Archive for February 10th, 2010

The Best Inventions by Professor Frink of The Simpsons

Professor John I.Q. Nerdelbaum Frink, Jr. is a character on The Simpsons. He's a socially inept scientist and inventor known to proclaiming nonsensical words when he's nervous. On the show, he often produces i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/the-best-inventions-by-professor-frink-of-the-simpsons/

LOST Meets LOLCats

Remember Travis Pitts and his awesome design, "We've Got Some Work To Do, Now?" Well, he's still coming up with great ideas, mashing up different threads of pop culture in clever ways. To paraphrase Travis, I'm frankl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/lost-meets-lolcats/

Clowndoctors

Apparently years and years of medical schooling isn't enough to make good doctors. They also need to go to ... clown school!Just kidding. A charity in Northern Ireland is recruiting clowns to entertain sick children in h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/clowndoctors/

Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Seed the Universe with Life?

[caption id="attachment_29411" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Photo: NASA"][/caption] Michael Mautner of Virginia Commonwealth University says that part of the human condition we enjoy is a responsibility to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/do-we-have-a-moral-obligation-to-seed-the-universe-with-life/

The Advanced Technology of Competitive Sailing

In The New York Times, Henry Fountain has an article exploring how the ancient technology of sailing gets very cutting edge in high-value competitions, such as America's Cup: “You have to understand th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/the-advanced-technology-of-competitive-sailing/

A New Armored Wall to Replace Sandbag Emplacements

The traditional stacked sandbag emplacement of armies around the world may be on the way out. This new portable system called McCurdy’s Armor can be assembled by soldiers with no tools and provide solid protection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/a-new-armored-wall-to-replace-sandbag-emplacements/

The Best Neuroscience Study Guide Ever (Because It Has Cats)

What goes together better than neuroscience and LOLcats? It doesn't matter, because they are together in this handy study guide, complete with a sparkly title and lots of sweet sugary cuteness along the synaps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/the-best-neuroscience-study-guide-ever-because-it-has-cats/

The Evolutionary Origins of the Sweet Tooth

In an interview at The Smithsonian, evolutionary biologist Jason Cryan explained why humans generally have predisposition to sweet foods and a disinterest in bitter foods: The evolutionary explanation for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/the-evolutionary-origins-of-the-sweet-tooth/

Fire-breathing Snowman

Nick and Anna Berte of Bel Air, Maryland built a giant snowman and rigged it with a flamethrower inside! Linksnow, snowman, special effects, flamethrower...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/fire-breathing-snowman/

Lame Duck Teaches Disabled Boy to Walk

Becci Lomax of Plymouth, England encountered a baby duckling that was going to be put down because of a lame leg. She took the duck in and nursed it back to health. As Lomax gave the duck, now named Ming-Ming, a dose of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/lame-duck-teaches-disabled-boy-to-walk/

Skynet Symphony

(YouTube link) Another musical remix by Nick Bertke, also known as Pogo, this time composed entirely of sounds found in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. -via Laughing Squid Previously at Neatorama: Ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/skynet-symphony/

Did The Earth Move For You?

Some residents in the Upper Midwest were surprised to be shaken by an earthquake last night. The United States Geological Survey reported that the earthquake, which had an estimated magnitude of 4.3, was centered ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/did-the-earth-move-for-you/

Shackleton's Whisky Recovered

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust is restoring the shack used by explorer Ernest Shackleton during his Anarctic expedition of 1907-1909. In 2006 they discovered two cases of whisky, but only recently have they bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/shackletons-whisky-recovered/

Money Can't Buy Happiness, So Man Gives Away Every Penny of His £3 Million Fortune

Karl Rabeder grew up poor and thought that life would be wonderful if he had money. But when he got rich, Karl discovered that he was unhappy ... so he decided to give away every penny of his £3 million fortune:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/10/money-cant-buy-happiness-so-man-gives-away-every-penny-of-his-3-million-fortune/






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