Archive for January 30th, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

I know how much Neato readers appreciate good captions, so here's a site I just discovered via Ellen Maguire on Twitter. It's called Unhappy Hipsters and it gives funny captions to photos that have appeared in Dwell maga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/unhappy-hipsters/

James Murray's Resume

Inspired by the resume of Leonardo daVinci, I thought it would be interesting to post the resume of Sir James Murray.  This passage comes from a letter he wrote when he applied for a position in the British Museum Libra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/james-murrays-resume/

Vancouver City

(YouTube link) Music by Serge Chubinski-Orlov, with vocals by Linda Ganzin. The beautiful time lapse video is a collaboration between the Innerlife Project and TimeLapseHD. Link -via Nag on the Laketimelapse, music vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/vancouver-city/

Absurdist Protest Signs

The Westboro Baptist Church {wiki} held a demonstration in front of the Twitter office in San Francisco on Thursday. Even more people showed up for a counter protest, featuring the best protest signs I've ever seen....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/absurdist-protest-signs/

Leonardo da Vinci's Resume

Well, it's actually structured more like a cover letter, but this document served as a resume when da Vinci was 30 and trying to get a job with the Duke of Milan. Here's the first part: Most Illustrious Lord, Hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/leonardo-da-vincis-resume/

Metal Foam is Lighter Than Aluminum, Stronger Than Steel

Materials scientist Afsaneh Rabiei has developed a substance that is very lightweight, but stronger than a block of steel. And when placed under extreme pressure, it can absorb shock without shattering: Rough tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/metal-foam-is-lighter-than-aluminum-stronger-than-steel/

Incredible Crepuscular Rays: Sunbeams Caught on Camera

Crepuscular rays - sunbeams to most of us - can be caught by a camera, mostly just after sunrise and just before sunset (hence the name).  Many photographers will loiter for what seems an age to capture the right li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/incredible-crepuscular-rays-sunbeams-caught-on-camera/

A Meme's Effect on a Human Being

This is just one of 5 Science Fair Projects for the Internet, brought to you by College Humor. Other subjects are Facebook, Google search, comment thread eruptions, and how to build a great website. http://www.colleg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/a-memes-effect-on-a-human-being/

When Star Wars Attacks

(YouTube Link) Check out this excellent quick flick put together by Lamb Productions. My friends and I were bored one day during Christmas Break and decided to make a quick movie. We shot this in 30 minutes and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/when-star-wars-attacks/

Wormdance

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXh5ywzsGg] YouTube link. The video documents a seagull "dancing" to bring earthworms to the surface.  When humans do this, it's called "worm-charming" or "worm-grunting."  Wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/wormdance/

Last Night's "Wolf Moon" was a Perigee Moon

Last night's full moon was the biggest one of the year (by 14%) and also the brightest (by an impressive 30%). The Moon's remarkable luminosity sprung from its proximity--about 50,000 km closer to E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/last-nights-wolf-moon-was-a-perigee-moon/

10 Music Award Ceremony Disasters

Lights, camera, disaster! Celebrities are like children, children with piles of cash and giant egos, and when you squeeze that many egos into one room during a highly televised music awards ceremony, something is bound t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/10-music-award-ceremony-disasters/

10 Weird Beer Facts

Beer production goes back thousands of years, and its been an important part of human culture ever since. How much do you know about the history and production of beer?At a London brewery in 1814, a vat containing mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/10-weird-beer-facts/

15 Completely Useless Cryptids

Not all mythological creatures are as impressive as dragons or sasquatch; some are downright weak, not worth the publicity, or way too easy to explain. Take the Flatwoods Monster: Another of these possibly alien typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/30/15-completely-useless-cryptids/




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