Archive for March 22nd, 2008

Spelling With Sheep

Farmer David Kennard has himself some very talented sheepdogs. His team of Collies carefully round up a flock of sheep, and with the help of their master, welcome the coming of Spring by spelling out the word with sheep!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/spelling-with-sheep/

Trivia: Solar Energy = 1 Trillion 1 Megaton Atom Bombs Per Second

Every second, the sun produces more energy than human civilizations have ever produced in history.Indeed, every second, the sun produces about 400 trillion trillion watts of energy. That's the equivalent of a trillion 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/trivia-solar-energy-1-trillion-1-megaton-atom-bombs-per-second/

The Quest for the Perfect Battery

The Economist has an interesting article on the next big thing in automotive industry: the quest in search of the perfect battery.Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which helped to make the mobile-phone revolution p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/the-quest-for-the-perfect-battery/

Knitted False Boobs Help Teach New Moms to Breastfeed

Members of the Chorley and South Ribble Knit and Natter Group in Lancashire, England, decided to knit something useful for new mothers learning to breastfeed: knitted breasts![Breastfeeding Network] helper Sara Cooks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/knitted-false-boobs-help-teach-new-moms-to-breastfeed/

Wikipedia's Identity Crisis: Keep or Delete Trivia?

Our beloved Wikipedia, the encyclopedia anyone can edit, is having an identity crisis: does it include all knowledge no matter how trivial, or does it adopt a more stringent editorial guideline to enhance its re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/wikipedias-identity-crisis-keep-or-delete-trivia/

iPhone and the "Pursuit of Truth"

New technology brings new (bad) habits, and the iPhone is no different. Michelle Quinn of the Los Angeles Times writes about how the iPhone is changing "a lighthearted conversation into the Pursuit of Truth":*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/iphone-and-the-pursuit-of-truth/

Euro, the Currency of Choice for Drug Traffickers

Here's an unexpected outcome of the weakening dollar: more and more drug traffickers are going to Europe! Even as the dea has made it more bothersome to bring coke into the United States, the sliding dollar has made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/euro-the-currency-of-choice-for-drug-traffickers/

Quote: John Barrymore on Old Age

"A man is not old until regrets take place of dreams." - John Barrymore, actor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/quote-john-barrymore-on-old-age/

"Amazing Grace" with Overtones

In this video, a singer uses an overtone technique -- similar to Tuvan throat singing -- to produce a lovely rendition of "Amazing Grace." If you are not used to listening to overtone singing, listen for the high-pitch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/amazing-grace-with-overtones/

Pyro Custom Figurine/Candlestick

It's a mystery to me why Team Fortress 2 action figures aren't on sale, but sculptor Quasimodox has made a terrific Pyro figurine/candlestick out of Super Sculpey. Go here to see more photos and read an interview wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/pyro-custom-figurinecandlestick/

A Town called Dildo.

Dildo [Wikipedia] is a town on the southeastern Dildo Arm of Trinity Bay on the island of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is about 100 kilometres west-northwest of St. John's. Dildo has a fast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/a-town-called-dildo/

Ice Fishing Mishap

You can’t assume that the ice is safe to park on just because everyone else is doing it. See more pictures at English Russia. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/ice-fishing-mishap/

2007 YouTube Video Awards

The winners of the 2007 YouTube Video Awards were announced yesterday. The best videos were named in various categories, many of which have been featured on Neatorama over the past year. The awards were based on votes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/22/2007-youtube-video-awards/






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