Archive for April 21st, 2010

Earthworms Move in Herds

Forget any preconceptions you may have had about earthworms as solitary free-thinking individuals. Recent studies at the University of Liege have revealed that annelids can communicate by touch and make "group decisio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/earthworms-move-in-herds/

Chandi the Dancing Dog

(YouTube link) Canine musical freestyle returns to the TV show Britain's Got Talent! Tina and her dog Chandi put on quite a show. -via Buzzfeed Previously at Neatorama: Carolyn Scott and the amazing Rookie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/chandi-the-dancing-dog/

The Book Art of Philip Smith

British artist Philip Smith is an accomplished bookbinder. Pictured above is his vision of Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings: Book-box made from binders board, balsawood and with brass-reinforced epoxy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/the-book-art-of-philip-smith/

New Tiny Silk Brain Implants

Medical researchers have developed tiny electrodes from silk and thin sheets of metal that can be surgically implanted on the brain. They can gather data and send out electrical signals without causing damage to the pat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/new-tiny-silk-brain-implants/

Amazing Video of Our Sun

Last February, NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory space telescope, which they say will become as important to the study of the Sun as Hubble was to distant stars. 1.5 terrabytes per day are now being delivered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/amazing-video-of-our-sun/

Lin Yu Chun Sings ... With William Shatner!

How do you make Lin Yu Chun, the "Taiwanese Susan Boyle" singing sensation we posted about on Neatorama a while ago, even more awesome? Just add William Shatner! Here's a sneak peak of the duo singing on George...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/lin-yu-chun-sings-with-william-shatner/

OMG! 1 in 3 Textin' Teens Send 100+ Text A Day

Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project; Credit: NPRIf you think that your teen is spending a lot of time on his or her cell phone texting, that's because it's true. A new poll by the Pew Research Center's Inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/omg-1-in-3-teens-send-100-text-a-day/

New $100 Bill Looks Like Something Straight Out of Hogwarts

The familiar pictures of Founding Father Ben Franklin is still there, but there are a lot of new high-tech features being put in the new $100 bill, including a moving microprint that "looks like something straight o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/new-100-bill-looks-like-something-straight-out-of-hogwarts/

Understand Your Mother Instantly

New at the NeatoShop: magical breath sprays that will let you understand your mother instantly, help you communicate effectively with your father, accept the fact that you're aging and even (gasp) understand modern art i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/understand-your-mother-instantly/

School: Do Not Take Your Daughters And Sons To Work

It's a time-honored tradition to take your kids to work (and show them how sucky, er ... exciting adult life really is), but some school districts say that's playing hooky:Many students will tag along when Mom or Dad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/school-do-not-take-your-daughters-and-sons-to-work/

Bolivia Puts Coca Back into "Coca-Colla"

Coca-Cola used to contain coca, a plant that can be refined into cocaine. Bolivians are now putting it back into cola and calling it "Coca-Colla": The drink, made from the coca leaf and named after the indigenous C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/bolivia-puts-coca-back-into-coca-colla/

World's Largest Yacht Sports Lasers, Missile Defense System

(YouTube Link) Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich new yacht Eclipse is the largest in the world. It features lasers that disrupt cameras pointed at it and missile defense system to ward off attack: *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/worlds-largest-yacht-sports-lasers-missile-defense-system/

Baby Kangaroos Playing on the Beach

(YouTube Link) This video by YouTube user Lisapud shows baby kangaroos playing and swimming with humans on a beach. via Urlesquekangaroo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/baby-kangaroos-playing-at-the-beach/

Stranded Couple Weds Via Skype

Sean Murtagh of London, England was scheduled to marry Natalie Mead of Brisbane, Australia surrounded by family and friends in England. They had a civil ceremony in Australia already, and were on the way to the big Briti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/stranded-couple-weds-via-skype/

A Passion for Pizza

Jeff Varasano, a New York pizza chef in Atlanta, shares his love of pizza and pizza making. In this extensive page, he breaks down every ingredient and procedure to explain why each step is important. Then he displays di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/a-passion-for-pizza/

Next Generation Space Suit

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfO7lXM9_hU] [YouTube - Link] Sometime this year, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break Joseph Kittinger's record by free falling from 120,000 feet above Eart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/next-generation-space-suit/

The Man's Guide to Love

This site doesn't pretend to know everything; it's a collection of men giving their varied advice on love. Some are practical, some are cynical, and some are philosophical. I particularly like what the old guys have to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/the-mans-guide-to-love/

10 Awesome Vintage Comic Book Ads

A collection of humorous and ridiculous vintage ads that could be found in comic books from the '70s, '80s and '90s  includes Sea Monkeys, a 6 foot nuclear submarine, a life-size inflatable doll (marketed to girls),...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/10-awesomely-vintage-comic-book-ads/

Cooperation

While waiting in the Frankfurt airport all day for my flight to Johannesburg, I discovered this little gem on Reddit.  For some inexplicable reason, it reminds me of places I used to work. Found on Reddit, repost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/21/cooperation/






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