Archive for June 14th, 2011

Ray Villafane's Carved Pumpkins

Ray Villafane's funny and spooky carved pumpkins are wondrous sights to behold. Make interviewed him about his background and what's involved in this craft. When asked about the tools that he uses, Villafane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/ray-villafanes-carved-pumpkins/

Möbius Ship

Tim Hawkinson made this model sailing ship that's twisted like a möbius strip: Echoing the working methods of ship-in-a-bottle hobbyists, Hawkinson created a painstakingly detailed model ship that twists in upon...

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The Mysterious Oreo Logo

Nabisco first unveiled the Oreo in 1912, then marked with a distinctive logo on the outer cookie shingles. In changed in 1924, and then acquired its current form in 1954. Oreo enthusiasts have studied the logos exten...

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Functional Model Airship

The USS Macon was a military airship operated by the United States from 1933-1935. Retired computer engineer Jack Clemens spent two and a half years building a 20-foot replica that flies for 45 minutes at a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/functional-model-airship/

Sauron-y Night

I'm having trouble tracking down the artist responsible for this piece, so if you know, let me know in the comments. Well, other Van Gogh, obviously. I'm assuming that this is not an alternate Starry Night t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/sauron-y-night/

Newscaster Tries to Tell the Dalai Lama a Dalai Lama Joke

(Video Link) Karl Stefanovic, an Australian newscaster, got a chance to sit down and talk with the Dalai Lama. Naturally, he took the opportunity to tell the Dalai Lama a Buddhism joke. At least, Buddhism as it is p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/newscaster-tries-to-tell-the-dalai-lama-a-dalai-lama-joke/

The Star-Spangled Banner

On this Flag Day, we have the story of the Star-Spangled Banner from the Smithsonian. This is the American flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key was inspired by this particular fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/the-star-spangled-banner-back-on-display/

Anti-Gravity Dancing

(YouTube link) Whee! Four skydivers do a choreographed dance in the Skydive Arena wind tunnel in Prague, Czech Republic. The music is "Fot i Hose" by Casiokids. -via Metafilterdance, skydiving, wind tunnel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/anti-gravity-dancing/

Postertext: Turn Your Favorite Book Into Art Poster

Postertext - $23.95 to $34.95Combine your love of books and art into one very cool poster: Postertext lets you "hang" your favorite book on the wall as a poster. The clever poster takes a book's text (yes, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/postertext-turn-your-favorite-book-into-art-poster/

Pool Playing Robot

If you have ever seen a really good pool player, you may have thought “wow that guy hits the ball with robotic accuracy.” Well now thanks to some researchers in Germany the guy at the pool hall might actually be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/pool-playing-robot-2/

8 Wonders of The Solar System

While our space probes and the Hubble Space Telescope have made great advances in recent years bringing us photos of the cosmos, there are still many places in our own solar system that close photography is just out of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/8-wonders-of-the-solar-system/

6 People Who Had No Clue Their Faces Were World-Famous

There are pictures we are all familiar with, but who are the people in the pictures? Some of the most famous images are those of people who had nothing to do with the photograph's fame, and some weren't even aware of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/6-people-who-had-no-clue-their-faces-were-world-famous/

United Nations Declares Internet Access a Human Right

The next time your significant other complains that you spend too much time online you can tell them that internet access is a human right. So says the United Nations in a report released this past week citing how the In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/united-nations-declares-internet-access-a-human-right/

Scientists Trap Antimatter for Almost 17 Minutes

It sounds like something out of Star Trek but scientists have been able to trap antimatter for 17 minutes, improving on an experiment last Fall that was able to trap antimatter for merely fractions of seconds. *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/scientists-trap-antimatter-for-almost-17-minutes/

The 6 Most Ill-Conceived Weapons Ever Built

If you are going to build a “good” weapon you need to make sure that it effectively does what you want it to do; a gun that hits the enemy and a tank that protects your troops (also while hitting the enemy). Howeve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/the-6-most-ill-conceived-weapons-ever-built/

A Drunk Driving Trifecta

Police in Timaru, New Zealand, pulled over a 15-year-old on State Highway 1 near Pareora and gave him a breathalyzer test. The unnamed driver registered three times the legal alcohol limit for teenage drivers. He was tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/a-drunk-driving-trifecta/

Human Cloning in Plastic

How would you like to have a doll action figure with your own face? Danny Choo goes through the process of becoming a plastic clone at Clone Factory in Japan to show you how it's done, from the photography to the 3D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/human-cloning-in-plastic/

Killer Queen

(YouTube link) A cover of the classic Queen song by Fredrik Larsson (FreddeGredde) and his seven clones. -via The High DefiniteMusic, queen, lones, harmony...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/killer-queen/

Horton Sees a Pluto

by Meg Muckenhoupt, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA Illustrations by Gavin Schnitzler, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA On a hot night in August, while strolling in Prague, Horton th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/14/horton-sees-a-pluto/






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