Archive for February 7th, 2010

Pedobear as an Olympic Mascot?

Michael R. Barrick created a graphic last summer using the Vancouver Olympics mascots and the internet cartoon character Pedobear. The image shows up in a Google image search for the mascots, so it was only a matter of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/pedobear-as-an-olympic-mascot/

H1N1 Products

You can get a swine flu vaccination at Walgreens. To advertise that fact, they put stickers on other products, but do they say "vaccine"? No, the stickers just say "H1N1 Available Here", which won't make much sense onc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/h1n1-products/

Scientific Evidence that the Entire Universe Is a Holographic Projection around the Earth

Go get your protective tin foil hat, because you're going to need it. German scientists have been trying to understand why their equipment that measures gravitational waves has been picking up a particular sound. One p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/scientific-evidence-that-the-entire-universe-is-a-holographic-projection-around-the-earth/

Office Camouflage

(Video Link) I can't speak Russian, but I've read that this Russian-language commercial is about a man trying to report a claim to his insurance company. The employees vanish into their equipment the moment that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/office-camouflage/

Test Your Safety Harness

(YouTube Link) In this instructional video, a safety expert at a drainage site stresses the importance of having a sturdy harness, properly attached. He demonstrates how a rope line connecting him to the guardrail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/test-your-safety-harness/

The Secret to Happiness: Thinking Fast

The secret to happiness doesn't come from thinking happy thoughts ... it comes from thinking happy thoughts fast.Here's what researchers at Princeton and Harvard universities found:Results suggested that thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/the-secret-to-happiness-thinking-fast/

Batman & Robin Comic Generator

I love these kinds of interactive generators, and this one's pretty cool.  For the above panel, fill in what you'd like each word balloon to say.  Link via Buzzfeed (where there's a bunch of funny examples).batman,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/batman-robin-comic-generator/

How The Stethoscope Was Invented

The stethoscope was invented by a doctor too embarrassed to place his ear on a woman's ample bosom.Before the invention of the stethoscope, a physician would listen to a patient's heart by placing his ear over the chest....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/how-the-stethoscope-was-invented/

Grant Gunderson's Skiing Photography

[caption id="attachment_29331" align="aligncenter" width="477" caption="Photo: Grant Gunderson"][/caption] The ski report for the Eastern U. S. is a chart-topper this weekend, so to get you in the mood -or if you'd li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/grant-gundersons-skiing-photography/

Klencke Atlas - The Largest Book in the World

The British Library has announced that the Klencke Atlas will have its first-ever public showing this summer as part of a map exhibition. It is almost absurdly huge – 1.75 metres (5ft) tall and 1.9 metres (6ft) wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/klencke-atlas-the-largest-book-in-the-world/

Some Birds Use Modified Feathers as Sensory Receptors

A variety of birds may use their crests and protruberant feathers to feel their surroundings.  Studies were conducted on auklets, who breed in dark, rocky crevices. The researchers placed individual auklets into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/some-birds-use-modified-feathers-as-sensory-receptors/

Sinatra's My Way Karaoke-Killings in the Philippines

If you want to sing in a karaoke bar in the Philippines, be forewarned not to sing Frank Sinatra's My Way ... that tune by Ol' Blue Eyes could just be your last ...“I used to like ‘My Way,’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/sinatras-my-way-karaoke-killings-in-the-philippines/

Pentagon to Create Synthetic Organisms With Molecular Kill Switch

Tired of waiting for "the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement," the Pentagon has decided to take matters into its own hands: military scientists will create "synthetic organisms" that can l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/pentagon-to-create-synthetic-organisms-with-molecular-kill-switch/

A Screw-In Coffin

A patent has been issued for this device, which would conserve space in burial grounds.  The inventor even envisions a transparent variety: “A clear plastic Easy Inter Burial Container, where the body is additionally...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/a-screw-in-coffin/

Kangaroos On the Loose in America

Read about four different sightings of wild kangaroos in the United States. Not surprisingly, some people believe that the mystery animals of North America are paranormal manifestations of some kind. But that might be ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/kangaroos-on-the-loose-in-america/

Star Wars Subway Ticket

Don't throw away that used subway ticket! You could be holding a potential starfighter in your hands. Artist Hubert de Lartigue was playing with his Paris Métro ticket between stops, folding it this way and that,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/star-wars-subway-ticket/

The Dreadnought Hoax

One hundred years ago today, the Prince of Abyssinia visited the British Navy battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought. The prince and his retinue took a tour of the vessel and were accorded diplomatic honors as fitting fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/the-dreadnought-hoax/

Knitted Gas Mask

Craftster member teriyakimoto made this knitted gas mask for a friend who thought it would be a cool way to stay warm while riding his bike in winter. It is attached to his knit cap by Velcro straps. Link -via Unique Dai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/07/knitted-gas-mask/




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