Archive for November 21st, 2007

Girl To Have 'Spare' Arm Removed

Ren Xin, 11, will have the extra limb removed by surgeons in Beijing next week. Chinese media has reportedly quoted doctors as saying that there had been less than 20 cases of similar conditions reported around the natio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/girl-to-have-spare-arm-removed/

Elf Yourself and Scrooge Yourself

OfficeMax brought you Elf Yourself for Christmas last year. This year, they’ve expanded the application to include your friends! You can upload pictures of up to four people and turn them all into elves. And they’v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/elf-yourself-and-scrooge-yourself/

Was the First Controlled Experiment Actually in the Bible?

One of the first - if not the very first - controlled experiments was actually described in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel, the prophet Daniel tested the effects of eating simply (a diet of pulse or lentils and other s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/was-the-first-controlled-experiment-actually-in-the-bible/

Kitty Conversation

(YouTube link) These two cats seem to be having a very important conversation. Lucky for us, YouTube user klaatu42 has provided the English version. (YouTube link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/kitty-conversation/

The Miracle Tree

The Moringa Tree, known by many names including the Miracle Tree, is edible, nutritious, and has medicinal properties. The seeds can even purify water! No wonder it’s now cultivated in Third World countries. http://pea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/the-miracle-tree/

No, It’s Not Butter

The butter-substitute product I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter was a funny enough name, but as the product caught on, knockoffs followed. In order to piggyback on the original product’s fame, these other spreads hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/no-its-not-butter/

Bugs you can eat.

Tarantulas, grasshoppers, and scorpions are just the beginning of insects you can eat. Why do you think they call them “mealworms”? Link -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/bugs-you-can-eat/

Lupercale: Romulus and Remus Cave

Italian archaeologists have just discovered a cave believed to be Lupercale, the long-lost mythical cave of Romulus and Remus:An underground cavity decorated with seashells, colored marble mosaics and pumice stones w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/lupercale-romulus-and-remus-cave/

Hmmm ... Homer Cake!

Serious Eats blog have two truly awesome cakes inspired by Homer of The Simpsons: the first one featured the big guy drooling in a coma-like stupor, no doubt induced by too many sprinkled donuts and Duff beer. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/hmmm-homer-cake/

Junkestra: Music Played with Recycled Junk

A few months ago, Nathaniel Stookey composed "Junkestra," a symphony played with instruments fashioned out of recycled garbage! Listen to the music, as played by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/junkestra-music-played-with-recycled-junk/

This Annual Report Needs to be Baked First!

To spice it up, Croatian food company Podravka uses thermoreactive ink to print part of their annual report - a recipe book appropriately titled Well Done - so you have to bake it in the oven first before it can be read!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/this-annual-report-needs-to-be-baked-first/

Taser Party

First it was tupperware, now it's Taser: Lynne Rigberg of Arizona is holding Taser party to introduce Taser guns (some come in pink!) to women:"It's light, it's small and it comes in colors," Rigberg said....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/taser-party/

Giant Sea Scorpion

European scientists have discovered a 390-million-year-old fossilized claw of giant sea scorpion. The man-sized monster possibly was the ancestor of modern day scoprions and even spiders:The immense fossilised claw o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/giant-sea-scorpion/

The Cat with Two Faces

Meet Lil'Bit: a cat born with two faces and three eyes!Lil'Bit may look like the Frankenstein of felines, but he somehow manages to come a whisker away from being really cute. [...]He lives with his 47-year-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/the-cat-with-two-faces/

Noa Bembibre's Calendar

Spanish graphic designer Noa Bembibre has just released her 2007 Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar, (what? you'll see... ). If it doesn't make any sense to you (maybe it's morning and you haven't had your coffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/noa-bembibres-calendar/

Trivia: Zero Unemployment in Tax Haven Andorra

The tiny country of Andorra has zero unemployment. It has the highest human life expectancy on Earth (83.52 years). It is also a tax haven....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/trivia-zero-unemployment-in-tax-haven-andorra/

Master of the Killer Ants

The Mofu people of northern Cameroon, Africa, have developed a unique process of defending themselves and their crops against termites and other pests: by calling on killer ants they called the jaglavak (Dorylus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/master-of-the-killer-ants/

When Wild Pigs Attack ...

... who ya gonna call? In Texas, where feral boars run rampant, you can call a pig-killing hitman like Joe "The Dehoganator" Paddock (pictured to the left).They do everything big in Texas. And apparently, wild...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/when-wild-pigs-attack/

The Peace Shirt Controversy

The Peace Shirt Coalition members: (back row from left) Michael Varde, Connor Barth, Cheyenne Riley, Lauren Runde, Kirra Scudder, (bottom from left) Siobhan Keenan and Skylar Stains. Photo: Meagan Happel/The VergeSkylar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/the-peace-shirt-controversy/

The Beard Cap

Icelandic design group Vik Prjónsdóttir designed this woolen "Beard Cap," a balaclava that keeps you warm and gives you a stylish beard and moustache!http://kitsunenoir.com/blog/2007/11/1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/the-beard-cap/

Dinosaur with Vacuum Cleaner-Like Jaw

Paleontologist Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago and colleagues discovered a dinosaur with a very strange jaw that looks like a vacuum-cleaner:While Nigersaurus' mouth is shaped like the wide intake slot of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/dinosaur-with-vacuum-cleaner-like-jaw/

Extremely Fat Hedgehog

That big ball of spikes is George, an extremely obese hedgehog (he tipped the scales at almost 6 lb or 2.7 kg) found by a wildlife aid group on the side of the road along with his friend Mildred, which is normal-sized.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/extremely-fat-hedgehog/

Rare 1700s Pattern Coins Sold for $30 Million

Photo: Heritage Auction GalleriesAn anonymous (and very rich) collector just ponied up $30 million to buy 1,000 rare prototype or pattern coins c. 1700 that never went to production:This experimental coin from 1792 w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/rare-1700s-pattern-coins-sold-for-30-million/

Amazon Kindle: the iPod for Books?

Amazon is trying to do for books what Apple's iPod did for music: Amazon Kindle is not the world's first the electronic book reader, but perhaps it has the right combination of features to make it work (Jeff Bezos, the C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/amazon-kindle-the-ipod-for-books/

Squid Nativity Scene

Etsy seller cleodee has created an entire nativity scene acted out by ... squids (she called it "Squidtivity"): Link - via Needcoffee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/squid-nativity-scene/

Save the Planet, Drink Rats' Milk!

Heather Mills, former Beatle Paul McCartney's estranged wife claimed that 80% of global warming comes from livestock and deforestation. To save the planet, she has a pretty specific suggestion: drink rats' milk!Ms Mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/save-the-planet-drink-rats-milk/

Dear Immigrants: Stop Stealing Our Fish!

To stop Polish and Romanian immigrants from taking fish from rivers and lakes for their Christmas dinner, the UK Environmental Agency put up this pictographic warning:To any peckish Poles or ravenous Romanians, the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/11/21/dear-immigrants-stop-stealing-our-fish/






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