Archive for August 29th, 2009

500 Colored Pencils

We all know that you can use colored pencils to create art, but can a collection of colored pencils themselves be art? Apparently so! Here's a beautiful yet stunningly simple arrangement of 500 colored pencil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/500-colored-pencils/

Study Shows Drinking Beer Improves Bone Density

Many studies have tried to link health benefits to moderate alcohol consumption.  Loss of bone density is a problem in women as they age, but beer has come to the rescue! The study included surveys of women at va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/study-shows-drinking-beer-improves-bone-density/

Wonderful Altoids Hacks

Oobject rounded up some of the best Altoids tin hacks from around the Web. From cameras to flashlights to headphone amps, nothing is safe from the DIY community!The almighty Altoids tin has been torn apart, beat to d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/wonderful-altoids-hacks/

Bizarre Newt Uses Ribs as Weapons

The Spanish ribbed newt has a pretty bizarre defense mechanism - when attacked, it secretes poison and pushes out its ribs until they pierce its skin, creating a row of sharp bones that act like barbs:The newt has to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/bizarre-newt-uses-ribs-as-weapons/

A Walking Operation (The Game): Man Got Tattoos of Medical Equipments That Saved His Life

As a child, Matt spent a lot of time in hospitals - so as an adult, he decided to do an homage of sorts: he got tattoos of the various medical equipments that saved his life! Helen J. Grose of Viceland blog has the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/a-walking-operation-the-game-man-got-tattoos-of-medical-equipments-that-saved-his-life/

The Spectacular Sea of Salt: Salar de Uyuni

The largest and highest salt flats in the world, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, has to be seen to be believed.  Quite an unearthly experience, your attention is first drawn to the mysterious mounds of sand that dot the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/the-spectacular-sea-of-salt-salar-de-uyuni/

The Value of United States Currency in Circulation

Millions of US coins and bills are exchanged daily and billions of them are in circulation.  Visual Economics put together a great graphic to compare the values and number of currency in circulation, and even look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/the-value-of-united-states-currency-in-circulation/

The Suicidal Cows of Switzerland

A recent trend of cows leaping off the high mountain cliffs in the Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen has given rise to speculation. With no natural predators, locals are puzzled as to what could have spooked the cattle into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/the-suicidal-cows-of-switzerland/

Bacon Photo Contest

Do you have a special connection with bacon? Can you get it to pose for you in sexy positions? The Official Bacon Contest at Mr. Baconpants might be your chance to win all kinds of glorious bacon prizes. Categories i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/bacon-photo-contest/

Worst Dog Costume Ever

If you think those professionally created dog costumes are mean to force pets to wear, then you really ought to see the options people turn to when they don't just buy the pre-made costumes. I guess this is why Star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/worst-dog-costume-ever/

12 Eggscellent Things You Can Do with Eggshells

Eggshells are a wonder of nature. They are the perfect packaging for bird babies and the food they need. Eggshells are full of calcium. And they have a great many uses after you take the yolk and the white out. I put all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/12-eggscellent-things-you-can-do-with-eggshells/

Otamatone

(YouTube link) Leave it to the Japanese to invent a musical instrument with a face that looks like a cartoon character. The Otamatone was developed by toy company CUBE Works and Maywa Denki, an art collaboration of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/otamatone/

V-Houses

These V-Houses were designed by Heinz Legler for use as eco-friendly shelters. They are in temporary use for workers is a forest near Yelapa, Mexico, but have proved so popular that more have been ordered to house reso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/v-houses/

Glue Toilet Paper Dispenser

This toilet paper dispenser looks like a giant tube of glue! No need to squeeze this tube, just pull the toilet paper out. The back end is sealed with Velcro, so you can easily add more paper. Link -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/glue-toilet-paper-dispenser/

Tactical Bacon

Tactical Bacon is ready-to-eat bacon packed 54 slices to a can for $15.99. It has a ten-year shelf life, which makes it perfect for your underground apocalypse shelter. But when you open it, you’ll have to eat all 54...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/tactical-bacon/

Why Do We Cry?

Research into the subject of why humans cry (and animals don’t) has produced several theories. Some say it’s to shed harmful chemicals from the body. Others theorize that crying is a holdover from the way infants com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/29/why-do-we-cry/
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