Archive for February 18th, 2011

Laser Cat Bowling

(Video Link) Here's how the game works: stack plastic cups into a pyramid. Take a laser pointer and agitate a cat until he chases the red dot right into the stacked cups. If you knock over all of cups, that's a st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/laser-cat-bowling/

Hudson River Fish Evolve Incredibly Quickly

Fish in the Hudson River (US) have developed an immunity to polychlorinated biphenyls, a type of toxic chemicals developed in 1929. They've done so at an amazing speed: "This is very, very ra­­­­­­­­­­...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/hudson-river-fish-evolve-incredibly-quickly/

Propeller-Powered Skis Can Move a Man 25 MPH

(Video Link) Sergei Khvalin made a propeller, attached it to a 200 cc lawnmower engine, and strapped the assembly to his back. This clever gadget can move him as fast as 25 MPH. via DVICEskiing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/propeller-powered-skis/

IKEA Instructions for Stonehenge

What was the purpose for Stonehenge? Was it a calendar, an observatory, or a sacrificial site? These suggestions by archaeologists assume that it was a completed design instead of a project left half-finished becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/ikea-instructions-for-stonehenge/

How Does the M.C. Escher Waterfall Machine Work?

A few days ago, a viral video surfaced which appeared to show a functional model of M.C. Escher's famous drawing "Waterfall". How does it work? Boing Boing reader David Goldman proposes the above explanati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/how-does-the-m-c-escher-waterfall-machine-work/

Star Trek: The Angry Birds

(Video Link) An episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled "The Game" told of a simple but addictive video game that captured the minds of Enterprise crewmen. It sent subliminal messages t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/star-trek-the-angry-birds/

Squirt Gun Pen

Squirt Gun Pen -  $7.95 You are an optimist who is not afraid to walk on the wild side of life. The Squirt Gun Pen from the NeatoShop was made for you.  Just remember it isn't always wise to squirt your boss in the fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/squirt-gun-pen/

Muppet Letters

Shaun Usher at Letters of Note posted a collection of letters from Muppets. Actually, the letters are from Caroll Spinney (who does Big Bird), Jim Henson, and the Swedish Chef (penned by Henson). Ho Komissionooster Sjol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/muppet-letters/

Busted by His Own Dog

Sgt. John Terrel, a sheriff's deputy in Moro, Oregon pulled over a pickup truck with California plates. As he approached the vehicle, a sock flew out the window. The sock was stuffed with marijuana. The driver, 32-year-o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/busted-by-his-own-dog/

The Mystery Boat of Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island is 1,700 kilometers from Antarctica, and further away from anywhere else. The island is a volcano covered with a glacier. The few expeditions to explore it were many years apart, and some of those explorers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/the-mystery-boat-of-bouvet-island/

Cooper the Feline Filmmaker

(YouTube link) Cooper the Cat is a videographer in Seattle. He started out as a still photographer, carrying around a cat cam, but after being famous, he switched to a video camera. Link -via Laughing Squid Previ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/cooper-the-feline-filmmaker/

Shadow Sword Fight

(YouTube link) In this Japanese theater production, a sword fight breaks out between our hero, portrayed by Taichi Saotome {wiki}, and the shadows that lurk around us. Creativity, special effects, and precision chor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/shadow-sword-fight/

Neatorama Facts: The Enchanted Tiki Room

The Enchanted Tiki Room is kind of like It’s A Small World –people either love it or hate it and no matter how you actually feel about it, you’re guaranteed to have the songs stuck in your head after you leave. P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/neatorama-facts-the-enchanted-tiki-room/

Dumpster-diving Squirrel

A photo gallery in the Lexington Herald-Leader documents how a lucky squirrel retrieved an entire fast-food meal in a trash can at a city park. The squirrel climbed inside the can and came out with a french fry. After e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/18/dumpster-diving-squirrel/






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