Archive for January 14th, 2010

First Person Tetris

In First Person Tetris, when you rotate a block, you rotate the entire game! By the time you think you've figured it out, the dizziness begins to set in. It's quite addicting. Link -via Boing Boingvideo game, tetris...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/first-person-tetris/

World's Largest Disco Mirror Ball is Groovy

Break out the leisure suits, because French artist Michel de Broin used a crane to heft a huge mirror ball 50 meters over the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. It measures 7.5 meters across and is composed of a thousan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/worlds-largest-disco-mirror-ball-is-groovy/

Steam-Powered Airplane

(YouTube Link) The Tesla Air 2000 was a biplane built in 1933 by William Besler and Nathan C. Price. It was powered by a steam boiler that was so quiet that spectators on the ground could hear the pilot calling to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/steam-powered-airplane/

Humans and rats can traverse a maze. And so can... a drop of oil.

Physical chemists at Northwestern University have demonstrated that a simple droplet of oil can navigate a complex labyrinth. Grzybowski's team made a number of silicon mazes roughly 6.5 square centimeters in size....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/humans-and-rats-can-traverse-a-maze-and-so-can-a-drop-of-oil/

Milky Way Transit Authority

[caption id="attachment_28817" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Image: Samuel Arbesman"][/caption] Sure, anyone could consult an atlas of the Milky Way Galaxy to see what's all there, but if you think like Sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/milky-way-transit-authority/

Dune Sea in Mars Crater

[caption id="attachment_28815" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona"][/caption] The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera recently revealed fascinating shots of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/dune-sea-in-mars-crater/

Home and Enter Keys Doormats

Home Key Doormat | Enter Key Doormat - $23.95What better way to welcome a geek home than these doormats that look like the Home and Enter keys? From the Neatorama Shop: http://shop.neatorama.com/store.php?doormat-pg1-cid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/home-and-enter-keys-doormats/

Kid Calls Demolition Company to Destroy Her School

We don't usually post about pranks and means things like that on Neatorama, but this one is just too cute to pass. Here's Becky prank calling a local demolition company in Dublin, asking them to demolish her school (with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/kid-calls-demolition-company-to-destroy-her-school/

10 Terrifying Fish

The nature blog Treehugger has a slideshow of ten unusual fish that are so scary looking that they'll give you nightmares. Pictured above is the fangtooth fish, a deep sea fish about 17 cm long. It has the largest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/10-terrifying-fish/

Aircraft Juxtaposed With Rainbows

[caption id="attachment_28809" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Tim Bullen Photography"][/caption] Environmental Graffiti has a beautiful set of photographs depicting various shots of planes and rainbows....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/aircraft-juxtapositioned-with-rainbows/

Toilet Paper Tube Art

Anastassia Elias is an artist who uses the rolls leftover from toilet paper as a showcase for miniature tableaus.   At left, children building a snowman, complete with wintry tree limbs hanging as a frame to Elias' c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/toilet-paper-tube-art/

Chimpanzee Investor Outperforms Russian Bankers

A Russian circus chimpanzee named Lusha picked stocks that tripled in value over a year's time. Lusha was presented with cubes representing 30 different stock options and selected eight to invest money in by picking the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/chimpanzee-investor-outperforms-russian-bankers/

Balkan Hippo on the Loose

A female hippopotamus named Nikica swam out of her enclosure at a private zoo in Plavnica, Montenegro when flood waters rose over the fence. The two-ton hippo has stayed close to the zoo, but cannot be rounded up until t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/balkan-hippo-on-the-loose/

Earth's Coldest Temperature Ever

The temperature at Russia's Vostok research station in Antarctica read -128.6F (-89.2 C) during the winter of 1983. This is the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth. The winter temperature at Vostok averag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/earths-coldest-temperature-ever/

The Buzz Bomb of Greencastle, Indiana

The V-1 "Buzz Bomb" was the first practical cruise missile in military history. Nazi Germany fired many at Allied population centers in the last year of World War II. One of two brought back to the United States at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/the-buzz-bomb-of-greencastle-indiana/

A Brief History of the Ampersand

Cameron Chapman of Web Design Depot has written a heavily-illustrated article about the history of the ampersand. This old symbol has again become popular in the last several years with the emergence of abb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/a-brief-history-of-the-ampersand/

Les Invalides: The Haunted Home of Napoleon’s Tomb

One of the most glorious sites in France is the Les Invalides, a complex of buildings featuring a hospital, museum, and mausoleum where the spirits of soldiers and the turbulent past of France make this site a memorable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/les-invalides-the-haunted-home-of-napoleanss-tomb/

The Craziest Cult Leaders You've Never Heard Of

Everybody knows who Manson, Koresh, and Jones are.  These are a few cult leaders that didn't reach the same level in the media.  But their behavior and actions were equally disturbing. Pictured is Wayne Bent (o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/the-craziest-cult-leaders-youve-never-heard-of/

What is it? Game 123

Whoa, I turn around and it's already time for our weekly collaboration with the always excellent What is it? Blog. Can you guess what the strange tool above is for? Game rules are simple: place your gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/what-is-it-game-123/

Five Animals Who Like To Dress It Up And One Who Likes Being Naked

Most animals don’t like being dressed up in human clothes, but we love to make them do it anyway –after all, it is absolutely adorable. Of course, some animals love it. My own dog seems to get a little strut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/five-animals-who-like-to-dress-it-up-and-one-who-likes-being-naked/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) If Star Wars was made in France This is definitely in the "so bad it's good" category. A 70s French variety show does an h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/videosift-clips-of-the-week-46/

Should We Just Get Rid of Handwriting?

Missouri University School of Journalism, original photo by Mollie Sterling that went viral some years ago- via Losing ContextWe've posted about the (purported) obsolescence of cursive handwriting on Neatorama before, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/should-we-just-get-rid-of-handwriting/

Moai Way or the Highway!

Moai Way or The Highway T-Shirt by Chris Murphy - $14.95Here's a T-shirt for your favorite stubborn person. Ever hear 'em say "my way or the highway"? Well, tell 'em to move to Easter Island! Get a Myst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/14/moai-way-or-the-highway/
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