Archive for June 26th, 2010

Neatoramanaut Plays Star Wars Theme on Bagpipes While Riding Unicycle

[YouTube Clip] Yes, I realize it's a long Post title... but, hey, our first GTFO contest submission deserves it! Check out the video above and then get cracking on your own submission for a chance to win some awesome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/neatoramanaut-plays-star-wars-theme-on-bagpipes-while-riding-unicycle/

Computer Program Detects Depression in Bloggers

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel developed a computer program that they think can detect depression among bloggers. To test their hypothesis, they scanned 300,000 English-language blogs and had clinical ps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/computer-program-detects-depression-in-bloggers/

Time-Lapse Video of the Creation of a Mandala Sand Painting

(YouTube Link) A mandala is a geometric design with special spiritual connotations in various Buddhist and Hindu traditions. The creation of sand paintings in the form of mandalas is a high art among Tibetan Buddhi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/time-lapse-video-of-the-creation-of-a-mandala-sand-painting/

How to play monkey-pirate-robot-ninja-zombie

Why play boring old hand games like rock-paper-scissors, and lame derivatives, when there is another game that includes the awesomeness of pirates, ninjas and robots?  Not only does the game come with hand gestures,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/how-to-play-monkey-pirate-robot-ninja-zombie/

Sandwich Flip Flop

Artist Robert Tabor made this shoe that looks like a sandwich. It's called "Brisket Flip Flop" and was made with "Dyed foam form for flip flop decorated with, various, fabrics, trims, and crystal rhinestones." Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/sandwich-flip-flop/

Psychic Octopus Predicts World Cup Winners

(YouTube Link) Paul the octopus lives in an aquarium in Germany. His keepers use him to predict world cup winners by placing food in two containers marked with the flags of the competitors. Whichever he chooses fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/psychic-octopus-predicts-world-cup-winners/

Ashtray Cake

Rachel Mount is an accomplished cake artist in northwest London. She made this cake that looks like an ashtray. Sorry, that's all the information that I can find. But you can browse her website to view more marvel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/ashtray-cake/

Three Stooges Cartography

Though I was not a fan of Moe, Larry, Shemp and Curly my young uncles were and I was subjected to many episodes of The Three Stooges television show when I was a kid. I never saw Malice in the Palace but the map...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/three-stooges-cartography/

Catalog Living

You see beautiful rooms in catalogs and magazines and you have to wonder about people who would live in such artistic perfection. The blog Catalog Living gives you a glimpse into the life of those who live in those p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/catalog-living/

Joke Campaign Wins Election in Iceland

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland held an election, and the Best Party won. In a multi-party election, the Best Party took 34.7% of the vote, more than any other. That means the party founder, comedian Jon Gnarr is now mayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/joke-campaign-wins-election-in-iceland/

Carrots of a Different Color

Carrots have not always been orange; originally they were purple and in the future, there may be rainbow colored carrots. Link - via uniqueunusualandinterestingart From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by KMOM14.veg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/carrot-of-a-different-color/

Aqua Tower - Inspired Inventiveness and Vision in Chicago

The Aqua Tower is one of those buildings that seem, even at their opening, to be destined for global fame.  It is an amazing structure, to put it simply - it is almost as if the eroded rocks of the Great Lakes had b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/aqua-tower-inspired-inventiveness-and-vision-in-chicago/

What It Takes To Be A FIFA Referee

Officiating at the FIFA World Cup is the greatest career challenge a football referee will face. The eyes of the world are on the referees and the scrutiny is intense. Becoming a FIFA referee entails strenuous fitness ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/what-it-takes-to-be-a-fifa-referee/

This Week at Neatorama

This week at Neatorama we welcomed Steven M. Johnson, proprietor of the Museum of Possibilities, as a new author and contributor of original art. Read about his qualifications for the job, and see the first of his twice-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/26/this-week-at-neatorama-9/
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