Archive for October 30th, 2009

"Descent From Antiquity" - Genetic Trivia, or a Profound Truth?

A seventh-grader in California has collaborated with her grandfather to produce a genealogical chart demonstrating that Barack Obama is related to all previous United States presidents (except for Martin Van Buren).¬...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/descent-from-antiquity-genetic-trivia-or-a-profound-truth/

Unexpectedly Employable Animals

Seeing-eye dogs, police dogs, and cutting horses: they have nothing on these unexpected employable animals. Some animals have very dangerous jobs. Well, certainly more dangerous than mine!Since the late 1950s the U.S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/unexpected-employable-animals/

Money is the Root of All Evil T-Shirt

Money is the Root of All Evil - $11.95You've heard the common saying "Money is the root of all evil," and now it's been conclusively proven with mathematical precision. From the Neatorama Shop: http://shop.neat...

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Darth Vader Conducting an Orchestra Performing the Imperial March

(YouTube Link) Darth Vader did not approve of how the conductor of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra was leading a performance of The Imperial March, so he stepped in to do the job himself. In the links, you'll fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/darth-vader-conducting-an-orchestras-performing-the-imperial-march/

Fun With Flies in Frankfurt

YouTube Link How do you liven up the Frankfurt Book Fair, and simultaneously get your company's name out there?  Publisher Eichborn (with a fly as its logo) released 200 flies with lightweight banners, attached with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/fun-with-flies-in-frankfurt/

Lightsabers Make Everything Cooler

So says Mathue Shell of Geekstir, who is (presumably) the creator of this photoshop. It's an adaptation of John Trumbull's 1795 painting "The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton", owned by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/lightsabers-make-everything-cooler/

A Giant Version of Guitar Hero Played with Soccer Balls

(YouTube Link) This video is a promotional gimmick for the British rock band Kasabian. It begins with craftsmen creating enormous functional buttons on the wall of a London warehouse. These and additional visual e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/a-giant-version-of-guitar-hero-played-with-soccer-balls/

Periodic Picnic Table

In 2003, Wake Forest University students Nazila Alimohammadi and Anna Clark built this picnic table in the shape of the periodic table of elements. From a campus newspaper: The two women students created the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/periodic-pinic-table/

Lo! The Internet Turns 40

UCLA's Leonard Kleinrock remembers sending the first message over the Internet 40 years ago this week; the first word sent host-to-host was supposed to be "login," but the receiving computer crashed after the first two l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/lo-the-internet-turns-40/

Halloween Math Lecture

(YouTube link) Professor Matthew Weathers went the extra mile for his math lecture Wednesday at Biola University. Who says math isn't fun? -via Cynical-CFunny, halloween, Video, math, college, lecture, mathematics, ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/halloween-math-lecture/

Detailed Cut Paper Maps of New York City

Photo: KMO Studio This item has already sold on Etsy, but you can still see images of KMO Studio's enormous and detailed cut paper maps of all five boroughs of New York City. When the four sections are put together,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/detailed-cut-paper-maps-of-new-york-city/

A Chair Made Out of Drinking Straws

Photo: Scott Jarvie But I wouldn't suggest sitting in it -- it's an art piece rather than functional furniture. Scott Jarvie made the Clutch Chair out of 10,000 drinking straws after "a microscopic observation of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/a-chair-made-out-of-drinking-straws/

Rolling Skis as a Personal Mobility Device

Photo: Robonable This is Nissan's prototype for a personal mobility device. Just step on to the footpads and lean in the direction that you want to go: The device has two foot boards, both of which are balance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/rolling-skis-as-a-personal-mobility-device/

Caves of the Deep South

Photo: Stephen Alvarez / National GeographicNatGeo photographer Stephen Alvarez took this amazing shot of the Stephens Gap Cave in Alabama. As you can see, you'd need to rapel down the sunlit entrance to the left, or sim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/caves-of-the-deep-south/

The Worst Disguise Ever: The Permanent Marker Disguise

This has got to be the worst disguise ever: Carroll, Iowa police apprehended two men who decided to color their faces with permanent marker in order to disguise themselves!Police received a call Friday night that two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/the-worst-disguise-ever-the-permanent-marker-disguise/

Sleepless in West Virginia

Not getting enough sleep? If you live in West Virginia, there's a good chance that you're part of the 20% of the population who suffer from insomnia:West Virginians' lack of sleep was about double the national rate,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/sleepless-in-west-virginia/

Alphabet of Computing

Every geek knows that "A" is for Apple, but I bet not many know that Apple had a "third founder" who gave up his stake for $800 (it would've been worth at least $17 billion today). Or that Cisco was named for S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/30/alphabet-of-computing/




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