Archive for July 14th, 2010

Chrissy's New Face

In October of last year, we learned of Chrissy Steltz's courage in the wake of a horrible accident that left her without a face. Now her prosthetic visage and surgery has been completed with painstaking accuracy to h...

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The Only Satellite Ever Destroyed by a Meteor

[caption id="attachment_33566" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Image from jostarsoundings Photobucket"][/caption] Of the roughly 8000 satellites that have been launched, which would seem to result in a verita...

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Tampa Bay Mystery Monkey

If you were impressed that 19-year-old fugitive from justice Colton Harris-Moore has a Facebook fan page with almost 90.000 fans, listen to this: an unnamed fugitive monkey in Florida also has a Facebook page wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/tampa-bay-mystery-monkey/

Fallout Protection for Homes with Basements

Fallout Protection for Homes with Basements is a pamphlet produced by the US Department of Defense to help the average family deal with nuclear attack. The 1967 revision is available online for your edificat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/fallout-protection-for-homes-with-basements/

Dairy Powered by Manure from 4,000 Cows

A large dairy in the Ukraine is powered by the energy generated by the cows' own manure. In fact, the cows generate a surplus of electricity that the dairy sells back to the electrical company: The combined heat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/dairy-powered-by-manure-from-4000-cows/

New Nanotech Paint Turns Anything into a Stealth Aircraft

Well, that may be oversimplifying it a bit. But an Israeli company called Nanoflight claims to have developed a new type of paint that greatly enhances the radar-evading ability of aircraft and missiles that are covered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/new-nanotech-paint-turns-anything-into-a-stealth-aircraft/

Bench Retracts Spikes When You Pay

(Video Link) Designer Fabian Brunsing created "Pay & Sit: The Private Bench". Normally, it's covered with spikes. But if you slip half a Euro in the coin slot, they retract for a fixed period of time. An alarm go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/bench-retracts-spikes-when-you-pay/

Dead Guy Ale BottleHood Tumbler

Dead Guy Ale - $14.95 I quite like the design on NeatoShop's latest BottleHood beer bottle tumbler. It's made from the Dead Guy Ale made by Rogue Ales Brewery in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/dead-guy-ale-bottlehood-tumbler/

Scott Pilgrimage: Documenting Real-Life Locations from Scott Pilgrim

Photo: mad5l5in5 [Flickr] From the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, you probably know that Scott Pilgrim is a slacker and musician who must battle "evil exes" in order to date the girl he loves. What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/scott-pilgrim-age-documenting-real-life-locations-from-scott-pilgrim/

Magic Artist iPhone App

Our pal Philipp Lenssen of Blogoscoped and Mike Dougherty came up with a pretty nifty iPhone app called The Magic Artist. All you have to do is take a snapshot (or open an existing photo) and watch it turned into a paint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/magic-artist-iphone-app/

Billy the 5-lb. Goldfish

When 16-year-old Nick Richards went fishing for carp, little did he know that he'd come home with what just could be the largest goldfish ever caught in Britain:Richards, from Camberley, Surrey, was fishing for carp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/billy-the-5-lb-goldfish/

Happy Bastille Day!

YouTube link This scene from the 1942 classic, "Casablanca," is so patriotic and moving. Belt out La Marseillaise and raise a glass of champagne. Vive La France! Linkfrance, casablanca, bastille day...

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Not Your Ordinary School Bus

This one is (literally) jet-powered: Powered by General Electric J-79 jet engine straight out of a F4 Phantom fighter jet, the big yellow school bus, which is the largest jet vehicle, does excitingly fast 350mph. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/not-your-ordinary-school-bus/

Plants Can "Think and Remember"

When it comes to light, scientists have found that plants can "think" and "remember" in ways very similar to our own nervous system:In their experiment, the scientists showed that light shone on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/plants-can-think-and-remember/

"Fatbergs" in Sewers Underneath London

Think your job stinks? Just be thankful you're not a sewer worker in London. Here's what they had to do recently:"We're used to getting our hands dirty, but nothing on this scale," said Danny Brackley, a se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/fatbergs-in-sewers-underneath-london/

