Archive for November 5th, 2009

Bird Drops Bread, LHC Shuts Down

You can't make stuff like this up. A piece of a baguette dropped by a passing bird caused a shutdown at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leadi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/bird-drops-bread-lhc-shuts-down/

We Learn Our Language in the Womb

No wonder learning a new language can be more difficult the older you get.  We were learning our individual languages before we were even born!  That's what researchers revealed in a release today by Current Biology....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/we-learn-our-language-in-the-womb/

Bald Hedgehog

Remember the bald bear we featured on Neatorama yesterday? Well here's another case of unusual baldness - this time it's a bald ... hedgehog?A bald hedgehog abandoned by his mother in a garden in Norfolk is being tre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/bald-hedgehog/

Swine Flu: Fear vs. Knowledge

Infographic: Raj KamalRaj Kamal of MintLife has a pretty nifty infographic about swine flu. Eye candy aside, I'm not going to take it completely at face value. For one, the graph lists graphjam.com (LOL!) and squidoo.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/swine-flu-fear-vs-knowledge/

Peacock Spider

This is a kind of jumping spider, and it's only about 5mm in size.  The males have a colorful pattern on flaps that extend from their abdomen during breeding/mating.  In addition to this, they raise their back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/peacock-spider/

13 Other Leaning Towers

Hey, it's hard to keep a tower on the straight and narrow! The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be the most famous, but there are towers that lean all over the world. Web Urbanist looks at thirteen of them, including the Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/13-other-leaning-towers/

Animal Mummies

Thousands of mummified animals have been recovered in Egypt over the past hundred years. They include gazelles, shrews, rams, crocodiles, hawks, fish, dung beetles, and of course, cats. In the early days of excavatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/animal-mummies/

You Must Drive to the Recycling Center

David and Katie France of Dorset County, England thought they were being eco-friendly when they walked to dump to dispose of their recyclables. But they were met at the gate by an employee who told them they would have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/you-must-drive-to-the-recycling-center/

A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families

Children are rarely familiar with the names the LEGO company gives its various bricks and accessories. Giles Turnbull was delighted to find his son had his own terms for each piece. So he gathered more children, four...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/a-common-nomenclature-for-lego-families/

Man Shows Up at His Funeral

The family of 59-year-old Ademir Jorge Goncalves of Santo Antonio da Platina, Brazil identified his body after a fatal traffic accident. The funeral was held the next day, which is customary in Brazil. Imagine their shoc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/man-shows-up-at-his-funeral/

What Is It? Game 114

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always awesome What is it? Blog. This week's entry is this strange looking object to the left: can you guess what it is?Two prizes this week: the first person to guess corre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/what-is-it-game-114/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Fanwing - a New Kind of Aircraft Inventor replaces the wing and propellor with an entirely new method of using a horizontal axis fan instead o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/videosift-clips-of-the-week-41/

I Can Has Swine Flu: H1N1 Virus Infected Pet Cat

Can your pet get sick from swine flu? The answer turns out to be yes. Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has found a cat that contracted the H1N1 virus and got sick with swine flu:On Wednesday, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/i-can-has-swine-flu-h1n1-virus-infected-pet-cat/

7-Eleven Wine

These days, it seems like everybody and their uncle are making their own wines. Even 7-Eleven (yes, that 7-Eleven). Here's "Yosemite Road," the company's brand of affordable Chardonnay and Cabernet Sau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/7-eleven-wine/

I, For One, Welcome Our New Furniture Overlords

Voices from the off 1 (2008) by Julian GötheIs that an alien being disguised as furniture or is it artwork by Julian Göthe? This wonderful piece is part of Julian Göthe's exhibition "Events during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/i-for-one-welcome-our-new-furniture-overlords/

Denver to Singapore (and Back) in 5 Minutes

David D'Angelo took snapshots of his trip from Denver to Singapore via Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo (and back) and stitched them into a mesmerizing 5 minute video clip:The creator put a ton of effort into filming a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/05/denver-to-singapore-and-back-in-5-minutes/
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