Archive for February 21st, 2010

Woman Dies, Leaves Behind 2,000 Descendants

Yitta Schwartz of Kiryas Joel, New York, died last month at the age of 93. She left behind 15 children, more than 200 grandchildren, and so many great and great-great grandchildren that her family guesses that she could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/woman-dies-leaves-behind-2000-descendants/

The Case of the Elderly Movie Pirate

An 88-year old man was caught videotaping Avatar in the movie theater ... for his wife who couldn't come to see it for herself. The police were called in, but the ending was different than you'd expect:Police describ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/the-case-of-the-elderly-movie-pirate/

Man Breaks Into Prison For Love

Most people want to bust out of a prison, not in - but love makes us do crazy things. Here's the story of a man who break into a prison not once, not twice but night after night to visit his girlfriend:The s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/man-breaks-into-prison-for-love/

Bird Feeder is a Fake Speed Camera

Tired of seeing motorists speed through his neighborhood, retired police officer Bill Angus decided to do something clever: he put a bird feeder shaped like a speed camera at the edge of his property facing the road. And...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/bird-feeder-is-a-fake-speed-camera/

Carl Orff's O Fortuna Translated

Everybody knows O Fortuna by Carl Orff. They may not know what it's called, but they've heard it in hundreds of movies, TV programs and commercials. But do you know what it's all about? Here's the lyric of O For...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/carl-orffs-o-fortuna-translated/

Sleep on This: Nap Boosts Your Brain's Ability to Learn

If you've ever felt guilty of taking a noontime siesta, here's science coming to your rescue. A new study revealed that napping can boost your ability to learn:"Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/sleep-on-this-nap-boosts-your-brains-ability-to-learn/

The Surprising Role of Dust in Earth's Ecology

Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas (1935) Photo: NOAA George E. Marsh AlbumDust may be an annoying facts of life to you and me, but it is endlessly fascinating to scientists. Indeed, dust actually play a big role in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/the-surprising-role-of-dust-in-earths-ecology/

Man Gave Company to Employees on His Birthday

Usually, you get presents on your birthday - but on his 81st birthday, it was business owner Bob Moore that gave out presents. A big present, actually: he gave his whole company to his employees!Scores of employees g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/man-gave-company-to-employees-on-his-birthday/

NASA Relies on Duct Tape

The user-generated website There, I Fixed It often showcases how people use duct tape to fix anything. An engineer at NASA submitted photos of how duct tape is put to work on the International Space Station! See more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/nasa-relies-on-duct-tape/

Lynx on the Downhill Slope

Vancouver is a city, but the community of Whistler, where the winter Olympic skiing events are actually held, is shared with native wildlife. A family of lynx was spotted hanging out near the luge track, and on Wednesday...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/lynx-on-the-downhill-slope/

Biology Rap

(YouTube Link) Stanford University students Derrick Davis and Tom McFadden made this rap video about metabolism. It's called "Oxidate It or Love It/Electron to the Next One" and is a parody of 50 Cent's "Hate It or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/21/biology-rap/






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