In Case of Stroke, Tickle Beard

UC Irvine scientists discovered that they can prevent strokes in rats by stroking their whiskers: The team discovered that mechanically stroking just one whisker for four minutes within the first two hours of the blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/in-case-of-stroke-tickle-beard/

Decipher The Doodle

We've started a neat new contest over at our baby and parenting blog NeatoBambino called Decipher The Doodle.See if you're brave enough to delve into the mind of our toddler artist. You can win neat prizes from the Neato...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/decipher-the-doodle/

Patient Survives after Receiving Fecal Implant from Husband

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, a gastroenterologist, saved a patient by transplanting a piece of her husband's excrement into her colon: Dr. Khoruts decided his patient needed a transplant. But he didn’t give her a piec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/patient-survives-after-receiving-fecal-implant-from-husband/

Solar Powered Weeding Cart

Australian inventors Brendan Corry and Peter Sargent designed the Wunda Weeder. This fanciful garden gadget is self-propelled, thanks to the solar cells on the roof. A gardener can lay on the cot and weed rows of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/solar-powered-weeding-cart/

I Write Like

I write like James Joyce I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! I Write Like is a generator that proposes to analyze your writing and compare i...

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"A Degree is a Degree, Whether it is Fake or Genuine"

An investigation has revealed that dozens of Members of Parliament in Pakistan have fake university degrees. The scandal has triggered fears of early elections and has inflamed a bitter dispute between journalists and m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/a-degree-is-a-degree-whether-it-is-fake-or-genuine/

Dyslexic Postman Can't Read Addresses

Wayne Daniels delivered mail for the British Royal Mail service -until March, when it was discovered that he had dumped 420 letters instead of delivering them. The 25-year-old man pleaded guilty to theft and delaying the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/dyslexic-postman-cant-read-addresses/

Graffiti Proposal

(vimeo link) Shannon immortalized his proposal to Jessica for eternity. Or at least until the wall is repainted. -via Buzzfeedgraffiti, street art, proposal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/graffiti-proposal/

Ancient Bodymods from Around the World

What, did you think face-stretching and skin-piercing were modern fads? Not by a long shot! People have been undergoing painful procedure to modify their bodies (and their looks) for thousands, maybe even hundreds of tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/ancient-bodymods/

Exuvius Multi-Tool Titanium Collar Stays

Exuvius Multi-Tool Titanium Collar Stays - $49.95If James Bond's Q designed collar stays, I'm pretty sure they'll look like these. The Exuvius Multi-Tool Titanium Collar Stay not only keeps your collar looking nice and c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/exuvius-multi-tool-titanium-collar-stays/

Waves by Daniel Palacios

Daniel Palacios took a piece of string and two motors and turn them into an amazing art installation:'Waves' utilizes a basic construction of a long piece of elastic string and two motors to visualize the presence o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/waves-by-daniel-palacios/

Bowling Ball Lumbering

Forget chainsaws - if you have to clear a jungle in a jiffy, reach for the 4-1/2 ton bowling ball. From a 1953 edition of Mechanics Today:SCORES of times every day in an area near Hungry Horse, Montana, a man-made hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/bowling-ball-lumbering/

Microsoft Redesigns the iPod Packaging

Can you improve the simple elegance of Apple iPod packaging? Yes, said Microsoft. Here's a clever spoof of what a Microsoft-designed iPod package would look like. The reason it's funny is because it's so spot on:[YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/microsoft-redesigns-the-ipod-packaging/

Gorillas Play a Game of Tag Just Like Humans

If you like to play the game of tag when you were a little kid, you'd get a kick out of this: scientists have discovered that gorillas also play it!To study play-fighting among gorillas, scientists analyzed videos of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/gorillas-play-a-game-of-tag-just-like-humans/

Is Your Brain East or West?

It's common knowledge that people from different culture act differently, but according to Takahiko Masuda of the University of Alberta, they think differently as well. For example, here's how Westerners and Asians inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/14/is-your-brain-east-or-west/








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