Archive for September 5th, 2010

Breastfeeding a Calf

Well, if you think about it, many of us drink cow's milk, so this Indian villager is just returning the favor:Since the death of the calf's mother when it was only three days old, Chouthi Bai has breastfed the animal th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/breastfeeding-a-calf/

Working The Red Shift

Working the Red Shift - $14.95 by Mark HeathAlways late to work or school? Mark Heath has the reason: the universe is conspiring against you by pitting you against the dreaded Red Shift. Check this and Mark's other neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/working-the-red-shift/

Surfing a Monster Wave

There are surfers and then there's Mike Parsons. In this video clip, the Australian pro surfer surfed a 64-foot tall wave at Jaws in Hawaii, a world record at the time: Linksurfing, jaws, wave, Mike Parsons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/surfing-a-monster-wave-2/

Smoking Dog

Bad puppy? How about bad puppy owner? Zeng Ziguang of Wuchang, Hebei Province, China, has taught his puppy to smoke:He now claims the dog is addicted to tobacco and gets through a packet of cigarettes a day....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/smoking-dog/

Space Shuttle Atlantis Cockpit

Photo: NASADon't let my button-happy son see this! Dark Roasted Blend has a very neat photo gallery of Mega Dashboards and Instrument Panels. This one above is from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Believe it or not, the dash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/space-shuttle-atlantis-cockpit/

Fur Graffiti by Neozoon

chivvy, furcoat-recycling, Paris 2010Urban art collective Neozoon turn old fur coats into silhouettes of animals roaming Paris and Berlin. I'll leave the interpretation of the political message of fur coats and the place...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/fur-graffiti-by-neozoon/

President of the Galaxy Visits FanExpo 2010

What did Zaphod Beeblebrox do after his gig as the President of the Galaxy? Why, the "Best Bang Since The Big One" went to FanExpo 2010 in Canada! Popped Culture has a nifty gallery of Canadian cosplayers livin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/president-of-the-galaxy-visits-fanexpo-2010/

What Happened to Your Browser When You Get Rickrolled

What happens to your browser when you get Rickrolled? Carlos Bueno visualized the network packets of a YouTube video, slowed down 12 times:You can clearly see the handshake, some odd client/server negotiation, and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/what-happened-to-your-browser-when-you-get-rickrolled/

The Smoking Machine

If machines could develop cancer, this one is doomed: Norwegian artist Kristoffer Myskja hacked together what is probably the second most useless machines ever made (the first one being this one, of course). Behold, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/the-smoking-machine/

What the Next Generation Won't Know: Watermelons Have Seeds

Add this to the long list of things the next generation won't know: watermelon has seeds. Jane Black of The Washington Post writes how seedless watermelon is replacing old-school ones in the grocery stores:According...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/what-the-next-generation-wont-know-watermelons-have-seeds/

The Ig Nobel Prizes in Manga

American comic books mostly concentrate on adventure, especially the adventures of super heroes. Japanese manga magazines, on the other hand, tackle a wide variety of subjects that you'd never expect to be shown in g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/the-ig-nobel-prizes-in-manga/

Woman Passes Driving Test on 960th Attempt

Cha Sa-soon, 69, has become something of a celebrity in her native Korea after trying hundreds of times to pass the test necessary to get a driver's license. She finally made it: For three years beginning in April 20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/woman-passing-driving-test-on-960th-attempt/

Potato Chip Bag Yummy Pockets

Yummy Pockets - Potato Chip Bag - $4.95Here's a nifty bag to carry all your knick knacks around: the Potato Chip Bag from Yummy Pockets over at the NeatoShop. Don't worry: it's guaranteed to be not greasy and non-fatteni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/potato-chip-bag-yummy-pockets/

Parkour by PhilyDee and Kie Willis

It's been a while since we posted about Parkour. Here's freerunners PhilyDee and Kie Willis doing their stuff in Cambridge, England. How do you think he got himself out of the tight spot at the end? [YouTube Clip]But bef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/parkour-by-philydee-and-kie-willis/

A Day of Muni by Eric Fischer

Image: Eric Fischer [Flickr]Eric Fischer took data from San Francisco's Municipal Transportation agency (Muni) bus routes and turned it into a graph titled "A day of Muni":Eric Fischer took publicly availab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/a-day-of-muni-by-eric-fischer/

Is Ladies' Night Sexist?

Imagine paying full price then learning that another group of people get in free or at a significant discount solely on the basis of their gender. Sounds sexist? Well, that's exactly why one lawyer is suing night clubs w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/is-ladies-night-sexist/

Teenager Tries to Shoot Cell Phones into Prison Using Bow and Arrow

In the past, people in Brazil have tried to smuggle cell phones into prisons using pigeons and toy helicopters. Recently, a boy was caught outside of the walls of a Brazilian prison trying to shoot cell phones into the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/teenager-tries-to-shoot-cell-phones-into-prison-using-bow-and-arrow-2/

Ghostbusters, Goonies & Gremlins Art Show at 1988

Art by German Orozco The 1988 Gallery in Los Angeles is hosting The 3G Show (stands for Ghostbusters, Goonies & Gremlins - three films from the 1980s that ruled pop culture). The show features art pieces from 40 a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/ghostbusters-goonies-gremlins-art-show-at-1988/

J. Jonah Jameson: The Best Part of the 1960's Spider-Man Cartoon

Forget Spidey - the gem from the 1960's Spider-Man cartoon is the prototypical news corporation boss and expert at proper workplace communication, J. Jonah Jameson.Geekosystem has the video clip of JJJ's best scenes. Som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/j-jonah-jameson-the-best-part-of-the-1960s-spider-man-cartoon/

WWII Vet Talks about the Power of Music

(Video Link) Jackie Roy Tuner, a US veteran of the invasion of Normandy, plays the trumpet. In this video, he shares a story about one night when, on the front line, he played his trumpet to entertain troops on bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/wwii-vet-talks-about-the-power-of-music/

Modern Book Sizes Are Based on Sheep

Most printed books come in certain standard sizes which have been used for hundreds of years. Even the dimensions of Kindles and other eReaders are derived from these norms of printing. And where did these standards co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/book-sizes-are-based-on-sheep/

Indian Giant Squirrel

Have you ever seen a squirrel like this? You might, in the forests of India. This is Ratufa indica, or the Malabar Giant Squirrel. They grow up to 16 inches long, and that doesn't count the tail! Learn more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/indian-giant-squirrel/

Zebra Crossing Zebra

When is a zebra not a zebra? When it's a zebra crossing, but that's only part of the story. A public safety advertising campaign in Russia hopes to draw motorists' attention to pedestrians crossing the road by using zebr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/05/zebra-crossing-zebra/
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