Archive for June 3rd, 2010

Help! We Need Your Ideas For More NeatoFriends

Hello Neatoramanauts! We need your help. Adam "Ape Lad" Koford and I are putting together a new cast of NeatoFriends and we need some ideas.We've got the Neatoramanaut, the Neatoramabot, NeatoTurtle, and the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/help-we-need-your-ideas-for-more-neatofriends/

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Scavenger Hunt

Did you know that June is National Bathroom Reading Month? Naturally, our pals at the Bathroom Reader Institute are overjoyed.To thank their loyal readers, Uncle John is rolling out two neat things:1) Uncle John's Father...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/uncle-johns-bathroom-reader-scavenger-hunt/

The Surprising Sophistication of a Caterpillar Tent

This is the time of year when tent caterpillars make their presence known; emerging from eggs that have overwintered on tree branches, the caterpillars' first task in the spring is to create a tent.  Most people don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/the-surprising-sophistication-of-a-caterpillar-tent/

I Wanna Bento All Night

Open your lunchbox and look who's looking back at you! Susan Yuen of Hawai`i's Bento Box Cookbook made this Gene Simmons box lunch of rice, chicken, and seaweed. The tongue is made of boloney! Link -Thanks, Brennan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/i-wanna-bento-all-night/

This Cemetery Will Really Make Your Skin Crawl

If cemeteries in general give you the chills this place is really going to freak you out. Web spinning caterpillars have taken over a cemetery in the United Kingdom. They are believed to be bird cherry tree ermine moths....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/this-cemetery-will-really-make-your-skin-crawl/

Another New Neatoramanaut!

I just found out about another blessed event that occurred on Monday of this week. Neatorama author John Farrier (who runs NeatoGeek) and his wife welcomed baby Sophia! Then for some reason, he got busy and didn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/another-new-neatoramanaut/

Computer Simulation Shows that Giraffes Can Swim

No one has ever seen a giraffe swim. But a computer simulation run by two researchers suggests that they probably can: Creating a digital giraffe involved numerous calculations on weight, mass, size, shape, lung...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/computer-simulation-shows-that-giraffes-can-swim/

Meet the Last Generation of Typewriter Repairmen

If there's a profession that is almost certainly on its way out, it's that of the typewriter repairman. John Snyder of Wired, writing for Gizmodo, visited three San Francisco area typewriter repair sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/meet-the-last-generation-of-typewriter-repairmen/

The Newest Neatoramanaut!

Congratulations to Neatorama author Stacy Conradt (Stacy Bee) and her husband, who welcomed their first child Lydia Louise into the world yesterday! Lydia weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Moth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/the-newest-neatoramanaut/

Cancer Vaccine Research Shows Progress in Lab Mice

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have developed a protein that makes laboratory mice highly resistant to breast cancer: Cancer vaccines, unlike traditional vaccines, are generally designed to arm the immune sys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/cancer-vaccine-shows-progress-in-lab-mice/

If Movies Followed Their Original Casting

Wild Ammo photoshopped seventeen movie posters to reflect original casting preferences. O.J. Simpson as the Terminator? Yes: "The head of Orion, who were going to release the film, called me up and sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/if-movies-followed-their-original-casting/

Upside-down Starfish

(YouTube link) What happens when you turn a starfish upside down? This nine-legged starfish couldn't have been too happy about the experiment, but he had a good recovery plan. -via Bits and Pieces starfish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/upside-down-starfish/

The 16 Most Bizarrely Banned Books

Many famous books (especially those critical of government or people in power) have been banned in various countries and at various times, but here are 16 cases of books banned for bizarre reasons, often in head scratchi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/the-16-most-bizarrely-banned-books/

TV University Faculty Roster

If pop culture had its own university, we'd have many experts on the faculty -and quite a few that will give you a laugh. Pictured here are just a few of the science department staff. Wait until you see who's in law! Cli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/tv-university-faculty-roster/

Early 1900s in Colour

Color photographs from up to 100 years ago! See pictures from the archives of Albert Kahn, who had collected 180,000 black and white photos and 72,000 autochrome plates by 1929. Autochrome was an early method of putt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/early-1900s-in-colour/

Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man

(Video Link) Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man is the best short film I've ever seen. It's simply outstanding storytelling. Brandon McCormick took L. Frank Baum's backstory for the Tin Man from The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/heartless-the-story-of-the-tin-man/

What Is It? Game 141

W00t! It's time for this week's collaboration with the always amazing What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange device above is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/03/what-is-it-game-141/






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