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Map of the ‘Verse

Take my love, take my Flash Take me where I cannot browse I don’t care, I’m still free You can’t take HTML5 from me This one’s for you, Browncoats. [...]

Can You Really Tell How Close Lightning is by Listening for Thunder?

Lightning image via Shutterstock It sounds a bit like an old wives’ tale, but you actually can use the speeds of light and sound to get a rough estimate of how far away a storm is. Scientists have come up with various devices and methods for determining the distance of lightning, but you can estimate it right [...]

I Shot the Serif (But I Didn’t Shoot the Sans-Serif)

Typography lovers, here’s a Flash game for you: I Shot the Serif (But I Didn’t Shoot the Sans-Serif) by London-based creative agency To the Point. Play it here: Link [Flash Game] – via Design [...]

Get Your Pinball Fix With Snowball

For those of you who can never get enough fun Flash games to play when no one’s looking at you at work, may I recommend Snowball, a fantastic Flash pinball game that captures the true spirit of the game while adding in some fun elements that are impossible for a real pinball machine to incorporate. Link [...]

The Changing Definition of “Flash Mob”

When most of us think of a flash mob, it’s a big impromptu dance party, a spontaneous pillow fight or hundreds of people freezing in Grand Central Station. But lately, the media has been using the term to describe some much less enjoyable activities. Consider this headline from USA Today: “‘Flash mobs’ pose challenge to police [...]

Wonderputt: Flash Putt-Putt Golf with Alien Abductions and Such

Like a lot of mini golf-type Flash game on the web, the idea behind Wonderputt by Reece Millidge of Damp Gnat is to play putt putt golf. Wonderputt, a mini golf-type Flash game by Reece Millidge of Damp Gnat, is not just like any other putt putt game you can find on the Web. For one, [...]

The Late Movies: Flash Mobs Around the World

Flash mobs, defined by Webster’s as “a group of people who organize on the Internet and then quickly assemble in a public place, do something bizarre, and disperse,” have become part of global pop culture. The clips below feature some that were organized for advertisements, some for commemoration, and some just for fun — but [...]

Butterfly Curves

Tom Beddard of subblue created this nifty little Flash application where you can draw your own mathematical butterfly: Taken from Clifford Pickover’s book, Computers and the Imagination, is this experiment that creates butterfly like curves. The formula is expressed in polar coordinates as: By changing the A, B, a, b and c parameters you can get some [...]

Edward Horsford’s Popped Water Balloons

Edward Horsford takes photographs of water balloons being popped. The results create the impression of water hanging in midair: “My camera is really the least important part of the shots,” Horsford writes in an e-mail. The trick seems to be in the timing of the flash. He sets a timer on his camera to take a [...]

Cute Flash Game: Omnom Forest

We haven’t done Flash games on Neatorama for a while, so this one is perfect: cute, easy to play and pretty fun! In the Omnom Forest, you play Omnoms, furry creatures that love fruits and hate acorns. Click on their bellies to open or close their umbrellas to help them eat only what they like. Sounds [...]