Archive for December 7th, 2010

Rudolph/Roxanne

(YouTube link) "Roxanne" by The Police mixes well with "Rudolph, the Red-nose Reindeer" in this mashup by mojochronic. -via Laughing SquidChristmas, mashup, rudolph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/rudolphroxanne/

How Did Whales Evolve?

Hundred of millions of years ago, sea creatures crawled up on land and started to become mammals. Then much later, a few went back into the sea, but left few fossils to show us how they did it -or at least that's what we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/how-did-whales-evolve/

House Made of Shipping Pallets

Architects Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Pils Gregor designed "Slumtube" -- an affordable house built out of discarded shipping pallets and insulated with clay and straw. It's designed to be comfortable in the widely-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/house-made-out-of-shipping-pallets/

Star Trek-Style Door Swooshes when It Opens

(Video Link) Marc, an engineer who lives in Miami, built a pneumatic sliding door for his home. It was inspired by the sliding doors on Star Trek: The Next Generation. An air compressor engages two 16-inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/star-trek-style-door-swooshes-when-it-opens/

How Captain Awesome Signs His Name

Douglas Allen Smith, Jr. petitioned the State of Oregon to change his name. His new name will be Captain Awesome. Pictured above is how he currently signs his name. Smith is quite consistent, signing his name the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/how-captain-awesome-signs-his-name/

Tube Sock Christmas Stocking

Tube Sock Christmas Stocking - $9.95 Nothing says Christmas like giant tube socks hung gently by the fire. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more holiday fun | Fun Stocking Stuffers....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/tube-sock-christmas-stocking/

The Perfect Crime Scene

Pictured above is a map of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Most of it is within the borders of Wyoming, but northern and western slivers lie within Montana and Idaho. University of Michigan law prof...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/the-perfect-crime-scene/

Wallet Swells as Your Bank Account Grows, Shrinks as You Run out of Money

(Video Link) John Kestner and other MIT students designed the Proverbial Wallet. It provides tactile feedback about the state of the user's finances. Whenever there's a bank transaction, it vibrates. As the user'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/wallet-swells-as-your-bank-account-grows-shrinks-as-you-run-out-of-money/

Blanket Statement

Or maybe in this case, you could say "statement blanket"! Julie made this warm and funny pun blanket that really makes a statement for her boyfriend's birthday gift. Over the summer, my boyfriend and I were making u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/blanket-statement/

Rudolph Hits a Snag

(YouTube link) Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer got into a bit of trouble Saturday when he was impaled on a traffic light pole during the 2010 Dominion Christmas Parade in Richmond, Virginia. Link -Thanks, Comedy W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/rudolph-hits-a-snag/

Diabetes in America

Slate has an interactive map showing when and where cases of diabetes are soaring. At the link, you can adjust the year with a slider and mouseover the counties to find yours. My county had a diabetes rate of 11.4% i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/diabetes-in-america/

Mispronounced in Your Head

The question at reddit is: Which words did you mispronounce for years because you'd only seen it in writing? Some of the answers include Hors d'œuvre Paradigm Epitome Hyperbole Draught Meme Segue Macabre Hermio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/mispronounced-in-your-head/

Neato-Puzzle #9

It's time for another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every week, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 Pic-A-Pix puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/neato-puzzle-9/

How the First Transistor Worked

(YouTube) The first transistor was handmade at Bell Labs in 1947. It didn't look quite like what we are used to today, but it worked! -Thanks, Bill Hammack!electronics, transistor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/how-the-first-transistor-worked/

The Need for Double-Strength Placebos

by Frederic N. Firestone, Ph.D., J.D. Virginia Beach, Virginia [EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 24, 2001, two years after this article was published, a research report and accompanying editorial in the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/the-need-for-double-strength-placebos/

These Ratings Goes to 11

It turns out the IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) has a very cool Easter egg for the 80s mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap": The ratings goes to eleven instead on ten. And if this doesn't tell you anything, here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/07/these-ratings-goes-to-11/




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