Archive for September 17th, 2009

They Removed the Scar Tissue and Read “Hamburger”

John Manley of Wilmington, North Carolina suffered frequent pneumonia and coughing spells for over a year before the real culprit was found: there was a jagged inch-long piece of plastic lodged in his left lung. It turne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/they-removed-the-scar-tissue-and-read-%e2%80%9chamburger%e2%80%9d/

Beer-Proof Lederhosen for Oktoberfest

Traditional lederhosen can cost up to €700 a pair, and one good beer spill can ruin them. So what are you going to wear to Oktoberfest? Austrian restaurant owner Peter Kolb has an alternative: swim trunks he designed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/beer-proof-lederhosen-for-oktoberfest/

Incredible Tree Growth

One of the most amazing things about plants is their ability to grow through all kinds of obstacles. When trees manage to do so, the spectacle is even more amazing because it is on such a grand scale. There are even...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/incredible-tree-growth/

Newest Travel Craze - Sleeping In Beds Of Hay

The travel industry may be suffering during these tough economic times, but hotels in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have found a way to attract new visitors - let them sleep in beds of freshly raked hay in converted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/newest-travel-craze-sleeping-in-beds-of-hay/

20 Strangest Craigslist Advertisements

The Daily Telegraph has assembled what it considers to be the twenty strangest ads ever placed on Craigslist. These include a chair that Ralph Nader once (possibly) sat in, a drunk clown, and a woman who would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/20-strangest-craigslist-advertisements/

Did Prehistoric Britain Have a Land Navigation Network?

David Derbyshire writes in The Daily Mail that ancient Britons may have developed a sophistated land navigation system among various sites and markers. Amateur archaeologist Tom Brooks has analyzed 1,500 prehis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/did-prehistoric-britain-have-a-land-navigation-network/

Hiroshi Sugimoto's Photographs of Electricity

Photo: Hiroshi Sugimoto Hiroshi Sugimoto is a Japanese photograher who takes pictures of electrical charges. His exhibit "Lightning Fields" is currently on display at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. Sugimoto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/hiroshi-sugimotos-photographs-of-electricity/

Surgical Videos from the 1930s

(YouTube Link) Courtesy of the British Medical Asssociation, Wired has a collection of seven videos from the 1930s showing common surgeries. They're good demonstrations of what has changed and what hasn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/surgical-videos-from-the-1930s/

Blind Woman Can See Again After a Tooth Is Implanted in Her Eye

Katherine Harmon writes in Scientific American that a Mississippi woman blind for the past nine years can see 20/70 after one of her own teeth was surgically implanted in one of her eyes: To begin the mon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/blind-woman-can-see-again-after-a-tooth-is-implanted-in-her-eye/

Cable Train Runs on the Weight of Sewage

Kris at Low Tech Magazine explains how furniculars, those cable trains that were built up the sides of hills and mountains, often ran on water! The two cars were connected by cables, so you added 400 gallons of water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/cable-train-runs-on-the-weight-of-sewage/

The Lost Art of Teapot Blowing

So, you've got a teapot full of tea and an empty cup, what do you do? Pour yourself an nice and warm cup of tea? No, of course not silly! You put your mouth against the top of teapot and blow as hard as you can, of cours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/the-lost-art-of-teapot-blowing/

New World Record Tallest Man

Move over, Bao Xishun and Leonid Stadnik (who was stripped of his title) the Guinness Book of World Records has certified that 27-year-old Sultan Kosen from Turkey is the world’s tallest man. Kosen is eight feet an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/new-world-record-tallest-man/

The Five-Word Acceptance Speeches at the Webby Awards

(YouTube Link) The Webby Awards have been given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences since 1996 for achievement on the Internet. Winners are limited to five-word acceptance speeches. The above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/the-five-word-acceptance-speeches-at-the-webby-awards/

Thirsty Bats Swooping Down for a Drink

These photos are truly spectacular! Wouldn't you just fall in love with these beautiful creatures? The pains wildlife photographer Kim Taylor took to get these shots are just as interesting! Swooping low over a gard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/thirsty-bats-swooping-down-for-a-drink/

Old Robots Website

This is just about the coolest thing I've seen today: a giant online collection of vintage educational and toy robots from the 1980s. It made me miss my old Tomy Omnibot ... Link - via swissmissIf you like that, don't mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/old-robots-website/

Normandy Photos: World War II and Today

CAEN (L) 10 July 1944 - Residents looking after a Canadian bulldozer clearing rubble in the streets. Photo: Archives Canada (R) Photo: Patrick ElieHistorian Patrick Elie took old pictures of the rubble-strewn French city...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/normandy-photos-world-war-ii-and-today/

Are We Seeing the General Collapse of Civility?

Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and Serena Williams - what do these three have in common? Well, unless you've been living in a cave, you probably know that they all got in hot water over their recent outbursts.But are these inci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/are-we-seeing-the-general-collapse-of-civility/

Now THIS is Art: Giant Tinfoil Ball

Giant Tinfoil Ball, 2009 by Emily KeeginI crumple up tinfoil sheets all the time, but never once did I consider what I've made was actually - gasp - art. Behold the Giant Tinfoil Ball, by Emily Keegin: http://www.emilyke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/now-this-is-art-giant-tinfoil-ball/

Say Hello to the Electron Cloud

Scientists at the Kharkov Institute for Physics and Technology in Ukraine have achieved what seemed to be a dauntingly impossible task: they've managed to take an image of a single carbon atom's electron cloud:This i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/say-hello-to-the-electron-cloud/

Tron Light Cycles in LEGO

LEGO MOC by 2x4 [Flickr] | Tron PhotosetTron is one of my all time favorite Sci-Fi movies and it's a pleasure to see that almost three decades later, it's still inspiring its fans. Here's a fantastic diorama of the Tron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/tron-light-cycles-in-lego/

The Problem With Young People Trading Cards

Forget baseball cards! Here's The Problem With Young People Trading Cards from the oh-so-crabby-he's-great Donald Mills of The Problem With Young People Today Is ... blog: Link - via Nag on the Lakeyoung people,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/the-problem-with-young-people-trading-cards/

The 15 Weirdest Music Videos Of All Time

There have certainly been many odd music videos over the years. The short format seems to invite experimentation and risk taking. Brainz has collected 15 of the weirdest videos of all time, including a gem from Leonard N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/the-15-weirdest-music-videos-of-all-time/

10 Humiliating Reasons People Have Been Arrested

Being arrested is bad enough without having some embarrassing details publicized as well. Someday, when your grandchildren ask you if you've ever been in the newspaper, on TV, or published on the 'net, you'll be glad you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/10-humiliating-reasons-people-have-been-arrested/




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