Archive for December 30th, 2010

The End of Kodachrome

After 75 years, the color film Kodachrome is neither sold nor processed. The last place that developed Kodachrome photographs was Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas. Over the past year, photographers from all over the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/the-end-of-kodachrome/

Pool Played with Bowling Balls

Steve Wienecke of Fredericktown, Missouri invented a game that he calls "Knokkers". It's similar to pool, but played on a surface scaled four times larger than a regulation pool table and with six-pound bowling ball...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/pool-played-with-bowling-balls/

Would The Wonder Years Be a Good Video Game?

(Video Link) In this video, Dan Meth imagines 80s-era Nintendo games based on the Chernobyl disaster, the movie Rain Man, The Arsenio Hall Show, and other icons of the 1980s. If you have any cheat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/would-the-wonder-years-be-a-good-video-game/

Ski Mask Self-Portrait

Last year, we featured Andrew Salomone's portrait of Bill Cosby in Jello shots. More recently, he used an electronic knitting machine to make a self-portrait in the form of a ski mask: The balaclava is knit from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/ski-mask-self-portrait/

Doctor Who Nesting Dolls

Molly Lewis made these nesting dolls as a present for her boyfriend. They depict all eleven Doctors from Doctor Who and a TARDIS. Link via TechnabobDoctor Who, Russian nesting dolls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/doctor-who-nesting-dolls/

Adorable Baby Turtles Climbing Vertical Rock Face

(YouTube Link) YouTube user kakashi Julia spotted these baby turtles at a shopping mall in Malaysia. They're remarkably agile climbers. via Geekosystemturtles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/adorable-baby-turtles-climbing-vertical-rock-face/

World's Happiest Penguin

(YouTube link) While some complain about the snow, this little guy dances for joy! Or maybe he just really likes the song "Auld Lang Syne." It's a Happy Feet New Year! -Thanks, özi!dance, penguin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/worlds-happiest-penguin/

20-Shot Revolver

This is a unique single-action revolver patented by Henry S. Josselyn in 1866. Information on this gun is scarce, but it would appear to fire twenty rounds without reloading simply by cycling a new round on the flexibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/20-shot-revolver/

The Last Text

(YouTube link) AT&T produced this documentary about what happens when overconfident drivers think they can multitask -sending text messages while driving. It's not worth it. -via MetafilterAccident, psa, text, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/the-last-text/

What Is It? game 158

It's time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you guess what this object is? Or maybe you know and don't have to guess! Place your guess in the comment section bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/what-is-it-game-158/

The Laconia Incident

What happens in war when an enemy rescues endangered civilians? In 1942, a German U-boat sunk a ship carrying 400 Allied troops, dozens of civilians, and (unknown to the Germans) 1800 Italian POWs. The attack left a coup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/the-laconia-incident/

Polar Bears vs. Cameras

(YouTube link) The only safe way to film polar bears is by remote control cameras, but curious bears are onto the trick! The BBC aired footage of the mayhem last night. Link -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/polar-bears-vs-cameras/

The Best Maru Moments of 2010

The author of Catsparella sifted through a year of Maru's blog and excerpted some of the best photographs and videos of 2010. Each entry has a link to the original blog post. I particularly liked Maru's response to Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/the-best-maru-moments-of-2010/

The Secret Life of the Banjo

If you're like most Americans, you probably picture one of two things when you hear the banjo -Kermit the Frog strumming away in the swamp or the inbred boy from Deliverance. How can one instrument conjure up im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/the-secret-life-of-the-banjo/

Man in a Blizzard

(YouTube link) Man in a Blizzard, also possibly at one time called Idiot with a Tripod, is Jamie Stuart's observations during the blizzard that hit New York City. It was filmed on Saturday, edited...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/man-in-a-blizzard/

Sealed with a Kiss -and Neuroscience

One of our New Year traditions is to kiss someone at midnight. No pressure there, right? A kiss is a great way to start out a new year on a high note, and there is a biological basis for the urge. A kiss works toward thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/30/sealed-with-a-kiss-and-neuroscience/






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