Archive for August 28th, 2008

Do You Recognize This Face?

If you don't, it's OK, because this face does not exist. It's an age-enhanced childhood picture showing what Michael Jackson would look like now if he'd never had cosmetic surgery or other physical alterations. The pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/do-you-recognize-this-face/

Monetary Density

People often say "x is worth its weight in gold", but what does that really mean? Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories takes a look at the price per pound of things you'd never think of measuring or comparing, like coins an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/monetary-density/

Labor Day Weekend on TV

The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon is not the only television marathon happening this Labor Day Weekend. Interesting Pile has a list of the marathons various television networks will be running. Take your pick! I'm not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/labor-day-weekend-on-tv/

The Antique Poison Bottle Hall of Fame

I collect antique cobalt glass, and I would love to have this old poison bottle! It's part of the The Antique Poison Bottle Hall of Fame, where you'll find all kinds of poison bottles submitted by owners from all over....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/the-antique-poison-bottle-hall-of-fame/

Chinese Winged Cats

Cats with wings? The pictures are making the rounds of the internet, but it's not the first time. Link to pictures. Link to the explanation....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/chinese-winged-cats/

Why Flies are So Hard to Swat

Why are flies so hard to swat? Professor Michael Dickinson of Caltech, who spent two decades studying the neurobiology and biomechanics of locomotion in the annoying bugs (for real!) knew the answer: He took high-spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/why-flies-are-so-hard-to-swat/

Heated Car Seats are Frying Men's Sperms

Heated car seats are nice and toasty for your bottom, but it may prove be too toasty for men's sperms:Optimal sperm production requires a temperature 1 to 2 °C below the core body temperature of 37 &de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/heated-car-seats-are-frying-mens-sperms/

Imperfection is the Key to Perfect Teeth

Is there such a thing as being too perfect? Apparently so, at least in dentistry where perfectly symmetrical and overly white teeth actually make you less beautiful:Dr. Jeff Golub-Evans, a dentist on the Upp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/imperfection-is-the-key-to-perfect-teeth/

Discouraging Jaywalking by Humiliation

Shanghai police will try a new tactic to stop people from jaywalking: public humiliation! Shanghai police will post photos and videos of jaywalkers in newspapers and on TV in a bid to shame them out of breaking traff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/discouraging-jaywalking-by-humiliation/

The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Other Woodblock Prints by Hokusai

The Slorker blog has a really neat post about 36 Views of Mount Fuji, the artwork of Katsushika Hokusai. The first in the series of the early 1800s woodblock prints, titled The Great Wave off Kanagawa, is the most popula...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/the-great-wave-off-kanagawa-and-other-woodblock-prints-by-hokusai/

Star Wars Landspeeder by Daniel Deutsch

Photo: Daniel DeutschThat's a full-size and driveable replica of Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder from Star Wars, built by Daniel Deutsch in his own garage:We built this fiberglass replica landspeeder last spring from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/star-wars-landspeeder-by-daniel-deutsch/

Airline Removed Life Vests to Save Fuel

First they started charging for meals, pillows, and blankets. Now, one airline is taking an extreme step to save fuel by ... removing life vests to lighten the planes:An official with Air Canada's regional carrier Ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/airline-removed-life-vests-to-save-fuel/

Rescue Ink: Tough Softies Who Help Abused Animals

They may look like tough hellraisers, but these tattooed bikers are just big softies. Here's the story of Rescue Ink and their quest to save abused animals:THEY met on the local hot rod scene. They saw one another at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/rescue-ink-tough-softies-who-help-abused-animals/

Styrobot by Kevin Kelly and Son

Kevin Kelly has been saving styrofoam packing for five years and decided to make a robot out of it. Behold, the Styrobot! Check it out: Link - Thanks Ben!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/styrobot-by-kevin-kelly-and-son/

The Dead Sea is Dying

The Dead Sea, actually a salt lake between Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan, is dying and scientist are trying to find out a way to make the Dead Sea, ... well, live again:[The Dead Sea] relies on many small tributa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/the-dead-sea-is-dying/

10 Plunderful Dictators

Ty.rannosaur.us blog has an intriguing post about 10 dictators that plundered their countries. For example, take Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic in the 1970s:Bokassa never bothered to funnel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/10-plunderful-dictators/

Personalizing Your Pancakes

What method of pancake personalization works best - laser etching or screenprinting? Instructables user lamedust answers this obviously super-important question for us:Pancakes... Delicious pancakes. Imagine sitting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/personalizing-your-pancakes/

Steak and Strawberries: the Perfect Combination?

I admit I'm now curious: are strawberries and steak a good food combination? Do you eat them at the same time or are the strawberries just for dessert? Found at Incoherent Ravings of an Anglo-Americano, thanks Ariane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/steak-and-strawberries-the-perfect-combination/

10 American Icons Not Owned by America Anymore

Diana Wolf of mental_floss asked "When you think of 7-Eleven, the Chrysler Building, and Budweiser, what country comes to mind? "If you answer the United States, of course - then you're in for a big su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/10-american-icons-not-owned-by-america-anymore/

Inflation Makes Rat Meat Popular in Cambodia

Rising food prices in Cambodia has a particularly strange consequence: it makes rat meat more popular as inflation has put the price of other meat out of the reach of poor people!Spicy field rat dishes with garlic th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/inflation-makes-rat-meat-popular-in-cambodia/

Gene Therapy May Cure Deafness

Dr. John Brigande of the Oregon Hearing Research Center in Portland and colleagues succeeded in regrowing hair cells in the inner ear through gene therapy. Their technique may one day cure deafness from aging, disease an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/gene-therapy-may-cure-deafness/

This New School Uniform Sponsored By ...

Students in Kunming, China, are getting new school uniforms ... that are decked out in ads! The stylish orange jackets are covered with the logos of Marlboro, Ferrari, Vodafone and Shell:The parents were shocked to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/this-new-school-uniform-sponsored-by/

Are We Hurting Africa by Helping It?

This is going to be controversial, but bear with me for a second. Kevin Myers of the Irish Independent News of Ireland wrote an opinion piece baitingly titled "Africa is giving nothing to anyone - apart from AIDS.&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/are-we-hurting-africa-by-helping-it/

Heavy Metal Monk

The Ayatollah of Rock-n-Roll-a? Brother Cesare Bonizzi is a 62 year old Capuchin monk and former missionary from Italy. He attended a Metallica concert 15 years ago and found himself hooked on heavy metal:"I was ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/heavy-metal-monk/

What is it? Game 74

Today's collaboration with the What is it? blog brings us this strange object. Is it a weapon? Or simply a tool? Can you guess what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section - no prize this week, so you're playin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/28/what-is-it-game-74-2/
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