Archive for November 11th, 2010

Six Word Memoirs

SMITH Magazine has a site where people tell stories in exactly six words. One section is a collaboration with the organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to share stories about coming home from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/six-word-memoirs/

Butch Mushroom Reloaded

This game is pretty simple: just zap the insects and watch Butch Mushroom eat them. The real fun is in the colorful but ridiculous graphics! Link -via KTARGame, video game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/butch-mushroom-reloaded/

Soldiers' Secrets

(YouTube link) A tribute to our Armed Forces for Veteran's Day from PostSecret, featuring postcards from military personnel and their families. -via UrlesqueMilitary, tribute, postsecret, secrets, Veterans Day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/soldiers-secrets/

One of the Very First Apple Computers Is up for Auction

Apple-1 #82, handmade by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, is up for auction at Christie's. It's expected to sell between $159,800 and $239,700: According to the auction Web site, this version of the Apple computer i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/one-of-the-very-first-apple-computers-up-for-auction/

Man Gets Shot Twice, Decides to Have a Sandwich Before Moseying Over to the Hospital

Miguel Soto bought a sandwich at a deli and walked home. While on his way, he was shot twice. But Soto didn't let that problem distract him from having his meal: Police say a 25-year-old Connecticut man who was shot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/man-gets-shot-twice-decides-to-have-a-sandwich-before-moseying-over-to-the-hospital/

Squid May Alter Body Coloration to Communicate with Others

Many squid are able to change the appearance of their skin in order to camouflage themselves when they encounter predators. It's been suggested that the polarization of light on the skin of squid may be a form of commun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/squid-may-alter-body-coloration-to-communicate-with-others/

Cats Are Graceful Drinkers

Cats may be neater drinkers than we are. They use a technique that balances gravity and inertia to avoid making splashes that would hit their whiskers. Videos of an eight year old cat named Cutta Cutta and various wild c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/cats-are-graceful-drinkers/

IKEA MANual

Our friends over at Cool Material have come up with a very fitting tribute to the IKEA furniture purchase.  The only thing I can add is that I always seem to get lost in IKEA and can't figure out how to escape!   L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/ikea-manual/

Baby Otters Going for a Swim

(Video Link) Sumalee and Kasem are two baby otters that live at Longleat, a wildlife park and zoo in Britain. In this video, Beverley Allen introduces them a large wading pool. Allen says: I started off putting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/baby-otters-going-for-a-swim/

Funny Hand Sanitizers

Funny Hand Sanitizers - $4.95Got a friend who is addicted to, ... er, love hand sanitizers? Here's the perfect stocking stuffer/gag gift from the NeatoShop. You know it's funny (don't get mad, mmkay?) because its true. E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/funny-hand-sanitizers/

Armistice Day Quiz

Today is the holiday we call Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada, but it was once Armistice Day, a day commemorating the end of World War I. How much do you know about the holiday and its history? Fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/armistice-day-quiz/

New Species of Lizard Found -on the Menu

Vietnamese herpetologist Ngo Van Tri noticed something strange about the tanks of lizards at the small diners in the village of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. They were all female, which is odd for the species Leiolepis ngovantrii...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/new-species-of-lizard-found-on-the-menu/

Meat Calms People Down

Frank Kachanoff, a psychology researcher at McGill University (Canada), conducted an experiment on the emotional responses of people to images of meat. He discovered a positive correlation between meat encounters and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/meat-calms-people-down/

Painstakingly Detailed Halo Costumes Took 3 Years to Make

Shawn Thompson and his friends spent three years making an amazingly detailed set of Halo armored suit costumes. At the link, you can view pictures that show how much effort and skill went into molding, casting, scu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/painstakingly-detailed-halo-costumes-took-3-years-to-make/

Antenna Made of Seawater

(Video Link) Defense contractor SPAWAR System Center Pacific has developed a system that turns a stream of seawater shot into the air into a functional antenna: As the pillar of water is squirted through the curr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/antenna-made-of-seawater/

Dick Van Dyke's Life Saved by Porpoises

American actor Dick Van Dyke claims that his life was saved by porpoises. Van Dyke fell asleep on his surfboard one day, and when we woke up, he could no longer see the shore. He asserts that porpoises pushed him back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/dick-van-dykes-life-saved-by-porpoises/

A Life on Facebook

(Video Link) CG artist Maxime Luère made this short film. It depicts the life of man, from his foolish teenage years to his growing maturity, and ultimately, his death of old age. Luère's medium is a series of F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/a-life-on-facebook/

The World's Laziest Inventions

Selfy the Self-Making Bed Railroads reduced travel time to days; airplanes to hours. But in today's fast-paced world, time-savers are measured in minutes and seconds. Behold the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/the-worlds-laziest-inventions/

American Woman Becomes African King

Two years ago, Peggielene Bartels, a US citizen and resident of Maryland, received an early morning phone call. Her uncle, the king of a village in Ghana, had died. Bartels was the next in the line of succession, and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/11/american-woman-becomes-african-king/




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