Archive for September 30th, 2009

Zombie Bunny

Artist Amy Rawson (previously at Neatorama) has created a cute-as-can-be needle felted zombie bunny for Halloween. Or at least, it's cute on the side its eyeball isn’t falling out of! See more pictures at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/zombie-bunny/

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

There's a lot of fascinating things about molecular biology (I should know, I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology) - but a lot of students get discouraged from learning it because it is taught poorly in scho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/the-manga-guide-to-molecular-biology/

Gyroscopic Wheel Replaces Training Wheels on Bicycles

(YouTube Link) Bicycle maker Gyrobike has invented the "Gyrowheel" -- a wheel with a motor-driven gyroscope inside that helps keep it upright. The manufacturer hopes to market it as a replacement for traditional tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/gyroscopic-wheel-replaces-training-wheels-on-bicycles/

Postmodern Vacation Graph

We go on vacation to unwind, and relieve stress.  Well, at least that used to be the case.  I hear and see this phenomenon more and more often, although I'm relatively good at avoiding it.  PHD Comics has a great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/postmodern-vacation-graph/

A Scientific Paper Explaining Superman's Powers

Ryan North of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics asked his friend Ben Tippett to write a formal paper explaining the coherency of Superman's amazing powers. It's a very math and physics-heavy article, so I won't try to unders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/a-scientific-paper-explaining-supermans-powers/

Pink Bear Poop

Photo: Bettyboop4 [Flickr]National Geographic Traveler's Intelligent Travel (and now Neatorama) blogger Marilyn Terrell just came back from a trip to the Yukon Territory in Canada. Naturally, she's got lots of stories ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/pink-bear-poop/

Nothing Says It's Over Like Fried Goldfish

A woman in Texas was so angry at her former common-law husband that she decided to fry and eat his pet goldfish.  The not-so-lucky 7 gold fish were bought by the couple during happier days.  Police say it's  a civil n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/nothing-says-its-over-like-fried-goldfish/

Powered Exoskeleton Can Lift 220 Pounds

(YouTube Link) Panasonic subsidiary Activelink is developing the "Dual Arm Amplification Robot" -- an exoskeleton that allows the user to lift heavy weights. It hopes to have to have a working model by 2015, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/powered-exoskeleton-can-lift-220-pounds/

This Little Piggy Gets Warm

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAipJYYqDqw] Farmer Richard Johnson in Humberside, England, has an effective solution for chilly piglets who can't grab a spot next to mom ... Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]Vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/this-little-piggy-gets-warm/

Dwarf Village is a Theme Park

120 little people live in a village near Kunming, China. The village was set up to protect the dwarves from discrimination. You can’t live there if you are over 4 feet 3 inches tall. Now the group has turned itsel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/dwarf-village-is-a-theme-park/

Video Game Questions Your Ethical Standards While Deleting Files from Your Computer

(Video Link) Zach Gage says that he created the free video game Lose/Lose to make people question their ethical assumptions. The game is similar to Space Invaders, but every time you kill an alien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/video-game-questions-your-ethical-standards-while-deleting-files-from-your-computer/

Man Buried in SPARCstation Case

After he "left for the great data bank in the sky," Alan was memorialized by his family in the most dignified manner possible: inside a 1990s-era SPARCstation CPU case inscribed with his name, the years of his life, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/man-buried-in-sparcstation-case/

Fat Skunk Put on Diet

A skunk named Mr. Bumble was turned over to the RSPCA when his owners could no longer handle him. The skunk, who loves bacon sandwiches, weighed in at 14 pounds! Mr. Bumble is now at Tropiquaria Animal Park in Watchet, E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/fat-skunk-put-on-diet/

Rube Goldberg Breakfast Machine

Photo: Design Boom The Breakfast Machine is an art installation by Yuri Suzuki and Masa Kimura that makes a full breakfast for users through an elaborate series of Rube Goldberg-like devices. Pictured above is the se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/rube-goldberg-breakfast-machine/

Art of Photography Show

"Parting Seas" by Adam Lau If you're going to be in the San Diego area between now and November 1st, be sure to stop by the Lyceum Theater Gallery and see the winners of this year's global contest.  From My Modern Met'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/art-of-photography-show/

Neverland Rides Find New Life

When you pay a visit to your county or state fair, or when a carnival comes to town, you may get a chance to ride on one of Michael Jackson’s amusement park rides. The rides were sold to amusement companies around the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/neverland-rides-find-new-life/

The Anatomy of Japanese Monsters

See inside Godzilla, Gamera, and a couple of other movie monsters in poster form. If I could only read Japanese to find out where their weak spots are, then I, too, could save the world! http://www.kontraband.com/pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/the-anatomy-of-japanese-monsters/

Ultraman Monsters on Transformer Boxes

Creative electric transformer boxes like this one - decorated with Ultraman [Wikipedia] monster silhouette paintings - can now be seen on the streets of Sukagawa City in Japan. Linkjapan, ultraman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/ultraman-monsters-on-transformer-boxes/

911 Dispatcher Got Call That Own House Was On Fire!

For 11 years, Mike Bowes has been working as a 911 dispatcher for the Quincy Police Department in Massachusetts. He's heard of everything from baby deliveries to deaths, but this call was probably the most shocking to hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/30/911-dispatcher-got-call-that-own-house-was-on-fire/
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