Archive for January 8th, 2008

Gorgeous Pilgrimage Sites

You are probably aware of the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to the city of Mecca, but did you know about Mount Athos, which bars women? Or Sri Pada, the mountaintop that is sacred to four religious groups? Or the cathedr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/gorgeous-pilgrimage-sites/

Cereal is Dope!

Word! Internet Celebrities Dallas Penn & Rafi Kam take an [R-rated] look at the world of breakfast cereals. FILMED ON LOCATION! Funny stuff. YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/cereal-is-dope/

Bright Ideas in Bulbs

Dark Roasted Blend has a collection of the coolest lamps and light bulbs around, including this bulb that has lighted electric fireflies inside! Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/bright-ideas-in-bulbs/

Physics Toy

Xavier Enigma’s Next Physics Game. Draw your own shapes and let gravity take its toll. Circles are near impossible, but levers are easy. Link -via Fark (note: this picture is just a screengrab of my attempt -follo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/physics-toy/

Boy Glued Hand to Bed to Avoid Going to School

Like many of ten-year-old children, Diego Palacios didn't want to go back to school after the Christmas break. So much so that he decided to ... glue himself to his bed!His mom called in the paramedics after she failed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/boy-glued-hand-to-bed-to-avoid-going-to-school/

Wedding Cake Life-Size Likeness of Bride!

Chidi Ogbuta of Allen, Texas, wanted a wedding cake like no other ... and the bride got it: the wedding cake is a full-size likeness of herself!CNN I-Reporter has more pics: Link (Photo: Uche Ogbonna) - via diggPreviousl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/wedding-cake-life-size-likeness-of-bride/

Trivia: Hitchcock Used Chocolate Syrup as Fake Blood

In his 1960 masterpiece Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock used Bosco Chocolate Syrup as fake blood....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/trivia-hitchcock-used-chocolate-syrup-as-fake-blood/

Junkyard Scooter

The "Quicksilver" is a retro-future scooter made from appliances and scrap metal. I am a metal sculptor, and have absolutely no experience with scooters at all. What follows in this instructable is my experi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/junkyard-scooter/

Quote: Frank Zappa on Books

"I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy." - Frank Zappa, musician (1940 - 1993)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/quote-frank-zappa-on-books/

HairMixer

Here is a neat website that allows you to swap hairstyles with celebrities. For example, how would Will Smith look if he sported Hillary Clinton's hair? You can also upload photos of yourself for the fun of it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/hairmixer/

Cliff Young: Unstoppable Runner

In 1983, at age 61, Australian farmer Cliff Young entered the 875-kilometer endurance race from Sydney to Melbourne, the world’s longest and toughest ultra-marathon. “See, I grew up on a farm where we couldn’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/cliff-young-unstoppable-runner/

The Drunkest Generation?

Cracked has published The Drunkest Generation: 10 Reasons Your Grandpa Could Drink You Under the Table. Of course, they’re not referring to your grandpa, but the culture that made it seem like he could’ve....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/the-drunkest-generation/

Green Gingerbread

Remember the sustainable gingerbread house contest? Nineteen entrants took the challenge to design and build environmentally-friendly gingerbread houses. You can see them all at Terry*, with links to more pictures and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/green-gingerbread/

Darwin Waits Patiently

(Yes, I got the title from Neatorama reader VonSkippy's comment on this post). Picture found at Linuxno.de via Boing Boing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/darwin-waits-patiently/

Bill Gates' Charming Retirement Goodbye Video

Our pal Gizmodo, who is covering the 2008 CES* show like there's no tomorrow, has a video of Bill Gates retirement from Microsoft. If the star-studded farewell video was carefully crafted to project Bill as a goofy and l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/bill-gates-charming-retirement-goodbye-video/

Virtual Reality Scientist: Gay Men Navigate in Similar Ways to Women

Researchers at the Queen Mary, University of London (where else?) used virtual reality scenarios to discover that gay men navigate in a similar ways to women:Dr Rahman used virtual reality stimulations of two common...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/virtual-reality-scientist-gay-men-navigate-in-similar-ways-to-women/

Cannibal Called Police to Say He Cooked His Lover!

Warning: this is gross - skip this strange and gory story if you're squeamish about cannibalism.Christoper Lee McCuin, 25, killed his 21-year old girlfriend, mutilated her body and cooked parts of her flesh. Then he call...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/cannibal-called-police-to-say-he-cooked-his-lover/

Wikia Search: Search Engine with Transparent Algorithm

After creating the hugely successful Wikipedia, Jimbo Wales officially lauches an open source, transparent search engine called Wikia Search:To Wales, this algorithmic transparency is key to what Wikia Search wants t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/08/wikia-search-search-engine-with-transparent-algorithm/




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