Neatest Posts on Boing Boing: June 22, 2007.

A re-cap ot some of the neatest links featured in Boing Boing in the past 7 days:

Yes Man To Oil Company: Turn Humans into Fuel!
Political trickster group called the Yes Men crashed Exxon/Mobil and the Natural Petroleum Council's convention in Calgary, Canada, with this prank:

After noting that current energy policies will likely lead to "huge global calamities" and disrupt oil supplies, Wolff told the audience "that in the worst case scenario, the oil industry could "keep fuel flowing" by transforming the billions of people who die into oil," said a Yes Men press release.

Yes Man Mike Bonnano, posing as an Exxon representative named Florian Osenberg, added that "With more fossil fuels comes a greater chance of disaster, but that means more feedstock for Vivoleum. Fuel will continue to flow for those of us left."

The impostors led growingly suspicious attendees in lighting Vivoleum candles made, they said, from a former Exxon janitor who died from cleaning a toxic spill. When shown a mock video of the janitor professing his desire to be turned in death into candles, a conference organizer pulled Bonanno and Bichlbaum from the stage.

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/06/yes_men_strike_.html

Amazing Arcade Basketball Performance
When it comes down throwing arcade basketball, this guy in Taiwan is a machine! He shot about 140 balls a minute, with both hands.

Link [embedded Google Video]

Home Inspection Nightmares
This Old House has a neat photo gallery featuring photos of some strange, bad, and plain dangerous home improvements, as collected by home inspectors from all over the USA.

This is the quote from the seller in whose manufactured home the installation was observed: “My brother-in-law installed the water heater. Is there anything wrong?”

Link

Mushroom Cloud Hacked into Weather Report
Hacker/art group Ztohoven hacked into a Czech TV broadcast and inserted a fake mushroom cloud into the weather report!

Link [YouTube]

Kumari: Living Goddess of Nepal
Blogger Andy Carvin ran into a Kumari [wiki], a young Nepalese girl chosen as a toddler to be revered as a living goddess:

Selected as toddlers, always from a Buddhist family of the Shakya caste, Kumaris are picked based on 32 personal traits in a process that's sometimes compared to the rigorous process taken to select the Dalai Lama. Once selected, she's revered by the local Hindu population until she reaches puberty, when a new Kumari must be selected. And it's almost unheard of for them to travel.

http://www.andycarvin.com/archives/2007/06/the_bhaktapur_kumari_a_living_goddess_of_1.html | Interesting comments at Boing Boing about Kumaris.

DIY Baby Viking Helmet
Pirates are sooo 2006 - here's something else for you craftsters to make: knitted baby viking helmet!

http://www.bellaknitting.com/page/shop/catalog/readyToKnit.php?col=391&rtk=392&cat=51&path=1,1,0,0

Now That's A Margarita Mixer
Your margarita mixer too slow? Why not build this gigantic margarita mixer, powered by a small-block 400 engine?

Link

Mr. Romance
Singer and model Lennell Dunbar or "Mr. Romance" has the best flash website ever! You just have to see it!

Link [Flash] | His website

Titanic Lamp
Inspired by the Titanic, Charles Trevelyan created this lamp that seems to be sinking into the table!

http://www.hiddenartshop.com/product.php?xProd=452&xSec=12

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