Archive for November 3rd, 2010

Human Body Myth: We Use Just 10% of Our Brains

Surely you've heard someone say that humans only use 10% of our brains (and some people even less), but that turns out to be a just myth:William James, a psychologist in the 1800s, once metaphorically used the idea o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/human-body-myth-we-use-just-10-of-our-brains/

The Wrath of Star Trek Fans

News.com.au got schooled in the ways of Star Trek fandom when they posted an article containing errors about the Trek universe. Today they printed an apology with corrections. News.com.au apologises unreservedly for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/the-wrath-of-star-trek-fans/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 11

Every week, y'all get mighty creative on us for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! Fill in the empty speech bubble and win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-11/

Classic Cartoon Theme Song Medley

Fredrik Larsson (YouTube user FreddeGredde) sings a medley of 28 classic 80s cartoon theme songs that will surely transport y'all back to happier times.Geektoplasm has the clip: The only way I can explain how it feel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/classic-cartoon-theme-song-medley/

Farting on School Bus Sent Kid to Detention

[YouTube Clip]11-year-old Christian Summers, like many kids (and adults, for that matter), think that passing gas is funny. But not the school bus driver lady, no siree!According to his school bus driver, he also th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/farting-on-school-bus-sent-kid-to-detention/

The Bundt Cake of Barad-Dûr

Instructables user RavingMadStudios made a cake shaped like the Dark Tower from The Lord of the Rings. The Eye of Sauron is a cupcake. The structure is supported by cardboard tubes resting on a bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/the-bundt-cake-of-barad-dur/

Nomskulls Skull Cupcake Mold

Nomskulls Skull Cupcake Mold - $11.95Om nom nom nom ... who doesn't like yummy brain cupcake? Make your own ghoulish cupcakes with the Nomskulls Skull Cupcake Mold from the NeatoShop. Nomskulls are ready to fill with you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/nomskulls-skull-cupcake-mold/

Tiny Robot Eye Imitates Human Eye, But Is Even Faster

(Video Link) The human eye can rotate 500 degrees per second. Now a new robot eye is able to meet and exceed that ability by moving 2,500 degrees per second. German researchers led by Heinz Ulbrich at the Technica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/tiny-robot-eye-imitates-human-eye-but-is-even-faster/

Mice Prefer Treats They Worked Harder to Get

In an article in The Proceedings of the Royal Society, two researchers described how mice in an experiment tended to get greater enjoyment out of rewards that were more labor-intensive: Mice were trained to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/mice-prefer-treats-they-worked-harder-to-get/

Bandages That Change Color when a Wound Is Infected

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution in Munich, Germany, have placed pH sensitive dyes in bandages. These change color when they come into contact with fluids that indicate that a wound is infected:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/bandages-that-change-color-when-a-would-is-infected/

Gurning Champion Declared Ugliest Woman by Guinness World Records

"Gurning" is apparently a competitive sport in Britain that consists of contorting one's face in ugly poses. Anne Woods, who's been a local champion for 27 years, will now get a special mention in the Guinness Book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/gurning-champion-declared-ugliest-woman-by-guinness-world-records/

Replacing the Kilogram

The official standard for the kilogram is a cylinder of platinum and iridium made in 1879 and kept in a vault in France. Scientists have made official copies and distributed them since that time, but many of those copie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/replacing-the-kilogram/

The Ultimate Robot Costume

(YouTube link) This guy made a Mecha {wiki} costume for Halloween and spared no expense. Sheet metal, aircraft aluminum, and other parts: $600. Rivets, bolts, hardware: $250. Tool purchases/rentals: $200. Sprayp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/the-ultimate-robot-costume/

Jury Doodles

Chris Roth served on a jury for a civil case that lasted for seven days. The case was interesting (involving a stripper), but seven days in a jury box is still a long time. Jurors were given notebooks to jot down imp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/jury-doodles/

Bombad Bounty

(YouTube link) This Lego Star Wars animation tells a version of the original trilogy in which Jar-Jar Binks messes everything up. -via Boing BoingStar Wars, Lego, animation, humor, JarJar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/bombad-bounty/

Toddler Falls Six Floors Unhurt

An 18-month-old boy in Paris fell out of a sixth-story apartment window Monday afternoon. He bounced off a canopy over a ground-floor cafe and into the arms of a doctor who was passing by! The man who caught the boy was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/toddler-falls-six-floors-unhurt/

Es Musica. Literal

This illustration contains the names of 48 musical groups rendered as icons. Can you figure out the names of the bands? Click on the image at El Espíritu de los Cínicos to see the answers. Link -via Gorilla Mask Mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/es-musica-literal/

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Marbles

The game of marbles is estimated to go back 5,000 years. Through most of their history, marbles were made of stone, bone, clay, or whatever material was available. Truly round marbles were a rare and expensive toy, but w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/03/neatolicious-fun-facts-marbles/






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