Archive for January 27th, 2010

Spurned Mistress Buys Billboards

When most people feel cheated by their lover, they complain to friends or maybe trash some of the other person's property left at their house. But YaVaughnie Wilkins is not most people. After seeing that Oracle Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/spurned-mistress-buys-billboards/

Is Meat Grown in a Petri Dish Kosher?

So scientists can now grow meat in a laboratory -- that is, animal muscle tissue without starting with an actual, living animal. This has brought up all sorts of interesting ethical questions, particularly among vegetar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/is-meat-grown-in-a-petri-dish-kosher/

Movie Trivia: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a staple in our household, which is funny, because I remember being quite scared of the steamroller scene near the end when I was a kid. Now that I’m older, I appreciate it more...

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Dyalogues: The Anti-Twitter

Our pals Jason Menayan of HubPages and Kevin Lee have created what is probably the perfect antithesis to Twitter. Their new website, Dyalogues, aims to facilitate meaningful back-and-forth discussions between two (and on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/dyalogues-the-anti-twitter/

Tin House in Gamalakhe Tin Town

Tin House in Gamalakhe Tintown in MargateIf you've seen Neill Blomkamp's movie District 9, the tin house above should be familiar. Indeed, the slum that housed the alien prawns is similar to the Gamalake townshi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/tin-house-in-gamalakhe-tin-town/

Pandora-Like Disappearing Plant

(YouTube Link) In the movie Avatar, there is a plant that disappears into the ground the instant it's touched.  The good news for those afflicted with Pandora Depression it that we have a similar plant organism, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/pandora-like-disappearing-plant/

7 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Works of Art

This article highlights seven interesting things you can see if you look closely at masterpieces. It includes paintings with a baby flipping off the pope, UFO's in the sky, and the shape of a brain that surrounds God a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/7-mind-blowing-easter-eggs-hidden-in-famous-works-of-art/

Google Earth Guys

(Video Link) When we last left the Google Street View Guys, the pair had the simple task of photographing every address on every road on earth. Their new assignment is for Google Earth: to photograph everything on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/google-earth-guys/

1998 Congrats From George Lucas to James Cameron

When Titanic blasted Star Wars off the top of the earnings throne, George Lucas had a congratulations illustration made to honor fellow director, Jim Cameron.  See the whole thing at the link.  Inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/1998-congrats-from-george-lucas-to-james-cameron/

The Zero-Rupee Note Is Very Valuable

Fumiko Nagano of the World Bank writes that petty bribery is a normal part of government bureaucracy in India. If you need some license or form or permission, you'll probably have to pay a bribe. An organization at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/the-zero-rupee-note-is-very-valuable/

Earth is Becoming Less Detectable to Extraterrestrials

Scientists meeting for a SETI conference have been told that recent developments in communications technology are rendering the Earth less detectable to alien civilizations. In the past, TV and radio programmes were bro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/earth-is-becoming-less-detectable-to-extraterrestrials/

Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt Now Official T-Shirt of New Hampshire

State officials have declared the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt the official t-shirt of state economic development. The shirt was designed by a firm in the town of Keene, so the state is claiming it as its own: "The Mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/three-wolf-moon-t-shirt-now-official-t-shirt-of-new-hampshire/

The Phone Book Sculptures of Alex Queral

Philadelphia-based artist Alex Queral carves the faces of celebrities into phone books, then coats the results with acrylic: For me, the human head was a natural choice of subject matter because of its inheren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/the-phone-book-sculptures-of-alex-queral/

14 Monstrous Extinct Beasts

Scientists keep discovering extinct species that hardly seem possible outside of cartoons. If they were still around, we might not be! Web Urbanist shows us some of the biggest, fiercest, and weirdest of animals that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/14-monstrous-extinct-beasts/

Pringle of Scotland

(YouTube link) Pringle of Scotland is an old and established sweater company which has nothing to do with potato chips. They commissioned artist David Shrigley to make a humorous video about the firm. The result is st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/pringle-of-scotland/

Happy Birthday, National Geographic Society!

On January 27, 1888, a group of 165 prominent men in Washington, DC incorporated a club called the National Geographic Society. Its first president, lawyer Gardiner Green Hubbard, was the father-in-law and early fin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/happy-birthday-national-geographic-society/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) The Matrix Pill It's just so hard to swallow! Link Re-enactment of half court shot prank goes awesomely wrong "Hig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/27/videosift-clips-of-the-week-47/






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