Archive for August 5th, 2009

Cost of Parenthood: $221,190

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is apparently concerned with more than raising crops, has announced that the estimated cost of raising a child born in 2008 from birth to age 18 is $221,190. If you adjust for ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/cost-of-parenthood-221190/

2016 Olympics Logos

The International Olympic Committee will decide by October which city will host the 2016 Summer Games. The finalists are Chicago, Madrid, Rio, and Tokyo. The design blog idsgn has the proposed logos for each finalist a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/2016-olympics-logos/

81-Year Old NASCAR Driver

Hershel McGriff, an old NASCAR champion from yesteryear, started racing at the age of 17 in his family's sedan and last competed in 2002. But he just returned and competed at Portland International Raceway, finishin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/81-year-old-nascar-driver/

Hackers Hacked by Fake ATM

At the recent DefCon hackers' convention in Las Vegas, a fake ATM deceived many hackers in attendance: An organizer for the conference said security authorities seized the device. It’s not known how long the ATM...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/hackers-hacked-by-fake-atm/

Legend of Zelda Baby Outfit

Craftster user UpKnitCreek created this Legend of Zelda-inspired Link outfit for a friend's baby shower. For authenticity, she (he?) even put leather soles on the booties and wrapped the whole thing in a wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/legend-of-zelda-baby-outfit/

Neatorama Update - Mystery Sale and Upcoming Queue Contest

Mystery Sale - July 2009 UpdatePhew! After about two weeks of hard work, we've finally shipped out all Mystery Sale orders. If you haven't received yours yet, especially if you live outside of the United...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/neatorama-update-mystery-sale-and-upcoming-queue-contest/

Why Technology Loves Rounded Rectangles: They're Easier on the Eye

Ever wonder why so many tech gadgets, OS windows and images all have rounded corners?  It may be more than just visual appeal.  The rounded corners may make things easier on the eye!Nänni confirmed my theo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/why-technology-loves-rounded-rectangles-theyre-easier-on-the-eye/

Liebherr R9800 Excavator Car Wash

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Frk2H-g3CQ][YouTube - Link] This short video clip shows why it's a bad idea to get your car washed with a Liebherr R9800 Excavator. If you're curious, the shovel has a capac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/liebherr-r9800-excavator-car-wash/

Sailors with a Sweet Tooth

Whaling was a profitable industry throughout the second half of the 19th century. One sperm whale could net a ship up to three tons of spermaceti, or whale oil, which was used for lamp oil and in many other products. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/sailors-with-a-sweet-tooth/

Tooth Grown from Stem Cells

Scientists from the the Tokyo University of Science used mouse stem cells to grow a new tooth that worked like a charm in a mouse's mouth. The cells were grown in a lab dish until a tiny tooth "bud" formed. It was then t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/05/tooth-grown-from-stem-cells/




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