Archive for November 28th, 2009

Periodic Table Cupcakes

This periodic table of cupcakes is for a chemistry nerd's birthday party. Each cake is labeled with an element and color-coded by its state of matter. I hear hydrogen and helium are very light and fluffy. Looks like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/periodic-table-cupcakes/

Pop Culture Wedding Invitation

Image: Maureen Alarid Maureen Alarid of Off Beat Bride created this invitation for her wedding, featuring Admiral Ackbar's prudent advice about marriage. Alarid writes: The wording [on the back] is my...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/pop-culture-wedding-invitation/

Cereal Selection Flow Chart

The food blog Eating the Road presents this handy flow chart that you can use whilst shopping for cereal. Which cereal should you buy? The chart allows you to factor in issues such as current state of into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/cereal-selection-flow-chart/

The Dark Web: 500x Larger Than The World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is big. Really big. As of July of 2008, Google found 1 trillion (that's 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once. The search engine has only indexed a fraction of those web pages (the last cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/the-dark-web-500x-larger-than-the-world-wide-web/

Disorders That Make Us Stronger

Because you Neatorama readers are so smart, you might already know how sickle cell anemia makes someone resistant to malaria. This apparent evolutionary disadvantage has actually survived through the generations because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/disorders-that-make-us-stronger/

Short, Sweet, and Adorable

(YouTube link) Hey, it's a holiday weekend, so take 17 seconds to enjoy playing with a baby kitten. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/short-sweet-and-adorable/

Elk Accused of Murder

An elk has been identified as the perpetrator of a murder in Sweden. In 2008 the body of a Swedish woman was found by a lake; she had been taking her dog for a walk, and failed to return.  Her husband was arrested an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/elk-accused-of-murder/

Top 10 Beautiful Snow Animals

In this two-part post, see animals you may or may not be familiar with all dressed in their best Arctic white!Animals that live in the Arctic (either full time or seasonally) are adapted to extreme conditions. Many a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/top-10-beautiful-snow-animals/

Emirates Airline Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is the ultimate in airline luxury, and here are lots of photos to prove it!The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/airbus-a380-airline-emirates/

Lazarus Gitu

(YouTube link) Kenyan contortionist Lazarus Gitu appears on a German television show. Gitu performs with Circus Mama Africa as The Snake Man. -via Bits and Piecescircus, contortionist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/lazarus-gitu/

Peace in the News

Lorrie at Clueless in Carolina recently found a newspaper in her mother's home announcing the news that World War II had ended. Besides news, it contained sponsored ads celebrating VJ Day. You could almost feel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/peace-in-the-news/

Exploding Whale Reporter Looks Back

Oregon journalist Paul Linnman was 23 years old in 1970 when KATU in Portland flew him to Florence to cover the removal of a beached whale. Officials had decided to get rid of the carcass by blowing it up with dynamite....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/exploding-whale-reporter-looks-back/

World's Strongest Beer is 32% Alcohol

Scottish brewery BrewDog has released its newest beer, named Tactical Nuclear Penguin. At 32% alcohol content, it's the world's strongest beer: A warning on the label states: "This is an extremely strong beer; it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/worlds-strongest-beer-is-32-alcohol/

Star Wars Facebook Updates

Yeah, but they're teddy bears that eat people, so don't feel too bad. Brian Murphy of CollegeHumor put together five Facebook update pages as though they had been written by Star Wars characters....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/star-wars-facebook-updates/

ScratchBot Uses Whiskers To Maneuver in the Dark

(YouTube Link) The Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of Bristol, UK has built a robot that senses obstacles not with cameras, but sensitive whiskers at the front end: Researchers at the University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/scratchbot-uses-whiskers-to-maneuver-in-the-dark/

Avett Brothers & The American Budget Network

Funny Or Die Link Chris Higgins enlightens (again) with his Mental_Floss post of a collection of videos supposedly showing a Home Shopping Network scenario gone wrong.  This is music video for The Avett Brothers' "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/28/avett-brothers-the-american-budget-network/






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