Archive for July 11th, 2010

How Hot Was It?

New York City is suffering from a heat wave. Temperatures soared to 103 degrees in Central Park last Tuesday. Yes, that's hot, but on July 9th, 1936, back when very few people had access to air conditioning, Central Park...

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Paul the Oracle Octopus Won Again!

So, if you've been watching the World Cup, you know that Spain has beaten the Netherlands. But the real winner may just be Paul the Oracle Octopus who correctly predicted the outcome:Dubbed the "oracle...

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Support Cloning - It Could Be Awesome

Support Cloning: It Could be Awesome - $14.95I, for one, heartily support cloning because - as NeatoShop artist Mike Jacobsen wrote on this shirt - it could be awesome. Ana Lilia models one of my favorite Science T-Shirt...

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Plywood Lunar Rover and Voyager by Peter Hennessey

Australian artist Peter Hennessey turned plain ol' plywood into amazing works of art. I'm sure you can draw all sorts of inference from his re-creation of high-tech spacecrafts using the simplest of all material (wood -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/plywood-lunar-rover-and-voyager-by-peter-hennessey/

Double Rainbow Guy Saw a KFC

Remember the Double Rainbow Guy we had on Neatorama a while back? Here's what would happen if he came across a KFC/Taco Bell fast food joint: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Cynical-CKFC, spoof, yosemitebear, Doub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/double-rainbow-guy-saw-a-kfc/

Sea Squirt: Life Jackets with Fins

Forget water wings, if these Sea Squirt swim assist vest and life jackets were invented way back when I was learning how to swim, I'd totally wear 'em. Heck, I'd probably still wear 'em now if they made adult sizes: http...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/sea-squirt-life-jackets-with-fins/

Nifty Trick: Predict The Outcome of Any Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Here's a neat math trick to impress your friends (especially after they've been drinking), inspired by our favorite mathematician Martin Gardner.The bristly-haired Brian Brushwood of Scam School explains how you can alwa...

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Word of Wisdom from Cobra Kai: Keep Calm and Sweep The Leg

Art: TindThe World War II British Poster Keep Calm and Carry On has carried on till today as inspiration for countless Internet memes. This one is one of my favorites, by Tind: More on Flickr | Tind's official website (w...

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Kabul Dreams: Afghanistan's First Indie Rock Band

Garage rock bands are nothing special in most of the world, but the return of Afghanistan's first indie rock band shows just how far the country has gone since the days of the Taliban:Less than a decade ago, when the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/kabul-dreams-afghanistans-first-indie-rock-band/

Barefoot Bandit Busted!

To the horror of his teenage Facebook fans and Hollywood screenwriters everywhere, After two years on the lam, 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore AKA the "Barefoot Bandit" was arrested after a high-speed boat chas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/barefoot-bandit-busted/

Cat Burglar Steals Underwear

Someone kept stealing underwear from clotheslines in Portswood, UK. The perpetrator, the victims discovered, was a cat who took the panties and brought them back to his owner as presents: Eager to please his new owne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/cat-burglar-steals-underwear/

Typewriter Music

(YouTube Link) Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) was a composer of pops orchestral music. In 1950, he wrote "The Typewriter", a short piece that featured a mechanical typewriter. The above video is a 2008 performance of...

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LEGO Dynamo Torch

LEGO Dynamo Torch - $23.95Afraid of the dark? Not with this LEGO Dynamo Torch! Best of all, no batteries are required - the giant minifig flashlight is powered by a built-in dynamo that is charged by turning the handle.L...

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Typography Activity Book

Love typography? Want to teach your kids how to avoid the typographical faux pas of using Comic Sans? Norwegian design house Studio 3 has created just the book: behold, the Hyperactivitypography book, a clever kid's acti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/typography-activity-book/

Contra vs. Tetris

[YouTube Clip]What happens when our hero from the classic Contra video game finds himself trapped inside a Tetris game? Be sure to watch for the surprise ending :) - via Everlasting BlortIf you like this sort of stuff, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/contra-vs-tetris/

Accident Report

First I laughed, then I cried in horror because I suddenly realized these people drive on the same roads as the rest of us. From Miss Cellania:These are statements from insurance forms where car drivers tried to summ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/accident-report/

Goodbye Blockbuster?

Could your friendly neighborhood Blockbuster be a relic of the past? Yes, according to Douglas A. McIntyre of 24/7 Wall St. In fact, Blockbuster is just one of 10 national brands that may disappear as soon as next year:*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/goodbye-blockbuster/

Arctic Magazine Released Swimsuit Edition to Fight Global Warming

Gorgeous women in bikinis do not usually bring to mind the image of the arctic, but that's exactly what Canadian magazine Up Here wanted you to think about when it released its first ever swimsuit edition:Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/arctic-magazine-released-swimsuit-edition-to-fight-global-warming/

Brian Marshall's Adopt-A-Bot

Photo: adopt-a-bot [Flickr]I love, love, love Brian Marshall's robot sculptures assembled from found objects. Brian has got a huge gallery of various bots you can adopt (over at his Etsy shop), but I'm particularly fond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/brian-marshalls-adopt-a-bot/

Alone on a Yacht, a Tycoon Discovered ... Twilight!

One lonely evening in a yacht in Turkey after a cancelled meeting, Tom Barrack, a no-nonsense businessman and one of the richest men in the world, came upon a book on which "were writ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/11/alone-on-a-yacht-a-tycoon-discovered-twilight/
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