World’s Strangest

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Meat-eating sponge observed on ocean floor

A bizarre carnivorous sponge shaped like a candelabra has been found off the coast off California. Known as the ‘harp sponge’, the species lives two m…

Girl eats diet of sponges and soap

Kerry Trebilcock likes nothing better than tucking in to a washing up sponge with hot sauce or mustard. Kerry suffers from a rare eating disorder know…

Human Body Sponge Sculptures

At first glance, these sponge sculptures by Etienne Gros might make you blush, screaming things like “Not Safe For Work!” or “Kids, Look Away!” But they’re sponges, people, not naked bodies, so don’t start posting angry comments just yet. And if you don’t think the naked body is a work of art, how about these [...]

Smelly Sponge? Microwave It!

Here’s a neat little kitchen tip: tired of smelly kitchen sponge (but don’t want to buy a brand new one)? Wikimommy has the solution: Microwave it! First, rinse the sponge and squeeze it as dry as you can, repeat this process twice. Then you put the squeeze-dried sponge (which is still a bit moist) in the [...]

10 Neat Facts About SpongeBob SquarePants

Are ya ready kids? Aye, aye captain! I can’t heeeeaaaar yoooouuu! AYE, AYE CAPTAIN! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge Bob Square Pants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. Sponge Bob Square Pants! If nautical nonsense be somethin’ ya wish. … then read on ahead for Neatorama’s 10 Neat Facts About SpongeBob SquarePants! 1. We can thank Jacques Costeau for the [...]

The Math Book: Milestones in the History of Math

I love math (though it’s debatable whether math loves me back, I suspect not) so it’s a pleasure to read Cliff Pickover’s newest creation, The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. Don’t let the title fool you – The Math Book is a thoroughly enjoyable “walk” through [...]

10 Technologies We Stole From the Animal Kingdom

By David Goldenberg and Eric Vance People have been lifting ideas from Mother Nature for decades. Velcro was inspired by the hooked barbs of thistle, and the first highway reflectors were made to mimic cat eyes. But today, the science of copying nature, a field known as biomimetics, is a billion-dollar industry. Here are some of [...]