Archive for March 27th, 2009

Cadbury Creme Egg Deaths

My sweet tooth must be in full effect tonight because I somehow keep stumbling upon posts about donuts and cupcakes and Cadbury Creme Eggs. Last year, Cadbury held a contest for fans to submit videos of the delicious ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/cadbury-creme-egg-deaths/

Delectable But Deadly Cupcakes

Craftster user Lethargic made these back in October for the season premiere of Dexter, but other clever Craftsters immediately came up with lots of other uses for them (divorce party). The actual cake is red ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/delectable-but-deadly-cupcakes/

How Your Vocal Cords Make Sound

This one is fascinating, though if you're a little squeamish about human anatomy, this isn't for you. Here's a video clip of Dr. Christopher Chang performing a transnasal fiberoptic stroboscopy to evaluate the vocal cord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/how-your-vocal-cords-make-sound/

Science Explains Why Toddlers Don't Listen

After determining the biological basis of why teenagers don't like doing chores, science turns it attention to another of life's great mystery: why toddler don't do what they're told.Are you listening to me? Didn't I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/science-explains-why-toddlers-dont-listen/

Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Experiment on Racism

Photo: Charlotte ButtonAfter Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, school teacher Jane Elliott wanted to teach her third-grade class about racism. Rather than a lengthy discussion about it, she decided to show...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/jane-elliotts-blue-eyesbrown-eyes-experiment-on-racism/

Ghost Images

University of Hertfordshire psychologist and researcher Richard Wiseman (he wrote The Luck Factor book featured previously on Neatorama here) is interested in scientific research into the paranormal.So he asked people to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/ghost-images/

Cow Pee Cola?

It doesn't sound very appetizing.  But the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Sawyamseval Sangh wants to make a cola from cow urine, claiming that the soda would taste good, be healthy and could cure disease...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/cow-pee-cola/

Miniatur Wonderland: World's Largest Model Railway

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_oDdGmKyA][YouTube - Link] Miniatur Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany is the largest model railway in the world. With 7 miles of tracks in an area of over 16,000 sq ft, 200,000 p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/miniatur-wonderland-worlds-largest-model-railway/

Crabs Feel Pain and Remember It

Not so good news for crustacean lovers.  According to a research from Queen's University Belfast researchers, crabs not only feel pain, but also remember it.  Professor Bob Elwood and Mirjam Appel, whose study...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/crabs-feel-pain-and-remember-it/

Victorian Flea Circuses: A Lost Art Form?

The flea circus sounds funny, but it was once a serious (if strange) performance type. The fleas are actually trained to 'behave' and 'perform' in certain ways - even harnassed with tiny wires. Of course, for every such...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/victorian-flea-circuses-a-lost-art-form/

More New Math

Craig Damrauer uses math equations to illustrate concepts that aren't math. For example: Cleanliness = Godliness - 1 Crazy = Talking to oneself - ( cell phone + ear piece ) Nagging = reminding + reminding +...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/more-new-math/

Serial Killer Mystery Solved

Hundreds of detectives in Germany spent two years trying to track down a mysterious female serial killer whose DNA was collected at 39 different crime scenes. When no progress was made in the cases, police offered a 300,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/serial-killer-mystery-solved/

8 of the Manliest Sports

This list of manly sports include a couple I've never heard of, including Calcio Fiorentino. This Italian sport originated in 16th century Florence. Called Bareknuckle Football, it’s a manlier version of, well,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/8-of-the-manliest-sports/

Fast Food in Asia & Australia

Continuing the series begun with Fast Food in Europe (previously at Neatorama) HealthAssist takes a look at fast foods found in Australia and various Asian countries. In Indonesia: In most cities it is common to see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/fast-food-in-asia-australia/

Movie Trivia: The Goonies

Who hasn't seen The Goonies at least five times? It's one of the best movies ever. Even though I've seen it a million times (and consider myself somewhat well-versed in movie trivia), I learned a ton of new st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/movie-trivia-the-goonies/

Pixel Cars in Honda Ad

(YouTube link) Honda's new ad features pixels made of car headlights!W+K’s Amsterdam office one-upped the Sheep LED ad spot with this one. There is no CG here! This was put together the good old fashion way, wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/pixel-cars-in-honda-ad/

5 Country Stars Who Got Fried in the Food Business

Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken In 1967, Nashville attorney John Jay Hooker convinced Grand Ole Opry comedienne Minnie Pearl that she could sell more drumsticks than Colonel Sanders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/5-country-stars-who-got-fried-in-the-food-business/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) The View From the Intl Space Station Window This short but fantastic video clip is of the view...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/27/videosift-clips-of-the-week-23/






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