Archive for January 6th, 2011

If You Walk Fast, You'll (Probably) Live a Long Life

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that a useful predictor of how long older adults live is how fast they walk. According to the report, people who walked 1 meter per second...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/if-you-walk-fast-youll-probably-live-a-long-life/

Nine TV Shows That Were on Longer Than You Realize

Some of the greatest television shows in history lasted only a few seasons (Arrested Development - 3 seasons). A few barely made it past a dozen episodes (Firefly - 14 episodes). Yet a long list of run-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/nine-tv-shows-that-were-on-longer-than-you-realize/

Women's Tears May Reduce Men's Testosterone

Humans are believed to be the only creatures that produce tears because of emotions like sadness and joy. But researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science may have found another function for tears: they reduce m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/womens-tears-may-reduce-mens-testosterone/

8x8 LED Cube

(YouTube link) Not only is this super cool, it's homemade! Instructables user chr posted the entire process, with pictures. This project is entered into a contest where the rules were "Make something awesome". I thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/8x8-led-cube/

Best Response to Critique in Scholarly Journal

Sometimes scholarly journals, particularly in the natural sciences, call for critiques from readers and responses to those critiques by article authors. Pictured above is one such response to a critique from a 1963...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/best-response-to-critique-in-scholarly-journal/

Computer Gravestone

When Chinese computer geek Hu Chuang, 26, logged off for the last time, his family decided to erect an appropriate gravestone: Chuang, 26, from Chongqing, south west China, was so potty about computers his family...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/computer-gravestone/

Axe Cop Creators Switch Roles

Axe Cop is a webcomic drawn by a 30-year old artist and written by his 6-year old brother. So the stories are very wild and creative but presented with professional-grade artwork. In one recent episode, Malac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/axe-cop-creators-switch-roles/

Michael Caine's Impersonation of Himself

(Video Link) Here's actor Michael Caine on the ITV interview show Parkinson taking about impersonations and offering his own of a few actors, including himself as a GPS navigation computer voice. *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/michael-caines-impersonation-of-himself/

Phonograph Ring

Artist Luke Jerram once designed a projector wedding ring for himself. Before that, he made one for his bride, Shelina Nanji. It's made of silver and engraved with a 20-second message that is audible when played on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/phonograph-ring/

Dilbert Characters

Dilbert PVC Figure Set - $24.95 Say hello to Dilbert, Dogbert, Boss, Wally, Alice and Catbert! It's a half dozen of your favorite characters from the Scott Adams comic Dilbert in one set of PVC figurines. The per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/dilbert-characters/

Twenty-two Reasons to Go to Space

Artist Kasey McMahon (previously at Neatorama) created an "infographic" with 22 reasons to explore outer space. I put quotes around the word infographic because even though that's the word she used, this is really mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/twenty-two-reasons-to-go-to-space/

The New $100 Bill

The newly redesigned US $100 bill is more colorful than any US currency you've seen. There a lot of new security features to impede counterfeiting, including a blue ribbon embedded in the front with a watermark, a co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/the-new-100-bill/

Space Auction

NASA is preparing to auction off souvenirs, paperwork, and hardware from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. Of course, items from the Apollo 11 mission will command higher prices, such as the American flag shown,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/space-auction/

Cat Battles Washing Machine

(YouTube link) Robocop the cat can't help himself -there are too many things running around in the washing machine! -via Cynical-CCat, washing machine, laundry, washer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/cat-battles-washing-machine/

8 Terrifying Animal Swarms Created by Human Stupidity

The headline is Cracked's way of saying that humans have introduced invasive species to places where they wrecked the ecosystem. Some of these were accidental; others were caused by the silliest of reasons. In the late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/8-terrifying-animal-swarms-created-by-human-stupidity/

The Nottingham Caves Survey

(YouTube link) This animation is a 3D rendering of Mortimer's Cave, one of many available at the Nottingham Caves Survey. You'll also find photographic virtual tours of caves, movies, images, and a Google map to fin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/the-nottingham-caves-survey/

Chinese Man Grows Horn On His Head

An elderly man in southern China has baffled medical experts after he began to grow a horn on his head. Huang Yuanfan, 84, says that the strange growth began as a small bump two years ago but just continued to grow. "I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/chinese-man-grows-horn-on-his-head/

"Unkillable" Cow Attacks Rancher

To protect himself from an attacking cow, 70-year-old Oscar Wilcox shot the animal in the face with a .22 caliber pistol. When that didn't stop the onslaught, the Florida rancher's wife hit the cow several times with her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/unkillable-cow-attacks-rancher/

What Is It? game 159

It's time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you tell us what this object is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/what-is-it-game-159/

The Confederacy's Plan to Conquer Latin America

During the Civil War, Confederate leaders didn't just want to defeat the Union Army, they wanted to create a giant Latin American empire. In the years leading up to the Civil War, many Northerners and Southerners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/the-confederacys-plan-to-conquer-latin-america/

Digital Artifacts of the Dead

When you die, what will happen to your blog, Facebook account, and other digital ephemera that you've accumulated throughout your life?Rob Walker of The New York Times wrote about the cyberafterlife of blogger Mac Tonnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/digital-artifacts-of-the-dead/

Cloudy with a Chance of Blackbirds

Just in time for the aflocalypse, here's John Cuneo's new children's book to explain the mystery of the avian mass death around the world:childrens book, blackbird, aflockalypse, John Cuneo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-blackbirds/

Guess What This Doctor Found During a Colonoscopy!

If you're squeamish, this one is not for you. NCBI ROFL blog presents the weirdest things ever found during a routine colonoscopy:The procedure was uncomplicated with no gross mucosal pathology, however, an insect wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/guess-what-this-doctor-found-during-a-colonoscopy/

Bicycle Typogram

Sometimes all you need are some creative words to illustrate your idea. Behold the Bicycle Typogram by Aaron Kuehn for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition: Link (you've got to see at full-screen to capture all the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/bicycle-typogram/

Romania to Tax Witches

Like many countries, Romania is in a recession so it's doing whatever it can to raise revenue. This year, the Romanian government identified a new source of heretofore untaxed profession: witches!Naturally, the witches a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/romania-to-tax-witches/

Triplets Born 11 Years Apart

A triplet born 11 years apart sounds like the opening of a shaggy dog story, but that's what actually happened in Midland, England: It's hardly surprising that Ryleigh Shepherd is the image of her 11-year-old twin si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/06/triplets-born-11-years-apart/
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