Archive for March 5th, 2007

Help the police!

I must confess that I am a young father who raised his daughter - now a teen - on "Gangsta Rap," and I didn't even have the wisdom to put a positive spin on it like the dad in this video. "Havin' fun cause I'm a teena...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/help-the-police/

Polar Ice Sheet's Giant Zipper.

Scientists discovered a giant zipper running through the polar ice sheets! No, seriously: it's a pattern of interlace when ice sheets meet each other."A surprising pattern, much like the meshed teeth of a zipper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/polar-ice-sheets-giant-zipper/

AP's Experimental Blackout of All Paris Hilton "News"

Last week the Associated Press did an experiment: it had a blackout on all news about Paris Hilton, just to see if anyone cared.Turns out, people noticed:The reaction was to the idea of the ban, not the effects of it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/aps-experimental-blackout-of-all-paris-hilton-news/

Man Persuades New Wife to Get Plastic Surgery to Look Like His Old Wife.

He must have been very, very convincing:A Chinese man has persuaded his new wife to have plastic surgery to make her look like his first wife. Zhao Gang's new wife has agreed to have plastic surgery to look like his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/man-persuades-new-wife-to-get-plastic-surgery-to-look-like-his-old-wife/

When Voodoo Priests Fight.

Neatorama reader Jeff Simmermon wrote:I recently discovered that two Santeros (Latin voodoo priests) are waging war on each other right next to my building -- found evidence of one of their blood sacrifices in the ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/when-voodoo-priests-fight/

Visualizing DNA Sequences from Different Species.

Dr. Eamonn Keogh at UC Riverside developed a method to visualize and compare the similarity of DNA sequences of different species, like human and chimp:You often hear that Human DNA and Chimp DNA are 96% the same, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/visualizing-dna-sequences-from-different-species/

The Japanese Bruce Willis.

This is a competition of celebrity impersonators. The Japanese Bruce Willis faces off against a Yon-sama impersonator and wins. His re-enactment of the final scene from Die Hard 1 is hilarious. Click Play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/the-japanese-bruce-willis/

Don't Flash Your Cash.

This is a PSA segment known as C.O.P.S. For Kids from the late 80's C.O.P.S. animated series. Big Boss and Squeeky Kleen show viewers how one must never flash his/her cash in front of the crowd with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/dont-flash-your-cash/

Shave with the power of Gundam!

For only 980 yen you can be the owner of the Tetra K-4 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM razor. Not only is it created in the color scheme of a mobile suit, it also has 4 high quality blades that deliver a “new typeâ€...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/shave-with-the-power-of-gundam/

Alien Test Tube Baby.

Forget the Cabbage Patch Kids, here's the coolest "birth" of a toy: Each alien comes in a white egg, which is lodged in a clear plastic tube. Flushing the tube with water dissolves the egg in an exciting bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/alien-test-tube-baby/

Crime of the Century, a Top 25 List.

Time Magazine lists the Top 25 notorious crimes of the century, like the stealing of the Mona Lisa in 1911:... on Aug. 20, 1911, the space she occupied on the walls of the Louvre was discovered bare. The theft shook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/crime-of-the-century-a-top-25-list/

Giant Gundam Lantern.

This giant 1:1 Gundam lantern is part of the Lantern Festival celebration in Taiwan! Link - via Blue's News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/giant-gundam-lantern/

Strange Billboards.

Say No to Crack has a neat list of the top 10 strangest billboard ads, like this one for a Manhattan self-storage company: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/strange-billboards/

192 Nations in Ten Minutes.

You had a lot of fun naming the fifty nifty Unites States in ten minutes. Now for the real challenge: how many of the 192 countries who are members of the United Nations can you name in ten minutes? I got nearly half of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/192-nations-in-ten-minutes/

Super Mario Bros. 2 Prototype: Doki Doki Panic.

A screengrab from the iconic video game Super Mario Bros. 2? No, that's actually from its prototype Doki Doki Panic.The Mushroom Kingdom has the comparison between the prototypes and the final version: Link - via digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/super-mario-bros-2-prototype-doki-doki-panic/

Volker Steger's Photography of Squashed Bugs.

Here's this week's Cellar Image of the Day and Neatorama collaboration:Spiegel magazine has a feature on photographer Volker Steger's fantastic microscopic photography of squashed insects: Link [in German, for more photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/volker-stegers-photography-of-squashed-bugs/

Twinkies Fun Facts.

Twinkies [wiki], and American icon, and for some, the symbol of junk food, is the snack food that people love (or love to hate). Today, the "golden sponge cake with creamy filling" snack is ubiquitous: it's virtually in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/twinkies-fun-facts/

Boo!

It's not nice to scare people. Funny, but not nice. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Random Good Stuff. (My favorite is the policeman and the corpse!)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/boo/

World's Smallest Book.

MIT professor Pawan Sinha got the idea for writing the world's smallest book from a dream while taking a nap during a boring session at a scientific conference: The New Testament of the King James Bible reproduced on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/worlds-smallest-book/

Denise Duhamel's Hamster Wheel Poem.

Denise Duhamel wrote a poem about bureaucracy written on paper attached to a hamster wheel, which can be read in a loop without a beginning nor an ending.See what the poem reads: Link - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/denise-duhamels-hamster-wheel-poem/

Snails Re-Use Mucus Trail to Save Energy.

To save energy, snails re-use mucus trails laid down by other snails:Snails create trails of mucus to that help them glide across the ground, mainly in search of food or a partner, but making all that mucus uses up a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/snails-re-use-mucus-trail-to-save-energy/

Nintendo Famicom Guitar.

Someone made this Nintendo Famicom [wiki] guitar! Check out the build log Link [in Japanese] - via TokyoMango and Eduyayo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/nintendo-famicom-guitar/

Skydiving Into a Falling Airplane.

I really don't know what motivates someone to jump out of one plane and freefalls into another falling plane - then jump out of that one and skydive to the ground!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Spluch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/skydiving-into-a-falling-airplane/

Smoking Through Your Eye Socket.

This Chinese guy from Shanghai has mastered the art of inhaling smoke through his ears or eye-sockets and breathing it out of his mouth.Link - via A Welsh View...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/smoking-through-your-eye-socket/

The Inflatable Pub.

We've seen the inflatable church before on Neatorama, so it's only fair to showcase the opposite - a portable, inflatable pub that can hold up about 50 guests and fits in the back of a van!: http://www.amberiris.co.uk/si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/the-inflatable-pub/

Chocolate Dalek.

Chocablog has the recipe for making 15 in tall chocolate Dalek: Link - Thanks cybele!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/chocolate-dalek/

Charting the Path of the Sun.

If you were to combine pictures of the sun taken every 10 days, from the same location and at the same time, you would end up with a picture similar to the one above. The astronomical term for this shape is an anale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/05/charting-the-path-of-the-sun/
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