Archive for July 10th, 2010

Du Big Bang À Mardi Matin

(National Film Board link) The English title is From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning, a 2000 film by Quebec animator Claude Cloutier. -via Everlasting Blortevolution, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/du-big-bang-a-mardi-matin/

Man with Metal Detector Finds $1 Million in Roman Coins

Dave Crisp, using only a metal detector, found a hoard of more than 52,000 Roman coins in Frome, UK. They were sealed inside a pot about 30 cm underground: Somerset County Council archaeologists excavated the pot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/man-with-metal-detector-finds-1-million-in-roman-coins/

Treating Tiger Teeth

Dr. Peter Kertesz is a dentist in London, England. He has a regular clientele of patients he takes care of during the day. But he also moonlights: Dr. Kertesz recently worked on the huge teeth in the powerful jaws of two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/treating-tiger-teeth/

Cachtice Castle, Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, and the Murders of Vienna

Nestled in a chest of drawers existed a list of names of those lives that succumb to the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory. For years, Bathory's sadistic killing spree went unnoticed as she left a trail of blood from Cac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/cachtice-castle-blood-countess-elizabeth-bathory-and-the-murders-of-vienna/

Orca Pixel Sculpture

Douglas Coupland made this pixelated sculpture of an orca. It's located at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Coupland is also a novelist and playwright, and we've previously featured his innovative trailer for a boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/orca-pixel-sculpture/

Newspaper Sculptures of Nick Georgiou

Now this is recycling! Artist Nick Georgiou from Queens, New York, folds newspapers and magazines into works of art, and then drops them off in random locations throughout the city:“Books and newspapers are bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/newspaper-sculptures-of-nick-georgiou/

Oh, Snap! Cheese Board and Slicer That Look Like A Giant Mousetrap

Oh, Snap! Mousetrap Cheese Board and Slicer - $17.95How do you lure people to come to your next wine and cheese party? Why, the same way you'd trap critters: with a mousetrap. Actually, it's a beechwood cheese board and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/oh-snap-cheese-board-and-slicer-that-look-like-a-giant-mousetrap/

How Britain Has Changed: 1997 to 2009

How has Britain changed in the past 10 years? Prospect Magazine has an interesting infographic detailing the transformation of Great Britain from 1997 to 2009:Richer, fatter, living longer, more indebted, drunker, be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/how-britain-has-changed-1997-to-2009/

The London Underground's Fake Station

There's a London Underground station that never moves a single passenger. That's because it's a mock-up built to train new employees. The station, located in West Kensington, is designed to be as realistic as possi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/the-london-undergrounds-fake-station/

Sweet Little Quadrocopter

(You Tube link) We don't know whether we should be terrified or overjoyed. We've just come across a video demo from the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab that shows an autonomous quadrotor helicopter pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/sweet-little-quadrocopter/

This Week at Neatorama

There is so much going on a Neatorama, we sometimes forget that neato stuff happens outside the site, too! This week, our fearless leader Alex was a guest on The Social Blade Show. Yeah, it's an hour long, but it's a tal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/this-week-at-neatorama-11/

LEGO Thumb Tattoo

LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya had a tattoo artist mark his thumb so that it looks like a LEGO brick: Every single day, I snap together bricks. Each day I am pressing down on the bumps of each brick to make sure th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/10/lego-thumb-tattoo/
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