Archive for October 21st, 2009

A Lesson in eCommerce from The World of Goo

The World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle game released in October of 2008.  It was favorably received by the gaming community, receiving many awards. On the one-year anniversary of the product's release, the develo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/a-lesson-in-ecommerce-from-the-world-of-goo/

White Wine May Be Bad For Your Teeth

A group of  researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University, reporting in the journal Nutrition Research,  have suggested that frequent drinking of white wine may damage the teeth. In the lab, adult teeth soaked in white...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/white-wine-may-be-bad-for-your-teeth/

Mass Games in North Korea

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Org-icu5cwM] "Mass games" are group athletic events in which the performance of the individual is deemphasized in favor of the performance of the group as a whole.  They are th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/mass-games-in-north-korea/

Halloween T-Shirts

Skeleton (Glow in the Dark) T-Shirt Vampire Fangs This Is My Halloween Costume Witchy Ah, I almos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/halloween-t-shirts/

Retractable Speed Bumps

Mexican firm Decano Industries has developed a speed bump that remains in place when a vehicle that is moving too quickly is about to drive over it, but retracts when a slow-moving vehicle approaches. Christ Hawley writ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/retractable-speed-bumps/

Alien Jaws

YouTube Link Quite possibly the best Halloween prop ever. via UniqueDaily.alien, smoke, teeth, saliva, mandibles, jaws...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/alien-jaws/

Surrealistic Sand Animation

(Video Link) Un Trou a la Place du Coeur (A Hole in the Place of the Heart) is a short sand animation film by David Myriam. He writes that it describes "When the violence of individuals generates the birth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/surrealistic-sand-animation/

Launching Anvils 200 Feet Into the Air

(YouTube Link) Gay Wilkinson likes launching iron anvils high into the air. He's not entirely sure why and has a lot to say about how men and women respond differently to his hobby. Anyway, he places one anvil o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/launching-anvils-200-feet-into-the-air/

Chart of Missions to Mars

Image: Bryan Christie Illustrator Bryan Christie specializes in transforming "complex ideas into compelling images", especially scientific or technological ideas. One of his recent works is this chart of the human ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/chart-of-missions-to-mars/

Mushroom Madness

Watch slime molds and mushrooms grow in this time-lapse video. I was particularly taken with the Stinkhorn Mushroom, which casts a net! Linktimelapse, mushroom, fungus, slime mold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/mushroom-madness/

Coyote Struck, Travels to California

Daniel East and his sister, Tevyn were traveling on Interstate 80 near the Utah-Nevada border when a coyote ran in front of the car. They hit the animal, but kept driving as they assumed it was dead. Eight to ten hours l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/coyote-struck-travels-to-california/

Larry Goes to the Market

(YouTube link) Last week, a surveillance video of a drunk guy at a convenience store became quite popular. However, it was almost eleven minutes long and was, well, a store surveillance video. The guys at Mustache a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/larry-goes-to-the-market/

World's Largest Web-spinning Spider

A new species of golden orb spider has been found in South Africa. It is the biggest spider ever found that spins a web -and what a web it is! The female of the new species of golden orb weaver spider has a body one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/worlds-largest-web-spinning-spider/

The 10 Commandments in Star Trek

For a science fiction series, Star Trek had a lot of references to religion. Gene Roddenberry once said he rejected all religions, yet one or another of the Ten Commandments showed up in quite a few episodes. Beliefnet t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/the-10-commandments-in-star-trek/

10 Absolutely Pathetic Packaging Fails

Most of what we buy is packaged, and that can only be bad news for our environment because all that paper and plastic needs energy, water and oil to create and lots landfill space to get rid of it. Even wore is the fact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/10-absolutely-pathetic-packaging-fails/

Tales from The Muppet Show

If you're of a certain age, you're no doubt familiar with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Gonzo the Great, the terrible jokes of Fozzie Bear and the dry humor of Statler and Waldorf. But are you familiar with what wen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/tales-from-the-muppet-show/
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