Archive for February 20th, 2011

Secrets of a Mind-Gamer

The U.S.A. Memory Championship pits mental athletes against each other to see who can recall long strings of information. Ed Cooke, a competitor from England, insists they aren't savants, just trained memory experts. Jos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/secrets-of-a-mind-gamer/

Wallet Found After 40 Years

Rudolph R. Resta, 77, walked out of a wintry rain recently, through the revolving door of a largely empty Times Square office building, and into his distant past. He found his two sons, now in their 4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/wallet-found-after-40-years/

Human Bobsled

(Video Link) This video is in Japanese, so I have no idea what is being said. It appears that this guy has attached rollerblading wheels to every surface of an armored suit. First, he shows off his moves. Then he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/human-bobsled/

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver - $25.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Behold The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver now available at the NeatoShop.  Yes, this faithful replica is also a pen that can write with both bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/doctor-who-the-tenth-doctors-sonic-screwdriver/

Hundreds of Tourist Photos of Famous Landmarks Blended into Composite Images

Swiss photographer Corinne Vionnet compiled hundreds of photographs made by tourists of major landmarks and assembled them into solitary images. Pictured above is the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin. Others include the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/hundreds-of-tourist-photos-of-famous-landmarks-blended-into-one-image/

A Medieval Castle in Cowboy Country

Bishop's Castle is Jim Bishop's 160-foot high labor of love. His family lives in the castle he built in the San Isabel National Forest, near Pueblo, Colorado, but it is open to visitors in case you are in the area. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/a-medieval-castle-in-cowboy-country/

The Order of Nefarious Villains

Chet Phillips, who created the Literary Pets trading card set, has completed another set of art cards. This one, called the Order of Nefarious Villains, portrays twenty different evil Victorian and steampunk masterminds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/the-order-of-nefarious-villains/

Men with Pregnancy Symptoms

Was the sailor who gained so much belly weight that he couldn't fasten his pants crazy, or just a victim of a psychosomatic disorder? When men complain of the symptoms of pregnancy, it is often called "phantom pregnancy"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/men-with-pregnancy-symptoms/

Homemade Altoids

As you collected all those Altoid tins for various projects, you may have developed a taste for the "curiously strong peppermints." Instructables has the recipe so that you can make them at home, with only four ingre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/homemade-altoids/

Natsumi Hayashi's Levitation Photographs

Photographer Natsumi Hayashi takes portraits of herself levitating. Her photos are taken around Tokyo where she waits for inspiration to strike, sets her timer and jumps into place. "We are all surrounded by soc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/natsumi-hayashis-levitation-photographs/

Edward B. Kaplan's Braille Slot Machine

A pad of pins corresponds to each reel in the machine; as the reels spin, the braille display changes under the player’s fingers until the winning combination is displayed. If the player wins, the machine vibrate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/edward-b-kaplans-braille-slot-machine/

10 Things You Might Not Know about YouTube

Amy-May Elliot of Mashable dug up ten facts from the mysterious origins of YouTube, some of which may surprise you. Did you know that the video hosting site almost turned into a video version of Hot or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-youtube/

Einstein's Twin Paradox Simplified

Video Link Einstein's famous Twin Paradox in which a twin makes a journey into space in a high-speed rocket and returns home to find he has aged less than his identical twin who stayed on Earth is a mind boggling co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/20/einsteins-twin-paradox-simplified/






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