Archive for April 12th, 2010

Spanking Children Makes Them More Aggressive

"Spare the rod, spoil the child" as the Bible tells us, but does spanking really work as a discipline method? A new study suggests that kids who were spanked were more likely to become aggressive:The resear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/spanking-children-make-them-more-aggressive/

Should We Bribe Kids To Learn?

Photo: ShutterstockIf spanking is bad, what about bribery? Should parents bribe kids to learn? Is it wrong to reward kids for doing well in school if they're supposed to do it in the first place for "the love of lea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/should-we-bribe-kids-to-learn/

The Escape

(vimeo link) The Star Wars Uncut project has been moving right along since we first reported on it. It's a collaboration among hundreds of filmmakers to recreate the movie Star Wars shot-by-shot, with each 15...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/the-escape/

Scrolling LED Labels

Dutch distiller Medea Spirits came up with a clever advertising gimmick for their vodka: scrolling LED labels. You can even program them to express 6 of your own messages, each of which is up to 225 characters long....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/scrolling-led-labels/

World's First Solar Panel Still Works

This is a picture of what might be the world's first solar panel. It was built by a British science teacher in 1950 based on the 1946 patent by Russell Ohl. It was discovered after many years in storage, and it still f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/worlds-first-solar-panel-still-works/

A Picture of the Sun Swallowing a Comet

A NASA spacecraft called the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) took a picture of a previously unknown comet crashing into our sun: This is the third comet to swing by the sun this year. Known as sun-gr...

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Neatorama Update - April 2010

Hello Neatoramanauts! A quick update: You all know who she is, but I'd like to welcome Miss Cellania as Neatorama's new Managing Editor. Miss C has been with us since the blog's very beginnin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/30680/

The Wizard of Dogz

(YouTube Link) No dogs, cats, or stuffed animals were harmed in the making of this condensed, canine version of the classic tale (created for BBC One). The Wizard of Dogz is a story that unfolds in a magical do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/the-wizard-of-dogz/

Robert Hodgin's Magnetic Sculptures

San Francisco-based artist/coder Robert Hodgin of Flight 404 Blog created some of the most mesmerizing sculptures using magnetized balls and cylinders. They're part of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) exhib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/robert-hodgins-magnetic-sculptures/

Robot Spiders

Many people find spiders terrifying, but they have a convenient shape for a robot as many legs radiating from a central core gives a mobile robot stability. Wired has a gallery of 13 robotic spiders built for all kinds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/robot-spiders/

Beer Geography

This is the third Beer Geography quiz from Mental_floss (see the earlier quizzes here and here). Do you know where your favorite (and not-so-favorite) beers are brewed? I, no beer expert, was lucky to score as high as 44...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/beer-geography/

Cargo Cult Advertising

Josh Millard turned a little idea into a flier which turned into a meme. Deservedly so, don't you think? Other people are now putting them up in far-flung places. Link -via Metafilter Update: Josh h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/cargo-cult-advertising/

Biometric Shirt Measures Baseball Pitchers' Activities

Injuries to baseball players cost that industry millions of dollars every year. Northeastern University engineering students Marcus Moche, Alexandra Morgan and David Schmidt designed a shirt that measures the physic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/biometric-shirt-measures-baseball-players-activities/

April 12, 1994: The Invention of Spam Email

Sixteen years ago today, the first spam email message was sent out to 100,000 Usenet accounts by immigration lawyers Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, offering their services: Canter and Siegel went on to notorie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/april-12-1994-the-invention-of-spam/

The ‘Gentle Ghosts’: The Spiritual Habits of the Beaulieu Monks

Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire, England {wiki} was home to Cistercian monks from the year 1204 to 1538. But there are many who say the monks are still there! And why not? After all, it's a beautiful place. Michael Se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/the-%e2%80%98gentle-ghosts-the-spiritual-habits-of-the-beaulieu-monks/

Are Those Dogs Playing or Fighting?

When two dogs meet they can be rivals or playmates, and it's sometimes hard to tell. The secret is the "bow", which is explained at The Thoughtful Animal. At first glance, the use of bows in play may appear random....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/are-those-dogs-playing-or-fighting/

Altered Antique Plates

I love antique plates just the way they are, but these will appeal to modern sensibilities as well. Etsy seller BeatUpCreations offers old plates with new additions like side show performers, political faces, music sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/altered-antique-plates/

A Musical Instrument Without a Name

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qkh9vUlMIs] YouTube link. For this brief video, a mouthpiece and vinyl tubing have been combined to illustrate some basic principles regarding the generation of musical notes. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/12/a-musical-instrument-without-a-name/

11 Recordings of Terrible Hold Music

AudioPlayer.setup("http://static.neatorama.com/audio-player/player.swf", { width: 290 }); I know what you're thinking: What hold music isn't terrible? When I discovered th...

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