Archive for March 28th, 2010

If Web Browsers Were Modes of Transportion

Cartoonist Caldwell Tanner of College Humor suggests that web browsers can be compared to modes of transportion. Are his descriptions accurate? http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1802516 via Geekologie | Previou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/if-web-browsers-were-modes-of-transport/

A T-shirt You Won't Find in the Neatorama Shop

Pictured above is a "slashed army t-shirt" available from Net-a-Porter.com. Go for stylishly dishevelled cool in Balmain's olive green distressed detail cotton t-shirt. Work the runway look by teaming this statement sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/a-t-shirt-you-wont-find-in-the-neatorama-shop/

The Hooded Pitohui - a Poisonous Bird

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj6O8WJ3qtE] YouTube link. Jack Dumbacher, an ornithologist at the California Academy of Science, describes the discovery of and studies of a neurotoxin produced by this bird fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/the-hooded-pitohui-a-poisonous-bird/

"The Man Who Planted Trees"

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhb2PlgxT-s] YouTube link. In 1987 this Canadian production won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film, and in 1994 was voted by animation artists to be one of the 50...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/the-man-who-planted-trees/

Rabbit Handler Auditions

Annette Edwards, who has worked for years to breed the world's biggest rabbit, and was recently in the news for having plastic surgery to look more like Jessica Rabbit, is looking for help. Edwards is holding auditions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/rabbit-handler-auditions/

The Ultimate Matzoh Ball Game

As March Madness overlaps Passover a little, you might find the Ultimate Matzoh Ball Game a worthy distraction. Just click to launch the matzoh ball toward the basket, but be aware that the basket is constantly moving! L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/the-ultimate-matzoh-ball-game/

Dung Beetle is World's Strongest Insect

A bit too strong? No, this record has nothing to do with the way they smell. A recent study determined that a dung beetle can pull 1,141 times its own body weight. Just picture how they figured that out: In the stud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/dung-beetle-is-worlds-strongest-insect/

World’s first ever pedal-powered cycle?

Historian Xu Quan Long claims this wooden cycle is is a recreatio of the world's first ever cycle. He says it was in use over 2000 years before the first wooden bicycle.Xu said he stumbled across the discovery while...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/worlds-first-ever-pedal-powered-cycle/

Having Second Thoughts (in Hindsight)

Sometimes it is amazing how so-called experts can be so wrong!“No reader interest,” was the judgment of the London publisher W.H. Allen on Frederick Forsyth’s first novel, The Day of the Jackal. To date it has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/having-second-thoughts-in-hindsight/

Niagara Falls at Night With Lights

Did you know Niagara Falls is lit up at night? They have been lighting up Niagara Falls dating back to 1860 when Bengal Lights were used to celebrate a visit by the Prince of Wales. Since 1925 the falls have been lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/28/niagara-falls-at-night-with-lights/






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