Archive for May 1st, 2008

Maker Faire Bay Area 2008 Photo Gallery

Maker Faire is this weekend in San Francisco. Scott Beale of Laughing Squid has already posted a gallery full of fascinating photos....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/maker-faire-bay-area-2008-photo-gallery/

Synchronization

(YouTube link) Synchronization of 5 coupled metronomes in Lancaster University. Pretty neat. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/synchronization/

Barack Obama vs. Mike Gravel

I'm a fan of both Barack Obama AND Mike Gravel, but I don't know quite what to make of this new video by my amigo "rx" of Dick is a Killer fame. Here's his YouTube channel. Enjoy - or flame away!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/barack-obama-vs-mike-gravel/

Cat juggling!

OK - not Cat Juggling*, but something almost as good. Baby dropping! Even better, perhaps? YouTube. *First person in comments to correctly identify the "cat juggling" reference WITHOUT THE AID OF GOOGLE gets a ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/cat-juggling/

D.C. Madam Found Dead: Was it Really Suicide?

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who was convicted of running a high-end prostitution ring in the nation's capital (her nickname is the "D.C. Madam"), was found dead of an apparent suicide today (CNN and ABC News have th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/dc-madam-found-dead-was-it-really-suicide/

The Man Who Regrew His Finger

We've posted about the "magical" power of the pig bladder powder to regrow finger a couple of months ago - and now, the BBC has an interview with the man who regrew his finger, Lee Spievak.Link (BBC Media Playe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/the-man-who-regrew-his-finger/

CEO Brings Yak to Office. Yes, Yak.

To foster a fun and creative work environment, more and more companies are having "take your pet to work" day. But Jim Harding, CEO of a Seattle start-up tech company Cirqe went a step further: he took his yak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/ceo-brings-yak-to-office-yes-yak/

Postal Worker Suspended for ... Wearing the Wrong Shorts!

UK postman Adam Williamson got suspended from his job at the Royal Mail and was even escorted home by the police because he showed up at work wearing non-regulation shorts:When postman Adam Williamson found he could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/postal-worker-suspended-for-wearing-the-wrong-shorts/

Army Study: Bad Recruits Make Good Soldiers

According to an Army study, recruits with criminal, bad driving or drug record (therefore require special waivers to enlist) have more discipline problems and are more likely to drop out because of alcohol problems than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/army-study-bad-recruits-make-good-soldiers/

Silly Political Parties (of the non-elephant-or-donkey variety)

It's only April. That means we have another six months to hear all about the upcoming U.S. presidential election. While it's obviously a very important decision that we all need to be well-informed about, I must admit,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/silly-political-parties-of-the-non-elephant-or-donkey-variety/

History’s Mysteries

15 Historical Events That Fascinate Us brings us the short version of the most puzzling pieces of our history. The wonders of the ancient world, rumored treasures no one has found, lost civilizations, technology that s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/historys-mysteries/

Skin Cells Made into Heart Cells

Scientists at UCLA have succeeded in reprogramming stem cells from mouse skin to become functioning cardiac cells. This is the first trial to find that partially differentiated, or iPS cells that don’t involve embyos o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/skin-cells-made-into-heart-cells/

Tetris Theme on Bottles

(College Humor link) Someone in the comments at Digg suggested that after this and the radio-controlled car doing the Mario theme, the next video should be the Halo theme done by cat yodeling. -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/tetris-theme-on-bottles/

Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters

They’re big, they’re buoyant, and when they fail, they might stay right where they are for many years. Dark Roasted Blend has a whole fleet of shipwrecks and abandoned boats for you to see. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/shipwrecks-and-sea-disasters/

The Toughest Movie Characters of All Time

Unlike so many lists you see on the internet, this one encompasses cinema history more than thirty years back. Cultcase looked at classic films to find the toughest (male) characters in cinema history. No special effects...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/the-toughest-movie-characters-of-all-time/

What is it? Game 60 (Neatorama T-Shirt Prizes!)

This week's collaboration with What is it? Blog brings us this strange apparatus. The first person who guessed what it is for correctly and incorrect but funniest guess will each win a free Neatorama T-shirt*/str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/what-is-it-game-60-neatorama-t-shirt-prizes/

James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti

I was fascinated by this collaborative performance of "Man's World." I guess I'm not the only one, because the YouTube video has 3+ million views on it. The performance must have been fairly recent, because both of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/01/james-brown-and-luciano-pavarotti/






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