Archive for August 24th, 2010

Movie Icons

Deviant Art member Joep Gerrits created 100 simplified but clever renderings of movie characters from 68 classic films. Can you name them? See all 100 and a list of movies at the gallery. http://joepgerrits.deviantar...

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Partygoer Shot in Head, Keeps Partying

Police in Bochum, Germany, say that a man was shot in the head with a .22 caliber bullet at a New Year's Eve party in 2004 or 2005 (the victim was unsure because he was drunk at the time). He didn't notice until he rece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/partygoer-shot-in-head-keeps-partying/

Darth Vader Does Tai Chi

If you are a Star Wars fan, a Tai Chi practitioner and you need to demonstrate your skills as an animator, why not combine all three in to one?  That is exactly what animation student John Francis Leo has done here...

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World's Only Xylophone Fence

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9R2UCsBpTE][YouTube - Link]On the Isle of Wight a man plays a happy tune using the slats on a fence. - via frequencyFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Gearhead Gal.Music, What...

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Hardworking, Unselfish Co-Workers are the Least Popular

Social psychologists at Washington State University found that better workers in a group are the least popular because they make everyone else look bad in comparison: Parks and Stone found that unselfish colleagues co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/hardworking-unselfish-co-workers-are-the-least-popular/

Disappearing TARDIS Mug

Disappearing TARDIS Mug - $11.45If only the Disappearing TARDIS Mug is bigger inside than outside to hold more coffee! The TARDIS disappears from the streets of London when you pour in a hot beverage, only to reappear in...

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Horror Film's Chatroulette Viral Ad

What do you get when you mix Chatroulette with an ad for the horror movie The Last Exorcism? A brilliant viral marketing, that's what! IZ Reloaded has the video clip of some unsuspecting Chatrouletters chatting with a se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/horror-films-chatroulette-viral-ad/

Got Dark Side Flare Ups? You Need Vaderex!

Got midichlorians? Flare ups of the Dark Side? You need Vaderex (which, though can control Dark Side flare ups, has the unfortunate side effects of headaches, dizziness, nausea, and inability to write good prequels).Topl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/got-dark-side-flare-ups-you-need-vaderex/

Heliotrope Rotating Home

To maximize exposure to sunlight, some solar arrays track and rotate with the sun. Architect Ralph Disch took the concept and took it to its logical extreme by rotating the entire building to track the sun:C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/heliotrope-rotating-home/

Iron Man X-Box Mod

Nineteen-year-old sculpture student Zachariah Perry Cruse built this awesome Iron Man-themed Xbox, complete with glowing Arc Reactor:The completely customized Falcon HDMI Xbox 360 Console took months to complete. The...

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What Would Happen if Two Planets Collided?

Binary solar systems -- systems consisting of two stars orbiting each other -- are quite common. Astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope have observed that many of them have a lot of dust and debris, leading t...

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Urban Nests by Luzinterruptus

Photo: Gustavo SanabriaSpanish art group Luzinterruptus decided to turn construction scaffolding in Madrid into a bit of urban art: Walking through one of the most commercial areas of Madrid, Calle Preciados, our att...

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What Color is Chewbacca's Fur? According to JC Penney, It's Pink!

Ever wonder what is the color of Chewbacca's fur? It's pink, according to this JC Penney ladies top! - via Fashionably GeekStar Wars, chewbacca, pink, JC Penney...

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Strange Lifecycle of the Ladybug

I'm sure you've seen ladybugs before, but what do you know of its life cycle? Turns out, the lifecycle of a ladybug is far, far stranger than you'd ever think:The ladybug larva goes through several stages and is best...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/strange-lifecycle-of-the-ladybug/

Raygun Gothic Rocketship

Jeff of Coolorama went to San Francisco and stumbled upon this beauty: The Raygun Gothic Rocketship, a sculpture by Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman of Black Rock Arts Foundation. The 40-foot-tall ar...

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Private Company Preparing to Launch Person into Space

A couple of years ago, we mentioned that a Danish start-up company was planning to launch a person into space in a cramped capsule. It all seemed rather fanciful, but Copenhagen Suborbitals is really going to do it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/private-company-preparing-to-launch-person-into-space/

Cory Barkman's Found Object Lamps

Recycling is smart, but taking scraps from the junkyard and turning them into a $25,000 lamp? Now that's genius! And that's exactly what Cory Barkman did: Link | Cory's official website [warning auto-starting sound]lamp,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/cory-barkmans-found-object-lamps/

WIN with How Did You Know?

Neatorama and mental_floss have teamed up for another chance for you to win prizes! The latest How Did You Know contest starts today at mental_floss. Every day this week, you'll get two challenges at noon and another a...

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New Type of Glass Prevents Needless Bird Collisions

Perhaps 100 millions birds die every year in the United States due to collisions with glass. Ornilux, a new type of glass made by the German company Arnold Glas, may provide a solution. It has an ultraviolet coatin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/new-type-of-glass-prevents-needless-bird-collisions/

The Bra Art of Laura Jacobs

In a series called "Wallflowers", artist Laura Jacobs made a series of bras decorated in different themes, often nautical ones. The surreal circus-like atmosphere in which we live, make the bras of Laura Jacobs no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/the-bra-art-of-laura-jacobs/

Dr. Seuss Invented the Word "Nerd"

According to the blog Your Mind Blown, the first documented use of the word 'nerd' was in the 1950 Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo. Here is a synopsis: [...] a boy named Gerald McGrew made a large n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/dr-seuss-invented-the-word-nerd/

How To Write A Scientific Paper

Neatorama welcomes a new collaboration with the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (the folks who brings us the annual Ig® Nobel Prizes), where the article How to Write A Scientific Paper*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/how-to-write-a-scientific-paper/

Nazi Propaganda Footage Discovered

We scored an exclusive interview with Israeli film director Yael Hersonski about her critically acclaimed debut A Film Unfinished. At the end of WWII, 62 minutes of raw film, having sat undisturbed in an East Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/nazi-propoganda-footage-discovered/

Chillbots Robot Ice Tray

Chillbots Robot Ice Tray - $7.95Need to unwind after a long day at work? Pour yourself a drink and drop in a Chillbot or two. The Chillbots Ice Tray from the NeatoShop makes wonderful retro wind-up robots that can kick s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/chillbots-robot-ice-tray/

Perseid Meteor Shower Over the Skies of Joshua Tree National Park

If you missed the Perseids meteor shower, take heart: Henry Jun Wah Lee captured the event with this amazingly beautiful time lapse of the celestial event against the background of the Milky Way Galaxy, in the skies abov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/perseid-meteor-shower-over-the-skies-of-joshua-tree-national-park/

Gong Golf

Forget the greens! The action in this little friendly golfing competition is on the lake. Could David Howell, Paul McGinley, Marcel Siem and Rhys Davies skim a golf ball 200 yards across a lake and hit a 9-inch gong?The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/24/gong-golf/






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