Archive for November 6th, 2009

Optical Illusion - Impossible Object With a Twist

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76L4Z4ZTnk][YouTube - Link] If one looks closely at the construction of this figure, it quickly becomes apparent that something is just, well...wrong with it. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/optical-illusion-impossible-object-with-a-twist/

Having Fun with "Google Suggest"

The "autofill" feature of the Google search box was designed as a timesaver, but the suggested searches can also be entertaining.  Writing in Slate, Michael Agger compared the autofill of "less intelligent" and "more in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/having-fun-with-google-suggest/

New York City Spaghetti Packaging

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Alex Creamer, a student at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, came up with this brilliant idea of a New-York centric packaging for spaghetti:"I created this spag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/new-york-city-sphagetti-packaging/

Volunteers Work to Save Ash Trees

7.5 billion ash trees are endangered in the United States. (Photo credit Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune) The culprit is the well-known emerald ash borer, an invasive Asian beetle that first arrived in Michigan seven y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/volunteers-work-to-save-ash-trees/

Hail to the Thieves: Famous Heists We Love

A REAL LIFE "OCEAN'S ELEVEN": The 2003 ANTWERP DIAMOND HEIST If you thought George Clooney's Ocean's Eleven character was smooth, check out the velvet finish on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/hail-to-the-thieves-famous-heists-we-love/

A Good Clean Fight

Video Link How about we celebrate Friday with a good old fashioned cat fight?  Now I wanna see a good clean fight, no hitting below the tail, shake paws and good luck! via AcidCow.Cat, fight, boxing, punch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/a-good-clean-fight/

Which Browser Would You Marry?

With the advent of competing browsers came some fierce loyalty to one brand or another.  Some people would go as far to say they "love" their browser of choice.  That got Grace Smith thinking.  If you had to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/which-browser-would-you-marry/

Drench

You may have to lose once to figure out how the game Drench works, but then it's a lot of fun! Select your next color to make your paint splotch bigger, and try to cover the entire floor in paint. You only have a cer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/drench/

Vintage Japanese Stereoviews

[caption id="attachment_27338" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Photo: T. Enami"][/caption] Pink Tentacle has an awesome collection of gifs culled from Okinawa Soba's Flickr set- called the mother lode of onli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/vintage-japanese-stereoviews/

Holocaust Hero Chiune Sugihara

Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara was stationed in Lithuania when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Thousands of Jewish refugees came to the consulate seeking travel documents in order to escape the Nazis. Sugihara's super...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/holocaust-hero-chiune-sugihara/

Big Ben on Twitter

Big Ben, the London clock tower, Westminster Palace clock tower bell, has a Twitter account. Online, it says the same thing it has always said in real life. The account was opened as a statement on the banality of Tw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/big-ben-on-twitter/

Motorcycle Club Colors and Patches

Arnie has a collection of around 350 patches and colors signifying motorcycle clubs from all over. Browse through and you might recognize your local club! Or just take a look at the many different designs. Link -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/motorcycle-club-colors-and-patches/

Glottal Opera

(YouTube link) Thread tiny cameras through the singers' noses and focus on the larynx. Then have them sing sweetly and see what it looks like deep inside. The singers are Juleiaah Boehm, Emma Deans, Alexi Kaye, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/glottal-opera/

Vinyl Records Purse

Do you still have piles of vinyl records you store for no reason? Here's a cool and stylish way to re-use them: a vinyl record purse. Such things always look fashionable, I guess. Tasket Basket posted quite a few pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/vinyl-records-purse/

Should we let some endangered species die?

Marine biologist and blogger WhySharksMatter presents the latest in his award-winning "ethical debate" series, showcasing a "hot topic" from the environmental movement, presenting both sides, and aski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/06/should-we-let-some-endangered-species-die/
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