Archive for August 19th, 2009

11 Things You Didn't Know about Pinball History

There's an article in Popular Mechanics describing the history of pinball. Did you know that pinball used to be illegal in many places in the United States? Pinball was banned from the early 1940s to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-pinball-history/

Concert Hands -- The Machine That Teaches You to Play the Piano

(YouTube Link) Concert Hands is a gadget designed to replace traditional piano instruction by controlling the user's hand and finger movements: The software takes the song file and converts it to a proprietar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/25739/

The Sand Animation of Kseniya Simonova

(YouTube Link) Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who creates sand drawings in front of audiences. Here she is performing on Ukraine's Got Talent: Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/the-sand-animation-of-kseniya-simonova/

Zombie Song Lyrics

Zombaritaville is a Seattle-based blogger who writes parodies of popular songs, reimagining them as zombie-themed.  Here's a passage from the lyrics for his song "Rippin' Off Your Skin", based on Bob Dylan's "B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/zombie-song-lyrics/

100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon

Maybe bacon as an internet meme has jumped the shark, but it still makes all kinds of food taste fabulous! Fine, the bacon lube and bacon bras are a little creepy. Maybe we’ve gone too far when we’re literally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/100-ways-to-use-a-strip-of-bacon/

Personas

Personas is an application that searches your name on the web and returns a profile of what it finds. Mine is pictured. Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/personas/

Baseball in the Dark

For kids with xeroderma pigmentosum, sunshine is deadly. UV rays cause them to develop cancerous tumors. They stay inside and covered, except for rare occasions late at night. Patients travel to Camp Sundown in New York...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/baseball-in-the-dark/

Moon Trees

The ultimate backyard status symbol is a tree that has been to the moon. There are hundreds of them, and most are unaccounted for. Astronaut Stuart Roosa took a packet of tree seeds on the Apollo 14 mission to the moon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/moon-trees/

The Top Ten Notorious American Biker Gangs

There are hundreds of motorcycle clubs in the US, most of which never make more than local headlines for charity work. Then there are the “one percenters”, the gangs whose criminal activities set a poor reputation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/the-top-ten-notorious-american-biker-gangs/

Harold Ramis Responds on Groundhog Day

A writer at Wolf Gnarls calculated that Bill Murray spent exactly 8 years, 8 months and 16 days stuck in a time loop in the movie Groundhog Day. According to Heeb Magazine, the writer and director of the 1993 fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/19/harold-ramis-responds-on-groundhog-day/




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