Archive for September 12th, 2009

Sci-fi Corridors

Corridors in science fiction movies may seem like a strange subject for an article, but that’s just because you’ve never thought about them. Martin Anderson notices them, rates them, and brings them to you for co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/sci-fi-corridors/

How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness

The Framingham Heart Study began in 1948 and followed over 5,000 participants for decades. The volunteers made up 40% of the population of Framingham, Massachusetts. In 2003, Nicholas Christakis, a social scientist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/how-medical-data-revealed-secret-to-health-and-happiness/

Why We Blush: An Evolutionary Explanation

Jesse Bering writes in Scientific American that blushing may have evolved in the human race as a means of ameliorating conflict. By reducing the possibility of deception, it encouraged socially constructive beh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/why-we-blush-an-evolutionary-explanation/

Monkey Mischief: Bad Baboons Burgle Bloomers

If you plan to visit the Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool, England, beware of monkeys. Bad, bad monkeys:The cheeky monkeys - who are known for tearing off the odd wiper or wing mirror - have been targeting cars ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/monkey-mischief-bad-baboons-burgle-bloomers/

Unfortunate Advertisement Placement

Here is a list 15 ordinary advertisements that likely wouldn't be neat if it weren't for the poor placement.  Personally, I ignore ads for the most part so I don't think i would be the one to notice the Folgers ad pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/unfortunate-advertisement-placement/

XP3 Ultra Clock: Using Persistence of Vision to Tell the Time

XP3 Ultra Clock, a "persistence of vision" clock - $59.95This one's a classic, but it's still pretty nifty. Here's a clock that uses an oscillating wand with LEDs and the concept of the persistence of vision to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/xp3-ultra-clock-using-persistence-of-vision-to-tell-the-time/

Illusion Table by John Brauer

Love, love, love this Illusion side table by designer John Brauer of Essey - the table is handmade from acrylic to look like a draped tablecloth! Design Year Book has more pics: Link - via FreshBumptable, illusion, John...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/illusion-table-by-john-brauer/

Wacky Anti-Piracy Methods of Yore

Software piracy ain't anything new (before there was the Internet and all these fancy P2P piracy, there was the old school Sneakernet kind). Royal Pingdom blog has a very interesting, blast-from-the-past article about fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/wacky-anti-piracy-methods-of-yore/

Junior Fritz Jacquet's Toilet Paper Roll Origami

Artwork by Junior Fritz Jacquet, photo by Matthieu GauchetJunior Fritz Jacquet is a paper artist unlike any other: his medium of choice is the cardboard core of a toilet paper roll! Village of Joy has the gallery - via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/junior-fritz-jacquets-toilet-paper-roll-origami/

Hangin' Out at IKEA

Capitalizing on the viral popularity of People of Walmart blog (previously on Neatorama here), there's a new blog called the People of IKEA. While that's nifty and all, there's an even stranger IKEA phenomenon: Chinese p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/hangin-out-at-ikea/

Computer Engineers Are Most Likely To Crash

According to a survey of accident claims by Churchill Car Insurance, computers aren't the only thing computer programmers engineers like to crash - they are also likely to crash their cars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/computer-engineers-are-most-likely-to-crash/

Negative Space by Noma Bar

Negative Space by Noma BarThe so-simple-they're-genius artwork of Israeli graphic designer Noma Bar is making the rounds on the Interweb and it's easy to see why. Here are a few selection from his new book Negative Space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/12/negative-space-by-noma-bar/






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