Archive for October 11th, 2007

Ten Epic Halloween Costumes

Less than three weeks til Halloween; what costume are you going to wear this year? mental_floss has a gallery of ten costumes that gained internet fame over the past few years that may give you some inspiration. Link *...

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The Man Who Fries Everything!

ABC World News Webcast has the this guy named "Chicken Charlie", a culinary genius who deep fries everything!Chicken Charlie has sold close to 100,000 fried Twinkies, 200,000 fried Orio cookies in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/the-man-who-fries-everything/

A Mother's Love is Not Required for Life, by Felicia Sullivan

Our friend Felicia Sullivan will have a new book coming out soon. Titled The Sky Isn't Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life, the book is a biography of her growing up with a beautiful but deceitful drug-addicte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/a-mothers-love-is-not-required-for-life-by-felicia-sullivan/

The Bravest Young Woman You'll Meet Today: Lindsay Avner

Recently, CNN Young People Who Rock Blog, which focuses on noteworthy youths, has a feature on Lindsay Avner.Lindsay, 23, is a healthy young woman who volunteered to undergo double masectomy because virtually every woman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/the-bravest-young-woman-youll-meet-today-lindsay-avner/

Zombie Knitted Dolls

Flickr user cakeyvoice has an excellent gallery of zombie knitted dolls from Dawn of the Dead! Link - Thanks John!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/zombie-knitted-dolls/

Jacuzzi Summit in the Alps

What better way to celebrate summiting the 15,771 ft (4807 m) tall Mont-Blanc, the Alps, than to strip down, put on some bathing suits and jump in a jacuzzi? Here's the story of the crazy mountaineers who specializes in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/jacuzzi-summit-in-the-alps/

Polar Bear Playing with Husky

Picture this: Hunter-trapper Brian LaDoon was taking care of his pack of Husky dogs on a Canadian tundra and German photographer Norbert Rosing was setting up his cameras, when out of nowhere a large polar bear walked up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/polar-bear-playing-with-husky/

There's No Law Against Flying a Super-Double-Secret, Gyroscoptic UFO

Linn Murphy with his homemade remote-controlled UFO.Photo: Leonard Ortiz / The Orange County Register 51-year-old Irvine man named Linn Murphy has a strange hobby: the hoaxster likes to fly a homemade radio-controlled &q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/theres-no-law-against-flying-a-super-double-secret-gyroscoptic-ufo/

What Happens if You Swallow a Chewing Gum?

Remember the old myth that swallowing chewing gum will stay in your digestive tracts for seven years? That turned out not to be true, but what actually happens to a swallowed gum, anyhow?Scientific American has got the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/what-happens-if-you-swallow-a-chewing-gum/

The Cutest Naked Mole Rat Ever!

Posted by Flickr user knittingskwerlgurl, this is titled Eatin Celery. Link -via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/the-cutest-naked-mole-rat-ever/

Stars Wars and The Dam Busters

HenryvKeiper took footage from the 1954 movie The Dam Busters and synced it with audio from the climactic Death Star scene from Star Wars episode IV. Read about the connection at Wikipedia. Push pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/stars-wars-and-the-dam-busters/

Andy Goldsworthy

There seem to be several YouTube remixes of Thomas Riedelsheimer's superb documentary Rivers & Tides on the art of Andy Goldsworthy. There is another remix by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/andy-goldsworthy/

Chinese Culture vs. German Culture

Mr. Liu Yong, a Chinese who was educated in Germany, makes a comparison between German culture and Chinese culture, illustrated in international symbol-style graphics. This graphic compares “queues”. See the whole...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/chinese-culture-vs-german-culture/

The strange story of St. Wilgefortis

St. Wilgefortis became popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. She was known by names that translated as “Strong Virgin” and “The Liberator”. Legend says that the young noblewoman prayed to be delivered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/the-strange-story-of-st-wilgefortis/

Toilet-shaped House

The Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association will have its first gathering next month. In honor of the occasion, founding member Sim Jae-duck of South Korea built this toilet-shaped house south of Seo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/toilet-shaped-house/

Real Life Transformers (video)

Video showing the kind of Transformers costumes we've seen pictures of earlier. Link [Dailymotion] - via haha.nutransformers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/real-life-transformers-video/

What is it? Game 40

Yay! It's time for our weekly collaboration with What is it? Blog. If you can guess correctly this strange contraption, there's a Free Neatorama T-shirt for you!Contest rule: place your guess in the comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/what-is-it-game-40/

Celebrity and Historical Figures LEGO Minifigs

Donald Trump and Steve Irwin LEGO minifigsBrickshelf user Morgan19 has a neat collection of "historical" minifigs - basically LEGO minifigs dressed up and styled to look like celebrities and figures from histor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/celebrity-and-historical-figures-lego-minifigs/

Finger Handstand

We've posted a story about Hal-tank, an old Shaolin monk who is the only person in the world who can do a one-finger handstand.Turns out, the secret is simple! Just channel all of your chi (or qi) on that finger.A few pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/finger-handstand/

Got Change for a Million? Stupid Criminal Tried to Pass $1 Million Bill

Here's the story of a guy who tried to pass a $1 million bill at his local supermarket: Change for a million? That's what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Giant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/got-change-for-a-million-stupid-criminal-tried-to-pass-1-million-bill/

The Wizard of Oz, the Short Version

I've just discovered cartoonist Mike of See Mike Draw blog, and boy am I hooked! His stuff is pure funny (some w/ NSFW speech bubble and/or risqué concept - but hey! That's what makes his drawings funny).Link | Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/the-wizard-of-oz-the-short-version/

DIY Pop-Up Photo

This weekend, do something fun with the kids, like making your very own pop-up photo! WikiHow has the step-by-step guide: Link - via Curbly and swissmiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/11/diy-pop-up-photo/
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