Archive for December 23rd, 2009

Christmas Laser Beam Cats

(YouTube link) The guys who brought you An Engineer's Guide to Cats are having a friendly battle with Christmas laser beams. Things turn ugly when the nuclear hairball is deployed! -via Laughing SquidChristmas, cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/christmas-laser-beam-cats/

China's Last Tiger Eaten

There's no way of knowing whether the tiger that made a meal for five men was really the last Indochinese tiger in China, but no one has seen any others in years. Kang Wannian of Yunnan Province in China claims...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/chinas-last-tiger-eaten/

Do You Hear What I Hear?

[http://youtu.be/H-WXEWbPMYc] (YouTube link)By the Bowen Beer Bottle Band. Link -via MetafilterMusic, christmas carol, beer bottle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/do-you-hear-what-i-hear/

Sarah Reinertsen, Iron Woman

Sarah Reinertsen was born with a birth defect called proximal femoral focal deficiency. Her left leg was small, and wouldn't grow with the rest of her body, so it was amputated when she was seven years old. Still, she al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/sarah-reinertsen-iron-woman/

Contact Lenses That Change Color To Alert Diabetics of Glucose Levels

Jin Zhang, a professor at the University of Western Ontario, is developing contact lenses that change color with the user's blood sugar level. This could allow diabetics to monitor themselves without frequent blood samp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/contact-lenses-that-change-color-to-alert-diabetics-of-glucose-levels/

A Very Disney Christmas in Sweden

The people of Sweden really love Donald Duck, or Kalle Anka as he's called.  They are especially enamored of the duck's comic antics during the Christmas season, as the country pretty much shuts down for an hour on Chri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/a-very-disney-christmas-in-sweden/

Dress Reacts With Lights In Response To Air Quality

The Danish design firm Diffus created a dress equipped with LED lights and a carbon dioxide detector that glows as the CO2 level rises. It's called the Climate Dress: The embroidery becomes functional conveyi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/dress-reacts-with-lights-in-response-to-air-quality/

The King William's College General Knowledge Quiz

Arguably the most challenging test of arcane knowledge is the "Christmas Quiz" offered to students at King William's College. Up until 1999, pupils at King William's College would sit the paper unseen on the last day of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/the-king-williams-college-general-knowledge-quiz/

What is it? Game 121

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this wonderfully weird contraption. Can you guess what it is for?Two prizes: the first correct guess and the funniest albeit incorrect guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/what-is-it-game-121/

(autumn)

[https://vimeo.com/8146313](autumn) from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo. Samuel Cockedey is a good friend of ours here at Neatorama and had been showcased in the past with his two amazing time lapse videos "Remanence : Vari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/23/autumn/
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