Archive for January 21st, 2010

Front Desk? Please Send a Bed-warmer To My Room. Thank You.

This winter has been unusually cold in Britain.  In response, three Holiday Inn hotels there are offeering to provide guests with bed-warmers.  Human bed-warmers. If requested, a willing staff-member at two of the cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/front-desk-please-send-a-bed-warmer-to-my-room-thank-you/

Video: White Blood Cell Hunting, Slaying Bacterium

(Video Link) This video shows a neutrophil (a type of white blood cell) chasing a staphylococcus aureus bacterium. The video was recorded by biochemistry professor David Rogers of Vanderbilt University in the 1950s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/video-white-blood-cell-hunting-slaying-bacterium/

Atari Joystick Gum

Atari Joystick Gum - $3.95 Ah, remember Atari? Now you can ruminate the good ol' days of video games by chewing on this Atari Joystick Gum (comes with a collector tin shaped like the retro co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/atari-joystick-gum/

The Pop-Up Wall Sculptures of Kristine Suhr

Danish artist Kristine Suhr creates images that move when tabs -- like those on children's pop-up books -- are pulled. Since they're brief Flash videos, there's no way to demonstrate them in motion here at Neatorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/the-pop-up-wall-sculptures-of-kristine-suhr/

How (Not) to Catch a Huntsman Spider

(YouTube Link) The Huntsman spider, common in Australia, aren't as deadly as they look, but will bite if provoked.  In this video, "Daddy" does his best to safely remove the arachnid from his home.  His daughter h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/how-not-to-catch-a-huntsman-spider/

Photo Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine

The museum, formerly called the Army Medical Museum, is now part of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.  It houses millions of artifacts in a variety of historically significant collectio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/photo-archives-of-the-national-museum-of-health-and-medicine/

Wash Clothes Before You Wear Them

A lot of people buy clothes and immediately wear them without washing them, but a recent study has come out showing that this can be an unintentionally filthy habit. Good Morning America went to a number of both high...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/wash-clothes-before-you-wear-them/

More Star Wars Sketch Cards

Katie Cook has been featured here before with her cute renditions of Star Wars sketch cards, but she 's still making more! Link -via Super PunchStar Wars, cards, sketch, caricature, Katie Cook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/more-star-wars-sketch-cards/

Acoustic Levitation Integral to Mars Missions

One of the more daunting challenges of sending missions to Mars is the problem of dust.  Due to the atmosphere and lack of displacing elements, the dust can be a menace to all forms of human operation.  With challenges...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/acoustic-levitation-integral-to-mars-missions/

Glass Frog

No, it's not really made of glass, but you can see the heart beating inside this frog, one of 30 new species of creatures found in the highlands of Ecuador. See more of the discoveries in a photo gallery at National Ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/glass-frog/

8 Unusual Chocolate-Covered Foods

Olivia Putnal of Woman's Day has pictures and descriptions of eight unusual chocolate-covered foods, including crickets, Fritos, beef jerky, and squid. Pictured above is a chocolate-covered onion, which pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/8-unusual-chocolate-covered-foods/

Fun Facts About Sloths

Despite sharing a name with the deadly sin of laziness, sloths aren't all that slow and they don't sleep all day either. But they stay so still that scientists had to glue electrodes to their heads to tell when they slep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/fun-facts-about-sloths/

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Disqualified

We posted the Iberian wolf picture that won Jose Luis Rodriguez the 2009 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. Now the contest judges have decided to take back the award because the wolf is not exac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-disqualified/

Seven Ridiculous Lawsuits

Of all the inane lawsuits we hear about, these are the worst offenders. Well, maybe not all of them; I suppose there are plenty of people out there who have wanted to sue God at one time or another. But these seven cas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/some-of-the-most-ridiculous-lawsuits-ever-filed/

What Is It? Game 124

Don your Mad Scientist lab coat, folks ... it's time for this week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog. Can you guess what the strange contraption above is?Contest rules are simple: place your gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/21/what-is-it-game-124/






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