Archive for January 19th, 2010

Body Armor Designed from a Snail's Shell

Crysomallon squamiferum, also known as the scaly-foot gastropod, was discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean in 1999 at a depth of 2420 metres. Its shell is remarkably strong because it is flexible, allowing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/body-armor-designed-from-a-snails-shell/

Four Wall-Climbing Robots

(YouTube Link) We've previously posted about a ceiling-walking robot developed by the robotics lab at Ben Gurion University. Here are four more ingenious robot designs developed at that same laboratory, each of whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/four-wall-climbing-robots/

Poe Toaster is a No-Show

Every January 19th, an unidentified person comes to the grave site of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore and leaves three roses and a half bottle of cognac. It's a tradition that goes back to at least 1949. About three dozen f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/poe-toaster-is-a-no-show/

A Ferry Powered Completely by Rechargeable Batteries

A Japanese shipbuilding company named IHI Marine United is developing a ship that can be powered entirely by rechargeable lithium batteries. It will be able to travel 80 km while carrying 800 passengers: Its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/a-ferry-powered-completely-by-rechargeable-batteries/

Where's Waldo? On Google Street View

Nothing can escape the prying eyes of Google Street View, including Waldo from the Where's Waldo? book series. He was seen at 76 Putney High St, Wandsworth, UK by a Google Street View camera car. Link vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/wheres-waldo-on-google-street-view/

Anderson Cooper Helps Kid During Looting

The earthquake in Haiti has had the world's attention locked on its tragic aspects, the relief efforts, and even controversy.  Now, CNN has video footage of their reporter, Anderson Cooper, stepping in to help a boy cau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/anderson-cooper-helps-kid-during-looting/

Astronauts in Training

[caption id="attachment_28891" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Vincent Fournier"][/caption] A photography exhibit detailing the training of American astronauts, along with spacefarers from China and Ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/astronauts-in-training/

Caption Monkey 67: Mum's the Word

Alex has been kind enough to hand me the keys to the weekly Caption Monkey contest, so I thought I'd start this party with a photo of my own. I won't provide the context for this one though, because I'm intrigued...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/caption-monkey-67-mums-the-word/

Birds Playing an Electric Guitar

(YouTube Link) French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot recorded the sounds and images of birds lured to land on and pluck at the strings of an electric guitar left outside: His installation for The Curve w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/birds-playing-an-electric-guitar/

Driver Shoots His Way Out Of Submerged Car

An unnamed 28-year-old man was driving over a bridge in Roseville, California when his phone activated and startled him. He drove his station wagon into Pleasant Grove Creek, where it sank six to eight feet under water....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/driver-shoots-his-way-out-of-submerged-car/

10 Weird Superheroes You Might Not have Heard About

Superheroes from all corners of the world, who have powers you might not think useful, or who were created just to be weird! For example, Matter-Eater Lad:Say this out loud without laughing we dare you. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/10-weird-superheroes-you-might-not-have-heard-about/

The Real "Pink Panthers."

Limousines into windows, helicopter getaways, and diamonds hidden in face cream sound more like an elaborate movie plot and less like real life crime. However, this is not Oceans 11, and the "Pink Panthers" are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/the-real-pink-panthers/

Dust Photography

[caption id="attachment_28881" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Ujin Lee"][/caption] "Dust" is a work in progress by Ujin Lee, with collaboration by Tom Edwards, where the subject matter takes on a life...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/dust-photography/

Jesus Toast

What with hazy images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary appearing on toast, potato chips, and other assorted food items, artist Adam Sheldon felt the inspiration to create a mosaic of the crucifixion out of 153 pieces of burnt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/jesus-toast/

Tapistongs: A Rug with Slippers

You'll always have a place for your slippers with this rug! The slippers fit right into spaces in the design when you're not using them, and become part of the carpet itself. The rug is called Tapistongs by French desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/tapistongs-a-rug-with-slippers/

Animals vs. Dominoes

(YouTube link) The folks at our favorite variety show from Japan wanted to see what kind of animal could negotiate a field of dominoes without wrecking them. You'll be surprised at which critter succeeded! Here's a hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/animals-vs-dominoes/

10 Enigmas That Defy Explanation

Listverse has some unexplained mysteries that I had never heard of. Gelatin raining from the sky? Faces appearing and disappearing after they were photographed? A boy who can make rain fall? And there's the case of the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/10-enigmas-that-defy-explanation/

15 Ways Science Will Kill Us All

Science is wonderful of course, but it can also be vaguely terrifying if you take things to their logical (or not so logical) conclusions. Take batteries that run on human blood:So scientists have developed a battery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/15-ways-science-will-kill-us-all/

I'll Take Long-Running Quiz Shows with Punctuation in the Title for $1000, Alex

I like to think that I've picked up a lot of random trivia as a writer. I often blurt out trivia at really inappropriate moments in casual conversation. I like to think that I would rock on Jeopardy!, but I ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/19/ill-take-long-running-quiz-shows-with-punctuation-in-the-title-for-1000-alex/
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More