Archive for February 16th, 2010

Emergence: Night & Wind

Sayaka Kajita Ganz makes sculptures from recycled materials, and here she's made a dramatic pair of horses from black and white plastic objects.  The installation is called Emergence; you can guess which horse is Ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/emergence-night-wind/

Poor King Tut

King Tut may have brought the image of splendor and wealth to your mind, but the reality was far grimmer for the Egyptian boy king:The report is the first DNA study ever conducted with ancient Egyptian royal mummies....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/poor-king-tut/

Bathroom Reader's New Website

We're not the only one redesigning our blog. Our pal Uncle John's Bathroom Reader has a snazzy new look (one that fits their name very well, I might add).Check it out: Link | Bathroom Reader Online StoreThis reminds me t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/bathroom-readers-new-website-redesign/

World's Largest Dodgeball Game

(YouTube Link) On Feb. 5th, 1,200 students, staff, and faculty at the University of Alberta played the world's largest game of dodgeball: Although it will be several months before officials from the Guinness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/worlds-largest-dodgeball-game/

Neatorama Update - February 2010

Hello everyone! We've been busy rolling out new features for the blog. I'd like to take a couple of minutes to tell you about them: A number of you requested that we make the login process smoother, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/neatorama-update-february-2010/

Mad Science Experiments by Theo Gray

Neatorama Spotlight, our new wide-format blog, is lucky to have an excerpt from Theo Gray's fantastic book Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't. In the book, Theo compiled years of the bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/mad-science-experiments-by-theo-gray/

9-Minute History of a City As a Pop-Up Book

(Video Link) Animator Rob Carter made this short film which shows the development of Charlotte, North Carolina over two and a half centuries, compressed into nine minutes of papercraft. Buildings appear and move ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/9-minute-history-of-a-city-as-a-pop-up-book/

The Happiest and Unhappiest Cities in America

If you're unhappy where you are, you can pick up and move. Thanks to a new study, we now know where all those happy people live. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index asked more than 353,000 Amer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/the-happiest-and-unhappiest-cities-in-america/

Can You go to Jail For Going to Church?

Joseph Reyes, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is about to find out: he took his daughter to church against the wishes of his ex-wife, who took out a restraining order against him.The two are in a bitter divorce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/can-you-go-to-jail-for-going-to-church/

Living In A Small Town? Not As Good As You'd Think

How does the offer of cash and free land sound to you? All that you have to do is live in a small town in North Dakota. Sounds good? Maybe not. Here's the story of Michael Tristani and his family:Tired of crime, traf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/living-in-a-small-town-not-as-good-as-youd-think/

Composite Picture of Solar Eclipse

Photographer and scientist Miloslav Druckmüller and his team specialize in capturing images of solar eclipses. Pictured above is one photograph that compiles nine images, taken on July 22, 2009 from the Marshall Is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/composite-picture-of-solar-eclipse/

Pivot

In any movie, witnessing a murder will surely lead to a chase scene. In Pivot, the animation is what makes the chase special. Until the ending. Designed and animated by Kevin Megens, Floris Vos, Arno de Grijs, and Andre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/pivot/

Are They Canadian?

Sure, you know some famous Canadians, but those people you know aren't on this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You'll be given fifteen names, and you determine if those people were born in Cnada or not. It's harder tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/are-they-canadian/

Snow-melting Dragon

(YouTube link) The couple in Maryland who made the fire-breathing snowman have their own dragon busy at work melting snow. Wouldn't you love to have neighbors like this? -via Gizmodofire, homemade, dragon, flamethrowe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/snow-melting-dragon/

Crayon Rockets

Someone mentioned that John Coker's homemade rockets looked like crayons, so he ran with the idea. His crayon rockets were launched all together from a crayon box! Well, OK, half of them worked. See how he made them in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/crayon-rockets/

The Hottest Science Experiment on the Planet

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York are cooking up a recipe that may reach seven trillion degrees Celsius at its peak! It's called the Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction eXperiment, or PHENIX...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/the-hottest-science-experiment-on-the-planet/

Was the Alaska Purchase a Good Deal?

In 1867, the United States bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. At the time, the acquisition was popularly dismissed as "Seward's Folly" (Seward was Secretary of State at the time), as the frozen land was conside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/was-the-alaska-purchase-a-good-deal/

A Spokeless Bicycle

For a class project, nine mechanical engineering majors at Yale built a bicycle with a spokeless back wheel. One of them, redditor zhoalander, described the design in a thread at reddit: It's a single speed s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/a-spokeless-bicycle/

Is The "Asian Ceiling" A Necessary Evil?

Want to go to a good college? Besides doing your homework, studying hard, and acing the SAT, it sure helps if you weren't born Asian.While this isn't exactly a new phenomenon ("overachieving" Asians have been b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/16/is-the-asian-ceiling-a-necessary-evil/






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