Archive for September 28th, 2008

Slime Molds

Slime and mold are two words guaranteed to send a shiver down many a spine. However, plasmodial slime molds, fungus - like organisms with about eight hundred and fifty species worldwide - possess a strange beauty t...

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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Two great tastes that some say taste great together. Find the recipe for Bacon Cinnamon Rolls at Bacon Today. If you try these, let us know what you think! Link -via Cynical-C...

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Squid Hat

If you've ever had the hankering to wear a squid on your head, now you can do just that. Etsy seller Josh Freeman has squid hat/pillows in lavender, red, blue, and other colors. Link -Thanks, Lotta! ...

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Happy Deathday, Edgar Allan Poe!

We're coming up on the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's 1849 death, which is rather fitting since we're coming up on Halloween. I know; Poe was more than the Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/happy-deathday-edgar-allan-poe/

A Short History of the White House Garden

[YouTube - Link] The White House grounds has always had a rich history of political intrigue, drama, and fascinatingly...gardening. It would seem that as each President took office they would add a little something...

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The Dot Matrix Revolution

DOT MATRIX REVOLUTION* from superbrothers on Vimeo. Here's a really neat video all about the history of computing. Usually, one would be hard pressed to compact all that information into a simple little lecture b...

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Red Mark of Death

Photo: fixbuffalo [Flickr]The "Red Mark of Death" is left Government inspectors on condemned buildings slated for demolition in Buffalo, New York. Flick user fixbuffalo has an interesting Flickr photoset of the...

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Burger Wedding Cake

Tom and Kerry Watts love burgers. So when they got married, it was only natural that their wedding cake was shaped like a huge burger! Firefighter Tom, 36, said: "Not only did I get to marry the woman of my drea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/burger-wedding-cake/

Man Survived Being Hit by Car, Then Train Hours Later

For an unlucky man, Robert Evans is incredibly lucky: the homeless man was hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident, and when he walking from a hospital to his camp for that, he was hit by a train and survived!"He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/man-survived-being-hit-by-car-then-train-hours-later/

LeMons: Racing Junk Cars

Photo: Fabrizio Constantini / NY TImesLe Mans is a prestigious French endurance car race lasting 24 hours, which is "nasty, brutish, and not short enough," according to Jay Lamm. So he created LeMons as an homa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/lemons-racing-junk-cars/

Homeowner Shot Teenage Intruder Over Twinkies

In the State of Texas, homeowners have the right to use deadly force to protect their lives and property. But the case of Jose Luis Gonzalez sparked a controversy when the jury found him not guilty for shooting a teenage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/homeowner-shot-teenage-intruder-over-twinkies/

Is a Dead Worm in Your Fish Dinner a Health Violation?

One minute you're eating fried fish in your favorite restaurant, and the next you're spitting out worms.Now, is that a health code violation? If you say yes, you'd be wrong:Kelly McCoy, a representative with the Sacr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/is-a-dead-worm-in-your-fish-dinner-a-health-violation/

No More Needles: New Needle-Free Syringe Invention

Psst, needlephobics! (You know who you are!) Are you afraid of shots? Investor Yoshio Oyama has invented something for you: a convenient needle-free syringe that use air pressure to deliver drugs.Yoshio's system is calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/no-more-needles-new-needle-free-syringe-invention/

Coin Lamp

This lamp by designer Jethro Macey requires you to insert a coin before it lights up. Coin Lamp is the first product in a range based on the concept of values and reward, it subtly heightens awareness of consumpti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/coin-lamp/

light-Bot Flash Game

light-Bot is an easy to learn and surprisingly fun Flash game by Coolio_Niato where you have to guide a little robot to light up a certain square.It starts out easy, but it gets harder ...Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/light-bot-flash-game/

Wait, Why Is It $700 Billion Exactly?

Congress is burning the midnight oil negotiating over the bailout package, and I bet you dollar to donuts it'll happen soon. But have you ever wonder how they arrived at the magic number of $700 billion figure for the ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/wait-why-is-it-700-billion-exactly/

Belly Dancer Turned Princess Leia Slave Girl Into a Career

Belly dancer Amira Sa'id has both beauty and brains (her college degree is in physics). And now, she also has a following of geeks who are enthralled by her rendition of Princess Leia belly dancing!When she returned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/belly-dancer-turned-princess-leia-slave-girl-into-a-career/

New Mersenne Prime Number Discovered: Its 13 Million Digits Long!

UCLA mathematician Edson Smith and colleagues have found a really, really large prime number: it's 13 million digits long!The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/28/new-mersenne-prime-number-discovered-its-13-million-digits-long/
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