Archive for February 8th, 2015

The Ancient Palace of Sigiriya

Image: Hennebery blog On the slopes and summit of a 650-foot high Sri Lankan peak lie the ruins of the ancient city Sigiriya. Locals also call the rock fortress pictured above “Lion’s Rock.&rdqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/The-Ancient-Palace-of-Sigiriya/

The Little Truck That Couldn’t

[http://youtu.be/wBacX2x5ipw] (YouTube link)These guys thought they could haul a load of wood in a tiny three-wheeled 50cc Plaggio Ape, which is essentially a Vespa scooter with a truck bed. But their downfall is a hill....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/The-Little-Truck-That-Couldnt/

Coffee Stain Motorcycles

Carter Asmann, an artist in Encinitas, California, is incredibly skilled at producing precise renderings of machines in pencil. Lately, he's been staining paper with coffee cup rings, then filling in images of motorcycle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Coffee-Stain-Motorcycles/

A View From the Dark Side of the Moon, Courtesy of NASA (Scored by Pink Floyd)

[http://youtu.be/jdkMHkF7BaA]YouTube LinkThis video from the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio shows the phases of the moon as viewed from the "dark side" (a misnomer). Their simulation is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/A-View-From-the-Dark-Side-of-the-Moon-Courtesy-of-NASA-Scored-by-Pink-Floyd/

I LOVE TK - Trooper Pride

I LOVE TK by ALIENBIKER23Stormtroopers may seem like the most stoic bunch in the universe, but that's just because they rarely remove their helmets. Truth is, they're quite an emotional bunch, and those who had friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/I-LOVE-TK-Trooper-Pride/

Why Measles is So Contagious

In 1846, before we even knew what a virus was, doctor Peter Panum observed a measles outbreak in the Faroe Islands.Because the Faroe Islands were so remote, Panum had an easy time observing the disease spread from person...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Why-Measles-is-So-Contagious/

Chubby Puppies Who Look Like Teddy Bears

Newfoundland | Source: reddit There's nothing cuter than the chub of a baby, no matter the species. Even the human race, the majority of which seems to dislike "chubby" in their fellow humans, loves it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Chubby-Puppies-Who-Look-Like-Teddy-Bears/

Color Tiles

The instructions for the game Color Tiles seem simple:Click on a blank space.If the color matches the nearest neighboring tiles,vertically or horizontally,from the clicked space, you get the matching tiles.Actually d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Color-Tiles/

Red Panda Cub Braves His First Bridge

[http://youtu.be/41dm9xcfZ_8]YouTube LinkIn a burst of baby bravery, this two-month-old red panda cub from Maruyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan takes on the log bridge in his enclosure for the first time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Red-Panda-Cub-Braves-His-First-Bridge/

Horse Stuck in Bathtub

It’s not unusual for livestock owners to repurpose an old bathtub as a feeding trough. That was the case in Orangeville, California, for a 30-year-old mare named Phantom. Phantom was dancing in her stall Friday whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Horse-Stuck-in-Bathtub/

Forget Treadmill Desks. You Need a Surfboard Desk!

Office furniture designers have a goal: to annoy workers as much as possible. They want to make office work even more unpleasant, so they've invented devices like treadmill desks, hamster wheel desks, punching bag keyboa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Forget-Treadmill-Desks-You-Need-a-Surfboard-Desk/

Dashing Through the Snow

[http://youtu.be/Yja2VmZOfdA] (YouTube link)Three blizzards in one week left New Brunswick deep in snow. Does this train care? No, it just plows right through, despite the engineer not being able to see for all the snow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Dashing-Through-the-Snow/

Adorable Kitchenette System Looks Like Dozing Birds

Russian designers Tanya and Misha Repin developed LOLO, a "capsular micro kitchen." It would be a good pick for upscale office settings or hotels. The cabinets hold small cooking implements, such as micr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/Adorable-Kitchenette-System-Looks-Like-Dozing-Birds/

A Craving for Milk

[http://youtu.be/b2g3H1Aot5I] (YouTube link)A nursing mother cat in Russia is badgered by her four kittens, while she just wants to take a stroll. Four kittens? I see five, although that big white one looks a little out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/08/A-Craving-for-Milk/
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