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Archive for September, 2009

Zombie Bunny

Artist Amy Rawson (previously at Neatorama) has created a cute-as-can-be needle felted zombie bunny for Halloween. Or at least, it’s cute on the side its eyeball isn’t falling out of! See more pictures at eBay. Link

The Late Movies: “Video Songs” by Pomplamoose

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to have a crush on one or both of the fine young kids in the band Pomplamoose. A duo based in California, they practice a new art form called the “VideoSong” described by the band as follows: This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules: 1. What you see is [...]

Feel Art Again: Surprise!

ATTENTION, ATTENTION: “Feel Art Again” is now on Facebook! The page provides a whole new way to view back posts of “Feel Art Again.” Browse artwork by date posted, type of artwork, or artist’s time period. We’ve also got a discussion board for suggestions, easy access to “Feel Art Again” quizzes, and thumbnail gallery of all [...]

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

There’s a lot of fascinating things about molecular biology (I should know, I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology) – but a lot of students get discouraged from learning it because it is taught poorly in school. To be fair, the topic is rather complex – if you don’t get the basics right, [...]

Gyroscopic Wheel Replaces Training Wheels on Bicycles

(YouTube Link) Bicycle maker Gyrobike has invented the “Gyrowheel” — a wheel with a motor-driven gyroscope inside that helps keep it upright. The manufacturer hopes to market it as a replacement for traditional training wheels on kids’ bicycles. Nathan Barry of GeekDad writes: It aims to replace traditional training wheels or stabilizers and to eradicate the bad [...]

Postmodern Vacation Graph

We go on vacation to unwind, and relieve stress. Well, at least that used to be the case. I hear and see this phenomenon more and more often, although I’m relatively good at avoiding it. PHD Comics has a great assortment of funnies, for the cubicle minded. Link via Digg

A Scientific Paper Explaining Superman’s Powers

Ryan North of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics asked his friend Ben Tippett to write a formal paper explaining the coherency of Superman’s amazing powers. It’s a very math and physics-heavy article, so I won’t try to understand, let alone summarize the whole thing. Here, however, is the conclusion: We conjecture that all of Superman’s powers come [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Film Set Tragedies

If you’ve seen the movie based on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Two, you probably remember the horrifying scene at the beginning when the actress is electrocuted on set while her son (Edward Furlong, back in his dreamy days) looks on. While that particular incident comes to us courtesy of Mr. King, film set tragedies aren’t [...]

Pink Bear Poop

Photo: Bettyboop4 [Flickr] National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel (and now Neatorama) blogger Marilyn Terrell just came back from a trip to the Yukon Territory in Canada. Naturally, she’s got lots of stories about her adventure, the fascinating ecology of the Yukon and so on and so forth. But since I’m stuck here in the ‘burbs, my jealous [...]