Archive for January 4th, 2011

6-Chamber Revolver Can Fire 12 Rounds

This unique revolver invented by John Walch in 1859. It has two triggers and two hammers to fire two rounds that were loaded into each chamber. James R. Rummel explains how it works: The secret to the extra fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/6-chamber-revolver-can-fire-12-rounds/

Spock Learns about Anger Management

(Video Link) YouTube user OneMinuteGalactica mashes up classic hygiene films with scenes from science fiction, such as Luke Skywalker's and Leia's first date. In this mashup, Spock is trying to overcome his problem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/spock-learns-about-anger-management/

The 10 Dumbest Tech Predictions

When David Sarnoff tried to find investors to develop commercial radio in 1921, this was the response from one group of financiers: The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a messag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/the-10-dumbest-tech-predictions/

Homeless Man Has Amazing Radio Voice

(Video Link) Ted Williams, a homeless man in Columbus, Ohio, has become an Internet sensation. He has an outstanding voice -- like that of a professional radio announcer. Today, redditors led the charge to get Mr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/homeless-man-has-amazing-radio-voice/

Could Fire Truck Ladders Be Replaced with Escalators?

Orville Douglas Denison thinks that telescoping ladders used by firefighters are too slow for firefighters to use effectively. So he designed a system that would lift up firefighters on something like a conveyor bel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/could-fire-truck-ladders-be-replaced-with-escalators/

The Battery That's Been Operating Continuously for the Past 60 Years

It keeps going...and going...and going. Karpen's Pile, a battery built in Romania, has been providing power since the 1950s: The prototype has been assembled in 1950 and consists of two series-connected electric pile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/the-battery-thats-been-operating-continuously-for-the-past-60-years/

Which Novels of 2010 Can Stop a Bullet?

(Video Link) A book may be able to save your life. Specifically, it may be capable of stopping a bullet. Which novel of 2010 is the most protective? Is it Jonathan Franzen's Freedom? Or Joshua Cohen's *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/which-novels-of-2010-can-stop-a-bullet/

New Food Movement: People Who Hunt and Eat Invasive Species

You may have heard of locavores -- people who prefer to eat food grown or raised locally -- or freegans -- people who dine on wasted food. Now there's a new food movement that advocates curbing the growth of invasive sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/new-food-movement-people-who-hunt-and-eat-invasive-species/

Solar Eclipse Photograph with a Bonus Feature

Astrophotographer Thierry Legault (featured previously at Neatorama) went all the way to Oman to take a picture of a solar eclipse. The shot he wanted was only available for a split second today, and he got it! Not o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/solar-eclipse-photograph-with-a-bonus-feature/

Mass Suicide of Birds?

Remember the thousands of blackbirds dropping dead over the skies of Arkansas? The one that officials are referring to as being caused by a "stress event" (well, duh!)Well, it's happening again. This time in Po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/mass-suicide-of-birds/

Huckleberry Finn to be Published Without the N-Word

Huckleberry Finn, the American classic written by Mark Twain and staple of high school English class everywhere, has always been controversial for its use of the "N-word." (I mean, I even remember my own high s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/huckleberry-finn-to-be-published-without-the-n-word/

Living in an Abandoned Men's Club

When David Hurlbut saw the 20,000-square-foot Harmony Club, it had been empty for nearly 40 years. But he didn't see what it was, a dirty pigeon and rat motel - he saw what it could be: a one of a kind home, carved out o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/living-in-an-abandoned-mens-club/

Soapman: Corpse Turned Completely Into Soap

Photo: Dave Hunt / Smithsonian InstitutionWe don't usually post such a gruesome image on Neatorama, but bear with me. The story behind the corpse shown above is quite very intriguing.When the corpse above was discovered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/soapman-corpse-turned-completely-into-soap/

8-Bit NES Season's Greetings in LEGO

Christmas may be over but this Season's Greetings video clip of your favorite 8-bit NES video game characters recreated in LEGO by Andrew Jive is so well made that it deserves a bit of your time. Take a quick peek at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/8-bit-nes-seasons-greetings-in-lego/

