Archive for January 26th, 2010

Caption Monkey 68: Kids Incorporated

This week's Caption Monkey photo comes from the previously mentioned flickr pool, which you can join here. I'll be sending Kevin a surprise since I'm using his photo. You can win something too! Submit your cap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/caption-monkey-68-kids-incorporated/

Ten Year Old Bonds With Elephants

Winston in southern Oregon is where many tourists stop on their journeys north and south along Interstate 5; it's where Wildlife Safari is.  Recently the park acquired some help in the form of Wylie Malek, an autistic y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/ten-year-old-bonds-with-elephants/

Buildings of Historic Chicago

Take a look at seven historic Chicago locations. Some were notorious hangouts of the Prohibition-era gangsters of Chicago. You may have even been to some of them without knowing the colorful background of these placces.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/buildings-of-historic-chicago/

The Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre, as seen from... Pizza Hut

Conventional photographs of the Sphinx, such as the one featured in this month's issue of Smithsonian magazine, are taken looking west and give the impression that the figure and the three pyramids sit in a remote Eg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/the-sphinx-and-pyramid-at-giza-as-seen-from-pizza-hut/

Book Holder For Your Bike

Bike riding can get a bit boring after a while. So why not read a book while you're at it? The Performance Book Caddy attaches to your bicycle's handlebars, letting you focus on your text while riding. What would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/book-holder-for-your-bike/

Floppy Disks as Art Medium

"Unidentified" and "A Collection of Memories" by Nick Gentry Nick Gentry uses old floppy disks, VHS tapes, and other antiquated media storage devices as his chosen medium for painting.  The subjects tend to be facial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/floppy-disks-as-art-medium/

Ashes to Art: Whimsical Urns as Art

Urn-A-Matic, made from vintage vacuum cleaner parts, by Darin MontgomeryQuick, what does the word "cremation" bring to your mind? An image of spending eternity in a boring ol' urn? Well, not anymore. Behold the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/ashes-to-art-whimsical-urns-as-art/

Bagger 288: The World's Biggest Machine

Photo: Snorky [wikipedia]In the coal stripmine Hambach in Germany, there was a machine so big that it boggles the mind.the Bagger 288:This is the 45,000 ton Bagger 288 digger built by Krupps in Germany, and it is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/bagger-288-the-worlds-biggest-machine/

Few Women in Computer Science? Blame the Geeks!

What causes the scarcity of women in the field of computer science? While some pointed out that girls aren't attracted to math and science in high school, a new study by Sapna Cheryan of University of Washington revealed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/few-women-in-computer-science-blame-the-geeks/

PostRank's Top Blogs of 2009

A couple of weeks ago, PostRank revealed their Top Blogs of 2009.The ranks are based on what the company called "engagements" - basically how people interact with a particular blog post. Posting a comment, maki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/postranks-top-blogs-of-2009/

Bald Eagle Catching a Starling

The National Wildlife Federation has an annual photography competition.  The image above was the Grand Prize winner in the "Professional" category in 2009. While watching a group of bald eagles that had congregated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/bald-eagle-catching-a-starling/

Sky

Sky from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Best to view this HD time lapse in full screen.  Filmmaker Philip Bloom shot this in Dubai over five days and nights, capturing the luminous grandeur of the city; music is "Xibalba"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/sky/

Man Superglues Phone to his Ear

It was an accident. Gye Gardner of the Northern Territory of Australia keeps his phone headset in his ear all day. Recently the truck driver hit his head against the boom of his truck and broke the earpiece. Gardner repa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/man-superglues-phone-to-his-ear/

A Tight Fit

(YouTube link) This guy has a small car, for a good reason. The car is 1.49 meters wide. The garage is 1.55 meters wide. You don't have to understand Flemish to know what this video is about. Note how he manages to ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/a-tight-fit/

The Art of Making Espresso

This beautiful short film shows you how to make a perfect espresso. It's the first part of an ongoing series of videos from The Department of the 4th Dimension that documents the search for the ultimate tastemaker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/the-art-of-making-espresso/

The Most Famous Unfinished Works of Art

An unfinished work is a creative work that has not been finished. Its creator might have chosen never to finish it, or might have been prevented by circumstances outside of their control (including death).The Mystery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/the-most-famous-unfinished-works-of-art/

Fans Campaign for Heavy Metal to Become a Recognized Religion

In the country where "Jedi" appears as a category on the census (and there are 390,000 adherents), heavy metal music might likewise become a recognized religion. British fans have mounted a political campaign for offici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/fans-campaign-for-heavy-metal-to-become-a-recognized-religion/

The Polygamists

In the February issue, National Geographic magazine takes a in-depth look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), who still practice plural marriage. Pictured is the family of Joe Jessop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/the-polygamists/

Dinosaur Ballet

(YouTube link) Ross Butter has a fine grasp of an odd idea. His explanation: "I got in touch with my inner child. He made me do this." -via Buzzfeedanimation, dinosaur, ballet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/dinosaur-ballet/

What Is This Thing in the Sky?

The Geekologie writer suggests that this mysterious object in the sky of a Google Street View image is the hole from which the "Four Unicornmen of the Apocalypse" will emerge. It's from outside of Porto, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/what-is-this-thing-in-the-sky/

Stone Age Amputation Provides Evidence of Fairly Sophisticated Medicine

At a site south of Paris, France, archaeologists Cécile Buquet-Marcon and Anaick Samzun discovered what they believe to be evidence of a successful and intentional arm amputation: The man, who lived in the Linear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/26/stone-age-amputation-provides-evidence-of-fairly-sophisticated-medicine/




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