Archive for November 23rd, 2008

Bruce Lee Style Ping Pong

Here's a great mash-up done for a Nokia commercial of Bruce Lee playing ping pong as only he could. Hit play or go to YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/bruce-lee-style-ping-pong/

If the Book of Genesis Was a Facebook Page

College Humor presents the Book of Genesis, if it had originally been written as a Facebook page. The image above is the first page. http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1764710 via Geekologie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/if-the-book-of-genesis-was-a-facebook-page/

A Grape-Sized Single-Cell Organism

Trace fossils of the Cambrian Gromia sphaerica were recently discovered off the coast of the Bahamas. Although paleontologists had previously assumed that these were multicellular organisms, this particular set o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/a-grape-sized-single-cell-organism/

Toby the Dog and Sheila the Duck: A Really Strange Relationship

This YouTube video is about Toby the dog and Sheila the duck who adopted him at the Mac Kenzie farm. The video, first spotted at Cute Overload, has gone viral because of the sheer WTF-ishness of it (is that a word? No? I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/toby-the-dog-and-sheila-the-duck-a-really-strange-relationship/

Girl Survives 118 Days Without a Heart

When Dzhana Simmons' heart became weakened and enlarged so it couldn't pump blood, she underwent a heart transplant. But when that heart failed, doctors scrambled to hook her up to a machine: she survives 118 days withou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/girl-survives-118-days-without-a-heart/

Biggest Pranks in Geek History

TIME has a fascinating account of the 10 biggest pranks in geek history. This one is the infamous Hollywood sign prank, perpetrated by (who else?) Caltech students:During Hollywood's centennial in 2003, Caltech's Pra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/biggest-pranks-in-geek-history/

Proven by Science: Surfing the Internet is Good for Teens

Scientists have finally proven parents wrong ... surfing the Internet is actually good for teenagers! Kids, print this out before the vast parents conspiracy shuts this down ...Surfing the internet, playing games and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/proven-by-science-surfing-the-internet-is-good-for-teens/

Saturn's Aurora

That's an infrared image of an aurora on Saturn's polar cap, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft:Energetic particles, crashing into the upper atmosphere cause the aurora, shown in blue, to glow brightly at 4 microns (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/saturns-aurora/

Mailman Steve: Hero for Failing to Deliver (Junk) Mail

Meet Mailman Steve. He was a letter carrier who became a local hero for failing to deliver (junk mail, that is):"Mailman Steve" -- a pudgy, kindly 58-year-old who toiled along a route in a rapidly growing n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/mailman-steve-hero-for-failing-to-deliver-junk-mail/

WEEE Man

He's seven meters tall and weighs three metric tons. He is WEEE Man! This sculpture stands at the Eden Project in Cornwall, after his debut at the South Bank in London. The British Royal Society of Arts had WEEE Man bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/weee-man/

Stand By Me

Mark Johnson traveled the world to record musicians all performing the same song. The result is an uplifting and entertaining music video of Stand By Me. There will be a documentary film "Playing for Change: P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/stand-by-me/

Microscopic Light Sabers for Drug Delivery

A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland has developed a machine only 2 millimeters wide that can fire a tiny laser beam so accurately that it can puncture individual cells! The device was developed by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/microscopic-light-sabers-for-drug-delivery/

Poitou Donkeys

The Poitou region of France spawned the Poitou donkey, a large hairy breed that almost died out thirty years ago. The Poitou comes from the Equus asinus species and is - basically - a donkey with dreadlocks. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/poitou-donkeys/

Dismal Scores for Civics Test

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) administered a 33 question basic civics test to 2,500 randomly-selected people. Included were some who identified themselves as "elected officials", although the story does not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/dismal-scores-for-civics-test/

Japanese Man Lives In Airport For No Reason

It sounds like someone took Tom Hank's role in Terminal too seriously. Japanese citizen, Hiroshi Nohara, has decided to live in the Mexico City airport for 3 months and with apparently no reason. Since September 2, hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/japanese-man-lives-in-airport-for-no-reason/

9 Sickeningly Sexist Ads

Ah, misogyny, one of the final frontiers of terrible, terrible inequalities in our society. It's amazing that only in the 60's sexism was so prevailent in advertising. Sometimes you see ads these days and think how pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/23/9-sickeningly-sexist-ads/




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