Archive for April 11th, 2010

Fard

Fard is an animated short directed by Luis Bricenco and David Alapont. It's in French with no subtitles, but the plot is visual. The action really gets going about four minutes in. The style and effects make it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/fard/

SETI Turns 50 Years Old

The systematic program for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) can be dated to fifty years ago this past week. It began with astronomer Frank Drake, who turned a 85-foot radio telescope to the sky in sea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/seti-turns-50-years-old/

Dutch Prisons Use Psychics to Help Prisoners Contact the Dead

Paul van Bree has been hired by prisons in the Netherlands to help prisoners contact and make peace with dead relatives: He has claimed that by talking to both the prisoner and the prisoner's dead parents he can d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/dutch-prisons-use-psychics-to-help-prisoners-contact-the-dead/

5 Civilizations That Just Disappeared

Just how hard is it to misplace an entire civilization, really? ...the Mayans were an incredibly advanced society believed to have the only complete written language in the pre-Columbian Americas. They were also r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/5-civilizations-that-just-disappeared/

11 Unique Antique Typewriters

At this point, "antique typewriters" sounds like a redundancy. These eleven are early typewriters, before the qwerty keyboard layout became standard. In the 19th century, new and innovative typewriter designs fought to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/11-unique-antique-typewriters/

Numbats

(YouTube link) The numbat {wiki} lives in western Australia and eats termites. To do this, they have specialized equipment. This video is from the BBC series Life of Mammals. -via LaelapsAustralia, mammal, nu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/11/numbats/






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