Archive for July 4th, 2007

Vietnamese grandmother battles police and government corruption

Here's a hero for you:Most Vietnamese cower when a cop squeezes them for a bribe. Le Hien Duc, a gray-haired 75-year-old grandmother, fights back. Four-foot-nine and weighing just 88 pounds, she'll take on any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/vietnamese-grandmother-battles-police-and-government-corruption/

US wins Mustard Belt!

Joey Chesnut set another world record for hot dog eating today, defeating six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. Chesnut downed 66 hot dogs in twelve minutes. K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/us-wins-mustard-belt/

Witch caught on video terrorizing Mexican town!

What do you think the object is that appears in the video? Obviously it's not a witch - but it's something! Creepy! It actually reminds me of a phenomenon I observed during the Oakland firestorm in 1991. The updraf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/witch-caught-on-video-terrorizing-mexican-town/

Stars and Stripes Forever.

Despite the way they are dressed, these guys are pretty good. What, you didn’t know this song had words? Push play or go to YouTube. YesButNoButYes has this and eight other eclectic version of Stars and Stripes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/stars-and-stripes-forever/

Cooking hot dogs via electrocution.

Hot dogs are a traditional part of Fourth of July celebrations. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories explains how to cook your weiners in a thoroughly unsafe way. Or you could just read about it. While we could give you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/cooking-hot-dogs-via-electrocution/

The Face of Age

TwoLoud Stunning. Living in Three Centuries: The Face of Age is the working title for this black-and-white photographic portrait project. Link via Two Loud...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/the-face-of-age/

Color Inspiration from the Masters.

From Colour Lovers, the folks who brought you Butterflies and Their Color Palettes, here are pleasing color combinations gleaned from famous paintings. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/color-inspiration-from-the-masters/

Pink Dolphin Seen in Louisiana Lake.

Amongst a pack of bottlenose dolphins in Calcasieu Lake in Louisiana, this pink dolphin stands out. It’s a rare albino dolphin, unrelated to the species of pink dolphin found in the Amazon. Link -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/pink-dolphin-seen-in-louisiana-lake/

The Mustard Belt.

Along with fireworks, parades, and picnics, another Independence Day tradition is Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest, held annually since 1916. This year’s competition will pit new world record h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/the-mustard-belt/

5 Obscure Facts About the Declaration of Independence.

John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence [wiki] | Key to Painting [Flash]1. There Was No "United States" in the Declaration of Independence.When the Founding Fathers adopted "The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/5-obscure-facts-about-the-declaration-of-independence/

iToid: The iPhone Altoids

For those who are tired of hearing their friends going ga-ga over the iPhone, but are too cheap to shell out $500 for a phone (or if you live in Vermont), I present to you something you can make for about $2 - behold,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/itoid-the-iphone-altoid/

Butterfly Hole Punch Clouds.

We've posted some strange clouds before on Neatorama (like this one). Here's another one: Butterfly Hole punch Cloud, caused by falling ice crystals. Hole-punch clouds or fall-streak holes, such as the ones shown abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/butterfly-hole-punch-clouds/

Chicken Goggles Prevent Fighting.

From Modern Mechanix blog, here's something strange from the 30s: they put rose-colored glasses on chickens to prevent them from fighting!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/chicken-goggles-prevent-fighting/

DIY Batman Underwear Wallet.

High school craftster Reagan Copeland wrote a neat little how-to make your very own Batman underwear wallet (just make sure it's clean, mmkay?)Link - Thanks Vikram!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/diy-batman-underwear-wallet/

Naked Mole Rat's Birth Control Method: Infertility Through Intimidation.

Photo Credit: Rochelle Buffenstein / City College of New YorkHere's birth control, queen naked mole-rat style:In African naked mole-rat colonies, the queen is the only reproducing female—a feat she accomplishes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/naked-mole-rats-birth-control-method-infertility-through-intimidation/

Dissected Captain America by Ron English.

First they killed off Captain America, then Ron English of Supertouch created this: a "dissection" of Captain America:Catching up with Supertouch’s own RON ENGLISH in his Jersey studio, we got a first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/07/04/dissected-captain-america-by-ron-english/






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