Archive for March 3rd, 2008

Climate Scientist James Lovelock: We're All Doomed

James Lovelock [wiki] is a climate scientist (he was the first to detect widespread presence of CFCs in the atmosphere) and a maverick (he proposed the Gaia Hypothesis, which proposes that earth, and everything living an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/climate-sciencist-james-lovelock-were-all-doomed/

Is Your Child a Tagger?

Is your child a tagger? The City of Santa Ana, California, published this handy-dandy guide for parents to determine whether your kid is a graffiti vandal. Tips include: Your child has large quantities of “Hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/is-your-child-a-tagger/

Scientists Figured Out Why Winter is Flu Season

Ever wonder why winter is flu season? Well, scientists finally found the answer:Experts have long pondered why flu and other respiratory viruses spread more in winter. No one explanation, such as people staying indoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/scientists-figured-out-why-winter-is-flu-season/

Donald Rust's Camouflage Art

Credit: Donald "Rusty" RustDonald "Rusty" Rust is a prolific painter and an excellent camouflage artist. See if you can find the lion in the zebra picture above.For more of Rusty's art, check out his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/donald-rusts-camouflage-art/

Krakelingen Festival: Drinking Live Fish

Ever heard of the late 1930s swallowing live goldfish fad that swept the nation (well, okay, colleges)? Turns out it's a centuries-old tradition in a rural area of Belgium:Taking a deep breath, Rudy Van Acker raises...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/krakelingen-festival-drinking-live-fish/

Star Wars titled Saul Bass style

(YouTube link) If Star Wars was filmed two decades earlier and Saul Bass did the opening title sequence, it might look like this... This was a school project. The song is "Machine" by the Buddy Rich Band off th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/star-wars-titled-saul-bass-style/

Sea Monsters

National Geographic currently has a movie playing in IMAX theaters called Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure. In conjunction, they have the Sea Monsters Interactive Timeline online. Click on a time period, then on dif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/sea-monsters/

Kunstbar

(YouTube link) Be careful what drink you select at the Kunstbar! It means "Art Bar" in English. This surreal animated short was produced by The Petrie Lounge. -via Ursi’s Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/kunstbar/

Hypothetical Planets

Throughout history, astronomers have observed heavenly bodies or some evidence of them that later “vanished”. Or did they? Hypothetical planets include: * Vulcan, the intra-Mercurial planet * Mercury's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/hypothetical-planets/

Close call for an A320

On March 1st 2008, passengers aboard an A320 had a close call when their plane nearly crashed landed during severe crosswinds as they approached a Hamburg airport. Link: LiveLeakNear miss, Plane, Wind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/close-call-for-an-a320/

Where Are They Now: M*A*S*H Characters

What happened to the cast of M*A*S*H? Miss Cellania wrote this neat post on YesButNoButYes:Although the Korean War only lasted three years, the cast of M*A*S*H was with us every week for eleven years. The final episode o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/where-are-they-now-mash-characters/

The Dyatlov Pass Accident

Photo: infodjatlov.narod.ruIn 1959, nine experienced cross country skiers, led by Igor Dyatlov, were trapped in a snowstorm and decided to set camp and sleep it out. Later that night, something made all nine people leave...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/the-dyatlov-pass-accident/

Surveillance Light

That's actually a light that looks like the ubiquitous surveillance camera. It's designed by Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff of HDK school of design and crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden.Link - via GeekAlerts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/surveillance-light/

Crouching Chinese Man, Hidden Toilet

Photo: XinhuanetGenius: a "hidden toilet" in China that remains out of sight until you plunk in a coin. Then it'll rise up to the surface so you can use the bathroom.Evil Genius: */stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/crouching-chinese-man-hidden-toilet/

Trivia: One-Pack-a-Day Smoking Habit = 2 Teeth/10 Years

One-pack-a-day smoking habit will cost you at least 2 teeth every 10 years.According to 30-year studies at Tufts University, chain smokers lost an average of 2.9 teeth after 10 years of smoking one pack a day. Non-smoker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/trivia-one-pack-a-day-smoking-habit-2-teeth10-years/

Black Fungus Uses Radiation as Energy Source

Arturo Casadevall of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and colleagues have discovered a strain of black fungus capable of utilizing nuclear radiation as a source of energy. The fungus, Cladosporium spha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/black-fungus-uses-radiation-as-energy-source/

Insane Architectural Geniuses

I think we've posted about all or nearly all of these buildings on Neatorama, but it's nice to see 'em all in one neat post. Here's WebUrbanist's 5 Incredible Works of Insane Architectural Genius: Wooden Skyscrapers to R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/insane-architectural-geniuses/

Funny Celebrity Tombstones

Say what you will about celebrities (especially comics), at least they have a great sense of humor ... even in death.The one to the left is Mel Blanc's tombstone. Mel's catch phrase, "That's All Folks,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/funny-celebrity-tombstones/

Is Single-Sex Education Better Than Coeducation?

Biological differences lead boys and girls to learn in a different manner, according to Dr. Leonard Sax, a family physician turned author. Because of neurological differences, Sax advocates that classrooms are segregated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/is-single-sex-education-better-than-coeducation/

Quote: Kissinger on the Battle of the Sexes

"Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy." - Henry Kissinger, diplomat (b. 1923)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/quote-kissinger-on-the-battle-of-the-sexes/

The BigMacChicken

What do you get when you replace McDonald's Big Mac's bread with McChicken patties? An "Atkins-friendly" masterpiece: behold the Big MacChicken!http://groceryeats.com/2008/02/28/big-macchicken/ - via metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/the-bigmacchicken/

Fly me off the Handel

(YouTube link) The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain cannot agree on what song to perform. But it doesn’t really matter, as long as the songs all have the the same basic structure. -via Metafilter Previously: Sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/03/fly-me-off-the-handel/




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