Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Spray-on Liquid Glass. Miracle Product? Or a Hazard?

The product isn't liquid glass in the sense of molten glass, but rather a nanoparticulate form of glass developed and patented by Nanopool, a German-owned company based in Turkey. The liquid glass spray produces a water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/spray-on-liquid-glass-miracle-product-or-a-hazard/

Carbon Crystals in Meteorite Harder than Diamond

Scientists have discovered carbon crystals inside a meteorite that crashed in Finland that are harder than naturally-occurring diamonds. The re-entry impact and heat are probably responsible for this unusual formation:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/carbon-crystals-in-meteorite-harder-than-diamond/

Mona Lisa Made from 3,604 Cups of Coffee

Last year, organizers at the Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia, made an enormous image of the Mona Lisa using thousands of cups of coffee lightened with milk (to varying quantities) in order to create differe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/mona-lisa-made-from-3604-cups-of-coffee/

Giant Squid Invade California

Giant squid have appeared in massive numbers off the coast of California in the past few days devouring swimmers leading to bountiful catches by fishermen: "Most of the fish we catch are better to eat, but they do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/giant-squid-invade-california/

Rainbow Pancakes

How can you possibly have a bad day when you start it with rainbow pancakes? Link -via Buzzfeedpancakes, rainbow, colors, food coloring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/rainbow-pancakes/

The Spear Masters Of The Dinka Tribe

Whether myth or a historical fact, the spear masters evolved from  one man's secret to make things happen.The Spear Masters of the Dinka Tribe of the upper Nile are a hereditary priesthood, and according to myth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/the-spear-masters-of-the-dinka-tribe/

The 10 Best Car Chases of the 70’s

The Golden Age of car chases in cinema came from a time before there were computer graphics, complex editing software and all the conveniences of modern movie making magic. For those of you around back then, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/the-10-best-car-chases-of-the-70s/

What Motivates Hackers?

I am fascinated by how technologically savvy these cyber-outlaws are.  If I had the ability to crack into restricted and top secret sites to see the information that is available on them I would be tempted to dabble...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/what-motivates-hackers-hacking-the-hackers-mind/

Ice House Detroit

Artists in Detroit have encased an abandoned house in ice in order to bring attention to the startling number of foreclosures in the region. The Ice House blog chronicles the project and provides stunning pictures of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/ice-house-detroit/

A Robot that Walks on 24 Pneumatic Tubes

(YouTube Link) Monica Anderson made this robot, which she calls the Icosatetraped. It walks on twenty-four legs made of soft tubing that extend under pneumatic pressure. The robot moves about one meter per minute....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/a-robot-that-walks-on-24-pneumatic-tubes/

If the Internet Always Told the Truth

The 2009 Ricky Gervais movie The Invention of Lying imagined a world in which everyone always told the truth and lying (for good or ill) had never existed. Jon Wolf of College Humor has created a ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/if-the-internet-always-told-the-truth/

Update on Oscar, Grim Reaper Cat

In 2007, Miss Cellania covered the story of Oscar, the cat who lives in Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island, and who curls up next to patients mere hours before they die. Since then, Oscar h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/update-on-oscar-grim-reaper-cat/

Foolishly Seeking True Love

Foolishly Seeking True Love from Jarrett Lee Conaway on Vimeo. A short, sweet film from Jarrett Lee Conaway about Handsome and Belle, two people that "just might fall in love, if fate doesn't get in the way first."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/foolishly-seeking-true-love/

The National Parks Quiz

How well do you know US National Parks? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will be easier if you've traveled a bit. You'll be given a park name, and you identify where it is. Good luck; I only scored 50%. http://ww...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/29199/

Cigarette Explosion Knocks Out Man's Teeth

31-year-old Andi Susanto of Jakarta, Indonesia, received compensation from a tobacco company after a cigarette exploded in his face and knocked out six of his teeth while he was riding his motorcycle. A spokesman fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/cigarette-explosion-knocks-out-mans-teeth/

Swift Learning to Fly Again

Sisso the swift was found with a damaged wing seven months ago. The little bird has healed, but must learn to fly all over again with some inventive physical therapy. Sisso takes flying lessons suspended from a custom-ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/swift-learning-to-fly-again/

PETA Wants Punxsutawney Phil Replaced by a Robot

On February 2nd of every year, people wait to see if their local groundhog comes out of its winter nest. The superstition says that if the groundhog sees its shadow, it will be scared and run back into hiding, and we wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/02/peta-wants-punxsutawney-phil-replaced-by-a-robot/






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