Archive for December 24th, 2010

Magical Beer Dispenser Pours Beer into Cups from the Bottom

(Video Link) A company called Bottoms Up Beer designed a beer dispenser that fills up cups from the bottom. Presumably the dispenser opens and then closes a perforated hole in the bottom of the cup. Or it's magic....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/magical-beer-dispenser-pours-beer-into-cups-from-the-bottom/

Jedi Police Officer Uses Mind Tricks on the Job

Pam Fleming, a police officer in Glasgow, UK, is a Jedi. She's one of eight Jedi officers on the force, and she claims that she uses her supernatural abilities while at work: She even admits to using Jedi mind tricks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/jedi-police-officer-uses-mind-tricks-on-the-job/

An AT-AT Family Christmas

The Silver Snail featured a family of AT-ATs opening their gifts on Christmas morning in the storefront window. See more pictures at Star Wars: The Old Republic. http://www.swtorstrategies.com/2010/12/at-at-family-xm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/an-at-at-family-christmas/

Kids Tell the Christmas Story

(YouTube link) As told by the children of St Paul's Church of New Zealand, in adorable Kiwi accents that defy imitation. It ends with a party!Christmas, New Zealand, nativity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/kids-tell-the-christmas-story/

Chimps Play with Stick Dolls

Why do girls play with dolls and boys with cars (much to the consternation of feminists everywhere)? The answer may be rooted deep in evolution: scientists observed that female chimpanzee youngsters in the wild play with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/chimps-play-with-stick-dolls/

Blue Martian Sunset

Earth is a blue planet that has red sunsets. Mars is a red planet with blue sunsets! From its vantage point on the surface of Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity relayed a spectacular series of images of a blue-hued sunset o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/blue-martian-sunset/

The BBC's Guide to American Culture

Being the BBC's America correspondent, Kevin Connolly has a unique perspective on us Yanks. He graciously summed up his three years in the United States in this article, as a guide for foreigners to American culture:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/the-bbcs-guide-to-american-culture/

Travelers: Should You Flush that Toilet Paper?

Matthew Kitson spent a few months traveling around in South America and stumbled into the most perplexing bathroom quandary ever to face the traveling public: what to do with the toilet paper after you've done with it (o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/travelers-should-you-flush-that-toilet-paper/

Archberg!

It was just another day at Marine biologist Andrew Perry's rather unusual job ( he moves icebergs that are drifting toward stationary deep-water oil rigs), when he discovered something unusual:Perry was out trawling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/archberg/

Shocking Truth about The Three Wise Men: They're Chinese!

The story of the Three Wise Men has been told and retold since antiquity - but who were they? An intriguing ancient text, discovered in the Vatican archives by Brent Landau, suggests that they were ... Chinese!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/shocking-truth-about-the-three-wise-men-theyre-chinese/

Minimalist Star Wars Propaganda Posters

Steve Squall has created some wonderfully minimalist Star Wars propaganda posters - from recruitment posters for the Imperial Navy to messages from the Rebel Alliance. More at Steve's website: http://www.stevesquallphoto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/minimalist-star-wars-propaganda-posters/

World's Oldest Optical Illusion?

Image: Duncan CaldwellIs the carving above the oldest optical illusion ever made? Amateur archaeologist Duncan Caldwell thinks so. He explains: Perhaps the most dramatic candidate for a mammoth-bison image meeting th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/worlds-oldest-optical-illusion/

Miracle on 22nd Street

Jim and Dylan live in the Chelsea area of New York City -nowhere near the North Pole. They don't know how so many children got their home address, but for years they've received letters to Santa Claus at their apartment....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/miracle-on-22nd-street/

My Awkward Attempts to Design A Hands-free Phone

For this Friday’s Museum of Possibilities, I risk ridicule by sharing my past attempts to create a hands-free phone.Working for nearly twenty years at a metropolitan newspaper, I watched reporters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/my-awkward-attempts-to-design-a-hands-free-phone/

The Hallelujah Chorus

(YouTube link) A video performance by the Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade of Quinhagak, Alaska, with assistance from the entire village. The kids spent ten hours shooting the video, and more time preparing it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/24/the-hallelujah-chorus/






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