Archive for April 17th, 2012

Mira mira Mira

Image: Tamas Ladanyi The World at Night photographer Tamas Ladanyi shows Mira, his daugher, a very special star in Cetus constellation that she's named after. The title...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/mira-mira-mira/

How Penguins Get Serious Air

Penguins can't fly - just ask any five-year-olds and she'll tell you that much - but that doesn't mean that penguins can't get massive air. Indeed, leaping out of the water to get ai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/how-penguins-get-serious-air/

Stupid Question

Stupid Question - $2.95 Is your brain filled with stupid questions just waiting to be answered? It is time to free yourself of this burden. Write all your inane thoughts down on Stupid Question sticky notes from the N...

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The Night I Met Einstein

Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955, and to honor him, Reader's Digests shares with us this fascinating story by Jerome Weidman, who met Einstein one fateful night:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-night-i-met-einstein/

Owls are All Feathers

The actual body of an owl is very much smaller than what it looks like with a covering of feathers. The shape of the bird looks like a vulture or something. Who would have thought it? The photo is of a stuffed Great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/owls-are-all-feathers/

Till Death or Tuna Casserole Do Us Part

Unlike in the United States with our no-fault divorces, in England, divorces are granted only under a few categories, including adultery, abandonment, and unreasonable behavior....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/till-death-or-tuna-casserole-do-us-part/

The Most Mysterious Painting in the Pentagon

This cloak and dagger story has got everything: a mysterious painting, the headquarters of the world's most powerful military, and a clandestine operation known only as "The Pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-most-mysterious-painting-in-the-pentagon/

The Haunted House Lawsuit

Who you gonna call to find out if "paranormal activity" a valid excuse for breaking your lease? Lawyers, naturally! A couple has filed a lawsuit to recover their security d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-haunted-house-lawsuit/

Roman MMA Champ Recruited Soldiers

Using celebrities to sign people up for stuff is an age old technique that even the Roman Empire was familiar with. A newly translated inscription dating about 1,800 years revealed tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/roman-mma-champ-recruited-soldiers/

Cats in Space

(YouTube link) A ship of cats and their trusty robot explore the final frontier. Then an enemy appears! There's also a making-of video in case you are interested, from Dastoli Digital. Link -via The Daily What GeekSpa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/cats-in-space-2/

Pancake Venn Diagram

Stephen Wildish (previously on Neatorama) explains what pancake is all about using this clever Venn diagram. Via swissmiss. Venn diagram, pancake, stephen wildish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/pancake-venn-diagram/

Nate Dogg Couldn't Make It To Coachella, So They Got Tupac Instead

(YouTube Link) You may remember the article I posted recently about Nate Dogg making a ghostly appearance on stage alongside his old chums Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre at the Coachella Music Festival. Well, it appears tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/nate-dogg-couldnt-make-it-to-coachella-so-they-got-tupac-instead/

Police Handcuffed Kindergartener for Throwing a Tantrum

When a 6-year-old girl in kindergarten got rowdy, the school principal called the cops, who came and handcuffed the child: According to the police report, kindergartner Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/police-handcuffed-kindergartener-for-throwing-a-tantrum/

Eye of Sauron Cake

One does not simply walk into a cake shop and get the Eye of Sauron cake ... or do they? Link - via Obvious Winner Cake, lord of the rings, sauron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/eye-of-sauron-cake/

Classic Geek Pilsner Glass

Classic Geek Pilsner Glass - $15.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite beer guzzling geek? You need the Classic Geek Pilsner Glass from the NeatoShop. This great glass includes the text: "Classic G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/classic-geek-pilsner-glass/

How Orangutans Engineer Their Nest

An orangutan can grow to be over 260 lb. (118 kg) so how does one construct its nest up high in the trees? With great engineering skills, of course: The researchers, led b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/how-orangutans-engineer-their-nest/

The $12,000 Speaker Cables

Think that Monster Cables are pricey? Take a gander at this: the $12,000 Transparent Reference XL Speaker Cables. That's right - $12K. Just one of the many Crazy Expensive ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-12000-speaker-cables/

The End of the World of Books

Photo: Leslie Strauss Travis/The Norman Maclean Reader A lot of authors get rejected by publishers, but Norman Maclean, author of A River Runs Through It and Other Stories,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-end-of-the-world-of-books/

Oxydative Stress

by Patrique Roonquel L’Institut Sacre Bleu, Ashville, North Carolina In this paper we present inflexible evidence that increased oxidative stress was a primary triggering mechanism underlying the rise and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/oxydative-stress/

Color Reel

(vimeo link) It's another movie quiz, but you know you love them! Evan Seitz gave us ABCinema in February and 123Films in March; now he's got another movie quiz in video form. Color Reel has quick representations of m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/color-reel/

Star Wars LEGO Barrel Organ

Now this is impressive: To celebrate the re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, German LEGO master builder Rene Hoffmeister built a playable barrel organ depicting vari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/star-wars-barrel-organ/

50 Years of James Bond

The first James Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. To celebrate its 50-year anniversary, Matt Needle made this art poster celebrating all 23 movies, including Skyfall, to be released this year. Can you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/50-years-of-james-bond/

The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association

The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association (CARCA) is the brainchild of Steve Ruskay, whose vision of a unit of trained rescue cats met with initial enthusiasm and then ridicule. From the website: We are a small grou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-canadian-avalanche-rescue-cat-association/

Guess What's Inside The Avengers Box

Hello, Neatoramanauts! Look at what showed up today at NeatoHQ. Can you guess what's inside The Avengers box? If you got it right, then it's yours. Not a clue? Make something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/guess-whats-inside-the-avengers-box/

The 5AM Cat Alarm

(YouTube link) Boo doesn't like to be left out of the bedroom. And he wants to be fed on time! -via The Daily WhatCat, alarm, noise...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-5am-cat-alarm/

Get Your Pinball Fix With Snowball

For those of you who can never get enough fun Flash games to play when no one's looking at you at work, may I recommend Snowball, a fantastic Flash pinball game that captures the true spirit of the game while adding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/get-your-pinball-fix-with-snowball/

Cupcakes Fluff Laptop Bag

Cupcakes Fluff Laptop Bag - $31.95 Are you looking for a computer bag that represents your delicious personality? You need the Cupcakes Fluff Laptop Bag from the NeatoShop. This great zippered laptop bag is padded and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/cupcakes-fluff-laptop-bag/

The Cutest Geek Dresses In All The Universe

They might not be real dresses, but as a geek gal, I sure wish some ambitious fashion designer would make these adorable drawings by illustrator Robin Kaplan into a reality. In the meanwhile, I guess we'll have to ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/the-cutest-geek-dresses-in-all-the-universe/

Street Songs: The Hits of Sesame Street

The following is an article from Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader. For generations of kids, the songs on Sesame Street were the first pop songs they ever heard. Here are the stories behind some favo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/street-songs-the-hits-of-sesame-street/

That Is One Crazy Kitty

(Video Link) I'll be honest, I have no idea what's going on with this little furball, but whatever it is, it's pretty darned cute. Of course, if you know what he's up to, let us know in the comments. Via Cute Overl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/17/that-is-one-crazy-kitty/










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