Archive for February 15th, 2013

License Plate Clock

The artists at License2Spell love to upcycle old materials for new uses. The colorful numbers on this clock, dubbed "It's About Time", come from car license plates. The base was the head of a wine barrel.Etsy Shop -via R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/License-Plate-Clock/

Quantum Uncertainty Principle on Objects Large Enough to be Seen with the Naked Eye

Photo: Tom Purdy In 1927, Werner Heisenberg came up with the Uncertainty Principle, a peculiar aspect of quantum mechanics that asserts that the mere act of measuring the position of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Quantum-Uncertainty-Principle-on-Objects-Large-Enough-to-be-Seen-with-the-Naked-Eye/

This Is a Bird Nest Hanging on a Telephone Pole

Sociable weaver birds live in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa. They're called "sociable" because they live in colonies. Also, they're not a bit territorial: they welcome the presence of other birds regardless of s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/This-Is-a-Bird-Nest-Hanging-on-a-Telephone-Pole/

Hoth Diorama

Fighting 118th forum member Zipidi Doodah (Barry) built a diorama of the Battle of Hoth from the movie The Empire Strikes Back in his living room. It takes up the entire room -over 140 square feet! The effects i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Hoth-Diorama/

Fussy Eaters? Blame Mom For Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Photo: Anneka/Shutterstock Got children who are fussy eaters? It's the mom's fault ... for not eating enough fruit and vegetables while pregnant: Foods eaten by mothers are tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Fussy-Eaters-Blame-Mom-For-Not-Eating-Enough-Fruits-and-Vegetables/

Cancer Plush

Cancer PlushIf only curing cancer were this simple. Behold the evil little malignant neoplasm that can be mushed, squished, and flipped inside out to become a healthy cell. This little plush makes a great gift for the ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Cancer-Plush/

Best of Web 4

[https://youtu.be/hUj65M4T1cg] (YouTube link)This finely-edited compilation of clips by Zapatou is heavy on extreme sports, featuring amazing athleticism and skill, odd POVs, and some heart-stopping moments. Not all of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Best-of-Web-4/

Could We Hear the Speaking Voice of a 6-Inch Tall Human?

MetaFilter member David Provost poses some interesting questions of biology and physics:I am considering writing a novel/story that involves the idea of people living among us who are somewhere between three and eight in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Could-We-Hear-the-Speaking-Voice-of-a-6-Inch-Tall-Human/

Las Lajas Sanctuary

When you first look at the the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia, you wonder why such a massive structure was built over a river canyon. You also might think that it is very old, like similar European churches. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/The-Las-Lajas-Sanctuary/

The Research That Led to the Comics Code Authority Was Faked

In 1954, the psychiatrist Fredric Wertham published The Seduction of the Innocent, a summary of his studies on the impact of comic books on the moral development of children. He found that comics, as they were p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/The-Research-That-Led-to-the-Comics-Code-Authority-Was-Faked/

Researchers Decipher a 4,000-Year-Old Love Letter

Ah, love and the heartbreak it brings. It's a tale as old as humanity itself, but when a long lost Babylonian love letter surfaced some 4,000 years later, a bookkeeper, a chemist, and a schola...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Researchers-Decipher-a-4000-Year-Old-Love-Letter/

True Facts About The Mantis

[http://youtu.be/0aSCPmabRpM] (YouTube link)In the latest installment of Ze Frank's True Facts series, we learn about the mantis. If you known anything about mantises, I don't need to warn you that this contains insect s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/True-Facts-About-The-Mantis/

Knitted Corpse

Shanell Papp, an artist from Alberta, has long been fascinated by death and the human body. This installation of a human body being dissected was an expression of that interest:To make the work, I borrowed a human skelet...

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Wonder Woman Lanyard

Wonder Woman Lanyard Do you need a super gift for a wonder of a woman? Get your amazing warrior goddess the fun and functional Wonder Woman Lanyard from the NeatoShop. This fantastic lanyard features a handy dandy p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Wonder-Woman-Lanyard/

Oppression

In Nicholas Delille's "Oppression" series, the voices that tell you to live according to the values and priorities of other people--instead of your own--are portrayed as a horde of ravenous zombies. Don't let them eat yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Oppression/

Alabama Lemur Held for Ransom

Gizmo, a ringtail lemur kept as a family pet, was taken from his home in Mobile, Alabama, during a burglary in January.After Gizmo's owner offered a cash reward for the stolen lemur, investigators got a tip from someone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Alabama-Lemur-Held-for-Ransom/

The Beyoncé Sandwich

After the fuss over Unflattering Beyoncé, the singer can now eat her sorrow away with her namesake sandwich. Behold, the Beyonce Sandwich, as created by HooplaHa: Since...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/The-Beyonceacute-Sandwich/

Scale of the Moon

In case you are wondering, this map overlay by redditor boredboarder8 was constructed to show scale, not ownership. However, we were the first to land and plant a flag. But back to scale: the circumference of the moon is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Scale-of-the-Moon/

Mathematical Therapy

And the more know you π, the longer he gets. π is a celebrity number with a holiday named for him, but Scott Hilburn of The Argyle Sweater points out that only his wife knows what he's really like.Link -via Theresa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Mathematical-Therapy/

10 Ruthless Rock Managers

They've got bad hair and big cigars, and they want their 10 percent. Meet the world's most notorious music managers. 1. The Kingmaker: Colonel Tom ParkerStrange but true: Elvis Presley never performed overseas....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/10-Ruthless-Rock-Managers/

Giant Leprechaun Hat

Giant Leprechaun HatAre you a huge fan of St. Patrick's Day? Celebrate your love of this fantastic holiday in a really big way with the Giant Leprechaun Hat from the NeatoShop. We don't know if this hat will help you get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Giant-Leprechaun-Hat/

Meteor Explodes Over Russia

[http://youtu.be/4ZxXYscmgRg] (YouTube link)At about 9:30 this morning in Chelyabinsk, Russia, a big meteor burned up in the sky, close enough to be caught by many of the ubiquitous Russian dash-cams. The fireball caused...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Meteor-Explodes-Over-Russia/

The Backwards Bowler

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZXQBDj74cg](Video Link)Jim Cripps doesn't even need to face the pins to score better than we do! The Backwards Bowler, as he bills himself, rolls his balls down the lane while standing ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/The-Backwards-Bowler/

Fifty States with Equal Population

Neil Freeman created a map of the United States that divide the nation into fifty states with populations are almost equal (about  6,175,000 people). The idea of the map came from discussions of the electoral colleg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Fifty-States-with-Equal-Population/

How Much Does Darth Vader Weigh?

When I first watched Star Wars, I was told there would be no math. And there wasn't, but that didn't stop physicist Rhett Allain from adding his own contributions. After running complex calculations about the ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/How-Much-Does-Darth-Vader-Weigh/

Books Made Into Readable Art Posters

Origin of Species - Litographs Poster Zoomed in view A picture is worth a thousand words, and if you've got the entire text of a book, you can come up with a pretty s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Books-Made-Into-Readable-Art-Posters/

Phil Postma's Pixar Super Heroes

Artist Phil Postma saw the many Pixar/Marvel mashups done after the announcement that Disney was buying Marvel comics. And then he went to work to do more of them, and better. The results are quite faithful to the Pixar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/15/Phil-Postmas-Pixar-Super-Heroes/
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