Archive for March 16th, 2011

Dog Refuses To Leave Injured Friend

You Tube Link Dogs are known for their loyalty.  This Japanese dog is not only loyal, but appears to be loving and compassionate.  He refused to leave the side of his injured friend.  I should warn you that this Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/dog-refuses-to-leave-injured-friend/

Study: American Pronunciations of English Words Not Thriving in the British Isles

A study by the British Library revealed that despite concerns to the contrary, Britons have not begun adopting the American pronunciation for English words. In fact, British English is changing at a faster rate than Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/study-american-pronunciations-of-english-words-not-thriving-in-the-british-isles/

Solar Powered Soldiers

The UK's Ministry of Defense has issued a research grant to develop solar energy collectors that could be incorporated into the standard gear of infantry troops. It's hoped that such equipment would reduce the weight of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/solar-powered-soldiers/

Mashup of Lost and Gilligan's Island in LEGO

Really, Lost and Gilligan's Island are just ripe for a full-length parody mashup. Until then, we'll just have to be content with Gilligan and the Skipper discovering the hatch, as Flickr user Legoh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/mashup-of-lost-and-gilligans-island-in-lego/

Futurama as an 80s Nintendo Game

(Video Link) YouTube user GrandmaBird made this outstanding video that presents Futurama (specifically, the season 2 episode "The Lesser of Two Evils") as an 80s-era Nintendo game. Quite properly, Bender s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/futurama-as-an-80s-nintendo-game/

Kryptonite Candy Glows under Ultraviolet Light

Instructables user Britt Michelsen has lately been experimenting with fluorescent materials, including riboflavin. She decided to use it to make a food that looks like kryptonite. Michelsen made a mold out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/kryptonite-candy-glows-in-the-dark/

Pencil Sharpening Drill Attachment

It's isn't as classy and refined as artisanal pencil sharpening, but it's nonetheless clever. A company called C.H. Hanson makes a power drill attachment that will sharpen pencils. You can watch a video of it at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/pencil-sharpening-drill-attachment/

Evil Genius Simulator

(Video Link) When I laugh manically and call out "Fools! I'll destroy them all!", people mostly just look at me funny. I mean, moreso than usual. I need this gadget developed by Tom Wyatt. The Tesla coils are co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/evil-genius-simulator/

Panda Earmuffs

Panda Earmuffs - $5.95 Are you a ferocious beast with a soft and cuddly side just like the Panda?  Express your inner animal with the Panda Plush Earmuffs from the NeatoShop.  They will protect your adorable lobes f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/panda-earmuffs/

Are Anxious Parents Ruining Their Kids' Lives?

Worried that your kids are falling behind, missing the opportunity to learn and excel? What parent doesn't? After all, it's natural for parents to want ... and push their children to have better lives. But is that very s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/are-anxious-parents-ruining-their-kids-lives/

Baby Numbats

I've learned two things from this post over about ZooBorns. First, there's such a thing as a numbat: a termite eating marsupial that lives in Australia. Second, numbat babies are so darned cute!The Perth Zoo has succ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/baby-numbats/

The Transylvanian Naked Neck Chicken

Research into why Transylvanian naked neck chickens have naked necks reveals a complex balance between genes and chemicals that produce a bird's (not just chickens) feather pattern while it is still an embryo in an egg....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/the-transylvanian-naked-neck-chicken/

Rebuilding in Japan

Amazing, indeed. The picture on the left is dated 3/11. The picture on the right is dated 3/15. Meanwhile, a stretch of highway near my home was repaved in only 18 months. If you can read this post in Japanese, maybe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/rebuilding-in-japan/

World's Most Expensive Dog

An 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff named Hong Dong (Big Splash) broke the record for dog prices, going to a new home in China for 10 million RMB, which is £945,000 or about $1.5 million US. Tibetan Mastiffs are huge and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/worlds-most-expensive-dog/

Banana Peels Remove Heavy Metals from Water

An experiment shows how banana peels can be useful for other things besides slapstick comedy. They can also clean up dissolved metals left in water by industrial waste -better than other organic materials, and they are a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/banana-peels-remove-heavy-metals-from-water/

Star Trek Theme played on a Musical Saw

Thanks to neatoramanaut Michael Tapp for sending us the amazing video he shot in the NYC subway!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/star-trek-theme-played-on-a-musical-saw/

Balls All Over

A shopping center in Perth, Scotland was flooded with small red balls when a contest went awry. An Alfa Romeo was filled with balls for a "guess how many" contest at St. John’s Shopping Centre to benefit Comic Relief....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/balls-all-over/

Trekker Dancing

(YouTube link) Take an Xbox Kinect to a convention and look what you get! This unnamed fan at Boston's PAX East gaming convention gives his all to the game Dance Central. Link -via Buzzfeeddance, star trek, Trekker,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/trekker-dancing/

Romance Covers in Real Life

Creative partners Oli Beale and Alex Holder posed to recreate several Mills & Boon romance novel covers in photographs. See the rest at their site. Link -via Metafilter (Image credit: Oli Kellett)Photography,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/romance-covers-in-real-life/

The Replacement Musicians

Some music groups are formed by a common bond that forges four to five like-minded individuals together in the pursuit of musical greatness. They go forth touring the world, making millions of dollars and selling milli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/16/the-replacement-musicians/






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