Archive for April 28th, 2010

A Most Bizarre Life Cycle

Symbion pandora is a species of animal that lives on the whiskers of a lobster, feeding off the crumbs of its meals. Discovered in 1995, Symbion is so different from other species that it was assigned i...

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Magic Helicopter Flies without Moving Blades

[https://youtu.be/R-IVw8OKjvQ](YouTube Link)This video, going around the Internet lately, was allegedly shot with the shutter speed synchronized to the helicopter's blade speed. I thought that shutter speed is a functio...

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Enjoy Your Breakfast

I found this funny photo while digging for blogfodder in deviantART. User nocturnalMoTH created "Enjoy Your Breakfast." Posted with the permission of the photographer. LinkPhotography, breakfast, eggs...

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Visible Shockwaves from Eyjafjallajökull

(YouTube Link) The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, displayed some dramatic events during its Plinian eruption recently. Throughout this video, rapidly moving shockwaves can be seen reflecting off the cloud and...

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Dead Man Displayed on Motorcycle Rather than in Casket for Wake

(YouTube Link) When Puerto Rican man David Morales Colón died, he wasn't displayed in a casket at his wake, but astride his motorcycle: Yesterday and today, callers who stopped to pay their final respects to t...

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Floating Wind Farm

The Poseidon 37 is a floating wind farm under construction by the Danish company Floating Power Plant. It will generate 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year. The facility will be about 230 meters long and weigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/floating-wind-farm/

3D Rendering of the Anne Frank House

(YouTube Link) For its 50th anniversary, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam has created an interactive 3D model of the attic that Anne Frank and her companions hid in for two years during World War II. The above vi...

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If at First You Don’t Succeed: Very Famous Book Rejections

I know, it’s that tired old advice your mom has always given you: quitters never prosper; if you fall off the horse, get back on; finish what you started. But these authors are proof that just because you get reje...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-very-famous-book-rejections/

Couch Cushion Architecture: A Critical Analysis

BUILD takes a serious look at dozen of structures built from couch cushions in a two-part post. Each are carefully graded. For the above fort: The crisp, clean, white planes, drawing clear influences from Richard Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/couch-cushion-architecture-a-critical-analysis/

Boy Scouts Video Games Award

The Boy Scouts of America has introduced an award (though not a merit badge) for video games, available to Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts. After you earn the Belt Loop, here are the requirements for the Acade...

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The Costco Prank

Rob noticed how easy it would be to reproduce Costco shelf tags at home, so he printed up the most ridiculous product names he and his family could think of and inserted them into shelves at his local store. Then he made...

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Epic Thriller

Artist Kelly Coats created a phenakistiscope that follows the life of Michael Jackson. Spin the wheel and see him change. It looks like this: Link -via Dangerous MindsArts amp Crafts, Michael Jackson, phenakistiscop...

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How Did You Know? Day Two

Neatorama is proud to be a co-sponsor of the latest How Did You Know? contest at mental_floss. You could win prizes from the Neato Shop, mental_floss, Motionbox, or Roku. Day two of the five-day triv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/how-did-you-know-day-two/

Roman Ingots to Shield Particle Detector

This odd story marries archeology with physics. Roman lead ingots mined 2,000 years ago are an archaeological treasure. They are also perfect for shielding a nuclear particle detector for cutting-edge physics experiments...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/roman-ingots-to-shield-particle-detector/

Amazing Fire Illusion!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9PZizBDBZw][YouTube - Link]Give it a minute, and you'll see what you're looking at. That's a lot of candles!From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by chrome....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/amazing-fire-illusion/

Manga Farming

Want an earth friendly way to upcycle old manga or maybe even telephone books! How about using them to grow radish or other sprouts, like this project by Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi. It would make in interesting conv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/manga-farming/

5 Unknown Schmucks Who Turned Into Superheroes

Cracked has five fascinating stories of regular Joes who rose to the occasion wikth a spur-of-the-moment decision to take action. Some risked life and limb to save others, and then there's Scot Halpin, who lived every yo...

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Ask Otis!

We're in the process of pimping our YouTube page. It would be really awesome if someone had the time to upload a video comment to the below video directly on our YouTube page so we can test that functionality. If it's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/ask-otis/

Fabulously Funny Facebook Fan Pages

By now, you probably know there’s a Facebook fan page for just about every subject under the sun, even for people who hate that everything has a fan page. Even so, you’ll probably be surprised by just how spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/fabulously-funny-facebook-fan-pages/




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