Archive for December 1st, 2009

World's Oldest Music Instrument

Could this 43,000 year old bone of a cave bear be a musical instrument? If so, it could be evidence that Neanderthals were musically-inclined!   The Divje Babe flute is a cave bear femur pierced by space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/worlds-oldest-music-instrument/

Trichrome Blue

Lois van Baarle is a recent graduate of Utrecht School of the Arts, and the following is her thesis project.  Her animation and drawing skills have been a part of her for most of her life, and this video captures her st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/trichrome-blue/

Pikachu Ski Mask

> Deviant Art member =Sugarcoatidli3z crocheted this awesome Pikachu convertible ski mask because the weather was turning cold and she liked Pikachu. Now she's made the pattern available to anyone who wants it! Link -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/pikachu-ski-mask/

World AIDS Day

Almost missed this one: Today is World AIDS Day (it's founded by the World Health Organization founded back in 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to honor the persons who have died from HIV/AIDS).Chicago No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/world-aids-day/

New PostSecret Video by Frank Warren

Frank Warren of PostSecret (recently interviewed on Neatorama here) has released a new video, where he asks fifty people one question: what's their secret?You may find the brave voices captured in this short film ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/new-postsecret-video-by-frank-warren/

Garbage Collector in Jakarta, Indonesia

Refuse collector, Kota, Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia. in IndonesiaMartin Broomfield of 360 Cities took this panorama of a garbage collector/recycler in Jakarta, Indonesia, sitting down surveying his kingdom of recyclables...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/garbage-collector-in-jakarta-indonesia/

Architectural Punch Bowl

Photo credit: Barney Steel | Another pic at Cakehead Loves EvilOn December 9th, the epicurean duo Sam Bompas & Harry Parr, in collaboration with cognac maker Courvoisier, will hold Architectural Punch Bowl: a drinkab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/architectural-punch-bowl/

Giant Binary Clock

Students at the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, decorated the outside of their building with a giant LED clock that displays the time in binary. It consists of eighteen round windows, with green windows rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/giant-binary-clock/

The Car Parts Sculptures of James Corbett

Australian artist James Corbett began sculpting old car parts in 1999 while managing a car recycling business in Brisbane. Eighteen months later, he closed the shop and turned pro. Corbett never bends the parts, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/the-car-part-sculptures-of-james-corbett/

Immanuel Kant Explained Using Superhero Comics

(Video Link) In this video, Douglas Wolk explains the ideas expressed in 18th Century German philosopher Immanuel Kant's Critique of Aesthetic Judgment using superhero comics. Wolk, a comic critic, is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/immanuel-kant-explained-using-superhero-comics/

The Most Dangerous Roads On Earth

Simon Seeks has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the world. Many feature rock slide hazards, hair pin turns, steep cliffs and no guard rails. Still, it's amazing just how beautiful some of these deadly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/the-most-dangerous-roads-on-earth/

Stefan's Stormtroopers

Stéfan's Photostream at Flickr chronicles the lives of his resident stormtroopers, TK455 and TK479, and their various exploits.  Above is The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: TK455: "Didn't I tell you not to eat it?"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/stefans-stormtroopers/

Santa Claus in His Own Words

We first told you about Santa Claus' blog three years ago. Since then, Santa has been steadily updating his site with stories of Christmases past and present. In a three-part series, he kicks off this Christmas season by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/santa-claus-in-his-own-words/

Sesame Street Voices

You may love Sesame Street, but how well do you know the Sesame Street characters? In Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to match the Muppet with a picture of the person who provides its voice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/sesame-street-voices/

Vodka Soon Available in Pill Form

A researcher at a Russian university has developed a powdered form of alcohol that will soon make the consumption of vodka more convenient. From The Times of India: Russian professor Evgeny Moskalev of S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/vodka-soon-available-in-pill-form/

Marvel Theme Park Concept Art

While the reality of a Marvel Superheroes theme park in Dubai is tentative (now projected to open in 2012), Chimera Design has produced a series of illustrations depicting the concepts and general look of the park....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/marvel-theme-park-concept-art/

Oil Change Leads to New Car Purchase

It's a given that when folks take their car in to get an oil change, the lube tech is going to talk them into wipers, an air filter, etc.  But when Audrey McKnight took her 2006 Hyundai into the dealer for one, she left...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/oil-change-leads-to-new-car-purchase/

9 Inspiring Green Tech Projects

I never knew that Portugal was a leading clean-tech nation in the EU.  Their massive Solar Photovoltaic Farm project sounds really promising. Maybe we should all learn something from these nine stories and work toge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/9-inspiring-green-tech-projects-in-the-developing-world/

Top 20 High-tech Luxurious Bathtubs

It's the high-tech integrated features that makes a bathtub really luxurious. Here is a list of best 20 high tech luxury bathtubs that give you the feeling of having a royal bath. Take, for example, the Red Diamond bat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/top-20-high-tech-luxurious-bathtubs/

The Amazing World of Coca-Cola

Drank Drunk by practically everyone on the planet, Coca-Cola is arguably the most recognizable brand in the world. The company sells 1.5 billion units a day, and that's not the most fascinating fact about it. The rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/the-amazing-world-of-coca-cola/

Antarctica Facts

Fifty years ago today, twelve nations signed The Antarctic Treaty, regulating research activity, economic exploitation, and territorial claims in Antarctica. To mark this occasion, Annie C. Lee of Fast Company...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/antarctica-facts/

Fluorescent Tube Fighting

These men are beating each other senseless using fluorescent tube light bulbs as weapons. This is apparently a sport in Japan. I can't find much information about it online, so I take it that it is not a widely pop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/fluorescent-tube-fighting/

Minimum Wage Machine

Minimum Wage Machine by artist Blake Fall-Conroy spits out $7.15 per hour in pennies as a person turns the crank. Fall-Conroy writes to Make: In the future, I see possibility in a lot of these machin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/minimum-wage-machine/

The 10 Most Expensive Bicycles on Earth

Sidi Ergo has pictures and descriptions of the most expensive bicycles ever made, including models plated in gold and encrusted with diamonds. This model, the Koga Kimera, isn't quite so luxurious. But dev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/the-10-most-expensive-bicycles-on-earth/

Caption Monkey 66: SpongeBob SquareCar

(Yes, it does have a license plate, but I blocked it off)Who drives a square car on the highway?SpongeBob SquareCar!Boxy and yellow and Scion is he.SponbeBob Square Car!If drivin' nonsense be something' ye wish ...*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/caption-monkey-66-spongebob-squarecar/

Spy Shoelaces

Suppose you are a clandestine service agent for the CIA and you need to tell another agent that you have important information for him,  but you suspect the walls have ears. Well, you could tie your shoelaces in a p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/01/spy-shoelaces/






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