Archive for May 16th, 2010

Flashmob Surprise Party

(YouTube link) Mukhtar is a bud bus driver in Copenhagen. You can tell he was worried when a trumpeter started playing on his bus. Would the other passengers complain? Then it gradually became clear t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/flashmob-surprise-party/

The Artist Who Solved The Riddle of Earthshine

Leonardo Da Vinci is primarily associated with his artistic creations and his oddly inspired mechanical contraptions. However many people are unaware of his astronomical endeavors, more importantly his discovery of earth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/the-artist-who-solved-the-riddle-of-earthshine/

The Spear of Longinus: The Dark Past of The Double Edged Sword

Spear of Destiny - The art and legend of the Lance of Longinus. Today, the history of the lance still remain a mystery and acquired great mystical power!The spear is reputed to be the one that pierced Christ’s side...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/the-spear-of-longinus-the-dark-past-of-the-double-edged-sword/

Please Don't Lick The Museum

The Salt Palace in Grand Saline, Texas is the only building in the U.S. made entirely of rock salt. The town, founded in 1845, sits on top of a 16,000-foot-deep salt deposit that is still mined by Morton.  The depos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/please-dont-lick-the-museum/

Robot Officiates at Wedding in Japan

(YouTube Link) A robot called the I-Fairy presided over the wedding of Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata in Tokyo: The nuptials at this ceremony were led by "I-Fairy," a 4-foot (1.5-meter) tall seated robot w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/robot-officiates-at-wedding-in-japan/

Rush Hour in Utrecht

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AbPav5E5M] YouTube link. Time lapse video from the fourth largest city in the Netherlands. This is an ordinary Wednesday morning in April 2010 at around 8.30 am. Original time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/rush-hour-in-utrecht/

Nurses Cakes

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Cake Wrecks posted a collection of cakes by and for nurses, with a decided emphasis on rectal thermometers. LinkCake, nurse, butt, thermometer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/nurses-cakes/

Sloth Orphanage

(vimeo link) This video by Lucy Cooke will introduce you to the sloths of the Aviaros del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica, which is the world's only sloth orphanage. Link -via MetafilterShelter, sloth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/sloth-orphanage/

Ball of Light

Denis Smith is a photographer who makes light graffiti -- time lapse photography that allows artists to insert lights into spaces so that they appear to be free-floating. Smith has created a set of images depicting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/16/ball-of-light/
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