Archive for December 18th, 2006

52 New Species Found In Borneos 'Lost World'

More than 50 new species of animals and plants that have never been seen before have been discovered in a 'Lost World' on the island of Borneo in just 18 months. I don't know about you but I want one of the tree k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/52-new-species-found-in-borneos-lost-world/

Monk Can Control Body Temperature by Meditating

Remember the monk "finger trick" we had before on Neatorama? Well, that ain't nothin' compared to this: Tibetan monks that can control their body temperature using a yoga technique called g Tum-mo. This time, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/monk-can-control-body-temperature-by-meditating/

Backyard Septic Tank for Doggie Doo-Doo.

The Doggie Dooley is a backyard septic tank for doggie doo-doo!The Doggie Dooley provides a simple, hassle-free sanitary way to dispose of pet waste. Simply dig a hole and insert the 4-gallon "septic tank"....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/backyard-septic-tank-for-doggie-doo-doo/

Glowing Hair Gel.

From the website:Voltage does not rely on UV, neon or black lights to create glow. Instead, it produces its own light! Tiny, microscopic particles in the gel come together in the mixing process to produce a bright co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/glowing-hair-gel/

The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow.

(48 minutes long)Dr. Temple Grandin, a highly functioning autistic, designs more humane livestock facilities. She became famous when Oliver Sacks featured her in his book An Anthropologist on Mars [wiki] in 1995. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/the-woman-who-thinks-like-a-cow/

Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcake.

Back in 1999 and tired of hearing fruitcakes being abused and insulted, Mary Beth Goodman decided to start a society to defend the much-maligned food: The Society's goal is to protect and preserve fruitcake, not in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/society-for-the-protection-and-preservation-of-fruitcake/

Graham Owen's Fly Tying.

This week's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brought us someone with a unique talent for fly tying. Graham Owen creates amazingly realistic flies, spiders, and other critters, for fishing and for art (and you k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/graham-owens-fly-tying/

Aurora Over Iowa.

From Astronomy Picture of the Day:Last Thursday evening, stars were not the only lights in Iowa skies. Spectacular northern lights also shone from the heavens, extending across the midwestern USA and other locations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/aurora-over-iowa/

Chevy El Camino "Ultimus"

Check out this awesome 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, modded by owner Tom Holden from Detroit, Michigan: "ULTIMUS" 1959 Chevy ElCamino, Gold Metalflake paint, gold and white Naugahyde interior, hand built bucket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/chevy-el-camino-ultimus/

Spider-Stunt.

AP/Xinhua, Fang XiWhat does Spider-Man do between making blockbuster movies? Why, he does stunts of course ...a stuntman acting as Spiderman leaps from a hurtling vehicle to another during a stunt show held at the Xi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/spider-stunt/

Cricket Chirps: Love and Death Songs.

Most of the times, chirps of crickets are love songs to attract mates. However, at times, they can also lure death:The parasites, called Ormia ochracea, burrow into their amorous hosts and then, after a week or so of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/cricket-chirps-love-and-death-songs/

Back to the Future Timeline.

A timeline is a device to make history easier to understand. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work! This Wikipedia entry plots a timeline to explain the three Back to the Future movies. Now Iâ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/back-to-the-future-timeline/

Trash or Treasure?

If this lady is lucky, she might be holding a "huge hunk of petrified whale vomit," as the New York Times reports:In this season of strange presents from relatives, Dorothy Ferreira got a doozy the other day from her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/trash-or-treasure/

The Cadaver Synod.

The painting above is a depiction of the infamous Cadaver Synod, when a mad pope tried a dead one. Here's the gruesome story as told by Donald E. Wilkes, via Exploding Aardvark and Metafilter:The Cadaver Synod oc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/the-cadaver-synod/

Flintstones Winston Cigarettes Ads.

Before vitamins, the Flintstones were selling ... Winston cigarettes! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via John Sadowski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/flintstones-winston-cigarettes-ads/

Osama the Killer Elephant Shot by Indians.

From the website:An elephant named “Osama bin Laden” that has killed 27 people in northeast India, has been shot dead, triggering protests by conservationists who say forestry officials had probably shot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/osama-the-killer-elephant-shot-by-indians/

Most Expensive Champagne of 2006.

Think you're hot stuff when you drink Cristal? That ain't nothing according to this list of the most expensive champagne of 2006 by Forbes: Two of the champagnes we feature--the Krug Clos du Mesnil and the Bollinger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/most-expensive-champagne-of-2006/

Chinese Security Robot.

Not to be left behind by the Japanese security robot, Chinese scientists have also developed one: Link - via Robot Gossip (who commented that the style is 1950's American futuristic or 2000's China futuristic!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/chinese-security-robot/

Facial Hair and US Presidential Elections.

Meet Thomas E. Dewey, the last major US presidential candidate with facial hair. He ran in 1948.It was over a quarter of a century before either major party chose a candidate with facial hair. But faced with the hope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/facial-hair-and-us-presidential-elections/

20 Words That Should Exist.

From Comedy Corner: 20 Words That Should Exist, for example:4. BURGACIDE (burg' uh side) n.When a hamburger can't take any more torture and hurls itself through he grill into the coals.13. FRUST (frust) n.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/20-words-that-should-exist/

Andy McKee Playing Guitar.

Here's Andy McKee playing guitar, in his own unique style: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] via Spluch | Andy McKee's Website If you like that, you'd probably also like Jake Shimabukuro playing While My Ukulele Gently We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/18/andy-mckee-playing-guitar/






X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More