Archive for December 22nd, 2005

The Brouhaha Over Virgin Mobile's Wrapping Paper.

Alan Dean got upset when he took a closer look at the free Virgin Mobile wrapping paper his 12-year-old daughter got from Canada's cinema chains Famous Players.The wrapping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/the-brouhaha-over-virgin-mobiles-wrapping-paper/

Symmetrical People are Better Dancers.

Rutge's William Brown and Robert Trivers led a study in which they measured the degree of body symmetry in children and its correlation in their lives.They found out several interesting things:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/symmetrical-people-are-better-dancers/

Scott Greene's Clear Channel.

For more of Scott Greene's obsession, er... artwork with parabolic dishes, see: http://www.scottmgreene.com/index.html...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/scott-greenes-clear-channel/

Shannon Goff's Cardboard Helicopter.

Shannon Goff made this helicopter from cardboard! http://www.telegraphart.com/sg.htm (don't miss the piano!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/shannon-goffs-cardboard-helicopter/

Obelisk of Buenos Aires Now Fully Protected.

To commemorate World AIDS Day December 1, 2005 the Argentinians covered the Obelisk of Buenos Aires with a giant condom! http://news.yahoo.com/photo/051201/ids_photos_wl/r3788257887.jpg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/obelisk-of-buenos-aires-now-fully-protected/

Jack Hall's Matchstick Musical Instruments.

Jack "The Matchstick Man" Hall made violin, acoustic guitar, ukulele, and other musical instruments out of matchsticks! According to his son Tony's website: This one-of-a- kind 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/jack-halls-matchstick-musical-instruments/

Bill Power's Snowzilla.

Bill Powers of Anchorage, Alaska, built this 16-foot hand-packed snow man called "Snowzilla". http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/12/20/national/a04...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/bill-powers-snowzilla/

Auckland's Rioting Santa.

I can't say it any better than this news article: A group of 40 people dressed in Santa Claus outfits, many of them drunk, went on a rampage through Auckland, New Zealand's la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/aucklands-rioting-santa/

Toy Preference of Boy & Girl Monkeys.

Texas A&M University psychologist Gerianne Alexander and colleagues discovered that just like little boys and girls, male and female monkeys like to play with different toys....

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/toy-preference-of-boy-girl-monkeys/

Holdin' On to Your Twin's Arm.

Ryan and Dave, two identical twins, have a very weird idea of extreme body modifications. Here's what they say in an interview with Body Modification Ezine: RYAN: After discus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/holdin-on-to-your-twins-arm/

Santa Got Permission to Fly!

US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta gave Santa Claus the official US Government permission to fly over its skies and land on people's houses legally. An order grantin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/santa-got-permission-to-fly/

Poor Me / Bad Me Paranoia.

Paul Chadwick of the University of Southampton and Peter Trower of the University of Birmingham, UK analyzed 53 paranoid people and found that there are 2 forms of paranoia:- &quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/poor-me-bad-me-paranoia/

Boston's Santa Speedo Run.

Seth Frye and friends came up with the "Santa Speedo Run" in 1999. The idea is to run wearing only Christmas themed speedos (though they add bikinis and one-piece for the ladies) in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/bostons-santa-speedo-run/

Grouchy Gorillas? Maybe It's Menopause!

Researchers at Chicago's Brookfiled and other zoos discovered that aging female gorillas go through menopause, just like humans! The study also may provoke a few chuckles along th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2005/12/22/grouchy-gorillas-maybe-menopause/
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