Archive for June 1st, 2010

Michelangelo's Secret Message

Two experts in neuroanatomy are convinced that Michelangelo's depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel contains a secret message found in the bumps on the Almighty's neck: a map of the human brain (meant to represent h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/michelangelos-secret-message/

A Car-less Los Angeles

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C4aYYmZOgA] [YouTube - Link] Ross Ching's video, "Running on Empty" is a time lapse vision of an LA without cars. Ross was inspired by Matt Logues's E M P T Y L.A., a photograph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/a-car-less-los-angeles/

Creative Advertisements

Vincent Dixon has a PhD in Molecular Biology, but his career has spun off in a much different direction: photography. His work is popular with a variety of advertisers because of its beautiful simplicity that rarely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/creative-advertisements/

The Segway Office Chair

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuIJRsAuCHQ] [YouTube - Link] Asimo asked for an office chair, so Honda made him one. This Segway for even lazier people follows in the footsteps of other interesting but unneces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/the-segway-office-chair/

Inline Skater Jumps off Eiffel Tower for New World Record

(YouTube Link) Daredevil Taig Khris jumped off the Eiffel Tower and skated down a steep ramp, setting a new freefall record. He slipped on his first attempt, but tried again and succeeded: Thousands of touri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/inline-skater-slides-down-eiffel-tower-for-new-world-record/

Scooters Trying Really Hard

Now That's Nifty compiled 41 pictures of custom scooters trying to shake the nerd label. As you might have guessed from their cool and quirky style, many of these custom jobs are Japanese. You'll definitely notice some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/scooters-trying-really-hard/

Terrifying Indy 500 Crash

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4CCWoF-DCU] [YouTube - link] Race driver Mike Conway goes airborne in a brutal crash that dissolves his car into a rain of plastic and metal. Amazingly, Mike escaped with only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/terrifying-indy-500-crash/

Giant Guatemalan Sinkhole

An enormous sinkhole swallowed a 3 story building whole in May of this year. This image was posted by the Guatemalan Government after a series of torrential rains and busted sewer pipes caused this hole to form. Not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/giant-guatemalan-sinkhole/

Shelf Made from Recycled National Geographic Magazines

Seattle-based designer Sean Miller turned a stack of old issues of National Geographic into a functional bookshelf. First Sean coated the magazines with a a water/starch mixture and then he placed the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/shelf-made-from-recycled-national-geographic-magazines/

Outdoor Musical Clock

(YouTube Link) This outdoor musical object is allegedly a clock in Shibuya, Japan. It gradually opens sections of its outer wall to reveal mechanical instruments. via Urlesqueclock, shibuya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/outdoor-musical-clock/

Proposal in the Park

(YouTube link) A musical production in Madison Square Park leads to a surprise proposal. The happy couple left in a horse-drawn carriage. -via Buzzfeedmusical, proposal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/proposal-in-the-park/

Bat is a Hybrid Fusion of Three Species

Interspecies sex doesn't always result in offspring that are infertile, like a mule. A fruit bat found in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, Artibeus schwartzi, is a hybrid that has descended from thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/bat-is-a-hybrid-fusion-of-three-species/

La Maison en Petits Cubes

(vimeo link) La Maison en Petits Cubes {wiki} is an award-winning Japanese film about an old man whose home grows taller as the water rises. -Thanks, Hanan!short film, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/la-maison-en-petits-cubes/

Avatarize Yourself

Turn yourself (or anyone you have a picture of) into a Na'vi character from the movie Avatar with the Avatarize Yourself generator! Disregard the part where it says "only in cinemas", since the movie is no l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/avatarize-yourself/

A Corporate E-mail Hypothesis

Hypothesis: A person’s standing at a firm is inversely proportional to the manner in which he/she types his/her internal e-mails and the amount of words employed. For instance, here’s an e-mail th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/a-corporate-e-mail-hypothesis/

The Coolest Bikes on Two (Or More) Wheels

With the fear global warming taking over the minds of Americans everywhere, it’s no wonder that bicycles have gone through a renaissance in the last decade. True to form, the bike renaissance comes with a lot of innova...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/the-coolest-bikes-on-two-or-more-wheels/

The Bizarre Sport of Ferret Legging

[YouTube Clip, the fun starts at 1:30] What do coal miners do for fun in Yorkshire, England? They partake in a sport that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/01/the-bizarre-sport-of-ferret-legging/




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