Archive for July 10th, 2009

Tree Top House

I've always been obsessed with tree houses, probably because I never had one. That being said, I couldn't stop looking at these bizarre structures at the very tippy-top of the trees. For more cool tree houses, check...

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Great Photos By Mark Velasquez

I love Mark Velasquez's portrayal of Little Red Riding Hood in this photo. His gallery has a variety of other amazing images. Stop by and enjoy them all. LinkArt, Photography, Photos, fairy tales, Little Red Ridin...

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The First Hotel For Fish

Netherlands residents now have a place to watch their fish when they go on vacation. It's the world's only fish-resort. My question is how can they stop the fish from fighting each other? Linkanimals, fish, Nether...

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Friendly Whales

The New York Times looks at the history of human-whale interaction, from whale hunting to the modern effects of sonar on the cetaceans. A very different type of interaction takes place in the lagoons of Baja California,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/friendly-whales/

Family Uses Pee To Attract Lost Dog

A family in Bristol has decided to take an unusual approach to getting their lost dog back -by spraying their urine around their neighborhood. An animal behaviorist gave them the idea. Of course, my first suggestion m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/family-uses-pee-to-attract-lost-dog/

Music Tidbits: David Bowie

David Bowie is a great musician with a wide variety of musical talent. He also has a heck of an interesting life story, with far more interesting details than I could actually include in this post. David Bowie at...

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The World's First Zero-Emissions Aircraft

The German-built Antares DLR-H2 is the world's first hydrogen fuel-cell aircraft.  It just made its first test flight.  It has a range of 750 km and can fly up to 170 kph.  Click the link for more pictures and a v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/the-worlds-first-zero-emissions-aircraft/

Hosting Bills Killed the Internet Star

The issue of monetizing a website (through ads, or in Neatorama's case both ads and e-commerce*) is something I continually think about. As many of you know, the blog started out with no ads whatsoever and throughout its...

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Global Currency: Good or Bad Idea?

Every now and then, there are calls for an international currency to diversify the current global currency system that is dominated by the US dollar. The current economic crisis has got Russia and China pushing for the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/global-currency-good-or-bad-idea/

Moon Over Amtrak Got City Officials Saying No to Crack

Moon Over Amtrak, an annual event in Laguna Niguel, California, where people expose their behinds to a passing Amtrak train, may be coming to and end. Tight-assed city officials are cracking down on the tradition:The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/moon-over-amtrak-got-city-officials-saying-no-to-crack/

Toddler Beat Cops at Hide-and-Seek

Natalie Jasmer was so good at hide-and-seek that her frantic family called the cops to help them look for the two-year-old toddler:Natalie went missing Tuesday evening while playing the game with her brother and sist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/toddler-beat-cops-at-hide-and-seek/

San Francisco's Multicoloured Salt Ponds

The beautifully colored patches that you see here are in fact salt evaporation ponds that can be seen when you are flying over San Fransico Bay. Find out what causes these colors, see more pictures. and find an interac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/san-franciscos-multicoloured-salt-ponds/

How the Turtle Got its Shell

You only have to look at a turtle once to realize how different they are from other vertebrates. Where did that shell come from? The shell itself is made from broadened and flattened ribs, fused to parts of the turt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/how-the-turtle-got-its-shell/

McDonalds Menu Items From Around The World

Cultural differences call for different food, so when a food company like McDonalds goes global, the menu items in other countries can seem a bit strange to Americans. Hot dogs or pasta for breakfast? McSpaghetti? Bana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/mcdonalds-menu-items-from-around-the-world/

7 “Flying” Animals

Birds, bugs, and bats propel themselves through the air with wings, but other animals also travel through the air by gliding, leaping, or parachuting. This mental_floss article takes a look at seven creatures you would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/7-%e2%80%9cflying%e2%80%9d-animals/

Getting Electricity From Urine

Don't dispose of that liquid gold, there's money to be made from the hydrogen in it. Hydrogen can be an abundant source of energy, but it's hard to store inexpensively: Gerardine Botte, an Ohio University profess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/getting-electricity-from-urine/

In-Car Pizza Oven

Have you ever found yourself driving your car and saying "Hey, I'd like to have a freshly-baked pizza right now, but I don't want to stop driving"? Well, you're in luck! You can plug this 12-volt pizza oven directl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/in-car-pizza-oven/

Prey Alone

Prey Alone (Video Link) Prey Alone is a 2005 short film by Stephen St. Leger and James Mather. It's about a mysterious stranger who shoots and races his way out of a city, and the cop trying to stop him. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/prey-alone/

Hello Kitty Taser

Just in case you've been looking for the Hello Kitty Taser, you may as well give up because it's not a real product. TASER International has announced that they do NOT sell a Hello Kitty version of the weapon. However,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/10/hello-kitty-taser/
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