Archive for May 9th, 2007

The Encyclopedia of Life.

The Encyclopedia of Life is a proposed website that will catalog all of earth’s 1.8 million known species. The project is expected to take about ten years to complete. The MacArthur and Sloan foundations ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/the-encyclopedia-of-life/

Russian Weight Loss Secret.

Who could eat after finding what appears to be an alligator snout in their canned catfish? Yummy. http://xigre.com/datatxt/News.php?itemid=59 [xigre]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/russian-weight-loss-secret/

Skiing in Dubai.

Not many people think of Dubai -- where it often hits 120 F -- as a winter wonderland, but inside of this is this More info at Ski Dubai From Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, via Mirabilis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/skiing-in-dubai/

Candyfab 4000.

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has combined two of their favorite things, geeky gadgets and sweets, in the Candyfab 4000. It’s a solid freeform fabrication machine that prints three-dimensional objects made of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/candyfab-4000/

Return to the Moon.

NASA released this CGI trailer to promote awareness of their Constellation program, designed to carry humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Push play or go to YouTube. Link to NASA mission site. -via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/return-to-the-moon/

How to Pet a Cow.

Discovery Channel reports:A team of French and Austrian scientists found that cows relax, to the point that their heart rate lowers, when petted in body regions they often target when grooming each other. . . ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/how-to-pet-a-cow/

Falcon Cam.

A pair of falcons (named Jose Fernando and Clara) are nesting in the city hall of San Jose, California. They've just hatched a couple of chicks!The good people of the City of San Jose and the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/falcon-cam/

Mysterious Encrypted Music in "The Da Vinci Code" Church.

Father and son team Thomas and Stuart Mitchell have deciphered a musical score hidden in mysterious symbols carved 600 years ago into the arches of a church featured in "The Da Vinci Code":Years of research...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/mysterious-encrypted-music-in-the-da-vinci-code-church/

The People History: Remembering the Great Depression.

We've previously blogged about The People's History, a website dedicated to history as remembered by ordinary people.Here's a video of Ed Kinowski from Amsterdam, NY, reminiscing about what it was like to grow up in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/the-people-history-remembering-the-great-depression/

Even more Joost invites!

Joost keeps giving me the ability to send out more beta invites. I've done over 1000 already and they just gave me 999 more! If you're interested, or if you posted a message before and didn't receive an invite, ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/even-more-joost-invites/

Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia.

Placed on each measured mile around the District of Columbia in 1791 and 1792, the Boundary Stones of Washington are our oldest federal monuments. This site has the history of the stones, the location of each, and a ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/boundary-stones-of-the-district-of-columbia/

Rube Goldberg Contraption for Pyromaniacs.

Kids, don’t try this at home! Click on the image or go to College Humor. -via Gorilla Mask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/rube-goldberg-contraption-for-pyromaniacs/

Identify this flying object.

I didn't want to title this "What Is It?" because it's not a contest. I didn't know what category to file it under, either -gadgets? optical illusion? car and vehicle? So I settled for the pictures category. Chad sent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/identify-this-flying-object/

Craziest Winner on The Price Is Right.

The Price Is Right [wiki] is a television game show, originally created by Bob Stewart, then an employee of Goodson-Todman Productions in the United States. The 1972 American version, hosted by Bob Barker [w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/craziest-winner-on-the-price-is-right/

Stroke Symptoms: Knowing These May Help Save Your Life.

Hello everyone,For a couple of weeks, I haven't been putting up as many posts on Neatorama as I used to (besides the pre-scheduled posts). No, I wasn't in jail ;) - rather, I was away on a family emergency: my father had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/stroke-symptoms-knowing-these-may-help-save-your-life/

A Dog, Cat and Mouse Balancing Act.

Meet Booger, Kitty and Mousie, who perform with their owner Greg Pike in a very cute "dog, cat, and mouse" balancing act:This is Booger, Kitty and Mousie. Booger is the dog, Kitty the cat and Mousie, natura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/a-dog-cat-and-mouse-balancing-act/

Nasal Irrigation.

Nasal irrigation is as gross looking as it sounds. Here's Drew of Toothpaste for Dinner (he also made the very funny website Married to the Sea we've featured on Neatorama before) irrigating his nasal passages. Hit play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/05/09/nasal-irrigation/
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