Archive for November 13th, 2009

Google's Famously Difficult Job Interview Questions

At The Business Insider, Alyson Shontell wrote about her unsuccessful job interview with Google, which has gained a reputation for asking hard and bizarre questions that test a candidate's creativity, priorities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/googles-famously-difficult-job-interview-questions/

"Where the Wild Things Are" Chalk Wall Art Timelapse video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suf_TfahO3w][YouTube - Link]It took over 11 hours to create these two "Where the Wild Things Are" chalk murals at Arnold DC, a Washington ad agency. Watch the timelapse v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/where-the-wild-things-are-chalk-wall-art-timelapse-video/

Oh, Meep! High School Principal Bans Nonsensical Word

Danvers High School Principal Thomas Murray was not amused - I repeat, not amused - when kids in his school started saying the word "meep." Anyone caught uttering or displaying the word of choice of Beaker, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/oh-meep-high-school-principal-bans-nonsensical-word/

Scientists Discover Coral That Eats Jellyfish

Up until now, scientists believed that coral only ate plankton and other micro-organisms, but a new discovery shows the mushroom coral can actually eat jellyfish almost its same size. Scientists were diving near the Isra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/scientists-discover-coral-that-eats-jellyfish/

Oli Lemieux Cirque du Soleil Practice

Montreal acrobat and Cirque du Soleil performer Oli Lemieux amazes in this practice video.  This makes me want to see another show of theirs, and soon!  From Asylum~ While most of us are content to bounce up and down...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/oli-lemieux-cirque-du-soleil-practice/

ESC From New York

ESC from New York - $9.95 | More Funny T-ShirtsNeatorama designer Chris "Snake" Murphy came up with this excellent design "ESC from New York." Ah, this certainly brings back memories. From the Neatora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/esc-from-new-york/

Papercraft High Heels

Photo: Le Creative Sweatshop Le Creative Sweatshop is a French art studio that produces (among other things) enormous papercraft art installations. The high-heeled shoes pictured above are a part of their effort to "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/papercraft-high-heels/

It Made My Day

Images: IMMD It Made My Day (IMMD) is a blog of reader-submitted anecdotes about the funny experiences that made their day. On the right-side of the page, you can type in your own "moment of win" and vote on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/it-made-my-day/

NASA Confirms "Significant" Water on Moon

So. Yesterday, we heard that the Pope's astronomer conceded that there may be alien life outside of planet Earth, and today NASA said that it discovered significant water on the Moon. "The discovery opens a new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/nasa-confirms-significant-water-on-moon/

Ninja Hide and Seek

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMcHCCuV8HM][YouTube - Link]Ok, so maybe there is a slight hint of sarcasm incorporated into the title of this video.  Apparently there is a learning curve, for some,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/ninja-hide-and-seek/

After Microsoft

"Bliss" by Charles O'Rear (L), "After Microsoft" by Goldin & Senneby (R) The default desktop image for Windows XP was called "Bliss," and became instantly recognizable.  The image was taken by a photographer name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/after-microsoft/

Fat? Blame it on the Bacteria!

Are you fat? It may not be your fault, blame the bacteria in your intestines instead:Ninety percent of the bacteria fall into two major divisions, or phyla: the Firmicutes and the Bacteroidetes. Previous research had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/fat-blame-it-on-the-bacteria/

Who's Afraid of Friday the 13th?

If you're afraid of Friday the 13th (the date, not the movie), you're in good company. There's a certain US president who shared your paraskevidekatriaphobia:It's also the number that prompted FDR to alter his own tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/whos-afraid-of-friday-the-13th/

Old Bumper Cars Turned Into Real Cars

Photo: MR38 [Flickr]Flickr user MR38 has a nifty photoset of bumper cars modded into street legal mini cars (complete with real license plates!) as seen during the annual Cruisin' Grand festival in Escondido, California....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/old-bumper-cars-turned-into-real-cars/

Tsingy de Bemaraha: Madagascar's Stone Forest

A city of limestone towers rises in western Madagascar.Photo: Stephen Alvarez / National GeographicBenson weaves through skin-ripping pinnacles. In Malagasy, the formations are called tsingy, meaning "w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/tsingy-de-bemaraha-madagascars-stone-forest/

A History of Beer

Amanda Bensen of the Smithsonian blog Food & Think attended a program at that institution on the history of beer. Her post summarizes the long history of the beverage, from prehistoric soggy bread to modern mic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/a-history-of-beer/

The Genetic Home of Speech

Why can humans talk and chimpanzees can't? Scientists at UCLA and Emory University suspect that it comes down to a single gene designated FOXP2. There is only a slight variation in this gene between humans and chimps,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/the-genetic-home-of-speech/

Ninja Cat Technique Revealed

(Live Leak link) In the original Ninja Cat video, the cat only moves when you're not looking. In this new video, the camera is stationery so we can see how he moves only when his "prey" (a feather in this incident) ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/ninja-cat-technique-revealed/

7-Up for Baby!

This 11-month old baby isn't even their youngest customer! The ad copy also says: By the way, Mom, when it comes to toddlers- if they liked to be coaxed to drink their milk, try this: add 7-Up to the milk in equ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/7-up-for-baby/

The Top Ten Mesmerizing Crimes Stories of the Past Decade

Newsweek Magazine has begun a series of stories looking back at the first decade of the new millennium. In this list, the most-watched crime stories are ranked and summarized. If the complicated developments of Bernie Ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/the-top-ten-mesmerizing-crimes-stories-of-the-past-decade/

Rock Slide Caught on Tape

(YouTube link) A road crew and a television crew were on the scene on Highway 64 in Polk County, Tennessee Tuesday when a massive rock slide covered the road. Workers were busy removing a large rock that fell Tuesda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/rock-slide-caught-on-tape/

Thief Takes Van with Lion Inside

A thief in Wuppertal, Germany made off with a Mercedes Transporter owned by Circus Probst, apparently unaware that a lion was in the back. The van was recovered Wednesday morning with Caesar still inside. It is not yet k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/thief-takes-van-with-lion-inside/

Paralyzed Artist Draws With His Eyes

(Video Link) Graffiti artist Tony Quan suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and is unable to move any part of his body other than his eyes. But thanks to an open source computer project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/paralyzed-artist-draws-with-his-eyes/

Brilliant Ideas Inspired by Mundane Tasks

If you haven't had your big breakthrough yet, try one of these simple strategies: 1. CRACK OPEN A CAN OF BEER Toolmaker Ermal Fraze was on a picnic in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/brilliant-ideas-inspired-by-mundane-tasks/

Get Rid of Your Lawn Mower ... Get a Goat Instead!

Forget gas-guzzlin', smoke-belchin' lawnmowers. The eco-friendly way to mow grass and get rid of unwanted vegetation is to ... rent some goats!The city of Andover, Massachusetts has some unwanted guests: invasive spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/get-rid-of-your-lawn-mower-get-a-goat-instead/

Crescent Earth

This beautiful picture of Earth was taken by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. Rosetta is on a mission to intercept the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which will happen in 2014. The brightest part of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/13/crescent-earth/






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