Archive for July 22nd, 2009

One Giant Screwup for Mankind

NASA managed to put a man on the moon and broadcast the event live to half a billion people on earth. The footage wasn't great, but we were glad to see it anyway. It turns out that the images from the moon to the earth w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/one-giant-screwup-for-mankind/

Wedding Processional

[http://youtu.be/4-94JhLEiN0] (YouTube link)The wedding party enters the sanctuary in an unconventional fashion. Say what you will about the staging; this is obviously a joyous occasion for all concerned. -via reddit*str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/wedding-processional/

Don’t Tell The Colonel! Man Duplicates KFC Recipe. Maybe.

Ron Douglas was challenged by his wife to crack the super-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices in the KFC recipe. He now has a website (and a book deal) spilling the beans on how to make your very own restaurant food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/dont-tell-the-colonel-man-duplicates-kfc-recipe-maybe/

Everyday Life Under our Alien Overlords

Artist Franco Brambilla depicts scenes of pleasant, everyday life during and after aliens have conquered the Earth. To do so, he superimposes aliens over actual postcards of serene landscapes. It's like Norman Rock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/everyday-life-under-our-alien-overlords/

Roboticists Argue for Robot System of Ethics

Since scientists are out to kill us again, what with flesh-eating robots, ethicists and roboticists have called for revisions to Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics: A human-robot co-existence society could emerge by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/roboticists-argue-for-robot-system-of-ethics/

Doing Without Money (on purpose!)

Daniel Suelo lives in a tiny cave in Utah. Instead of working for money, he spends his time foraging for food because he believes that living without money is a better way. Nine years ago, after volunteering with the Pea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/doing-without-money-on-purpose/

Skating Down a Roller Coaster

German daredevil Dirk Auer established a new world record when he raced down a 860-meter wood roller coaster track in under a minute. He maintained an average speed of 56 mph on custom skates that he built himself:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/skating-down-a-roller-coaster/

How the Venus Flytrap Evolved

Charles Darwin was fascinated with the Venus Flytrap and other carnivorous plants. How did such a thing arise through natural selection? Botanists Don Waller and Thomas Gibson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison beli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/how-the-venus-flytrap-evolved/

The Cellscope -- A Microscope Adapter for Your Cellphone

As an assignment, Professor Daniel Fletcher of the University of California at Berkeley instructed students to build a functional microscope from a cell phone and a few lenses. When they completed the project, Fletcher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/the-cellscope-a-microscope-adapter-for-your-cellphone/

The Shweeb -- A Human-Powered Monorail

(YouTube Link) The Schweeb is an experimental transit system in New Zealand that combines the bicycle and a monorail track. Users lie down individual pods and work the pedals to move forward: Our proposal to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/the-shweeb-a-human-powered-monorail/

The Island of California, and other Fascinating Ancient Maps

Here is a collection of 20 quirky, bizarre and historical maps, covering many areas of the world. War maps, demographic maps, William Clark's hand-drawn map, and the island of California. What?Believe it or not, expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/the-island-of-california-and-other-fascinating-ancient-maps/

The Busker's Handbook

What are the rules that you have to follow when you want to be a busker? Which songs can or shouldn't you play? This funny blog is your guideline, including a diary of an unfortunate busker. Consider this excerpt from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/the-buskers-handbook/

Lost Love Letter Reunites Couple

A British man and his Spanish sweetheart have finally married after 16 years apart, brought together by a love letter thought lost. Steven Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both 42 years of age, first met 17 years ago when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/lost-love-letter-reunites-couple/

The Amazing Pictures That Explain Why No Two Raindrops Are Alike

It's a question you might find yourself pondering on a wet weekend - why do raindrops come in so many different shapes and sizes? Scientists think they have the answer after filming a single water droplet falling through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/the-amazing-pictures-that-explain-why-no-two-raindrops-are-alike/

Dog Nurses Tiger Cubs

If you were impressed with the dog who wet nursed the red panda cubs, just wait till you read about the dog who adopted these tiger cubs. The page also has photos of a dog in the same area that adopted two lion cubs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/dog-nurses-tiger-cubs/

Make A Radish Into A Mario Mushroom

If you love Mario, you may be interested in learning how to make your own Super Mario Mushroom from a radish.  Perfect for bento boxes or party treats, although, if you're like me, it's nothing you'd ever want to ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/22/make-a-radish-into-a-mario-mushroom/




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