Archive for March 23rd, 2006

Whale Song Has Complex Grammatical Rules.

Mathematical analyses of humpback whale songs reveal complex grammatical rules!Although the researchers say these songs don't meet the linguistic rigor necessary for a true language, this i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/whale-song-has-complex-grammatical-rules/

Super Tour.

Neatorama Reader Lisa Poirier pointed us to Super Tour's website:Similar to the concepts of Microsoft Virtual Earth, SuperTour.com lets you navigate you want to go. With virtual earth, you drive, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/super-tour/

Psychics Search for Vivi.

Vivi (full name Champion Bonhem C'est La Vie) ran away from her airport crate after winning the Westminster dog show last month.Her tale of life-on-the-lam has captivated New York...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/psychics-search-for-vivi/

Hospital Accused of Dumping Patient on Skid Row.

Kaiser Permanente is accused of dumping a 63-year-old patient in hospital gown and slipper onto the streets of skid row! And it's on tape.The videotape, recorded Monday aftern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/hospital-accused-of-dumping-patient-on-skid-row/

Sarcophagus with Homer's Iliad and Oddsey Found in Cyprus.

From the website: A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday.Exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/sarcophagus-with-homers-iliad-and-oddsey-found-in-cyprus/

Using the Sun to Sterilize Your Drinking Water.

Forget expensive chlorination - Tanzanian villagers used free sunlight to sterilize their water. "I fill the plastic bottles, put the lids on, then put them on my black-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/using-the-sun-to-sterilize-your-drinking-water/

Fake Porn Euros.

From the website: Fake porn euro notes being sold as a gimmick in Germany are being successfully passed off as real cash. The notes, in 300, 600 and 1,000 euro denominations have a ring of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/fake-porn-euros/

Wolverines Roam A Lot.

A Wildlife Conservation Socity study found that wolverines can travel hundreds of miles. "The most striking thing we've found, putting GPS collars on, is just how far the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/wolverines-roam-a-lot/

Vintage SF Paperback Covers.

Vintage Paperbacks and Digests have an amazing collection of pulp fiction / paperback covers. This one is from their "sleazy" sci-fi set. (don't miss the lesbiana, hillbilly, film no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/vintage-sf-paperback-covers/

Real Life Firefox.

FlashOnTheBlog's got these cute photos of the real life firefox: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/real-life-firefox/

DIY Fake Statistics.

Yup - I made the statistics up, but it looked real, right? To make your own statistics, visit: Link (via Stuff on Fire)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/diy-fake-statistics/

Google Idol.

Can't get on American Idol? Don't worry, you can still embarrass yourself in front of millions through Google Idol (via Metafilter)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/03/23/google-idol/
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