Archive for September 15th, 2008

Instruments Not Found in Your High School Orchestra

I was in band and orchestra when I was in high school, but sadly, no one I know ever played the helicopter, the cucumberphone or their own hands. Oh well. Here are five instruments that might have you rethinking your o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/instruments-not-found-in-your-high-school-orchestra/

Giant Honeybees Use the "Wave" to Ward Off Predators

Scientists have discovered the reason behind the phenomenon of "shimmering" in giant honeybees: it's a defense mechanism against predatory hornets!In the PLoS ONE study, Gerald Kastberger and colleagues foc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/giant-honeybees-use-the-wave-to-ward-off-predators/

Raccoon House Party

Let's pause and take a breather from the meltdown on Wall Street. Here's the racoon dance party to take your mind off of The Mothers of All Mondays.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Davey!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/raccoon-house-party/

Mickey Mouse Must Die!

"One of Satan's soldiers." That's what a Saudi muslim cleric called Mickey Mouse, saying that the cartoon character must die:Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed the mouse is "one of Satan's soldiers"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/mickey-mouse-must-die/

Pink Ganesha with Sneakers CD Player

Photo: Michael RubensteinNational Geographic Traveler went to Mumbai, India, and found this beaut: a CD player topped with a modern interpretation of the Hindu elephant god Ganesha ... complete with sneakers!Links: Mumba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/pink-ganesha-with-sneakers-cd-player/

Hubble Space Telescop: What the Heck is That?

Here's a reminder that we really don't know much about the universe: the Hubble Space telescope found something that scientists couldn't make any sense of. The mystery object did not behave like any known ki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/hubble-space-telescop-what-the-heck-is-that/

Arrested Development Quiz

If you miss the TV show Arrested Development, you'll want to relive the memories with today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. The previous quiz on the show was so popular, part two is now up. http://www.mentalfloss.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/arrested-development-quiz/

Antarctic Vehicles

You can't just import your normal sedan to get around in Antarctica. Special conditions call for special vehicles. Pro Vehicles has a roundup of the Top 13 Polar Super Vehicles from Antarctic. This picture shows a stan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/antarctic-vehicles/

Unicycling the Himalayas

Steve Colligan plans to ride across the mountains of Nepal and Tibet on a unicycle! On the 23rd September 2008 I fly to Nepal, then onto Tibet. I am going to ride my unicycle 1000km (620 miles) across the Roof of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/unicycling-the-himalayas/

Dream Car 123

What weighs 8,000 pounds, turns on a dime, and looks like an Egyptian pyramid? The Dream Car 123! It may look like a pyramid, but it's outfitted like a tank and lights up in neon colors at night. The best part is that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/dream-car-123/

Knocking Down 30,000 Dominoes

With an amazing amount of patience and with a steady hand, 45 walls of Dominoes were carefully stacked using over 30,000 pieces!! And after it was completed, down it went with a slight push of the hand. Link: You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/knocking-down-30000-dominoes/

Neatorama Mystery Sale

What will you get for just $9.95?Hooray! Neatorama is having a Lucky Bag/Mystery Sale - For $9.95, you'll get ... well, it's a secret ... a mystery ... I can't tell you - that's the whole point of the sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/neatorama-mystery-sale/

Wim Delvoye: World's Most Badass Artist

Forget Banksy! The title of World's Most Badass Artist belongs to a Belgian conceptual artist named Wim Delvoye.Wim's quite famous for his unconventional art, many of which seem innocuous at a glance bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/wim-delvoye-worlds-most-badass-artist/

Konrad Zuse and the Z3 Computer in LEGO

Photo: nolnet [Flickr]For the Reasonably Clever Brick Science LEGO vignette competition, Mortiz Nolting made this wonderful diorama of Konrad Zuse in front of his masterpiece, the world's first programmable computer, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/konrad-zuse-and-the-z3-computer-in-lego/

Is There Anything That Can't be Made into a Sexy Halloween Costume?

Apparently not - pretty much everything under the sun can be made into randy costumes ...Stacy of I Met a Possum blog explores some of the more, um, unusual sexy Halloween costumes around: Link [don't worry, SFW]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/is-there-anything-that-cant-be-made-into-a-sexy-halloween-costume/

Evolutionist Sighting: Darwin Appears as a Stain on a Concrete Wall

Evolutionists rejoice! Darwin has made a miraculous appearance in a concrete wall:A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an ima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/evolutionist-sighting-darwin-appears-as-a-stain-on-a-concrete-wall/

Kungfu Restaurant

Photo: georgiajerm [Flickr]Is that a kungfu studio? A martial arts supply store? No - that is the Kungfu fast food restaurant chain in China! Super Punch blog has more pics: Link | So how's the food? Mad About Shanghai b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/kungfu-restaurant/

Dependence on Foreign Oil and Other American Economic Myths

David Saied, former Securities and Exchange Commissioner for Panama, wrote an interesting article for the libertarian think tank Ludwig von Mises Institute about America's economic myths. For example:Myth # 1: &q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/dependence-on-foreign-oil-and-other-american-economic-myths/

What NOT to Say to Your Pregnant Wife

Men, if your wives are pregnant, here is a handy list of things NOT to say:16 “Sure you’ll get your figure back — we’ll just search 1995 where you left it.”15 “Keys are on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/what-not-to-say-to-your-pregnant-wife/

Man Wants Attractive Flatmate Who Can Cook and Clean

Are you an attractive woman, between the ages of 18 and 26, and can cook and clean? Paul Eley, a 30-year-old finance guy in an investment company, has a proposal for you:I am looking for a new flatmate as my old one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/man-wants-attractive-flatmate-who-can-cook-and-clean/

Dog Saved Owner by Calling 911

Joe Stainaker's trained dog saved him when he had a seizure ... by calling 911!Buddy when the dog was 8 weeks old through the help of Paws With a Cause, an assistance animal adoption service.Stalnaker said t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/dog-saved-owner-by-calling-911/

Darth Vader in Bronze

Lawrence Noble, the artist who sculpted the famous bronze Yoda Fountain in Presidio (where Lucasfilm has an office), San Francisco, has just created the Darth Vader bronze sculpture. If you got $18,000, you too can have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/15/darth-vader-in-bronze/
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