Archive for October 15th, 2009

Google Street View Guys

If this doesn't work, CLICK HERE College Humor presents an instant classic:  A funny road trip on the Street View highway, with actual Street View shots used as animated backgrounds and settings.Funny, google, vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/google-street-view-guys/

Timely Venn Diagram

Considering the earlier story of Falcon Heene and the flying saucer, this Public Service Announcement by Ebru strikes home. She named it "The Truest Venn Diagram I Have Ever Made." Link -via Buzzfeedfirearms, Venn di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/timely-venn-diagram/

Sculptures Made From Tires

Recycle, reuse, rethink how we look at garbage.  Tires are an especially volatile item, as they take up space and emit terrible fumes when burned.  Check out Oddee's collection of creative sculptures made from disc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/sculptures-made-from-tires/

Scientists Create Pocket-Sized Black Hole

Researchers Qiang Chen and Tie Jun Cui of Southeast University in Nanjing, China created a device that partially simulates the effects (to a limited scale) of a black hole. It bends light differently from a the way that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/scientists-create-pocket-sized-black-hole/

Vincent Van Gogh Cake

Photo: megpi This cake inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night was created by flickr user megpi of Silver Lake, California. Link via Make | Starry Night at the MoMA UPDATE 10/14/09: In the co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/vincent-van-gogh-cake/

6 Year Old Boy Floats Away in a Hot Air Balloon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlNrTc2oYw][YouTube - Link] A 6 year old boy climbed into a hot air balloon and floated away, and officials are scrambling to find a way to rescue him.  The balloon has the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/6-year-old-boy-floats-away-in-a-hot-air-balloon/

Mouse Runs on Trackball Through Virtual Maze

(YouTube Link) Princeton neuroscientist David Tank wanted to study individual neurons in a mouse's hippocamus as it moves. But the movement of the mouse's body prevented accurate readings. So he placed the mouse o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/mouse-runs-on-trackball-through-virtual-maze/

The Skunk Whisperer

(YouTube link) A skunk in Tulsa, Oklahoma got his head stuck in a jar. Now you'll know what to do when this happens in your neighborhood. -via Blame It On The Voicespeanut butter, skunk, jar, Tulsa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/the-skunk-whisperer/

Interactive Storefront Display

(Video Link) Artist Karolina Sobecka and software designer Jim George created Sniff -- a computer generated projection of a dog that responds to the actions of people passing by a storefront. Here's how it works:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/interactive-storefront-display/

Vespa Rocking Horse

Photo: Motoblog.it An anonymous reader of the Italian-language site Motoblog.it made a Vespa-shaped rocking horse for his nephew Diego. Who wants to take it out for a spin? Link (Google Translator version) via Cru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/vespa-rocking-horse/

From Blogs to Books - A History of the Web in Print

Most people I encounter in my offline life do not surf the internet, and I think about all the rich content they are missing. The people I encounter on the internet work hard to spread interesting content, and are rarely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/from-blogs-to-books-a-history-of-the-web-in-print/

No One Wanted to Claim Rocket Launcher

Jarrette Schule found a rocket launcher in his backyard in rural Comal County, Texas on Tuesday. Against all common sense, he took it in his house, then began calling authorities to report it. He called the FBI, the sher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/no-one-wanted-to-claim-rocket-launcher/

Cardboard

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18usd0iV3eI][YouTube - Link]This amazing animation is a wonderful combination of real public space & cardboard animation filmed stop-motion, by Dutch animator Sjors Vervoort wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/cardboard/

The Victoria Crowned - The Largest Pigeon in the World

Possibly the most beautiful pigeon too, the Victoria Crowned is not at all what you might expect when used to the hordes that haunt our towns and cities.  Thanks to the Dodo becoming defunct, these turkey sized bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/the-victoria-crowned-the-largest-pigeon-in-the-world/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) World's Largest Firework Though perhaps a contentious claim, this is reputedly the world's largest single firework. Link Ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/videosift-clips-of-the-week-39/

Blog Action Day: Is Climate Change / Global Warming Real?

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event in which participating bloggers post about a particular issue to raise awareness and trigger global discussion that will - hopefully - bring about positive change. This year's to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/blog-action-day-is-climate-change-global-warming-real/

Port-A-Pint Portable Beer Glass

Port-A-Pint Portable Beer Glass - $7.95Don't go unprepared to your next party. Forget those clumsy disposable cups, bring your own portable beer glass. The Port-A-Pint Beer Glass pops open in seconds with a flick of your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/port-a-pint-portable-beer-glass/

Ever Dream This Robot?

Miss Cellania's post of the mysterious man in people's dreams reminded me of my own personal nightmare. Here's the robot that's been haunting my dreams. Have you been dreaming of the same bot?silly, neatoramabot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/ever-dream-this-robot/

Bladeless Fan by James Dyson

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A3IM06xgr0][YouTube - Link]A stylish new fan has been creating a buzz in the world of technology.  In this clip, inventor/engineer James Dyson, famous for his vacuum clea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/15/bladeless-fan-by-james-dyson/
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