Archive for November 4th, 2010

New Eye Implant Restores Partial Sight to the Blind

Researchers led by Eberhart Zrenner of the University of Tuebingen, Germany, have developed an eye implant that is able to restore partial sight to people suffering from a form of blindness called retinitis pigmentosa:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/new-eye-implant-restores-partial-sight-to-the-blind/

Bear Climbs Tree Stand

(Video Link) This video, allegedly taken last September near Newfolden, Minnesota, shows a hunter in a tree stand. A black bear wanders by and decides to climb up the ladder of the stand to where the hunter sits....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/bear-climbs-tree-stand/

The Cheapest Taxi Rates in the World

The blog The Price of Travel assessed the average rate for a 3-kilometer taxi ride in one hundred cities. The editors observed that, with some exceptions, taxis were almost the same level of automotive quality...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/the-cheapest-taxi-rates-in-the-world/

Comic Book Artist Proposes with Online Comic

Comic book artist Leigh Gallagher posted a sweet multi-panel comic about his relationship with his girlfriend, Niki. At the end, he proposed marriage to her. Proposal and Niki's Answer via Geekosystemmarriage p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/comic-book-artist-proposes-with-online-comic/

If Kratos from God of War Made a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

(Video Link) YouTube user kittenbinbitten created a video illustrating what it would look like if Kratos from the video game series God of War decided to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Watch it u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/if-kratos-from-god-of-war-made-a-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich/

Banksy Painting Costume

That's not a painting by British street painter Banksy. It's a costume designed and worn by George Schnakenberg to look like Banksy's "Love Is in the Air" stencil. Schnakenberg painted his clothing and bundle of fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/banksy-painting-costume/

Dating Website for the "Aesthetically Challenged" Celebrates Its First Engagement

The Ugly Bug Ball is a dating website marketed to people with, uh, unique aesthetic qualities. It's now celebrating its first marital engagement: Mr Clifford, 36, a carpet fitter who has a ''face that makes children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/dating-website-for-the-aesthetically-challenged-celebrates-its-first-engagement/

The Greasiest Sandwich in the World

(Video Link) Epic Meal Time created the Angry French Canadian. It's a sandwich consisting of bacon, hotdogs, poutine, and eggs, drenched in maple syrup and resting on a baguette. via Geektoplasmsandwiches...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/the-greasiest-sandwich-in-the-world/

The Beatles Wanted to Produce a Lord of the Rings Movie

Peter Jackson has revealed that The Beatles approached J.R.R. Tolkien forty years ago with a request to produce a movie version of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien turned them down: [...]John Lennon wanted to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/the-beatles-wanted-to-produce-a-lord-of-the-rings-movie/

Scientists Make Progress Towards Invisibility

British researchers have made progress toward developing materials that are able to bend light around them and render them less visible: Metamaterials work by interrupting and channelling the flow of light at a fundam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/scientists-make-progress-towards-invisibility/

BitLit: Win Free Autographed Copies of Overwinter

If you haven't been following our fiction blog, Bit Lit, it's high time you started. Tonight we'll be giving away 5 autographed copies of David Wellington's new novel, Overwinter. But you gotta read to enter....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/bitlit-win-free-autographed-copies-of-overwinter/

The Thinker Coffee Mug

The Thinker Coffee Mug - $10.95If you're anything like me and need a cup of coffee to clear your thoughts in the morning, then this is the mug for you: The Thinker Coffee Mug from the NeatoShop has a thermochromic ink th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/the-thinker-coffee-mug/

There Will Be Blood as 8-Bit Video Game

What could be better than watching and re-watching Daniel Day Lewis' mustache-fest-of-a-movie There Will Be Blood? Why, playing it in this re-imagined 8-bit game. Here's a clever fan-made clip by Tomfoolery Pictures abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/there-will-be-blood-as-8-bit-video-game/

World's Smallest Corkscrew is a Keychain

There are a lot of bottle opener/keychain combo for beer lovers, but what if your beverage of choice is wine? And not the "in-the-box" kind?Fret not! Here comes the world's smallest corkscrew that just so happe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/worlds-smallest-corkscrew-is-a-keychain/

DIY Tron's Quorra Costume

Syuzi Pakhchyan designed what could be one of the coolest Halloween costumes ever: Quorra from the upcoming TRON movie. And all she needed was some faux leather and electroluminescent tape strips: Link | more at Syuzi's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/diy-trons-quorra-costume/

Turntable Clock

Not since Flava Flav wore his infamous clock necklace has time keeping and music meshed so perfectly!Here's the turntable clock, made from a recycled Garrard turntable by Etsy seller pixelthis. It's sold out, but don't l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/turntable-clock/

LifeCycle Tower: A 30-story Wooden Building

The current tallest wooden building in the world is nine stories. The planned LifeCycle Tower will be 30 stories tall! The totally green project in Dornbirn, Austria is a project of the CREE (Creative Renewable Energy an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/lifecycle-tower-a-30-story-wooden-building/

The Unsolved Ciphers of the Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer claimed to have murdered 37 people. The killings, which paralyzed Californians with fear for years, began in 1968, and soon after mysterious letters were sent to news outlets, many featuring cryptograms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/the-unsolved-ciphers-of-the-zodiac-killer/

What Is It? Game 154

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this ...thing is used for? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/what-is-it-game-154/

Birds of a Feather

GETTING GOOSED The events of January 15, 2009, gave new meaning to the fear of flying. At 3:27PM, a flock of Canada geese struck an outbound plane leaving LaGuardia, blowing out both engines and sendi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/birds-of-a-feather/

Azhdarchids: The Largest Flying Creatures That Have Ever Existed on Earth

Image: Mark Witton/Darren NaishWhat do you get when you combine a bird with a giraffe? The largest flying creatures that have ever existed on Earth:With wingspans of 40 to 50 ft, the Azhdarchids were pterosaurs as bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/04/azhdarchids-the-largest-flying-creatures-that-have-ever-existed-on-earth/
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