Archive for November 24th, 2010

Booba's New Shoes

(YouTube link) A few days ago, Allie Brosch described in detail the confusion her dogs went through when wearing their first shoes. So you can witness that sort of thing yourself, here is Booba, a presumably normal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/boobas-new-shoes/

New Squid Worm Found

A new species of "squid worm" has been found 3,000 meters below sea level in the Celebes Sea east of Borneo. Not only is it is previously unknown species, it has its own newly coined genus as well. Researchers, from Woo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/new-squid-worm-found/

Native American Sailed to Europe With Vikings?

A genetic study of Icelandic natives found a genetic variation in 80 people similar to a variation found mostly in Native Americans. The genetic code was traced back to four women who lived around 1700. But the history o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/native-american-sailed-to-europe-with-vikings/

Skull Stein

Skull Stein - $9.95 Don't drink beer out of a boring ol' beer stein - show 'em your deadly serious about your love for your favorite brew with this Skull Stein from the NeatoShop! Link | More fun and unusual Glas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/skull-stein/

Glass Door Knob Lets You Peek Inside Rooms

Architect Hideyuki Nakayama designed a globular glass door knob that lets people look through it into the next room. There are three more pictures at the link illustrating how it works. Link via Gizmodo | Designe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/glass-door-knob-lets-you-peek-inside-rooms/

Flying Snakes (Not on Planes)

(Video Link) The paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) can glide over long distances. It does so in order to jump from tree to tree in its native habitat. Jake Socha of Virginia Tech dropped snakes fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/flying-snakes/

This Lincoln Penny Just Sold for $1,700,000

This is a one-of-a-kind penny, resulting from a production error at the U.S. mint in Denver.  It was struck in bronze rather than the zinc-coated steel normally used during the WWII era. About 20 such errors are kno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/this-lincoln-penny-just-sold-for-1700000/

A Proposal to Classify Happiness as a Psychiatric Disorder

In 1992, psychiatrist Richard Bentall wrote an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics proposing that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder. Here's his abstract: It is proposed that happiness be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/a-proposal-to-classify-happiness-as-a-psychiatric-disorder/

Hot + Interesting = Awesome

The man your man could smell like meets the most interesting man in the world. Isaiah Mustafa (the Old Spice Guy) posted a picture of his meeting with Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer guy. And somehow the space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/hot-interesting-awesome/

Little 12-Legged Robot Can Transport 175 Pounds

(Video Link) Land Crawler xTreme weighs about 27 pounds and moves on 12 legs. The operator can ride on it, provided that s/he weighs no more than 175 pounds. Unloaded, it can move for 3 hours without recharging....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/little-12-legged-robot-can-transport-175-pounds/

Using Drugs to Erase Traumatic Memories

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered the neurochemical process that leads to memory formation, opening up the possibility of developing a pharmaceutical treatment for traumatic memories: By looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/using-drugs-to-erase-traumatic-memories/

Diagrams That Changed the World

At BBC News, Professor Marcus du Sautoy of the University of Oxford writes about diagrams that have substantially changed the way people look at the world or processed information. Pictured above is one cre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/diagrams-that-changed-the-world/

Star Trek-Style Home Automation System

(Video Link) YouTube user klapstoelpiloot created a home automation interface in the visual style of modern Star Trek (TNG, DS9, VOY). He writes: Shown in this video are: - Agenda/Calendar - Shopping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/star-trek-style-home-automation-system/

Gamer Paid $15,000 to Play MMO on 7,500 Square Meter Screen

There's an overhead screen in Beijing that measures 250 meters long and 30 meters wide. On November 21st, one man rented it to play a massively multiplayer online game (MMO). He probably paid about $15,000 to do so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/gamer-paid-15000-to-play-world-of-warcraft-on-7500-square-meter-screen/

Punch-Out!! Cross-Stitch

Flickr user Sewsew-a-Gogo made a large, detailed cross-stitch sampler inspired by the classic video game Punch-Out!!: After about two years and almost 80,000 x's, my Super Mega Punch Out Project is finish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/punch-out-cross-stitch/

The Secrets Behind Popular Circus Acts

Now that the animals are gone from most of the traveling circuses, the majority of the entertainment comes from professional entertainers who demonstrate extraordinary talents. While I don’t recommend running into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/the-secrets-behind-popular-circus-acts/

Royal House Haikyo

Haikyo is a Japanese word for abandoned ruins. Michael Gakuran explored an abandoned home in Japan some call the Royal House, possibly because among the contents are pre-war portraits of the Japanese Emperor and the Roya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/royal-house-haikyo/

Cookie Monster Auditions for SNL

(YouTube link) Cookie Monster wants to branch out beyond his "cookie-eating career" and host Saturday Night Live. Here he recreates some familiar elements of the show and still manages to eat some cookies a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/cookie-monster-auditions-for-snl/




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