Archive for April 13th, 2010

The Pre-Columbian Ruins of Copan

The settlement of Copan is one of the most fascinating ancient ruins left behind in the world. In 1839, a traveler named John Lloyd Stephens remarked that "Copan lay before us like a shattered bark in the midst of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/the-pre-columbian-ruins-of-copan/

Britain's Most Accident-prone Man

58-year-old Mick Wilary of Stanley, Co. Durham, England is in the hospital recovering from being run over by a piece of heavy equipment. It's only the latest in a long line of mishaps that has earned him his reputation a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/britains-most-accident-prone-man/

"We've Got Company!"

(YouTube Link) The folks at the Guy Bauer radio talk show in Chicago put together this montage video of action heroes from twenty-eight movies (and one Family Guy episode) saying "We've got company" when en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/weve-got-company/

Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

(YouTube Link) Iowa teenager Elizabeth Rasmuson and her boyfriend made a prom dress and vest largely out of gum wrappers: The high school junior says she got the idea after hearing about someone making a dres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/gum-wrapper-prom-dress/

New York City's Superheroes

A new movie opening up this week, Kick Ass, tells the story of average citizens becoming superheroes. The New York Post has a story on New York citizens who have been real life super heroes for many years!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/new-york-citys-superheroes/

Map Envelope

You don't have to have a printer to make your own envelops, but if you do, you can print a Map Envelope! Enter your location, print out and fold, and your envelope will have a Google Maps image of the place the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/map-envelope/

The Secret to Academic Success: Home Library

Remember our recent post about the success of bribing kids to learn? (tldr: kids bribed to read books scored the most improvement)Here's another study linking the importance of reading books (technically, book collection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/the-secret-to-academic-success-home-library/

Wok Robot Can Prepare Over 600 Chinese Dishes

Students from Yangzhou University and Shanghai Jiaotong University developed a robot that can prepare more than six hundred different kinds of Chinese dishes. All that's necessary is to insert the necessary ingredients...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/wok-robot-can-prepare-over-600-chinese-dishes/

Chocolate Over Par

Let's just call it a "convenience fee" - found at Ray Soldanochocolate, par value, convenience fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/chocolate-over-par/

Man Apparently Loves Brenda

You know how it's a bad idea to get a girl's name tattooed on you? Multiply that by about a hundred. This photo of a name tattoo in many, many different typefaces has been circulating the Internet. I hope that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/man-apparently-loves-brenda/

Teeth Ad

Unlike the flier posted yesterday, this one advertises a real service. A dentist in Minnesota Muskegon had fliers posted with detachable teeth! Each one has the office address a potential patient can keep. Link -via La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/teeth-ad/

Household Product Database

Here is a site you should bookmark, because you never know when you'll need information on some household product. What kind of information? I click through to a particular hair care product and found the company's phone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/household-product-database/

Finding Ancient Viruses

How do you study an extinct virus? They don't leave fossils behind! But some of them have left their DNA in other living things, including humans. Over the expanse of evolutionary time, the genomes of virtu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/finding-ancient-viruses/

The Painting Otter

(YouTube link) Watch as Oliver the otter creates a masterpiece to be auctioned off for the Pretoria Zoo in South Africa. -via Unique Daily Paint, Arts amp Crafts, zoo, otter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/the-painting-otter/

McFacts About McDonald's

On April 15, 1955, Ray Kroc opened his own McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois (seen below). While tons of people head to this so-called “first McDonald’s” every year, the fact is, the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/13/mcfacts-about-mcdonalds/






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