Archive for March 24th, 2010

Poet Plans to Inscribe His Works into the DNA of a Bacterium

Poet Christian Bök plans to alter the DNA of a particular species of bacteria so that it reflects an encoded version of his poetry: Canadian poet Christian Bök wants his work to live on after he’s gone. Like,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/poet-plans-to-inscribe-his-works-into-the-dna-of-a-bacterium/

Working Day

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P7Wj-wF3kE][YouTube - Link]This video by Andrés Borghi of Argentina won the "Your Big Break" competition from 100% Pure New Zealand. The slogan for the competitio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/working-day/

No More New Moore Island

For years, two nations have both claimed the territory of an uninhabited island the Bangladeshis called South Talpatti Island and the Indians called New Moore Island. The dispute is now moot, as the island has vanished u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/no-more-new-moore-island/

How A $500 Craigslist Car Beat $400K Rally Racers

Ever wonder if it's even possible for the average Joe to race Rally Car these days?  With a little perseverance and a little luck the answer is yes!Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/how-a-500-craigslist-car-beat-400k-rally-racers/

Positive Correlation Found Between Facebook Usage and Syphilis Infection

How long has it been since you ran an anti-virus scan? You'd better do it now because a recent study found that areas of Britain that show a heavy use of Facebook also show a great increase in the incidence of syphilis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/positive-correlation-found-between-facebook-usage-and-syphilis/

The Cro Magnon

The Cro Magnon were said to be the precursor to the Homo sapiens, however we know very little about their religion, traditions, and way of life. What we do know is that their cave drawings were strategically placed in in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/the-cro-magnon/

Periodic Table of Periodic Tables

Organizing pop culture data into something resembling a periodic table or making crafts that resemble the actual periodic table of elements is a popular web meme that we've covered in some breadth here at Neatorama....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/periodic-table-of-periodic-tables/

Auto Smiley Inserts Smile Emoticons Into an App Whenever You Smile

(Video Link) Theo Watson developed a program called Auto Smiley. Whenever your computer's webcam determines that you're smiling, the program will insert a smiley emoticon into whatever computer application you're u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/auto-smiley-inserts-smile-emoticons-into-an-app-whenever-you-smile/

Robot Journalist Seeks Scoops, Interviews People, Takes Photographs, Publishes Stories

Intelligent Systems Informatics Lab at Tokyo University has developed a robot that performs basic journalistic functions: The robot detects changes in its surroundings, decides if they are relevant, and then takes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/robot-journalist-seeks-stories-interviews-people-takes-photographs-publishes-stories/

Hollywood's Hackers are Horribly Hilarious

In this week's Cinematical Seven, Alison Nastasi writes about those figments of screenwriters imaginations - the hackers. From the ridiculous to the implausibly miscast, these guys and girls litter films with their f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/hollywoods-hackers-are-horribly-hilarious/

Man Builds Flamethrower for His Scooter

Colin Fruze was tired of drivers following his scooter too closely, so he developed a flamethrower to ward them off: 'The flames are pretty big and up to 15ft long so you could definitely set fire to someone's car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/man-builds-flamethrower-for-his-scooter/

Indian Military Creates Weaponized Chili

India's bhut jolokia is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's spiciest chili. That nation's military has responded by developing a grenade that carries small quantities of it: It has m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/indian-military-creates-weaponized-chili/

31 Fingers and Toes

An unidentified 6-year-old boy in Shenyang, China has a world record 31 digits: 15 fingers and 16 toes! He isn't able to use all the fingers, as three are fused together in the middle of each hand. He will soon undergo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/31-fingers-and-toes/

How to Get Ahead in the Art World

You make be spooked out by them or you may be entranced, but Sophie Cave's installation Floating Heads at the Kelvingrove Museum in the Scottish city of Glasgow is certainly turns heads! From hilar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/how-to-get-ahead-in-the-art-world/

The Rugby Match at the Bottom of the World

For 26 years straight, New Zealand has defeated the US in rugby to win the Ross Island Cup. But these aren't professional rugby players -they are scientists and support staff who live and work in Antarctica! The national...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/the-rugby-match-at-the-bottom-of-the-world/

Amphibious Caterpillars

Underwater caterpillars don't turn into butterflies or moths, because they are dead, right? Not so for twelve species of caterpillars that live in Hawaii. Evolutionary biologist Daniel Rubinoff, who has been studying mot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/amphibious-caterpillars/

The First Frankenstein Movie

(YouTube link) Edison Studios made the first movie version of Frankenstein in 1910. It was released 100 years ago last week. Frankensteinia has details and the story of how the film was lost and found a half-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/the-first-frankenstein-movie/

An Impala with a Website

Frank Solomon (Solent News & Photo Agency) captured this image of an impala at Kruger National Park in South Africa.  One observer commented that the animal appears to be carrying around its own dreamcatcher....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/24/an-impala-with-a-website/




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