Archive for March 6th, 2008

A middle-aged Charlie Brown talks to his therapist

Been awhile since I posted a Threadless t-shirt design. This one is by Nathaniel Troubador. You can vote for (or against) the design by clicking on the handy voting widget: You can see some other clever t-sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/a-middle-aged-charlie-brown-talks-to-his-therapist/

Candle Cannon

To help celebrate sandwich shop Erbert and Gerbert celebrate their 20 year of making "subs worth discovering," Dustin Black and friends built this amazing contraption: Candle Cannon, the world's most powerful a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/candle-cannon/

When Alabama Redefined Pi and Other Unscientific Urban Legends

Null Hypothesis: The Journal of Unlikely Science has a neat compilation of 10 of the most unscientific urban legends. Like this one of when Alabama tried to redefine the value of pi, for example:The story goes that s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/when-alabama-redefined-pi-and-other-unscientific-urban-legends/

Legendary Doctor James Barry Was No Man!

New Scientist has a very interesting article on Dr. James Barry, a pioneering military surgeon and Inspector General of Military Hospitals in Canada in the early 1800s. Barry was medical reformer who fought for better fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/legendary-doctor-james-barry-was-no-man/

Classroom Outbursts Captured on Camera Phone

Scott McLeod of Dangerously Irrelevant blog wrote to us about his post, titled "Out of Control K-12 Classrooms," secretly (or not so-secretly) taped by student cell phone cameras.Scott asks: Do we want stu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/classroom-outbursts-captured-on-camera-phone/

Shoe-Fitting X-Ray Machine

That's an old shoe-fitting x-ray machine, which was a popular gimmick in shoe stores in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The machine went the way of the dodo bird when it was discovered that the hazards from x-ray radiati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/shoe-fitting-x-ray-machine/

Let Me In!

(YouTube link) Cats prefer all-access housing arrangments. Simon Tofield, creator of Cat Man Do, has a new animation about a cat who wants in. -via MetafilterSimon Tofield...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/let-me-in/

How To Stop a 500-Foot Monster

Movie monsters are getting bigger and tougher over time, and it may take new technologies to defeat them. Danger Room takes a look at the new and improved monsters, and the weapons the military should use to defend human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/how-to-stop-a-500-foot-monster/

Silhouette Masterpiece Theater

Wilhelm Staehle created Victorian scenes by superimposing silhouettes over paintings, and gave them somewhat subversive captions. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/silhouette-masterpiece-theater/

Get Your Cables Under Control

Does your computer or entertainment system look like a chaotic spaghetti factory? Then read the Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control. Each tip has a link to instructions. I know from experience that “just getting th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/get-your-cables-under-control/

Transformation

(YouTube link) Remember the Dove Evolution ads? Foster Farms took the concept and modified it just a bit to advertise chicken. -via YesButNoButYes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/transformation/

One-legged Chicken Receives Cancer Treatment

Eve, a hen in Worcestershire, had a leg amputated 18 months ago due to cancer. Now she has undergone surgery to remove a tumor from her remaining leg, at a cost of over £1,000. Owner Elaine Denney said money is not an i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/one-legged-chicken-receives-cancer-treatment/

Man didn't know he lived above a bomb shelter

When Scot Simpson bought his circa 1953 house in Charlottte NC, little did he know that he would find an 8-by-12-foot bunker buried beneath his lawn mower shed. "The bomb shelter was built about 1960 or 1961"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/man-didnt-know-he-lived-above-a-bomb-shelter/

What Is It? Game 55

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this gruesome looking object. If you can guess what it is, there's a free Neatorama T-shirt in it for you.Contest rules are easy as pie: place your g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/what-is-it-game-55/

The Mojave Phone Booth: The Loneliest Phone Booth in the World

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader book.In the 1960s, some miners put a phone booth in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Long after they left, the booth remained ... wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/the-mojave-phone-booth-the-loneliest-phone-booth-in-the-world/

Better than Rickrolled: Here's One From Family Guy

Here's Brian, the dog from Family Guy, singing the world's most famous tune (Come on, admit it, it's a catchy tune!) Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/better-than-rickrolled-heres-one-from-family-guy/

Biological Proof of Girls' Language Superiority Over Boys

It's long been known that girls develop superior language abilities earlier than boys, but until now, no one has any scientific proof. Now, researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Haifa got the biolo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/biological-proof-of-girls-language-superiority-over-boys/

I For One Welcome Our Comb Jelly ... Ancestor?

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your ancestor - in fact the ancestor of all animal life on Earth - the comb jelly.Biologist Casey Dunn of Brown University and colleagues used DNA data from various species to determine that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/i-for-one-welcome-our-comb-jelly-ancestor/

The Ultimate Anti-Burglar Device: Giant Catapult That Flings Poo

Don't mess with Joe Weston-Webb's business! He's devised what is probably the ultimate anti-burglar system after being targeted by vandalism, break-ins, and even arson:Every night Joe Weston-Webb loads chicken droppi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/the-ultimate-anti-burglar-device-giant-catapult-that-flings-poo/

Computer can Tell You What You're Looking at by Reading Your Mind

Neuroscientists from UC Berkeley have developed a rudimentary brain scanner that can "read your mind" to tell you what you're looking at:The scientists used a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/computer-can-tell-you-what-youre-looking-at-by-reading-your-mind/

Quote: Suicide is Nonexistent in Some Cultures

Suicide is non-existent among the Tiv of Nigeria, the Andaman Islanders, and the Yahgans of Tierra del Fuego.Suicide is present but very rare among black American females, Irish Catholics, Mexicans, and Muslims in Egypt;...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/quote-suicide-is-nonexistent-in-some-cultures/

Baby Can Read!

Elizabeth Barrett looks like any other 17-month-old babies, with one exception: she can read!Her mother Katy, a speech pathologist who is married to Michael, another speech pathologist, said that most people don't be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/06/baby-can-read/






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