Archive for April 21st, 2009

The Apache -- A 19th Century Personal Protection Gadget

The Apache was a combination dagger, pepperbox, and knuckle duster manufactured and sold in the United States from 1870 through 1900. More pictures and history of this unique pocket weapon at the link. http://www.h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/the-apache-a-19th-century-personal-protection-gadget/

Daughter Helps Dad Fight Cancer ... By Breastfeeding Him!

After her father Tim was diagnosed with colon cancer, Georgia Browne went on the Internet to research ways to help save him. That's where she got a brilliant though a bit unconventional idea to feed her dad breastmilk:*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/daughter-helps-dad-fight-cancer-by-breastfeeding-him/

Parkour on Two Wheels: Danny MacAskill Rides a Bike

Most of us can ride bikes, but I bet you not like Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill. Here's a video tape of a collection of what can only be described as parkour on two wheels: Link [YouTube clip]Kids, don't t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/parkour-on-two-wheels-danny-macaskill-rides-a-bike/

Oscar Child For Sale: Father Tried to Sell Slumdog Millionaire's Rubina Ali

Slumdog Millionaire may have won the Oscars a few weeks ago, but the drama didn't end when the curtains came down. Reporter Mazher Mahmood of The News of the World set off a firestorm of controversy when he went undercov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/oscar-child-for-sale-father-tried-to-sell-slumdog-millionaires-rubina-ali/

Inconceivable! How Could Anyone Misspell That?

Photo: Bree Bailey [Flickr]We've had our share of typsos here on Neatorama, so we understand how misspellings can happen even to the best of us. But misspelling the name of this lake in Webster, Massachusetts? Why, it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/inconceivable-how-could-anyone-misspell-that/

"Faulty" Genes Make Jews Smarter, Said Scientists

Gregory Cochran, physicist and professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, was puzzled at the unusually high prevalence of deadly genetic disorders in European Jews. Shouldn't natural selection flush these dange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/faulty-genes-make-jews-smarter-says-scientists/

Saturn by Cassini

The Big Picture Blog from the Boston Globe has pictures from NASA sent back by the Cassini spacecraft as it passed Saturn and its moons. Cassini has been functioning in space for almost five years now, and the pictures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/saturn-by-cassini/

SmartFaucet

For the person who has everything, here's SmartFaucet. Besides the features you've actually heard of in a faucet, it has a face recognition system so it can adjust heat and flow to your individual preferences....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/smartfaucet/

Henson's 11

(YouTube link) This is what we would have enjoyed if Jim Henson had produced the movie Ocean's Eleven. -via Unique Daily muppets, Oceans Eleven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/hensons-11/

Five Tracks

This picture of tracks in Lakehurst, New Jersey looks quite intriguing. Can you guess what they are for? in order for a plane to safely land on an aircraft carrier without racing off the end, its tailhook needs to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/five-tracks/

Fact or Fiction? 8 Food-Related Myths

So, we all knew about Mentos and Coke (thanks, Jamie and Adam), but I didn't know that Alka-Seltzer could, in fact, kill a bird or that apple seeds have cyanide!  See for yourself! As we get older, it’s eas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/fact-or-fiction-8-food-related-myths/

Sneezing in Slow Motion

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSORe5Bk55I][YouTube - Link]A captivating video of sneezing captured on high speed camera. This public service announcement is from Australia. Now you'll want to wash your hands an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/sneezing-in-slow-motion/

Thermoscope Earrings and Other Bizarre Earth-Friendly Products to Help Celebrate Earth Day

Well, whadaya know. Tomorrow is Earth Day (shouldn't every day be Earth Day?). Our very own Jill Harness wrote a neat post over at Inventor Spot about 8 weird but Earth-friendly products you can buy to celebrate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/21/thermoscope-earrings-and-other-bizarre-earth-friendly-products-to-help-celebrate-earth-day/
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