Archive for May 3rd, 2010

Volkswagen's Folding Electric Bike

In an effort to position itself as a green company, Volkswagen has introduced a folding electric bicycle. This folding, pedal-free electric bike designed by VW, made its debut at Auto China 2010 and is designed to fold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/volkswagens-folding-electric-bike/

Carved Guitar Body

Grey Van Kuilenburg is a custom guitar builder. Pictured above is a body for a seven-string guitar that he carved and assembled from ash, bubinga, and rock maple. In an interview about his work, Kuilenburg describe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/carved-guitar-body/

Skin-Colored Hospital Gowns Could Be Used to Track a Patient's Health

A research team led by Mark Changizi of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute proposes that hospital patients be given gowns that match their skin color when they're admitted. Changes in that color during the stay, contraste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/skin-colored-hospital-gowns-could-be-used-to-track-a-patients-health/

The Simpsons' "Tik Tok" Parody

(YouTube Link) The opening to last night's episode of The Simpsons parodied "Tik Tok", a song by American pop singer Ke$ha (that's how she spells it). Featuring Groundskeeper Willy brushing his teeth with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/the-simpsons-tik-tok-parody/

Just How Many Nukes Does the US Have?

Nuclear weapon test Romeo (11 megaton) on the Bikini Atoll on April 15, 1954 Just how many nuclear bombs does the United States of America have? For thirty years, the exact number of bombs the Pentagon stockpiles has bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/just-how-many-nukes-does-the-us-have/

Back in Stock: Recycled Keyboard Purse

Back in stock at the NeatoShop and just in time for Mother's Day (Delivery by May 8th to USA destinations, shipping via Priority Mail if you order today): here's the Recycled Keyboard Purse and Clutch.Perfect for geeky m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/back-in-stock-recycled-keyboard-purse/

Make Your Own Gak

What do you get when you mix one part glue, one part liquid starch a little bit of food coloring?  You get 100% fun with Gak. If you have kids this is a great way to introduce them to science and have something fun to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/gak/

Where Was Lincoln's Bodyguard?

On that fateful night in 1865 at Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's sole bodyguard, Washington policeman John Frederick Parker, was supposed to be sitting outside the presidential box in a passageway behind the door. Trou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/where-was-lincolns-bodyguard/

LEGO Head Lamp

LEGO Head Lamp - $11.95Need illumination and your hands free at the same time? LEGO minifig to the rescue! New at the NeatoShop: LED flashlight shaped like LEGO minifig (complete with posable legs) that can clip onto a h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/lego-head-lamp/

Win an Apple iPad: Neatorama Upcoming Queue Contest

Hello Neatoramanauts! We're happy to officially kick off Neatorama's first iPad contest. Here's your chance of winning the gorgeous iPad tablet computer from Apple:The top submitter for May 2010 (measure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/win-an-apple-ipad-neatorama-upcoming-queue-contest/

Spider-Man Arrests Shoplifter

Don't even think about shoplifting in a comic book store when Spider-Man, The Flash, and some Jedi Knights are present. The super heroes, dressed for International Free Comics Day, detained a man who tried to make off wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/spider-man-arrests-shoplifter/

Name That Commencement Speaker

Is it graduation time again already? Scholars, politicians, and celebrities will soon travel to various colleges and universities to address the class of 2010. Some will make more of an impression than others. In today...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/name-that-commencement-speaker/

A Whale that Paints

(YouTube link) Xiao Qiang is a Beluga whale living at Qingdao Polar Ocean World in China. This whale has learned to paint pictures, and his paintings sell for big bucks! "He showed a lot of interest in painting r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/a-whale-that-paints/

The World's Most Advanced Gas-Powered RC Car

RC car maker Losi has released what's being called the most advanced radio controlled car ever built. The Ten-T has a single-cylinder 3.4 cc gas engine that burns a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and lubricant and pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/the-worlds-most-advanced-gas-powered-rc-car/

Darwin's Beetle

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vluNd9H08XA] YouTube link. This video clip comes from the BBC's new "Life" documentary series.  All of the David Attenborough nature documentaries are superb in terms of photogr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/darwins-beetle/

Darwin’s Family Damaged by Inbreeding

The current wisdom on cousins marrying is that it's not all that genetically dangerous -unless it happens over several generations. That is exactly what happened in Charles Darwin's family, according to James Moore, prof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/31233/

Ice Patch Archaeology

As Arctic ice fields retreat, more and more artifacts that were frozen and buried are coming to light. In 1997, hunters found a dart that turned out to be over 4,000 years old. Since then, scientists are searching for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/ice-patch-archaeology/

Ultimate Protection Cat

(YouTube link) Something happened to make the baby cry, and the cat assumes the adult is at fault. This cat is a serious baby defender! Warning: heavy metal ahead. -via Unique Daily Funny, Cat, fight, baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/ultimate-protection-cat/

Meme Tapestries

The Bayeux Tapestry {wiki} illustrated the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Historic Tale Construction Kit allows anyone to use pictures from the original tapestry to illustrate other things. Many panels have been made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/meme-tapestries/

Radio Controlled Enterprise

You'd take up model flying if you had a starship Enterprise, wouldn't you? Don't look in your local hobby shop; this is a one-of-a-kind built by John Krietzer. Link (embedded YouTube video)star trek, enterprise, radio co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/radio-controlled-enterprise/

What Ever Happened to the Little Vietnamese Girl in the Photo?

This famous photo by Nick Ut of the Associated Press was shot on June 8, 1972, after South Vietnamese forces used napalm on an area where they suspected Communist forces were hiding. The little girl in the center, Kim P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/what-ever-happened-to-the-little-vietnamese-girl-in-the-photo/

Fire 101

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader. Burning question: Did you ever wonder how fire works? We did. Here's what we found out. HOT TOPIC The scie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/fire-101/

Forget Homeschooling ... "Unschool" Your Kids!

Forget "homeschooling" - that idea is so passé. Here comes "unschooling":The Biegler children live as though school doesn't exist. They're at home all day, but they're not being ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/forget-homeschooling-unschool-your-kids/

Woman Got Stolen Car Back "Pimped Out"

Usually when your car gets stolen, you don't get it back - or if you do, you get it back in pieces. But that's not what happened to Brooklyn schoolteacher Amanda Pogany. She got her stolen car back 3 years later and it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/03/woman-got-stolen-car-back-pimped-out/






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