Archive for February 1st, 2008

World's Most Unique Newspapers

From our pal mental_floss blog, who continues to amaze us with neat posts every day, here is a list of 8 Unique Newspapers from around the world. Like this one, for example:1. Most Extreme Climate:The Antarct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/worlds-most-unique-newspapers/

Scientists Created Sperm from Bone Marrow of a Woman: Man No Longer Needed for Reproduction

No thanks to University of Newcastle scientists, us men are about to be no longer necessary when it comes to human reproduction (Boo, science!)The University of Newcastle team that has achieved the feat is now applyi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/scientists-created-sperm-from-bone-marrow-of-a-woman-man-no-longer-needed-for-reproduction/

The Rarest Things in the World

AOL Money & Finance has a neat list of the Rarest Items in the World. Like this, for instance:Rarest WineOne of the rarest bottles of wine ever sold was purchased by Christopher Forbes f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/the-rarest-things-in-the-world/

The Eliphante Art House

Artist Michael Kahn and his wife Leda Livant built their home Eliphante from found materials. Twenty eight years later, it's literally a sculpture that they live in: ANY fool can hire an architect to draw up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/the-eliphante-art-house/

Scientists Discovered How Starlings Stay in Formation, Want to Use it to Create a Swarm of Robots

Scientists have discovered how thousands of starling birds can fly in formation without colliding with each other. Naturally, they're now applying what they've learned to make ... swarms of robots:... it turns out th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/scientists-discovered-how-starlings-stay-in-formation-want-to-use-it-to-create-a-swarm-of-robots/

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Floating Heap of Debris Twice the Size of Texas!

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii, there is a floating heap of debris the size of a continent!In reality, the rogue bag would float into a sewer, follow the storm drain to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-floating-heap-of-debris-twice-the-size-of-texas/

Geeky Phones of Yore

Love, love, love this Pac-Man phone! Incidentally, it was the first phone sold by the Bell System with an push button dial.Just 1 of 6 Vintage Geek: Weird Phone slideshow at geeksugar - Thanks Angelica!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/geeky-phones-of-yore/

Crumbling Paper: Scans of Old Comic Strips

Steven Stwalley of Stwallskull blog wrote to tell us about his Crumbling Paper project, where he scanned comic strips from the dawn of modern comic strip era (many comics are over 100 years old and have not been reprinte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/crumbling-paper-scans-of-old-comic-strips/

Naked Mole Rat is Impervious to Acid and Feels No Pain

Photo: Rochelle Buffenstein / City College of New YorkQuick: what is the toughest animal on earth? I mean the one that can withstand the most pain inflicted by burning acid without flinching. Did you think of a gorilla?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/naked-mole-rat-is-impervious-to-acid-and-feels-no-pain/

Rules for Teachers

Teaching has never been an easy profession, but at least most teachers don’t have to start the fire in this century! That was probably a dangerous task while wearing two petticoats. Link -via Phil's Phun T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/rules-for-teachers/

Man Grows New Jaw from Stem Cells

A 65-year-old Finnish man received a new upper jaw that was grown in his abdomen using his own stem cells. Scientists had isolated stem cells from the patient's fat, and sorted out the type of cells that could grow into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/man-grows-new-jaw-from-stem-cells/

Moon, Fish, Ocean is the New Zen Version of Rock, Paper, Scissor

Craig Conley has facilitated the reincarnation of the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors into the zen version: "Moon, Fish, Ocean." Zen disciples play Moon * Fish * Ocean as a form of mindful meditation, or to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/moon-fish-ocean-is-the-new-zen-version-of-rock-paper-scissor/

Quote: Oscar Wilde on Sincerity

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." - Oscar Wilde, poet (1854 - 1900)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/quote-oscar-wilde-on-sincerity/

Processing Music Videos by Robert Hodgin

Remember the old trippy display of Windows Media Player? Well, these videos by Robert Hodgin of Flight 404 are like that but infinitely better.I'm going to show you two of my favorites:Magnetic Ink ("In an Instant&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/processing-music-videos-by-robert-hodgin/

10 Strange Versions of Soccer

Haha.nu has a neat post about 10 "alternatives" to the good ol' sport of soccer (that's football to the rest of the world). This one to the left is Ice Soccer:ICE SOCCER™, offered by Taylor Sports, L....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/10-strange-versions-of-soccer/

Erosion and Flood Control Map Symbols

By golly! (gully?) If you've ever come across an old terrain map and wondered what those squiggly lines mean, here's the answer:Dams, bulkheads, arches, ditches, flumes, outlet spreaders, outlet baffles, revetments,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/erosion-and-flood-control-map-symbols/

The Skate Study House

The Skate Study House is an art project by Gil Le Bon de Lapointe and Pierre-André Senizergues. The two skateboarding enthusiasts created furnitures in the style of mid-century modern classics found in Eames' Case...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/the-skate-study-house/

The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman

Joe Valenti of Valenti Vision Films created The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman, starring little kids (with great costumes and tons of great props - where did he get that awesome Batmobile?).Based on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/the-amazing-adventures-of-little-batman/

Government Rewarded Water Conservators by ... Raising Water Rates!

We've all been told how important it is to conserve water. But municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area are find out the inconvenient truth about water conservation: the high cost of using less water. Asked about d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/government-rewarded-water-conservators-by-raising-water-rates/

Trivia: Why King James II of Scotland Banned Golf in 1457

King James II of Scotland banned golf in 1457 because it was distracting his soldiers from practicing archery....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/trivia-why-king-james-ii-of-scotland-banned-golf-in-1457/

Fascinating animation explaining HIV replication

Here is an excellent five minute animated video demonstrating how HIV infects cells and replicates, an amazingly complex process. The video also quickly demonstrates how anti-retroviral drugs impede the process. [You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/fascinating-animation-explaining-hiv-replication/

Lions: Just Big Housecats?

(Daily Motion link) How similar are housecats and lions? In this TV clip from Japan Probe, you can see how lions play with cat toys, fall under the spell of catnip, learn to open a door, and deal with mirrors. Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/lions-just-big-housecats/

New Elephant Shrew

Scientists report that a new species of animal has been found in Tanzania. Rhynochocyon udzungwensis {wiki} is a type of giant elephant shrew, also called a sengi. The species was first observed on film in 2005,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/new-elephant-shrew/

Light Emitting Pegboard Display

The folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories made their own LED pegboard and named it Peggy. You can change the design or message any time you like without rewiring it, and you can program individual lights to go on an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/light-emitting-pegboard-display/

Rip Someone's Heart Out

Indy Mogul has posted two Instructables on grisly special effects for film that you can do yourself, How To Rip a Heart Out of Someones Chest (a la Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), and a Decapitation Effe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/01/rip-someones-heart-out/
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