Archive for February 25th, 2010

What the World Needs Now

(YouTube link) This catchy song was born at TEDActive 2010, where attendees were invited to contribute their ideas on what the world needs. The entire production was put together in just four days. Jill Sobule,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/what-the-world-needs-now/

The Entire Alice and Wonderland Story in One Tattoo

Tattoo artist Holly Azzara created this enormous back and arm tattoo that depicts the entire Alice in Wonderland story -- well, the Disney version, anyway. Additional pictures at the link. Link via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/the-entire-alice-and-wonderland-story-in-one-tattoo/

Undercover Orchestra Plays Ravel's Bolero

Anton Hecht (previously on Neatorama) sent us a new video of a performance piece where musicians tired of Muzak got together at a neighborhood shopping center to perform Maurice Ravel's Bolero, much to the delight of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/undercover-orchestra-plays-ravels-bolero/

The Almighty Dollar: Distribution of Income by Religion

Infographic: GOOD Magazine and Column FiveDoes believing in God help make you wealthy? If so, can a particular religion make you wealthier than others? GOOD Magazine in collaboration with Column Five takes a look at Amer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/the-almighty-dollar-distribution-of-income-by-religion/

Symphony of Science V: "The Poetry of Reality"

(YouTube Link) We've previously featured the first video in John Boswell's Symphony of Science autotuned music project. This video, the fifth and latest in the series, features Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/symphony-of-science-v-the-poetry-of-reality/

Labrador Retriever Awarded Britain's Highest Military Honor

Treo, a nine-year old Black Labrador Retriever who served in the British Army, was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. He's repeatedly saved the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan: Now he is be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/labrador-retriever-awarded-britains-highest-military-honor/

Charlie Bit My Finger - Again!

Back in 2007, Howard Davies-Carr uploaded a video clip featuring his two British sons Harry (then 3 years old) and Charlie (then 1 year old) to YouTube so their godfather who was living overseas could watch. Little did h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/charlie-bit-my-finger-again/

Reknit: Turn Old Sweaters Into New Things You Can Wear

If you can't fit into that old sweater grandma gave you ages ago, don't throw it away! For $30, computer programmer-by-day and fashion-maven-by-night Gayane Avanian, and her son Haik Avanian, will take your old sweaters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/reknit-turn-old-sweaters-into-new-things-you-can-wear/

Technology That Allows You to Clean Your Fridge Even Less Often!

Hate cleaning the refrigerator? You're not alone - most Americans clean their fridges only once or twice a year.Instead of changing our habits, appliance makers are coming up with new technology that keeps fridges cleane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/technology-that-allows-you-to-clean-your-fridge-even-less-often/

Tiger Woods PETA Billboard Ad

Good news: Tiger Woods return to advertising. Bad news: Involuntarily and for PETA. ;)Moments after his sex scandal was revealed, companies pulled their Tiger Woods ads and the golfer went from ubiquitous to pretty much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/tiger-woods-peta-billboard-ad/

My Solar System

This application will give you a lesson in how difficult it is to control the universe. Select how many planets you want and adjust their orbits and other parameters. Then set it in motion and watch your planets crash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/my-solar-system/

Convict Digs Out of Prison With a Spoon

An unnamed 35-year-old female inmate broke out of a prison in Breda, the Netherlands. She was housed on prison grounds in a special building for inmates preparing for release. To escape, she dug a tunnel with a spoon! *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/convict-digs-out-of-prison-with-a-spoon/

BoingBoing Rolls Out Feature Story Page

Our pals over at boingboing have just unveiled their latest masterboing: a full-page feature page. Kicking off the feature is our friend Maggie Koerth-Baker with an amazing post on NASA's Cassini space probe. In 199...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/boingboing-rolls-out-feature-story-page/

The Indians of Russia

The term "Indian" for native North Americans is of course wildly inappropriate, based on a 500-year-old error in geography, but the term is now thoroughly embedded in language and literature. Americans tend to have a pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/the-indians-of-russia/

Efficacy of "Facilitated Communication" Not Confirmed

Several months ago major news sites reported that a Belgian man, paralyzed for 23 years and supposedly in a vegetative state, was interacting with caregivers through the use of "facilitated communication."  James Randi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/efficacy-of-facilitated-communication-not-confirmed/

Weather-Changing Dresses

Artist Valerie Lamontagne made dresses that respond to weather data transmitted wirelessly to them. The dresses respond by variously illuminating or vibrating: the project is titled ‘peau d’ane’ after a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/weather-changing-dresses/

Kim Burke's Food Miniatures

Artist Kim Burke makes tiny food miniatures from polymer clay: From a very young age, I've been enthralled by miniatures and was delighted at how wonderfully addicting it is to make them. It's truly remarkable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/kim-burkes-food-miniatures/

Is This "The Greatest Moment in Women's Sport" ?

Kelly Kulick is a 33-year-old professional bowler who won the Professional Bowler's Association Women's World Championship.  A new PBA rule allowed her to qualify for the men's tournaments.  She entered arguably the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/is-this-the-greatest-moment-in-womens-sport/

What Is It? Game 129

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this sinister looking contraption. Can you guess what it is for?First correct guess and the funniest but incorrect guess will win Neatorama T-shirt of their c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/what-is-it-game-129/

Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug

This clever "Disappearing Civil Liberties" mug features the complete text of the Bill of Rights that disappear (thanks to the Patriot Act) as you add hot beverage. From the Neatora...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/disappearing-civil-liberties-mug/

Neatoramanaut Zavatone Bought a School and Donated Computers in Africa - What a Good Guy!

Plenty of people talk about helping Africa, but never actually do anything about it. But not our very own Neatoramanaut Zavatone! When he wasn't busy correcting my tpyos and grammatical errors, Zavatone and his friends a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/neatoramanaut-zavatone-bought-a-school-and-donated-computers-in-africa-what-a-good-guy/

Lingerie Model Set Up Drug Smuggling Ring Using Beautiful Women As Mules

Beautiful women , drug trafficking, and an international manhunt (womanhunt?) of a lingerie model - I would be surprised if Hollywood doesn't have a movie in the works already. Police is looking for Angie Sanselmente Val...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/lingerie-model-set-up-drug-smuggling-ring-using-beautiful-women-as-mules/

Strange Weight Loss Procedure: Tongue Patch That Makes It Painful to Eat

If you've tried all the diets under the sun and still can't lose weight, cosmetic surgeon Nikolas Chugay has got your back. Actually, make that your tongue.Amy Husser of The Vancouver Sun tells us the new medical procedu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/strange-weight-loss-procedure-tongue-patch-that-makes-it-painful-to-eat/

Bio-Printer Will (One Day) Print Organs for Transplant

Need a new kidney? Forget waiting for a transplant - why not print one? That's the idea behind the new 3D bio-printer by Organovo and Invetech:Organovo’s 3D bio-printer works in a similar way to some rapid-prototyp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/bio-printer-will-one-day-print-organs-for-transplant/

5 Things Benefiting From Global Warming

Climate change isn’t all bad; it just depends on your perspective! If you’re a mountain, a jellyfish, or some of the other things on this list, your future may be pretty bright. *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/5-things-benefiting-from-global-warming/

the3six5

There's an awesome posterous blog up this year called the3six5. It's a crowdsourced project wherein every day in 2010, a different author gets a chance to write about what's going on in his or her life that day -- 36...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/the3six5/

Little Known Facts About American History

February is American History Month and here at Neatorama, we urge those of you who live in the states to celebrate your country’s past by getting to know a little more about its history. As a result, we’ve de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/25/little-known-facts-about-american-history/
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