Archive for February 26th, 2009

Caboodle Ranch

(YouTube link) Craig Grant spent $100,000 to provide a good home on 30 acres for nearly 500 cats! Caboodle Ranch is 50 miles from Tallahassee, Florida, and features shelters fashioned after small town buildin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/caboodle-ranch/

Bars of Black and White

In this fun click-through game from Gregory Weir, they're out to get you. They're always watching. And they've always been there. But maybe, just maybe, you can find a way to escape them... Link via JayIsG...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/bars-of-black-and-white/

Handmade Coraline Doll

I figured it was only a matter of time before little Coralines started popping up on the craft sites. Craftster purplekappa made this one for her daughter, and I must say, it's pretty perfect. She even comes with Wybi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/handmade-coraline-doll/

LEGO Minifigs: The Best Business Cards Ever!

For someone that works at LEGO, this is a functional business card that also happens to be an iconic toy! Moreover, they even try to match the look of the minifig (gender, hair, and glasses) to the person.Link - via Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/lego-minifigs-the-best-business-cards-ever/

The Impeachment and Trial of John F. Kennedy

I'm a big fan of the genre of fiction known as alternate history. That's why I'm excited about a new novel by Harry Turtledove and Bryce Zabel called Winter of Our Discontent: The Impeachment and Trial of John F. Ken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/the-impeachment-and-trial-of-john-f-kennedy/

Your Butt is Killing the Rainforest

Here's something for you to ponder the next time you're in the bathroom: American's love for soft toilet paper is ecologically hard on forests!... fluffiness comes at a price: millions of trees harvested in North Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/your-butt-is-killing-the-rainforest/

Good Samaritan Saved People From Being Hit By A Car, Got Jaywalking Ticket

Remember the adage "no good deed goes unpunished?" Well, Jim Moffett was helping two elderly women and a man cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when a pickup went straight at them - Jim pushed the three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/good-samaritan-saved-people-from-being-hit-by-a-car-got-jaywalking-ticket/

The Oldest Words in the English Language

Mark Pagel, evolutionary biologist at the University of Reading, and colleagues have identified some of the oldest words in the English language using computer analyses:Reading University researchers claim "I&qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/the-oldest-words-in-the-english-language/

The Galaxy May Have 100 Billion Earth-like Planets

Is life on Earth special? Not according to Carnegie Institution's astronomer Alan Boss. The author of the new book The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets predicted that there may be 100 billion Eart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/the-galaxy-may-have-100-billion-earth-like-planets/

Magnet Mania

Watch this series of slow-motion videos in which 90 small magnets are laid out in a matrix. Then another magnet is dropped on top, which upsets the matrix and causes the magnets to realign, assembling themselves into, um...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/magnet-mania/

Bank Fees on Unemployment Benefits

Thirty states have deals with large banks to deposit unemployment benefits. Many of the banks then issue a prepaid debit card to jobless people. On the surface, it looks like a simple deal. In practice, recipients are fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/bank-fees-on-unemployment-benefits/

The Teenager Audio Test

Can you hear the sound in the clip at this site? I can't, but that's not surprising. It can generally only be heard by people under the age of 25. Those who can hear it say it's pretty annoying. Some older folks use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/the-teenager-audio-test/

Blog Post Helps Man Find Family Roots

The chances had to be a million to one. When I traveled around the world for six months in 2007, I blogged about every place I visited. Because Matten, Switzerland was one of my most picturesque destinations, I feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/blog-post-helps-man-find-family-roots/

The 15 Strangest College Courses In America

Some really bizarre classes that are honestly offered at colleges include "Underwater Basket Weaving", "The Joy Of Garbage", and "Far Side Entomology". The professor who teaches the class &q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/the-15-strangest-college-courses-in-america/

Hamster-Controlled Roomba

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doQvWsJRCPs][YouTube - Link]Technically it's an iRobot, but it's pretty much the same thing. It kinda reminds me of Dr. Robotnik's creations, only alot less evil. - via MakeFrom th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/hamster-controlled-roomba/

Would You Put Me Down, Please?

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew were scanning Google Earth and came upon a forest in Mozambique that had never been mapped, so they set out to see what they could find. They found the forest of Mount Mab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/would-you-put-me-down-please/

Kodachrome Dreams

Not too long ago a small local newspaper up here in Maine ran an article about a guy who had collected countless rolls of undeveloped film.  It started with one roll of Kodachrome from a discarded camera but soon be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/kodachrome-dreams/

Sea Otter Boogers

These Japanese snacks are actually called "Sea Otter Boogers" and apparently are quite tasty treats made of candied black beans. They're yours for only about $6, of course, you have to speak Japanese to order them....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/sea-otter-boogers/

Crushingly Beautiful Egg Shell Art

This egg shell art is truly stunning. InventorSpot has more pictures of these lovely, detailed art pieces by artist Ron Cheruka. LinkArt, design, beauty, talent, pretty, skill, eggs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/crushingly-beautiful-egg-shell-art/

Christian Faur's Crayon Pixel-Art

It's amazing what some people can creatively do with everyday objects, and Christian Faur has recently dropped my jaw ... He makes pixel-art out of crayons, No not drawing with them, but using them stacked in a tray to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/26/christian-faurs-crayon-pixel-art/






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