Archive for December 19th, 2006

Batfish to the Rescue.

Australian marine biologists conducting a study designed to save the Great Barrier Reef from being choked by weeds were surprised when these little guys started eating the evidence, as Discovery Channel reports: *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/batfish-to-the-rescue/

The Fist of Fuggy.

The Brothers McLeod (Myles and Greg) have just released a music animation of their cute (and famous) Fuggy ninja called "The Fist of Fuggy."Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Myles and Greg!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/the-fist-of-fuggy/

Giant Photo of Boston.

Neatorama reader Liberal Avenger (Hi LA!) suggested this giant photo of Boston:The URL points to a 90000 x 40000 pixel image of Boston on a crystal clear day. The image consists of 612 separate images taken from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/giant-photo-of-boston/

The "Lebanese Loop" Scam: ATM Card Theft

This is circulating via email (although the technique itself is quite old):Thieves rig an ATM machine by placing a "trap" into the card slot. When an unsuspecting victim inserts his card, the machine appears to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/the-lebanese-loop-scam-atm-card-theft/

Dracula Car Sun Shade.

Jack Spade, a trendy store in New York, has this car sun shade with a wincing Dracula!Link - via NOTCOT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/dracula-car-sun-shade/

The Tire Concierge.

If you ever changed a tire, you know it's a messy affair. Capitalizing on this is the Flat Tire Concierge, a kit with a misleading name (there's no concierge to come and change it for you - that's AAA and that costs beau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/the-tire-concierge/

Japan's Love Hotel.

From Wired, an article about Japanese love hotels from a book "Love Hotels" by American photographer Misty Keasler:For decades Japan's love hotels have provided a place for couples to enjoy anonymous, unint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/japans-love-hotel/

Reading Shakespeare Excites the Brain.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool discovered that reading Shakespeare excites the brain:Professor Philip Davis, from the University's School of English, said: "The brain reacts to reading a phrase such...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/reading-shakespeare-excites-the-brain/

Ancient Artificial Eye.

Photo: Shapour Suren-PahlavArchaeologists discovered an artificial eye dating from the times of the great pyramids and Stonehenge:Around the time that the great pyramids were built in Egypt and Stonehenge was erected...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/ancient-artificial-eye/

When Cordycep Fungus Attacks ...

An amazing clip from Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth: These bullet ants are showing worrying symptoms. Spores from parasitic fungus called cordyceps [wiki] have infiltrated their bodies and their minds. Its inf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/when-cordycep-fungus-attacks/

Four Things Einstein Got Wrong

1. God Throws Dice.Einstein was one of the founders of quantum mechanics. His explanation of the photoelectric effect showed that light itself is quantized, and it was this work that won him his Nobel in 1921 (He didn'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/four-things-einstein-got-wrong/

Stalin's Cherished Personal Possessions

This weird object is a stationary stationery set, given to Stalin by "prosperous and content" workers. See more of Stalin's cherished objects at Dark Roasted Blend (from Rusarchives, but I can't read Russian)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/stalins-cherished-personal-possessions/

When Mathematical Constants Go on a Date

Pi and e go on a date, and one of them has a chilling secret! Ah, nerdy math jokes ... Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/when-mathematical-constants-go-on-a-date/

White Blue Peacock

What do you get when you mix a blue peacock with a white variety (not albino, a color variation)? Apparently, this: Link [Flickr]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/white-blue-peacock/

Giant Mirror for Sun-Deprived Italian Village.

From the website:A sun-deprived village in the Italian Alps has come up with a novel solution to fix the problem - by installing a giant mirror.The mirror - an eight-by-five metre (26x16ft) sheet of steel -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/giant-mirror-for-sun-deprived-italian-village/

World Domination Battle

From Shlubby Interactive, here's a new Flash game called World Domination Battle, where you play various current and past world leaders in a mano-a-mano battle for (what else) world domination.http://www.worlddominationb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/world-domination-battle/

Ice Hotel.

The ICEHOTEL is an actual hotel made out of ice! It's located in the village of Jukkasjärvi in the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Guests sleep on blocks of ice; needless to say, staying there is an adventure:After a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/ice-hotel/

Sugar Dragons.

Watch this street vendor in China create animals with candy while customers wait! Hit play or go to YouTube. Read about the process at China Travels. Link -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/sugar-dragons/

Things people said in restaurants.

I had a craving for french fries one day, so I pulled up to the drive-thru of McDonald's. * Me: "I'd like a large french fries please." * Clerk: "Would you like fries with that?" I got sort of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/things-people-said-in-restaurants/

White Christmas

[https://youtu.be/Ooc5eJc5SHA] (YouTube link)You've seen it before, but its a treat every holiday season. Here's the Drifters' classic version of White Christmas, with the on-its-way-to-being-a-classic flash ani...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/white-christmas/

This Man Really Likes Brussel Sprout.

Richard Townsend, 24, must really, really, really like brussel sprouts. He tried to break the world record of eating the most brussel sprouts in a minute, but sadly, he failed:Mr Townsend, who had eaten a plate of sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/19/this-man-really-likes-brussel-sprout/






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