Archive for February 15th, 2006

Creepy Couple Wed, Consummated Union in a Coffin.

The creepy couple of Thailand - the Scorpion Queen and Centipede King made good on their promise to wed on Valentine's Day. (blogged previously here) Kanchana's bridal gown on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/creepy-couple-wed-consummate-union-in-a-coffin/

No Titanium Rod? McGuyver Surgeon Used Screwdriver Instead!

Dr. Robert Ricketson of Hilo Medical Center, Hawaii ran out of titanium rods when he was operating on Arturo Iturralde's neck.So, he decided to use a screwdriver instead! Rick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/no-titanium-rod-mcguyver-surgeon-used-screwdriver-instead/

Secret US Germ Testing Program in the 1950s.

From the website:Fifty years ago, American scientists were in a frantic race to counter what they saw as the Soviet threat from germ warfare. Biological pathogens they developed were tested...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/secret-us-germ-testing-program-in-the-1950s/

Nepal Buddha Boy Burst Into Flame?

Ram Bamjan, dubbed the Nepal Buddha Boy, apparently spontaneously burst into flames and it was caught on video.For the past nine months, the 15-year-old has sat, meditating at the base of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/nepal-buddha-boy-burst-into-flame/

Cave Arts = Teenager Grafitti.

Dale Guthrie analyzed thousands of cave wall arts and discovered that many are actually today's equivalent of grafitti done by teenagers! "In the graffiti, there is a lot of below-the-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/cave-arts-teenager-grafitti/

Wild Men in Schleicherlaufen Festival.

"Wild Men" in tree lichen costumes celebrating Schleicherlaufen, a festival of winter's end, in Telfs, Austria. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/wild-men-in-schleicherlaufen-festival/

German Inflationary Notgeld Banknotes.

After World War I, Germany suffered a period of hyper-inflation and the Reichsmark practically became worthless. So, the government issued notgeld (or "emergency money") notes, somet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/german-inflationary-notgeld-banknotes/

Democracy, Vernon Style.

The industrial city Vernon in Los Angeles County has only 93 residents, but it has its own utilities company that makes millions selling gas & electricity to local businesses....

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/02/15/democracy-vernon-style/






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