Archive for October 12th, 2009

Joey Skaggs, The Ultimate Hoax Meister

The following is reprinted from The Best of The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. Think everything you read in the newspaper or see on the news has been checked for accuracy? Think again. Sometimes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/joey-skaggs-the-ultimate-hoax-meister/

English and Chinese Dyslexia Are Very Different

Katherine Harmon writes in Scientific American that a new published study reveals substantial differences between how dyslexia impacts English and Chinese-language readers: English speakers who have devel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/english-and-chinese-dyslexia-are-very-different/

Remote-Controlled Robot to Inspect Your Colon

You might or might not consider this to be good news. Enrico Grasso of the University Hospital Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, has developed a pill-sized robot that can crawl around inside a patient, searching for signs of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/remote-controlled-robot-to-inspect-your-colon/

Best/Worst Professions To Date

So the gals over at Lemondrop and the guys over at Asylum each came up with a list.  What are the best professions to date, and what are the worst, regarding both men and women? While these definitely qualify as ster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/bestworst-professions-to-date/

Robots + Monsters

Raise money for charity and support indie artists? What can be better than that? Joe Alterio has relaunched his website Robots + Monsters, where you can order a very cool custom drawings - the ones above are our very own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/robots-monsters/

Discovery of a Vegetarian Spider

There are some 40,000 known species of spiders, but every single one of them is thought to be carnivorous ... except this one. The  Bagheera Kiplingi jumping spider of Central and South America is the first spider f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/discovery-of-a-vegetarian-spider/

Post Secret: New Book Interview with Frank Warren

Forget the CIA, Frank Warren is probably the world's best keeper of secrets. In 2004, Frank started a project called PostSecret, in which he printed 3,000 blank postcards inviting people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/post-secret-new-book-interview-with-frank-warren/

Baby Tuxedo Onesie

If you've have a formal event coming up and need some fancy duds for your high-class baby, consider this fine baby tuxedo available at Corduroy's Closet on Etsy.Link Via Craftzine Image Via Corduroy's ClosetCute, babies,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/baby-tuxedo-onesie/

The 15 Weirdest Animals Around

Have you met the sea pig yet? He's a disgustingly fascinating creature that lives at the bottom of the sea and lives off of any rotting nastiness that falls to the ocean floor. Somehow he's still kind of cute though....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/the-15-weirdest-animals-around/

Disapproving Rabbits

Bunnies make great pets, but there's something about them that's just so condescending. For those of you who need a few more snarky rabbits in your life, try DisapprovingRabbits.com. http://www.disapprovingrabbits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/disapproving-rabbits-2/

Join The Discussion: Should We Pay Fisherman Not To Fish?

Marine biologist and blogger WhySharksMatter presents the latest in his "ethical debate" series, picking a hot topic from the field of conservation biology, presenting both sides, and letting his readers argue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/join-the-discussion-should-we-pay-fisherman-not-to-fish/

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at 30

Although the story was first composed as a radio script, the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was published 30 years ago today. Fans in Britain are marking the occasion by wearing dressing gowns and c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-at-30/

"Watermelon" Tomatoes

The picture above sure looks like a minuscule watermelon doesn't it? Just imagine biting into it, skin and all, to discover it is entirely tomato-y though. That's because the adorable creation is actually made from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/watermelon-tomatoes/

"Cloud" Cloud Writing

Artist Ron English took skywriting to a whole new level when he wrote the word "cloud" five times over Manhattan and let the words slowly become clouds. Lest you think Mr. English is one of those "artists" who thinks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/cloud-cloud-writing/

T-Qualizer

Yep, a t-shirt with a fully functional graphic equalizer embedded on the front. It changes with the music around you, and even reacts to conversation! $39.99 from Think Geek. Link -via Everlasting Blortgeek, Tshirt,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/t-qualizer/

7 Things You Might Not Know About The Twilight Zone

Mental_floss is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Twilight Zone in their own way, by bringing trivia about the show. For example, great acting wasn't exactly a priority during filming of the episodes. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/7-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-twilight-zone/

Solar Footbridge Produces Excess Power

The Kurilpa Bridge crossing the river into Brisbane, Australia is expected to carry around 36,000 pedestrians every week. The world's longest solar foot bridge is 1,500 feet long and sports 84 solar panels. The panel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/solar-footbridge-produces-excess-power/

How (not) To Make Macaroni Salad

It appears that this started out as a ordinary instructional cooking video, and then someone overdubbed it with basic nutritional information.  She is careful to caution that her recipe is "not your conventional macar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/how-not-to-make-macaroni-salad/

Steampunk Toilet

(YouTube Link) Sean Michael Ragan of Make magazine declares that with this video by inventor Patrick Brawley, steampunk has 'jumped the shark': Introducing the Electro-Flush! Technically, TeslaPunk U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/steampunk-toilet/

Bombs Away Shot Glass

Bombs Away Shot Glass - $19.95 (set of 2)The next time you throw a party, make sure you're well armed. The Bombs Away Shot Glasses will definitely make your party a (direct) hit. These shot glasses are made from high-q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/bombs-away-shot-glass/

Hollywood's Top Villains

Forget heroes. I find villains much more interesting. Here's a wonderful montage titled: Heart of Darkness, a Montage, Cinema's Top Human Villains, by YouTube user hh, listing 45 of the best (worst?) Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/hollywoods-top-villains/

Can a Godless Society be a "Good" Society?

Is the belief in (or fear of, depending on your point of view) God necessary to have a "good" society? What would a nation of atheists look like? Would a godless country lead to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/can-a-godless-society-be-a-good-society/

10 Most Awesomely Terrible One-Hit Wonders of the 90's

I'm sad to say that I actually enjoyed these: a list of 10 awesomely terrible one-hit wonders of the 90's over at Karaoke Lounge blog.How can anyone not groove to OMC's How Bizarre, Chumbawamba's Tubthumping and Right Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/10-most-awesomely-terrible-one-hit-wonders-of-the-90s/

Canal+: Wardrobe (The Closet)

This story has got everything: baddies with machine guns, log riding off a waterfall, heavy machinery, pretty lady in bed ... totally plausible, too.Here's a short clip for Canal+ titled "Wardrobe (The Closet)"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/canal-wardrobe-the-closet/

The Frugal Polygamist

Just because you're a polygamist, it doesn't mean that you can't also be frugal. South African Milton Mbhele just got married to 4 brides the frugal way: he did it all at once!The four brides, dressed in flowing whit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/the-frugal-polygamist/

Batman, The Musical

How can you make the Dark Knight just that much more awesome? Simply add a little Neil Patrick Harris - that's right, in the new TV cartoon, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, NPH plays the Music Meister, who can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/12/batman-the-musical/






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