Archive for January 20th, 2014

Dogecoin for Jamaican Bobsled Team

On Sunday, the two-man bobsled team of Winston Watt and Marvin Dixon, representing Jamaica, qualified for the Olympics. That's all well and good, but being good enough doesn't mean they can afford the trip. But a group o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Dogecoin-for-Jamaican-Bobsled-Team/

The Weirdest Odd-Cylinder Engines

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpU00dKtiho](Video Link)Jalopnik has a great discussion post up about engines, particularly car engines, with an odd number of cylinders. There are some real gems in the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Weirdest-Odd-Cylinder-Engines/

The Proctologist

Along with gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons, proctologists are often the butt of jokes. If you know what I mean. But you better be nice to yours -you never known when the tables will be turned. After all, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Proctologist/

Computer Generated Images Of Animals In The Womb

Before the advancement of computer generated imaging, three dimensional ultrasound technology and the ability to use those enhancements in the medical field, seeing images of animals in the womb seemed impossible without...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Computer-Generated-Images-Of-Animals-In-The-Womb/

Slow-motion Match Burning

[http://youtu.be/_074G_bk5sY] (YouTube link)This match head was filmed at 4,000 frames per second. That means the ignition, which normally happens in an instant, takes several minutes. We get a good look at what happens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Slow-motion-Matching-Burning/

There's a Tiny Hare inside the Statue of Nelson Mandela

(Photo: Deean Vivier/Beedd)South African artists Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren erected a 9-meter tall monumental sculpture of Nelson Mandela in front of the Union Buildings--the buildings that house...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Theres-a-Tiny-Bunny-inside-the-Statue-of-Nelson-Mandela/

Skateboarding Cat Goes for a Walkabout

[http://youtu.be/YRbakPKgU5Y] (YouTube link)Ollie is a remote control skateboard (now come on, you named your skateboard, too, didn't you?). Didga is the brave and adventurous cat that rides it (previously at Neatorama)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Skateboarding-Cat-Goes-for-a-Walkabout/

Reddit's Official Banhammers

(Photos: Joshua Roberts)In internet speak, a "banhammer" refers to the power of a website administrator to ban a user from posting on or even accessing that website. Neatorama's banhammer is rarely used because Neatorama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Reddits-Official-Banhammers/

The Time Martin Luther King, Jr. Almost Died

In 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close to severing his aorta. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Time-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Almost-Died/

Cougar Socks

Cougar SocksAre you on the prowl for the perfect pair of socks for Valentine's Day? Capture the Cougar Socks from the NeatoShop. This fun pair of knee socks is ideal for the woman who is young at heart. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Cougar-Socks-2/

Highly Detailed Model Of Boeing 777 Made Out Of Manila Folders

(Video Link)Papercraft modelers who work in offices have discovered a nearly unlimited resource sitting in the file cabinetsall around them- manila folders. These lightweight yet strong tan colored folders make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Highly-Detailed-Model-Of-Boeing-777-Made-Out-Of-Manila-Folders/

Human Chain Transfers Library Books

Around 15,000 people turned out in the cold Saturday in Riga, Latvia, to form a two-kilometer-long chain of book lovers. The occasion was the transfer of books from the old National Library to the newly-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Human-Chain-Transfers-Library-Books/

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Remembers Martin Luther King

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNTSV4Eh0R4](Video Link)Nichelle Nichols played Nyota Uhura on Star Trek. She didn't like television work and wanted to get back to the theater. So she told the producer, Gene Rod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Star-Treks-Nichelle-Nichols-Remembers-Martin-Luther-King/

The Market for Used Dentures

Justin Hunter buys and sells used dental equipment. In the course of his business, he comes across a lot of other unusual items, and then explores the market for them. Like used dentures. I am not making this up*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Market-for-Used-Dentures/

An Extreme Off-Roading Wheelchair

We’ve seen off-roading wheelchairs before, but the Ziesel off-road vehicle appears to be even more extraordinary. Although this $30,000 wheelchair by the Austrian company Mattro won’t have an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/An-Extreme-Off-Roading-Wheelchair/

