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 Druckm├╝ller 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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