Archive for October 13th, 2009

Vivaldi - Performed on an Accordion

Don't laugh.  This young man gives a remarkable rendition of the third ("Presto") movement of the "Summer" concerto from The Four Seasons. If you enjoy this, be sure to also view the accordion versions o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/vivaldi-performed-on-an-accordion/

Guess The Nerd Movie

UGO's Guess the Movie quizzes are challenging.   This one I thought I'd ace, but had to settle for 6/10.  All of their quizzes are hard, and categories vary from Coen Brothers Movies to the Halloween movies, and mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/guess-the-nerd-movie/

The Munchkins after 70 Years

(Video Link) Newsweek interviewed five actors who played munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. They reminisce about the production of the movie and how it impacted their lives. Did you know that Toto go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/the-munchkins-after-70-years/

The Strange Elegance of the Giraffe-Necked Antelope

Enjoy this piece on Scienceray about the wonderful Giraffe-Necked Antelope of East Africa.  Just as their taller friends have evolved to get to the higher branches of green in a barren landscape, this unique species...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/the-strange-elegance-of-the-giraffe-necked-antelope/

Nero's Rotating Dining Hall Discovered

Back in 1st century A.D. (or C.E., if it pleases you), the Romans were really starting to crank things up.  Things like debauchery, poisoning of rivals, fratricide...basically setting the stage for their own eventual do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/neros-rotating-dining-hall-discovered/

Mod Hitchcock Posters

[caption id="attachment_26859" align="aligncenter" width="319" caption="Posters by Matt Needle"][/caption] Remembering to keep it simple, Alfred Hitchcock fan/artist Matt Needle re-imagined a series of posters for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/mod-hitchcock-posters/

7 Highly Successful High School Dropouts

It's a common belief in America these days that without a high school diploma, you have no future. This opinion may be true to some extent, but it's certainly not a hard and fast rule. There are a lot of highly successfu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/7-highly-successful-high-school-dropouts/

10 Robot Jack-O-Lanterns

Photo: flickr user Ang & Nick Botropolis (a robot-themed blog) has pictures of 10 Jack-O-Lanterns modeled to look like robots. Pictured above is Punk-O-Tron, a work by flickr user Ang & Nick. Others are inspired by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/10-robot-jack-o-lanterns/

This Dragon Is Made Entirely of Plastic Eating Utensils

Photo: ~toge-nyc deviantArt user ~toge-nyc created this dragon out of plastic forks, spoons, and knives held together with glue. It took him about 80 hours complete the project. If you check out his page, you can al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/this-dragon-is-made-entirely-of-plastic-eating-utensils/

The Mutated Insects of Chernobyl

Image: Cornelia Hesse-Honegger Since 1967, scientific illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger has visited 25 nuclear sites, including that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, documenting the mutated insects resulting from rad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/the-mutated-insects-of-chernobyl/

130 Creative Halloween Pumpkin Carvings

The guys over at Walyou have put together an impressive collection of "130 Halloween Pumpkin Carvings for Your Inspiration". Here you will find gaming theme pumpkin art, Star Wars characters pumpkin faces and much mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/130-creative-halloween-pumpkin-carvings/

The Opium Museum

The Opium Museum is, at the heart, about the trade in rare antiques, since opium smoking paraphernalia was outlawed. Still, there are pages and pages of the history of opium and its use in countries all over the worl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/the-opium-museum/

Why Do Women Experience Menopause?

Is there an evolutionary reason for women to undergo menopause? One theory says that it happens so they can survive long enough to be grandmothers. This is not a reward; it is another method of helping one's genes to sur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/why-do-women-experience-menopause/

Correlation Found Between Sense of Smell and Emotional Sensitivity

Matt Kaplan writes in National Geographic about a new study that suggests a link between a person's olfactory sensitivity and awareness of the emotions of other people. Denise Chen of Rice University in Texas l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/correlation-found-between-sense-of-smell-and-emotional-sensitivity/

Fifty Years of Space Exploration

Image: National Geographic The above image is a selection and compression of an enormous interactive map of the almost two hundred manned and unmanned exploratory missions in our solar system over the past fifty years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/fifty-years-of-space-exploration/

Pedal-Powered Computer

Photo: OLPC The One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC) hopes to distribute a simple but useful laptop computer to impoverished children in developing nations at a very low cost per unit. One recurring problem in the pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/13/pedal-powered-computer/






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