Archive for March 19th, 2010

MIT Student Invents $3 Negative Pressure Pump for Impoverished Countries

A negative pressure pump is a wound therapy device common to nations with advanced medical care. They normally cost $100 a day to rent, which is far too expensive for many patients and hospitals in developing nations....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/mit-student-invents-3-negative-pressure-pump-for-impoverished-countries/

World Sleep Day

March 19th is World Sleep Day. Did you get enough sleep today? World Sleep Day is an international annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, inclu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/world-sleep-day/

A Record Player Made from a Cardboard Box and a Pencil

The Vancouver-based sound studio Griffiths, Gibson and Ramsay Productions is using a clever advertising gimmick. The company's ad firm, Grey Canada, is mailing out cardboard boxes that can be used as record players....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/a-record-player-made-from-a-cardboard-box-and-a-pencil/

Britain's Worst Driver Banned from Driving 59 Times

Thomas Feely of Leeds, UK, has committed 110 driving violations and has, at various times, been banned from driving 59 times over the past 28 years. He usually ignores these bans, and will now spend 5 months in jail as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/britains-worst-driver-banned-from-driving-59-times/

F-35 Performs Its First Vertical Landing

(YouTube Link) The F-35, the next generation of vertical takeoff and landing jet fighter, developed by Lockheed-Martin, performed its first vertical landing yesterday: Yesterday at 1 P.M., after descending fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/f-35-performs-its-first-vertical-landing/

The Doggie Gaga Project

Yesterday, Miss Cellania posted a picture of cookies decorated to look like each of Lady Gaga's outrageous outfits. Photographer Jessie Freidin's Doggie Gaga project is similar, except that it involves humiliating d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/the-doggie-gaga-project/

9 Very Rare (and Very Expensive) Video Game Cartridges

You may recall the story of the guy who sold the Nintendo game Stadium Events for $41,300. Other old video games can be sold for ridiculous amounts not because of any intrinsic value, but because of their documented rari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/9-very-rare-and-very-expensive-video-game-cartridges/

Keyboard Cat Returns

(YouTube link) Charlie Schmidt, the creator of the original keyboard cat video with his cat Fatso thirty years ago, has trained another cat to play piano! This cat is named Bento. http://www.charlieschmidt.com/index...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/keyboard-cat-returns/

The (Near) Future of Video

The past ten years have been outrageously productive for the advancement of digital video. It seems like only yesterday we were waiting patiently for our downloads of 10 second clips that would be displayed as small flas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/the-near-future-of-video/

Too Cute to Eat

Jojo Krang used hard-boiled eggs to make a chicken family, with a mother hen and  five baby chicks! Great for a party, but could you bring yourself to actually eat them? Instructions are included. Link -via J-Walk Blogd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/too-cute-to-eat/

10 Crazy Prom Stories

Some of these stories will cause outrage or sadness, and some will make you cringe at how important the prom is for high school students. Then there are a few stories to warm your heart, like that of 84-year-old Kenneth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/10-crazy-prom-stories/

Celebrating Big Bird’s (41st) Sixth Birthday

March 20th is Big Bird’s sixth birthday. You may be wondering how he could be only six years old when he was the first Muppet on a show that has been on for over forty years, but the thing is that Big Bird (or just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/19/celebrating-big-birds-41st-sixth-birthday/
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