Archive for December 4th, 2009

The Boys (and Girls) From Brazil

National Geographic video link. Last year Neatorama offered a link to a Telegraph article about a remote Brazilian village with, in Miss Cellania's words, a "bazillion Brazilian" twins.  Now Candido Godol will be t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/the-boys-and-girls-from-brazil/

Man Completes World of Warcraft

A Taiwanese man with a character known as "Little Gray" completed all 986 objectives in World of Warcraft and finished the game: To reach the milestone the Taiwanese power-player killed 390,895 creatures, accumula...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/man-completes-world-of-warcraft/

Da Bears

I was actually going to post an informative piece about how bears hibernate during the winter, but a quick Wiki reveals that bears aren't true hibernators. In true hibernators, body temperatures drop to near ambient and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/da-bears/

Space Beer Is Made from Barley Grown in Space

A Japanese firm is producing a limited run of beer made from barley which spent time on the International Space Station. From The Japan Times: The brewer will receive orders for the Sapporo Space Bar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/space-beer-is-made-from-barley-grown-in-space/

The World's Oldest Animal

Did you know that the world's oldest animal, a species of deep sea coral, can live to be over four thousand years old? Some that began life at the height of the ancient Egyptian empire are still alive! Even t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/the-worlds-oldest-animal/

Roy Lichtenstein-Inspired Houses

The room pictured above, by designer Jeffrey Miller, was inspired by the work of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Erin Williamson of Design Crisis has assembled a gallery of similar interiors. http://design-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/roy-lichtenstein-inspired-houses/

LEGO Gun Draws SWAT Team

Jeremy Bell of Toronto, Canada, bought a LEGO kit that assembles into a realistic facsimile of a handgun. Naturally, it struck him as a good idea to bring it to work: It was the end of the day so Mr. Bell and a f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/lego-gun-draws-swat-team/

mental_floss Trivia Show This Sunday in New York

Wow! Not only did our pal mental_floss just open their very first retail shop, they're also holding the first ever mental_floss Trivia Show. If you happen to be in New York this Sunday, here's the scoop:Atten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/mental_floss-trivia-show-this-sunday-in-new-york/

LEGO/Star Wars Character Creator

I bet you didn't know that Lando Calrissian had a Rodian half-brother named Guido Calrissian.  Well, he didn't, but that's what I'm naming my custom character from the time-killing site where you can also make one....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/legostar-wars-character-creator/

A Filmmaker's Reflections

Brandon McCormick is the founder of Whitestone Motion Pictures, an independent outfit dedicated to storytelling via film.  Having just completed principal photography on a film called Heartless, Brandon pau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/a-filmmakers-reflections/

Noisy Alphabet

[caption id="attachment_27990" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="Image: Tom Gauld"][/caption] Included in Tom Gauld's book, Robots, Monsters, etc. is this postcard called "A Noisy Alphabet." Larger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/noisy-alphabet/

Dresses Made of Anything and Everything

Would you ever wear a dress made from condoms, chocolate or newspapers? A big NO from me, but then, there might be some truly fashion conscious people who whould praise them as artworks. How about a dress made of salad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/dresses-made-from-almost-anything-and-everything/

Gin & Titonic Ice Tray

Gin & Titonic Ice Tray - $6.45How do you make sure that your next party is unsinkable? The answer may just be in your drinks.Just added to the Neatorama Shop's Christmas Special, where every purchase gets you a free...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/gin-titonic-ice-tray-2/

13 Medical Conditions Named After People

Diseases and conditions are often named after the doctor who first described or treated it. Years after the doctor is gone, people associate the name with the condition, such as Tourette's Syndrome. Credit George Gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/13-medical-conditions-named-after-people/

Solar Aircraft Flies

The first successful flight of an aircraft powered by the sun was completed in Switzerland yesterday as the Solar Impulse HB-SIA took off and landed safely. Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard had dreamed of the d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/solar-aircraft-flies/

Model Cars Made From Aluminum Cans

New Zealander Sandy Sanderson needed a new hobby to occupy his time as he recovered from a motorcycle accident, so he started making model cars from discarded aluminum cans. As you can see, he's gotten very good at m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/model-cars-made-from-aluminum-cans/

Flockdraw

Almost every site I've visited today seems to have a collaborative drawing board going at Flockdraw. So I got a new one for Neatorama readers to draw on. Let's see what you can do! Link -via J-Walk Blog Up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/flockdraw/

The Clever Hamsters Jazz Band

(YouTube link) Did you ever think you'd see hamsters playing musical instruments? -via ArbroathMusic, hamster, orchestra, band...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/the-clever-hamsters-jazz-band/

Extinked

The Ultimate Holding Company, a British arts collective, offered tattoos of 100 endangered species to people who are committed to preserving them as a project they call Extinked. One hundred volunteers were chosen out of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/extinked/

Free Christmas Postcard

Wanna send someone a postcard these holidays, but don't want to spend the 44 cents to actually send them something via snail mail? Google's got you covered. Right now, you can send anyone in the U.S. a free postcard cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/04/free-christmas-postcard/
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