Archive for October 9th, 2009

The World’s Largest Shopping Mall

The largest shopping mall in the world is no longer the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The South China Mall near Guangzhou, China is twice as big! This is not a success story; there are only about a dozen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/the-worlds-largest-shopping-mall/

Seats of Gold

Sportswriter Wright Thompson tried out the "Legends" section at the new Yankee Stadium. The seats originally went for $2,500. Now they are mostly empty, even though the price has dropped to $1,250. In telling the story o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/seats-of-gold/

Saturn's Hexagon

There's a strange hexagon shape at the north pole of the planet Saturn.  It was spotted 20 years ago, and Cassini confirms it's still there.  Is it some alien fortress/outpost?  Or something surprisingly cooler? *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/saturns-hexagon/

Bullet Impacts in Super-Slow Motion

(YouTube Link) This 10-minute video shows the impact of bullets on various targets at 1 million frames per second. It was made by Werner Mehl, an engineer noted for his development of high-speed photography: *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/bullet-impacts-in-super-slow-motion/

How Many Ways Can You Reuse a Dumpster?

Photo: Tomas Valenzuela Artist and environmental activist Oliver Bishop-Young's project "Skip Conversions" tried to find creative and often amusing ways of recycling unwanted products. One example was a dumpster, whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/how-many-ways-can-you-reuse-a-dumpster/

When Did Humans First Start Drinking Milk?

At the blog Food & Think, Amanda Bensen asks "Have you ever stopped to think about how strange it is that we drink the breast milk of another species?" She did some research on the history of milk drinking and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/when-did-humans-first-start-drinking-milk/

Que Sera Sera

[http://youtu.be/H2V3uYjHM_0](YouTube link)This ad for the Thai Insurance Company features children from the Srisangwan School for the disabled, a project of the Princess Mother’s Volunteer Foundation. http://www.t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/que-sera-sera/

Actual Newspaper Story or Onion Headline?

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Anyone who reads The Weird Week in Review at mental floss knows that news stories can be hard to believe. Anyone who reads The Onion knows that fake news can highlight real i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/actual-newspaper-story-or-onion-headline/

The 10 Greatest Books Adapted Into Movies

Here’s a list sure to spark debate. Which is better, the movie or the book? Usually one is much better than the other. With the ten books and movies listed here, it’s all a matter of opinion because both the book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/the-10-greatest-books-adapted-into-movies/

America’s Most Annoying Phrase

A recent poll asked Americans what the most annoying phrase they’ve heard is, and 47% of respondents answered “whatever”. It is believed that this is the actual phrase they found annoying, and not just a dismissive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/americas-most-annoying-phrase/

Wack-A-Banker

Engineeer and cartoonist Tim Hunkin created an arcade game that at first appears to be an ATM or banking kiosk. When coins are inserted, the banking poster drops and reveals Wack-A-Banker, giving you an opportunity t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/wack-a-banker/

Time To Hit the Panic Button: Universe Ending Faster Than Expected

The entropy of the universe may be 100 times worse than expected. Ron Cowen writes in Science News that recent research suggests that the universe will degrade faster physicists had previously thought: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/time-to-hit-the-panic-button-universe-ending-faster-than-expected/

Creative Lifeguard Stations Around the World

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Bedsearcher has a collection of pictures of colorful and creative lifeguard stations that can be found around the world. Pictured above is one by engineer Ulrich Müther and architect Dietric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/creative-lifeguard-stations-around-the-world/

The Mysterious Disappearance of Four Comic Book Characters

Comic strips - they’re usually happy, fun, lighthearted places (unless you prefer the likes of Rex Morgan. But behind the smiles sometimes lie sinister secrets- the mysterious and questionable disappearanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/09/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-four-comic-book-characters/






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