Archive for May 6th, 2009

YooouuuTuuube

Make a YouTube video into a multiframe presentation with YooouuuTuuube. Enter the video's URL and set your specifications, than watch your creation. Here's an example, using a song Neatorama readers may remember. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/yooouuutuuube/

Bendable Concrete

Traditional concrete will only take so much pressure before it breaks. A team led by Victor Li of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has developed a new type of concrete that bends under such pressure and can repa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/bendable-concrete/

Mystery Sale Update: Hurry, Get Yours Today Before It's Gone!

A quick update about the Mystery Sale: Thank you to everyone who has participated! Your purchase helped a great deal to support the blog.As many of you know, right after we announced the Mystery Sale yesterday, our serve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/mystery-sale-update-hurry-get-yours-today-before-its-gone/

BuzzFeed on Neatorama

W00t! I'm happy to tell you that we've just started a new partnership with BuzzFeed, one of the neatest websites on the Web about, well, things going 'round the Web.I'm sure plenty of you have gone over to visit Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/buzzfeed-on-neatorama/

Using Laser to Improve Concentration

I'm a big foe of multitasking: I find that I can't concentrate and actually get less things done when I try to do multiple things at once (i.e. parallel processing) rather than just doing 'em in series. Perhaps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/using-laser-to-improve-concentration/

Enlarged Amygdala: The Cause of Autism?

Scientists are one step closer to finding the cause for autism. In a new study, Joseph Piven of University of North Carolina and colleagues found that children with autism have enlarged area of the brain called the amygd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/enlarged-amygdala-the-cause-of-autism/

Living Rock: Massive Monuments Sculpted In Situ

We all know about Mount Rushmore and the Great Sphinx of Giza, both carved in situ without the intention of ever being moved.  Such sculptures are often referred to as living rock.  Others, li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/living-rock-massive-monuments-sculpted-in-situ/

Kids Albums from the Seventies

Remember the days before Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, video games, and iPods?  What did kids do for fun?  They listened to records!  Here's a bunch of interesting photos of kids music record covers. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/kids-albums-from-the-seventies/

Cthulhu Ski Mask

LiveJournal blogger Archmage got his wife to crochet him a Cthulhu ski mask for a recent sci-fi-themed costume party. From the always spiffy Boing Boing:My buddy Frank's wife Dianna whipped up a Cthulhu ski mask f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/cthulhu-ski-mask/

Smallest Snake in the World Discovered

Leptotyphlops carlae was discovered by biologist Blair Hedges in a jungle on Barbados last year. It's only four inches long as an adult and as thin as a strand of spaghetti. Linksnakes, barbados...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/smallest-snake-in-the-world-discovered/

For Gourmands: Digested Coffee Beans

A cafe in Knoxville, Tennessee is offering a new caffeinated delight.  It's coffee made from beans that have been, shall we say, processed through the digestive tract of a small Southeast Asian mammal prior to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/for-gourmands-digested-coffee-beans/

Google Street View of a Man Walking His Boa Constrictor

Google Maps: LinkYou'd walk your pet dog, so why not a pet boa constrictor? That's exactly what Leon Kidd, 25, did when he got his pic snapped by Google Street View. Thank goodness, Telegraph was there:Leon Kidd, 25,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/google-street-view-of-a-man-walking-his-boa-constrictor/

Chuck Norris Protects Croatian Bakery From Burglars

Tired of getting burglarized regularly, a bakery in Split, Croatia, decided to solicit the protection of a certain Hollywood action star. At least in spirit:The posh bakery shop in Split, Croatia, had often been brok...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/chuck-norris-protects-croatian-bakery-from-burglars/

Spellbound #3

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is another edition of Spellbound, where you are challenged to spell names that aren't quite standard. This round is harder than it seems. You'll be given a picture of a popular TV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/spellbound-3/

Booger Ball

Amos Avery had a very good reason for making a booger ball. When my daughter Ellen was four I started teasing her that I was saving all of my boogers in a big booger ball. I don’t know why I told her that except t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/booger-ball/

The Hindenburg – What Happened?

It was 72 years ago today that the Hindenburg caught fire, resulting in the deaths of 36 people (35 onboard and one on the ground). So why did it catch fire in the first place? Nearly three-quarters of a century later,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/the-hindenburg-what-happened/

Lonely Pig in Quarantine

Due to fear of swine flu, Afghanistan has quarantined its pig. Yes, the nation's only pig, normally on display along with other exotic wildlife at the Kabul Zoo. The pig is a curiosity in Muslim Afghanistan, where p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/lonely-pig-in-quarantine/

Font Fight

(College Humor link) College Humor brings us the long-awaited sequel to the Font Conference. It's Helvetica vs. Arial with help from their peeps in a fight to the death! -via Geeks Are Sexyfont, typeface, type...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/font-fight/

Toilet Paper Scarf

You can't really appreciate the design of this scarf until you see how it looks when it's rolled up.  The picture is at the link, where there are also pattern directions so you can make your own. From Craftster....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/toilet-paper-scarf/

Inside the National Ignition Facility

Photo: Dave BullockDave Bullock, one of our favorite photographers here on Neatorama, has just sent us his latest photos from his visit to the innards of the National Ignition Facility. Wired has the story:It may loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/inside-the-national-ignition-facility/

You Name the Town WHAT?!

Native Names, the Interactive Map. Graphic: Oliver Uberti, National GeographicA lot of places in the United States have their names derived from Native American words (I'm looking at you, Punxsutawney!). But do you know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/you-name-the-town-what/

Cooking Food on Slabs of Salt

Pink salt from the Himalayas has been used for seasoning by chefs at fancy restaurants ... and now, you can cook food directly on the slabs of the stuff!The thick 8-by-11-inch piece of solid salt can be placed direct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/cooking-food-on-slabs-of-salt/

Your Car Warranty Is About To Expire Spammer Identified!

Tired of getting those "Your car warranty is about to expire" robo-call? I get those several times a week, even though I'm on the do not call list.Well, thanks to some clever people over at reddit (oh, how I lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/your-car-warranty-is-about-to-expire-spammer-identified/

200 New Frog Species Found: Madagascar Shut. Down. Everything!!

A newfound frog species in the Boophis genus, photo: Miguel VencesAfter finding more than a hundred new frog species in Madagascar over the past 15 years, scientists thought that they'd found everything - but a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/200-new-frog-species-found-madagascar-shut-down-everything/

How to Get Fathers to Share the Workload in Parenting: Let Him

Psst, moms! Want to know the secret of having your husbands pick up some of the workload at home? Here's the secret:New research into the idea of "maternal gatekeeping" shows how attitudes and actions by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/how-to-get-fathers-to-share-the-workload-in-parenting-let-him/

Man Bobbitized in Car Accident

Sin Chew Daily (coincidence? I. Don't. Think. So) and China Press reported a bizarre car accident that led to a man being Bobbitized in Singapore:The daily reported that the incident occurred in a Singapore park wher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/man-bobbitized-in-car-accident/

Housing Crunch Turns Literal in Victorville: Cheaper to Demolish Than To Complete Building

The real estate market may be bad everywhere, but it is particularly bad in Victorville, California, where the real estate crash has turned quite literal. There, failed developments are being torn down because the cost o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/housing-crunch-turns-literal-in-victorville-cheaper-to-demolish-than-to-complete-building/

FEMA's Coloring Book of Disasters

It's often difficult to help children cope with crises and disasters, so FEMA came up with this idea (brilliant or silly? Your call): a children's coloring book of disasters. Now, the coloring book has been yanked from F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/femas-coloring-book-of-disasters/






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