Archive for May 28th, 2010

Palettes of Famous Artists

In an essay at The Telegraph, photography critic and picture editor Lucy Davis muses about the palettes used by well-known artists. Some artists mix every gradation of colour they will need for a painting before the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/palettes-of-famous-artists/

The Graffiti of WWII

Victorious armies have employed graffiti to celebrate their conquests for millennia.  A photoessay at Poemas del río Wang utilizes images from the archives of LIFE magazine and other sources to document the extensi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/the-graffiti-of-wwii/

Someday You May Be Able to Grow New Teeth

Dr. Jeremy Mao, a research physician at Columbia University, has developed a technique for regrowing teeth in a patient's mouth. An animal-model study has shown that by homing stem cells to a scaffold made of natura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/someday-you-may-be-able-to-grow-new-teeth/

Walking Across the United States

Matt Green is a 30-year old man who decided to walk across the United States.  He's not doing this to raise funds for a charity or to call attention to a cause; it's a "for the heck of it" adventure.  He intends to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/walking-across-the-united-states/

8-Month Baby Hears for First Time

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDD7Ohs5tAk][YouTube - Link]Baby Jonathan was deaf from birth, but received a cochlear implant at 8 months. The way his expression changes when the device is turned on and he hears...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/8-month-baby-hears-for-first-time/

Swiss Cheese from the Source

Dairies in Switzerland make many varieties of Swiss cheese, and only some kinds have the holes we associate with it. Gadling has a short course in Swiss cheese making from the Appenzeller cheese dairy in Stein,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/swiss-cheese-from-the-source/

Man Is World's First to Leave Hospital with Artificial Heart

(YouTube Link) Charles Okeke of Arizona has an artificial heart the size of a backpack. It's called the Freedom Driver and was developed by SynCardia Systems. With this device, Okeke was able to leave the confines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/man-is-worlds-first-to-leave-hospital-with-artificial-heart/

Medical Study Reveals That Headbangers Are at Risk for Headbanging

A 2008 study published in The British Medical Journal suggests a causal link between the headbanging movements of heavy metal fans and head injuries: Young people at heavy metal concerts often report bein...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/medical-study-reveals-that-headbangers-are-at-risk-for-headbanging/

The 50 Worst Inventions

Time magazine has a list of what its editors consider to be the worst inventions of, well, it looks like the last fifty years or so. Among them are crocs: It doesn't matter how popular they are, they're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/the-50-worst-inventions/

A Short Film about an Extraordinary Light Switch

(YouTube Link) Switch is a short film that Tyson Hesse made for his graduating thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It's about a young man who falls into a dark room that is empty except for o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/a-short-film-about-an-extraordinary-light-switch/

Scooter Armadillo Armor

Inspired by the armadillo, designer Marc Graells Ballve made this retractable armored shell for his scooter to protect it from theft. Do you think that it will work? via OhGizmo! | Designer's Website | Image: Mar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/scooter-armadillo-armor/

Nicholas Cage Hair

Derek Eads created this cool game based on Nicholas Cage and his movies! Can you match the character's hair (as portrayed by Cage) to the movie it appeared in? Link -via The Daily What Give up? Here are the answers....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/nicholas-cage-hair/

Annual Guilt-free Trysts

Once a year, in mountainous Ha Giang province of northern Vietnam, married people can get away and enjoy a couple of days with on old flame -and it's considered okay! The participants gather in the village of Khau Vai on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/annual-guilt-free-trysts/

Janey Cutler: the Next Susan Boyle?

Move over Susan Boyle! Nipping at the heel of the unlikely singing sensation and Interweb star is 81-year-old mother of 7, grandma of 13 and greatgrandmother of 4 Janey Cutler. Here's her rendition of "No Regrets&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/janey-cutler-the-next-susan-boyle/

Visual Puns by Michael Renouf

If you love visual puns, you'll love the artwork of Michael Renouf of Non-Stick Plans. Michael's been kind enough to lend a few of his artwork to the Neatorama Art Blog. Check it out here: http://www.neatorama.com/art/20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/visual-pun-artwork-by-michael-renouf/

Holiday Weekend TV

TV Tango has a list of everything special on TV for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. You wouldn't want to miss a marathon showing of your favorite show, whether it's The Andy Griffith Show, Spongebob Squarepants, Doct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/holiday-weekend-tv/

How The U.S. Government Killed The Safest Car Ever Built

When Ralph Nader wrote the book Unsafe at Any Speed, the US Government sat up and took notice. Highway deaths were unacceptably high, and someone had to do something about it. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/how-the-u-s-government-killed-the-safest-car-ever-built/

The Clio Awards for Best Television Commercials

(YouTube Link) The Clio Awards are given annually by the advertising industry for the best examples of advertising. One of the categories is for television, cinema, and digital works. The grand prize winner in tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/the-clio-awards-for-best-television-commercials/

Bi-King

Korean designer SungKug Kim made this bicycle and a couple of others which incorporate the shapes of antlers and horns and named the art project Bi-King. http://kitsunenoir.com/2010/05/26/bi-king-by-sungkug-kim/ | Arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/bi-king/

Edible Crayons

The anonymous proprietor of the clothing and cuisine blog Luxirare uses dried fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other edibles to make crayons you can eat. All the crayons (she calls them health bars) are made with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/edible-crayons/

Counting Calories

How well can you judge how fattening a food may be by looking at it? In this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be presented with a pair of dishes. All you have to do is decide which one contains more calories. It'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/counting-calories/

5 Lesser Known Civil Wars

The US Civil War will always be one of the most studied parts of US History. But it hasn't been the only civil war in the US. Cracked takes a look at five more wars that can really only be called ridiculous. From the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/5-lesser-known-civil-wars/

8 Gadgets for Disabled Computer Users

A Braille PDA, a foot mouse, a breath-controlled device that allows computer users to move a cursor around a screen by blowing into a microphone. There are several gadgets on the market right now, and more on the hor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/8-gadgets-for-disabled-computer-users/

Theft in Progress -or Not

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX3go6jV-hQ][YouTube - Link] All it takes is a hammer ...and breakable glass! This reporter's simple demonstration turned out to be anything but simple. From the Upcoming ueue, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/theft-in-progress-or-not/

Dinosaurs for sale!

Bonhams auction house in New York is held a unique auction on Thursday. On the block? Authentic dinosaur fossils and other artifacts from the ice age. Among the things sold were skeletons, teeth, skulls, plants, and p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/dinosaurs-for-sale/

An Ode to Great Double X-Chromosomed Scientists

Although women have been researching and inventing for as long as men have been grunting and hunting, recognition for their accomplishments has been sparse. We think we owe them a few retroactive shout-outs. Flopsy, Mop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/an-ode-to-great-double-x-chromosomed-scientists/

Grandpa Goes Underground

When Leonid Murlyanchik retired, he spat on the shuffleboard court and turned his back on early bird specials. This one man wrecking crew has spent every year since 1984 single-handedly designing and digging his own Russ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/grandpa-goes-underground/

If Apple Made a Harley

Yanko Design showcases an incredible vision of a Harley Davidson in the year 2020, created by designer Jonathan Russell. The bike's sleek frame and finish definitely scream "futuristic," but I have a lot of trouble see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/28/if-apple-made-a-harley/




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