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Fireworks in Reverse

(Video Link) What do fireworks look like when you see them backwards? Simply beautiful. Julian Tay recorded the New Year’s Day fireworks display in Melbourne, Australia and reversed the image. Link -via Colossal 

Dumb Ways to Die

(YouTube link) This too-cute public service announcement is an ad for Metro Trains Melbourne. They eventually include some warnings about the danger of trains. Stay safe. -via Pleated-Jeans

A Sea of Books

Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus (featured before on Neatorama) has struck again! this time in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia with a massive sidewalk art installation featuring 10,000 books [...]

At the Libraries: Reading is Good for You

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Awesome new library alert! If you live in the DC area, please check out the Francis Gregory library. * Sometimes I miss living in Brooklyn. If [...]

Neon Ghostbusters Sign

This neon sign recreating the Ghostbusters movie poster is in the window at the Mexican restaurant Touche Hombre in Melbourne, Australia. Read a review of the quirky eatery at My Food Trail. Link -via Mr. Whaite

The Story Behind the Baby Gorilla and the Cold Stethoscope

Photo: David Caird Brrr, that is cold! Recently, the viral photo of a newborn baby gorilla reacting to the coldness of the stethoscope went viral after it was posted to Twitter by @christianmunthe. [...]

A Brief History of Olympic Defectors

Getty Images For some athletes, the Olympics aren’t just a competition: they’re a chance to escape oppression. Earlier this week, seven of Cameroon’s athletes disappeared from London’s Olympic Village. The week before, three runners from Sudan’s Olympic training squad filed for asylum in Britain. Here’s a look at some other Olympic defections. 1948 Summer Olympics: London Marie Provaznikova, [...]

11 of the Craziest Events in Olympic History

Olympic history books are filled with stories of amazing individual performances and team achievements. But from poorly conceived competitions to spectators attacking the judges, a lot of crazy stuff has happened along the way. 1. Killing Animals Causes Horror, Fainting Live Pigeon Shooting, 1900 Paris Olympics Live Pigeon Shooting was the only time in Olympic history when [...]

The Hottest Thing at the Olympics?

The hottest thing in London is the Olympic Flame. And what about the 8,000 torches that each sport 8,000 holes that 8,000 people carried 8,000 miles? What happens to those now that the cauldron has been lit? Olympic torches have always been highly collectible, but the 2012 torches are extremely coveted. In fact, a 2012 London [...]

LED Seesaw

(vimeo link) “A tilt of light” is a project by ENESS design studio in which 33 rows of lights and a programmable physics engine were installed inside a seesaw. The toy was placed in Federation Square in Melbourne for people to try out. It will stay there until July first -remember, it is winter now in [...]