Archive for August 16th, 2010

Star Wars Deleted Scene Revealed At Last

During the Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida, George Lucas released this deleted scene from Return of the Jedi.The scene shows Darth Vader calling to his son to join the Dark Side and Luke Skywalker working on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/star-wars-deleted-scene-revealed-at-last/

Red Eye

New York illustrator Christoph Niemann took a flight from New York to Berlin and documented the absurdities of airline travel in pictures in his blog at The New York Times. I honestly love the idea of a "delete neigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/red-eye/

Abandoned Hospital

Urban explorer Kyle Merriman, who brought us pictures of Nara Dreamland, has a new collection of photographs from an abandoned hospital in Tainan, Taiwan. As we entered it was clear we weren’t the first visitors i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/abandoned-hospital/

Humanoid Electrical Pylons

One country that is innovative in its harnessing of power is Iceland, and it doesn't end with geothermal technology. They are considering designs by Choi + Shine (image) to erect power line pylons that depict humanoi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/humanoid-electrical-pylons/

Seattle Gum Wall

I like culture but not the type that grows in a petri dish. This Seattle tourist attraction is one I'd avoid like the plague. One of the most offbeat attractions in the United States, the Seattle Gum Wall is als...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/seattle-gum-wall/

Jigsaw Puzzle Wooden Floor

Angus Hines cut plywood into jigsaw puzzles pieces, coated them with polyurethane, and made them the floor of his Carrollton, Virginia home. The Flickr set at the link shows the progression of his work. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/jigsaw-puzzle-hardwood-floor/

Star Trek Playing Cards

Star Trek Playing Cards - $11.95I can picture Bones saying it now. "Dammit, Jim - I'm a doctor, not a poker player" But with these collectible Star Trek playing cards from the NeatoShop, I'm sure every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/star-trek-playing-cards/

How Horacio Salinas Turns Everyday Objects Into Clever Artwork

There's art, and then there's art. Meet Horacio Salinas, an uber-talented conceptual still life photographer who managed to turn the most common of objects of every day life into works of art.Oddity Central has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/how-horacio-salinas-turns-everyday-objects-into-clever-artwork/

CT Umbra Lexus Color-Changing Sculpture

CT Umbra is the title of this sculpture of a Lexus CT 200h hybrid car by Los Angeles-based design studio Nondesign. The sculpture is made from 2,500 aluminum bars that are painted with two different colors. The effect is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/ct-umbra-lexus-color-changing-sculpture/

10 Must-Read Books for Geeks

We've posted about book recommendations for sci-fi fans, and light summer reading ... but what about books for geeks?Geeks Are Sexy blog has got this one covered in Patrick Biz' post about the 10 Must-Read Books for Geek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/10-must-read-books-for-geeks/

English Professor Kicked out of Starbucks for Refusing to Use Starbucks' Jargon

Lynn Rosenthal, a college professor of English, is a stickler for correct grammar. She doesn't approve of Starbucks' word usage, and after an argument with a barista, she was forcibly removed from a Starbucks location i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/english-professor-kicked-out-of-starbucks-for-refusing-to-use-starbucks-jargon/

Decipher the Doodle Contest

NeatoBambino has the new Decipher the Doodle contest up! Take a look at a drawing from Alex and Tiffany's four-year-old, and see if you can figure out what she is trying to illustrate. The commenter with most correct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/decipher-the-doodle-contest/

A Crocodile Painted like a Panda

Thailand has "panda fever", much like the panda mania that swept the US a few years ago. But American zoos never painted other animals to look like pandas! Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo has a pair of pandas on loan from Chin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/a-crocodile-painted-like-a-panda/

Maru in Slow Motion

(YouTube link) Get a closer look at how Maru does his thing with boxes. This is almost hypnotizing. -via The Litter Box slomo, slowmotion, Maru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/maru-in-slow-motion/

Why Did Dutch People Wear Wooden Shoes?

The wooden shoe is symbolic of the Dutch for many of us, but how did they come about, and why? The shoes have several advantages, including one illustrated by a Jackie Chan video in this post at Rue the Day. Linkdutc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/why-did-dutch-people-wear-wooden-shoes/

Cat Fashion Show

See lots of pictures of cats in their best finery, plus a link to outtakes from the cat fashion show last week at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. The occasion was the 15th birthday of the official hotel cat Mat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/cat-fashion-show/

Patterns for Colouring

If you or your children are tired of supermarket coloring books and their generic designs, or if you yourself like to doodle with color, try something a little more interesting. Illustrator Carlton Hibbert has a coll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/patterns-for-colouring/

Women in the Rubble

Der Spiegel has an image gallery of "Trummerfrauen," or "rubble women" who were charged by the occupying Allies with cleaning up the wreckage of German cities bombed during World War II. There weren't enough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/women-in-the-rubble/

What is a Ph.D.?

Matt Might, a professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah, created a set of circular diagrams to explain the significance and impact of a doctoral degree. He uses them to explain to incoming doctoral student...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/what-is-a-ph-d/

Jacob Dahlstrup's Banana Boats

Copenhagen-based artist Jacob Dahlstrup makes sailing vessels out of bananas, such as the above work entitled "Banana Schooner". They were recently on display at the Shoreditch Town Hall in London. You can view sev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/jacob-dahlstrups-banana-boats/

Bold Explorer Vows to Traverse the Length of Britain -- on Google Street View

At 27 years old, Matthew Partridge has decided to take up a great challenge. He will walk the length of Britain, from Land's End to John O'Groats. And Partridge has chosen a uniquely challenging form of travel -- click...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/bold-explorer-vows-to-traverse-the-length-of-britain-on-google-street-view/

Box Sculpture

"Boxel" is a sculpture created by architecture students at the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany. It's built out of more than 2,000 empty beer boxes: the temporary construction was designed using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/box-sculpture/

The World's Longest Email Address

A man named Peter Craig claims to have, at 345 characters, the world's longest email address. Here it is: contact-admin-hello-webmaster-info-services-peter-crazy-but-oh-so-ubber-cool-english-alphabet-loverer-abcdefgh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/the-worlds-longest-email-address/

The Resurrection of Elvis

The following is an article from Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. Since his death in 1977, Elvis's popularity has grown. Once he was just a singer. Now he's an icon with his own church (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/16/the-resurrection-of-elvis/




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