Archive for July 8th, 2011

The First Synthetic Trachea Transplant

Swedish surgeons at Karolinska University Hospital have successfully grown a donor free trachea and transplanted it into a patient, who is now recovering and doing well. The organ was created using the patients own s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/the-first-synthetic-trachea-transplant/

Massacred Vikings Show Us Their Teeth

A road crew in Dorset, England found a mass grave of Viking bodies that appear to have been slaughtered by Britons, as their heads, torsos and legs were buried in separate graves and no weapons, equipment or clothing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/massacred-vikings-show-us-their-teeth/

The Sound Dampening Metamaterial Cloak

Researchers at Duke University have developed a cloak made of perforated plastic sheets that successfully dampen sound. The cloak is designed to prevent sound from traveling forward by guiding the sound waves through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/the-sound-dampening-metamaterial-cloak/

Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland

Walt Disney World in Florida is a mecca for tourists now, but back in the early 1960s, it was just swampland. Walt had his choice of many locations, so why did he choose the Orlando area? An article at mental_floss has t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/why-walt-disney-built-a-theme-park-on-swampland/

Gorilla Attacked By Random Banana

(Video link) Random acts of violence are not funny. They aren't.  And the attack of a gorilla mascot in a Wireless Center in Strongsville, OH, last week is not funny. According to Fox8: [T]he store has t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/gorilla-attacked-by-random-banana/

Portraits of People Playing Video Games

I'm not saying my gameface is pretty, but these pictures of people playing video games are hilarious. From now on I'll be gaming all alone, far from a camera. Photographer Phillip Toledano took these way back in 2002...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/portraits-of-people-playing-video-games/

The Narrowest House

How do you turn a small space into a huge cash cow? Fill it with the most claustrophobic living quarters imaginable, call its lack of width a feature, then rent it out to artists as a living/workspace. That's just wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/the-narrowest-house/

Willy Wonka Like Office

We have all heard of dream office environments like at Google where workers get free lunch, laundry and massages. But one company has taken things to the next level by decorating their work space to look like somethi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/willy-wonka-like-office/

Elmo Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Elmo Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $11.95 Boy is it hot out there! Are you looking for a new beverage container to help you beat the heat?  You need the Elmo Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop. This han...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/elmo-stainless-steel-water-bottle/

A Cappella Du Hast

[http://youtu.be/f7AblTjKTHk] (YouTube link)The Viva Vox Choir performs Rammstein's signature song "Du hast" in Belgrade. In case you're not familiar with the song, you can hear the original at YouTube. -via The Daily Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/a-cappella-du-hast/

The History of Ronald McDonald

A search for the origin of a clown costume led Elyse Luray of the PBS series History Detectives to do research on how the character of Ronald McDonald came about. Several people had a hand in creating the advert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/the-history-of-ronald-mcdonald/

Baby Screech Owls

(YouTube link) Aren't they something? These little owls look like a statue with blinking eyes! The description from the folks at Wild Care is at the YouTube page: These orphaned Screech Owls are being weighed in Wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/baby-screech-owls/

Tomorrow is Odd Day

Ron Gordon, the teacher who brought us Square Root Day, wants everyone to celebrate another calendar event, Odd Day, which is tomorrow (7/9/11).Odd Day is coming Saturday, 7/9/11. Three consecutive odd numbers make up th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/tomorrow-is-odd-day/

Deconstructing the Color Wheel

One disturbing shade at a time. SEEING RED When the Spanish arrived in Mexico in the early 1500s, they weren't just shocked by the impressive Aztec temples, they were also stunned by Mexic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/deconstructing-the-color-wheel/

Massive Mayan Gravesite Found In The State Of Tabasco

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a Prehispanic grave site they believe to be Mayan in the state of Tabasco. Estimated to be around 1200 years old and containing 116 bodies, this is the largest group of skeleton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/48941/

Epileptic Loggerhead Turtle Gets An MRI

(Video Link) How do you diagnose a 150 pound turtle with seizures when she's too big for a standard MRI machine? Find an MRI that's big enough to fit her inside and then send her on the 300 mile long journey to the me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/epileptic-loggerhead-turtle-gets-an-mri/

Firefly, The Rap

(Video Link) My apologies for those of you who aren't familiar with Firefly and Serenity, but if you have seen them, then you just might enjoy this goofy rap about the series. Via Mary SueMusic, Funny, rap, videos,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/firefly-the-rap/

Terrible Geek Puns

These dorky comics by Adam McCauley are great for anyone who loves puns, particularly those that involve classic sci fi jokes. There are more at the link, including a few Star Wars ones as well. LinkFunny, movies,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/terrible-geek-puns/

8 Amazingly Cool Dogs

Miss C's most recent Mental Floss article features 8 amazingly heroic dogs. My favorite story is the one about Belle, a beagle who has been trained to recognize when her diabetic owner, Kevin Weaver, should check his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/8-amazingly-cool-dogs/

Kinect Controlled Quadrocopter

Running out of ways to use your Kinect? Well don't worry, because Swiss engineers have created a software which allows you to control radio controlled quadrotors via body movements. Now you can convince your friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/kinect-controlled-quadrocopter/

Grocery Shopping Via QR Codes

(Video Link) South Koreans have some of the longest work hours in the world, which makes it difficult for them to go grocery shopping. To counter the problem (and to help their market share), Tesco installed virtual g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/08/grocery-shopping-via-qr-codes/






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