Archive for April 4th, 2010

Skeleton Replaces Copenhagen Mermaid

Denmark's iconic statue of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid normally sits in the Copenhagen Harbor, but left last week for temporary residence at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. On April Fool's Day, she retu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/skeleton-replaces-copenhagen-mermaid/

Time-Lapse Video by Sean Stiegemeier

It took Sean Stiegemeier a year to compile his first attempt at time-lapse photography, and ended up with this creation for the band Stomacher, and their untitled song. If you see one time-lapse video this week, make it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/time-lapse-video-by-sean-stiegemeier/

Kentucky State Officials Must Swear an Oath against Dueling

The oath of office for officials in the State of Kentucky includes an affirmation that the person has never fought a duel: Typically, a judge and honoree stand facing each other, right hands raised. The judge reci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/kentucky-state-officials-must-swear-an-oath-against-dueling/

Inverse-Square Law Tattoo

Atlanta-based photographer Erik Dixon got a tattoo illustrating the inverse square law, which "...is the physics equation for the fall off rate of light radiating from a source point. Something I use every time I sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/inverse-square-law-tattoo/

Sperm Races Visualized

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrFjM1qyHVw] YouTube link. In order to investigate how sperm of two different males compete within the reproductive tract of the female, a researcher at Syracuse University used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/sperm-races-visualized/

Monkey Cop

Move over police K-9 unit! There's a new animal cop in town: the Monkey Police.A Thai police force has begun taking a monkey dressed in officer's uniform on patrol each day to help improve relations with Muslim separ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/monkey-cop/

Kissing in Public in Dubai = 1 Month in Jail

If you love your freedom, don't kiss your mate in public - that's the lesson a British couple learned the hard way in Dubai, where they were sentenced to 1 month in jail for public indecency:Ayman Najafi, 24, and Cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/kissing-in-public-in-dubai-1-month-in-jail/

Kid Arrested For Doodling Now Suing For $1 Million

Remember the story about a Junior High student who was handcuffed and perp walked for doodling on her desk? The 12-year-old schoolgirl and her mom are now suing for $1 million: The legal papers describe Alexa's ordeal as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/kid-arrested-for-doodling-now-suing-for-1-million/

Are Unpaid Internships Illegal?

Did you get started in your career as an unpaid intern? According to labor officials, that may actually be free labor and therefore illegal:“If you’re a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an intern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/are-unpaid-internships-illegal/

This is Not a Spiral

The blue elements in the image above appear to be a arranged in a continuous spiral, but in fact they form a series of concentric circles.  Your brain will argue so strongly for a spiral that you may need to run you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/this-is-not-a-spiral/

Relighting Trick

(YouTube link) This looks way cool. You can ignite the particles in a stream of smoke! It's not so cool when you think about how this would work in a burning house. -via redditfire, Light, smoke, parlor trick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/relighting-trick/

The Rainbow Eucalyptus

There seem to be no end of things tagged with the word rainbow in nature.  Well, here is another - the Rainbow Eucalyptus.  With a quite spectacular trunk it is a surprise that its main use is the production...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/the-rainbow-eucalyptus/

BoingBoing Star Wars Quiz

So you say you know your Star Wars flicks when you hear 'em? Prove it. Our friends at boingboing.net posted my quiz today. Take the quiz now.Star Wars, boingboing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/04/boingboing-star-wars-quiz/
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