Archive for May 19th, 2010

The Fastest Animals on Earth (in Slow Motion)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcWxAfl0okE][YouTube - Link]Watch amazing slow motion video of animals with extremely fast movements, from the BBC series Animal Camera.From the Upcoming ueue, submitted b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/the-fastest-animals-on-earth-in-slow-motion/

The Argonaut Octopus

The female of the argonaut species of octopus produces a thin shell called a paper nautilus. You may remember these animals from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Scientists have pondered the purp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/the-argonaut-octopus/

Twitter Parade

This Japanese site takes a long time to load the first time you do it, but I opened another tab and did other things while waiting. When it is ready, enter a Twitter ID or keyword and watch the parade! You (or the owne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/twitter-parade/

AT-AT Wedding Cake

What would could be a more perfect confection for a Star Wars than this AT-AT Wedding Cake with Ewok Cupcakes! The cake was made by pastry chef Teresa Ulrich and the details on it are intricate and amazing, although on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/star-wars-themed-wedding-cake/

Hidden Image on Iron Fence

It looks like an old, rusty fence, right? Just take a step to the left and look at it again. It's a human face! This graffiti is located on a fence in Berlin and was created by Mental Gassi, a German art col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/iron-fence-optical-illusion/

Fuel Cell for Pacemaker is Powered Directly from the Human Body

Generally, pacemaker batteries last for several years. But a new technology developed by researchers at Joseph Fourier University in France may make that long-lasting battery obsolete. This device may be able to ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/fuel-cell-for-pacemaker-is-powered-directly-from-the-human-body/

Quiz Play Day Update

The week-long Quiz Play Day promotion is half over, and Neatorama is currently in first place! That may change, however, as more people play. If you haven't tried Bazinga! there's still time to play and help Neatoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/quiz-play-day-update/

America The Beautiful Woodcut

(L) Valerie Lueth drawing directly on to the key block (R) Paul Roden hand-carving the key blockIn the age of computers and ink jet printers, it's refreshing to find that the anachronistic art of making woodcuts still fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/america-the-beautiful-woodcut/

Brain Freeze Ice Tray: Brain-Shaped Ice Perfect For Mad Scientists

Brain Freeze Ice Tray - $7.95What do mad scientists use to chill their beverage? Now you can make your own diabolical ice brain (or is it brain ice?) with the Brain Freeze Ice Tray from the NeatoShop: Link | More wonderf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/brain-freeze-ice-tray-brain-shaped-ice-perfect-for-mad-scientists/

The London 2012 Olympic Mascots

Here are Wenlock and Mandeville, the mascots for the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Wenlock will represent the Olympic games and Mandeville will represent the Paralympic games. Their names are a piece of history. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/the-london-2012-olympic-mascots/

Senior On Scooter Was Determined To Get To Casino

Charlie Martin's van broke down and she really wanted to play some slots.   This strong willed senior took  to her motorized scooter and hopped onto the freeway in hopes of reaching the casino.  She had to pull over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/senior-on-scooter-was-determined-to-get-to-casino/

Peeping Tom Picked The Wrong House

Bad: Peeping Tom snuck into a woman's homeWorse: The husband was homeNeatorama-worthy: The husband is a UFC mixed martial arts fighter who delivered instant justice!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/peeping-tom-picked-the-wrong-house/

Two Girls, Two Cups

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCOYJg9ps4][YouTube - Link]"You're Gonna Miss Me" by Lulu and the Lampshades played on... two plastic cups!From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by oezicomix....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/two-girls-two-cups/

The Best Time to Buy Almost Everything

Plan your purchases ahead of time to take advantage of seasonal clearance, inventory control, off-season discounts, and some factors you probably never even thought of! Get your air conditioners in October and your sweat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/the-best-time-to-buy-almost-everything/

Subtext

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOSudDEUaF8][YouTube - Link]This video was written, shot, and edited in 24 hours on two continents, using only two cameras and one microphone. It barely missed the deadline for a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/subtext/

Road Map of the US Made by a Slime Mold

No, it's not just a weird work of art, but a demonstration by two scientists about how a slime mold can be used to plan road and communications networks efficiently: Physarum polycephalum, a type of slime mold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/road-map-of-the-us-made-by-a-slime-mold/

CAPTCHAs in Real Life

(Video Link) German artist Aram Bartholl often juxtaposes online life with real life, as seen in his giant Google Maps indicators and actualization of World of Warcraft avatars. One of his recent projects is to pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/captchas-in-real-life/

RC Surface Ship Dropping Functional Depth Charges on RC Submarine

(YouTube Link) There's an annual remote control submarine regatta in Canberra, Australia. Here's a 2008 video of a RC surface warship in a pool dropping exploding depth charges on a RC submarine cruising beneath it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/rc-surface-ship-dropping-functional-depth-charges-on-rc-submarine/

Bizarre Dutch Hotel Looks Like Houses Stacked on Top of Each Other

The Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is intentionally designed to look like traditional houses of the region stacked on top of each other. It's 11 stories tall and has 160 rooms. This hotel, designed by Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/bizarre-dutch-hotel-looks-like-houses-stacked-on-top-of-each-other/

The Pre-Handshake Handshake Device

Among other social purposes, the handshake is a means of expressing reconciliation between estranged participants. To help people get to that point, designer Dominic Wilcox made this art installation: The Pre-Handsh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/the-pre-handshake-handshake-device/

Men in Floating Bouncy Castle Interrupt International Regatta

(YouTube Link) Three British pranksters, reflecting upon the great seafaring history of their nation, decided to paddle an inflatable bouncy castle across Italy's Lake Garda. They did so during a major internationa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/men-in-floating-bouncy-castle-interrupt-international-regatta/

Augmented Reality Cookies

(Video Link) Designer Mike Clare made roll cookies that have a marker that can be detected by augmented reality software. When he waves one of the cookies in front of the webcam, his computer displays a colorful symb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/augmented-reality-cookies/

Manly Doilies

Artist Nathan Vincent creates doilies with traditionally masculine themes in order to explore gender roles in Western society: My work explores gender permissions and the challenges that arise from straying fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/manly-doilies/




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