Archive for October 23rd, 2009

Inside Out Horses

In order to teach horse owners about their horses, Gillian Higgins spends up to four hours painting anatomical features on her white horse - in essence, turning it inside out! No more wondering about where a particula...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/inside-out-horses/

Parody of Glengarry Glen Ross for the Harvey Awards

(Video Link) The Harvey Awards are given annually by the comic book industry. This promotional video for them is a parody of Alec Baldwin's sales rant from the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. The corporate off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/abc-stands-for-always-be-cartooning/

10 Internet Rules and Laws

The laws of the internet were never legislated, but passed into law by being evident over and over again. I was familiar with most of these laws, but some I didn't know had names or documented origins. 4. Skitt’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/10-internet-rules-and-laws/

They're Alive: Real Scientific Reasons to Believe in Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies

Dracula vs. Cujo One dark and stormy evening, Spanish neurologist Juan Gomez-Alonso was watching a vampire movie when he realized something strange; he noticed that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/theyre-alive-real-scientific-reasons-to-believe-in-vampires-werewolves-and-zombies/

Autonomous Indoor Helicopter

(YouTube Link) Researchers at at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been working since the 1990s on helicopters that can navigate indoor spaces autonomously. This one won the 2009 AUVSI Aerial Robotics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/autonomous-indoor-helicopter/

Weird Images of Yore: Black and WTF

Image from Foxtongue [Flickr]The next time you get a bunch of WTF pictures on a viral email, remember this: human's propensity for making weird (and weirdly wonderful) pictures predates the InterWeb. Take a look at these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/weird-images-of-yore-black-and-wtf/

Pumpkin Face Illusion

[http://youtu.be/5sY6Mr0_2rg] YouTube Link Here's a fine and seasonally-appropriate example of the Hollow Face Illusion, created by Tony Bailey.  Also in this category, Three Figurines is not to be missed! via Mighty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/pumpkin-face-illusion/

Ants vs. Crab

[YouTube - Link] Ants are such amazing creatures! Able to work together to create vast underground empires and take down almost any animal of any size...even humans! So, what happens when a creature such as the cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/ants-vs-crab/

PostSecret Interview Follow-Up: Winners of the PostSecret Book

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an interview with Frank Warren of PostSecret, where we asked Neatoramanauts to submit their own questions. Here are the four questions and a comment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/postsecret-interview-follow-up-winners-of-the-postsecret-book/

Limecat Halloween Costume

It's bound to happen: someone created a Halloween costume inspired by the Melon Hat Cat (AKA Limecat) Internet meme. Our very own Jill Harness wrote about this and many more weird Halloween costumes at Inventor Spot blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/limecat-halloween-costume/

2009 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Stereomicrograph: Fabrice Parais of DIREN Basse-NormandieI'm a big fan of Nikon Small World, an annual photomicrography competition (featured before on Neatorama in 2007 and 2008). The winners of the 2009 contest have ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/2009-nikon-small-world-photomicrography-competition/

Can A Car's Gas Mileage Be Improved By Adding Golf Ball Dimples?

It has been argued that dirty cars are more fuel efficient than clean ones for the same reason that dimples on a golf ball improve its aerodynamics during flight.  The team at Mythbusters tested these hypotheses and fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/can-you-improve-your-cars-gas-mileage-by-adding-golf-ball-dimples/

Insurance for ... Taste Buds?!

Sure you can insure your house, car, precious artwork ... but how about taste buds? Turns out that you CAN insure parts of your anatomy, especially when those parts generate income. For example:John Harrison*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/insurance-for-taste-buds/

Movies - One Letter Off

More fun with movie posters and Photoshop can be had at The Chive.  Inspired by a Worth 1000 contest, users re-imagine popular movies if one letter in their title was changed, or removed.  Here, The Chive lays clai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/movies-one-letter-off/

Remote-Controlled Human

Image: Edgadget Look at the picture. When the man moves his joystick to the left, the helmet on the girl's head pulls her left ear, signally that she should go left. When he moves his joystick to the right, the oppo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/remote-controlled-human/

Medical Researchers Making Progress On Uterus Transplants

Uterus transplants have been thus far unsuccessful because the transplanted uteri do not maintain a blood supply strong enough to keep a fetus alive. But now British medical researchers may have solved that problem. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/medical-researchers-making-progress-on-uterus-transplants/

Man Stacks 61 Objects On His Cat While Serenading Him

(YouTube Link) Sam Hart wrote a love song for his cat entitled "Kitty Song." Then he sang it to his cat while stacking 61 objects on top of him. Most of them are just playing cards, but others are quite large. Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/man-stacks-61-objects-on-his-cat-while-serenading-him/

Itchy and Scratchy Episode or Cheesy Horror Film?

The Itchy & Scratch Show is a "show within a show" featured on The Simpsons. If you are at all familiar with it, you'll enjoy today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. See if you can decide which title is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/itchy-and-scratchy-episode-or-cheesy-horror-film/

Prisencolinensinainciusol

[https://youtu.be/-VsmF9m_Nt8] (YouTube link)The song is called Prisencolinensinainciusol, written by Italian artist Adriano Celentano in 1972. Recorded by Celentano and Claudia Mori in an American accent, it sounds*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/prisencolinensinainciusol/

Taxidermy Fashion Accessories

Artist Reid Peppard makes fashion accessories out of dead animals. Imagine cufflinks made from little mouse heads, a coin purse that was once a rat, or headbands with real wings. Shown is a hair comb made from a guin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/taxidermy-fashion-accessories/

Balloon Boy Halloween Costume

That didn't take long. You can get your very own Balloon Boy Halloween Costume Kit from Plantraco Microflight. Includes balloon (some assembly required). Link -via the Presurferballoon boy, Falcon Heene, Halloween co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/balloon-boy-halloween-costume/

Speedy the Turtle

(YouTube link) Who says turtles are slow? This strange-looking soft shell turtle made a quick getaway! -via Unique Dailyspeed, turtle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/speedy-the-turtle/

Beyond Monopoly: The 15 Greatest Board Games Of All Time

People often blanche at the thought of playing a board game, but that's because they have only been exposed to the old "classics" that really aren't worthy of the title due to poor rulesets that promote luck ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/23/beyond-monopoly-the-15-greatest-board-games-of-all-time/
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