Archive for January 20th, 2010

Beatles Infographics

Charting The Beatles is a project by graphic designer Michael Deal to express the history of that band through quantitative infographics. Pictured above is one describing their working activities, divided i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/beatles-infographics/

Furniture Made from Shopping Carts

Los Angeles-based artist Ramon Coronado made furniture from shopping carts. He calls the project "Mercado Negro" and his ambition lies in "reclaiming an ordinary, everyday object and transforming it into a whole new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/furniture-made-from-shopping-carts/

UK Store Offers Divorce Registry

Did your ex got your favorite tea kettle and plush Egyptian cotton towels in the divorce? Not to worry, now you can head down to Debenhams department store and register for some more. Go ahead and add lots of stuff to y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/uk-store-offers-divorce-registry/

Wisconsin Proposes State Microbe

Most states and countries would be loathe to name a state bacteria, but Wisconsin is not most places. After boasting their dairy products in the form of giant foam cheeseheads for years, the state is taking a new step to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/wisconson-proposes-state-microbe/

The World's Most Invasive Species

If you have a serious phobia of frogs, rats, bees or snakes, you probably shouldn't read WebEcoist's article on the most invasive species in the world. On the other hand, if you don't have any phobias, it's fascinati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/the-worlds-most-invasive-species/

Bird

BIRD film from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo. To help promote his illustrated book, Bird, Andrew Zuckerman directed this short video of birds from around the world.  Shot against a glorious white background, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/bird/

The Science of Hair Ice

Hair ice, also called silk frost, is a type of ice formation that looks like silk and seems to only appear on woody, barkless materials on the ground. The ice structures tend to grow out of a small pore in the wood,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/the-science-of-hair-ice/

Star Wars Adidas

Geeks and geekettes rejoice, you can finally buy a sweet pair of styling shoes that pay homage to your favorite sci-fi movie.  The one pictured above is the Luke Skywalker version. I think the coolest is the slave P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/star-wars-adidas/

Big Think: Dr. Spencer Wells

I can't get enough of the video series at Big Think featuring Dr. Spencer Wells and his Genographic Project.  Here's a guy who I'd pick to be my professor of anthropology, molecular science, ancient history, and other t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/big-think-dr-spencer-wells/

Fantastically Strange Science Discoveries

Can you imagine telepathically sending messages to those around you, seeing out of a tooth or discovering a volcanic crater filled with all types of new species never before seen by man? Scientists can and while many of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/fantastically-strange-science-discoveries/

Queen Eadgyth's Remains Discovered in Germany

The oldest remains yet of a member of English royalty are thought to have been found in Germany. Queen Eadgyth (pronounced Edith) was the sister of King Athelstan and married the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I in 929 AD. She...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/queen-eadgyths-remains-discovered-in-germany/

Couple Separated by Weather Finally Reunited

John and Kay Ure live in a former lighthouse keeper's cottage at the edge of a cliff on the coast of northern Scotland. On December 19th, Kay Ure left to go buy a Christmas turkey in Inverness. Before she could return, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/couple-separated-by-weather-finally-reunited/

Why Humans are Hairless

Why are humans mostly free of body hair, in comparison to other primates? Losing body hair was an evolutionary advantage in that it allowed early hominids to forage over a greater distance in harsher climates. In S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/why-humans-are-hairless/

15th Century Tapestry Copied in Lite Brite

The Lady and the Unicorn is a 15th Century Flemish tapestry, often said to be one of the greatest works of medieval European art. Artist Joey Syta copied the work in Lite Brite -- an illuminated toy popular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/15th-century-tapestry-copied-in-lite-brite/

Man Eggs: A Comic

Man Eggs is a subversive humor type comic along the same lines as The Perry Bible Fellowship.  Pop culture skewed for your daily humor serving. Linkcomic, man eggs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/man-eggs-a-comic/

San Francisco Recycled in Miniature

The 2nd Annual Golden Gate Express Garden Railway is open at San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers. The garden features miniature versions of the city's most recognizable landmarks, buildings, and of course, a tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/san-francisco-recycled-in-miniature/

Explaining the Late Night Wars by Animation

(YouTube link) Apple Daily in Hong Kong produced a Sims-style video to explain the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien situation to Chinese television viewers. Portraying them as comic book heroes is sheer genius! You don't have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/explaining-the-late-night-wars-by-animation/






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