Archive for July 12th, 2010

Boeing's New Unmanned Spy Plane Can Stay at 65,000 Feet for 4 Days

Boeing's new Phantom Eye UAV is powered by hydrogen, making it a very fuel efficient vehicle capable of flying at more than 12 miles of altitude for 4 days at a time. From the company's press release: "The pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/boeings-new-unmanned-spy-plane-can-stay-at-65000-feet-for-4-days/

New England's Historic Thimble Islands

This archipelago of tiny islands off the coast of Connecticut was  formed eons ago as a result of glaciation. Numbering between 100 and 400, some are large enough to hold homes while others are too small  for  human h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/new-englands-historic-thimble-islands/

YMCA Changing Its Name, The Village People Not Amused

First Sci-Fi Channel, then Radio Shack, now the YMCA is changing its name to a shorter, hipper The Y. As you can probably understand, the Village People is "deeply dismayed":"We are deeply dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/ymca-changing-its-name-the-village-people-not-amused/

Awkward Photos of Pets and Their Silly Owners

Our relationships with our pets are so special but sometimes look a little silly to the casual observer. Whether it be the whole clan posing with their dogs, dressing up (or being dressed with) their cats, or g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/awkward-photos-of-pets-and-their-silly-owners/

How One Man Beat The Price Is Right

In 2008, Terry Kniess became the only person to ever give the exact price of the final showcase on the game show The Price is Right. He wasn't lucky -- he was prepared. Kneiss has a natural talent for spotting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/how-one-man-beat-the-price-is-right/

New Lie Detector Tracks Eye Movements

Research by psychologists at the University of Utah has led to the development of a new lie detection system that tracks the activities of a subject's eyes: Using eye movement to detect lies contrasts with polygra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/new-lie-detector-tracks-eye-movements/

Voice Blindness

Would you recognize the sound of your own mother if she called? Not Steve Royster - the man has one of the rarest and strangest disorder known to man: voice blindness.Like everyone else, phonagnosics can tell from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/voice-blindness/

Physicists: Time is Actually Slowing Down

I now have the perfect excuse for being perpetually late. See, it's not my fault: some scientists now think that time is actually slowing down!Professor Senovilla, and colleagues have proposed a mind-bending alternat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/physicists-time-is-actually-slowing-down/

Metro Thinks We are Weird

But it's a good kind of weird. Neatorama made the list of Metro.co.uk's "Top 10 Weird blogs", along with Asylum UK, Dark Roasted Blend, Anorak, Oddville Daily, I have seen the whole of the internet, Urlesque, Weird Worm,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/metro-thinks-we-are-weird/

Milk: Does It Do Your Body Good?

Got milk? On the surface of it, there's nothing healtier than a glass of milk - no preservatives, no artificial colors, no high-fructose corn syrup - just good ol' nutritious milk ... Or is it?... almost 8,000 years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/milk-does-it-do-your-body-good/

6 Reasons Why You Should Ride a Polar Bear to Work

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal is back with six good arguments on why you should ride a polar bear to work. The Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World, which confirms Inman's cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/6-reasons-why-you-should-ride-a-polar-bear-to-work/

The New Extreme Sport: Jousting

Sometimes one might encounter a simulation of jousting at a Renaissance fair, but this medieval sport is now returning as a full-contact martial art. There are about 200 jousters around the world and 30 in North America...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/the-new-extreme-sport-jousting/

I Will Survive: Dancing Auschwitz

(YouTube link) Jane Korman's 89-year-old father Adolek Kohn arrived at Auschwitz in a cattle car over 65 years ago. In 2009, he returned to Auschwitz and other locations in Poland associated with the Holocaust and d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/i-will-survive-dancing-auschwitz/

King Leonidas vs. Chuck Norris

(YouTube Link) Who will win in this grand battle between the toughest, most savage men ever? Judging from the visual style and sound effects, I'd guess that this video was created by the same Russian ad agency re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/king-leonidas-vs-chuck-norris/

Sipping Coffee from a Cup in Zero Gravity

(YouTube Link) We've previously featured the neat videos of astronaut Don Pettit showing how a CD player becomes a gyroscope in space, adding Alka-Seltzer to a spherical drop of water, showing the Aurora Borealis fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/sipping-coffee-from-a-cup-in-zero-gravity/

Clothing Grown from Bacteria

BioCouture is an environmental sustainability project by designer Suzanne Lee to grow fabric for clothing using bacterial cellulose. The resulting sheets can be molded while wet, or cut and sewn when dry. Examples...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/clothing-grown-from-bacteria/

Ephemicropolis, a City of Staples

Artist Peter Root created a work of art called "Ephemicropolis 2010" in which he used 100,000 staples to create a giant cityscape. The project took 40 hours to put together (and much longer to plan), but you can see a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/ephemicropolis-a-city-of-staples/

12 Bizarre Hello Kitty Products

This mounted Hello Kitty trophy is for sale from Etsy artist datamafia. It is one of 12 Bizarre Hello Kitty Products That Sign The Coming Apocalypse collected by our own Jill Harness at Inventor's Spot.Linktaxidermy, Hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/12-bizarre-hello-kitty-products/

Jell-O Mold Competition

I love the motto on the poster for this year's Jell-O Mold Competition from the Gowanus Studio Space: "Keep Calm and Wobble On." The 2010 winners have been selected! The grand prize was awarded to sculptor Shelly Sab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/jell-o-mold-competition/

Cannonball: Skating the Recession Pools

There are a lot of houses under foreclosure in Fresno, California, and many have cement ponds swimming pools that are currently empty. Instead of letting all that surface go to waste, skateboarders use the pools to test...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/cannonball-skating-the-recession-pools/

Fort Jefferson

A military fort, out in the ocean, with a moat! Fort Jefferson is a part of Dry Tortugas National Park in the waters off of Key West, Florida. Construction on the "fort in the middle of nowhere" was started in 1846....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/fort-jefferson/

The King of Farts

The following is an article from Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. Just when you think you've heard it all... someone comes up with something like this. It's from a little book called It's A Gas,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/the-king-of-farts/

Nikola Tesla's Life in Under 3 Minutes

(YouTube link) Did you know that Tesla once rubbed two cats together in an attempt to generate electricity or that Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in an attempt to discredit Tesla's theories? Tesla earne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/12/nikola-teslas-life-in-under-3-minutes/






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