Archive for February 28th, 2009

Remotes for Grandma

Yes! This would make my half-dozen remote controls much easier to use! Come to think of it, we may have just discovered why I don't watch much TV anymore. From the book Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/remotes-for-grandma/

The Stories Behind 10 Weird College Mascots

1. Cy the Cardinal, Iowa State University Cyclones. I have to put this one in here, ‘cause I’m an ISU alum and still like to tailgate it up during football season. So why is a cardinal the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/the-stories-behind-10-weird-college-mascots/

Gobekli Tepe: Is it the Garden of Eden?

On a summer day in 1994, a Kurdish shepherd stumbled upon a strange stone in the rolling plains of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. Little did he know then that he had just made what could be the greatest archaeological discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/gobekli-tepe-is-it-the-garden-of-eden/

Unscientific Yet Totally Accurate Look at Digg and Reddit Users

If you're interested in joining an online community yet don't know which one is right for you, Brainz has done the legwork. Here is a completely unscientific (yet surprisingly accurate) look at social networking and medi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/unscientific-yet-totally-accurate-look-at-digg-and-reddit-users/

Mystery of the Belly Button Fluff Solved by Science

Cancer may still be a mystery, but after years of research, science has finally solved the mystery of the belly button fluff:After three years of research, Georg Steinhauser, a chemist, has discovered a type of body...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/mystery-of-the-belly-button-fluff-solved-by-science/

Warren Buffett's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

If the economic crisis is getting you down, take heart: even the Oracle of Omaha and arguably one of the smartest businessman alive today is also having a tough year:Berkshire Hathaway reported today that its net wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/warren-buffetts-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-year/

Topless Coffee Shop Has Fantastic ... Business!

When the times get tough, the tough goes ... naked? Here's a story of one Donald Crabtree of Vassalboro, Maine, who combined coffee and nudity for his recipe for success: On Monday, Donald Crabtree opened Grand View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/topless-coffee-shop-has-fantastic-business/

Octopus Caused Flooding in California Aquarium

Octopus have been famous for their curiosity and intelligence.  One California aquarium recently experienced flooding.  The culprit?  A female two-spotted octopus!Staff at the Santa Monica Pier Aquariu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/octopus-caused-flooding-in-california-aquarium/

Enhancing the Virtual Reality experience

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYsvB2y2Ero][YouTube - Link] University of Tsukuba researchers in Japan have developed a device that is designed to enhance the Virtual Reality experience by simulating motion i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/enhancing-the-virtual-reality-experience/

Dancing With Salmon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qLqs8oDVqA][YouTube - Link]A bear could easily catch a dead salmon in this pool,  but most bears don't like to get their ears wet.  An underwater camera reveals a clever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/dancing-with-salmon/

Chinese Woman Put Her Life Online

Beijing resident Chen Xiao was tired of making plans for her life and having them ruined by natural, economic and personal disasters.  So she decided to hand over her personal decision-making to China's hundreds of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/chinese-woman-put-her-life-online/

Photos Of Strangers

Inspired by a similar idea in Atlanta early last year, a writer left two disposable cameras on park benches in Brooklyn and Manhattan. With just a note telling people to take any photo they like and her hope that someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/photos-of-strangers/

Saving Lascaux Cave

A black fungus is spreading across the prehistoric murals in the Lascaux cave in France, and scientists aren't sure what to do about it.  At the moment, the cave is completely sealed in the hopes that the cave "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/28/saving-lascaux-cave/
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