Archive for March 4th, 2009

Nano Journeys

Take a virtual nano journey by zooming down to ever smaller and smaller levels in all kinds of different environments! Just click your language, then the suitcase to start. Pictured is a mosquito on a man's arm. I zoom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/nano-journeys/

In Case of Emergency...

The picture isn't great, but the hack is awesome. Apparently its origins are unknown - a friend of BoingBoing's David Pescovitz pointed it out to him, and here we are, basking in its coolness. Anyone seen it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/in-case-of-emergency/

Ever Wanted to Smell Like Captain Kirk?

No? Well if you did, now you can! Coming out to promote the new Star Trek movie is a new line of Trek fragrances from Genki. I'm not kidding. The three scents include Tiberius ("difficult to d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/ever-wanted-to-smell-like-captain-kirk/

Urban Camouflage

Urban camouflage is a hilarious performance art inspired by the military ghillie suit. Check out the artist's attempt to blend in ... in IKEA in Stockholm of all places! (Don't miss the video clips)Link - via swiss-mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/urban-camouflage/

Petaminx: Rubik's Cube on Steroids

If the Rubik's cube is too easy for you, check out this puzzle created by Jason Smith of PuzzleForge, based on Andrew Cormier's design. Behold, the Petaminx, a dodecahedral puzzle with 4 slices per face: It is entir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/petaminx-rubiks-cube-on-steroids/

Woman Called 911 with a McNugget Emergency

Latreasa Goodman had an emergency. A food emergency: her local McDonald's ran out of Chicken McNugget, so naturally she called 911!Told McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets after paying for a 10-piece meal,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/woman-called-911-with-a-mcnugget-emergency/

Dalek Found in a Pond

When Marc Oakland volunteered to clear dumped trash from a pond in Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, he didn't expect to find organisms from the planet Skaro amongst the rubbish:The 42-year-old said: "I'd just shift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/dalek-found-in-a-pond/

Blue Whale Fun Facts

A baby blue whale in Costa Rica - Link (Photo: Flip Nicklin) Quick: what's the largest animal ever to inhabit the earth. The dinosaurs? Nope - it's actually the blue whale. If you k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/blue-whale-fun-facts/

Train Wrecks

The next time you think you can beat a train at a railroad crossing, remember looking through this roundup of train wreck photos at Dark Roasted Blend. Link trains, railroad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/train-wrecks/

Good Luck Card Was Bad Luck

An unnamed Mexican chef was detained at the Manchester Airport when he was suspected to be an illegal immigrant to the UK. He claimed to be on a short visit, but a search of his luggage yielded a greeting card that wishe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/good-luck-card-was-bad-luck/

Horse Training Vehicle

This nameless vehicle from Roush Technologies is for training horses and camels. It might look look just a big can, but this is a piece of high-tech machinery able to monitor racing animals at speeds of up to 60...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/horse-training-vehicle/

Raccoon Roadkill Scarf

Don't you just love this warm piece of fleece roadkill? Also available in possum, skunk, squirrel, fox, and beaver. Link -via Unique Daily scarf, roadkill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/raccoon-roadkill-scarf/

Bionic Eye Replaces Retina

The company Second Sight has developed a bionic eye called the Argus II. The eye uses implanted electrodes to replace a malfunctioning retina. So far, the device has been implanted in 18 patients around the world. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/bionic-eye-replaces-retina/

The Simpsons Guest Stars

The Simpsons have had quite a few guest stars over its 20-year run. In this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss, you are asked to identify which star played each of 15 characters on the show. So far, the average score is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/the-simpsons-guest-stars/

Saturn's Newest Moon

Surprise! Astronomers analyzing images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found that Saturn has yet another moon in one of its outermost rings:A faint pinprick of light embedded in one of Saturn's outermost ring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/saturns-newest-moon/

Doodlers Rejoice! Doodling is Actually Good For You!

Do you doodle when you're bored? Turns out, those idle scribbles actually serve a beneficial purpose: doodling help you retain information in the event of boredom!In a delightful new study, which will be published in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/doodlers-rejoice-doodling-is-actually-good-for-you/

Easter Island Panorama

Seeing the moais at Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui (better known as Easter Island) should be on everyone's bucket list. But if you can't make the trip to the Polynesian island - it is, after all, one of the most isolated inhabi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/easter-island-panorama/

Neatorama: Blog as a Teaching Tool

You all know by now that Neatorama is a fun blog and a breezy read, but apparently, there it also has a use that I haven't expected. Neatorama reader Barry emailed me that he has been using...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/neatorama-blog-as-a-teaching-tool/

Neatorama Update - March 2009

Hello Neatoramanauts! Just a brief update on the State of the Blog: Mystery Sale - I'm sure that everyone's been wondering about their packages. Don't worry - they're coming....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/neatorama-update-march-2009/

Leaving Camera Memory Cards in Public Places

The Photochaining blog is a continuous project where people randomly leave memory cards in public places to be picked up and used by others, who then do likewise. First, take funny/original/creative photos with y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/leaving-camera-memory-cards-in-public-places/

Speaking Like An American

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJb-gbzYnHc][YouTube - Link]Ever wonder how the rest of the world view Americans and our accent? Here's an English girl named Joanna Grace recording a short video clip of herself t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/speaking-like-an-american/

First Jaguar Caught in U.S. Put to Sleep

A jaguar named Macho B. may have been the only wild jaguar left in the United States. He's been photographed near the Mexican border in Arizona since 1996. He was caught and released on February 18th, when wildlife off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/first-jaguar-caught-in-us-put-to-sleep/

Woman Accidentally Swallows Engagement Ring

Like many guys, Reed Harris of Farmington, New Mexico, wanted to give his girlfriend a very memorable marriage proposal. Harris' plan was to place the engagement ring in girlfriend Kaitlin Whipple's Frosty dessert and ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/04/woman-accidentally-swallows-engagement-ring/
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