Archive for March 26th, 2010

Wildlife Turns Tables on Poachers

A few of humanity's worst citizens - poachers - snuck in to the Kruger National Park in South Africa in the middle of the night. They'd planned on checking traps, but instead found themselves in the deadly gaze of an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/wildlife-turns-tables-on-poachers/

Censored Scenes From the Early Days of Cinema

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNtNxhQmkt4] YouTube link. In the 1920s and 1930s, censorship of movies was often goverened by local boards, and achieved by snipping the scenes from the film reels.  It won't s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/censored-scenes-from-the-early-days-of-cinema/

The Downside of Having Venomous Snakes as "Pets"

Several days after purchasing a highly venomous cobra, a German teenager discovered that it was no longer in its terrarium. What followed was one of the lengthiest and most expensive pet-hunts Germany has seen in re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/the-downside-of-having-poisonous-snakes-as-pets/

Comic Books Absolved of Role in Vampire Hunting Spree

In 1954, Glasgow's Southern Necropolis (The City of the Dead) was the scene of a series of bizarre events in which local children gathered to hunt the Gorbals Vampire. Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/comic-books-absolved-of-role-in-vampire-hunting-spree/

Nuclear Quotes: The Crew of the Enola Gay

The twelve men who flew on the world's first nuclear bombing mission in 1945 made history, as they deployed "Little Boy" over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The youngest was only twenty at the time. For the rest of thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/nuclear-quotes-the-crew-of-the-enola-gay/

The Biomimicry of the "RoboClam" Boat Anchor

Even the best-designed boat anchors are suboptimal in their holding power; when they drag across the floor of a lake or ocean they can do extensive damage to their surroundings.  Now researchers at MIT have develope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/the-biomimicry-of-the-roboclam-boat-anchor/

New Human Species Found in Siberia

From analysis of mitochondrial DNA extracted from a pinky finger bone, scientists have identified a new species of human ancestor. The 40,000-year-old bone fragment was found in a cave in the Altay mountains in Russia. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/new-human-species-found-in-siberia/

The 10 Greatest Modern-Day Recreations of Ancient Technologies

Experimental archaeology is a field of study in which scholars attempt to recreate functional implements of ancient technologies. Alasdair Wilkins of io9 has a roundup of ten such efforts, including the Butser Ancient...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/the-10-greatest-modern-day-recreations-of-ancient-technologies/

When Did Humans Start Wearing Clothes?

Today, Slate's Explainer feature asserts that humans began wearing clothing about 100,000 years ago. Here's how anthropologists came up with the answer: Human raiment is not typically preserved in the fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/when-did-humans-start-to-wear-clothes/

The 10 Worst Jobs in Science

Scientific jobs can be glamorous and certainly are interesting, but they often a lot of hard work, and possibly gross work. Popular Science has published its annual list of the ten worst jobs in science...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/the-10-worst-jobs-in-science/

Avatar 2: The Sequel

(YouTube link) The sequel will be even more original than the first! -via YesButNoButYes Edit 4/5/10 by Alex - updated the video to a working embed and link.movie, parody, avatar, sequel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/avatar-2-the-sequel/

Top 100 April Fools' Pranks and Gadgets

The guys over at Walyou, who did the 130 Halloween Pumpkin Carvings for Your Inspiration post, have put together yet another extensive toplist. This time the theme is April Fools' Day and you will find things like the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/top-100-april-fools-pranks-and-gadgets/

Cross Stitch Graffiti

Here's a fun way to create something unique by mixing traditional needle craft with modern urban street art. Each pack contains all you need to cross stitch your way to a beautifully finished piece of urban tapest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/cross-stitch-graffiti/

The Warmth of Natural Gas Illustrated With Knitting

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFnH7KYMFE] YouTube link. In this clever and engaging video, the warmth of natural gas heat is visualized through the use of stop-motion animation of knitted wool.   The Belgi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/the-warmth-of-natural-gas-illustrated-with-knitting/
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