Archive for February 5th, 2008

The Grand Shaft

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about the White Cliffs of Dover. Inside the cliff above the town of Dover lies a shaft carved through the rock, with three concentric spiral staircases. These were built be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-grand-shaft/

Fat People Cheaper to Treat

Conventional wisdom says that communities will save on health care by getting people to lose weight and quit smoking. But a recent Dutch study finds that, compared to obese people and smokers, healthy people place a ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/fat-people-cheaper-to-treat/

The Walk Along Glider

This Walkalong glider is controlled by the air your body moves, but at first it looks just like magic! It was invented by Tyler MacCready, who was 10 years old at the time. Link [LiveLeak] - via Sanity Factory...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-walk-along-glider/

Middle School Banned Farting

Thanks to some gassy eight-grade boys who couldn't keep it to themselves (and instead made it a sport), Camden-Rockport Middle School in Tennessee Maine has now banned farting:According to this week's Fire Cracker sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/middle-school-banned-farting/

Sunscreens are Killing Coral Reefs!

When it comes to sunscreen, it seems that it's your health or the coral reefs'. A new study finds that sunscreen ingredients are killing coral reefs:Four commonly found sunscreen ingredients can awaken dormant viruse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/sunscreens-are-killing-coral-reefs/

Panamanian Golden Frog's Last Wave

The Panamanian golden frogs live near a noisy mountain stream, so croaking does it no good. So it has evolved a clever way to communicate to rivals and mates: it waves to them! Hilary Jeffkins, senior producer of Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/panamanian-golden-frogs-last-wave/

Moldable Mouse

Liao Wei-Chueh and colleagues at Lite-On Technology designed the Moldable Mouse, made of modeling clay covered with a nylon and polyurethane blend fabric. Like the name implies, the mouse will retain its shape w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/moldable-mouse/

Bacon Scarf Looks So Real It's Scary!

*SQUEAL* This felted bacon scarf by etsy seller chrischunski is so awesome I was yipping with delight! This is a fun felted bacon scarf. The loose red, pink, and white merino wool has been welt felted with warm, soap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/bacon-scarf-looks-so-real-its-scary/

Laser-Etched Meat

Photo: mleak [Flickr]Photo: mleak [Flickr]Carnegie Mellon University art student and Flickr user mleak is working on a project called From Whence It Came which involves etching processed lunch meat with a laser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/laser-etched-meat/

The Shaved Bumblebee

German digital artist Till Nowak (featured previously on Neatorama) created this funny image of a newly-shaven bumblebee and his friends. This image is telling about the bumblebee Bernard who wanted to impress hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-shaved-bumblebee/

Trespassers

I don’t know about you, but that sign would make me keep my distance! -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/trespassers/

Animated Business Card

Chung Dha Lam, a student at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in the Netherlands got the idea of his animated business card after receiving a special book called magic moving images. By using a printed overlay animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/animated-business-card/

Hot Dogs Around the World

No doubt lots of hot dogs, hamburgers and brats were consumed in honor of the Super Bowl on Sunday (we stuck to chicken wings at my house). I was doing some research for another article when I came across something call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/hot-dogs-around-the-world/

Caption Monkey 19: Standing Cat

Photo via One Large PrawnIs it Caption Monkey time already? Well, last week Neatorama reader MariV won a free Meet the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats book by Adam "Ape Lad" Koford. And this week, it could be YOU,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/caption-monkey-19-standing-cat/

Trivia: The (Truncated) Sound of Music in South Korea

When the Sound of Music was released in South Korea, it was so popular that one theater owner sought to maximize his profit by showing it more often. His solution was to shorten the movie by cutting out all of the songs!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/trivia-the-truncated-sound-of-music-in-south-korea/

The End, a Collection of Screenshots

Photo: fliegender [Flickr]Flickr photoset "24 fps" is a neat collection of screenshots of old movies where they still tell you that they've reached "The End" of the movie! Link (too bad many are not a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-end-a-collection-of-screenshots/

Christopher Walken Dances!

I learned something new about Christopher Walken: before he became an actor, he was trained as a dancer in musical theater.Here's a clip of him dancing to Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim. (This was in 2001, so he was 58...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/christopher-walken-dances/

The Book Lamp

Dutch design company Studiomeiboom gives a new meaning to book light. Their white plexiglass "book" lamp, cleverly shaped like a heavy tome, is named The Enlightenment in honor of the intellectual movement of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-book-lamp/

Kandakarnan

Theyyam is an ancient ritual worship that is still practiced in Malabar, the northern region of Kerala (southern part of India). This one above is Kandakarnan, a spirit who eats dead bodies. The dancer's costumes are mad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/kandakarnan/

The Contented Rabbit: 1943 Refrigerator Ad Used Live Bunny Locked in Fridge

Yes, that was a rabbit inside a refrigerator. In 1943, the maker of Coolerator Refrigerator decided to use a cute bunny locked inside the food compartment to tout the appliance's selling point:This "contented ra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-contented-rabbit-1943-refrigerator-ad-used-live-bunny-locked-in-fridge/

Cute Dolphins Can Also Be Wanton Killers

Dolphins, long considered the world's most intelligent, sensitive and sociable creatures, have a secret: they can also be wanton killers:The first was initially believed to show a dolphin fishing for salmon - until c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/cute-dolphins-can-also-be-wanton-killers/

The Language Tree

Larger Picture at jonathan.beatonProto-Indo-European (PIE) is the common ancestor of hundreds of related languages and dialects spoken in Europe, northern Indian subcontinent, Iranian plateau and most of Central Asia. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/the-language-tree/

Futurama Characters in LEGO

Ochre Jelly, who made the famous Stephen Hawking Lego, is at it again. This time with the cast of Futurama (I <3 Nibbler!). Hurry up and make the rest of the characters, Ochre Jelly! Link - via The Brothers Brick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/futurama-characters-in-lego/

Quote: Woody Allen on Immortality

"I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality by not dying." - Woody Allen, film director and actor (b. 1935)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/quote-woody-allen-on-immortality/

Attack of the killer Broccoli

We all know broccoli is terrible stuff so it comes as no surprise that war has broken out in the vegetable garden. You need to take command of the asparagus and destroy the bastardly broccoli. Collect the vitamins, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/05/attack-of-the-killer-broccoli/
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