Archive for April 6th, 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in LEGO

It took LEGO artist Matija Grguric 7 months and 15,000 bricks to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater. It's currently on display at a museum in Zageb, Croatia. Grguric writes: Scale of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater-in-lego/

Physicists Claim to Have Synthesized Superheavy Element 117 for the First Time

A team of Russian physicists claims to have, for the first time, synthesized element 117. This element does not occur in nature and the sample was created in a laboratory: A team led by Yuri Oganessian of the Joi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/physicists-claim-to-have-synthesized-superheavy-element-117-for-the-first-time/

Underwater Art Museum

A museum is under construction off the coast of Cancun. By the end of the year, divers may be able to visit four hundred sculptures in a maritime park: The cement sculpture, called 'The Collector', shows a figure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/underwater-art-museum/

The Axolotl Song

What happens if an axolotl drink some salamander goo? This video clip explains how axolotl remains in neoteny until its metamorphosis to a salamander is triggered when it is given hormones.If only all science lessons wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/the-axolotl-song/

Two Types of People

Yesterday I posed this thought to our Twitter and Facebook users: The world can be divided into two types of people: Those who squeeze the toothpaste in the middle (or anywhere, randomly), and those who must sque...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/two-types-of-people/

Unexplained Illness? Maybe It's Food Allergy

If you're feeling sick to your stomach yet doctors can't find anything wrong with you, it may be something you eat. Here's a story by Ed Rockey for the Los Angeles Times, where his food allergy was even misdiagnosed by a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/unexplained-illness-maybe-its-food-allergy/

Scrabble Now Allows Names

Heresy! Scrabble has recently announced that it is changing its rules to allow place names, people's names, and brands.A spokeswoman for the company said the use of proper nouns would "add a new dimension"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/scrabble-now-allows-names/

The New York City Fire Department's Fancy New Boat

New York City has over four hundred miles of coastline, and consequently the police and fire departments of that city need advanced boats that can fight crime, fires, and respond to disasters in the water. The Three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/the-new-york-city-fire-departments-fancy-new-boat/

10 Acclaimed Authors Who Wrote Only One Novel

One-hit wonders aren't restricted to music. Some giants of literature wrote only one novel, and you can view a list of them at the link. Among them is Anna Sewell, who wrote Black Beauty: Sewell didn’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/10-acclaimed-authors-who-wrote-only-one-novel/

A Letter to Edgar Rice Burroughs

In 1931, a schoolboy wrote a fan letter to his favorite author, Edgar Rice Burroughs. It said, in part: I am a fourteen year old boy and am a low Junior in High School. Today at school our teacher was discussing "go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/a-letter-to-edgar-rice-burroughs/

Small Worlds

The award-winning game Small Worlds looks simple with its pixel graphics, but start exploring and the world becomes bigger. I could eat up a lot of time moving around in here! Link -via redditGame, pixels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/small-worlds/

Astronomical Airfares

While most people look for the cheapest airfares, Rob Cockerham sought out the most expensive fares from several different airlines. Unsurprisingly, the priciest tickets were either last-minute bookings or sched...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/astronomical-airfares/

Starry Night Cereal

Doyle Geddes, a teacher at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, led 150 students through the construction of the world's largest recreation of Van Gogh's masterpiece Starry Night. The finished product was 72 feet by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/starry-night-cereal/

Suit Dude vs. NFL Player

(YouTube Link) A video clip from the "NFL Scouting Combine" showcase, showing how fast Jacoby Ford and other players runs the 40-yard dash compared to an average guy in a suit. LinkSports, nfl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/suit-dude-vs-nfl-player/

12 Beautiful Castles in Canada

Take a look at a dozen of the most beautiful castles in Canada. Some are government buildings, some were built to attract tourists, and some are private creations by some of Canada's wealthiest citizens. Best of all, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/12-beautiful-castles-in-canada/

Four Women in Space at the Same Time

This doesn't happen every day. Well, OK, it's never happened before.  As Mission STS-131 blasts off with three women on board they will soon rendezvous with a fourth who arrived at the International Space Station ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/four-women-in-space-at-the-same-time/

When You See It ...

See it? Made by London creative brand agency Cow - via Cakehead Loves Eviloptical illusion, cow, burger, sesame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/when-you-see-it/
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