Archive for December 12th, 2007

Dear Mr. President

From the movie Walk Hard which is coming out December 21, 2007. YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/dear-mr-president/

Cooties

(YouTube link) A public service announcement for kids. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/cooties/

Bill Gates Snowglobe

Geek Culture is offering assemble-it-yourself snowglobe kits. One of the several scenes available is the Bill Gates snowglobe. The floating bits are gold coins and green bills! Link -via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/bill-gates-snowglobe/

Two Forks, One Cup

(Break.com link) I watched the video and read the comments at Living the Scientific Life, but I still don’t know how this trick works. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/two-forks-one-cup/

Fluorescent Cats

Neatorama has posted several stories about animals that produce fluorescent proteins after gene splicing. Now South Korean scientists have produced cloned cats that produce RFP (Red Fluorescent Protein). The cats glow in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/fluorescent-cats/

Mike Huckabee's message to Iowa

Before anyone gets too excited, this is satire. Remember that. Thanks! YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/mike-huckabees-message-to-iowa/

LEGO Thriller

I have a new addition to Neatorama's family of Thriller videos to put you in the holiday spirit today, enjoy this version done totally in animated LEGOs LEGO. Don't forget to check out one of my old f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/lego-thriller/

Santa Lives in Kyrgyzstan

We've posted a story about Santa living in Finland, but according to Swedish engineers, that's wrong. Santa, they concluded after an exhaustive calculation of what's required for the jolly fat man to deliver presents...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/santa-lives-in-kyrgyzstan/

World's Smallest Dog: 4 Inch Tall Chihuahua

Meet Boo-Boo, a tiny chihuahua who just made the giant leap into history by being the new World's Smallest Dog:At just four inches tall, "Boo-Boo," a diminutive dog in Raceland, Ky., just edged out another...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/worlds-smallest-dog-4-inch-tall-chihuahua/

Man Found (Some of) the Confederate Gold

After he retired, Bob Brewer embarked on an adventure to find the missing Confederate gold, supposedly hidden by the mysterious Knights of the Golden Circle of the late 1800s to finance a second Civil War.Everyone though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/man-found-some-of-the-confederate-gold/

Choosing a Baby's Gender: It's What the Momma Eats!

Are you trying to conceive a boy (or a girl)? The secret to "selecting" a baby's gender may be what the would-be mom eats before conception:Have a burger and chips before getting pregnant and you're more li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/choosing-a-babys-gender-its-what-the-momma-eats/

The Lindsay Lights

(YouTube link) The Lindsay Lights in Thornhill, Ontario have been drawing crowds since 2002. Over 80,000 lights, most of them LEDs, blink to musical sequences that are broadcast on FM radio. The lights go on every nig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/the-lindsay-lights/

Ham: It's What for Hanukkah!

Blogger NancyKay Shapiro was shopping at her local market Balducci when she spotted this clueless sign! Link Happy Belated (Last Day of) Hanukkah, Everyone!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/ham-its-what-for-hanukkah/

Gaddafi's Bodyguards: 30 Killer Virgins!

When Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi (Khadaffi, Qadhafi? Pick your favorite spelling... ) visited France, he brought a 400-strong entourage complete with his own tent, a Saharan camel, and ... a peculiar team of bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/gaddafis-bodyguards-30-virgin-killers/

Gold Pills Make Your Poop Glitter

We've covered a lot of luxury items on Neatorama.... like the world's most expensive book and whatnot. Usually the trick is to add gold, diamonds, and the like to whatever it is you want to make expensive.This is no diff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/gold-pills-make-your-poop-glitter/

World's Worst Lover: German Men!

Over 10,000 women from 50 countries were polled to find out who are the world's worst lovers. The winner? 1. Germans (selfish in bed)2. Swedes (too quick)3. Dutch (too rough)4. Americans (too dominant) - really? not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/worlds-worst-lover-german-men/

How to Ensure a Kid Will Push a Button: Label It "Don't Hit"

Quick: how do you make a button absolutely, positively irresitible to push (well, at least to a little kid)? Label it "Do not hit," of course! Today was family day at Agusta Aerospace, located at 3050 Red L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/how-to-ensure-a-kid-will-push-a-button-label-it-dont-hit/

Modern Birdhouses

Design Commission hosted an exhibition of modern birdhouses designed by over 20 contemporary designers:The structures of laminated wood, plastic, clay, and even stainless steel—include several designed especial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/modern-birdhouses/

Couple Sold Off Foul-Mouthed Parrot, Got Back Her Likeness in Potato Chip!

Thomas Sleigh and his wife were tired of Molly, a foul-mouthed parrot and sold her for swearing too much. Lo and behold, just days later, a likeness of Molly turned up in a potato chip!"It's almost like Molly ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/couple-sold-off-foul-mouthed-parrot-got-back-her-likeness-in-potato-chip/

Worst Christmas Albums Ever, Photoshop Edition

Earlier we posted the most Bizarre Christmas Albums, but those were real albums. Worth1000 has a collection of even worse cases, since they come from the imaginations of the submitters! Link -via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/worst-christmas-albums-ever-photoshop-edition/

Tacky Christmas Yards

Tacky Christmas Yards collects and critiques photographs of homes decorated with Christmas lights. “Violations” include mixing themes, lawn characters of different sizes, unharmonious arrangements, multiple Clauses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/tacky-christmas-yards/

Yann Arthus-Bertrand Layer in Google Earth

Now you get get almost 500 wonderful photographs by French photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand as a layer in Google Earth. http://earth.google.com/intl/en/earthfromabove/google...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/yann-arthus-bertrand-layer-in-google-earth/

Moms Find Solution To 'Plumber's Crack'

Two Central Coast moms say they have come up with a solution to the old problem of "plumber's crack," the revealing and often embarrassing problem of exposed backsides resulting from poorly fitting pants. Christin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/moms-find-solution-to-plumbers-crack/

Jelly The Cat Cheats Death

This is one of the lucky cat! Nine-year-old Jelly was spotted by owner Wendy Wallis walking around with a copperhead snake wrapped around her neck and immediately called wildlife rescuers to have the snake removed....

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/jelly-the-cat-cheats-death/

The 2007 Foot in Mouth Award Goes To ... Steve McClaren!

It was a close battle, but former English national football (soccer) team manager Steve McClaren beat US President George Bush for the "Foot in Mouth" award. The dreaded award is given by the Plain English Camp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/the-2007-foot-in-mouth-award-goes-to-steve-mcclaren/

The Dalmatian House (Cruella de Villa?)

Goran Tomasic and his wife Karmen of Croatia were so distraught when their dalmatian dog died that they decided to paint their house black and white in memory of their pet!Mr Tomasic, from Pribislavec, northern Croat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/the-dalmatian-house-cruella-de-villa/

Weirdest Baseball Pitch

This Japanese pitcher has a strange way of throwing the ball to fool his baseball opponent! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/weirdest-baseball-pitch/

Quote: Abraham Lincoln on Man's Character

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809 - 1865)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/quote-abraham-lincoln-on-mans-character/

Italian Court Summoned Disney Characters!

In a clerical error worthy of a Looney Tunes cartoon, the Italian court summoned Titti, Paperino, Paperina, and Topolino (the Italian names for Tweety Bird, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and his girlfriend Daisy Duck).Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/italian-court-summoned-disney-characters/

Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum's Crystal: a Time Lapse Video

Four-years in the making, the stunning "Crystal", a feat of modern architecture at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was finally finished this year. And the ROM has a 5-minute time-lapse video that documents...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/12/12/torontos-royal-ontario-museums-crystal-a-time-lapse-video/
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