Big Five: Anti-Poaching Art

Africa's five big game hunt animals are the rhino, cape buffalo, elephant, lion, and leopard. Unfortunately, their numbers are diminishing and they are the victims of poachers. The International Anti-Poaching Foundation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Big-Five-Anti-Poaching-Art/

Giant Naked Buddhas in China

(Photos: Ifeng)Why is the Buddha naked? Why are there two of them? Why are they climbing a building? We have no idea. Eric Jou, Kotaku's correspondent in Beijing, reports that these two sculptures are a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Giant-Naked-Buddhas-in-China/

Whodunit: The Locked Cottage

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime?[moreless more_text="Meet Jonah Bixby" less_text="Close In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Whodunit-The-Locked-Cottage/

The Long Lost Photos From Gordon Parks' Segregation Series

Gordon Parks is best known for his portraits of Civil Rights Movement leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, and for documenting the plight of Black Americans during the 1950s and 60s for Life Magazine, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Gordon-Parks-And-The-Long-Lost-Photos-From-His-Segregation-Series/

Teaching the Baby to Walk Down Stairs

(Break link)In this video, we see how a mother dog teaches her pup how to walk down the stairs. First she lovingly demonstrates, then she provides watchful encouragement. The puppy is scared, but he does the job. That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Teaching-the-Baby-to-Walk-Down-Stairs/

Cook Anywhere With The Kochinsel

If you have ever lived in or even seen a truly small studio apartment, you know that many don't have kitchens because there's simply no room. But if you ever have to live in such a space (or decide to go squat in an old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Cook-Anywhere-With-The-Kochinsel/

In Motion

[http://vimeo.com/83894451] (vimeo link)One effect that photographers have used for… well, since the beginning of photography, is long exposure images. Leave the shutter open for a while, and you get sharp images...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/In-Motion/

Neatolinks: Ducks, Decor, Dated Food and Delicious Desserts

These 7 Ducks Really Are Amazing (WebEcoist)When I Grow Down, I Want This Calvin and Hobbes Room (Toxel)Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Intentionally Uses Past Expiration Date Items? (Grist)These Veronica Mars Marshma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Neatolinks-Ducks-Decor-Dated-Food-and-Delicious-Desserts/

How To Tell If You've Been Abducted By Aliens

This article is reprinted from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader.Believe it or not, there is a support group called Abduct Anon for people who believe they've been kidnapped by extra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/How-To-Tell-If-Youve-Been-Abducted-By-Aliens/

The Chemicals in Our Food

There was oleic acid in my breakfast! Should I rush to the hospital? Probably not. Graphic designer and chemistry teacher James Kennedy warns against what he calls "chemophobia"--the fear of harmless if not benefici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Chemicals-in-Our-Food/

Police Car Meal Set

Police Car Meal SetHave you been cruising around looking for the perfect dinnerware for your police car enthusiast?Behold the Police Car Meal Set from the NeatoShop. This great set includes a fork, spoon, and plate all s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Police-Car-Meal-Set/

The Daily Egret

[http://youtu.be/_BtJGCHy-cY] (YouTube link)This guy in Florida has made friends with a snowy egret who comes to call every day for a bit of dinner. He better be ready with the boloney, or this friendship won't last! Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Daily-Egret/

The Flysch in Zumaia

(Photo: Torpe)A flysch is a sedimentary rock formation consisting of mostly sandstones and marls near the sea and adjacent to mountains. There’s a particularly lovely one near the town of Zumaia on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/The-Flysch-in-Zumaia/

Blood Drenched Game Of Thrones Red Wedding Cake

The Red Wedding scene in George R. R. Martin’s television series Game of Thrones forever changed the way geeks think about their weddings, and some sickos out there probably found the scene inspirational f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Blood-Drenched-Game-Of-Thrones-Red-Wedding-Cake/

Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

[http://youtu.be/OOsqkQytHOs] (YouTube link)What are the effect of video games on our brains? Well, first off, there's a big difference between a few rounds of Super Mario Bros. after your homework is done, and staying u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/20/Can-Video-Games-Make-You-Smarter/
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