Archive for March 24th, 2009

The Beauty of Molten Iron

[YouTube - Link] In Nuanquan, China there is a unique tradition dating back about 500 years to celebrate the Lantern Festival. Instead of using fireworks like any old place - or that the fact that fireworks were in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/the-beauty-of-molten-iron/

Tough Times are Good for Vasectomies

When the going gets tough, the tough gets ... snipped? It may be economic doom and gloom for you and me, but not for doctors performing vasectomies: they see a little boom in business! They looked at their statistics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/tough-times-are-good-for-vasectomies/

Maru Returns

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofrSio_jZO0][YouTube - Link]Remember Maru, the cat who lives in Japan and loves to dive headfirst into cardboard boxes, has become a YouTube international sensation and who has his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/maru-returns/

Apple: All Your Pods Are Belong to Us

Remember the kerfuffle when Re/Max tried to block the trademark registration of rival real estate company Rehava? Well, they're not the only company that knows how to play hardball. Consider Apple (yes, that App...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/apple-all-your-pods-belong-to-us/

Predator X: The Fiercest Dinosaur Yet

Image: Atlantic ProductionsIf you think that Tyrannosaurus rex was the fiercest dinosaur ever, think again: a team of paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo and other universities found a 50-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/predator-x-the-fiercest-dinosaur-yet/

China Calls for a New Global Currency

Is this the beginning of the end of the dominance of the US dollar as the world's preferred currency? The global economic crisis and the erosion in the value of the dollar has led China of all countries to call for a new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/china-calls-for-a-new-global-currency/

March MODOK Madness

Image: Ray Alma (who went as MODOK himself on Halloween!)I'm fascinated with blogs that focus so narrowly on a single topic as to become a universe of their own. Take, for instance, this one called MARCH MODOK MADNESS -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/march-modok-madness/

Ian Davie's Feather Art

English artist Ian Davie has a unique canvas for his artwork: discarded swan quills. His feather drawings are absolutely fantastic:Using feathers collected during the regal birds' annual moult from a swannery near to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/ian-davies-feather-art/

The Scientific Basis of Teenage Laziness

Why are teenagers so lousy at chores? Is it laziness ... or biology? Monica Luciana of University of Minnesota and colleagues have the scientific answer:Blame it on "cognitive limitations." [Teenagers'] bra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/the-scientific-basis-of-teenage-laziness/

Not in Kansas Anymore

or North Carolina, either--odds and ends-- observations at random on Taiwanese daily life Once again, Neatorama welcomes guest blogger Joel Haas, North Carolina sculptor and author, as he posts hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/not-in-kansas-anymore/

Beheaded Teen Witch Gets Proper Funeral...700 Years Later

The remains of a 14th century teenager, believed to have been beheaded on charges of witchcraft and buried in unconsecrated ground, has been laid to rest in a proper funeral...700 years after her death. The girl,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/beheaded-teen-witch-gets-proper-funeral700-years-later/

BARNUMVILLE: Striking Photos of Sideshow Performers

Photographer Matt Hoyle was lucky enough to get some of the most interesting sideshow performers and characters still working in the industry to his NY Studio. Matt gave them a slightly vintage look of the 1940's era w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/barnumville-striking-photos-of-sideshow-performers/

How to make vodka gummi bears

You probably already heard you can turn gummi bears into alcoholic delights by soaking them in vodka for a few days. If you want more details than that, or you've already tried this experiment and it didn't work so well,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/24/how-to-make-vodka-gummi-bears/






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