Archive for October 19th, 2009

Forensic Reconstruction of Fictional Skulls

If scientists and police investigators can reconstruct a face from a skull, why can't we figure out what Skeletor looked like before he was a skeleton? David at Ironic Sans went to work, or to be accurate, his wife d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/forensic-reconstruction-of-fictional-skulls/

The Van Gogh Letter Sketches

A few people were lucky enough to be pan pals of a sort with Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh often added sketches or paintings to his letters, to illustrate what he wrote about. BibliOdyssey has a collection of these lett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/the-van-gogh-letter-sketches/

Mario Marriage Proposal

Hit Play or YouTube Link Brad Smith used a program called Lunar Magic to set up his own Super Mario Brothers level, in which he spelled out a message to his girlfriend, Lisa.  Then, he got her to play it.  Beagle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/mario-marriage-proposal/

Parahawking: Skydiving With Hawks

(YouTube Link) Parahawking involves skydiving while specially-trained birds of prey swarm around you, including vultures, eagles, and falcons. It's available in Nepal courtesy of a bird rescue group called Himalaya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/parahawking-skydiving-with-hawks/

Coffee PC = Computer + Coffeemaker

Tim Quax of ByteMods combined a PC with a coffeemaker to make this Coffee PC case mod. Best of all, the coffeemaker is controlled by software:The relay gets it's power from a molex connector on the power supply; a sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/coffee-pc-computer-coffeemaker/

Cat in a Freezer for 19 Hours

A cat named Krillen survived 19 hours in a freezer in Te Kuiti, New Zealand. Sarah Crombie heard a faint meow when she approached the freezer, which hadn't been used since her partner Sid Sisson shut it the night before....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/cat-in-a-freezer-for-19-hours/

The Robot Cheetah

Sangbae Kim, a robot designer from MIT, is probably best known to Neatorama readers as the inventor of the Stickybot, a robot that can climb walls with feet modeled after a gecko's sticky feet. He also used the idea of s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/the-robot-cheetah/

Nixon's Enemies List

During president Richard Nixon's administration, he and his staff compiled a list of political enemies. How well do you know (or remember) this list? Take the challenge in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. My m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/nixons-enemies-list/

Zombie Proposal

(YouTube link) Noble used the opportunity of shooting a zombie movie last spring in order to propose to Claudia. Claudia was willing to help on the movie, but she had no idea the whole thing was staged for her benef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/zombie-proposal/

Rosie the Riveter Bookends

Rosie the Riveter Bookends (set of 2) - $34.95Here's something quite neat for your bookshelf: a pair of matching Rosie the Riveter bookends, made from heavy-duty stone resin. The bookends, created by Chris Collicott comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/19/rosie-the-riveter-bookends/






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