Archive for November 9th, 2010

Neato-Puzzle #6

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/2010/11/09/neato-puzzle-6/

A Bank That Lends Goats

In Korawan, a remote area of India, there's a bank that allows people to deposit goats as savings, or borrow goats on credit. Local coordinator Subedar Singh explained how it works: "Wives of these people help them i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/a-bank-that-lends-goats/

Neighborhood in Spain Names Streets after Video Games

A housing development in Zaragoza, Spain, will name its streets after classic video games. Last Saturday, residents dubbed one road "Avenida de Super Mario Bros.": Other planned roads in the neighborhood include stre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/neighborhood-in-spain-names-streets-after-video-games/

Playing $1,000 on a Slot Machine

Rob Cockerham posted the Incredibly Depressing Mega Millions Lottery Simulator a month ago, so you'd think he would be the type to avoid gambling. However, he won a costume contest for one of his over-the-top creations a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/playing-1000-on-a-slot-machine/

Neanderthal Brains Retained Infantile Shape

A study using CT scans suggests that Neanderthal brains, like that of modern humans, grew steadily into adulthood. But unlike modern human brains, Neanderthal brains did not change shape as they grew. This may explain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/neanderthal-brains-retained-infantile-shape/

Homeless Bedding

Erik van Loo designed bedding that looks like the shabby sleeping conditions that the homeless in Germany face. Proceeds from sales go to benefit homeless children in that country through an organization called "Kid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/homeless-bedding/

Motorized Skates

I'm not sure if this should be called a set of motorized skates, a motorized unicycle, or something else. At any rate, the FlyRad pulls the user around while wearing roller skates. It can reach speeds of 25 MPH and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/motorized-skates/

Doily Beach

Polish artist NeSpoon made doilies, left them up on Oak Beach (Poland), and photographed people interacting with them: The effects of my work aroused great interest. Many people made pictures of the installations,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/doily-beach/

Tron Trailer #3

Tron Legacy trailers are like candy to geeks, and Disney is savvily dripping them on the Interweb to whet their appetite for the movie. This one, Trailer #3, contains new and very awesome snippets of the movie: Link [emb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/tron-trailer-3/

Go Pee on Your Cell Phone

Why? Do you really need a reason? Well, in this case, it may a useful activity. There's a new chip available that can be used by mobile devices to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases: People who suspect they hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/go-pee-on-your-cell-phone/

Flip-Flop Monkey

Art students in São Paulo, Brazil, made a sculpture of a monkey out of 10,000 flip-flops. It was created for the recent Pixel Show, a major art and design fair. Link via Geekologie | Fair Website | Photo: Zeutch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/flip-flop-monkey/

OK Go's Toast Animation

(Video Link) The band OK Go is known for its innovative music videos. The group's latest video for the song "Last Leaf" consists of stop-motion animation on pieces of toast. It was directed by Geoff Mcfetridge and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/ok-gos-toast-animation/

Chicken Bomb

During the early years of the Cold War, Britain proposed placing nuclear mines along the eastern border of West Germany. These could be detonated when Warsaw Pact armies crossed, destroying them and deterring follow-on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/chicken-bomb/

Realistic Insect Magnets by Re-Ment

Realistic Insect Magnet by Re-Ment - $5.95Here's the perfect stocking stuffer for your budding entomologist: the Realistic Insect Magnet blind box by Re-Ment from the NeatoShop. Which one will you get? (Will you get the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/realistic-insect-magnets-by-re-ment/

Monsters Having Fun

Those Photoshop geniuses over at Something Awful forum are at it again - this time, they imagined what movie monsters and baddies do for fun. Geeks Are Sexy has the highlights: Link | more at Something AwfulPhotoshop, mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/monsters-having-fun/

Brain Surgery Game

In this educational game, you don't go for points; you just try not to kill the patient! You'll learn many things about brain surgery in the process, thanks to the surgeon who guides you. Those who are very squeamish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/brain-surgery-game/

Altruism May Be a Genetically-Influenced Quality

Researchers at the University of Bonn have found that people with a certain gene are more likely to be altruistic. The researchers took a genetic sample from study participants, and then asked them to participate in a q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/altruism-may-be-a-genetically-influenced-quality/

Extreme Crocheting

  Polish-born artist, Olek, loves watching movies and making art; creating these crochet works allows her to do both at the same time. This is definitely not your granny's crocheted doilies and toilet paper roll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/extreme-crocheting/

Bacon Soda

Jones Soda, the folks who brought you a turkey-flavored soft drink, is offering a limited run of bacon flavored soda. They've teamed up with J&D's Foods to offer a gift pack featuring two bottles of soda with bac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/bacon-soda/

Something Borrowed

In order to make Jillian Sherlock and Nikhil Pereira's wedding day as perfect as possible, the five bridesmaids kept quiet about the carjacking incident until after the ceremony was complete. A man who had broken into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/something-borrowed/

6 Eerily Specific World Events Predicted by Comics

Is it possible that comic book writers have super powers of their own? Cracked has four examples from Superman comics (and one each from Wonder Woman and Spider-Man) that were eerily prescient of real-world events, from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/6-eerily-specific-world-events-predicted-by-comics/

April in Paris?: A Striking Analysis

by a scientist who is a Paris native and who requests anonymity Seasoned visitors to the City of Light always factor in their travel plans the two most prevalent facts of life in France: vacations and strik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/09/april-in-paris-a-striking-analysis/
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