Archive for January 9th, 2011

Hidden Literary References in the Mona Lisa?

A Queen's University Classics professor may have found a reference that Dan Brown missed. Ross Kilpatrick believes the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/hidden-literary-references-in-the-mona-lisa/

Bear vs. Cat

A playful bear cub roughhouses with a very patient cat. But even the most imperturbable feline has his limits. Click play or go to Link [YouTube] -via The Daily What.Cat, bear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/bear-vs-cat-2/

Live "Practice Babies" for "Practice Mothers"

Cornell and other universities once incorporated live babies into their undergraduate teaching programs. Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/live-practice-babies-for-practice-mothers/

Pantomime Dame Breaks Geneva Conventions

The comedian featured in the poster is wearing a nurses' cap and a tunic which display a red cross. In the letter the legal chief of the British Red Cross warned that the unauthorised use of the symbol could cost li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/pantomime-dame-breaks-geneva-conventions/

Why Can't We Walk in a Straight Line?

(vimeo link) If we don't have visual cues to guide us, people tend to walk in circles. Many theories have been put forth for why this is so, but experiments that control for variables such as right-handedness, brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/why-cant-we-walk-in-a-straight-line/

A Robotic Triceratops Will Guard Your House While You're Away

Disappointingly, the Banryu "Guard Dragon" home security robot does not come with laser beam eyes, but it did debut in 2002, so maybe there have been upgrades since that time. This device from TSMUK, a Japanese robo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/a-robotic-triceratops-will-guard-your-house-while-youre-away/

Fight Club: The Musical

Offbeat selections for Broadway musicals are trendy now, such as the Spider-Man musical currently in production. So perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that the dark, transgressive book and film Figh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/fight-club-the-musical/

Man Carves Deer out of Block of Wood with Bandsaw

(Video Link) This is pretty amazing. The above video shows woodworking professional Adam Sandoval quickly making a long series of unmarked cuts into a block of wood. When he's done and clears away the excess, a de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/man-carves-deer-out-of-block-of-wood-with-bandsaw/

Flavor Savers Mustache Clips

Flavor Savers Mustache Clips - $7.95Because nobody likes cold lips and stale chips, be sure to keep all your potato chips fresh (and very hip) with the Flavor Savers Mustache Clips from the NeatoShop.This clever mustache...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/flavor-savers-mustache-clips/

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

You've probably seen or heard how Chinese kids that get straight A's in school, play the piano like a pro, and start prepping for med school in kindergarten. But how do they get to be so ambitious ... so driven?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/why-chinese-mothers-are-superior/

Windoro: The Roomba for Windows

New Roomba-like household robots are popping every day, now. The Windoro consists of two scrubbing modules, one on each side of the glass, held together with magnets: The robot uses distance sensors, attitude adj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/windoro-the-roomba-for-windows/

Feeding Time at the Koi Pond

(Video Link) The koi are hungry! This video shot in a hotel in Hawaii shows koi ravenously chasing after food like a swarm of piranhas. via The Presurfer Previously: Duck Feeds Koikoi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/feeding-time-at-the-koi-pond/

Intruder Found Napping in Coffin

An unnamed man broke into a funeral parlor in Vienna, Austria, found a bottle of wine, drank it, and fell asleep in a coffin where the undertaker found him in the morning! The man, whose identity was withheld by police...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/intruder-found-napping-in-coffin/

Change Awareness

(YouTube link) First, watch the video. Then come back and read the rest of this description. J.W. Suchow and G.A. Alvarez studied how motion affected awareness of color change in their research on change blindness....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/09/change-awareness/
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