Archive for June 17th, 2010

Trashy Star Wars Characters

1800 Recycling has collected a decent survey of Star Wars characters made our of trash. As cool as it would be to have a Yoda made of scrap metal, I feel like there are better ways to spend your money, like an AT-AT wedd...

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The Incredible Flower Carpets of the Giorzano Infiorata

Made using millions of flower petals, the flower carpets of the Gionzano Infiorata, a flower festival unique in the world, cover an entire street. If you're in Rome, in the second week of June, this is a must-see.The...

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SETI Tattoo

In 1972, the Pioneer 10 space probe began its journey across and ultimately out of our solar system. On board was a golden plaque designed to communicate to aliens what humans looked like, that we were intellige...

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Scientists Make Progress Toward Suspended Animation

(YouTube Link) Medical researchers in Seattle knew that, on very rare occasions, people had been frozen so long that their hearts stopped. But when warmed up, they revived. The researchers hypothesized that oxygen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/17/scientists-make-progress-toward-suspended-animation/

This is Why I'll Never be an Adult

Allie at Hyperbole and a Half (the creator of the Alot) has the same feelings we all do, but she expresses them so much better than most of us. In this essay, she looks at the horrible life of a responsible adult and why...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/17/this-is-why-ill-never-be-an-adult/

Ghostsigns

Advertisements painted by hand directly onto the brickwork of buildings were once a common sight in cities, towns and villages across the country. The rise of printed billboards soon led to their decline but many s...

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Support Hose

Wear your spirit on your feet with these colourful World Cup socks. It's an easy and chic way to show your team(s) you care. Link - via The Style NotebookFashion, Sports, World Cup...

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Singing "The Flight of the Bumblebee"

(YouTube Link) "The Flight of the Bumblebee" from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tale of the Tsar Saltan has a tempo so fast that it challenges all but the greatest musicians. We've previously feature...

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I Reverse Polish Notation Heart T-Shirt

I Reverse Polish Notation Heart T-Shirt - $9.95Be still my geeky heart! Neatoramanaut Ana models this wonderfully geeky I Reverse Polish Notation Heart T-Shirt.What's a Reverse Polish notation? It's a mathematic...

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Shawn Smith's Pixelated Sculptures

Austin-based artist Shawn Smith creates 3D sculptures that look like pixelated images. He slices sheets of plywood into 3/4 inch cubes, dyes them, and then glues them together. Smith writes: For the past few...

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12 Impressively Active Animal Fathers

In nature, most animals have little or no contact with their biological fathers, but humans do and we certainly aren’t alone. In celebration of all the great dads of our readers and the great dad readers, here&rsq...

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An Abandoned Palace in Downtown Manhattan

For over 70 years, an historic building at 5 Beekman Street has been shuttered from the public. The beautiful brick and terra cotta building, built in 1882, sports twin towers and a nine-story atrium with wrought iron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/17/an-abandoned-palace-in-downtown-manhattan/

Cathedral of Junk to close

Austin's legendary "Cathedral of Junk" is closing its doors after city officials demanded that the 33-foot folk art tower be modified to meet safety requirements. The structure is made of discarded items such a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/17/cathedral-of-junk-to-close/

Lamborghini Murcielago Road Mice

Lamborghini Murcielago Wireless Road Mice - $63.95If you don't have $450,000 to spare, you still can get your hands on a Lamborghini Murciélago - literally. Road Mice has officially licensed this super car as one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/17/lamborghini-murcielago-road-mice/
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