Archive for September 18th, 2011

Brain Evolved Independently Four Times in Molluscs

The brain, scientists have discovered, turned out to be so darned important that it has evolved independently four times (at least in molluscs): "Traditionally, most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/brain-evolved-independently-four-times-in-molluscs/

The Tropism Well

(vimeo link) The Tropism Well bows as you approach it, filling a pitcher with water and pouring it into your cup. UK-based Poietic Studio is looking into creating permanent installations of the fountain for public p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/the-tropism-well/

MANLAND: Daycare for Husbands and Boyfriends by IKEA

Ladies, does your man have a short retail attention span? Well, he no longer has any valid excuse for not going shopping with you now that IKEA has a dedicated room for your retail-p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/manland-daycare-for-husbands-and-boyfriends-by-ikea/

Squid Boat by Phlegm

Urban artist Phlegm took a break from painting on walls to create this squid canal boat in England. Unurth has more pics of the street ... er, canal art: Link boat, squid, urban...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/squid-boat-by-phlegm/

Super Mario Bros. in Only 64 Pixels

(Video Link) Brad Slattery made Super Pixel Bros., a version of Super Mario Bros. that is played with 64 alternating lights. The whole design is quite minimal. There's a 8X8 LED matrix, a digital d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/super-mario-bros-in-only-64-pixels/

Flying Over Earth

This is a time-lapse video showing what it'd be like to fly over Earth, starting at the Pacific Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere and moving towards Antarctica. Add some epic John Williams! Yes, I did just spend a min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/flying-over-earth/

You Are Not A Photographer

Ever since digital cameras and Photoshop have become commonplace in our society, more and more people have decided that they are "professional photographers" despite having no training or experience. You Are Not A Ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/you-are-not-a-photographer/

Lego Zoetrope

If you've ever wanted to make your own animation without the use of a computer, a zoetrope is a good way to go. And using Legos to make it is just plain fun. You can see it in action here. Link Via Craftzineflickr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/lego-zoetrope/

Conan the Professor

What did Conan the Barbarian do after he's too old to go destroyin' things? Why, he went on to become a Professor of Hyborian Studies and Tyrant Slaying at the Trinity College Dublin,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/conan-the-professor/

Fake Science Is Fun

Fake Science is a blog that teaches fiction in the most delightfully silly ways. Visiting the blog will teach you to prevent hangovers by watering down your beer and what your state's speed limit is when it comes to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/fake-science-is-fun/

Another Mariachi Brick In The Wall

(Video Link) Living in San Diego, I sometimes take mariachi bands for granted, but this song reminded me just how delightful these groups can be when they cover classic rock songs. Via Laughing SquidMusic, videos,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/another-mariachi-brick-in-the-wall/

Parrots Can Teach Each Other To Talk

If parrots can learn words from humans, it's only logical that parrots can teach others how to speak those words. As it turns out, it's been happening so often that many people in Australia claimed to be hearing voices c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/parrots-can-teach-each-other-to-talk/

Cosplayer's Smashingly Awesome Hulk Costume

Our pal Geeks are Sexy blog went to the Montreal Comic-Con 2011 and snapped a bunch of neat photos of cosplayers there. My favorite is this one ... what a smashing Hulk costu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/cosplayers-smashingly-awesome-hulk-costume/

Interactive Map Shows Migration Throughout the World

The Migrations Map is an interactive map that lets you see which countries people are moving to and from across the world. Here, for example, are the ten largest streams of immigrants into Australia. The UK contribut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/interactive-map-shows-migration-throughout-the-world/

Glass Igloo Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

This has got to be the fanciest way to watch the the northern lights. Behold the luxury glass igloos of the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland's Arctic Circle: Link igloo, Finland,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/glass-igloo-lets-you-sleep-under-the-northern-lights/

The Quadratic Formula as a Tax Form

In a way, this actually makes it simpler. But I'll probably end up using tax preparation software anyway. -via Glenn Reynolds | Image: Daniel J. Vellemantaxes, mathematics, IRS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/the-quadratic-formula-as-a-tax-form/

Hammock Boat

I can't find any information about this marvelous invention other than that it was spotted at the University of California at Davis. It does not appear to be a commercially-available product, but a one-off structure....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/hammock-boat/

Tentacle Mustache

Tentacle Mustache - $3.95 Do you with you could grow a fantastic mustache, but are follicy challenged? You need the Tentacle Mustache from the NeatoShop. This is what all the gentleman squid/human hybrids are wearing....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/18/tentacle-mustache/
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