Archive for June 6th, 2006

"Ransomware" Virus.

A virus called Archiveus is really sneaky - once it infects your computer, it will encrypt your files and hold it for ransom! This virus swaps files found in the "My Documents" fol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/ransomware-virus/

Matchstick Titanic and Iceberg.

Mark Colling of Llanelli, United Kingdom, is building a 19 ft. long model of Titanic and 8 ft. model of the iceberg that sank the original ship, from 5 million matchsticks! As you may have guessed, Mark "buys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/matchstick-titanic-and-iceberg/

Strict Parents = Fat Kids.

A Boston University School of Medicine study reported that kids with strict disciplinarian parents are likely to wind up fat by age 6, possibly as a reaction to stress.The study covered 872 children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/strict-parents-fat-kids/

Literature Map.

Literature Map is like a travel map for authors - the idea is for you to type in an author that you like, and the program will spit out "similar" authors that you may also like.The project is part o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/literature-map/

Magic Sand Remains Dry After Being Submerged in Water.

Magic sand is ordinary beach sand coated with tiny particles of pure silica, then exposing them to vapors of a silicon compound called trimethylhydroxysilane. The result is a hydrophobic or water-hating sand:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/magic-sand-remains-dry-after-being-submerged-in-water/

Statue of the Fallen Angel (El Angel Caido).

This statue in Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid, Spain, is probably the only public statue in the world dedicated to the devil. It depicts Lucifer, the fallen angel who was cast out of heaven to become...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/statue-of-the-fallen-angel-el-angel-caido/

The Next Million Years: Disaster-O-Rama!

Geologist Steven Dutch of the University of Wisconsin used geological data to predict what will happen to Earth over the next million years.His verdict? The same as the last million years : more volcanoe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/the-next-million-years-disaster-o-rama/

Asian Giant Hornet.

Meet Vespa mandarinia, the world's largest hornet with body lengths of 27 to 45 mm (1" to 1 3/4"), with the queen being as large as 55 mm (about 2 1/8")! This beast of a hornet is found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/asian-giant-hornet/

Giant Chess Sets.

MegaChess' giant chess sets are made from fiberglass, foam, metal, plaster, plastic, and teak (there is even a topiary form!). These large chess sets are fantastic (the one on the left is a 6-foot set).L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/giant-chess-sets/

Life Jacket Belt.

Adam Malcolm, a University of Virginia grad student, won the Life Jacket Design Compeition with this innovative life jacket belt:Malcom’s winning entry was essentially ... a slender belt worn a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/life-jacket-belt/

David Mach's Polaris.

David Mach uses found, mass-produced objects to create public art. In this early sculpture called Polaris, exhibited in London in 1983, David used 6000 car tires arranged in the shape of a Polaris sub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/06/david-machs-polaris/






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