Archive for January 25th, 2008

Voytek, the Soldier Bear

An Iranian bear was adopted by Polish troops in World War II. Named Voytek, the bear was enlisted as a soldier in order to be transferred to Italy with his unit. "He was just like a dog - nobody was scared of him,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/voytek-the-soldier-bear/

Punch-Out Artwork

I love the Super Punch-Out game on the SNES! It was my favorite game, hands down! Maybe that's why I got such a big kick ot of rackeboy blog's compilation of artwork inspired by the game: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/punch-out-artwork/

Mass Effects: Game for the (Se)X-Box?

When Fox News featured a story about sex and digital nudity in the video game Mass Effect for Microsoft's X-Box, "psychology specialist" (what does that mean?) Cooper Lawrence - despite not having played the ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/mass-effects-game-for-the-sex-box/

Soldier Walks Again, Thanks to Bluetooth Prosthetics

Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Bleill's legs were blown off while on patrol in Iraq. Now, thanks to new prosthetics outfitted with Bluetooth technology, he can walk again: Bleill, 30, is one of two Iraq war veterans, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/soldier-walks-again-thanks-to-bluetooth-prosthetics/

U.S. Pizza Styles

Slice - a "weblog about America's favorite crusty, saucy, cheesy meal; pizza" - has put together a list of different styles of pizza offered around the United States. What's your favorite? Linkpizza...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/us-pizza-styles/

Dolphin Bubbles... too... soothing... zzzzzz

Maybe dolphins cavorting around is nothing new to those of you with season passes to Sea World, but this Iowa girl is pretty entertained. YouTube Link - Cute Overload...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/dolphin-bubbles-too-soothing-zzzzzz/

The Wonderful World of Early Computing

The history of computing spans thousands of years - from the primitive notched bones found in Africa, to the invention of abacus in 2400 BC, to Charles Babbage's Difference Engine in 1883, to the rise of the popularity o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/the-wonderful-world-of-early-computing/

Mom Always Liked You Best: Sets of Mismatched Siblings

Sibling rivalries are as old as time. We all know about Cain and Abel, but what about Jesus and his brothers? Or the falling out between Jimmy and Billy Carter? Here are 6 of the most interesting examples o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/mom-always-liked-you-best-sets-of-mismatched-siblings/

Unusual Origami Round-Up

Blue Tea blog has a neat round-up of unusual origamis (lots of neat pictures, too!). We've featured a number of the artists here on Neatorama, but it's neat to rediscover their work again and again while browsing the Net...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/unusual-origami-round-up/

Drifting... with Horse and Cart!

After watching Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Farmer John was inspired to try his hand at drifting. Unfortunately, he only has a horse and cart ... but apparently, that's not a problem!Link (embedded YouTube)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/drifting-with-horse-and-cart/

Cyclops, Pig with 2 Snouts and 3 Eyes

Remember Choppy the two faced pig? He's got a friend: Cyclops.Born in Huimen village, Menla County, China, the piglet was unable to take milk from its mother, forcing farmer Yang Qiaofen to feed it using the mouths i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/cyclops-pig-with-2-snouts-and-3-eyes/

Portable Computer with 3 Monitors Built-In

The name "Acme" brings to mind the miserable products bought by Wile E. Coyote in vain attempts to catch the Road Runner, but this is something quite different: Last year, a company called Acme Portable unveil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/portable-computer-with-3-monitors-built-in/

California Supreme Court: It's Okay to Fire Employees Prescribed Medical Marijuana

The California Supreme Court has just ruled that employers can fire workers using marijuana, even if they got it legally prescribed to them under the state's medicinal marijuana law.At the center of the case was Gary...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/california-supreme-court-its-okay-to-fire-employees-prescribed-medical-marijuana/

Marijuana Vending Machine

Marijuana's making the news tonight... Thrillist reports that the world's first marijuana vending machine is in Los Angeles:AVMs are 24/7 machines housed in standalone rooms, abutting two dispensaries and protected b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/marijuana-vending-machine/

The Medicinal Tomato

Well now, medical marijuana ... schmedial marijuana. We all know that the real medicinal plant, according to Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management (published 1861), is the tomato!THE TOMATO MEDICINAL.--...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/the-medicinal-tomato/

Quote: Laurence J. Peter on Worker Incompetence

"In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." - Laurence J. Peter, "hierarchiologist" (1919 - 1990), Peter Principle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/quote-laurence-j-peter-on-worker-incompetence/

Hardworking Lawyer Worked 30-Hour Day!

Quick: how many hours are there in a day? If you answer twenty four, you're not Senator Mobina Jaffer:Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer is under investigation by the Law Society of British Columbia for allegedly overbill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/hardworking-lawyer-worked-30-hour-day/

The Ultimate Cubicle Prank?

This YouTube clip starts with these simple words ...December 21, 2007: A slightly suspicious Stewart Douglas leaves Salt Lake City on a 3 week vacation to the Dominican Republic.Slightly suspicious because h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/the-ultimate-cubicle-prank/

Star Trek Ties

Our pal and Neatorama blogger GeekAlerts just got a shipment of ... Star Trek ties! Ooh, I'm jealous. Well, okay, maybe not, but still very chic in a geeky way: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/star-trek-ties/

Rooftop Protest Against the FAA

Fed up with jet noise and government bureaucracy, homeowners Michael Hall and Michaelene Buddy decided to take their protest straight to the top - of their roof, that is:Mark Twain once said: "When angry, count...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/rooftop-protest-against-the-faa/

Rafael Mendez Plays the Trumpet

Watch this clip of Rafael Mendez playing the The Flight of the Bumblebee on the trumpet and weep! And just in case that's not cool enough, Mendez followed up with an excerpt from The Mexican Hat Dance, played entirely i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/01/25/rafael-mendez-plays-the-trumpet/






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