Archive for October 9th, 2012

Slime Mold "Remembers" with External Memory

Photo: Tanya Letty A slime mold, which is neither slime nor mold, has no brain. But that doesn't mean it cannot remember things. You see, it has an "external" memory system...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Slime-Mold-Remembers-with-External-Memory/

Man Tries to Cross the Irish Sea in Giant Hamster Wheel

[youtube lh8MiSmk-to](Video Link) Chris Todd has a dream: to walk from Wales to Ireland. His means of doing so is a paddlewheel raft that he made in his backyard. Alas, 9 hours into a projected 48-hour crossing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Man-Tries-to-Cross-Irish-Sea-in-Giant-Hamster-Wheel/

Geraldo Zamproni's Giant Pillows

Ah, just the support that the bridge needed! Brazilian artist Geraldo Zamproni puts giant inflatable red pillows in the unlikeliest of places ... you know, for art! This one above is fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Geraldo-Zampronis-Giant-Pillows/

Gamecocks Honor Military Family

[http://youtu.be/kUkKhRtk8VU?hd=1] (YouTube link)This past Saturday, the University of South Carolina beat Georgia, but the football game will be remembered for something completely different. A message from Sergeant Fir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Gamecocks-Honor-Military-Family/

How Corks Are Made

How do you make wine corks? First, strip the bark off of a cork oak. Then boil and flatten it. Drive a punch through the bark to create corks from whole pieces. What's left over can be ground up and turned into composite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/How-Corks-Are-Made/

100 Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Frozen in Time

Image: Oregon State University Entomologist George Poinar, Jr., the man who popularized the idea of extracting DNA from insects fossilized in amber and inspired Michael Crichton's boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/100-Million-Year-Old-Spider-Attack-Frozen-in-Time/

Use Your Words: Writers Praising Writers

It's fun to watch the famous quibble from afar, but less appreciated is an author's willingness to openly compliment another. Sure, you see little blurbs on book jackets and throwaway lines in interviews ("Yeah, yeah, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Use-Your-Words-Writers-Praising-Writers/

Go-Karts at the Mall

[http://youtu.be/nMmUZCn-kbY] Talk about a quick trip to the mall! As a promotional stunt to promote indoor karting Pole Position Raceway, New York's Destiny USA mall owners Bob Congel and Bruc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Go-Karts-at-the-Mall/

Unicorn Skull

Unicorn Skull - $69.95Are you an eccentric individual looking to add a small sense of whimsy to your home decor? You need the bewitching Unicorn Skull from the NeatoShop. This stunning piece features a ceramic unicorn sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Unicorn-Skull/

The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae

Among the legends of ancient Rome is that of a sibyl who lived in a cave that was the portal to the underworld. In 1958, a cave was discovered on the north shore of the Bay of Naples among the ruins of Baiæ that ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/The-Unsolved-Mystery-of-the-Tunnels-at-Baiae/

Elephant Got a Hug

Awwww! View more neat and fun pics over at Neatorama's Facebook Page.hug, elephant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Elephant-Got-a-Hug/

Portal Pumpkin

Neil Fraser made this Portal Pumpkin to guard his home for Halloween 2010. You can peek inside at the mechanism that made it move and scare the living daylights out of trick-or-treaters.Perched precariously on its three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Portal-Pumpkin/

8 Most Outrageous Things Politicians Have Done

The following is an excerpt from Dead Man Wins Election: The Ultimate Collection of Outrageous, Weird, and Unbelievable Political Tales Questionable Characters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/8-Most-Outrageous-Things-Politicians-Have-Done/

Don't Feed This Jack-O-Lantern After Midnight

Mogwai themed artwork never goes out of style, because the little guy's just so darn cute yet mischievous that seeing a Mogwai face makes everyone smile.They're like the smaller yet deadlier version of the Ewoks, so it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Dont-Feed-This-Jack-O-Lantern-After-Midnight/

Scientific Dining: Reviews of Research Institute Cafeterias (part two)

