Archive for May 12th, 2010

6 Bizarre Mysteries (That Are Still Totally Unanswered)

Here are six of the most peculiar mysteries  that no one can find a good explanation for. One is the underwater formation known as the Bimini Road.This road, sometimes also called the Bimini Wall, is an underwat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/6-bizarre-mysteries-that-are-still-totally-unanswered/

5 Creatures That Provide Evidence That Life Could Exist on Other Planets

At io9, Annalee Newitz argues that five earth-bound creatures that live under extreme conditions make the idea of life existing on other planets realistic. One of them, pictured above, is a tube worm that l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/5-creatures-that-provide-evidence-that-life-could-exist-on-other-planets/

Jupiter Loses a Belt

The planet Jupiter has lost one of its belts -- the Southern Equatorial Belt (SEB). It's made of mostly ammonia ice, phosphorus, and sulfur, and apparently disappears now and then: The belt took leaves of abs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/jupiter-loses-a-belt/

"Road Angel" Urges Swiss Drivers to Slow Down

The government of the Swiss canton of Fribourg has hired an actor to dress as an angel, stand in the middle of roads around the canton, and urge people to drive slowly: The ‘road angel’, who forms part of a sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/road-angel-urges-swiss-drivers-to-slow-down/

Steakhouse Offers Free Steak & Beer to Speed Up Construction

Steakhouse Maloney and Porcelli had a problem: construction across the street is loud, an eyesore, and going on for far too long. So to solve the problem, they came up with an innovative solution: offering free steaks an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/steakhouse-offers-free-steak-beer-to-speed-up-construction/

Steamship Advertising in Japan

Pink Tentacle has larger versions of 14 beautiful travel posters produced by Japanese steamship companies. These were from the early 20th century, when travel itself was supposed to be as luxurious as the destination....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/steamship-advertising-in-japan/

25 Other Uses for Coffee Filters

I use a permanent silk filter for my coffee maker, but I still have open packages of filters. Now I can put those filters to work doing other things! Here are a few of the list of 25: 7. Recycle frying oil. After...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/25-other-uses-for-coffee-filters/

Bees Use Flowers for Wallpaper

A rare species of bee uses flower petals to make a tiny nest for each egg. Two teams of researchers found nests of the Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee in Iran and watched them meticulously build the nests and lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/bees-use-flowers-for-wallpaper/

"Ampo" -- The Snack Made from Dirt

People in the Indonesian village of Tuban like to eat "ampo" -- a snack literally made from dirt: Although there is no medical evidence, villagers believe the soil snacks are an effective pain-killer and pregnant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/ampo-the-snack-made-from-dirt/

Dancers Among Us

Dancers Among Us is a project by photographer Jordan Matter. He placed professional dancers in motion in the middle of scenes of ordinary life in New York City in order to explore how people identify themse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/dancers-among-us/

Kittens on a Slide

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gppbrYIcR80][YouTube - Link]Kittens are living in the old playhouse of DarkElfMairead. They recently ventured out onto the playhouse slide, with predictable results.  Their ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/12/kittens-on-a-slide/






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