Archive for June 25th, 2010

Rush Hour Puppet Show

Supercloggers during rush hour on the US 210 Freeway in Pasadena, California (Photo: Anthony Lepore)Rush hour is no fun, except if you happen to be right behind the mobile puppet theater of Los Angeles artists Joel Kyack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/rush-hour-puppet-show/

Mickey Mouse in Bugs

Photo: aileenrobot [Flickr] - via The Drill DownFound at the Epic Mickey booth at the 2010 E3 Expo in Los Angeles. (Apparently, Epic Mickey is a new wii game from Warren Spector, the famous video game designer - I'm most...

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OK Go's Drummer in Epic Staring Contest

OK, So. The Webby Awards were pleasantly interrupted for one band (OK Go) when their drummer was challenged to a staring contest, and even The Hangover star Zach Galifinakis was caught on tape watching this mom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/ok-gos-drummer-in-epic-staring-contest/

Twilight Star's Genealogy Traces Back to Historical Dracula

The legend of Dracula was inspired by the 15th Century Romanian warlord Vlad the Impaler. Researchers at Ancestry.com recently discovered that Robert Pattinson, the actor who plays the sparkly vampire Edward in the ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/twilight-stars-genealogy-traces-back-to-historical-dracula/

Neatorama Mini Hunt: Made By Hand Winners

Hello Neatoramanauts! We've just concluded another fun Neatorama Mini Hunt featuring Made by Hand, a fantastic book by Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing. (Here's the answer page).The winners were selected by the random nu...

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Steve Martin's Leaked Tour Rider

Steve Martin's tour rider has been leaked from his recent banjo-wielding tour with the Steep Canyon Rangers.  Let's just say that his relationship with his bandmates might be strained at best.  If you thought Spina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/steve-martins-leaked-tour-rider/

Deadly Puffer Fish Kills Big Fish

Flickr user Jack Hynes found this head of a fish on a beach in Fiji. A closer look shows a likely cause of death.A large fish seems to have attempted to eat a puffer fish, which inflated, and killed the large fish wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/deadly-puffer-fish-kills-big-fish/

Museum of Possibilities

When I first saw futurist Steven M. Johnson's "inventions" (and believe me, the word "invention" under-describes what Steve produces), two thoughts popped in my mind.The first is that they remind me o...

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A Need for Silly Public Works

(Image credit: Aaron Logan) Some of us simply have trouble accepting things as they are. Apparently I do. There is hardly any sight in Northern California more beautiful than that of the Golden Gate Bridge. With its d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/a-need-for-silly-public-works/

Chinese People Smoke 2 Trillion Cigarettes Every Year

More infographic about cigarette and smoking, and taxation thereof: http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/how-much-is-the-government-making-off-of-tobacco/I know that Chinese people like to smoke cigarettes, but just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/chinese-people-smoke-2-trillion-cigarettes-stick-every-year/

Scientists Make Progress on Male Birth Control Pill

Haim Breitbart, a medical researcher at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, has developed a drug that will temporarily incapacitate sperm cells in mice. So far, the new pill dubbed the Bright Pill (a play on Brietbart'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/scientists-make-progress-on-male-birth-control-pill/

Scientists Create Functional Lab-Grown Lungs

Yale University researcher Laura Niklason and her colleagues grew rat lungs in a lab. They then implanted those lungs into rats, and the rats successfully breathed. This is the first time that animals have been able to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/scientists-create-functional-lab-grown-lungs/

Cat Gets Prosthetic Feet

British cat Oscar lost his hind feet to a harvester. But doctors have been able to attach prosthetic replacements: In a three-hour procedure, the veterinary surgical team inserted the pegs by drilling into one of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/cat-gets-prosthetic-feet/

The Surreal Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes was an odd character, but not as strange as the man who created the detective himself. A NEED FOR SPEED Conan Doyle harbored such a compulsive need for adven...

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Typeface/Off: Movie Poster Fonts

Would you recognize a blockbuster movie purely from the font used in the poster? Find out in this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss. I think you will be surprised at how recognizable some of these typefaces are, even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/typefaceoff-movie-poster-fonts/

World's Longest Tennis Match

(YouTube Link) Yesterday, US player John Isner won the longest tennis match in history by defeating Nicolas Mahut by 70-68 in a final set at Wimbledon. The competition lasted more than eleven hours spread over thre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/worlds-longest-tennis-match/

A Day At The San Diego County Fair

Photos by Zeon Santos. Last week, my boyfriend and I went to the San Diego County Fair, previously known as the Del Mar Fair. We came with hopes of gorging ourselves on fried food and petting the myriads of livestock th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/25/a-day-at-the-san-diego-county-fair/






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