Archive for December 6th, 2009

Three Wolf Moon Pajamas

Just in time for Christmas gift-giving, the wolves you know and love are howling at the moon on a one-piece footed pajama set! # The Official Three Wolf Moon Pajamas. # Increases Sex Appeal* # 3 Wolf Moon has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/three-wolf-moon-pajamas/

A World Where Serial Visual Data Transmission Never Existed

(YouTube Link) That's the vision behind Gebhard Sengmüller's art installation entitled "A Parallel Image." Starting with the work of French engineer Maurice Leblanc in 1880, moving images were transmittable electr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/a-world-where-serial-visual-data-transmission-never-existed/

The Photorealism of Norman Rockwell Explained

This week a story at NPR discusses the extent to which Norman Rockwell used photography to capture images of models; he then traced these photographs onto canvas as an early step in the creation of his famous paintings....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/the-photorealism-of-norman-rockwell-explained/

Samurai Umbrella

Samurai Umbrella - $29.95Fear not the relentless barrage of a million droplets of rain, falling from the sky like fiendish ninja warriors, for you have the ultimate weapon to fight them honorably. Behold, the Samurai Umb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/samurai-umbrella-2/

Poe's Tamerlane Book Sold for $660K

Recession? What recession? Edgar Allan Poe's first book, "Tamerlane and Other Poems," has been sold at auction for a record price of $662,500:"This is known as the black tulip of U.S. literature,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/poes-tamerlane-book-sold-for-660k/

Who's Playing What: The Octopus Jig by The Dubliners

Remember the Two Musicians One Guitar post we had on Neatorama recently? Well, (as the clip said) you ain't seen nothin' yet. Here's The Dubliners performing The Octopus Jig. Just who is playing what here?!Hit p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/whos-playing-what-the-octopus-jig-by-the-dubliners/

Excellent! The Simpson's Mr. Burns Won NYC Write-In Votes for Mayor

Not happy with the current candidates for mayor? Why not write-in your choice? The National Ledger has a list of the top write-in vote getters for the New York City mayoral election ... and the winner is:Mr. Burns fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/excellent-the-simpsons-mr-burns-won-nyc-write-in-votes-for-mayor/

Meteor Lights Up the Night Sky in South Africa

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHH8cXM4_n4][YouTube - Link]This video footage of a meteor lighting up the night sky happened in Gauteng, South Africa, on November 21, 2009. From South Africa's Eye Witness New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/meteor-lights-up-the-night-sky-in-south-africa/

Shutterbug Orangutan is a Facebook Sensation

33-year-old Nonja discovers her love of "photography", Facebook, and Internet fame rather late in life, but you'll excuse the late bloomer: she's an orangutan at the Schönbrunn zoo in Austria!The Daily Mai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/shutterbug-orangutan-is-a-facebook-sensation/

Botax: Congress Thinking About Taxing Elective Cosmetic Surgery

Facing mounting federal deficit and an expensive health care reform bill, you wouldn't be blaming Congress for trying to squeeze a few billion dollars here and there to pay for it. But the cosmetic surgery industry is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/botax-congress-thinking-about-taxing-elective-cosmetic-surgery/

The Passenger

The years of work that went into Chris Jones' short animated film, The Passenger, finally paid off, for it's now available on DVD.  As Chris says, you can also "defile your senses by watching the quality-deprived versio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/the-passenger/

Nutrition Facts Labels for Songs

Before you download the next pop hit from iTunes, check whether it is hazardous to your health. A teen panel working with the Boston Public Health Commission has set up a "nutrition fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/nutrition-facts-labels-for-songs/

Woman Accused of Trying to Shoplift 418 Items

She was not very subtle about it. At the Lewis Drug Store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a woman was arrested for hauling 418 items out to her car: Police say an employee of the Lewis store at 10th and Cliff in Si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/woman-accused-of-trying-to-shoplift-418-items/

Glacier Audio Records Made From Glacier Ice

[caption id="attachment_28032" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Katie Paterson"][/caption] This is popping up everywhere, and it's pretty neat.  Katie Paterson is an artist who recorded natural sounds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/glacier-audio-records-made-from-glacier-ice/

A Glass Bottle Will Disappear...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anJuZdL_vsw] YouTube link ... if you fill it with glycerine and submerge it in glycerine, because glass and glycerine have similar refractive indices. Nothing very special h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/a-glass-bottle-will-disappear/

Oldest American Toy Santa Discovered

An archaeological investigation in Akron, Ohio has uncovered the first mass-produced toy Santa Claus in the United States.  The figurine is 2.5 inches tall, dressed in blue, and was recovered amidst thousands of marbles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/06/oldest-american-toy-santa-discovered/






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