Archive for December 31st, 2010

The Ice Caves of Mt. Erebus

A volcano in Antarctica called Erebus is home to a network of ice caves. Hot gasses from the volcano carves through the thick ice to leave channels where ice crystals then grow. Dr. Kayla Iacovino wrote about visitin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/the-ice-caves-of-mt-erebus/

Why Are the Western Ends of Cities Generally Wealthier than the Eastern Ends of Cities?

Dan Zambonini alleges that cities in the northern hemisphere tend to have poorer eastern rather than western sides. He then suggests that this is because wealthier people could afford to be upwind of air pollution: M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/why-are-the-western-ends-of-cities-are-generally-wealthier-than-the-eastern-ends-of-cities/

You Could Fit a Skyscraper inside the World's Largest Cave

Hang Ken, a cave rediscovered in Vietnam last year, may be the largest in the world: Surrounded by jungle and used in the Vietnam war as a hideout from American bombardments, it is so large that it could hold a block...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/you-could-fit-a-skyscraper-inside-the-worlds-largest-cave/

Burger King Creates Brussels Sprouts Burger

For a limited time, Burger King restaurants in Britain are offering Whoppers that come with Brussels sprouts. They vegetables are ground into a paste, mixed with Emmentaler cheese, and formed into a patty. Link v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/burger-king-creates-brussels-sprouts/

Enormous Dialect Map of North America

Rich Aschmann, a linguist, created a huge map of North America describing the boundaries and differences between various dialects of the English language. Keep scrolling down at the link, and you can find Aschmann's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/enormous-dialect-map-of-north-america/

Midnight New Year Fireworks, Sydney 2011

(YouTube link) It's already 2011 in Australia. They know how to celebrate Down Under! -via The Daily What New Year, Australia, fireworks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/midnight-new-year-fireworks-sydney-2011/

6 Other Things Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Of course you know about the big ball of crystal in New York City that drops in Times Square to ring in the New Year, but there are plenty of other cities and towns that took that tradition and made it their own. You'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/6-other-things-dropped-on-new-years-eve/

Big Dog

The big shiny dog that guards the entrance to the Sonoma Humane Society is called the Airstream Dog. It was created by sculptors Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent, who've done lots of whimsical urban installations....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/big-dog/

High-Heeled Feet

deviantART user Hallincogenius made a pair of feet that look like high-heeled shoes. They're sculpted from raku clay and glazed. LinkdeviantART...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/high-heeled-feet/

92-year-old Escapes Captivity

A good set of dentures came in handy for 92-year-old Lester Matteson. The Washington state man endured was tied up by two men who came to his door claiming car trouble. The men taped Lester's legs to his kitchen chair....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/92-year-old-escapes-captivity/

Scenes Cut from Paperback Covers

Artist Thomas Allen cuts images from book covers to create 3D scenes: With simple lightning and the use of simple tools (i.e., scissors and razor-sharp knives), figures are cut out, bent and juxtapose in ways that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/scenes-cut-from-paperback-covers/

7 Celebrities Who Made It Big Thanks To Soul Train

Watching old episodes of Soul Train is always a good time. The outrageous outfits, the wonderful and wacky dance moves, the cool music acts and the sweet, soulful voice of Mr. Don Cornelius make up one excellent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/7-celebrities-who-made-it-big-thanks-to-soul-train/

The Last Mud Horse Fisherman

A mud horse is a wooden sledge that is pushed by a fisherman across tidal flats. Adrian Sellick of Bridgewater Bay, UK, may be the last man in the world skilled in this fishing technique: Mr Sellick was first taken o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/31/the-last-mud-horse-fisherman/




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