Archive for September 26th, 2012

Do You Think Chang Will Be Arrested This Season of Community?

I don't knwo about you guys,  but as much as I'm glad to have some of the fall TV shows back on the air finally, I can't wait until Community comes back on in a few weeks. That being said, I also can't help but wond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Do-You-Think-Chang-Will-Be-Arrested-This-Season-of-Community/

Synchronization

[http://youtu.be/JWToUATLGzs] (YouTube link)Thirty-two metronomes are started off in pretty much random beats. Over time, they sync up with each other, sort of like the positive feedback resonance people on a walking bri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Synchronization-2/

Minimalist Posters of Six Women Who Changed Science and The World

We've seen minimalists posters made for your favorite movies before, but what about science? Graphic artist Hydrogene crafted some of the best minimalist posters starring six women who changed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Minimalist-Posters-of-Six-Women-Who-Changed-Science-and-The-World/

Watch Thousands of Dolphins Chase a Sailboat

[http://youtu.be/xwBP4_hdMqY]"Superpod" isn't a phrase you see used often, but it's appropriate here. Mike Horn and Chase Jarvis were filming a segment for Polyform when the 110-foot boat they were sailing off the coast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Watch-Thousands-of-Dolphins-Chase-a-Sailboat/

Interview with Randall Munroe

Surely, you've seen his comics xkcd on the web before and perhaps you've seen his new site What If, where Randall pondered things like what would happen if you tried to hit a baseb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Interview-with-Randall-Munroe/

Marvel vs. DC Comics: Who Makes More Money?

Who is better, Marvel or DC Comics? They've both got great characters, but perhaps we should answer the perennial comic book fans question of which company is top dog to cold, hard cash....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Marvel-vs-DC-Comics-Who-Makes-More-Money/

Trailer Park

Yeah, it's a park on a trailer. This is one of the "pop-up parks" seen around Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Parking spaces were turned into green spaces by those celebrating PARK(ing) Day. Link -via redditpark, parkin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Trailer-Park/

Father Offers $65 Million Bounty to Any Man Who Can Woo and Marry His Lesbian Daughter

A father seeking suitors for his daughter's hand in marriage is nothing new, but what makes this story a bit unusual is the bounty of $65 million a Hong Kong billionaire offered to anyone wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Father-Offers-65-Million-Bounty-to-Any-Man-Who-Can-Woo-and-Marry-His-Lesbian-Daughter/

Bulldog Laplander Hat

Bulldog Laplander Hat - $14.95 (front and back shown)Fall is coming and Neatorama is going to the dogs. Behold the Bulldog Laplander hat from the NeatoShop. This great adult-sized knit hat, with applique details, lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Bulldog-Laplander-Hat/

The History Of TV Theme Songs

[http://youtu.be/CTNJIp4BKfM] (YouTube link)Jimmy Fallon and the cast of the new show Guys with Kids sing your favorite TV theme songs. Yes, you can sing along! (via Metafilter)TV, TV theme songs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/The-History-Of-TV-Theme-Songs/

Why Smart Students Cheat

"Why do students cheat?" is a silly question, because the answer is obvious: to pass the test. Indeed, a lof of kids cheat because they couldn't pass the test otherwise, no matter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Why-Smart-Students-Cheat/

The Anger Room: A Place Where You Pay to Smash Stuff in a Fit of Rage

Let it all out. It's not healthy to keep that darkness inside. Release your anger at the Anger Room, a business in Dallas:Anger Room customers are offered a selection of baseball bats, golf clubs, tennis rackets, crowbar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/The-Anger-Room-A-Place-Where-You-Pay-to-Smash-Stuff-in-a-Fit-of-Rage/

Tuscany's Creepy Abandoned Mental Asylum

The compound known as Villa Sbertoli in Pistoia, Italy, has a creepy history. It was a home turned into an asylum by Professor Augustine Sbertoli in 1868, then was used as a political prison under the Fascist government,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Tuscanys-Creepy-Abandoned-Mental-Asylum/

A Computer Built in 1784

In the 1780s, Johann Helfrich Müller, a German engineer, was tasked with checking tables of data on the volumes of trees. To make the work go faster, he designed this machine:Müller's calculating machine is ver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/A-Computer-Built-in1784/

