Archive for March 10th, 2010

The Nolan Family Dairy Farm

Food Inc. didn't win Best Documentary this year, but its message is clear: farming in America is not what it used to be. Thankfully, the passion for farming for a living, and doing it right, still motivates some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/the-nolan-family-dairy-farm/

Oldest Flying Car up for Auction

In 1934, electrician and hobbyist Frank Skroback built the first airplane that could be driven on a road. Or the first car that could be flown. It has six wings and an overall width of seven feet, so it can fit ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/oldest-flying-car-up-for-auction/

Woman Gives Birth Three Hours After Learning That She Is Pregnant

Doctors told Belinda Waite of Bampton, UK that she had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. After she went into labor and three hours before her daughter was born, Waite was informed that she was instead pregnant: Miss Wait...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/woman-gives-birth-three-hours-after-learning-that-she-is-pregnant/

Epic Movie Trailer

(YouTube Link) The comedy duo BriTaNick created this trailer for a hypothetical movie that would be guaranteed to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. All of the dialogue is replaced with common movie tropes....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/epic-movie-trailer/

Inverse Graphing Calculator

The Inverse Graphing Calculator takes words and converts them into equations that would express them graphically: The Inverse Graphing Calculator (version beta-1) is like a backwards graphing calculator. Normally,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/inverse-graphing-calculator/

The Shining Cuckoo Clock

Artist Chris Domino made this cuckoo clock inspired by the horror movie The Shining. Every hour on the hour, Jack Nicholson's head pokes through the door and says "Here's Johnny!" Then the Shelly Duval fig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/the-shining-cuckoo-clock/

The Nerdfighter/Neatoramanaut Facebook Fan Page Contest

We're going to be running a FUN contest over on our Facebook page this coming Friday! You won't find it here on the blog, just on the Facebook page. So if you haven't yet, please become a Neatoramanaut Fan now: www.F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/the-nerdfighterneatoramanaut-facebook-fan-page-contest/

Mountain Lion Invades Home

Michelle Bese of Salida, Colorado was sitting at the table with her five-year-old while her other child slept in another room. One her five dogs came in through the dog door and was followed by a cougar! Bese grabbed her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/mountain-lion-invades-home/

How Bomb-proof Suits Work

In the opening sequence of the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker, a soldier wears an explosive ordnance disposal (OED) suit pretty close to the spot where a bomb goes off. Can a soldier survive such an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/how-bomb-proof-suits-work/

The Original Fly Girls

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) were volunteers who learned to fly during World War II to supplement the US military, which was suffering from a shortage of pilots. A few more than 1,100 young women, all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/the-original-fly-girls/

Cycles

(YouTube link) Teddy bears attempt to cross a busy street. Another gem from the incomprehensible but fertile mind of Cyriak. Link to artist's website. -via Arbroathteddy bears, animation, cyriak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/cycles/

Battlestar Sabotage

Someone has taken scenes from the Battlestar Galactica science fiction series and used these to recreate the music video for the song Sabotage by Beastie Boys. You can also watch both videos side by side at YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/battlestar-sabotage/

The Two Faces of Martin Guerre

In 1556, a man calling himself 'Martin Guerre' had returned to his home village after disappearing without a trace for several years. He lived with Guerre's wife and son for three years. But he was not Guerre.On Sep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/the-two-faces-of-martin-guerre/

5 financial scandals long before Enron

There has been a rash of corporate scandals and greed over the past decade, but it is hardly new.  Here are a few financial scandals that made news long before Enron and Worldcom.Back in 1864, Credit Mobilier wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/10/5-financial-scandals-long-before-enron/






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