Archive for the ‘Neatorama’ tag

#  Of Commencement Speechs

May 19th, 2009 at 9:04 // In Worth Seeing 

It’s that time of year.

#  50 State Mottos →

January 12th, 2009 at 20:13 // In Worth Seeing 

Collected in English on one, sometimes illegible, piece of art by Emily Wick. You can also view (and order) individual states.

(via Neatorama)

UPDATE (1/17/2009): Taking a step I was too lazy or careless to, Strange Maps has listed every state motto in Latin and English, and included the story of its conception.

#  Casey at the Bat →

December 21st, 2008 at 18:31 // In Worth Seeing 

The classic poem — one I remember fondly from childhood — retold on the faces of baseball cards. It’s sometimes difficult to find the words on each cards, but it’s a very neat idea.

(via Neatorama)

#  History of Hollywood Studio Logos →

December 8th, 2008 at 20:33 // In Worth Seeing 

I have mixed feelings about the merits of posts like this one, but I always look at them.

#  Addictionary →

November 26th, 2008 at 10:36 // In Worth Knowing 

A beautiful, well-designed (and apparently smut-free) alternative to Urban Dictionary, the coolest feature about Addictionary is probably that you can request a word for your definition of a new thing.

(via Neatorama)

#  Beautiful Photos of Dew →

September 9th, 2008 at 23:01 // In Worth Seeing 

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never looked nearly this closely at the stuff.

(via Neatorama)

#  Moon Exploration

August 27th, 2008 at 22:37 // In Worth Seeing 

Neatorama points to some interesting maps. Basically: the total area of the moon covered by the Apollo 11 astronauts was smaller than a soccer field. Or, if they landed on a baseball diamond, they hardly left the infield.

#  Awesome Bridges →

August 27th, 2008 at 21:29 // In Worth Seeing 

This bridges are literally awesome. If you don’t take a look, you’re really missing out.

(via Neatorama)

#  Man’s Highest and Lowest

August 21st, 2008 at 22:06 // In Worth Seeing 

Sometimes the serendipity of my feedreader is just shocking. On the same day I saw picture of both the highest and lowest man-made objects. They are:

UPDATE (8/25/08): Or perhaps this is actually the lowest man-made object. (via Neatorama) I have mixed feelings about a hole that can’t be seen from above ground being meaninfully considered a hole.

#  Architecture and Place

August 11th, 2008 at 18:16 // In Worth Seeing 

Two stunning examples of great design that perfectly fits its beautiful setting.

#  Paid to Pee →

July 8th, 2008 at 21:26 // In Worth Considering 

To fight their public urination problem, officials in Musiri, Tamil Nadu, India are paying people to use the restroom.

Dozens of people are queuing up to use toilets in Musiri, a remote town in Tamil Nadu state, where authorities are succeeding in keeping street corners clean with the new scheme.

The urine was also being collected and tested for its efficacy as a crop fertiliser, an official of Tamil Nadu’s  agricultural university said.

The poor of Musiri, are earning upto a dollar a month and very happy to keep the street corners clean.

(via Neatorama)

#  Who Owns Television? →

July 7th, 2008 at 14:28 // In Worth Seeing 

Neatorama is offering a conveniently visual take on media ownership. Some suprised me, and there are some notable errors and omissions. The comments likely contain an answer to your concerns.

#  Mirror Tic Tac Toe →

July 2nd, 2008 at 21:59 // In Worth Distraction 

Some things are just cool.

(via Neatorama)

#  The McDonald’s Diet →

June 23rd, 2008 at 18:07 // In Worth Distraction 

Chris Coleson lost 86 pounds eating only at McDonald’s. Take that Jared.

(via Neatorama)

#  International Sports Videos

May 27th, 2008 at 16:59 // In Worth Seeing 

These two things recently caught my eye.

#  Visualizing Flight Patterns →

May 15th, 2008 at 10:51 // In Worth Seeing 

I linked to a part of Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns project a few weeks ago, without recognizing it as such. Neatorama has compiled some valuable links to his work, and pointed out the awesome video in the title link. Their summary:

In 2005, Aaron Koblin took all of the air traffic over United States data, as seen by the FAA, and visualized it in a beautiful animation. Aaron’s work was originally developed as a series of experiments for the “Celestial Mechanics” project (eye candy!) by Scott Hesels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA.

#  Playing with Roller Coasters

May 5th, 2008 at 14:31 // In Worth Distraction 

I’ve spent too much time playing roller coaster games over the last week. These two are the main culprits:

#  Abandoned Hotels →

April 28th, 2008 at 14:25 // In Worth Seeing 

I know I just did this last week, but the list (with photos) that ProTraveller has assembled is so good that it requires a link.

(via Neatorama)