Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Robin Williams Hijacked a BBC Debate

Right before a special BBC America World Debate on the future of news during the TED 2008 conference in Monterey, California, the crew had a technical difficulty.Suddenly, a heckler spoke up from the back of the room: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/robin-williams-hijacked-a-bbc-debate/

The Animated History of Stonehenge

Here's another goodie from the BBC: the animated history of Stonehenge - where you can watch 4,500 years of history behind the iconic monument in just about a minute. It's quite interesting!Link [BBC Flash video] - T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/the-animated-history-of-stonehenge/

The Diesel Tree

With the price of diesel skyrocketing (prompting independent truckers to strike yesterday), it's interesting to note that Mother Nature has actually made a tree that produce natural diesel! Treehugger has the story:A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/the-diesel-tree/

The Weird and Wild Flavors of BeanBoozled Jelly Belly

Some years after Jelly Belly released the Bertie Bott's Jelly Bean (inspired by the Harry Potter book series), they came out with these weirdly and wildly flavored jelly beans, BeanBoozled.Candy Addict blog reviewed some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/the-weird-and-wild-flavors-of-beanboozled-jelly-belly/

Teeny Tiny Prehistoric Insects Found in Amber

Examples of virtual 3D extraction of organisms embedded in opaque amber: a) Gastropod Ellobiidae; b) Myriapod Polyxenidae; c) Arachnid; d) Conifer branch (Glenrosa); e) Isopod crustacean Ligia; f) Insect hymenopteran Fal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/teeny-tiny-prehistoric-insects-found-in-amber/

Anmani

Here’s a wonderful gallery of painted hand art inspired by and a tribute to the work of the late Mario Mariotti, which you have probably seen in email forwards. Produced by Tidò Communication in collaboration with t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/anmani/

Opening Day Snow

The Cleveland Indians found the playing field covered with snow on opening day 2007. Grounds crews went to work, and so did Dale Omori with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who took this time-lapse video. As the snow kept fal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/opening-day-snow/

Dot Dot Dot Com Redux

The Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is a sequel to the earlier Dot Dot Dot Com quiz. Do you know who the generic-sounding URL belongs to? These 15 aren’t so obvious. Although I had to guess at all of them, I scored 73...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/dot-dot-dot-com-redux/

Mustang Skintight Stretchjeans

Behold - the Mustang Skintight Stretchjean fan video series: [YouTube Link] [YouTube Link]Apparently, this Stretchtight Skinjean craze is sweeping the more rural parts of Nordic country; taking Norway and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/mustang-skintight-stretchjeans/

That's what friends are for

http://view.break.com/479183 - Watch more free videos September 4, 1993. The scene: Seth's Bar Mitzvah. It was great to see Seth's loving family come together for a rousing karaoke rendition of "That's what friends ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/thats-what-friends-are-for/

Tooth Regeneration

Scientists are working on making teeth regrow the crystals that make up dentin and enamel. This process could eliminate drilling and filling to combat tooth decay. Sally Marshall, a professor at the University of Califor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/tooth-regeneration/

Wee Beasties

The recent video of a velvet worm may have given you the willies, but you’ll love the tiny whimsical paintings of Nathan Mazur! While browsing through an art supply store, local cartoonist and animator, Nathan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/wee-beasties/

Dog Saves Baby Kangaroo

A four-month old kangaroo was in his mother’s pouch when she was killed by a car in Torquay, Victoria, Australia. The unharmed joey would normally have died, but Rex the mixed-breed dog took the roo to his owner, Leoni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/dog-saves-baby-kangaroo/

Wal-Mart Reverses Itself and Lets Disabled Woman Keep Her Money

Before this story went 'round the Interweb:Wal-Mart spokesman John Simley, who called Debbie Shank’s case "unbelievably sad," replied in a statement: "Wal-Mart’s plan is bound by very speci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/wal-mart-reversed-itself-and-lets-disabled-woman-keep-her-money/

10 Neat Facts About ... Rick Astley!

Photo: krisez [Flickr]All right, 'fess up: how many of you were Rickrolled yesterday on April Fools' Day?With all the Rickrolling goin' on these past few months, most of us don't really know much about Rick Astley, the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/02/10-neat-facts-about-rick-astley/




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