Archive for June 5th, 2010

How to Repair the Broken Wing of a Butterfly

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah0SBALIc0o] YouTube link. Many people are surprised to learn that it is possible for a layman to repair a butterfly's broken wing. This video, prepared by the Live Monarch Foun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/how-to-repair-the-broken-wing-of-a-butterfly/

Bazinga! QuizPlayDay Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our Quiz Play Day contest, which we helped sponsor along with Breadpig.com and the Game Show Network. Together, we raised nearly $2,500 for more than 40 charities around the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/bazinga-quizplayday-winners/

Thor's Helmet

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day today is a cosmic cloud called Thor's Helmet, for obvious reasons. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is actu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/thors-helmet/

The Curse

"The Curse" is a new song from Josh Ritter about an archaeologist who falls in love with a mummy. The video was produced by Ritter's drummer, Liam Hurley, who is also a puppeteer. See the video and read more about it at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/the-curse/

Solar Powered Tattoo

This could be the first ever solar powered tattoo. A guy has used a rotary tattoo machine connected to a solar panel to inscribe a solar tattoo. A video is included so you can see it in action!LinkFrom the Upcoming ueue,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/solar-powered-tattoo/

Prehistoric Landscape Returns to Europe

Just a short journey away from Amsterdam there is one of the most remarkable nature conservation areas in the world.  Oostvaardersplassen is a recreation of the landscape of the Europe of thousands of years ago, bef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/prehistoric-landscape-returns-to-europe/

Wind-Assisted Rickshaw

(YouTube Link) YouTube user ecodeasnet recorded a man in a town in Nepal driving a modified rickshaw. It had a steel drum that had been shaped to catch the wind and channel that power into the wheels. I'm a bit sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/wind-assisted-rickshaw/

Star Wars Cameos, Courtesy of Adidas

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zd_khk6zXo] [YouTube Link] LucasFilm has bastardized the famous Cantina Star Wars scene to promote a new line of Adidas footwear (previously reported here). It's creative, but w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/star-wars-cameos-courtesy-of-adidas/

Poorly Translated Subtitles

Adding subtitles is work best left done to professionals. Professionals usually work only with languages they actually speak and read. Urlesque has a collection of screen captures featuring subtitles so bad they deserve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/poorly-translated-subtitles/

This Week at Neatorama

It's been an eventful week here at Neatorama, including the server going down for a few hours this morning. I'm glad you checked back! Help me welcome a new author to the Neato staff, whom you will recognize in posts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/this-week-at-neatorama-6/

The Big, Busy World of Richard Scarry

While most people cite Dr. Suess as their favorite children’s author, they often overlook another childhood favorite, Richard Scarry. Surprisingly though, Scarry is the number one selling children’s book auth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/05/the-big-busy-world-of-richard-scarry/
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