Archive for November 1st, 2009

Internet Movie Firearms Database

If you've ever watched a movie and wondered what kind of gun that is, or if you have argued with a friend about movie weapons, here's the perfect resource. The Internet Movie Firearms Database (imfdb) has the answers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/internet-movie-firearms-database/

Graffiti in Motion

(vimeo link) Arnaud Jourdain took photographs of a wall over five years to create this video with evolving layers of graffiti used as animation. It was made as a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg {wiki}, who lived behind t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/graffiti-in-motion/

Woman Reports Herself Driving Drunk

Mary Strey called police in Clark County, Wisconsin to report a drunk driver. What made this call so unusual was that she was reporting on herself! "Somebody's really drunk driving down Granton Road," she told the 9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/woman-reports-herself-driving-drunk/

Dinosaur Built (and Named) Like a Tank

Paleontologists Bill and Kris Parsons of the Buffalo Museum of Science in New York found a dinosaur skull in Montana in 1997. In the years since, they've excavated the rest of the skeleton of a new dinosaur called Ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/dinosaur-built-and-named-like-a-tank/

Cell Size and Scale

This is a fun little learning tool, provided by The University of Utah.  Use the slider bar to zoom smaller and smaller in scale, from 12 millimeters (coffee bean) to 140 picameters (carbon atom), and track progress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/cell-size-and-scale/

One-Way Mars Missions?

[caption id="attachment_27225" align="alignleft" width="319" caption="Photo: NASA"][/caption] Going to Mars is costly.  The conventional thinking of round-trip missions is losing more and more ground to an idea made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/one-way-mars-missions/

Agassi's Wild Hair in the 1990s? Yep, a Wig!

Remember the wild hair of Andre Agassi in the 1990s? Yep, you guessed it: a wig!"I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?"But the wig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/agassis-wild-hair-in-the-1990s-yep-a-wig/

The Myth of High-Benefits/High-Tax Government of California

While it's chic to complain about the evil of taxes and government, there's an implicit assumption that higher taxes translate to more government services (the age old argument between liber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/the-myth-of-high-benefitshigh-tax-government-of-california/

Web Addresses Now Available with Non-Latin Characters

Since the early days of Internet history, web addresses have only been available in languages that used the Latin alphabet, such as English and French. But on Friday, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/01/web-addresses-now-available-in-non-latin-characters/






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