(Image credit: Flickr user Juan Manuel Caicedo Carvajal)The CERN Cafeteria, Geneva Switzerlandby Lois MaloneAutumn in New York!April in Paris!January in Geneva! The winter destination of choice for the high-ener...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Scientific-Dining-Reviews-of-Research-Institute-Cafeterias-part-two/

This Zerg Overlord Jack-O-Lantern Rules

<incoming transmission> An orange skinned squash shaped like a Starcraft Zerg Overlord was seen taking over the kitchen of a gamer named Ian Fisher...The pumpkin is tentacled, accompanied by a slimy Creep and consi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/08/One-Starcraft-Pumpkin-To-Rule-Them-All/

The Least Deserving Nobel Laureate

You can argue all night about who deserved and didn't deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for just about any year. But if you restrict the debate to science prizes, you'll find research that turned out to do more harm than goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/The-Least-Deserving-Nobel-Laureate/

Skulls and Intestines Cupcakes

Don't get all "Shut up and take my money!" yet. Take note: the intestines are just vanilla butter cream. Still, these cupcakes by the All Mine Patisserie look pretty good.Link -via Evil Cakescupcakes, intestines, skulls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Skulls-and-Intestines-Cupcakes/

What if money were no object?

[http://youtu.be/siu6JYqOZ0g] (YouTube link)When you ponder how you're going to spend your time on earth, it's useful to at least temporarily ignore the fact that money runs -and ruins- everything. Oh, it's a lovely fant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/What-if-money-were-no-object/

Marry This Geek, You Will

At Star Tours in Disney World, Dan proposed to his girlfriend Ellen. Choose carefully. Once you start down the aisle, forever will it dominate your destiny.LinkYoda, Star Wars, marriage proposals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Marry-This-Geek-You-Will/

Mythbusters Takes on Titanic

The TV show Mythbusters tested James Cameron's version of Titanic. Never mind that the movie was a work of fiction, this is important stuff! The issue came up when, 15 years after the movie was released...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Mythbusters-Takes-on-Titanic/

How Do Cats Feel About Gangnam Style?

(Video Link)No, they didn't really make these little ones listen to gangnan style -that would be straight animal abuse. Even so, these kitties sure look cute mimicking their thoughts of Psy.Via I Can Has Cheezburgercats,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/How-Do-Cats-Feel-About-Gangnam-Style/

Family Portrait

Now isn't this a lovely family? The photograph is fascinating to look at, but you might not want these folks at your holiday dinners. Someone traced the photograph to this blog post, which hints that the picture may be f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Family-Portrait-2/

This Cup Is a Portrait of a French Queen

Legend has it that this cup was modeled after Marie Antoinette. Or rather, a portion of her body. There was not, however, a live model present for the composition. The story is not true, but that did not prevent the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/This-Cup-Is-a-Portrait-of-a-French-Queen/

Maymo Shamed

[http://youtu.be/SfammxKoUYs] (YouTube link)We were introduced to the adorable lemon beagle Maymo a few months ago. But it's not all hearts and flowers when you're raising a rambunctious puppy! -thanks, J!*stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Maymo-Shamed/

Sparklecorn Nyan Cat Cake

Charm City Cakes recently made this and posted it on their Pintrest.  While it looks great when they make a Sparklecorn cake, I worry about how well mine will come out for John's birthday next year. Keep your eyes o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Sparklecorn-Nyan-Cat-Cake/

Al Jolson and The Jazz Singer

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.Ask most movie fans. "What was the first 'talkie'?" and the most frequent reply has always been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Al-Jolson-and-iThe-Jazz-Singeri/

Mojito Donuts

If you love the taste of fresh mint and sweet rum, or if you just love saying the word "mojito," then you'll love this recipe to make these mojito donuts at home -and yes, they really do have rum, although it's probably...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Mojito-Donuts/

Winnebago Birdhouse

A good camper can provide all of the comforts of home. Some lucky bird will get this house by Ethan Allan Smith. It's one of many artist-submitted birdhouses being auctioned this Friday by LAIKA, the animation studio tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Winnebago-Birdhouse/










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