Archive for November 25th, 2010

2 Square Meters of Sunlight, When Focused, Can Melt a Rock

(Video Link) Bang Goes the Theory is a popular science show on BBC One. In this clip, host Jem Stansfield visited the Solar Furnace Research Facility in France and witnessed how much power can be generated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/2-square-meters-of-sunlight-when-focused-can-melt-a-rock/

Scientists: The Quetzalcoatlus Pterosaur Could Probably Fly for 7-10 Days at a Time

The Quetzalcoatlus, a dinosaur with a wingspan of 35 feet, is thought to be the largest flying animal in Earth history. Some paleontologists think that it was so big that it wouldn't have been able to get off t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/scientists-the-quetzalcoatlus-pterosaur-could-probably-fly-for-7-10-days-at-a-time/

Winners of the 2010 Turnip Prize for Bad Art

The Turner Prize is a major British art award, given annually since 1984 to an artist under the age of 50. The Turnip Prize is a spoof of the Turner Prize and: ...encourages art which demonstrates a complete lack of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/winners-of-the-2010-turnip-prize-for-bad-art/

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of everyone here at Neatorama, I extend our sincerest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be filled with family, friends, food, football, and fun. We owe a great big thanks to all of Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/happy-thanksgiving-2/

Effervescent Bacon Drink Tabs

Effervescent Bacon Drink Tabs - $3.45 Effervescent bacon drink tablets for when you need a little bacon, but there is none to be had. This is the perfect chaser to any bacon free holiday meal you are forced to endure....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/effervescent-bacon-drink-tabs/

A Yuletide Gift of Kindness

An anonymous benefactor in Canton, Ohio placed a newspaper ad near Christmas in 1933 and asked for people in need to contact him. At the height of the Great Depression, many were in dire straits and responded by mail. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/a-yuletide-gift-of-kindness/

What Happens to a Pardoned Turkey?

President Obama upheld a presidential tradition and pardoned the official White House turkey yesterday in Washington. Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board have given a turkey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/what-happens-to-a-pardoned-turkey/

Great Moments in Infomercial History

The Pocket Fisherman Makes it Big The history of pitching unusual gadgets on television begins with S.J. Popeil. Born into a family of roadside salesmen, S.J. had the vision to break into a much large...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/great-moments-in-infomercial-history/

A Video Game Thanksgiving

In this version of the Thanksgiving story, Mario fled a famine to try raising power-ups in the New World. He had a hard time until he and his people made friends with the natives, which, of course, eventually leads t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/25/a-video-game-thanksgiving/






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