Archive for June 6th, 2010

Neatoramanauts Are Community

Just a friendly reminder that we're having a lot of fun over on our Twitter and Facebook pages. So follow @neatorama and Like www.Facebook.com/neatoramanauts! There you'll find all kinds of neato things we don't a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/neatoramanauts-are-community-2/

Chicken Monkey Duck

(YouTube link) The lyrics are simple, so feel free to sing along. -via ArbroathSong, silly, poultry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/chicken-monkey-duck/

Should Oil-soaked Birds be Cleaned or Euthanized?

The pictures we see of birds and other wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill are heartbreaking. What should we do about them? Some wildlife experts advocate euthanizing instead of cleaning individual birds. "Kill,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/should-oil-soaked-birds-be-cleaned-or-euthanized/

Shanghai's McRefugees

One doesn't automatically place homelessness and affluent Shanghai on the same page but they do co-exist. Some low income Shanghai residents are camping out in fast food joints. Recently a homeless refugee stabbed a McDo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/shanghais-mcrefugees/

10 US Military Aircraft That Never Quite Made It

They must have seemed like a good idea at the time and many millions of dollars were spent researching them.  However, these ten aircraft, although they made it off the drawing board, didn't get much further. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/10-us-military-aircraft-that-never-quite-made-it/

The Evolution of the Zombie

The flesh-eating reanimated dead exist in ancient writings, in folklore, in news accounts, and in movies. What is it about these creatures that captures our imagination?Representations of the flesh-hungry undead have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/the-evolution-of-the-zombie/

5 Incredible Animals and Plants

We don’t think anyone is going to disagree if we say that animals are incredibly cool. Some can see things the human eye could never perceive, others can hear stuff we don’t notice and a few can smell more details...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/5-incredible-animals-and-plants/

Historypin Overlays Google Street View with Historical Images

Historypin is a crowdsourced project that places historical images and the events associated with them over pictures from Google Street View. Users are invited to submit their own pictures and stories to contribute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/historypin-overlays-google-street-view-with-historical-images/

The History of the Fallout Shelter Sign

In American culture, the standardized fallout shelter sign is an icon of Cold War life. Bill Geerhart of Conelrad, a website specializing in the social history of the Cold War, wrote an article that can be call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/the-history-of-the-fallout-shelter-sign/

LEGO Dogfight

LEGO artist Justin Vaughn made a diorama of a F-15 dogfight. Other than the illumination on the heads-up display, it's made completely from LEGO pieces. The background is tilted slightly. I wanted it to loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/lego-dogfight/

Giant Spider Web Made of Tape

The art collective For Use/Numen created a giant spider web out of packing tape: At the last installation inside Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/giant-spider-web-made-of-tape/

Shake It Up Baby

The Shaker Project is a collection of the coolest salt and pepper shakers you have ever seen. I guarantee! The shakers themselve are part of a private collection, but you can buy the poster showing them all. http://t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/shake-it-up-baby/

Drunken Australian Parrots

Red-collared lorikeets in Australia exhibit signs of drunkenness at the end of the rainy season, most likely brought on by drinking fermented nectar. They behave much the way humans do when inebriated only with a li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/drunken-australian-parrots/

Hey Hockey Fans!

If you have a load of cash you can buy Paul Henderson's jersey from the 1972 Summit Series. The bidding is frantic, but I agree with Henderson that the jersey should belong to the Hockey Hall of Fame for all fans to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/hey-hockey-fans/

Keep Your Whippet Warm

...with a cozy warm sweater. Link - via Skull Swapdog, cars, sweater, hood ornament...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/keep-your-whippet-warm/

Impressionism in Rouen

See Monet vu du ciel (Monet seen from the sky), a video of Claude Monet's masterpiece, La Cathédrale de Rouen, created by 1250 people holding up pieces of the Impressionist painting. The artwork...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/impressionism-in-rouen-2/

The Kasubi Hill Tombs of the Buganda People

The mausoleum of Buganda kings in Kasubi, Uganda is both an innovative burial site and an architectural marvel. Built with all natural materials and balancing on wooden poles stuck firmly in the ground, this UNESCO world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/the-kasubi-hill-tombs-of-the-buganda-people/
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