Archive for April 19th, 2010

Mount St. Helens

Next month will mark the 30th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption that buried the area in ash, flattened trees for miles around, and killed 57 people. A quarter of the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volc...

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12 Criminally Insane Real-World Medical Professionals

Many people feel nervous when it comes to seeing a doctor. Medical care involves being intensely vulnerable and putting your fate in the hands of, basically, a stranger. Of course nearly all doctors are quite competent,...

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Robot Mouth Simulates the Human Voice

(YouTube Link) Engineers at Kagawa University in Japan are developing a talking robotic version of the human mouth: To enable the robot's speaking abilities, engineers at Japan's Kagawa University used an air...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/robot-mouth-simulates-the-human-voice/

Iron-Man 2 Mystery Box

Hello Neatoramanauts!Today, a mystery box showed up at NeatoHQ. Clearly it has got something to do with the upcoming Iron-Man 2 movie, but what is inside? (We don't know ourselves!)So to share the fun with all of you, we...

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The Great Mosque of Djenné -- the Largest Mud Brick Building in the World

(YouTube Link) The Great Mosque of Djenné in the West African country of Mali was originally constructed in the 13th Century. It gradually grew to be an enormous structure before it fell into ruins by the 19th Cen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/the-great-mosque-of-djenne-the-largest-mud-brick-building-in-the-world/

Ibex Utilizes His Horn

(YouTube Link) This may be the reason the ibex has such long horns, but odds are this guy's just using what he was given to get the job done. Aren't animals cute?   | via UniqueDailybutt, ibex, scratch...

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Amazing Pictures of the Icelandic Volcano Eruption

The Daily Telegraph has compiled a 31-image slideshow of amazing photographs of the volcano currently erupting in Iceland. Scientists aren't sure why electrical discharges are visible during some volcanic e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/amazing-pictures-of-the-icelandic-volcano-eruption/

Typeface Flow Chart

Which typeface should you use for a particular presentation? Graphic designer Julian Hansen created a flow chart to help you make a decision. Pictured above is one small piece of it. You can view larger images at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/typeface-flow-chart/

Wouldn't This Look Nice on Your Mantelpiece?

Or perhaps displayed in some other prominent location in your home.  This 24 centimeter (9.5 inch) figurine has been masterfully crafted out of the finest crystal by Atlantis - one of the premier glassmaking companies o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/wouldnt-this-look-nice-on-your-mantlepiece/

Lost Tarot Cards

Graphic designer Alex Griendling made these tarot cards inspired by the television show Lost. He wrote about the project's focus on the first season: After making all of these I may take a break. The...

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What is the Maximum Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?

Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, responded to this question submitted to Scientific American: The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/what-is-the-maximum-memory-capacity-for-the-human-brain/

A Celebrity Marathon Quiz

In celebration of today's Boston Marathon, the Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss pits celebrity marathon runners against each other. From ten matched pairs of celebrities, you decide which one could best the other in a mara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/a-celebrity-marathon-quiz/

12-year-old Runs School

Bharti Kumari of Kusumbhara, Bihar, India is the headmistress of the village school at the age of twelve! Every day, she walks two miles to another village to attend school from 10AM to 3PM. Before and after her own clas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/12-year-old-runs-school/

The Baboon's Secret

(YouTube link) You may think the baboon is not too smart because it fell for that old trick, but at least it knows where the water is! From the 1974 documentary Animals Are Beautiful People. -via Cyn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/the-baboons-secret/

New Mexico Cat Gets Ride Home from Chicago

Robin Alex, of Albuquerque, New Mexico went to New Orleans to built a Habitat for Humanity house. When she returned, her cat Charles was gone. That was eight months ago. Then earlier this week, Alex received a call...

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The Anatomy of a Tribble

Tribbles {wiki} appeared in a 1967 episode of Star Trek: TOS and returned in the spin-off series and movies. Romulan Whore posted this diagram of the inside of a tribble, and attributed it to the Star Fleet Refe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/the-anatomy-of-a-tribble/

Man Loses License After Driving Drunk in Barbie Toy Car

Paul Hutton of Essex, UK, was stopped by police for driving a children's toy car while drunk. The Barbie-branded vehicle has a top speed of 4 mph. Hutton won't be allowed to drive for another three years: Mr Hut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/man-loses-license-after-drunk-driving-in-barbie-toy-car/

Eating Contests to Avoid

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. You'd think that with all the donut, hot dog, and pie eating contests there are in the world, there'd be no call for the co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/eating-contests-to-avoid/

Zombie Girl Cake

Flickr user Cake Rhapsody make this zombie cake for her daughter's 8th birthday. It's made from Rice Krispies, chocolate, and fondant. No actual brains were used! Link -via Rue the Dayzombie, Cake, bithday cake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/zombie-girl-cake/

Freak Show Fat

Pictured is Chauncy Morlan, who once made a living as a side show fat man. People paid money to look at him, because he was so unusually obese. A hundred years later, you can walk into any buffet restaurant and see a doz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/freak-show-fat/

Transformers in Stained Glass

Timothy Miller does wonderful stained glass windows in designs you'd never expect, including super hero logos and Transformers. Here you see his version of Bumblebee. See more in his gallery at Deviant Art. Link -via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/transformers-in-stained-glass/

Early Baby Picture

This is StacyBee's baby, who isn't due for a while but has already learnd to smile! Her baby shower happened last week, with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Stacy posted all about it, including photographs and l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/early-baby-picture/

A Pictorial History of Dentistry

We've been trying to preserve, repair, or remove our teeth for thousands of years. From the manual bow drill to modern veneers, this post shows how far we have come in the quest for good, or at least functional, teeth....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/a-pictorial-history-of-dentistry/

Fruit Jackets

Fruit Jackets - $9.95 ea ($27.95 for the trio) at the NeatoShopEating fruits every day is healthy, but the trip to the office can be downright dangerous for your fruit. So to help save your apples, bananas, and pears fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/fruit-jackets/






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