Archive for May 11th, 2010

Boxer Survives Getting A Nail In the Head

Max's owner was working on the deck in their back yard and accidentally shot the pup in the head when he started acting too playful and got too close to the action. Fortunately, he was rushed off to the vet, who was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/boxer-survives-getting-a-nail-in-the-head/

Hipster Puppies

Have your selection of animal blogs gotten a bit too repetitive? Then maybe it's time you check out Hipster Puppies. If you submit your dog pics now, you might even have a chance to get in their upcoming book. Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/hipster-puppies/

Illusion of the Year

(YouTube link) This cardboard sculpture by Koukichi Sugihara of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan won the first prize at the 2010 Illusion of the Year competition. This one is al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/illusion-of-the-year/

Around the World in 80 Seconds

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N8NaUHR5XI][YouTube - Link]Following the route of Jules Verne's book, filmmakers Romain Pergeaux & Alex Profit managed to squeeze the entire journey into 80 seconds. They sto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/around-the-world-in-80-seconds/

Using DNA to Replace Silicon Microchips

A Duke University engineer proposes that it's possible to use custom-made DNA to generate self-assembling nanostructures that could be used as a cheap replacement for silicon microchips: In his latest set of e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/using-dna-to-replace-silicon-microchips/

Wear This Plastic Ball on Your Head So You Can Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet

Design student Elaine McLuskey noticed that it's hard to talk to someone in a noisy bar without shouting -- which just makes the noise problem even worse. So she invented the "social sphere" a plastic ball that you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/wear-this-plastic-ball-on-your-head-so-you-can-enjoy-some-peace-and-quiet/

8 Websites You Need to Stop Building

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal looks at what's annoying on the internet today, namely websites that serve the creator instead of the audience. This illustration represents a flash intro. Linkinternet, websites, Oatmeal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/8-websites-you-need-to-stop-building/

Gray Whale Spotted on Wrong Side of World

Last week, a sperm whale was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea, a mile and a half off Herzliya Marina, just north of Tel Aviv. After a couple hours of observation by researchers from the Israel Marine Mammal Research and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/gray-whale-spotted-on-wrong-side-of-world/

Conan the Barbarian Shirt At Threadless

If you were one of the many supporters of Team Coco in the recent late night battles, then you're sure to appreciate this glorious Threadless shirt featuring Conan in his true barbarian form. Link Via Laughing S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/conan-the-barbarian-shirt-at-threadless/

Papercraft Beatles

Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich of Novosibirsk, Russia, are papercraft artists. They focus on the creation of elaborate paper dioramas, such as the Beatles display pictured above. At their portfolio, you can also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/papercraft-beatles/

Do Tinfoil Hats Work?

(YouTube Link) Is that tinfoil hat that you wear on your head actually effective at keeping out subversive messages? Rick Crammond of British Columbia decided to find out. He tested a foil-lined cap to find out if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/do-tinfoil-hats-work/

Giant Water-Slide Rental House

What kid hasn't fantasized about rolling out of bed onto a waterslide into a pool?  I know I have. This one's for real, not from a bedroom but from the top balcony of a three-story vacation villa in Koh Samui, Thail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/giant-water-slide-rental-house/

Envisioning the Size of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

The BP oil spill that's filling the news as well as the Gulf of Mexico is big. But understanding just how big has been difficult, until now. A new tool, created by Paul Rademacher, allows you to understand exactly how bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/11/envisioning-the-size-of-the-gulf-coast-oil-spill/
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