Archive for May 29th, 2008

Impatient Kittens

(YouTube link) This is obviously a case of life or death, from the kitten’s point of view. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/impatient-kittens/

Monkey Thinks Robot into Action

A monkey at the University of Pittsburgh is able to use a robotic arm to feed himself using only the power of brain signals. "It's the first time a monkey--or a human--is directly, with their brain, controlling a r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/monkey-thinks-robot-into-action/

Oldest Live Birth Captured in Fish Fossil

A fossil fish, estimated at 380 million years old, has been discovered in the act of giving birth. The fish and her offspring died while still connected by an umbilical cord. Dubbed "mother fish" by the scientists w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/oldest-live-birth-captured-in-fish-fossil/

Analogy

Analogy is the name of a clock by designer Jesson Yip. Analogy is a typographic clock which fuses the immediacy of digital with the visual-spatial quality of analogue into a new hybrid format. Presenting an everyd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/analogy/

Dutch Cargo Bicycle

What do you get when you cross a bicycle with a wheelbarrow? Why, this awesome Dutch cargo bike that can carry up to three young children!It looks like a wheelbarrow attached to a bike - but transport experts believe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/dutch-cargo-bicycle/

Possum Rescued From Toilet!

Miss Cellania posted about a raccoon that had to be rescued after falling into a garbage dumpster ... well, that's nothing compared to the travail this critter had to go through: When it comes to toilets, there's a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/possum-rescued-from-toilet/

Cops and Burglars Raid the Same House!

Bad Idea: committing a crime in generalReally Bad Idea: Burgling a houseNeatorama-worthy: Burgling a house, while the cops are inside!Here's a strange story of what-a-co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/cops-and-burglars-raid-the-same-house/

Zip Line Smugglers

Some smugglers dug tunnels (hard work!), others try to slip their contraband through customs. These enterprising smugglers in Hong Kong had a better idea: they used a zip line!Sixteen members of a smuggling gang in C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/zip-line-smugglers/

Guerrilla Gardening

Most people simply ignore a sad traffic median full of weed, but not this guy: Scott took it on his own to create a "traffic median oasis" by secretly planting it. Turns out, he's not a lone - there's a growing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/guerrilla-gardening/

Seven Famous Sets of Conjoined Twins

I've always been fascinated by the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, thanks in large part to the plaster cast there of Chang and Eng, the reason the term "Siamese Twins" came about (is that a politically incorrect term now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/seven-famous-sets-of-conjoined-twins/

Fullmoon by Sotirios Papadopoulos: Furniture with Lunar Glow

Behold the "Fullmoon" credenza by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO. The piece is painted with glow-in-the-dark paint called Ecolightinside, so the furniture gives off a soft glow in the dark: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/fullmoon-by-sotirios-papadopoulos-furniture-with-lunar-glow/

The 6 Most Badass Stunts Ever Pulled in the Name of Science

Cracked has a rundown of 5 scientists who performed experiments on themselves and and one facility that will make you cringe. Usually I recommend an article based on the subject matter (which is fascinating here), but th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/the-6-most-badass-stunts-ever-pulled-in-the-name-of-science/

Just for the Halibut

A fish over eight feet long is thought to be the largest line-caught halibut ever! Fisherman Soren Bec landed the fish off the coast of Norway after a “titanic struggle.” The trophy measure 8’ 1” and weighs 31 st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/just-for-the-halibut/

Bass Instrument Made With Balloons

Balloon twister Addi Somekh gives a demonstration on making a Bass Instrument with balloons. The instrument is based on the balloon resonator originally concieved by Canadian twister Sean Rooney. Link: YouTube B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/bass-instrument-made-with-balloons/

What Is It? Game 64

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange device: what is it for?Place your guess in the comment section - no prize this week, you're playing for bragging rights and fun only. For more clues, che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/what-is-it-game-64/

World Record Attempt Thwarted Because ... the Balloon Flew Away!

I still remember losing my grip on a balloon and watching it fly away when I was a small kid, so I can totally sympathize with Michel Fournier. See, the French daredevil wanted to set the world record for free falling fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/world-record-attempt-thwarted-because-the-balloon-flew-away/

Aryan Outfitters: Old Lady is Tailor to the KKK

58-year-old Miss Ruth is tailor to one of the world's most hateful (and hated) group, the Ku Klux Klan:Coming from five generations of Ku Klux Klan members, 58-year-old "Ms. Ruth" sews hoods and robes for K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/aryan-outfitters-old-lady-is-tailor-to-the-kkk/

Trivia: Yale's Mascot "Handsome Dan" is One Ugly Dog

Handsome Dan is the bulldog mascot of Yale's football team.Princeton had a tiger as a mascot and Harvard had the "Orange Man," a stand-in for Puritan John Harvard. So, in 1889, Yale undergraduate student Andrew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/trivia-yales-mascot-handsome-dan-is-one-ugly-dog/

Drop-Dead Brilliant Ads for Evil Dead: The Musical

I'm loving these ads for Evil Dead: The Musical, which use iconic images from other famous musicals ... but with a zombie twist! The tagline "It's like the musicals you love, only evil" is golden!Via Ads of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/drop-dead-brilliant-ads-for-evil-dead-the-musical/

10 Most Memorable NES Minibosses

In video games, final bosses get all the glory. I mean you probably remember Bowser and Mother Brain ... but what about those mini bosses, "the assistant managers of evil"?Crave Online has a neat run down of 10...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/10-most-memorable-nes-minibosses/

Impulse Generator Creates Indoor Lightning

You're looking at an impulse generator at the National Grid High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Manchester. No, it's not a part of a Star Trek spaceship, but it does something pretty cool: it lets researchers st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/impulse-generator-creates-indoor-lightning/

Missing Man Found Dressed Like Doctor With Dead Deer In Stolen Ambulance

Here's the story, from a Sun-Sentinel article in 2005 ... it's just like what it said on the headline:A man reported missing from a Florida hospital was found in North Carolina dressed like a doctor and driving a sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/missing-man-found-dressed-like-doctor-with-dead-dear-in-stolen-ambulance/

Quote: Helen Keller on Security

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. . .Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. . . Life is either a dari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/29/quote-helen-keller-on-security/






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