Archive for May 8th, 2010

Survivors of Hell’s Fire: The Victims of a Mysterious Combustion

Spontaneous human combustion is not a recent phenemenon. In a contemporary illustration from Bleak House by Charles Dickens, William Guppy and Tony Weevle discover the smoking ashes that were once the evil Krook. Some pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/survivors-of-hells-fire-the-victims-of-a-mysterious-combustion/

Baby Bear Up a Tree

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Bj_W16kEw][YouTube - Link]Bears have been kept in the city Bern, Switzerland since 1513.  In 2009 they were moved to a new habitat called BärenPark along the river Aare...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/baby-bear-up-a-tree/

Jim's Pancakes

These pancakes are amazing! Jim likes to make pancakes for his 3-year-old daughter Allison. He's become so good at it that he photographs his pancake creations to share. You'll see pancakes in the shape of animals, bui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/jims-pancakes/

'Fake' Rafael Painting Could be Worth Millions

A small 12 x 16 oil portrait long thought to be a copy in the style of the Renaissance master Rafael was recently discovered in a palazzo storeroom in Sassuolo, northern Italy. Art expert Mario Scalini found it as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/fake-rafael-painting-could-be-worth-millions/

Microorganisms to Clean our Sewage AND Produce Energy

Conventional sewage treatment plants use several different bacteria to break-down the waste and the ammonium and phosphates that are produced thereafter. Each of these bacteria needs different environments that must be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/microorganisms-to-clean-our-sewage-and-produce-energy/

This Week at Neatorama

What happened at Neatorama this past week? We had lots of links and videos, and some exclusive articles you don't want to miss. Oh yeah, and contests, too! Jill rounded up Preposterous Pet Pampering Products and Servi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/this-week-at-neatorama-2/

A Harrowing Tale of Survival: Woman Goes a Full Day Without Spending Any Money

The Donner Party...the Shackleton expedition...those soccer players in the Andes -- We've all heard stories of people who have survived hardship under impossible odds, but brace yourself for the tale of Alexa von Tobel....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/a-harrowing-tale-of-survival-woman-goes-a-full-day-without-spending-any-money/

Phantasmagorical Coney Island

Dark Roasted Blend looks at Coney Island in its heyday, when parks and attractions were constantly opening and attempting to outdo everything that came before. See photographs and postcards from the 19th and early 20th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/phantasmagorical-coney-island/

Rooster Becomes Hen, Scientists Baffled

A hen named Gianni has confused scientists as he has miraculously changed his sex and started laying eggs. It started when a fox invaded his coop and killed off all of the hens. Within a few days, Gianni had laid eggs an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/08/rooster-becomes-hen-scientists-baffled/
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