Archive for July 19th, 2007

Well, Crows Can Make Tools

I see your talking raven and raise you one tool-fashioning crow. To obtain out-of-reach food, the crow repeatedly took a piece of straight wire and bent it to create a hook. According to the researchers, who repor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/well-crows-can-make-tools/

Terry the Talking Raven.

There was some question in an earlier post about whether ravens could talk . . ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/terry-the-talking-raven/

Rice paddy crop art.

Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/rice-paddy-crop-art/

Amateur Underwater Surgery.

Wheeler "Johnny" Lipes, had neither the formal training, the equipment, nor the urge to become a surgeon. But when one of his ship mates came down with acute appendicitis 120-feet below the South China Sea, with e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/amateur-underwater-surgery/

Words of wisdom

Yes - even stroke victims can be funny via the internet. Link at Salon.com's Video Dog....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/words-of-wisdom/

US Presidents Quiz.

Can you name all 43 US Presidents? You have ten minutes. I got 33 of 43, without looking any up. The first seven were easy, and I aced the 20th century, but some in between gave me a brain cramp. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/us-presidents-quiz/

Jewelry Made by Caddis Flies.

An article by Jeffrey Kastner in Cabinet magazine (via Bioephemera) features an "unusual artistic collaboration between the French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae":A small winged insec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/jewelry-made-by-caddis-flies/

Crocheted Pacman and Ghosts.

Carey Huffman designed and chrocheted this cute set of Pacman and Ghosts, and posted the instructions so you can make them yourself! Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/crocheted-pacman-and-ghosts/

Viking Hoard.

If you need proof that metal detectors work, you'll find it here, as the BBC reports:The most important Viking treasure find in Britain for 150 years has been unearthed by a father and son while metal detecting in Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/viking-hoard/

A bargain for a masterpiece.

This painting went to auction with an estimated value of £300-£500. Two bidders really wanted it, and the final price was £205,000! Art dealers now think it’s an original Titian, dated between 1510 and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/a-bargain-for-a-masterpiece/

Anachronistic Beatles.

Worth1000 had a contest to depict The Beatles in a different era from their heyday in the 60s. See the group as a barbershop quartet, 80s hair band, medieval minstrel show, metal group, American Idol contestants, and m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/anachronistic-beatles/

What is it? Game 30

Today's collaboration with What is it? Blog brings us this strange object: can you guess what it is? Place your guess in the comment section (post no URL, please - let others play). No prize this week, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/what-is-it-game-30/

World's Largest Dam Already Changing the Weather

Image: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization StudioThe world's largest dam, the Three Gorges Dam on China's Yangtze River, is two years from being completed but it's already changing the weather:B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/worlds-largest-dam-already-changing-the-weather/

Airplane Graveyard HDR Photos

Flickr user dimsumranch has a neat collection of HDR photos of an airplane graveyard in Mojave, California. Link [Flickr photoset]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/airplane-graveyard-hdr-photos/

Female Birds Cheat ... For Good Reasons!

Female superb starlings cheat. But they cheat for a good reason: they trade sex for the sake of their chicks!Some females mate with subordinate males from within their social group when they need help to raise their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/female-birds-cheat-for-good-reasons/

Rusty Irony

Oh, the irony! Found at Tom 7's Photo Gallery....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/rusty-irony/

Radical Moments in Modern Art

The New Shelton Wet/Dry has a neat article on the Top 10 Radical Moments in Modern Art, for example:1953. Robert Rauschenberg: Didn’t get it?Rauschenberg bought a pencil drawing by one of Ameri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/19/radical-moments-in-modern-art/






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