Archive for February 8th, 2010

Marvin Gaye's Star Spangled Banner

(YouTube Link) Although Carrie Underwood did a fine job singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, this offering by Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All-Star game will never be topped.soul, national anthem, marvin ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/marvin-gayes-star-spangled-banner/

Painless Parker's Dental Circus

Edgar Parker opened his dental practice in 1892 and found business was not that great. So he took his practice on the road and became "the P.T. Barnum of dentistry." Dentistry as entertainment? Working in the 1890s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/painless-parkers-dental-circus/

Surgically Implantable Bra

Three years ago, Gail blogged about a bra implanted inside human breast tissue to take the place of an external bra. Plastic surgeons have greatly developed this idea since that time. So far, 600 women have undergone t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/surgically-implantable-bra/

Melted Candle Wax Lampshade

(Video Link) The Impossible Lamp is a work of craft and film by Jeeves Basu. It begins with a large wax candle sitting atop a clear plastic lampshade. Basu and his team had the difficult task of melting the wax so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/melted-candle-wax-lampshade/

Guess That Highway Sign

German photographer Josef Schulz traveled across the U.S., taking pictures of highway signs. He then photoshopped out the text, leaving only the shapes and colors. The series is called "Sign Out." Can you guess wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/guess-that-highway-sign/

Why An Octopus Is More Awesome Than Your Mom

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal is back with another explanation of how the world works. In today's episode, he argues that the personality, lifestyle, and biological features of an octopus make it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/why-an-octopus-is-more-awesome-than-your-mom/

Old People Lewd Dancing

Who says that old people can't dance? Here's The Awesome Threesome performing at Leisure World (a retirement community) in Florida.Check 'em bust a move (without busting a hip, thankfully) to Michael Jackson's Billie Jea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/old-people-lewd-dancing/

Caplin Rous: World's Largest Pet Rodent

It's not unusual to have a pet rodent, but Melanie Typaldos' pet Caplin Rous is no ordinary rodent. See, Caplin is a Capybara, the world's largest rodent: The second part of his name, which Typaldos pronounces like &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/caplin-rous-worlds-largest-pet-rodent/

Hexapods Got Talent

I, for one, welcome our new hexapod overlord ... to a dance off! Here's a video clip of the best dance compilation from the 4th Hexapod Championship in Hagenberg, Austria.They'll eat the humans after building an appetite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/hexapods-got-talent/

Color Test Proves that CEOs Are Different

Rich CEOs are different from you and I - not only do they have more money, their brains are wired differently. That's the conclusion of an online "color test":Ask CEOs to pick their favorite color and what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/color-test-proves-that-ceos-are-different/

The Best Action Scene EVAR!

Forget James Bond! The best action scene ever filmed is from the 1985 Tollywood movie Alluda Mazaaka...!, starring the "Megastar" Chiranjeevi and directed by E.V.V. Satyanarayana.You'll soon see why Chiranjeevi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/the-best-action-scene-evar/

Color Video of London in 1927

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwahIQz0o-M] YouTube link. This is a true color movie, not a "colorized" one. This wonderful film was made in 1927 by Claude Friese-Greene. Colour film from the 1920s is except...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/color-video-of-london-in-1927/

These Are Not Lipstick Tubes...

The objects above are remarkably ornate baby rattles/ teething toys, as crafted by a master silversmith.  They are attributed to Nicholas Roosevelt, an 18th-century American craftsman, and are now part of the collec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/these-are-not-lipstick-tubes/

Star Wars Valentines

James Stowe has a neat collection of Star Wars cards for Valentine's Day, which is this Sunday.  There are six cards, one for each episode. Link (Previously on Neatorama: A Very Wrong Star Wars Valentine)original...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/star-wars-valentines/

Testing Democracy

We are often told we must learn from history, and that we should learn from the experiences of others, but how often do we learn about forms of government from scientific experiments? MIT economist Benjamin Olken got the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/testing-democracy/

A Moonbow in Hawaii

A moonbow is a rainbow that appears in moonlight. Light from the moon must be refracted through a mist of water in order for us to see the effect. Photographer Wally Pacholka captured this effect at the edge of Haleaka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/a-moonbow-in-hawaii/

City Nicknames

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your familiarity with city nicknames. If you're lucky, your city will be one of the ten! If you're unlucky, you'll score 30% like I did. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/city-nicknames/

Moa is the Only Bird Without Wings

The Moa was the only wingless bird that ever existed.The moa were hunted to extinction by 1500 by the Maori in New Zealand. They were the only species of birds with no wings. But wait, you say, what about kiwis, emus, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/moa-is-the-only-bird-without-wings/

Melting Table

British artist Rob Smith has some lovely wood carvings in his deviantART gallery. One of the most striking is this table that looks like it's melting. It's made of recycled oak and took him four weeks to make. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/melting-table/

The Boy Scouts at 100

The US division of the Boy Scouts turns 100 today. The movement began in Britain under the leadership of General Robert Baden-Powell. An American publisher, William Boyce, met a Boy Scout in London and was so impressed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/the-boy-scouts-at-100/

We Love xkcd

Remember the I Love xkcd animated music video (inspired by the Discovery Channel promo I Love the World, drawn by animator Noam Raby and sung by Olga Nunes) posted previously on Neatorama?Well, Olga Nunes and Elaine Doyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/we-love-xkcd/

Neatorama Shop Update - Feb 2010

Just a quick update from the Neatorama Shop - items back in stock: Food Face | More...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/08/neatorama-shop-update-feb-2010/
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