Archive for December 9th, 2010

A History of Stuttering in the Movies

The new movie The King's Speech is about George VI and his problem with stuttering. The film is being hailed for its sensitive portrayal of stuttering, which is relative to the quite insensitive way previous mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/a-history-of-stuttering-in-the-movies/

Man Daily Blogs about a Movie about Woman Who Daily Blogged the Recipes of Julia Child

In 2002, blogger Julie Powell decided to spend a year cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She blogged about her experience daily. The blog led to a book. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/man-daily-blogs-about-a-woman-who-daily-blogged-the-recipes-of-julia-child/

Manifold Clock Tells Time with a Fan

Studio V is an industrial design firm in Tel Aviv. It recently produced the Manifold Clock, which folds and unfolds a fan as the hands circulate. At the link, you can watch a time-lapse video of it in action. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/manifold-clock-tells-time-with-a-fan/

Noah Scalin's 365 Daily Skulls

(Video Link) Artist Noah Scalin decided to make a representation of a human skull every day for a year. He used a wide variety of media, from spaghetti to sea shells. This video shows all of them. Link via Dude...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/noah-scalins-365-daily-skulls/

Google Maps Captures a Plane in Flight

Double rainbow! This image is from Google Maps' satellite view. It shows a plane flying over Hyde Park in Chicago. Link via Geekosystem | Screenshot: AtlanticGoogle Maps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/google-maps-captures-a-plane-in-flight/

Gifts for Hipsters

I Blame Hipsters T-Shirt - $14.95 Hipsters. Everyone knows a hipster or two, but not everyone knows what to buy 'em for Christmas. Well, don't worry - NeatoShop comes to the rescue with our very own Gift Guide for Hipste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/gifts-for-hipsters/

We're Giving Away a Brand New Car!

Save-The-Date! Win a New Car! That’s right, you read the headline correctly! We’re teaming up with mentalfloss.com and resila.com and giving you a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta on December 21st in NYC. We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/were-giving-away-a-brand-new-car/

The Wizard of Oz Medley

(YouTube link) The class of 2013 perform a medley of songs from The Wizard of Oz for the annual Nykerk Cup competition at Hope College. Sure, they sing well, but where are they hiding all those props? You c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/the-wizard-of-oz-medley/

Star Wars Action Figure Wreath

Bonnie Burton made a Christmas wreath out of Star Wars action figures. She used acrylic glitter paint to make them a festive green and attached them to a foil garland wreath. http://www.starwars.com/kids...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/star-wars-action-figure-wreath/

Google Zeitgeist 2010

Google has now released the Zeitgeist, a report on search patterns and trends, for 2010. New for this year is that they have added interactive HTML5 data visualizations for the top queries and events from around the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/google-zeitgeist-2010/

Beer Bottle Christmas Carol

(YouTube link) The Swingtop Philharmonic Orchestra, an all-star combo assembled especially for this project, plays "Oh, Christmas Tree" on instruments made from beer bottles in this ad from Belgian Dutch brewer Grol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/beer-bottle-christmas-carol/

Julia Feld's Book Carvings

A new gallery is up at the Neatorama Art Blog! We welcome Julia Feld, who carves discarded and obsolete books into works of art. I am a scientist by trade and have always enjoyed the visual elements of science (grap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/julia-felds-book-carvings/

How an Economist Understands Hanukkah

The miracle of Hanukkah, according to Jewish tradition, is that there was only enough holy oil in the Temple in Jerusalem to burn for one day, but it lasted for eight. The above chart by Towson University professor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/how-an-economist-understands-hanukkah/

The Father of the Yield

The sign on the highway that tells you to yield to oncoming traffic is not as old as you might think. Oklahoma police officer Clinton Riggs came up with the "yield" sign in 1950, which spread from its birthplace in Tulsa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/the-father-of-the-yield/

Susan Boyle vs. Paddington Bears

Yes, Susan Boyle fights multiple Paddington Bears while attempting to make off with their suitcase. Why, does this image by deviantART user korintic somehow surprise you? Link via Popped CultureSusan Boyle, devia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/susan-boyle-vs-paddington-bears/

Making an Omelette Inside the Egg Shell

Scrambling an egg inside its shell is nothing new, but Windell at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories wanted to go the extra step of making a complete omelette without fully opening an egg. Here's how he planned to do i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/making-an-omelette-inside-the-egg-shell/

15 Alien Vegetables Found on Earth

The salak fruit, native to Indonesia, has an outer skin resembling that of a snake. The pulp inside divides into three edible lobes. Agriculture Guide has pictures of this fruit and fourteen other odd-look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/15-alien-vegetables-found-on-earth/

Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010

National Geographic posts many lists in December rounding up up the top ten of subjects you won't find anywhere else. The Ten Weirdest New Animals of 2010 has quite a few we've posted about, but seeing them all in one ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/ten-weirdest-new-animals-of-2010/

What Is It? Game 155

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/what-is-it-game-155/

The Whale that Started the Green Movement

In 1966, a beluga whale swam the wrong way up the Rhine -and wound up paving the way for environmental reform in Germany. When World War II finally came to an end, Germany was in shambles. Its cities had been transfor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/09/the-whale-that-started-the-green-movement/






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