Archive for December 1st, 2006

Quickie 4x4 Crossword Puzzle.

Here's a quick and fun 4x4 crossword puzzle, courtesy of The Loquacious Haruspex (what? look it up: loquacious haruspex).Across1. Sign of Cancer5. A "positive" electron?6. Feeling?7. "Over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/quickie-4x4-crossword-puzzle/

Dubai's Rotating Skyscraper.

Not satisfied with man-made islands, Dubai is planning to add a strange building to its list of amazing architecture: a rotating skyscraper.Why? So every residence of the tower will get the same wonderful view, of course...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/dubais-rotating-skyscraper/

Butterfly Species Merge to Form a New Species.

Scientists discovered a new species of butterfly that arise from the merging of two distinct species!Lycaeides Melissa and Lycaeides idas – the genetically distinct butterfly species that initially gave rise to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/butterfly-species-merge-to-form-a-new-species/

Fashion Gangs Roam Congo.

Fashion-gangs, who call themselves "sape" for the French slang for clothes, roam the ghettos of Congo. They even have their own version of turf wars:They don't carry guns and rarely brawl, but occasionally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/fashion-gangs-roam-congo/

Monkeys Use Perfume, Too.

Matthias Laska, a professor of zoology at the Linköping University in Sweden, discovered that monkeys use perfume too!In most of these cases, the scientists speculate that the leaf mash might have been used to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/monkeys-use-perfume-too/

World's Biggest Easter Egg.

EggFacts: · Egg Width: 25.7 feet · Egg Height: 18.3 feet · Total Height: 31.6 feet · Material: Aluminum skin Cons: · It's not made of chocolate Located in Vegreville, Canada, this egg ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/worlds-biggest-easter-egg-2/

At Last, Supermarket Comes to India!

I didn't know this about India: supermarket finally came to the world's second most populous nation.On a recent Friday morning in the southern India city of Hyderabad, one of the country's biggest companies, Reliance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/at-last-supermarket-comes-to-india/

Tangible Sequencer.

Jeffrey Bernstein made these interactive step sequencer (each block comes with an IR transmitter and receiver) that allows you to pick up and mix the order up - heck, just see the clip and you'll see what I mean.Hit play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/tangible-sequencer/

Thousands of Doritos Washed Up on North Carolina Beach.

A cargo container fell off a ship and spilled its content of thousands of bags of Dorito chips on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Scavengers immediately took advantage of the situation (the chips are fresh thanks to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/thousands-of-doritos-washed-up-on-north-carolina-beach/

Do Penguins Fly?

An intrepid explorer goes looking for definite proof in this cute animation. Hit play or go to YouTube. -via PAgent’s Progress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/do-penguins-fly/

Tuscan Whole Milk.

Available from Amazon.com. Who knew? 851 people have posted helpful (and entertaining) reviews of this product. And 99 customers added tags. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B00032G1S0/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/tuscan-whole-milk/

World's Biggest Easter Egg.

Too bad this egg is not meant to be eaten! A Belgian city has entered the Guinness book of records with the biggest Easter egg ever. The Belgian chocolate producer Guylian made the chocolate eg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/worlds-biggest-easter-egg/

6 Not-So-Secret Secret Societies.

Is it possible that so many societies can proudly claim so many powerful and influential people and still be called "secret"? Well, no. Here are six of the most famous of the world's supposedly secret societies. But if a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/01/6-not-so-secret-secret-societies/
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