Archive for December 4th, 2007

Here Comes Another Bubble

(YouTube link) Matt Hempey wrote and produced this song about the inflated value of Web 2.0. It’s a Silicon Valley music video by The Richter Scales. -via Reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/here-comes-another-bubble/

Birthplaces of Ten Great American Foods

American cuisine might not be the healthiest on earth, but we love it anyway! mental_floss brings you the places (and stories) behind your favorites, such as hamburgers, onion rings, corn dogs, and root beer floats in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/birthplaces-of-ten-great-american-foods/

Dinosaur "Mummy"

Scientists have announced the discovery of a dinosaur “mummy”, a dried hadrosaur with much of its skin, tissue, and bones intact. The find was made in 1999 in North Dakota. The presence of tendons and ligaments give...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/dinosaur-mummy/

Upright Kitten

(YouTube link) This cute kitten is just playing, but he looks like he wants to be Maneki Neko! If that makes no sense to you, see the earlier post Seven Strange Lucky Charms. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/upright-kitten/

Next Generation Wheelchairs

Deputydog has a roundup of the latest technological advances in wheelchairs. There are chairs that can climb stairs, chairs that help you stand up, and even chairs that go through snow! Several videos show them in action...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/next-generation-wheelchairs/

Charlie the Coyote

Writer and photographer Shreve Stockton took in a baby coyote when his parents were shot for killing sheep in Wyoming. She is documenting Charlie’s life with her and Eli the cat on the blog The Daily Coyote. If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/charlie-the-coyote/

Panoramic Videos

Immersive Media makes 360-degree panoramic videos. Push play, then mouseover to move your viewpoint left or right while the scene moves. You can also pan while the video is paused. This video is 42nd Street in New Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/panoramic-videos/

T-shirt answers question, What stories do ghosts tell around the campfire?

If you're so inclined, you can vote for (or against) this design by clicking on the voting widget: You can see more Ghostbusters links here. And you can see more of my Threadless picks here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/t-shirt-answers-question-what-stories-do-ghosts-tell-around-the-campfire/

Woman Born With Feet Facing Backwards Runs Faster Than Others

A waitress has refused to be classified as disabled even though she was born with feet that face backwards. Wang Fang, 27, of Chongqing city in China, was born with her feet facing the wrong way, but has learned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/woman-born-with-feet-facing-backwards-runs-faster-than-others/

The King of Maneuver

Is it possible for a double-decker bus to make a U-Turn while on a bridge just two lanes wide? Unbelievably, the answer is yes. It takes some skill, guts and lots of patience to be able to do that. Hit play to watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/the-king-of-maneuver/

Seven Strange Lucky Charms

Lucky charms, amulets, and talismans have been in use since prehistoric times all over the world. Stones, coins, and amulets with symbols are the most common. Others are taken from nature, such as the rabbit’s foot (wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/seven-strange-lucky-charms/

Caption Monkey 15: Running Man

Photo: billy verdin [Flickr]It's time for this week's Neatorama and Hobotopia Caption Monkey game! Ape Lad picked this photo for all of you to submit funny caption.Funniest caption wins a Free Monkey (or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/caption-monkey-15-running-man/

Funny Japanese Ad: Norton Fighter

Link: Norton Fighter vs. Botlas Part 1 | Part 2 [YouTube, with English subtitles]To promote its anti-virus software in Japan, Symantec created this fantastically retro ad campaign styled after those 1960s Ultraman TV sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/funny-japanese-ad-norton-fighter/

The Homespun Analogy Generator

Generator Land has this Homespun Analogy Generator, which will spit out funny analogies as funny as Dave Chappelle before he went nuts.Here are some from the hall of fame:I'm as gassy as a sick seal in a bowl of soup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/the-homespun-analogy-generator/

CD Shaped Like Retro Floppy Disk!

Here's something retrotastic: a CDR shaped to look like 3.5 in floppy disks!The disks can hold 200 MB of data (compared to the 1.22 MB it is modeled to look like) and comes with blue, red, green, and yellow "labels....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/cd-shaped-like-retro-floppy-disk/

Anti-Child Abuse Coloring Book Warns Chidren of Being Alone with Priests

The New York Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic church came up with a way to warn children against child abuse (and being alone with priests, perhaps):At first glance, "Being Friends, Being Safe, Being Catholic&q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/anti-child-abuse-coloring-book-warns-chidren-of-being-alone-with-priests/

Dexia Tower in Brussels: 38 Floor + 150,000 LEDs = One Awesome Building!

Patrick of Creative Review blog went to Brussels and told us about the highlight of his trip: a 38-floor Dexia Tower. With 150,000 LEDs on its exterior walls, which means only one thing: one heckuva light show!Dexia,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/dexia-tower-in-brussels-38-floor-150000-leds-one-awesome-building/

The World's Oldest Cat

Meet Pussywillow, Lin Brown's cat, which may just be the oldest cat alive today:A 26-year-old domestic cat from Shropshire could be one of the oldest in the UK.Pussywillow lives in Ratlinghope and is still &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/the-worlds-oldest-cat/

Stuffed Animal Big Game Trophies

If you've ever wanted a safari big game trophy to hang above your fireplace mantle but haven't the heart to acquire one the "traditional" way, here's something for you, a stuffed animal heads handcrafted by a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/stuffed-animal-big-game-trophies/

The Iran-Contra Cargo Plane, Now a Restaurant and Bar!

On October 5, 1986, a cargo plane delivering supplies to the Nicaraguan Contras was shot down. This ultimately led to the uncovering of the biggest scandal of the Reagan administration: the Iran Contra [wiki].But what ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/the-iran-contra-cargo-plane-now-a-restaurant-and-bar/

One Week at the Mall of America

Think that your Black Friday holiday shopping experience was bad? How about living in a mall for one full week? For this article, reporter Matt Snyders of City Pages spent one whole week at the Twin Cities' megamall Mall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/one-week-at-the-mall-of-america/

The Tin Foil Apartment

When your friend let you stay at her apartment while she was away for one week, do you repay her kindness by:A) Buying a really nice bouquet of flowerB) Keeping the place real clean and niceC) Wrapping everything - and I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/04/the-tin-foil-apartment/
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