Archive for May 7th, 2012

See-Through Caterpillar

This jewel caterpillar (acraga coa) is dressed to perfection. Gerardo Aizpuru spotted it in a mangrove area on the Yucatán peninsula. You can find more pictures of it at the link. Link -via Geekologiecat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/see-through-caterpillar/

Psst! Your Vascular System is Showing!

Actually, they're just painted on. UK's National Health Service is worried that the upcoming summer Olympic Games would mean that blood donors are too busy watching the games that they'd forge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/psst-your-vascular-system-is-showing/

The Periodic Ceiling of Elements

High school chemistry teacher Scott Byrum found a brilliant way to catch the attention of his students. When it was time to renovate his classroom, he made vinyl letters and numbers and attached them to the tiles of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/the-periodic-ceiling-of-elements/

Dino Fart to Blame for Global Warming 150 Million Years Ago

Why did the Earth got warmer in the Mesozoic Era 150 million years ago? Science has the answer: dino fart. By scaling up the digestive wind of cows, they estimate that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/dino-fart-to-blame-for-global-warming-150-million-years-ago/

Pot-Wearing Dalek Impersonator Sings "King of the Road"

(Video Link) The Dalek Empire has fallen on hard times, according to Martyn Crofts. Here he is on Britain's Got Talent singing Roger Miller's "King of the Road." His costume is slightly inferior to that of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/pot-wearing-dalek-impersonator-sings-king-of-the-road/

Battleship Mystery Box Winners

Last week, we asked you to guess the funniest thing that could be inside the BattleShip Mystery Box. Today, we opened the box: The box itself is a work of art - the insi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/battleship-mystery-box-winners/

How to Dry Your Hands After Washing

Think you know how to dry your hands after washing them? Chances are, you've been doing it wrong! In this TEDxConcordiaUPortland talk, Joe Smith reveals the secret of properly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/how-to-dry-your-hands-after-washing/

Three-Barreled Revolver

How do you increase the ammunition capacity of a revolver? We've seen some inventive but impractical attempts to answer that question. This one of a kind Spanish revolver is at least portable. Each cycle brings 3 6...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/three-barreled-revolver/

Should College Football Be Banned?

College tuition is skyrocketing and schools are slashing their budgets to make ends meet, but there's one program that is considered so sacrosanct that most people wouldn't even thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/should-college-football-be-banned/

Yogurt Makes Mice Slimmer and Sexier

Photo: Susan Erdman Put down that Viagra and reach out for some yogurt instead. New studies by Eric Alm and Susan Erdman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology revealed that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/yogurt-makes-mice-slimmer-and-sexier/

Small Talk Cake Knife and Server Set

Small Talk Cake Knife and Server Set - $54.95 Are you looking for a deliciously fun gift for someone really special? You need the Small Talk Cake and Server Set from the NeatoShop. This handsome set comes in a gift box....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/small-talk-cake-knife-and-server-set/

Real Life Norman Bates Impersonates Dead Mom for 6 Years

This life-imitating-movie story is one for the books: in order to prevent his home from being foreclosed, Thomas Prusik Parkin decided that the only course of action was to impersona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/real-life-norman-bates-impersonates-dead-mom-for-6-years/

Scientists Halt Neurodegeneration in Mice by Rebooting Brain Cells

Scientists have discovered a way to halt neurodegeneration in mice affected by prion diseases: by rebooting their dying brain cells. "We think it worked because we hit the ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/scientists-halt-neurodegeneration-in-mice-by-rebooting-brain-cells/

Magnet-Making Bacteria: Future Computers?

If you think your computer has got bugs in it, wait till you hear this: scientists are working with a strain of magnet-making bacteria that may one day become part of a biological co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/magnet-making-bacteria-future-computers/

That's Doctor Shaq to You!