A Taxonomy of American Barbecue Sauces

There are so many ways to make barbecue sauce that you want to know the basic kinds and maybe sample them all. That could involve some traveling to get the "real thing," as most of them on this list are named for the reg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/A-Taxonomy-of-American-Barbecue-Sauces/

Star Wars Amigurumi

Etsy seller Ana offers crocheting patterns so that you can make your own adorable little versions of classic Star Wars vessels. I especially like the Millennium Falcon. It's the cutest hunk of yarn in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/iStar-Warsi-Amigurumi/

Toothpick-Sized Miniatures by Steven Backman

We've featured San Francisco artist Steven J. Backman here before — he's built an entire career out of assembling toothpicks into bridges and buildings. But these are a little different: Using tiny pieces of a sing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Toothpick-Sized-Miniatures-by-Steven-Backman/

Two Cats and a Banana Box

[http://youtu.be/GFqu19_NjMM] (YouTube link)Mimi is inside the box. Chibi-bang is on the box. Boys and girls, can you guess what will happen? The Shironeko cats know how to have a good time! Link -via D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Two-Cats-and-a-Banana-Box/

Famous People Who Saw UFOs

If you're having trouble spotting the "5or 6 disk like [sic] shapes" in the photo above, that's probably because you've seen clouds before. But Billy Ray Cyrus was either convinced he was spotting an extraterrestrial mee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Famous-People-Who-Saw-UFOs/

Jack Skellington Illuminating Fright on Halloween Night

Jack Skellington Illuminating Fright on Halloween Night - $44.95Halloween is coming! It is time to release your inner Pumpkin King with the Jack Skellington Illuminating Fright on Halloween Night collectible figurine and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Jack-Skellington-Illuminating-Fright-on-Halloween-Night/

Severed Human Finger Found Inside Fish Traced Back to Its Original Owner

A trout caught in Priest Lake in Idaho had a finger in its mouth. Thoughtful local police tracked down the human it belonged to: Detectives were able to get a fingerprint off the severed digit. They matched it to a fing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Severed-Human-Finger-Found-Inside-Fish-Traced-Back-to-Its-Original-Owner/

Gallagher in Slow Motion

[http://vimeo.com/48459576] (vimeo link)The problem with Gallagher's show has been that it's always the same, so there's no reason to take another look -until now. Here he is, smashing things as always, with the addition...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Gallagher-in-Slow-Motion/

Space Invader Under The Sea

Remember those really cool statues placed under the sea by artist Jason DeCaires Taylor that we posted a while back?Well, they appear to have been visited by an otherworldly force of pixel art known as Space Invader!The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Space-Invader-Spotted-Under-The-Sea/

Dodger Stadium Skydive

Several Navy SEALS recently parachuted into Dodger Stadium to impress the crowd. They had to maneuver themselves in from pretty high -it's about a four-minute drop- but executed it perfectly! And the great thing for us i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Dodger-Stadium-Skydive/

Amazing Borderland Cosplay

Between the make up and clothes, this Borderlands cosplay is seriously top notch. Heck, if I worked for Gearbox, I would hire these guys to promote the sequel.Link Via The Daily Whatvideo games, borderlands, games, cospl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Amazing-Borderland-Cosplay/

Street Ghosts

Street artist Paolo Cirio is taking images of people who are enshrined forever on Google Street View and putting them in their places in the real world, a project he calls Street Ghosts. So far, New York City, London, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Street-Ghosts/

They Are From the Desert After All

(Video Link)It might still be plenty warm for the rest of us, but this little meerkat is from the Sahara, so he needs to warm himself by the fire.Via I Can Has Cheezburgervideos, cute, animals, meerkats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/They-Are-From-the-Desert-After-All/

What Is It? game 244

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you tell us what this thing is? Or make a wild guess?Give us your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, pleas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/What-Is-It-game-244/

Flame-Spitting Synthesizer

[vimeo 37587421](Video Link) Fire! Fire! Fire! In 1905, German physicist Heinrich Rubens used flaming gas in a tube to create a visualization of soundwaves. Now in 2012, Yuri Suzuki and Matthew Kneebone us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Flame-Spitting-Synthesizer/

Google Street View Now Goes Underwater

Google Street View now takes us down into the deep at selected locations off the coast of Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. Divers with cameras, rather than drivers with cars, captured the images that accompany the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Google-Street-View-Now-Goes-Underwater/




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