Archive for May 29th, 2010

Sportsmanship Wins in High School Softball

The story started simple enough: an undefeated high school softball team was absolutely obliterating a team that had never played before, led by a coach who hadn't ever seen a game, and supported by not enough equipment....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/sportsmanship-wins-in-high-school-softball/

What It Feels Like

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajPvCQjatW4][YouTube - Link]This CLIO award winning commercial shows an interesting and hilarious perspective on sibling rivalry. - via clioawardsFrom the Upcoming ueue,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/what-it-feels-like/

Man Crosses English Channel With Balloon-Power

Taking a page from Pixar's Up, American Jonathan Trappe made a fantastic journey across the English Channel via helium balloons. Ultimately, his journey proved successful, and Trappe landed in a French cabbag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/man-crosses-english-channel-with-balloon-power/

Lincoln Tunnel Hokey Pokey

Have you ever tried to drive straight from the New Jersey Turnnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel?  It's not possible, and this map by artist Christoph Niemann shows why.  Click here to embiggen. Niemann's amusing i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/lincoln-tunnel-hokey-pokey/

The Colossal K Cooling Tower Crashes

Built just as the Cold War came to its end, the K Cooling Tower at Savannah River Site in South Carolina, a nuclear processing plant, was never much in demand.  Finally this week the enormous structure crashed to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/the-colossal-k-cooling-tower-crashes/

The Lace Art of Joana Vasconcelos

We've previously featured Joana Vasconcelos' chandelier made out of tampons. Some readers thought it was pretty gross. Consider this to be a unicorn chaser. Drawing upon the Portuguese lace tradition, she's crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/the-lace-art-of-joana-vasconcelos/

The Secret Powers of Time

We're all familiar with the concept of time seemingly moving faster when we're having fun, and dragging when we're bored. Professor Philip Zimbardo explains in this artfully presented video that it's a lot more precise t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/the-secret-powers-of-time/

This Week at Neatorama

You might have noticed that some images were missing from some posts this morning. Thanks to our programming expert, the issue was soon resolved and everything should be back to normal now! If you notice anything still a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/this-week-at-neatorama-5/

How to Remember Soldiers on Memorial Day

(Daily Motion link) For further information, you can visit the links mentioned in the video: The Memorial Day Foundation. National Moment of Remembrance. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.Holiday, memorial day,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/how-to-remember-soldiers-on-memorial-day/

The Last Secret of the Moai

For many years it has been supposed that the inland moai of Easter Island were simply those giant monoliths that did not make it to the coast.  Either too heavy to move further or broken by the arduous journey using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/the-last-secret-of-the-moai/

Frazil Ice

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V9p4mFEYXc] [YouTube - Link] In as odd phenomenon at Yosemite Falls, the mist generated from the waterfall forms ice in the upper, cooler atmosphere at night and falls with the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/29/yosemite-national-park-wonders-frazil-ice/
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