Archive for July 28th, 2009

The Monkey Aristocracy

The Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey has a permanent display called "Musical Machines & Living Dolls", featuring over 700 antique automata, including quite a few fancily-dressed mechanical monkeys from France. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/the-monkey-aristocracy/

Folsom Prison Blues

(YouTube link) Warning: adorableness alert. 5-year-old Wesley performs Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" at the 2009 Spring Coffee Shop Jam in Seattle. Link -via Videogum johnny cash, performance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/folsom-prison-blues/

Life-Sized Mouse Trap

(YouTube Link) Ever played the children's board game Mouse Trap? These Britons decided to build a life-sized version in order to raise money for a hospice: "Over a few pints a group of friends decided it wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/life-sized-mouse-trap/

A Submarine That Can Go 100 Knots

The fastest submarine in the US Navy can go only 25 to 30 knots. But the Electric Boat Corporation, the primary designer for US Navy submarines, is trying to design one that can reach up to 100 knots. It plans on testi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/a-submarine-that-can-go-100-knots/

Untrained Monkey Herds Goats

Some jobs could be done by a trained monkey.  So it's all the more impressive that an untrained monkey on a farm in India herds 75 goats out to and back from the fields every day. National Geographic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/untrained-money-herds-goats/

Blue Food Dye Treats Spine Injury in Rats

Researchers weren't looking for the effects of blue dye on spinal cord injuries, but there it is. What researcher were looking for was any chemical that was similar to the P2X7 receptor that blocks ATP, which causes infl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/blue-food-dye-treats-spine-injury-in-rats/

Hollow Spy Coins

Brian Dereu makes and sells hollow spy coins, bolts, and spikes to safely hide data and other information. The Coins hide microSD cards, the bolts and spike can hold messages and other items.During the Cold War, Spie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/hollow-spy-coins/

Iran's Subterrenean City

The Kish Qanat is an amazing feet of human engineering that covers over 10,000 square metres underground. The tunnel complex, built before the Roman Empire, serves as a way to transport water from Iran's mountain region...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/irans-subterrenean-city/

Holding Back the Sahara with a Bacterial Wall

The Sahara Desert is growing, consequently reducing food production in the area and therefore inducing poverty. But architect Magnus Larsson has an ambitious and fanciful plan to use bacteria to create a calcite wall on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/holding-back-the-sahara-with-a-bacterial-wall/

The Cheese Sculptures of Sarah Kaufmann

Sarah Kaufmann carves sculptures out of blocks of cheese. A native of Wisconsin who studied art and worked in the dairy industry, she was born for this work. The picture above is of Kaufmann and her sculpture of Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/28/the-cheese-sculptures-of-sarah-kaufmann/
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