Archive for February 9th, 2008

The Anti-Gambling Shoes

Lai Yingying of Xiamen City, China, used to gamble every night at his friend's house. That is, until his wife who is tired of his gamblin' ways, forced him to wear a pair of iron shoes to make it harder for him to walk t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/the-anti-gambling-shoes/

Ferrari FXX Pedal Toy Car

Berg Toys, whose website is currently under construction, came up with the best toy car ever: the Ferrari FXX pedal car!The Ferrari FXX Pedal Car (Exclusive model) comes with racing bucket seat and four-point harness, l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/ferrari-fxx-pedal-toy-car/

Murkami Loves His Tagged Billboard

To promote an exhibition by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, the Museum of Contemporary Art put up a billboard. Not long after it went up it was tagged by graffiti artists, and the billboard was quietly taken down.Accor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/murkami-loves-his-tagged-billboard/

The Ping Pong Printer

Vern Graner and Rick Abbott of The Robot Group built an inkjet printer for ping pong balls: Why print on boring old paper, when you can get your message across on some nice bouncy ping pong balls? The appropriately n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/the-ping-pong-printer/

Uncarriable Carrier Bag by Mother London

UK ad agency Mother London is full of creative people (just check out their website, where you can search for employees by ..um, their "distinguishing features"). So when they wanted to create a self-promotiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/uncarriable-carrier-bag-by-mother-london/

How a Hasidic Jew Principal with Military Intelligence Training Turned Around a Failing Public School

Junior High School 22 in South Bronx, New York, has overwhelmingly black and Hispanic students - and it was failing badly: student attendance was so atrocious that in one class of 30, only 5 students had bothered to show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/how-a-hasidic-jew-principal-with-military-intelligence-training-turned-around-a-failing-public-school/

Scientists Create Embryo with 3 Parents

Newcastle University scientists successfully created an embryo with 3 parents. They are hopeful that this method could one day help treat mitochondrial diseases:The Newcastle team have effectively given the embryos a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/scientists-create-embryo-with-3-parents/

Apple Logo Birthmark

Photo: kmcculler [Flickr]Pssst... Don't tell Apple that Flickr user kmcculler's son has a birthmark that looks like the Apple logo. They might sue the iBaby for trademark infringement! Link//Yes, this made it round teh I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/apple-logo-birthmark/

Chameleons Evolved to Change Color to Stand Out, Not to Blend In

We've always been told that chameleons change color to camouflage themselves and blend in with their background. Well, according to scientists at the University of Melbourne, Australia, that was wrong: chameleons evolved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/chameleons-evolved-to-change-color-to-stand-out-not-to-blend-in/

Cormorant Swallowing a Pike Fish

Photo: Stewart CanhamAmateur photographer Stewart Canham snapped this amazing photo of a cormorant swallowing a foot-long pike:With its rows of needle-sharp teeth, the pike is a feared predator in the water world. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/cormorant-swallowing-a-pike-fish/

Quote: Engineer and the Glass Half Empty

"An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be" - Anonymous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/quote-engineer-and-the-glass-half-empty/

DNA Vaccine Tattoo

Martin Müller of the German Cancer Research Center devised a new method of delivering DNA vaccines: by tattooing them!"We get about 200-fold higher responses compared to conventional injection (of a DNA vac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/09/dna-vaccine-tattoo/




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