Archive for January 22nd, 2010

The Wonderful Models of Matthew Albanese

[caption id="attachment_28960" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Mathew Albanese"][/caption] This looks like a real volcano, but it's actually one of Matthew Albanese's finely detailed models made out of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/the-wonderful-models-of-matthew-albanese/

Mockbusters

In the DVD rental realm, there thrives a species of movies known as mockbusters.  Their genetic makeup is comprised of similar themes, elements and stories from the far superior blockbusters that dominate the indust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/mockbusters/

Infantry Exoskeleton Carries 200 Pounds

Lockheed Martin's Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) is an actuated exoskeleton that helps a soldier carry up to 200 pounds of weight on its frame. It senses the direction that the user wants to move, and then move...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/infantry-exoskeleton-carries-200-pounds/

Rhinestone Cowboy

Long-time country music fans know that a "Nudie suit" is a stage outfit festooned with rhinestones like Porter Wagoner and Hank Williams, Sr. used to wear. Nudie Cohn is the man who designed these suits for more musica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/rhinestone-cowboy/

Nom Nom Nom

(College Humor link) It's not "Yum yum yum", it's "Nom nom nom"! This kitten will tell you all about it. -via Unique DailyFood, Cat, kitten, talking, nom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/nom-nom-nom/

David Blaine Explains His Breathholding Technique

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFnGhrC_3Gs] YouTube link. Unlike conventional modern "magic," what was involved in the underwater breathhold was not special effects or hidden technology.  Instead, Blaine prep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/david-blaine-explains-his-breathholding-technique/

7 Historical Bans on Smoking

Smoking bans are nothing new. The pope enacted one barely after Sir Walter Raleigh taught Europeans how to light up. Mental_floss has collected seven incidences from history, from the papal ban of 1590 to World War II, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/7-historical-bans-on-smoking/

Plane for Sale, Some Water Damage

The US Airways Airbus 320 that landed in the Hudson River just a year ago is for sale. In the story known as "Miracle on the Hudson", Captain Sully Sullenberger brought the plane down with no loss of life only 23 minutes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/plane-for-sale-some-water-damage/

Elephants Trained to Play Basketball

Elephants at the Island Safari Centre on Koh Samui, Thailand have been trained to play basketball: “It takes two or three months of intensive training to teach them basics, but fortunately their standards are im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/elephants-trained-to-play-basketball/

Google Street View -- Stonehenge

Stonehenge and other historic monuments in the UK are now available on Google Street View as a result of a joint venture between Google and the National Trust: The pictures were taken late last summer using th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/google-street-view-stonehenge/

Eyam: The Village That Died to Save Its Neighbors

Eyam is a small village in Derbyshire, UK. In 1665, the bubonic plague hit its population. Rather than flee, the villagers were persuaded that they had a moral obligation to isolate themselves from the outside world in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/22/eyam-the-village-that-died-to-save-its-neighbors/
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