Archive for May 3rd, 2009

YouTube Helps Man Deliver Baby

Jo Stephens of Cornwall had planned a home birth, but when her labor pains started, no midwife could come. And the ambulance wasn't going to make it in time, either. Luckily, her husband Marc had been watching YouTube vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/youtube-helps-man-deliver-baby/

Reading Bram Stoker's Dracula In Real Time

Today marks the first day in the year (May 3rd) of what would be Jonathan Harker's journal. Dracula Feed has started an experiment of blogging Jonathan's journal in "real time", publishing each journal entry th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/reading-bram-stokers-dracula-in-real-time/

Fun With Gas

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-XbjFn3aqE][YouTube - Link]Most people know that inhaling helium will make your voice sound like Donald Duck, but what gas will make you sound like Darth Vader? From the Upco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/fun-with-gas/

Blue Koi in Maruoka Castle

Filmmaker Dan Savage took this picture of a uniquely colored koi found in the ponds of Maruoka Castle, the second oldest standing castle in Japan.Beyond the unusual blue color overall, the mottled burgundy and indigo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/blue-koi-in-maruoka-castle/

The Monastery Built on a Volcanic Plug

In central Burma there is a remarkable monastery, Taung Kalat, that sits atop an ancient volcanic plug.  Looking like the possible lair of a Bond villain or maybe ET's next port of call should he make a return vis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/the-monastery-built-on-a-vocanic-plug/

Invisibility, the Old Fashioned Way

While the magic of Photoshop has made it easier than ever to doctor photographs to portray the improbable or impossible, nothing quite matches doing a double take in real life. British art student Sara Watson parked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/invisibility-the-old-fashioned-way/

Bicycle + Treadmill Hack

Photo: frankhRemember the mobile treadmill posted on Neatorama a while ago? Well, Flickr user frankh spotted a DIY version at MIT (where else?). Apparently, it's what you get when you cross a bicycle with a treadmill - v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/bicycle-treadmill-hack/

Bird Can Dance

[YouTube Clip]Cancer schmancer, scientists at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego have finally solved the age-old question that has eluded science for centuries: can birds dance?Cats, dogs, and lab monkeys spend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/bird-can-dance/

Farmers Fearful Swine Flu Will Infect Pigs

Forget people! The real concern for farmers is not that humans get swine flu from pigs ... it's the other way around!Humans have it. Pigs don't. At least not yet, and U.S. pork producers are doing everything they can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/farmers-fearful-swine-flu-will-infect-pigs/

Why Is It So Difficult To Fire Bad Teachers?

Putting a man on the moon, solving Fermat's Last Theorem, or firing a tenured teacher because of incompetence or even criminal behaviors: which is harder?While most teachers are good, decent people with the thankless job...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/why-is-it-so-difficult-to-fire-bad-teachers/

Blockbuster Quik Drop Box Oven

Cooks in Liberia are wily geniuses when it comes to recycling stuff. No oven? Not a problem - just take an old Blockbuster Video Quik Drop box and make it into one!Details over at AfriGadget:They showed me the oven,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/blockbuster-quik-drop-box-oven/

T-Mobile Extreme Karaoke

(YouTube link) In this ad, 13,500 people sing Hey Jude together in Trafalgar Square in London on April 30th. Participants talk about the experience in a related video. -via Viral Video Chart Previously at Neatoram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/t-mobile-extreme-karioke/

Least Wanted

Photo: Least Wanted [Flickr]We're always looking out for number one - or criminally speaking, those on the most wanted list. But not Mark "Least Wanted" Michaelson. He has spent years collecting tens of thousan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/03/least-wanted/






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