Archive for September 9th, 2008

Google Mobile

(YouTube link) Another eerie episode of Google mischief from The Vacationeers, who brought you Google SMS, Google My Maps, Google Moon, and Google Maps. -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/google-mobile/

Chicken Manure to Power 90,000 Homes in the Netherlands!

Talk about a renewable energy source! Dutch agriculture minister Gerda Verburg unveiled a biomass power plant run exclusively on poultry manure, with a capacity of 36.5 megawatts. Situated in Moerdijk, the 150 milli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/chicken-manure-to-power-90000-homes-in-the-netherlands/

10 Incredible Underground Lakes and Rivers

Far below the Earth’s surface, where the sun rarely penetrates, is a world of twinkling glow worms, precious gems and limestone caves and mountains, a land inhabited by nature alone. Within this world are visions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/10-incredible-underground-lakes-and-rivers/

Pick Up Your Neglected Sensibles

Neglected Sensibles Shelter is a Flash microsite (epileptic warning: a couple seconds of flashing sequence) where you can regain your "sensible" (sensibility?).Apparently it's a small cuddly thing you can feed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/pick-up-your-neglected-sensibles/

Virtual Pet Spider

If cuddly little blob isn't your thing, here's a virtual pet spider you can drag around and feed little insects.An interactive Flash website by Tomas Eriksson, and needless to say, not for arachnophobics! Link - Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/virtual-pet-spider/

Wonderful Macro Photography of Dews

Photo: Steve took it [Flickr]Scienceray blog has a really neat post on macro photography of dew drops:In his poem Hyperion, Longfellow said, “Every dew-drop and rain-drop had a whole heaven within it." Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/wonderful-macro-photography-of-dews/

Viewing Hurricanes from Space

The Boston.com website has compiled a set of 25 impressive photos of hurricanes, as seen from orbit. The crew aboard the International Space Station was able to take a photo of Ike from 220 miles overhead last T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/viewing-hurricanes-from-space/

Invertebrate Astronauts

The toughest creatures on earth have survived a trip into space. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that survive extreme conditions that would kill most organisms. Last September, a colony of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/invertebrate-astronauts/

World Names Profiler

Enter your family name in the World Names Profiler and find out the distribution of that name around the world. I used my maiden name, married name, and the names of several other people and got the expected results fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/world-names-profiler/

Umbrella Today?

It's the simplest weather report ever! Will you need an umbrella today? Just enter your ZIP code (it only works for the US) and Umbrella Today will give you a yes or no answer. You can also sign up to get a text messag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/umbrella-today/

Ten things you don’t know about the Earth

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog (which is now a part of the Discover Magazine website) has some interesting facts about Mother Earth. Did you know that there are at least four natural objects in space that stick near th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/ten-things-you-dont-know-about-the-earth/

The Simpsons Intro in Lego

(YouTube link) YouTube member bulc96 won $40 in a contest with this video. -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/the-simpsons-intro-in-lego/

The First Penitentiary

Before the latter part of the 18th century, prison was a place to put people away and forget about them. Then the Quakers designed Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to make prisoners penitent and to encourage th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/the-first-penitentiary/

The Evolution of National Flags

Did you know that the current US flag was designed by a high school student for a class project? (He got a B, though his teacher changed it to an A after Congress accepted it as the national flag!)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/the-evolution-of-national-flags/

Attack of the Killer Balloons

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again During World War II, Japan had a secret weapon designed to spark a massive forest fire in the United States. Thanksfully, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/attack-of-the-killer-balloons/

The Flying Carpet Sofa

Behold the carpet sofas, creations of Dutch artist Tonio de Roover. The sofas, called "East Meets West," look like you're sitting on magic flying carpets! LinkSee more neat looking sofas at Freshome's 35 of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/the-flying-carpet-sofa/

The REAL Man Trap

How well do you know your animal traps? Our pal Rob H. of What is it? Blog has a neat featurette: a quiz of 28 of the strangest and most gruesome-looking animal traps.This one above is the man trap:A man trap, it was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/09/the-real-man-trap/
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