Archive for April 26th, 2010

Night Vision for Your Eyeglasses

The night vision goggles that the military uses are useful but bulky, and they require a lot of power. Now, scientists from the University of Florida have developed a thin, flexible film that uses LEDs for night-vision t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/night-vision-for-your-eyeglasses/

Polluted Glass

Back in stock at the NeatoShop: Polluted Glass, a set of 2 glass tumblers shaped like 55-gallon barrel. Perfect for drinks so strong they're practically toxic! Linkglassware, polluted glass, toxic waste, 55gallon barrel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/polluted-glass-2/

Mouth-to-Snout Resuscitation Saves Dog's Life

While there are tips available on how to perform mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog, Moriah Deno never learned them. However, she had recently been learning CPR as a lifeguard, and found herself in an emergency situat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/mouth-to-snout-resuscitation-saves-dogs-life/

Win Penguins

Engaged geeks Dale Larson and Laura La Gassa commissioned artist Yiying Lu to make their wedding invitations. Lu is best known as the creator of Fail Whale, once used extensively at Twitter. Since the wedding invitatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/win-penguins/

Tales of Early Computing

The computer generation has become nostalgic. The blog How I Met Your Motherboard collects photographs and stories from the days before computer nerds ran the world. Consider the memories Laura has of 1984. Along wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/tales-of-early-computing/

Art in Hand - Portland Project Playing Cards Art

From top left, going clockwise: Art by Alexandra Petersen, Debbie L. Foster, Nicole Linde, and Shanon PlayfordArt in Hand - The Portland Project invited 54 local artists from Portland, Oregon, to transform an ordinary de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/art-in-hand-portland-project-playing-cards-art/

Cute & Creepy Art Show by Nathan Mazur and Jessica LaVecchia

If you happen to be in Pittsburgh in May, check out this art show by Neatorama's artist extraordinaire Nathan Mazur (he drew the NeatoTurtle at the bottom of our webpages) and Jessica LaVecchia: Zombo Gallery, Pittsb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/cute-creepy-art-show-by-nathan-mazur-and-jessica-lavecchia/

College Student Majoring in Magic

At some universities, students can design their own majors. Jordan Goldklang of Indiana University is an illusionist, and is majoring in magic: Known as The Great Jordini to some, Jordan Goldklang is a senior fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/college-student-majoring-in-magic/

Runaway Lived in Bed Bath & Beyond

The big box store Bed Bath & Beyond has got everything you could possibly want for your home, so naturally it makes a pretty good home itself for someone: Investigators said the boy ran away from home Sunday and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/runaway-lived-in-bed-bath-and-beyond/

How to Make a Soccer Ball from a Condom

(YouTube Link) This is a video for Football Made in Africa, a film about the roles of soccer/football in African societies. It shows a boy inflating a condom and wrapping it in yarn to create a functional...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/how-to-make-a-soccer-ball-from-a-condom/

Infographic on What Colors Mean in Different Cultures

Graphic designer David McCandless made an infographic that describes connotations associated with different colors in different cultures. It serves as the cover illustration for Information is Beautiful, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/infographic-on-what-colors-mean-in-different-cultures/

Dark Side of the Moon by Mark Heath

If you love science cartoons, you'll love Mark Heath's No Brow Cartoons! Mark, who also drew the nationally syndicated Spot the Frog comic strip till 2008, is kind enough to allow us to adapt his awesome cartoons into T-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/dark-side-of-the-moon-by-mark-heath/

Why You Should Wash Strawberries Before Eating Them

[YouTube Clip]Fresh strawberries are delicious, but did you know that unless you wash them properly, you'd be eating a bit more than just fruit (technically an "accessory fruit")?Here's how you should wash your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/why-you-should-wash-strawberries-before-eating-them/

Meat Supplier Repo'd Steaks From Restaurant Customers' Plates

When a restaurant couldn't pay for its purchases, a German meat supplier decided to repo the merchandise ... including steaks that are already cooked:A furious argument erupted in the kitchen after the man made his d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/meat-supplier-repod-steaks-from-restaurant-customers-plates/

Tweet Sleeve: Wear Your Emotions on Your Sleeve

Do you wear your emotions on your sleeve? Well, with Vanessa Sorenson's Tweet Sleeve, you can do that a bit more literally. This gadget searches for keywords in your most recent tweets to gauge your mood and then d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/tweet-sleeve-wear-your-emotions-on-your-sleeve/

Man Hid From Police in a Vat of Poo

Remember the guy police caught in a shop's ventilation system who claimed to have been playing a game of hide and seek? Well, a vent shaft may be a very good hiding place but that's nothing compared to this:The long,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/man-hid-from-police-in-a-vat-of-poo/

SpongeBob Helped Save a Girl's Life

If your parents ever said that watching cartoons is a waste of time, here's the perfect response: it may just save someone's life one day.Miriam Starobin saved her "BFF" Allyson Golden from choking by using the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/spongebob-helped-save-a-girls-life/

Big News Day in Salisbury

The headline reads: Dog injures nose The story is short. The comments are priceless. Sounds harrowing. Keep us posted. It's outrageous that something like this is allowed to happen in this cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/big-news-day-in-salisbury/

Testing the Limits of Human Endurance

New Scientist has a list of attempts to discern the limits of human endurance and survival. It answers (or tries to) these questions: 1. What's the human speed limit? 2. How long can we concentrate for?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/testing-the-limits-of-human-endurance/

West Wing Guest Stars Quiz

Among the many actors who have appeared on The West Wing TV show are quite a few who became big names afterward. You'll recognize them in reruns, even if you didn't know who they were the first time around. There are a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/west-wing-guest-stars-quiz/

Tiny Foal

At three days old, a pinto stallion at Tiz Miniature Horse Farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire weighted only six pounds and was only 14 inches tall. His was named Einstein. His tiny proportions may be more suitable for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/tiny-foal/

Old Ostrich Egg Engraving

Ostrich eggshells with patterns engraved on them were found in Africa dating back 60,000 years. The eggshells were used to carry water. The four different patterns and markings are repeated and believed to convey ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/old-ostrich-egg-engraving/

Doctor Who? What?

If you’re like me, you were counting the hours until the new season of Doctor Who premiered. For those of you who did watch it, did you like it? How did you feel about the new doctor, played by Matt Smith?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/doctor-who-what/

The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody

The 1975 song Bohemian Rhapsody is a long strange song that became such a lasting hit that you know there's a fascinating backstory. The BBC produced an hour long show about it in 2004, in which Brian May and Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/the-story-of-bohemian-rhapsody/

Building an Airplane

Watch as Boeing builds a 737-700 for Southwest airlines in only 2.5 minutes in this time-lapse video. This particular plane is named the Florida One, for its artwork featuring the state flag. The catchy music is a bonu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/26/building-an-airplane/




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