Archive for January 4th, 2008

Is the United States Economy Heading Into a Recession?

Is the American economy heading toward a recession? ABC World News business correspondent Betsy Stark talks about the disappointing report that the nation only added 18,000 jobs last month.Bill Blakemore: */s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/is-the-united-states-economy-heading-into-a-recession/

World's Heaviest Woman that Underwent Gastric Bypass Surgery Died

Several years ago, Renee Williams was left bedridden after a car accident and over the years, her weight ballooned to over 800-lb.In February 2007, the Texas woman and mother of two underwent a gastric bypass surgery, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/worlds-heaviest-woman-that-underwent-gastric-bypass-surgery-died/

Miss Doolittle Talks Only to Animals

Her parents thought that four-year-old Rose Willcocks was mute because of an extremely unusual genetic condition. But they were surprised to find out that Rose indeed can talk - but only to animals!Here's an interesting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/miss-doolittle-talks-only-to-animals/

This Guide Dog Can Do the Laundry

Cavendish, is no regular six-year-old guide dog ... he can assist his master around the house and even do the laundry!Apparently, he can empty the washing machine and also fetch the phone.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/this-guide-dog-can-do-the-laundry/

Indian Sweet Child O' Mine

And now, let's pause for this Indian version of Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'N Roses, played with electric sitars. It's an ad for Channel V television. They should make a longer version.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/indian-sweet-child-o-mine/

Rock Radio Station Offers FREE Air Guitars!

A radio station in Glasgow City Center, Scotland, came up with a brilliant way to promote their launch! An empty guitar stand invited people to help themselves to an air guitar to be played while listening to their stati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/rock-radio-station-offers-free-air-guitars/

100 Million Year Old Turtle Remains Found

In China's Henan province, a local resident found the remains of a turtle that is belived to be around 100 million years old according to an expert from a local institute. Reports also says that the organic remains w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/100-millionn-year-old-turtle-remains-found/

Vertical Limit Champagne Storage Rack

Champagne maker Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin commissioned Porsche Design to create this eye-catching storage rack called "Vertical Limit." The 6-feet tall cabinet holds 12 magnums of Clicquot champagnes and keeps t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/vertical-limit-champagne-storage-rack/

It's Raining Iguanas in Florida!

The extreme cold weather in South Florida brought about an unexpected phenomenon: iguanas were dropping out of the trees en masse!When the temperature falls below a certain level, the large green lizards dro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/its-raining-iguanas-in-florida/

Scary Clown Parade Float Warned You To "Walk Wisely, Don't Be a Clown!"

The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, was a few days ago, but we can still enjoy Azrael Brown's scans of old photographs of the Parade (from the 1960s).This one's my favorite, a float from the National...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/scary-clown-parade-float-warned-you-to-walk-wisely-dont-be-a-clown/

Urinal Cake Candle

No girly French Vanilla candle here at Hotwicks ... only man-candles, like this one:THE URINAL CAKE CANDLE -- Bring the industrial chemical freshness of a public restroom right to your home.We're often asked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/urinal-cake-candle/

What If God Had a Myspace

[YouTube Link] An amusing and poignant music video by Bradley Bandara. Based upon the Eric Bazilian song One of Us, which was a 1996 hit when sung by Joan Osbourne. It features a badly-costumed supreme dei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/what-if-god-had-a-myspace/

The Three-Hare Window of Paderborn.

The Paderborn cathedral is primarily a 13th century structure, but the Dreihasenfenster (the Three-Hare Window) was added in the 16th century. Notice that each hare has two ears, but altogether there is only one ear per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/the-three-hare-window-of-paderborn/

Window Washer Survives 47-Story Fall

Window washer Alcides Moreno fell 47 stories outside the Solow Residences in New York City on December 7th. He broke bones in his arms, legs, back, and ribs. His brother, who was working with him, was killed. Since then,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/window-washer-survives-47-story-fall/

Plunger Pro

(YouTube link) From the German TV show Wetten, dass..? {wiki}, here’s a guy throwing toilet plungers at a line of backs. I hope those guys got paid decently. -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/plunger-pro/

Japanese Bug Fights

Japanese Bug Fights is a website that showcases videos of different species of bugs in battle, including both insects and arachnids. Users are invited to submit videos. The rules: 1. Two Bugs to a fight 2. Bug f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/japanese-bug-fights/

Soviet Icon Surprises Polar Scientists

A Norwegian-US science expedition to the South Pole of Inaccessibility found a bust of Vladimir Lenin waiting for them. The South Pole of Inaccessibility is the point in Antarctica that is furthest from the coasts, and r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/soviet-icon-surprises-polar-scientists/

19th Century Neurosurgical Instruments

This German neurosurgical set is dated to the early 19th century, when brain surgery meant boring holes with hand drills and slicing parts of the brain that doctors didn’t quite understand. Around the central tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/19th-century-neurosurgical-instruments/

Amazing World Record Motorcycle Jump

Daredevil Robbie Maddison made this incredible 322-foot jump on New Year's Eve. Link [YouTube] - via ebr303motorcycle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/amazing-world-record-motorcycle-jump/

The Ultimate Geeks Compilation

A video clip showing a bunch of pictures of geeky weddings and couples. You'll probably be able to spot most of them in the poster from the 56 Geeks entry. Link [YouTube] - via Uber Reviewgeek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/the-ultimate-geeks-compilation/

Iowa Caucus Vs. New Hampshire Primary: Which is the Better Predictor?

The Iowa Caucus has come and gone - Barack Obama won the Democratic Caucus, whereas Mike Huckabee won the Republican side. But exactly how useful are the results from Iowa? Let's take a quick and dirty look at the number...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/iowa-caucus-vs-new-hampshire-primary-which-is-the-better-predictor/

Whiskey Business: The Many Myths of Jack Daniel

In Lynchburg, Tennessee, tales of Jack Daniel are taller than Paul Bunyan on a step stool. The question is, are any of them true?The legend of Jack Daniel reaches all the way back to the moment he was born...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/whiskey-business-the-many-myths-of-jack-daniel/

The Human Calendar

The concept behind The Human Calendar is darned simple, but very clever: make a calendar out of photographs of people holding a placard. The date is the guy or girl that everyone's looking at!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/the-human-calendar/

Guerilla Gardening

Guerilla Gardening, like its name suggest, is an illicit act of planting and cultivation of greeneries in neglected urgan areas. Well, mostly that - there is also a little bit of subversion going on, as exemplified by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/guerilla-gardening/

DNA as Seen Through the Eyes of a Computer Programmer

A while ago, Bert Huber wrote an article about DNA as seen through the eyes of a computer programmer. In it, he takes various aspects of DNA, usually written in the mambo jumbo of biology and translates them into computi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/dna-as-seen-through-the-eyes-of-a-computer-programmer/

The Greatest Innovator of Torture is Democracy Not Dictatorship

Various forms of torture employed by federal troops in the 19th centuryWhen we think of torture, we usually think of brutal methods as being invented by dictators, but in this Boston Globe article, Darius Rejali argues t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/the-greatest-innovator-of-torture-is-democracy-not-dictatorship/

Iowa Caucus Exit Poll Statistics

The results of the Iowa caucus are in: Barack Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination race and Mike Huckabee won the Republican side.The story's all over the Internet, but I found some interesting exit poll stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/04/iowa-caucus-exit-poll-statistics/






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