Archive for January 1st, 2008

Baby-Name Regret

We've all heard of buyer's remorse, but how about baby-name remorse? Apparently, quite a lot of parents regret the names they give to their children:In a recent poll of 1,219 mothers conducted by BabyCenter.com, 10 p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/baby-name-regret/

New Year Traditions (other than that whole Times Square thing)

I’m not going to lie; my New Year’s Eve was decidedly NOT wild and crazy. We spent it at home with friends, lots of wine, board games and Guitar Hero (if you’ve been following my mental_floss musings,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/new-year-traditions-other-than-that-whole-times-square-thing/

How to Toilet Train Your Cat

Karaynn Long wrote this article on how to toilet-train your cat. Apparently, "toilet-train" is to be taken literally - you can train your cat to go in the toilet (imagine never having to clean the litter box ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/how-to-toilet-train-your-cat/

C-3P0 Leggings by Nicolas Ghesquière

L: Hana Soukupova (VIVA) R: raquel Zimmermann (VIVA) Photo: Marcio MadeiraThis fashion we get: sci-fi inspired fashion, complete with C-3P0 leggings designed by French designer Nicolas Ghesquière of the h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/c-3p0-leggings-by-nicolas-ghesquire/

Steam-Powered Trucks and Buses

A 1905 YorkshireSteampunk lovers, listen up! Behold, the steam-powered trucks and buses, a throwback to the Victorian era when public transportation and cargo trucks meant belching "locomobiles."Here's a neat g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/steam-powered-trucks-and-buses/

Poppy Seed Beards

Flickr user unaesthetic had an "epiphany ... to host a party where you style crude beards and moustaches out of elmers glue and poppyseeds." And why, here's his Flickr photoset as proof: Link - via GorillaMask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/poppy-seed-beards/

Energy Independence: How Denmark Kicked Its Foreign Oil Habit

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader Middelgrunden off-shore wind farm (Photo: René Seindal [Flickr]) With rising gas cos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/energy-independence-how-denmark-kicked-the-foreign-oil-habit/

Quote: Bertrand Russell on Patriotism

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." - Bertrand Russell, philosopher (1872 - 1970)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/quote-bertrand-russell-on-patriotism/

Eyescapes: Photography of Human Iris by Rankin

"Eyescapes" is a series of photographs of a dozen or so decontextualized irises. It's a project by Rankin, London-based photographer and co-founder of the magazine Dazed & Confused (apparently, he's cool en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/eyescapes-photography-of-human-iris-by-rankin/

Cool papercraft toys

You can download "Sayuri" along with an assortment of bandits, robots, and other oddities here. Via ToysRevil....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/cool-papercraft-toys/

Canned 'cakes

Do you think Easy Cheese is the best invention since sliced bread? If so, consider your life changed: Yep. EZ pancakes. http://www.batterblaster.com - via BoingBoingFood, pancakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/canned-cakes/

New Year Babies 1908

Not only are they celebrating a new year, twins Betty Richards and Jenny Pelmore are celebrating their 100th birthdays! Born half and hour apart in Manchester on New Year's Day 1908, the pair have barely been apart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/new-year-babies-1908/

The Other Man in the Iron Mask

100 years ago today, Harry Bensley set off on a strange journey, in order to fulfill the requirements of a wager between John Pierpont Morgan and Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. The question was whether a man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/the-other-man-in-the-iron-mask/

Trivia: Shoplifter Statistics

Shoplifters are caught an average of once every 48 times they steal. Even when they are caught, they're only reported to the police 50% of the time.Only 3% of shoplifters are professionals who steal for profit. The rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/trivia-shoplifter-statistics/

Most People Die Within 3 Months of Their Birthdays

Did you know that most people die within three months of the anniversary of their births? It may seem counterintuitive to you, but the mathematical explanation makes perfect sense:Part of the answer depends on how st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/most-people-die-within-3-months-of-their-birthdays/

Man Saved All of His Trash for One Year

In 2006, Ari Derfel decided that he would save all - and he meant all - of his trash for one year, to see if he could do something to generate less trash in his daily life.In October 2006 I had dinner with three frie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/man-saved-all-of-his-trash-for-one-year/

Nomadic by Nature: Santa Barbara's Parking Program For Those Who Live in Their Cars

Photo: Stephen Osman / LA TimesLos Angeles Times has an interesting article by Steve Chawkins about a "live and let live" parking program in Santa Barbara, California, for those who choose to live in their cars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/nomadic-by-nature-santa-barbaras-parking-program-for-those-who-live-in-their-cars/

Baby Miracle, Born with Deformed Face, Denied Entry to New Zealand

We've blogged before about how New Zealand is strict about denying immigrations to fat people, but apparently the country's not keen on letting the deformed in, either. Here's the story about Baby Miracle:Doctors had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/baby-miracle-born-with-deformed-face-denied-entry-to-new-zealand/

Super Easy Craft: LEGO Minifig Place Card Holder

Here's something creative and fun (not to mention super easy!) for your next dinner party: create a place card holder by simply putting a LEGO minifig on a block!All you need to do is place a Lego person on a Lego bl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/super-easy-craft-lego-minifig-place-card-holder/

Strange Hangover Cures

If you've woken up after a wild New Year's Eve party with a nasty hangover, Angela Epstein of the Daily Mail has written this handy guide on (some strange) ways to minimize the symptoms and cure the headache, nausea and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/strange-hangover-cures/

This Hummer's Not a Gas Guzzler: It's Made From Styrofoam!

No gas guzzling for this Hummer - it's a life-size sculpture made from styrofoam scavenged at trash disposal site by San Franciscan artist Andrew Jungle.Article with larger photos here: Link (Photos by Christina Koci Her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/this-hummers-not-a-gas-guzzler-its-made-from-styrofoam/

World's Neatest Monopoly Boards

Over at Trifter blog, Julius Vortemizzi has a post of some of the neatest Monopoly gameboards ever.Included are pictures of the Star Wars, The Simpsons, and the Family Guy (left) edition Monopoly.Link - via Grow-a-brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/worlds-neatest-monopoly-boards/

Happy New Year 2008, Everyone!

Boy, 2007 had gone by very quickly - a lot happened that year: our family had quite a scare - my father had a mild stroke (he's recovering well, thank God), I had to move my business into a new warehouse, and the highlig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/01/happy-new-year-2008-everyone/
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