-worlds-largest-free-floating-bubble/

Manhattan Bridge Gettin' Jiggy With It

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgXveBf_l6k][YouTube - Link]A time-lapse video of the Manhattan Bridge in New York City shows the how the bridge bounces as traffic flows over it. WPIX News asked the NY Depart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/manhattan-bridge-gettin-jiggy-with-it/

Choose Your Apocalypse

How will the world end in the immediate future? Slate has a both serious and fun look at this question, allowing users to suggest up to five of one hundred forty-four possible problems that could bring about th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/choose-your-apocalypse/

Tweeting from Lollapalooza!

One of the good things about living in the midwest is that while I may not live in a big city, a bunch of them are within decent driving distance - Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha. Milwaukee and St. Lou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/tweeting-from-lollapalooza/

Katamari Damacy Wedding

When Aidra Frazier and Ernest Leitch of Buhl, Idaho got married on July 4th, they wanted a theme for the wedding. Independence Day wouldn't do, so they went with the video game Katamari Damacy. Link Link to more pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/katamari-damacy-wedding/

How Americans Spend Their Time

This interactive graphic from the New York Times shows what activities Americans over age 15 are engaged in at different times of the day. It may look confusing at first, but if you go to the link, just run your mouse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/how-americans-spend-their-time/

Miss Landmine Pageant Banned in Cambodia

Morten Traavik, the artist who founded the Miss Landmine pageant in Angola (featured previously at Neatorama) also organized a similar beauty pageant in Cambodia. After expressing support for the contest, the Cambodian g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/miss-landmine-pageant-banned-in-cambodia/

Analyzing National Moods Through Song Lyrics and Speeches

Christopher M. Danforth and Peter Sheridan Dodds, statisticians at the University of Vermont, analyzed song lyrics, blog posts, and speeches for certain emotional keywords in order to discern the collective moods of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/04/analyzing-nation-moods-through-song-lyrics-and-speeches/






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