Archive for September 4th, 2009

Bird Experiment Shows Aesop's Fable May Be True

Aesop's fables, those famous animal parables that teach us about morality and life's lessons, have always been assumed to be based on imagination than factual basis.  But one study suggests that at least one of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/bird-experiment-shows-aesops-fable-may-be-true/

The Bin Banquet

London's Borough Market, which specializes in fresh gourmet food, held a banquet for 500 in which all the ingredients for the featured dishes were scrounged from what supermarkets throw out! This bin banquet was s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/the-bin-banquet/

Buddha Shaped Pears

You've seen square watermelon and even heart shaped cucumbers, but Buddha pears? They are made with a cool plastic mold that is attached while they are still little. I'd love to say more about them, but I don't speak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/buddha-shaped-pears/

Deep Fried Butter!?!

The same genius who invented deep fried cookie dough, deep fried coke and other innovative fair foods is at it again. This time, Abel Gonzales Jr., is bringing you the ultimate in artery clogging death foods -deep fried...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/deep-fried-butter/

Flipbook Animation Music Video

(YouTube Link) This music video for the song "Here Come the Guns" by Choo Choo La Rouge features a series of moving flipbooks. It was put together by animator Greg Condon. From an interview with the artist: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/flipbook-animation-music-video/

The Airplane Graveyard

It’s been locked up since 9/11, but Ransom Riggs of mental_floss managed a visit to the Mojave Air and Spaceport and took plenty of pictures. The inactive airport is used as a parking lot for planes and also a junk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/the-airplane-graveyard/

Nun Pulls Car with Her Hair

(YouTube Link) Kung Fu artist Zhang Tingting of Kaifeng, China, decided to become a Buddhist nun. This required shaving her head. To mark the end of her secular life, she decided to pull a car with her hair: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/nun-pulls-car-with-her-hair/

Problem with Close-Talking? Blame the Brain

Why is it so uncomfortable to stand really close to a stranger? Sure, there are the potentially icky things. Sometimes an elevator car is so crowded that you can smell a fellow rider's shampoo or chewing gum (or worse)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/problem-with-close-talking-blame-the-brain/

Not Your Typical Low-Income Housing

Discarded frame samples become ceilings, license plates become roofs, wine bottle bottoms become stained glass windows... Dan Phillips is a self-taught carpenter, electrician and plumber who has created an unusual conn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/not-your-typical-low-income-housing/

15 High Speed Trains From Around The World

Oobject does it again with another brilliant list comprised of 15 of the world's most magnificent (and FAST) high speed trains and railways. Simply a must see.In America, we’re used to driving. In fact, we thrive o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/15-high-speed-trains-from-around-the-world/

Star Wars Religious Art

Image: Worth 1000 user Sylver Charlie Jane Anders of the science fiction blog io9 has assembled a gallery of some of the best photoshop pieces that blend Star Wars and Western religious art. Among A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/star-wars-religious-art/

Clonehenges

Like The Last Supper or the Abbey Road album cover, Stonehenge is such an iconic image that people the world over recognize it, even if it's made of bamboo or old refrigerators. Web Urbanist has collected 20 Stonehenge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/clonehenges/

Project 2,996

On September 11 2006, more than 3,000 bloggers joined together to honor the victims of 9/11 by remembering their lives as individuals. The project helped to put a face on each person instead of seeing them as a large g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/project-2996/

Turn on the TV Using the Power of Thought

A ‘telepathy’ chip that allows people to control computers, televisions and light switches by the power of thought is being developed by British scientists. The idea was conceived by Dr. Jon Spratley while he was s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/turn-on-the-tv-using-the-power-of-thought/

Haile the Drumming Robot

(YouTube Link) Gil Weinberg and Scott Driscoll of Georgia Tech developed a robot that can improvise rhythms as it hears music: Haile is a robotic percussionist that can listen to live players, analyze their m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/haile-the-drumming-robot/

Men Become Less Intelligent After Speaking to Attractive Women

Psychological researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands conducted a study which supports the popular impression that men lose their minds in the presence of attractive women: The research shows men who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/men-become-less-intelligent-after-speaking-to-attractive-women/

Samurai Umbrella

Samurai Umbrella - $29.95The rain is no match for the Samurai Umbrella - this heavy duty umbrella has a fun samurai sword-style handle. The heavy duty yet light weight umbrella comes complete with a nylon scabbard so you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/samurai-umbrella/

The Man Who Walked Around The World

You don't need a lot of special effect magic to make a brilliant ad. As this short commercial for Johnny Walker whiskey from ad agency BBH London shows, sometimes all you need is a good narrative. That, and Robert Carlyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/the-man-who-walked-around-the-world/

Dog Adopts Abandoned Runt Piglet

The little runt shown above was abandoned by her mother. Just in time, she was saved and placed in the care of a Rhodesian ridgeback wet nurse. Her new mother fell in love with her right away and now the two can be found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/04/dog-adopts-abandoned-runt-piglet/
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