Archive for February 5th, 2010

Best MIT PhD Homepage Created with MS Paint

Eugene Hsu, who holds a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, is looking for a job. So to impress prospective employers, he made his curriculum vitae with Microsoft Paint. Hsu also talks about his friend's o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/best-mit-phd-homepage-created-with-ms-paint/

Quantum Logic Clock 100,000 Times More Accurate than Standard Atomic Clock

Scientists have built a clock that is 100,000 times more accurate than the atomic clock currently used for establishing the official time around the world. It was developed by a team led by Chin-wen Chou of the National...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/quantum-logic-clock-more-accurate-than-atomic-clock/

Through The Window Contest at ViewBug

We're collaborating with our pals over at ViewBug to create what may be the easiest contest you'll ever win ($100 for a selected photo, $25 for tweeting photos):Take a photo through your window. Show your city throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/through-the-window-contest-at-viewbug/

Record Tripping

The game Record Tripping uses only your mouse, and mostly just the scroll wheel. Figure out your goal as you go along, which gets more difficult in the upper levels. The graphics are nice, but you might want to turn th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/record-tripping/

The Police Are Hot on Your Heels

File under feel-good law enforcement post of the day- these fantastic high heeled shoes.  Design by Tim Cooper, also available in Lamborghini for fun chase scenes. Linkcustom, high heels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/the-police-are-hot-on-your-heels/

Kid Handcuffed and Perp Walked for Doodling on Desk

Having solved all serious crimes, New York City Department of Education focused its might to quash the scourge of doodling in today's school.Here's what doodling on a school desk with erasable marker will get you: a perp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/kid-handcuffed-and-perp-walked-for-doodling-on-desk/

Sport Pong

(Video Link) Sport Pong is an experimental game in which a pong board is projected onto a flat surface. Players use their hands and feet to move virtual pieces around the playing space, trying to score a goal again...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/sport-pong/

Sumedicina: A Story Told Through Infographics

Sumedicina is a short story by Jana Lange and Kim Asendorf told with the modern medium of infographics. It's about a scientist who works for a biotech firm called Sumedicina, which secretly creates and unle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/sumedicina-a-story-told-through-infographics/

7-11 Double Big Gulp is Twice as Large as the Average Human's Stomach

From the blog Today I Found Out, here's something I bet you didn't know about 7-11's Double Big Gulp:Today I found out that the 7-11 Double Big Gulp holds about twice the amount of fluid than the average adult human&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/7-11-double-big-gulp-is-twice-as-large-than-the-average-humans-stomach/

Drug House Advertising ... by the Cops!

Getting drugs sure got a whole lot easier for Belleville, Washington Illinois residents. The police there place signs to let everybody know exactly where to buy them!The police have only two signs, and when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/drug-house-advertising-by-the-cops/

If Filmmakers Directed the Super Bowl

(Slate V Link) Super Bowl Sunday is nearing fast.  Who's it gonna be, Colts or Saints?  Either way, you have to love what Slate V cooked up here; a great imagining of what the game might look like if it were direc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/if-filmmakers-directed-the-super-bowl/

Six-Words Memoirs

Ernest Hemingway once famously said that he could write an entire story in just six words - "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." (Before the age of Twitter, no less)Inspired by that, SMITH Magazine invited write...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/six-words-memoirs/

Stupid Rules: Kid Threatened with Suspension Over Two-Inch LEGO Gun

Can your kid get into trouble for playing with a two-inch LEGO gun at school? Here's a story that illustrates why we should have zero tolerance for inane "zero tolerance policies":Patrick Timoney, a 9-year-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/stupid-rules-kid-threatened-with-suspension-over-two-inch-lego-gun/

Stupid Rules: Novelty Socks Are Banned

Continuing the trend of posting about stupid rules, how about socks? Can you get into trouble for wearing novelty socks? Apparently so if you're a paramedic for the North West Ambulance in the United Kingdom: Uniform...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/stupid-rules-novelty-socks-are-banned/

The Invisible Rope Prank

(YouTube Link) Pranksters Dan Podosek and Yuki Palermo like to pretend to hold a rope across walkways and roadways to see who will stop rather than break the invisible (and non-existent) rope. Here's their Christma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/the-invisible-rope-prank/

13 Hitchcock Films That Were Never Made

Director Alfred Hitchcock was a busy man. He had a lot of projects going at once, and many had to be abandoned along the way due to inadequate budgets, scheduling conflicts, and other reasons. Mental_floss takes a look a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/13-hitchcock-films-that-were-never-made/

Singularity Watch: Inching Closer

[caption id="attachment_29279" align="aligncenter" width="411" caption="Photo: GM/NASA"][/caption] This week's developments in technological advances, like General Motors and NASA's Robonaut2 (cleverly and deviously n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/singularity-watch-inching-closer/

Dinosaurs Looked Like Giant Chickens

If you think that dinosaurs looked like giant lizards, you'd be forgiven as that has been the depiction in stories, movies, and even in school textbooks. Scientists, however, have recently reached a different conclusion:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/dinosaurs-looked-like-giant-chickens/

Earth's Last Frontier: The Last Unclaimed Land on Earth

Marie Byrd Land and Bir Tawil Triangle are the only two land areas on Earth not claimed by any country.Marie Byrd Land is a portion of Antarctica so remote that no country in the world bothered to claim it. It's the sing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/earths-last-frontier-the-last-unclaimed-land-on-earth/

"Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" reinterpreted

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z1R5vDG2Tg] YouTube link. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a classic children's story first published in 1939.  In this video the illustrations come from the clas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/mike-mulligan-and-his-steam-shovel-as-interpreted-by-werner-herzog/

Seeing Faces in Physics Experiments

Scientists say that it's just pareidolia - a fancy word meaning that humans tend to see images or faces in random things, but surely they're wrong. Sure, you can shrug off religious sightings as overly active imagination...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/seeing-science-in-physics-experiments/

Minimalist Star Wars Planet Posters

Justin Van Genderen designed a series of five posters of places in the Star Wars universe. They remind me of vintage travel agency posters. See posters featuring Tatooine, Hoth, the Degobah System, and Bespin as well...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/minimalist-star-wars-planet-posters/

The Nazrid Palaces of the Alhambra

A weekend trip to Granada, Spain gives us all a look at the Nazrid Palaces of the Alhambra, built in the 14th century by the conquering Moors of North Africa. Considering the history, it's astonishing that these buildi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/the-nazrid-palaces-of-the-alhambra/

Maru's Security Blanket

(YouTube link) The secret is out! The internet's favorite Japanese Scottish Fold, Maru, carries a security blanket. I've had several cats that did the same. -via ArbroathCat, Maru, blanket...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/marus-security-blanket/

The Worst (UK) Game Show Answers Ever

This list of hilarious answers to game show questions proves that American contestants aren't the only ones who fall apart under pressure. Here is a sample: BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2) J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/05/the-worst-uk-game-show-answers-ever/




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