Shaquielle O'Neal left college early to enter the NBA draft, but promised his mom that he'd go back to school. In 2000, he got his bachelor of arts degree. But Shaq didn't stop there:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/thats-doctor-shaq-to-you/

Lies Told About Caramelizing Onions

Tom Scocca is upset with celebrity chefs and recipes that tell you to caramelize onions in ten minutes. You can sauté onions in *ten minutes, but caramelization takes around 45 minutes, meaning "the be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/lies-told-about-caramelizing-onions/

Mom Sent Bullied Kid to School with Stun Gun

After her gay son was bullied in school and administrators didn't do enough to stop it, Chelisa Grimes decided to do something to protect her son: she sent him to school with a stun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/mom-sent-bullied-kid-to-school-with-stun-gun/

Every Major's Terrible

Randall Munroe knows how hard it is these days to select your college major. He wrote a little song about it ...well, he wrote a comic about it that you can sing to the tune of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/every-majors-terrible/

IV Drips for Chinese Students Cramming for College Entrance Exam

Passing the national exam is so competitive in China that students resort to finding an edge - any edge - that can help them pass. This photo, purportedly of high schoolers given "am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/iv-drips-for-chinese-students-cramming-for-college-entrance-exam/

Instant Karma: In Praise of Edwin Land and His Polaroid SX-70

Polaroid co-founder Edwin H. Land was born on May 7, 1909. In honor of his birthday, LIFE magazine has a tribute to his most popular invention, the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. Introduced in 1972, everyone wanted the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/instant-karma-in-praise-of-edwin-land-and-his-polaroid-sx-70/

Li Li, the Bike Hugging Dog

(YouTube link) Luo Wencong's dog Li Li guards his bike in Nanning, China. The dog is a local celebrity! Jeff, who shot this video, is raising funds for a proper dog seat for Luo's bike. Li Li also helps Luo carry groc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/li-li-the-bike-hugging-dog/

Behind the Scenes on the Original Alien Set

Ridley Scott's prequel Prometheus comes out next month, so prepare yourself by revisiting the original Alien movies. Or maybe just the first couple of them. Go look at a collection of photographs ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/behind-the-scenes-on-the-original-alien-set/

Cat Singing the Blues

(YouTube link) This cat is singing the blues because the guy he lives with keeps playing the guitar and preventing him from enjoying his nap. -via Laughing SquidCat, guitar, blues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/cat-singing-the-blues/

Crazy Cat Lady Candy

Crazy Cat Lady Candy - $4.45 Do you have a friend who is one step away from being a crazy cat lady? Encourage her to embrace the insanity with the Crazy Cat Lady Candy from the NeatoShop. This deliciously funny Tutti-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/crazy-cat-lady-candy/

26 Vintage Red Cross Posters from WWI

The Red Cross published recruitment and fund raising posters in various countries during World War I, and many of them are works of art! The poster shown here was designed by Harrison Fisher in 1918. See a collection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/26-vintage-red-cross-posters-from-wwi/

Stop, Breathe, and Watch Kites

(Video Link) You've got a big day ahead of you and a lot to do during it. Stop for five minutes and center yourself. This relaxing video by Patrick Colpron shows a six-sail kite built and flown by Steve Polansky. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/stop-breathe-and-watch-kites/

Miniature Main Street Electrical Parade

(vimeo link) Alex George mechanized and filmed a miniature version of the Main Street Electrical Parade seen at Disneyland. The entire tableau is about the size of a coffee table, and there's a "making of" video that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/miniature-main-street-electrical-parade/

The Greatest Canadian

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader. Today, Canada has free universal health care. The man who made it happen: former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/the-greatest-canadian/

Piñata Anatomy

Unless you've been to medical school and worked on a cadaver, you probably haven't seen the inside of a piñata without bashing it open. This anatomical drawing by the Carmichael Collective reveals what you've been m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/pinata-anatomy/

The Frequent Fliers Who Flew Too Much

Think about how much you paid for your last airline flight. Then imagine how much an unlimited-use lifetime first-class airline pass would be worth -one in which you could take a companion of your choice on each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/07/the-frequent-fliers-who-flew-too-much/




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