Archive for March 15th, 2009

Movie Trivia: Wayne's World. Zang!

Is there anyone who doesn't know at least 75 percent of the lines in Wayne's World? It gets busted out in our house quite a bit. As much as we quote it, though, I certainly didn't know most of the stuff below...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/movie-trivia-waynes-world-zang/

Owl Sweater by Kate Davies

Look closely: that's a wonderful OWLS sweater, made by Kate Davies of needled blog (who's offering the pattern for free). The buttons really made the design pop! Link - via NotCotowl, knitting, sweater, Kate Davies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/owl-sweater-by-kate-davis/

Why Politicians Wear Only Red and Blue Ties

Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News wrote that even though President Obama doesn't like to reduce America into a collection of red states and blue states, he wore only red and blue neckties in his first 11 days in office...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/why-politicians-wear-only-red-and-blue-ties/

Which is More Precious, Male or Female Brain?

Gender equality and political correctness aside, Mother Nature has decided the answer: female neurons are more valuable.Writing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a group of researchers found that nutrient depri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/which-is-more-precious-male-or-female-brain/

Surprise! AIG Gives Out Bonuses Despite Taking Billions in Bailout Money

If you think that getting $170 billion in taxpayer bailout money would embarass the AIG from giving millions in bonuses, think again: the beleagured financial company is going forward with plans for $165 million of bonus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/surprise-aig-gives-out-bonuses-despite-taking-billions-in-bailout-money/

"Fat Enzyme" Explains Why Some People Never Get Fat

Ever wonder why some people can eat anything they want and never gain weight? UCSF (my alma mater!) researcher Robert Farese and colleagues have found that it may just be the absence of a "fat enzyme":The e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/fat-enzyme-explains-why-some-people-never-get-fat/

Fire Rainbow

First thought: "Is this Photoshopped?" The answer, my friends, is, "No." Fire rainbows, scientifically known as circumhorizon arcs, can be seen during summer solstice when it is close to noon, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/fire-rainbow/

WMD: Weapons of Mosquito Destruction

Astrophysicist Lowell Wood worked on the hydrogen bomb and Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" defense system to protect the US from Soviet missiles using lasers. Now, Wood and colleagues at Intellectual Ventures h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/wmd-weapons-of-mosquito-destruction/

Japanese Homeland Security Advisory System

Quick - who knows the US government's current national threat level? (It's been elevated or yellow for quite a while, with domestic and international flights being with high or orange).Dan Piraro pointed out that Japan h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/japanese-homeland-security-advisory-system/

Soundory: A Fun Aural Memory Game

Remember the memory game "concentration" that you play with cards?Well, Philipp Lenssen of Games for the Brain (Philipp is also the man behind the awesome Google Blogoscoped blog) and Nikolai Kordulla created a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/15/soundory-a-fun-aural-memory-game/




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