Archive for August 13th, 2009

LED Man

"Man With No Shadow" is a life-sized art installation by Makoto Tojiki.  It consists of LED lights at the ends of wires of different lengths suspended from the ceiling. It made its debut this April in Milan at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/led-man/

Animal Psychology: How Squirrels Learn to Steal

Scientists interested in the ability of gray squirrels learn from watching other squirrels have come up with an ingenious (albeit a bit iffy from a moral perspective) study: teaching 'em to steal!The study suggests t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/animal-psychology-how-squirrels-learn-to-steal/

Colonel Sanders Long Lost Sister Found in China

There's something very familiar about the logo of the Ji'a'po fast food chain in China ...Ji’a'po is a fast food chain founded in 2007 and now there are about a hundred stores in China. What make people impressed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/colonel-sanders-long-lost-sister-found-in-china/

Amazing Video of Fire Ants Making a Living Life Boat

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A042J0IDQK4][YouTube - Link]A little flood isn't going to stop a couple thousand of good fire ants in the Amazon jungle. Take a look at this amazing BBC Wildlife video of how fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/amazing-video-of-fire-ants-making-a-living-life-boat/

Albert Fish: The Vampire of Brooklyn

In 1920s, mutilated bodies of murdered children turned up in the streets of New York City. The crimes were so horrific that they were quickly attributed to a boogieman. The truth was more mundane but much more distur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/albert-fish-the-vampire-of-brooklyn/

Luxury Resort Offers $19 Room. The Catch? There's No Bed!

The Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego is trying a new tactic for drawing guests in a struggling economy: the "Survivor Package." For $19 a night, guests get a tent to sleep in (no mattress, linens, lights, or ai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/luxury-resort-offers-19-room-the-catch-theres-no-bed/

Woman Booked Plane's Entire Business Class to Fly Dog

An Israeli woman paid $32,000 for the entire Business Class of an El Al flight to allow her dog (and an accompanying vet) to fly with her. She told reporters any price was worth it to keep her pet free from the stress of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/woman-booked-planes-entire-business-class-to-fly-dog/

Navy Sends Officer Uniform in Letter

Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore has come up with a clever new marketing campaign in a search for new recruits for the Singapore Navy. They sent over 6,000 letters containing a fold out uniform to help the students better...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/navy-sends-officer-uniform-in-letter/

Geeky Papercraft

Only the geekiest of papercraft projects made the cut for this excellent list from oobject. Take a look at what happened when geeks get their hands on construction paper:Whether a novice or a paper-folding master, pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/geeky-papercraft/

Hello from Earth: Send a Message to a Nearby Planet

Hello from Earth! is a program by COSMOS, an Australian science magazine. Using the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, it will transmit Internet user-submitted messages to Gliese 581d, a potentially Earth-like p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/hello-from-earth-send-a-message-to-a-nearby-planet/

Shark Beanbag Chair

Oh, I want one of these! Sit down in a shark's open mouth to enjoy the latest marine nature documentary on TV. $19.95, beans not included. http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/shark-bean-bag-cover/ -via Unique Daily furnit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/shark-beanbag-chair/

Facial Expressions Vary from East to West

A recent study published in the journal Current Biology suggests that facial expressions may be culturally-bound, rather than universal: University of Glasgow researchers enlisted 13 Western Caucasians an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/facial-expressions-vary-from-east-to-west/

The World's Youngest Practical Shooter

(YouTube Link) At the age of six, Miko Andres from the Philippines is thought to be the world's youngest competitive practical shooter. Practical shooting is a sport in which participants shoot rapidly at multiple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/the-worlds-youngest-practical-shooter/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Amazing one-man Looping Song by an Indie Musician The description of this video says he made it all in one take- and it reall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/videosift-clips-of-the-week-35/

How Secure Are Your Private Photos?

The Found Photos project consists of a collection of private photos which file-sharing users have unknowingly made public when installing P2P software. The result is a pastiche of modern life upon which you can't fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/how-secure-are-your-private-photos/

Death Masks of the Famous

Before the age of photography, there was a strange custom of making  a plaster cast of the face of the recently departed. These "death masks" were mementos of the dead, though they also had other purpo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/death-masks-of-the-famous/

Kid Finds Rubber Duck Shaped Potato

Four-year old Zachary Clouter dug up quite an unusual potato in his parents' garden: a spud shaped exactly like a rubber duckie!When four-year-old Zachary Clouter was asked to help out on his parents allotment, he di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/kid-finds-rubber-duck-shaped-potato/

10 Horrifying Original Endings of Fairy Tales

We all grew up with the beloved Disney versions of fairy tales and stories, which have wonderful "all's well that ends well" happy endings.  What you may not know is that Disney left out a few horrifying d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/10-horrifying-original-endings-of-fairy-tales/

Color Picker Pen by Jinsu Park

In a case of life emulating Photoshop, Korean designer Jinsu Park created this concept "Color Picker Pen" that can sense and then draw in the appropriate color:the color picker pen enables colors in the env...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/color-picker-pen-by-jinsu-park/

DIY Floating Water Bike

Humans may not be able to walk on water, but an invention by Li Weiguo let us bike on water! Behold the amphibious bicycle, made by water containers jerry-rigged into pontoons:Li Weiguo's daughter Li Jin rides the hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/diy-floating-water-bike/

Recycled Shipping Containers Transformed Into Trendy Homes

Who would have thought that shipping containers could be used in making beautiful homes? In this post at Green Diary, blogger Aditi Justa explored 10 of the most interesting homes (and structures) built with recycled shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/recycled-shipping-containers-transformed-into-trendy-homes/

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg][YouTube - Link]In December of 1995, astronomers did a risky experiment with the Hubble Space Telescope. They pointed it to a region in space the size of a speck of dus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/13/the-hubble-ultra-deep-field-in-3d/
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