Archive for September 24th, 2010

Never Tell Me The Odds Tattoo

Junior Bio major, roller derby girl and Tumblr blogger iheartar got a new and very cool tattoo. Han would be proud! http://iheartar.tumblr.com/post/1071422221/just-got-back-from-my-tattoo-appointment-i-could - via DBSWSt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/never-tell-me-the-odds-tattoo/

Jurassic Park: The Musical

Yes, there's a musical version of the science fiction movie Jurassic Park. It was written by Phillip Malcom and Aaron Holmes. The play has been occasionally performed since 2009 by college students in Linc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/jurassic-park-the-musical/

The "Sunrise" Fanfare of "Also Sprach Zarathustra"

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpJ6anurfuw] YouTube link. The performance here is by the Portsmouth Sinfonia - students in Portsmouth, England, directed by English composer Gavin Bryars. The Sinfonia had an u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/the-sunrise-fanfare-of-also-sprach-zarathustra/

Yearbook Photos of 26 Science Fiction Movie Stars

Jon Cohen of the science fiction blog blastr gathered yearbook photos of 26 movie stars from that genre, such as Mark Hamil (left). Others include Chris Pine, Harrison Ford, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Zachary Q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/yearbook-photos-of-26-science-fiction-stars/

Emergency Bra

Last year, Dr. Elena Bodnar won the Ig Nobel Prize in Public Health for her Emergency Bra. Having seen first hand the devastating effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, she designed it to filter out the radioactive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/emergency-bra/

If Star Wars Was Set in Edo Japan

Artist Steve Bialik created six prints that re-imagined the Star Wars universe in the Edo period of Japanese history (1603-1868). On the left, you can see Jabba with Leia, and on the right, Admiral Ackbar....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/if-star-wars-was-set-in-edo-japan/

Baby MD Layette Set

Baby MD Layette Set - $24.95Got a future doctor born in the family? Get this cute Baby MD Layette Set from the NeatoShop, STAT! The 3-piece layette set includes a scrub-style snapsuit, surgical cap and hospital booties:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/baby-md-layette-set/

Caffeinated Brownies

Allison Nelson has opened "A Snack in the Face" -- a bakery in Ames, Iowa that specializes in caffeinated goods. Each brownie that she sells contains 200 milligrams of pure caffeine: "It's exactly what grandma used t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/caffeinated-brownies/

Goodfellas: The 20th Anniversary Quiz

Warning: this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss contains spoilers, in case you haven't seen the movie Goodfellas in the past twenty years. You probably wouldn't be able to answer the questions anyway if you hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/goodfellas-the-20th-anniversary-quiz/

Halloween Steampunk Drill

Peter Montgomery made a name for himself in Glendale, California with his over-the-top Halloween decorations. This year, he plans to build a steampunk drill emerging from the earth! This picture is the concept art. M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/halloween-steampunk-drill/

17th Century Letter Reveals Lost Andean Language

An archaeological dig at a 17th Century site in Peru has uncovered a letter that contains words from a previously lost language. The language appears to be related to Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andes still s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/17th-century-letter-reveals-lost-andean-language/

How Could Alien Astronomers Detect Planets in Our Solar System?

(Video Link) In the past few years, astronomers have detected many planets orbiting other stars. This led some to wonder what our solar system would look like to alien astronomers on the same quest, using similar t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/how-could-alien-astronomers-detect-planets-in-our-solar-system/

Atomic Clocks Measure Relative Time

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) tested Einstein's theories about relative time in a physical setting. Time goes faster at higher elevations, and slower for moving objects. The expe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/atomic-clocks-measure-relative-time/

Ten Years of Blogging

Today is a particularly special day in the blogosphere, as two sites that supply great links to their readers are marking ten year anniversaries. Gerard Vlemming's site, the Presurfer first began publishing on September...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/ten-years-of-blogging/

Drag Racer Powered by 6 Circular Saws

Barry Lee built a drag racing car that is powered by six Makita circular saws. He entered it into an annual contest in Britain in which participants build racing vehicles from household tools: DIY fans from around th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/drag-racer-powered-by-6-circular-saws/

Color-Layered Table

Designer Ed Swan made this table layered with different colors of paint. It was put on display at a recent exhibit in London. Visitors were given sandpaper and invited to sand away layers to create patterns and ima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/color-layered-table/

Car Trunks and Drawers

At one time the car bra was a popular automobile accessory. I don’t see so many car owners buying them lately. But in the late 1980s, this cartoon of a matching set of car panties and bra that I drew for Road &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/car-trunks-and-drawers/

Dr. Freud Therapy Ball

Dr. Freud Therapy Ball - $7.95Got issues? Why see an expensive therapist when you can get psychotherapy from Dr. Freud himself for less than $8? Just pour your heart out, then shake the Dr. Freud Therapy Ball from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/dr-freud-therapy-ball/

Now That's Enthusiasm: Teen Found Elusive Pokemon after 25,968 Encounters

After 25,968 encounters (133 hours and 15 minutes) playing 3 consoles at once, Pokemon #1 Uber Fan Abenzio (age 15) has finally found the elusive Shiny Ponyta.Cool-O-Rama has the video clip: http://www.coolorama.com/feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/now-thats-enthusiasm-teen-found-elusive-pokemon-after-25968-encounters/

The Elephant Shrew Is Always On The Go

What looks like a mouse with a twitchy nose of an elephant and the speed of a race car? Meet the Sengis:This is the Sengis - otherwise known as the Elephant Shrew - for obvious reasons once you see its startling and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/24/the-elephant-shrew-is-always-on-the-go/






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