Archive for October 9th, 2007

The War of the Worlds Book Cover Collection

Big gallery here. Via Ectoplasmosis (which is typically neither safe for work, nor for your psyche)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/the-war-of-the-worlds-book-cover-collection/

King Tut to be Displayed

Egyptian officials have announced that the mummy of King Tut will be removed from its sarcophagus and displayed to the public in a climate-controlled glass case starting next month in Luxor. The move is partially to pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/king-tut-to-be-displayed/

Amoebic Morality

In times of stress, some single-celled organisms band together to create an entity that resembles a multicellular animal. And some of members of the colony will sacrifice their lives to ensure the survival of others. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/amoebic-morality/

Extreme Fishing: Hunting for Sharks on a Kayak

If you think fishing is a boring sport for old men, here's something that'll change your mind: hunting for shark using simple rods and reels on a kayak:The extreme sportsmen shunned the traditional idea of a peaceful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/extreme-fishing-hunting-for-sharks-on-a-kayak/

Toyota's World of Warcraft Ad

I don't play World of Warcrack .. er Warcraft, and I won't pretend I understand its draw, but this one is quite funny: a viral ad by Toyota Tacoma, where a dude ("I'm the lawgiver") used the truck to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/toyotas-world-of-warcraft-ad/

Clerk Thought Deaf Customer was Rude and Clubbed Him with a Crowbar

Here's an example of fantastic customer service from a dollar store in Fort Worth, Texas:A Family Dollar clerk in Fort Worth, Texas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police said he used a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/clerk-thought-deaf-customer-was-rude-and-clubbed-him-with-a-crowbar/

Animal vs. Buddy Rich - Drum Battle

Animal and Buddy Rich in a classic drum battle on The Muppet Show. Link [YouTube] - via Videofeberdrums...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/animal-vs-buddy-rich-drum-battle/

Hauntrod, the Perfect Roadster for Halloween

Here's an excellent ride for Halloween: the Hauntrod, a custom build roadster that can be yours for a ghoulish price of just $8,500. http://www.scarefactory.com/catalog/Haunted_hot_rod_casket_car.html - via Boing Boing a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/hauntrod-the-perfect-roadster-for-halloween/

A Gigantic "Plucked Turkey" Dinosaur Discovered in China

Illustration: Mark A. Klingler, Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPaleontologists have uncovered a bizarre-looking, vegetarian dinosaur in China's Gobi desert, dubbed the Suzhousaurus megatherioides (a therizino...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/a-gigantic-plucked-turkey-dinosaur-discovered-in-china/

Trivia: How "Turkey" in Bowling Got Its Name

Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a "turkey." Supposedly, during the Great Depression, bowling alleys offered a prize of a live turkey if you managed to get three strikes in a row....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/trivia-how-turkey-in-bowling-got-its-name/

On Trial for ... Feeding the Homeless!

Eric Montanez, a 22-year-old activist, is on trial ... for feeding the homeless in downtown Orlando, Florida!It's the first trial of its kind. A man is facing a judge and jury for violating Orlando's ban on feeding t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/on-trial-for-feeding-the-homeless/

Quote: Plato on Wealth and Poverty

"Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent." - Plato, Greek philosopher (427 BC - 347 BC)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/quote-plato-on-wealth-and-poverty/

Somersault Flip Bike

Jen Carroll of For Glory and Bicycles blog shot this clip of a "somersault flip" bicycle mod by a fellow named Travis, who gave a performance at the Rat Patrol pig roast in Chicago.http://forgloryandbicycles.bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/somersault-flip-bike/

Stealing a Donut May Cost Man 30 Years in Prison

Scott A. Masters, 41, is accused of shoplifting a single donut worth 52 cent in a strong-arm robbery. For that, he could get a sentence of 30 years to life!... one man's sweet tooth got the better of him. He stole a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/stealing-a-donut-may-cost-man-30-years-in-prison/

Mermaid Girl Triumphant

Link to LifeLeak Video Shiloh Pepin of Kennebunkport, Maine was born with Sirenomelia or Mermaid Syndrome. The condition is as rare as conjoined twins and results in the congenital deformity of lower...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/mermaid-girl-triumphant/

Dancing Hot Dogs

Hot dogs do a bizarro dance inside a microwave. The weirdest thing you will see all day. The Dancing Hot Dogs via Views Of The All Seeing Eye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/dancing-hot-dogs/

Cold Water Images

Beautiful underwater photography by Kawika Chetron. On Saturday, March 17, 2007 Kawika launched his boat in Eureka, California. When he did not return that evening, the Coast Guard launched a search, finding his b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/cold-water-images/

WiFi Detector Shirt

The bars on this WiFi Detector Shirt blink to show the signal strength of WiFi available wherever you are, so you don’t have to open your laptop just to check. A perfect gift for your favorite traveling geek! Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/wifi-detector-shirt/

Computer Cat Clock

The modern version of the classic cat wall clock, made of recycled computer parts, including a hard drive disc and a floppy disc. He even has memory ears! Link -via Everlasting Blort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/computer-cat-clock/

10 Most Brilliant Inventions of 2007

R&D Magazine recently published their picks of the 100 best inventions of 2007. American Inventor Spot picked their ten favorites of the list. These include Functionalized Nanoporous Thin Film that attracted heavy metals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/10-most-brilliant-inventions-of-2007/

Liscence Plate Map

Aaron Foster creates maps of the USA from old liscence plates, with all 50 states represented. You can buy one, but yours may have slightly different plates, as each map is hand-crafted. Link -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/liscence-plate-map/

Balloon Bowl

How fun could this be? Dave England and Matt Beach blew up 8,000 balloons and filled a skating bowl, just to see what it would be like to ride through them. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/balloon-bowl/

Caption Monkey 11: Teenage Mutant Ninja ... Poodle?

Photo: Daniel A. Anderson / The Orange Country RegisterIt's time for another Neatorama and Ape Lad's Hobotopia Caption Monkey game, but first, the story: that's Sandy Hartness of Yucaipa Valley, Californ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/caption-monkey-11-teenage-mutant-ninja-poodle/

The Birth of The Simpsons

The Simpson family as they first appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Ultimate Bathroom ReaderIt may be the most popular prime-time cartoon in history....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/09/the-birth-of-the-simpsons/






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