Archive for October 29th, 2010

I Have a Bad Case of the Pon Far ...

I Have a Bad Case of the Pon Farr And You're The Cure! - $19.95Quick! Get this Pon Farr T-shirt from the NeatoShop before the blood fever sets and death is inevitable. Who knows, it may help geeks find their mates during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/i-have-a-bad-case-of-the-pon-far/

3G Network Service Now Available on Mount Everest

Until recently, people in the Mount Everest area were restricted to satellite phones and a voice-only mobile network. But a Nepalese telecommunications company has now extended 3G wireless service to Mount Everest: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/3g-network-service-now-available-on-mount-everest/

What Are the Most Popular Books in a Prison Library?

Avi Steinberg, a former prison librarian, has written a memoir about his experience. In it, he recounted the books that were the most popular among prisoners, and why: The prisoners' book choices are suggestive: Anne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/what-are-the-most-popular-books-in-a-prison-library/

LBJ Was Almost Shot Hours after the JFK Assassination

A retired US Secret Service agent named Gerald Blaine said that on the evening after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, he almost accidentally shot President Lyndon Johnson: Blaine heard footsteps app...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/lbj-was-almost-shot-hours-after-the-jfk-assassination/

New Suits May Help Astronauts Retain Bone Mass

Astronauts can lose 1-2% of their skeletal mass for each month that they spend in very low gravity. After a several months, this loss can become a serious health problem. But a new MIT-designed outfit called the Gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/new-suits-may-help-astronauts-retain-bone-mass/

Scientists Make Progress in Growing Giant Insects

John VandenBrooks of Arizona State University in Tempe examined how changing levels of oxygen in the atmosphere may effect the size that insects grow: The team raised cockroaches, dragonflies, grasshoppers, meal worms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/scientists-make-progress-in-growing-giant-insects/

Dinosaur Skull Found in Church Wall

A slab of marble in the Cathedral of St. Ambrose in Vigevano, Italy, appears to contain a cross-section of the skull of a dinosaur: “The rock contains what appears to be a horizontal section of a dinosaur’s sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/dinosaur-skull-found-in-church/

You Can Live to 100. There's Just One Catch...

Thomas Kirkwood writes in Scientific American about why women live longer than men. Fellas, the good news is that you might be able to increase your lifespan by fourteen years. The, uh, bad news: As many dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/you-can-live-to-100-theres-just-one-catch/

Dog Born without Eyes Uses Echolocation to Navigate

Rowan, a German Spitz, was born without eyes. But he's able to navigate by barking and listening to the echo: Mrs Orchard who breeds dogs at Spilmah Home Boarding in Potton, near Biggleswade, Beds added: "'When he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/dog-born-without-eyes-uses-echolocation-to-navigate/

The War on Suffrage

It's hard to believe today, but less than 100 years ago, there was a great debate about whether women should be able to vote. The anti-suffragists declared that voting women would abandon their families, they would becom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/the-war-on-suffrage/

Toaster Towel

Tired of the old, ugly toaster in your kitchen? Here's a new concept design that will make your metal toaster throw in the towel. Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica and Vinay Raj Somashekar has created a super-flexible toasting de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/toaster-towel/

Bad Actors That Are Actually Surprisingly Talented

Is the actor really that bad or is it just a bad movie? Weird Worm shines the light on 5 actors who you thought were bad, but are actually quite talented. Take, for instance, Nicolas Cage:Mr. Cage is the man that ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/bad-actors-that-are-actually-surprisingly-talented/

Scariest Haunted Houses in the USA

Wanna go to a haunted house this Halloween? Wild Ammo has a list of 13 scariest haunted houses in the United States - this one above is from the 13th Gate in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana:The 13th Gate has consiste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/scariest-haunted-houses-in-the-usa/

Prequel to The Birds

(YouTube link) Finally, a film that explains everything! This trailer for a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic The Birds comes from NYSUfilms. -via b3ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/prequel-to-the-birds/

Can You Sue a 4-Year-Old for Negligence?

Apparently you can, according to a New York judge:The suit that Justice Wooten allowed to proceed claims that in April 2009, Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, who were both 4, were racing their bicycles, under the supe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/can-you-sue-a-4-year-old-for-negligence/

DIY Vasectomy Magnet Set

DIY Vasectomy Magnet Set - $10.95All it takes is a steady hand, and a mere few dollars to get yourself this handy dandy DIY Vasectomy fridge magnet set from the NeatoShop! Link | More Fun and Unusual Magnets| New Items f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/diy-vasectomy-magnet-set/

LEGO Relief Map of Europe with Monuments

Bruno Kurth and Tobias Reichling. Vanessa Graf, Tanja Kusserow-Kurth, and Torsten Scheer built an enormous relief map of Europe topped with models of famous monuments. They used 53,500 pieces to create a structure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/lego-relief-map-of-europe-with-monuments/

Suspended Nest Chair

Luxury furniture maker Dedon sells Nestrest. This chair designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety can sit on the floor or be suspended from an overhead hook. Link via Born Rich | Photo: Dedonchairs, Daniel Pouzet,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/suspended-nest-chair/

Using Yahoo Answers To Cheat Doesn't Always Work

Note to cheating students: teachers aren't as naive or as technologically illiterate as you think they are. Link via Geekologieyahoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/using-yahoo-answers-to-cheat-doesnt-always-work/

Star Wars Retro Travel Posters

Illustrator Steve Thomas created a series of beautiful retro posters for locations, transportation facilities, and events featured in the Star Wars movies. They may be available to purchase as prints soon! L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/star-wars-retro-travel-posters/

Kipling Tale Photographed in South Africa

In the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, the explanation for how the elephant got its trunk involved a crocodile that pulled on a baby elephant's nose until it stretched out. That same scene was photographed r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/kipling-tale-photographed-in-south-africa/

Name That Weird Invention!

Just because we like to keep you on your toes, this week we have a second round of the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/name-that-weird-invention-6/

Miniature Robocop

Almost three-year-old Gram wanted to be Robocop for Halloween, so his dad went to work and made this costume. They went out for a photo shoot and met some real Detroit police officers! They even let him sit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/miniature-robocop/

10 Controversial Horror Movies For Halloween

If you’re looking to ramp up for Halloween by watching some horror flicks, you could go the typical route of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street marathons, but if you’re re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/29/10-controversial-horror-movies-for-halloween/






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