Archive for October 11th, 2010

Angel and Devil iPad Skins

Angel and Devil iPad Skins - $18.95Are you a sweet angel or a mischevious devil? Well, either way, you can dress up your iPad accordingly with the Angel iPad Skin and the Devil iPad Skin from the NeatoShop. The fun and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/angel-and-devil-ipad-skins/

Baby Born from 20-Year Old Frozen Embryo

The longest time between conception and birth of a human embryo has been thirteen years. That record has now been blown away by the recent live birth of a boy who was conceived twenty years ago: The 42-year-old mothe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/baby-born-from-20-year-old-frozen-embryo/

Russia's Inflatable Army

Russia has devised a way to enlarge its army while saving money. It's begun making large numbers of inflatable -- and fake -- tanks, radar stations, and trucks: What they lack in firepower, they make up for in flexib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/russias-inflatable-army/

Female Character Taxonomy

The blog Overthinking It created an enormous infographic classifying female characters in movies, anime, literature, comics, and television. The author writes: Some of the listed tropes might be consider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/female-character-taxonomy/

The Doctor of Doctor Who Was almost a Woman

The title character in Doctor Who has gone through eleven incarnations during the nearly half century the series has endured. All of them have been male. But apparently a female doctor was considered by the BB...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/doctor-who-was-almost-a-woman/

Travel Reviews for Mount Everest

The good people of Teh Internet are writing funny travel reviews for Mount Everest. Here's my favorite so far: No valet service and the sherpas barely spoke any English. At the link, click on "reviews" to see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/travel-reviews-for-mount-everest/

Ear Scanning as a Means of Identifying People

Mark Nixon, a professor at the University of Southampton (UK), believes that the unique shape of each person's ears may provide a way of identifying dangerous people in airport security processes: Professor Nixon and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/ear-scanning-as-a-means-of-identifying-people/

Interview with Spacevidcast.com's Benjamin Higginbotham

One of my favorite sites is Spacevidcast.com, a podcast hosted by husband and wife team, Cariann Higginbotham and Benjamin Higginbotham. Their goal? To take space to the masses. We were lucky to get a nice interview with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/interview-with-spacevidcast-coms-benjamin-higginbotham/

Rabbit-Duck Illusion in Real Life

American psychologist Joseph Jastrow published the optical illusion on the right in 1899. He used it to express how unconscious preferences help create a constructed reality. It's either a rabbit or a duck, dependi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/rabbit-duck-illusion-in-real-life/

Steampunk Iron Man

This man won the Marvel comics cosplay competition at the New York Comic Con. Speaking of which, here's an interesting line: "Steampunk is when goths discover brown." (via) Do you agree? Link via DVICE | Photo: J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/steampunk-iron-man/

The 12 Days of Christmas Quiz

You probably haven't heard the song in at least nine months, so this is a good time to test your memory of the song "The 12 Days of Christmas." Can you name all the gifts mentioned in the song? You have five minutes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/the-12-days-of-christmas-quiz/

Man Chasing One-legged Goose Hauled from River

A goose in Wausau, Wisconsin escaped becoming dinner when the man who was chasing him had to be rescued from the Wisconsin River. Troy Kaczor, 40, told police he shed his shirt and shoes at Big Bull Falls Park in downto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/man-chasing-one-legged-goose-hauled-from-river/

I'm So Cute, I Made Spock Smile ... Almost

I'm So Cute, I Made Spock Smile ... AlmostMore Star Trek Baby Snapsuits - $17.95Is your little Trekker so cute that he or she can make Spock smile? Here's the perfect baby onesie for 'em from the NeatoShop: Linkstar trek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/im-so-cute-i-made-spock-smile-almost/

Gum Shoe

Fashion designer Kobi Levi makes amusing shoes that look like other objects, such as heels that look like sneakers with gum stuck to the bottom. Others look like dogs, slingshots, or bananas. Link via Gizmodo | P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/gum-shoe/

Drilling Gun: A Gun with Three Barrels, Each Chambered for a Different Caliber

Combination guns are (usually) long guns chambered for two different calibers. For example, one can purchase a gun chambered with a .410 gauge shotgun barrel on top and a .22 LR rifle barrel on the bottom. Such gun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/drilling-gun-a-gun-with-three-barrels-each-chambered-for-a-different-caliber/

Bus Roof Garden

Pictured above is an artist's conception of what the Bus Roots project will look like upon completion. The team behind this venture hopes to plant gardens on the roofs of buses in New York City: A public transit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/bus-roof-garden/

Name That Weird Invention!

Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts, but something's missing from his strange gadgets: names. Can you come up with a name for this one? The comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/name-that-weird-invention-3/

The Gray Ghost of New Orleans

Street artist Banksy visited New Orleans in 2008, decorating various buildings with his distinctive paintings. He encountered an enemy who became known as the Gray Ghost. Fred Radtke made it his mission to erase eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/the-gray-ghost-of-new-orleans/

I Love Space!

A two-year-old boy is fascinated with outer space and all it contains. And he knows more about it than most adults! Watch this cute video submitted to a contest which asked people how scientific discovery impacted th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/i-love-space/

Mr. (or Ms.) vs Dr.

This is something I've never encountered before. Apparently in some parts of the world, notably in the UK, surgeons are referred to as "Mister" or "Ms." instead of "Doctor". Minnesotastan ran across a literary reference...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/mr-or-ms-vs-dr/

Animator vs. Animation

Alan Becker is at war with his creation in Animator vs. Animation. Watch the flash version of the mutiny as it unwinds. Link -via Nag on the Lakeanimation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/animator-vs-animation/

I Was a Teenage Monster Movie

The following is an article from Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. In the late 1950s, teenage culture was big business-Elvis, James Dean, and rock'n'roll were bringing in the bucks. That's when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/11/i-was-a-teenage-monster-movie/






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