Archive for October 2nd, 2008

Star Trek Barbershop Quartet

(Video Link) The Hi-Fidelity Quartet performed this Barbershop song about Star Trek while acting out the roles of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty. Run time: 4.5 minutes. Additionally, here is a recording of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/star-trek-barbershop-quartet/

The World's Largest Record Collection

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo. Paul Mawhinney, is the owner of the World's largest record collection with an astonishing 3 million records with some so rare they cannot be found anywhere else in the World....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/the-worlds-largest-record-collection/

Cooking with Balls

Chef Ljubomir Erovic of Serbia has published the world's first cookbook on cooking with balls. No, he didn't mean that figuratively (like how to cook boldly or anything like that). He meant cooking testicles! The T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/cooking-with-balls/

Jurassic Brewery: Scientists Brewed Beer with 45 Million Years Old Yeast

Reviving an ancient organism is a story worthy of a science fiction epic. But in this case, forget Jurassic Park. Instead, think Jurassic Brewery.Here's the story of California Polytechnic State University scientist Raul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/jurassic-brewery-scientists-brewed-beer-with-45-million-years-old-yeast/

The Wall Street Trader Who Became a Monk

What should people who lost their cushy jobs on Wall Street do? According to this one guy who's been through it before, the answer is pretty simple: become a monk!Hristo Mishkov had a successful career as a broker on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/the-wall-street-trader-who-became-a-monk/

Diving with the Right Whale

Photo: Brian Skerry/National GeographicNational Geographic has a neat article about how the Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis), the "good, or true, whale of ice" is making a comeback. Ironically, the Ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/diving-with-the-right-whale/

Pet Custody Battle

The marriage (or relationship, in this case) may be over, but the custody battle has just begun. Kids? Nope ... pets!Who gets the dog, cat, horse or boa constrictor when the relationship ends?That question h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/pet-custody-battle/

Squirt-gun Assassin Game Blamed for Car Crashes

We covered the shadowy game of "squirt-gun assassin" before on Neatorama, but this news is rather disturbing: the game is blamed for car crashes as players try really hard to kill each other!"They keep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/squirt-gun-assassin-game-blamed-for-car-crashes/

Scientists Found that HIV Has Been Infecting Humans For More Than 100 Years

Scientists studying decades-old tissue samples from African hospital samples have found a preserved specimen of HIV that let them estimate when the virus first evolved:Using a technique called molecular clock analysi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/scientists-found-that-hiv-has-been-infecting-humans-for-more-than-100-years/

The Film Strip Version of Star Wars

(Video Link) Here is a 1978 film strip presentation by Pendulum Press of Episode IV of Star Wars. Run time: 20 Minutes. Via Topless Robot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/the-film-strip-version-of-star-wars/

Rick Roll'd By a Birthday Cake!

Jamie Laughlin made a birthday cake for her co-worker John Linn. A really big cake! When I first saw the monstrosity I thought, "My God! That thing's huge!" Little did I know its largest was simply the housing fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/rick-rolld-by-a-birthday-cake/

Offensive Weaponry

Israel has developed a new weapon that should be less harmful than the rubber bullets they use against protesters. It's a liquid called Skunk, to be deployed from a water cannon. Imagine the worst, most foul thing y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/offensive-weaponry/

The Fatty Melt

Another ingenious way to clog your arteries: The Fatty Melt. Make two grilled cheese sandwiches, grill a hamburger patty, then slip it between the two sandwiches. This would be three meals for me. Link -Thanks, rap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/the-fatty-melt/

Elephants in the Lobby

Believe it or not, an elephant in the lobby of this hotel is not a rare event! The Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia was built on a path the local elephants take to find wild mangoes. Andy Hogg,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/elephants-in-the-lobby/

Nikon Small World

Nikon presents the 34th Annual Small World Photomicrography Competition. The official judging is over, and the winners will be announced October 15th. Meanwhile, see the top entries and vote for the pictures you think ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/02/nikon-small-world/
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