Archive for April 12th, 2011

If A Blind Man Can Suddenly See, Would He Be Able to Distinguish Objects by Sight Alone?

In 1688, Irish scientist William Molyneux asked philosopher John Locke "if a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he similarly disting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/if-a-blind-man-can-suddenly-see-would-he-be-able-to-distinguish-objects-by-sight-alone/

Judge More Likely to Grant Parole After Lunch

Want to get a parole? Have your attorney schedule your parole hearing after lunch. A new study revealed that the timing of a parole hearing is quite crucial in determining the outcome.As a case study, one of the judg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/judge-more-likely-to-grant-parole-after-lunch/

Basket Boat

Photo: Sivaram V/ReutersMSNBC's PhotoBlog has this intriguing photo by Sivaram V of Reuters of a family floating down the Periyar River in Kerala, India, in a home-made basket boat. Reminds me of the woven bamboo basekt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/basket-boat/

Duchamp Was Here

There are graffiti, then there are Dada graffiti! (Don't get it?)Picture via Coisas De Arco Da VelhaDuchamp, Dadaism...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/duchamp-was-here/

World's Smallest Wedding Rings

Goethe University chemistry professor Alexander Heckel was working on DNA nanotechnology when he got married, so naturally he made something fitting: the world's smallest wedding rings, made from interlocking loops of DN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/worlds-smallest-wedding-rings/

Naked Chicks Flummox Scientists

Penguin chicks, that is. Scientists are baffled as to what may be causing a large number of young penguins to lose their feathers:"Feather-loss disorders are uncommon in most bird species, and we need to conduct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/naked-chicks-flummox-scientists/

Crime Scene Fleece Throw

Crime Scene Fleece Throw - $15.95 Spring is here! Are you looking for the perfect picnic blanket? You need the Crime Scene Fleece Throw from the NeatoShop. It's to die for! Be sure to check out all the fiendishly fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/crime-scene-fleece-throw-2/

Namazu: Giant Earthquake Catfish

In old Japan, myth has it that earthquakes are caused by a giant catfish (namazu). After the Great Ansei Earthquake of 1855 which hit Edo (now Japan Tokyo), a new type of color woodblock print blaming the fish b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/namazu-giant-earthquake-catfish/

Brain Light Bulb

Maria and Igor Solovyov of Solovyov Design looked at today's compact fluorescent lamps and thought that they should look better. Or perhaps "brainier": Linklight bulb, CFL, Solovyov Design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/brain-light-bulb/

School Banned Brown Bag Lunch

Alarmed that her students were bringing junk food for lunch, Chicago school Principal Elsa Carmona decided to save the children from their (nutritionally-challenged) parents ... by banning brown bag lunches:... Littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/school-banned-brown-bag-lunch/

1948 Timbs Special

Photo: Peter Harholdt for Amelia Island Concours, Gary & Diane Cerveny Collection I don't usually ooh-and-aah over cars, but I'll gladly make an exception for this 1948 Timbs Special by Norman E. Timbs (and restored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/1948-timbs-special/

Toothbrush by Nancy Fouts

Toothbrush (2010) by Nancy FaustArtist Nancy Fouts creates some mind-bogglingly awesome (not to mention humorous) art from unlikely combination of things. The BBC has the photo gallery of her recent art exhibit: Linktoot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/toothbrush-by-nancy-fouts/

Bottles by Toosh

Ada Rimon and Ofeq Shemer of Toosh created this clever stop motion video clip of themselves blowing up bottles (not that way, oh just see the clip - it's easier than me having to explain).Hit play or go to Link [vimeo] -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/bottles-by-toosh/

Scientists Created Embryonic Eye in Test Tube

Scientists from the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Japan cultivated embryonic stem cells in a test tube and added proteins to coax them into developing. They had wanted it to form a recognizable organ, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/scientists-created-embryonic-eye-in-test-tube/

Dog Nose Print Necklace

If you really love your dog, you can immortalize its nose in jewelry! Jackie Kaufman makes these necklaces using a mold of your dog's nose, which you can do yourself using a kit. Find out more at Pawesome. http://www...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/dog-nose-print-necklace/

Comedians As Comic Book Superheroes

Next Movie honors five classic comedians by enshrining them in comic book covers as superheroes, as rendered by the artists at Old Red Jalopy. Besides Steve Martin, see Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, and Will F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/comedians-as-comic-book-superheroes/

Thinking Globally

(YouTube link) The term "globally" here does not mean worldwide so much as it means seeing the problem as a whole as opposed to its parts. Dr. Eli Goldratt {wiki} explains what happens to the supply chain of consume...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/thinking-globally/

If Evolution Really Works...

If Evolution Really Works - $9.95 Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift for your favorite multitasking Mom?  Well, look no further! You need the If Evolution Really Works... T-shirt from the NeatoShop. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/if-evolution-really-works/

Liz's 1001 Albums

Liz says she knows nothing about music, but she is willing to learn. So she's set herself a goal. There's a book out there that I've had on my shelf for years but never really touched. It's the "1001 Albums You Must Hea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/lizs-1001-albums/

Banana Carvings

Some artists use marble, some use wood, but this Pixiv user (can anyone translate more info?) uses ... bananas! Obvious Winner has more: http://www.obviouswinner.com/obvwin/2011/4/10/omg-these-geeky-banana-sculptures-are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/banana-carvings/

10 Fictional Music Videos From TV

To be honest, these really are music videos, but they were recorded as plot points in TV shows by actors playing fictional characters. That doesn't mean they aren't good, but it means you (most likely) won't get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/10-fictional-music-videos-from-tv/

The Battle of Ft. Sumter

On April 12th, 1861, 150 years ago today, the first battle of the US Civil War was fought at Ft. Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina. Southern states had been seceding from the union for months, but the US still ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/the-battle-of-ft-sumter/

Skeleton Hand Necklace

Artist Celina Saubidet creates "Osseus Jewelry," with designs based on bones, like this silver-plated skeletal hand necklace. Yes, it's full-size and was inspired by a real skeleton. She also has rings and cufflinks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/skeleton-hand-necklace/

First Orbit

On April 12th, 1961, 50 years ago today, Yuri Gagarin {wiki} became the first human to go into space. Today is also the premiere of a full-length movie First Orbit. In a unique collaboration with the European S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/first-orbit/

Six Odd but Awesome Spring Celebrations Around the World

Places all over have different ways of celebrating the end of winter and the return of warm weather every year. What could be more fun than a spring-cleaning holiday that includes a water fight? That's what's happening i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/six-odd-but-awesome-spring-celebrations-around-the-world/

Rube Goldberg Photobooth

(vimeo link) Alex Crawford and Austin Nelson get their pictures taken by a Rube Goldberg contraption that includes dominoes! They constructed it for a Multimedia Installation class project. -via Boing BoingDominoes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/rube-goldberg-photobooth/

US Nuclear Evacuation Area Map

The German site Zeit Online posted a map in which you can compare the evacuation around Japan's Fukushima power plant to the populations around nuclear plants in the US and Canada. You can adjust the area of evacuati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/us-nuclear-evacuation-area-map/

Actor 'Dies' Five Times in 24 Hours

Hong Kong actor Law Lok-lam works for broadcasting company TVB, so he is assured to find other roles after five of his characters were killed off -all in one 24 hour period! His character met a bloody end durin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/actor-dies-five-times-in-24-hours/

What Lies Behind the Grand Canyon?

The following is an article from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Note how the bottom of the Grand Canyon (in this rare view) is darker than at the top, giving an id...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/12/what-lies-behind-the-grand-canyon/
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