10-Year-Old Discovered Supernova

Kathryn Aurora Gray knew a superstar when she saw one (and with a middle name like that, how could she not?). The 10-year-old girl from New Brunswick, Canada, just became the youngest person to ever to find a supernova (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/10-year-old-discovered-supernova/

Man Captured Killer in His Last Photo

This one is gruesome - a man in the Philippines taking a picture of his family ended up taking one of his killer as well. Here's what the man's last photo showed:The picture, taken outside the man's house in Manila,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/man-captured-killer-in-his-last-photo/

The Rocky IV 25th Anniversary Quiz

Rocky Balboa vs. the Soviet giant Ivan Drago. The fate of the Cold War rests in his hands. That was 25 years ago already? I guess so! Rocky IV is the subject of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/the-rocky-iv-25th-anniversary-quiz/

Long-beaked Boots

Would you wear cowboy boots that look like these? They're called “las botas mas picudas”. See more pictures at Chuntaritos. Link -via Buzzfeedboots, cowboy boots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/long-beaked-boots/

Amazing World of Insect-Wing Color Discovered

Most insects have wings that appear to be transparent. Researchers from the University of Lund have found that they actually have rainbow colors, but the background of those wings makes all the difference in what the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/amazing-world-of-insect-wing-color-discovered/

Top 25 Oddball Job Interview Questions of 2010

Looking for a new job can be stressful enough without the interviewer throwing a curveball that has nothing to do with the position you are seeking. Many job interviews feature questions that are designed to see how fast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/top-25-oddball-job-interview-questions-of-2010/

Dog Sledding

(YouTube link) Oh no, this is nothing about a dog pulling a sled. This little guy just thinks it's his turn to ride! -via I Am Boreddog, snow, sled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/dog-sledding/

Prince Mike Romanoff

Herschel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, but he eventually became Prince Michael Alexandrovitch Dmitry Obolensky Romanoff, the toast of Hollywood. His extensive travels, friendships, and brushes with the law left him with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/prince-mike-romanoff/

Functional LEGO Snow Crawler

(Video Link) LEGO artist Peer Kreuger made the Stilzkin Indrik, a remarkably strong and agile vehicle that can pull heavy loads over snow. Could any reader translate the Russian text for us? Link and Flickr Vide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/functional-lego-snow-crawler/

Hands-Free Sandwich Holder

I swear, it's real! On the rare occasions when Alex allows lunch breaks here at Neatorama HQ, we have to wear these contraptions. And even if you're not under that kind of pressure, it's always useful to have food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/hands-free-sandwich-holder/

Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Sarah J. Lichtblau, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Nadya Karpook, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Carolyn Chou, U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/feline-reactions-to-bearded-men/

Luke Skywalker as a Peanuts Character

Tom Torrey, who previously made a TIE Fighter that looks like Charlie Brown's head, has sculpted another piece in the same theme. This one depicts Luke Skywalker after arriving at Dagobah. Snoopy is lucky that he d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/luke-skywalker-as-a-peanuts-character/

Kitteh Puts on Bunny Mask

(Video Link) Mimi, a cat, is getting ready for the Year of the Rabbit. While most cats would struggle against human-mandated costumes, she wants to put on her bunny hat! via Urlesquecats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/kitteh-puts-on-bunny-mask/

Bandoleer Magnetic Bracelet

Bandoleer Magnetic Bracelet - $14.95 Stylish jewelry isn't unusual - but stylish and fun? Here's a clever jewelry called the Bandoleer Magnetic Bracelet from the NeatoShop. It's composed of sturdy little magneti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/bandoleer-magnetic-bracelet/

Batman Origami

Artist Brian Chan, who made the Iron Man Origami featured on Neatorama a while ago, also created this super awesome Batman Origami.Take a look at his Origami page for more examples of his fantastic artwork: Linkbatman, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/batman-origami/

Rule #1

Because if you don't follow Rule #1, apparently there's no need for Rule #2. A fantastic photo taken by Flickr user Gord McKenna in a Petting Zoo in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.goat, rule, number one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/04/rule-1/










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