Archive for December 18th, 2009

The Wonder of Ice Caves

A selection of ice caves from around the world, from the largest in Germany to arguably the weirdest in California (well, it would be, wouldn't it?).  One of the strange facts about some of these caves is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/the-wonder-of-ice-caves/

Food Face Kid's Dinner Plate

Food Face Kid's Dinner Plate - $9.95/plateW00t! We've just gotten a surprise partial shipment of the Food Face Kid's Dinner Plate (it's not supposed to be in until 2010) over at the Neatorama Shop. These plates turn dinn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/food-face-kids-dinner-plate-2/

Alma

This is the directorial debut of Rodrigo Blaas, who seized the opportunity to make his mark in short film by recruiting some of the best artists in the field, including French animator Bolhem Bouchiba, character designer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/alma/

Neatorama Update - December 2009

Hello Neatoramanauts! A quickie update from Neatoland: Christmas OrdersA big thank you for everyone who placed their orders from the Neatorama Shop this Christmas season. Your orders help support the bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/neatorama-update-december-2009/

World's Largest Spherical Panorama

I've been a big fan of the panorama photos of Jeffrey Martin of 360Cities for a while now, so I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that he has just taken what could be the world's largest spherical panorama, an 18-g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/worlds-largest-spherical-panorama/

The First Photograph of an Extraterrestrial Lake

The picture above was taken by NASA's Cassini space probe of Titan, a moon of Saturn. The glint of light at the top of the moon is of a lake -- the first non-Earth lake ever seen. In Popular Science, Jerem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/the-first-photograph-of-an-extraterrestrial-lake/

Billboard Provokes Christmas Controversy

St. Matthew-In-The-City Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand considers itself a liberal place of worship, and this year it erected a billboard that was intended to provoke thought about the literal meaning of Christm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/billboard-provokes-christmas-controversy/

Splendid Slo-Mo Owl

(YouTube Link) The last thing seen by many a field mouse.  1000 frames per second.  (via Cynical-C)nature, Bird, owl, slowmotion, prey, swoop, talons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/splendid-slo-mo-owl/

2009 in Photography

[caption id="attachment_28346" align="aligncenter" width="499" caption="(Photo: Steven Day)"][/caption] The Big Picture blog has three posts of the year in pictures, celebrating photography of all styles and subject m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/2009-in-photography/

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Quiz

Those of us of a certain age may do better than others on the Rocky Horror Picture Show quiz at mental_floss. How well do you remember not only the movie, but trivia about the stars and the making of the film? You ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-quiz/

Star Wars Weather

Weather is explained in Star Wars terms on this site. Enter a city and get the current conditions, whether it's like Hoth, Endor, Tatooine, Naboo, or some other planet in the Star Wars universe. Enter a city it doesn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/star-wars-weather/

Shorewood High Lip Dub

(YouTube link) Shorewood High School made a lip dub video to Hall and Oates' song "You Make My Dreams Come True". That's quite an accomplishment in itself, and might remind you of the "I Gotta Feeling" video (seen h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/shorewood-high-lip-dub/

5 Super Powers You Can Have Today

Wow, some of the stuff people are coming up with these days are amazing. A fake, batterized eye? REALLY!? Come on! Rob Spence, a filmmaker from Canada, had his eye wounded in a shooting accident as a child. Presumab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/5-super-powers-you-can-have-today/

Superheroes Pay Bills Too

You know the economy is rough when even Batman is facing foreclosure. Super Not So Super takes a look at what Batman, Catwoman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and the Flash do when they're not busy fighting crime (or ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/superheroes-pay-bills-too/






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