Archive for March 18th, 2010

The Bald Head Art of Philip Levine

It really bothered Philip Levine when he started losing his hair while still in his early twenties. But with the help of bodypaint artist Kat Sinclair, he found a creative solution. Together, the pair have created hund...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/the-bald-head-art-of-philip-levine/

NASA Mission Posters

NASA has been making posters of their missions available for years, but they were usually pretty straightforward. Then in 2008, someone got the idea to recreate a Matrix-style poster featuring the mission astron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/nasa-mission-posters/

New Game Show: Contestants Believe That They're Electrocuting Each Other

(YouTube Link) In the 1960s, Yale psychology researcher Stanley Milgram conducted a series of experiments in which participants were instructed to deliver dangerous electrical shocks to people. This was staged, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/new-game-show-contestants-believe-that-theyre-electrocuting-each-other/

Pregnant Male Pipefish Selectively Abort Young from Ugly Females

(Video Link) Seahorses and a few related fish are the only species where the males can get pregnant. These males take eggs from females and nurture them in their brood pouches. Researchers have discovered that mal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/pregnant-male-seahorses-selectively-abort-young-from-ugly-females/

Abandoned Russian Churches

Photographer Victor Borisov presents the abandoned churches of the Tula region of Russia. In the sad remains, you can see how magnificent these buildings were at one time.LinkFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by rappin....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/abandoned-russian-churches/

The Real Alien Ant Farm

Children have been fascinated by ant farms for many decades now (as well as their parents who will quite often use the kids as an excuse to buy one). NASA technology allows us to see the ants in an entirely new and sligh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/the-real-alien-ant-farm/

Detailed Image of Rifle Drawn In MS Paint

(YouTube Link) YouTube user FuggedaboutitNL created this time lapse video of his creation of a picture of a Bushmaster ACR (a type of rifle) using nothing but MS Paint. His channel is filled with similarly precise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/detailed-image-of-rifle-drawn-in-ms-paint/

Papercraft Game Boy

The French graphic design duo Zim & Zou made a papercraft version of a Nintendo Game Boy. It even has an insertable game cartridge. At the link, you can view more pictures, as well as a papercraft Tetris game. h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/papercraft-game-boy/

I LEGO N.Y.

What would New York City look like if it were made out of LEGO bricks? Christoph Niemann of Abstract City Blog was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes when playing with his son's LEGO toys during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/i-lego-n-y/

Lady Gaga Cookies

Fffireburns and Matt baked cookies and decorated them to match Lady Gaga's costumes! Each is shown in close up side-by-side with a photo of the singer wearing the outfit depicted. This took a lot of work. Link -via Yes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/lady-gaga-cookies/

Top 10 Cases of Animals Saving Humans

Listverse has ten fascinating stories about animals saving the lives of humans. Four involve dogs, and surprisingly, three stories are about life-saving dolphins! Davide Ceci was 14 years old and couldn’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/top-10-cases-of-animals-saving-humans/

The Oldest Trees on the Planet

Wired has a gallery of twelve trees from all over the world that have outlived everything around them. The oldest started life at least 80,000 years ago, but may be much older! The tree shown is the Llangernyw Yew in W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/the-oldest-trees-on-the-planet/

Death Star Melons

People do some strange things when they have time to kill.  Making the Death Star out of a cantaloupe or watermelon is one of the cooler (but still ever so slightly strange) things. You were told as a child to neve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/death-star-melons/

Shrimp Surprise

(YouTube link) Life flourishes in the strangest places on earth. From the YouTube link:At a depth of 600 feet beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, a small shrimp-like creature managed to brighten up an otherwise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/shrimp-surprise/

Thief Caught on Street View

Is this a scene from Finding Nemo? Or Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds? No, this bird was caught absconding with a piece of lunch on Google Street View, specifically on John Street in Brighton, England. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/thief-caught-on-street-view/

Amazing Sports Tech for Paralympic Athletes

The Paralympics are awesome. These guys have got some major skills! The technology that allows them to perform at their best is pretty amazing, too. Take, for example, paraplegics playing hockey,  which is called sledge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/amazing-sports-tech-for-paralympic-athletes/

World’s Largest Blossoming Plant

A wistaria vine in Sierra Madre, California has been named as the World's Largest Flowering Plant by the Guinness Book of World Records. This vine is so big it has its own festival! William and Alice Brugman planted it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/18/worlds-largest-blossoming-plant-with-1-5-million-blooms/




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