Archive for July 25th, 2008

Otter Nonsense!

[YouTube - Link] It's Friday. So, what does this mean? Time to drown ourselves in furry Otter madness. I present to you baby Otters and tons of them squeaking and quieting down in unison at the New Forest Otter, O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/otter-nonsense/

Lemurs Find a "Natural High"

The lemurs of Madagascar are millipede junkies. Who knew?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/lemurs-find-a-natural-high/

Nuclear Nightmares: Twenty Years Since Chernobyl by Knoth and de Jong

MINSK, BELARUS: Twin brothers Michael and Vladimir Iariga, 16 years old. Michael, with hydrocephalus, is 5 minutes older than Vladimir, who is deaf. (Photo: Robert Knoth)The Chernobyl disaster may seem like a distant mem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/nuclear-nightmares-twenty-years-since-chernobyl-by-knoth-and-de-jong/

Kid Found 2.75-carat Diamond in the Crater of Diamonds State Park

We posted about the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas before, where teenager Nicole Ruhter found a 2.93-carat "Pathfinder Diamond." Well, it turns out that the state park is living up to its moniker as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/kid-found-275-carat-diamond-in-the-crater-of-diamonds-state-park/

Laptop Handle, PC Style!

Instructable user jopensopen is sick and tired of lugging his old Dell Latitude CPI laptop - it's heavy and awkward to carry as it has no handle. He probably has in mind the sleek Apple MacBook handle mod we've featured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/laptop-handle-pc-style/

What is at the Center of the Earth?

So, you probably've seen the ad or trailer for Brendan Fraser's new movie based on Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Looks like it's going to be a neat movie, but what *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/what-is-at-the-center-of-the-earth/

Randy Pausch, "Last Lecture" Professor, RIP

When Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch learned that he only had months to live, he turned his last lecture in September 2007 into a lesson on life. The lecture, titled Really Achieving Your Childhood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/randy-pausch-last-lecture-professor-rip/

Micro Compact Home

That is the m-ch or micro compact home, a 2.6m cube lightweight compact house designed for one person or an agoraphobic couple. Its inventor, Prof. Richard Horden, wrote:The micro compact home [m-ch] is a lightweight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/micro-compact-home/

Soup Bowl Table

You've got to be a) really hungry or b) don't mind sharing food with your friends to dine at this soup bowl table! "Fruchtsuppe" soup bowl/table is designed by Professor Alexa Lixfeld and students from the HfbK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/soup-bowl-table/

Felted Household Appliances

Photo: Hans TanSome artists make cute little felted things - but not French designer Lise Lefebvre: for her art thesis project, titled "The aesthetics of domestic sound," she created a series of "acoustica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/felted-household-appliances/

Hero Tattoos

Turn that nasty scar from your childhood appendectomy into something way cooler, like a bear attack or something. Spin your own tale of machismo with (temporary) Tattoos for Heroes by Miss Geschick & Lady La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/hero-tattoos/

Eco-Friendly Dance Clubs

Dutch researchers are trying to channel the energy of people in dance clubs into electricity to power said clubs.  Here's a one-minute video from the BBC and National Geographic: [YouTube Link] http://www.amazon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/eco-friendly-dance-clubs/

Cat Sends Man to Psych Ward

After finding Chris Muth of Brooklyn barricaded in a neighbor's apartment, police took him to a psych ward, where he was confined for six days. He has the “bizarre delusion [that he] was trying to ‘save’ a ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/25/cat-sends-man-to-psych-ward/






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