Archive for October 20th, 2010

An Unpublished Dr. Seuss Manuscript

"All Sorts of Sports," a never-published "lost" work by Theodore Geisel has been discovered and will be sold at auction this week.  Some will be surprised to discover that Geisel used assistants even in the earliest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/an-unpublished-dr-seuss-manuscript-has-been-found/

Batteries Smaller Than a Grain of Sand

DARPA-funded research is developing batteries to power nano-scale machinery. The largest of these batteries will be the size of a grain of sand. UCLA researcher Jane Chang explained: "We're trying to achieve the sam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/batteries-smaller-than-a-grain-of-sand/

Man Gets Arm Stuck in Toilet Trying to Retrieve Dropped Cell Phone

A man in Jiangsu Province, China, got stuck in a toilet when he dropped his phone inside and tried to get it back: When rescue workers arrived on the scene in Jiangsu province in eastern China, they found the man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/man-gets-arm-stuck-in-toilet-trying-to-retrieve-dropped-cell-phone/

The World's Longest Cat

Stewie, a Maine Coon who lives in Reno, Nevada, is the world's longest domesticated cat. He measures 48 and 1/2 inches: The record was previously held by another Maine Coon that measured 48 inches. Stewie's owners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/the-worlds-longest-cat/

Experimental Drug Prevents Age-Related Memory Loss

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have conducted tests on a compound that slowed age-related memory loss in mice. An enzyme called 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 generates glucocorticoids, a class...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/experimental-drug-prevents-age-related-memory-loss/

Inflatable Helmet

The Hövding, developed by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, is an inflatable helmet. It's designed to protect a bicyclist's head without mussing his/her hair: Hövding is a discreet collar that the cyclist is wearin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/inflatable-helmet/

The Match Art of Pei-San Ng

Los Angeles-based artist Pei-San Ng makes artwork out of matches. "Passion", pictured above, is composed of 2,500 matches and took 24 hours to make. You can view 5 more examples at the link. Link via DudeCraft |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/the-match-art-of-pei-san-ng/

Blade Runner Chess Set

Rick L. Ross made a chess set inspired by that owned by the character J.F. Sebastian in the movie Blade Runner. It's crafted in exquisite detail, as you can see from the other 38 pictures at the link. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/blade-runner-chess-set/

Gymnast Flips off of Motorcycle the Moment before a Crash

(Video Link) The story circulating about this video is that the man on the motorcycle is a gymnast. Just before he smacked into the side of a truck, he intentionally vaulted over the handlebars. At the end of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/gymnast-flips-off-of-motorcycle-the-moment-before-a-crash/

McDonald's New Anti-Theft Device Sprays Robbers with DNA

A McDonald's restaurant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has a sophisticated anti-theft device. It sprays robbers with a fine mist containing artificial DNA that can be seen under ultraviolet light: The new system invo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/mcdonalds-new-anti-theft-device-sprays-robbers-with-dna/

Four Men and a Hoop

(YouTube link) Four guys in New Zealand accomplish a goal and celebrate with joy. I would too, if I could do whatever it is they did! -via The Daily Whathula hoop, hoop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/four-men-and-a-hoop/

Having a Drink at the...

I'm sure you can decipher the rest. -via Neatorama's Facebook pagecomic, pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/having-a-drink-at-the/

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Wii

1. Nintendo set out to replace their Game Cube in competition with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. They developed a game system with something new and exciting: a wireless controller that works by mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/neatolicious-fun-facts-wii/

How The Empire Strikes Back Should Have Ended

The "How It Should Have Ended" series tackles the weird disconnect from reality most of us noticed in the Star Wars saga. Put yourself in Darth Vader's place and see what really should have happened in the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/how-the-empire-strikes-back-should-have-ended/

The 13 Best Geek Halloween Costumes

Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume that really expresses your interests? Well, if you’re looking for something nerdy, geeky or dorky, we’ve got you covered with this ultimate guide to geeky Hallo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/the-13-best-geek-halloween-costumes/

Apple Shanghaied

In the bootleg markets of Shanghai, you can purchase an ePad, a iRobot, or an iPhono. You can even get an MP5 player! But I was really impressed by this guitar peripheral for the Wü game console. See these and more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/apple-shanghaied/

Real World McDonalds Experiment

(YouTube link) Sally Davies took pictures of a McDonalds burger and fries for 137 days, and the pictures never changed. It wasn't the first such experiment, but could it be replicated under normal condition...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/20/real-world-mcdonalds-experiment/






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