Archive for April 30th, 2009

Montanara

Montanara is the name given to this amazing sofa upholstered with mountains and waterfalls designed by Gaetano Pesce. Link -via Gearfuse couch, sofa, mountains...

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Beetle Borgs

Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed remote-control beetles that can be used as spies! They aren't just robots, either. These are cyborgs, real beetles that have implanted electrodes that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/beetle-borgs/

What Makes You Happy?

Neatorama regular SenorMysterioso started a thread on the Neatorama Forum that I hope you will participate in. It's about what makes you happy:We do a lot of bitching(maybe I'll start a thread for that too) but lets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/what-makes-you-happy/

Bruce Campbell Strikes Back, Sings Hungry Like the Wolf

So. John recently posted about Jeff Burk's novel Shatner Quake, in which William Shatner (William Shatner? William Shatner. WILLIAM SHATNER!) battled all characters he ever played, after a failed terrorist attack by the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/bruce-campbell-strikes-back-sings-hungry-like-the-wolf/

Neurotic Men Improve the Health of Women, But Not Vice Versa

This is excellent news for my wife. Psychological researchers have discovered that women gain a health benefit by living with neurotic men: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Conscientiousness is a good thing in a mate, researcher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/neurotic-men-improve-the-health-of-women-but-not-vice-versa/

An Interactive Map of Library Cats

Way back in the day when I was in library school in Ohio, there was a slowly dying tradition in rural libraries of hosting "library cats." These were cats that lived full-time in libraries, most public. Well, Gary Roma o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/an-interactive-map-of-library-cats/

Scarecrow Policeman Slows Traffic

Tired of speeding cars, residents of the village of Crosby-on-Eden in Cumbria, England, decided to take matters into their own hands: by creating a scarecrow policeman, complete with a radar gun made from a water bottle!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/scarecrow-policeman-slows-traffic/

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Fan-Made Movie Trailer

Can't wait for the new X-Men movie? Neither could Ryan Higa - but instead of fretting about waiting, he did something about it: he "sweded" his own X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer. The result? Hilarious! (BTW,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/x-men-origins-wolverine-a-fan-made-movie-trailer/

Scientists: Swine Flu Milder Than Run-Of-The-Mill Winter Flu

If you've been watching all of the media hype, you'd be forgiven if you think that the swine flu pandemic will kill us all. But according to some scientists, it's actually much milder than your average run-of-the-mill fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/scientists-swine-flu-milder-than-run-of-the-mill-winter-flu/

Constellation Chandelier

91 members with four LED lights each, this chandelier was designed by Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn. It's very energy-efficient for the amount of light it provides. Link -via Swiss Miss Light, chandelier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/constellation-chandelier/

Hospital Food

Hospital Food is a photo blog to which people submit photographs of hospital meals. The places they come from aren't always identified, but from the looks of things, you want to be hospitalized in France to get a reall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/hospital-food/

Manhattan, 2009 and 1609

English explorer Henry Hudson set foot on an island called Mannahatta 400 years ago. The Manhatta Project has recreated the island as it appeared in 1609, with forests, wetlands, and a vast array of wildlife. See views...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/manhattan-2009-and-1609/

What Is It? Game 97

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always mind-boggling What is it? blog. Can you guess what this strange device is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. Please post no URL or web...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/what-is-it-game-97/

Scientists Spot Oldest Object in Universe

I don't know about you, but each time I read this kind of news my head spins. Scientists have detected a gamma ray burst that dates back 13 billion years, 95 percent back to the beginning of time. That makes it the *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/30/scientists-spot-oldest-object-in-universe/
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