Archive for October 24th, 2009

The Complicated Physics of a Dribbling Teapot

When flow from a teapot (or a liquor bottle) is very slow, the liquid has a propensity to dribble back along the surface of the spout. "Previous studies have shown that a number of factors affect [dribbling], such as th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/the-complicated-physics-of-a-dribbling-teapot/

Comic Strip/Sci-Fi Mashups

Image: Ryan Dunlavey Artist Ryan Dunlavey has created several comic strips mixing science fiction franchises with classic comics, such as the above mashup of Family Circus with The Fantastic Four. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/comic-stripsci-fi-mashups/

Giant Sea Gull Walks Behind TV News Anchor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7N9ObsO8w8][YouTube - Link]Nothing could stop veteran news anchor Peter Hitchener of Australia's Channel Nine News from delivering a serious bit of news. Not even a giant sea gull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/giant-sea-gull-walks-behind-tv-news-anchor/

The Future of Architecture

[caption id="attachment_27079" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Photo: Tom Bonaventure/Getty Images"][/caption]Hannah Devlin has a neat piece up at Times Online about the continuing shift in architecture towards bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/the-future-of-architecture/

Bizarre Spike Jonze Short

Last February, director Spike Jonez (Where the Wild Things Are) agreed to shoot a video for Kanye West's song, "See You in My Nightmares," which was then expanded into a creative, short film - shot at a nightclu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/bizarre-spike-jonze-short/

Taun Taun Cake

According to The Empire Strikes Back, there's no smell in the galaxy as bad as the inside of a dead Taun Taun. When Chris and Julia Trevas got married, they hired Food Network baker Courtney Clark to make th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/taun-taun-cake/

Neatorama Shop Story: Voodoo Doll

The following is a Neatorama Shop Story, a narrative starring the products carried in this blog’s very own online store. 1932, Vieux Carré....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/neatorama-shop-story-voodoo-doll/

Two Ducks from One Egg

The Cornish Duck Company checks its eggs for viable embryos. They noticed one egg had two embryos, and were prepared with a camera when it hatched. Local vet Barrie Fleming, who advised the farm's owners, R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/two-ducks-from-one-egg/

Chihuahua Smuggled in Luggage

Customs officials at the Dublin Airport at first thought the x-ray showed a toy dog in the suitcase, but they opened it up and out popped a live puppy! A Bulgarian man on a flight from Madrid was trying to smuggle the yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/chihuahua-smuggled-in-luggage/

Wearable Hummingbird Feeder

If you'd like to see a hummingbird's beak just millimeters from your face, this wearable hummingbird feeder is for you: Hit play or go to Linkhelmet, Hummingbird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/wearable-hummingbird-feeder/

Busy College Undergrad Got a Job For You: Be His Personal Assistant

Psst! Need a job? Here's an opening for you: $10 to $12 an hour, with the possibility of an occassional bonus. All you have to do is cater to the "everyday tasks" of a Georgetown University sophomore.That's rig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/24/busy-college-undergrad-got-a-job-for-you-be-his-personal-assistant/
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