Archive for November 2nd, 2010

Neato-Puzzle #5

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every Tuesday, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 sudoku puzzle. Please give us some fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/neato-puzzle-5/

Gummi Bear Candelabra

Three years ago, we featured a chandelier that designer YaYa Chou made out of gummi bears. She's also made a candelabra from the same delicious substance. Link via Geektoplasm | Photo: Kevin Janowgummi bears, YaY...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/gummi-bear-candelabra/

Chilean Miner to Compete in Marathon

Edison Pena, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days, was known to the media as "the runner" because he ran long distances underground to keep physically fit. On Sunday, he's going to compete i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/chilean-miner-to-compete-in-marathon/

Cthulhu Plush

Mini Cthulhu Plush - $9.95On the shelf of the NeatoShop, cute plushy Cthulhu waits dreaming. Here's the perfect gift for your fellow H.P. Lovecraft lovers: Link | Cthulhu stuff | More Plush Toyscthulhu, plush toy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/cthulhu-plush/

Think Texting While Driving is Bad? Meet the Multi-Tasking Driver

When you thought texting while driving is bad, someone out there took it up a notch. Here's the multitasking driver, who's reading a book, using a Kindle AND talking on the phone at the same time while driving on the fre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/think-texting-while-driving-is-bad-meet-the-multi-tasking-driver/

Dolphins Teaching Each Other How to Walk on Water

Here's the danger of releasing captive dolphins in the wild: they're now teaching wild dolphins how to "walk" with their tails along the surface of water!WDCS researcher Dr Mike Bossley, who has observed Ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/dolphins-teaching-each-other-how-to-walk-on-water/

Election Night Bingo

Today's election day, so you know what's coming soon: election night, where pundits mix fantastical nonsense with Captain Obvious-worthy facts. Whether you're a political junkie or an apathetic citizen, here's something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/election-night-bingo/

Meet Sid AKA Cookie Monster

Holy Kaw has a quickie 5 fun facts about the Cookie Monster. I won't reveal the entire fun list, but I did learn one fun thing about the lovable blue-haired, googlie-eyed Muppet:Cookie’s real name is Sid.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/meet-sid-aka-cookie-monster/

Mandrill Gives Zoo Visitors The Finger

No, he's not rude. Jackson the Mandrill has arthritic finger that causes him to salute his viewers at the zoo. Mark Rogers, who took the photo of Jackson's "we're number one salute" said:‘I was there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/mandrill-gives-zoo-visitors-the-finger/

The Sexual Harassment Dice

What did your elementary school teacher do as punishments when you did something bad? Did she make you sit in a corner? Rap your knuckles? Well, whatever it was, it's probably not the Sexual Harassment Dice. The 59-y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/the-sexual-harassment-dice/

With Help from Strong Winds, Punter Sends Football 86 Yards

At a high school football game in South Dakota, one player punted the ball 40 yards. The ball hit the ground, and thanks to strong winds, started rolling on the ground. And rolling. And rolling. Right up to the 3...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/with-help-from-strong-winds-punter-sends-football-86-yards/

Reflector Tie

Designers Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell invented the Retroreflector Tie. It's a tie with built-in reflective stripes to make bicyclists more noticeable to automobile drivers. Link via OhGizmo! | Jasna Soko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/reflector-tie/

The Great Wall of Croatia

The town of Ston, Croatia, is protected by a wall three and a half miles long. This archaeological gem was built during the fifteen century while the region struggled for some margin of independence from the Ottoman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/the-great-wall-of-croatia/

A Charming Song About Quarks

(YouTube Link) Strange Charm will tell you everything you need to know about all six flavors of the elementary particles that the world is made of. LinkSong, quarks, strange charm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/a-charming-song-about-quarks/

Listening to the Music of Ancient Sumer

(Video Link) Philip Neuman, Gayle Stuwe Neuman, and William Gavin are three musicologists who have reconstructed music from ancient societies and performed them in front of living audiences. Their Ensemble De Organ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/listening-to-the-music-of-ancient-sumer/

Genie on a Flying Carpet Costume

Instructables user ModMischief created a costume that makes her look like a genie on a flying carpet. Her legs are hidden beneath the carpet by a black curtain. The entire project took her just four hours...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/genie-on-a-flying-carpet-costume/

Prank Packs

Prank Packs are gift boxes with ridiculously fake products printed on the outside. Give a gift in one of these and be ready for an uncomfortably awkward expression of gratitude: "Uh, thanks, I always wanted a motoriz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/prank-packs/

LEGO Frog Dissection

LEGO artist Dave Kaleta made this model of a frog dissection for MOCpages, an online community of LEGO builders. You can view seven more pictures at the link. Link via Geekologie | MOCpagesLego, frog dissection,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/lego-frog-dissection/

Igloo Made of Refrigerators

In Hamburg, Germany, artist Ralf Schmerberg made an igloo out of refrigerators. There's an electric meter outside that displays how much electricity it consumes. Schmerberg intends for the exhibit to serve as comme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/igloo-made-of-refrigerators/

Is a Cure for the Common Cold in the Future?

Until very recently, biologists believed that once a virus enters a cell, a person's immune system cannot combat that virus because antibodies cannot enter cells. But researchers at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/is-a-cure-for-the-common-cold-in-the-future/

Cha Cha vs. Kavacha for King of the Jungle

(YouTube link) Even the race for King of the Jungle is getting nasty this year. Watch as Blank Park Zoo's Kavacha the tiger slings some mud at Cha Cha the lion and his frivolous dance lessons. Cast your vote at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/cha-cha-vs-kavacha-for-king-of-the-jungle/

What’s Cooking at the Museum of Burnt Food

A return visit to a carbon sink facility by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff The Museum of Burnt Food continues to grow and prosper. Since our last visit to the museum, the collection has moved to a ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/whats-cooking-at-the-museum-of-burnt-food/

Geek Optimism

This is a wonderful way to look at the world. I just wish I knew who the original artist is. -via The Daily What Update: The artist is Selin Jessa. http://positive-posters.com/submission/perspecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/geek-optimism/

Neatorama Facts: The Jungle Cruise

I don’t know about you, but the Jungle Cruise is one of my favorite Disneyland rides because the silly spiels from the skippers ensure it is different every time you ride. But what else do you know about the ride t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/neatorama-facts-the-jungle-cruise/

Yoda Talking Plush

Yoda 9" Talking Plush - $25.95Judge him by cuteness, do you? Why, actually, if you do, you'll find that the Yoda talking plush from the NeatoShop is incredibly cute. Push his belly and hear his pearls of wisdoms, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/02/yoda-talking-plush/
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