Archive for January 29th, 2010

The Birth of The Golden Girls

Pop artist Sam Carter's Birth of Zbornak is inspired by Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus as well as the TV show The Golden Girls. The recently passed Bea Arthur is featured at the center i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/birth-of-the-golden-girls/

The Sumo Wrestlers' Musical

(YouTube Link) The American TV musical show Glee was just released in Japan. This video is a commercial for it, featuring the Hawaiian-born sumo wrestler Akebono Taro singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-sumo-wrestlers-musical/

The Chaos

The Chaos is a poem often used to demonstrate how difficult it is to pronounce words in English, as the spelling and pronunciation varies so. It was written by Dr. Gerard Nolst Trenité, who first published it i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-chaos/

Stormy Skimboarding

GoPro HD - Skimboarding In A Storm! from Patrick Lawler on Vimeo. High riptide warning, watercraft advisory, flash floods, tons and tons of rain, extreme danger! These are all words that David doesn't really pay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/stormy-skimboarding/

Shooting People: Daily Dose of Imagery

[caption id="attachment_29119" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Sam Javanrouh"][/caption] Sam Javanrouh's blog, Daily Dose of Imagery, features his photography, one image per day.  Today he posted many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/shooting-people-daily-dose-of-imagery/

The FLIP Ship

Despite the many opportunities for research in the oceans, the surfaces of those seas tend to get rough.  Ships being tossed around tend to do less research, so in 1962 the Office of Naval Research helped to develop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-flip-ship/

$2000 Homemade Airplane

Bernard H. Pietenpol had a dream. He wanted to make an airplane accessible to the masses. So in 1928, with only an eighth-grade education, he set out to design and build a simple, inexpensive plane. The result was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/2000-homemade-airplane/

The Sharpsicord Is an Enormous Pin Barrel Harp

(YouTube Link) Sound engineer Henry Dagg built an enormous pin barrel harp with 11,520 holes that can be selected for different compositions. He calls it the "Sharpsicord." Here is his performance of Paul McCartne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-sharpsicord-is-an-enormous-pin-barrel-harp/

World Chocolate Wonderland

If there's one food that most people in China simply haven't developed a taste for, that would be chocolate. Given that China represents over a billion potential customers, that simply won't do, according to the chocolat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/world-chocolate-wonderland/

The Rise of Ransomware

While it isn't exactly new, security experts issued a warning over the rise of "ransomware" - a type of computer malware that hijacks your computer and and won't let you use it unless you cough up the dough:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-rise-of-ransomware/

Who's The Best Robot/Android Ever?

What better way to start off a geek fight than to ask who is the greatest movie or TV robot/android? Curtis Silver of Geek Dad did just that by comparing Data from Star Trek, to just about every other android.For example...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/whos-the-best-robotandroid-ever/

Mac or PC?

How well do you know your computers, operating systems, and peripherals? Find out with this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. They'll give you a question, and you decide whether they're talking about an Apple computer,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/mac-or-pc/

Sins of the Nations

The authors of an article in Focus magazine, a BBC publication, took a look at statistics in 35 countries to rank those nations according to their tendency towards the seven deadly sins. Australia was found to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/sins-of-the-nations/

The Little Rover That Could

NASA's Spirit rover {wiki} landed on Mars in 2004. After its planned 90-day mission, the rover kept on working for another six years. Last May, it became stuck in soft soil and could no longer rove, but continued ana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/the-little-rover-that-could/

Ten Word Wiki

Ten Word Wiki describes itself as "an encyclopedia for the ADD generation." The site is like Wikipedia, but all entries are limited to ten words. Since there aren't that many entries yet, you may want to browse the "rece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/ten-word-wiki/

First Knee Replacement on a Cat

A British cat that was run over by a car has received the first complete feline knee replacement surgery. After twelve weeks of hospitalization and unprecedented veterinary procedures, Missy the cat is back at home with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/29/first-knee-replacement-on-a-cat/






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