Archive for March 25th, 2010

Nature By Numbers

(YouTube Link) We've previously featured Cristóbal Vila's animated depiction of Frank Lloyd Wright's home Falling Water. Vila's latest project, "Nature By Numbers", illustrates how mathematical properties, such as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/nature-by-numbers/

Computer-Controlled Bacteria Build Microscopic Pyramid

(YouTube Link) Researchers at the École Polytechnique de Montréal used bacteria that follow magnetic pull to build a tiny pyramid: By using a computer-controlled magnetic field, the researchers turned the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/computer-controlled-bacteria-build-microscopic-pyramid/

Meet Our Winners!

Bena Dam, who follows us on Twitter, and Lisa Richardson, who's a Facebook Fan, each won a $20 shopping spree in our store (with free shipping!) by answering yesterday's riddle correctly. I know, you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/meet-our-winners/

Wrecking Ball Lamp

Now here's a clever lamp, with a light bulb as a wrecking ball! It's made of solid bronze. See it and a companion piece the Crane Lamp at Designboom. Link -via Laughing Squiddesign, Light, heavy equipment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/wrecking-ball-lamp/

Robbers Call Ahead, Instructing Bank to Have Money Waiting for Them When They Arrive

Bank robbers Albert Bailey and an unidentified sixteen-year-old accomplice were arrested by police in Fairfield, Connecticut as soon as they arrived at the bank that they planned to rob. Perhaps it was calling ahead and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/robbers-call-ahead-instructing-bank-to-have-money-waiting-for-them-when-they-arrive/

Thought he was a goner...

...but the cat came back. The old song came true in the case of Alfie, an orange tom that belongs to Angelo Petrillo of Milnrow, Greater Manchester, England. Petrillo buried a cat he was sure was Alfie after a car hit th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/thought-he-was-a-goner/

Man Donates Kidney to Cashier

Dan Coyne of Evanston, Illinois didn't know anything about Myra de la Vega, except that she was his favorite cashier at the grocery store where he shopped. Two years ago, he noticed her growing thin and asked about her h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/man-donates-kidney-to-cashier/

What Is It? Game 132

This week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this gruesome looking tool. Do you know what it is for? You can win a T-shirt of your choice from the Neatorama Shop.Write your guess in the comment section....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/what-is-it-game-132/

Alien vs. Pooh

Webcomic artist Giant Hamburger illustrated this children's book mashup of Winnie the Pooh and the Alien movie series. Silliness ensues when Pooh mistakes an alien egg for a honey pot! Link -via Buzzfee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/alien-vs-pooh/

Planet Shanghai: What's In The Bag?

Remember the brouhaha when someone in Wales, UK, got banned from the supermarket chain Tesco for wearing pajamas while shopping? Well, that's nothing compared to the people of Shanghai. They've elevated wearing pajamas i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/planet-shanghai-whats-in-the-bag/

Indian Woman Ate 51 Anti-Terrorist Weapons

As noted in a story earlier today, the Indian military announced that it has successfully weaponized the world's hottest chili - the bhut jolokia.  They claim that when placed in grenades it will be an effective weapon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/25/indian-woman-ate-51-anti-terrorist-weapons/




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