Archive for August 12th, 2009

Dogs As Smart As Toddlers

New research has revealed that dogs are as intelligent as two year old children. The study pointed to border collies being the smartest breed, followed by poodles. Interestingly, the average dog also seems to have the so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/dogs-as-smart-as-toddlers/

A Device to Help Blind People Draw

Still in the concept stage, the Touch Color is a device that would allow visually impaired people to create two-dimensional art: This innovative device comprises a Rainbow Picker in a form of a scroll wheel, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/a-device-to-help-blind-people-draw/

Orange County Choppers Builds Its First Electric Motorcycle

Orange County Choppers, the New York-based custom motorcycle shop, is famous for its loud, raked-back choppers. The shop is also the scene of the TLC reality show American Chopper. Recently, OCC worked wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/orange-county-choppers-builds-its-first-electric-motorcyle/

Cat Saves Man from Burning Home

With most "pet saves family from fire" stories, it's easy to assume that the pet woke someone up because it wanted OUT of the house. In this case, the cat came in from outside, and it didn't even live t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/cat-saves-man-from-burning-home/

Giant Planet Orbits Backwards

Astronomers with the Wide Area Search for Planets have discovered a planet, dubbed WASP-17, that is twice the size of Jupiter. That makes it the largest planet ever discovered. Unlike any other planet discovered so far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/planet-orbits-backwards/

Man Builds Batmobile Go-Cart

Ebay user tully712 made a go-cart modeled after the Batmobile in the movies Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He's selling plans for it and a license to build it. The bidding currently stands at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/man-builds-batmobile-go-cart/

Happy Birthday, Wizard!

The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz premiered 70 years ago today at The Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. It didn't premiere in Hollywood until three days later. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss brings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/happy-birthday-wizard/

Duck has a Sandal

Lucky the duckling is very lucky to have been adopted by an orthopedic nurse after she broke her leg, which left her with a right foot that bent the wrong way. Alison Morgan of Newport, Wales, performs physical therapy o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/duck-has-a-sandal/

Street View of a Racetrack

The Google Street View photographs of Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California were taken during a race! Unfortunately, the photographs don't go all the way to the finish line. Link -via redditmaps, Gogle S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/street-view-of-a-racetrack/

The Color of Dinosaurs

Scientists thought they'd never know what colors the dinosaurs were, since fossils are rock-colored and even recently-discovered mummified scraps of the animals are faded. Jakob Vinther, a graduate student at Yale, was r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/the-color-of-dinosaurs/

Caffeine vs. Calories

This infographic shows you which products (mostly coffee drinks) have the least and most caffeine and calories by plotting them on a graph, with some familiar foods on the left for reference. This is why I drink black...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/caffeine-vs-calories/

This Was Painted by a Six-Year Old

Remarkable talent, don't you think? Kieron Williamson of Norfolk, UK didn't draw anything a year ago, but now he's had first gallery exhibition: Spurred on by images on the Internet and in art books - and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/this-was-painted-by-a-six-year-old/

Math Mom: If I've Told You N Times, I've Told You N+1 Times

Katie would make one great math mom!Math Mom: If I've Told You N Times, I've Told You N+1 TimesI can practically hear my mother's voice saying "if I told you once, I've told you a thousand times." Well, for thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/12/math-mom-if-ive-told-you-n-times-ive-told-you-n1-times/
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