Archive for November 2nd, 2009

12 Worst Parking Accidents Caught on YouTube

(YouTube Link) Some of these videos have been on Neatorama already, but some haven't. Matthew Moore of The Daily Telegraph has compiled twelve of the worst and funniest parking accidents that can be found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/12-worst-parking-accidents-caught-on-youtube/

8-Bit Costume

Photo: kindacarsick For Halloween, blogger Sarah McPherson painted her face and shirt to resemble a low-resolution image. She writes "The shirt took forever to paint, and my face only took slightly forever." http:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/8-bit-costume/

Robot Plays Volleyball

YouTube Link With the aid of onboard, fast-moving cameras, "Mr. Tomorrow" will most likely beat me in a game of volleyball.  Created by the mad scientists at Toshiba. via UniqueDailyrobot, japan, volleyball...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/robot-plays-volleyball/

A "Holzbibliothek" is a "wooden library." A library of wooden books. Literally.

In the late 18th century, Carl Schildbach was manager of a German estate famous for its ornamental park.  He had no formal academic or scientific training, but at the request of his employer began compiling a reference...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/a-holzbibliothek-is-a-wooden-library-a-library-of-wooden-books-literally/

Bottle Bank Arcade

YouTube Link From The Fun Theory, a project by Volkswagen and the ones who brought us the piano staircase, comes bottle bank arcade.  Again the question is posed, "If we make it fun, will people start doing it?"  Ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/bottle-bank-arcade/

Bubble Coral

[caption id="attachment_27245" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: RevolverOcelot"][/caption] In the Pacific Ocean and parts of the Red Sea, bubble coral can be found in varying species, colors and forms....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/bubble-coral/

A Gallery of Repurposed Train Cars

Photo: English Russia WebUrbanist has a great roundup of pictures of train cars that have been converted to other uses, such as hotels, houses, and bridges. The image above is of a train car that has been turned into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/a-gallery-of-repurposed-train-cars/

Paranormal Pluralizations

Image: David Malki! Precise language is the hallmark of intellectual refinement, which is why it's important to know how to phrase the pluralizations of the supernatural creatures that you encounter on a regular basis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/paranormal-pluralizations/

Simultaneous Translation Glasses

Photo: NEC NEC is developing a gadget that will translate spoken words into text displayed on a user's eyes: The prototype device called a “Tele Scouter” is a glasses type display that translates the foreig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/simultaneous-translation-glasses/

Bloodybelly Comb Jelly

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbcnRVkzy8A] A creature with a musical name presents a spectacular light show to the cameras of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle.  This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/bloodybelly-comb-jelly/

Bank Notes

The blog Bank Notes is a collection of real robbery notes from all over. They aren't literary masterpieces, but some are interesting, along with sparse details of the actual robbery. Link -via Metafiltercriminals, ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/bank-notes/

Man As Industrial Palace

(YouTube Link) In 1926, Fritz Kahn created the poster "Man As Industrial Palace." as was appropriate for the Art Deco era, he depicted the human body as a factory run by little workers processing food, moving blood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/man-as-industrial-palace/

xkcd Movie Graphs

Randall Munroe of xkcd has posted intricate movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative. The most helpful is the largest graph, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/xkcd-movie-graphs/

International Museum of Surgical Science

A trip through the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago will make you glad you live in the modern world instead of the "good old days"! Wired has a gallery of exhibit photos ranging from a skull that b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/international-museum-of-surgical-science/

Why So Many Different Plugs?

I went to China and took an electrical adapter with eight different plug-ins, and still managed to stay at one hotel in which none of them fit. Why are there so many types of electrical plugs and sockets in the world? Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/02/why-so-many-different-plugs/






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