Archive for August 28th, 2009

Reading Rainbow Cancelled

After 26 years of teaching children (literally my entire life), Reading Rainbow is being cancelled. It's not for a lack of interest, but a lack of funding for the show. NPR says the show also was victim of a “shift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/reading-rainbow-cancelled/

13 Best Pet Halloween Costumes

InventorSpot has posted their yearly list of top pet costumes for Halloween. As always, the selection fails to disappoint, like the little Football Star Costume shown. The whole list is great. LinkFunny, halloween...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/13-best-pet-halloween-costumes/

NASA's Weirdest Mission Patches

Photo: CollectSpace Wired has a list of some of the strangest mission patches that NASA has produced. The patch above was for the creation of the Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules of the International Space Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/nasas-weirdest-mission-patches/

LEGO House Under Construction

Photo: Flynet A month ago, I linked to a news story about plans for a full-sized LEGO house in the UK. James May, the TV host responsible, has construction of the three-million brick project well underway. And yes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/lego-house-under-construction/

The Cycologists: A Bicycle-Themed Band

(YouTube Link) Linsey Pollak, Brendan Hook, and Ric Halstead comprise The Cycologists, an Australian band that bases its preformances on a bicycle theme. They've fitted their instruments into their bicycles, as the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/the-cycologists-a-bicycle-themed-band/

Möbius Strip Music Box

(Video Link) Brooklyn-based artist Ranjit Bhatnagar works with sound installations and homemade instruments. He created this music box guided by a Möbius strip. It'd be perfect for playing "The Song That Neve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/mobius-strip-music-box/

Chance or Community Chest

The Chance and Community Chest cards in the standard Monopoly game were redesigned last year. This Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test how well you remember the old designs. Can you match the text with the images...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/chance-or-community-chest/

Dark Stores

Photo: Brian Ulrich Photographer Brian Ulrich has spent the last few year examining “the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live.” His latest project captures the beauty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/dark-stores/

The Geography of Coffee

James Hayes-Bohanan, Ph.D. is a professor of geography AND a scholar with the Vanderbilt University Institute for Coffee Studies. His website Geography of Coffee is full of information about coffee around the world, incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/the-geography-of-coffee/

Venn Diagram of Mythical Creatures

This is a slice of cartoonist Jim Unwin's diagram of mythical creatures. Unwin, based out of South London, is also noted around the Internet for his "virtual collection" of chairs from The Incredibles and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/venn-diagram-of-mythical-creatures/

Morocco Gets Supersized with the McArabia

Looks like America is not the only country that needs to be weary of fast food. While not many outside the US can see the appeal of a Big Mac, people in Morocco just love the McArabia. This new sneaky tactic of adap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/28/morocco-gets-supersized-with-the-mcarabia/
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