Archive for February 3rd, 2008

Kitten and Bird

Your dose of cute for the day. This is just the first of a series of pictures recording this encounter. Link -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/kitten-and-bird/

Polygamy Brings in Bigger UK Welfare Check

Score one for polygamous marriage: British ministers have decided that, even though polygamy is illegal in Britain, it can be recognized formally by the state if it took place in countries where it is legal.More...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/polygamy-brings-in-bigger-uk-welfare-check/

World's First Automatic Shotgun

Meet the AA12, the world's first (and scariest) automatic shotgun, built by Jerry Baber of MPS.From Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons: It's a gun that could end up rewriting the rules of urban warfare. I'd like to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/worlds-first-automatic-shotgun/

In Russia, Revenge Gets You Glory

Photo: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles TimesIn 2002, Vitaly Kaloyev's wife and children were killed in a plane crash. He stalked the air traffic controller who was on duty all the way in Switzerland, knocked on the man's f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/in-russia-revenge-gets-you-glory/

Oldest Road Map of Britain is Oddly Phallic

That's the 1360 Gough Map (also called The Bodleian Map). It is the oldest surviving road map of Great Britain: The map is the so-called 'Gough map', dating from roughly 1360, but likely copied from an earlier map cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/oldest-road-map-of-britain-is-oddly-phallic/

Ikea's Flat-Pack Vilage

DIY furniture giant company IKEA has teamed up with a building company Live Smart At Home to make the world's first flat-pack village: The new owners, who are due to move in next month, will not be facing a DIY night...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/ikeas-flat-pack-vilage/

Dumbest Quiz Show Answers EVAR!

Move over Miss South Carolina, here are some of the stupidest ever quiz answers:Question: What was Gandhi's first name? Contestant's answer: Goosey Goosey.Warning to all those know-alls who shout at the tele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/dumbest-quiz-show-answers-evar/

Weather Map of Billy's Bed

Found at Making Maps, here is an illustration of "Weather Map of Billy's Bed" by Deane Powell in a 1910 Life magazine....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/weather-map-of-billys-bed/

Giant "Spider" Found on Mercury

Photo: NASA/John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of WashingtonWe've posted about the Smiley Face crater on Mars, and now it's Mercury's turn. NASA spaceprobe Messenger discovered two th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/giant-spider-found-on-mercury/

Wooden Birdcage Made From a Single 2x4 Lumber

GaryK of LumberJocks Woodworking Blogs built this birdcage, complete with bird, from a single piece of Southern Yellow Pine 2x4 piece of lumber!Link - Thanks Adam Fuhrer! Incidentally, LumberJocks has a lot of w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/wooden-birdcage-made-from-a-single-2x4-lumber/

My Currency's Better Than Yours.

"MY CURRENCY'S BETTER THAN YOURS", this tee-shirt is a collaboration between Fahrenheit Prod and Bastard Graphics. A fun tee-shirt for Europeans, Canadians and all those with a strong currency. Photos by Rémi F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/my-currencys-better-than-yours/

Danse La Poutine.

Who knew the Poutine (Fries with Cheese Curds and Gravy) would have its very own rap-electro-dance song? Features Quebec's Omnikrom and France's TTC. The music video also features a "Poutine" mascot. Click Play or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/danse-la-poutine/

The Cookie Race

Me and my girlfriend came up with a somewhat different Christmas gift for our friends this year. Instead of running around trying to figure out what each and everyone wants, we bought the same thing for everyone: a S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/the-cookie-race/

10 Everyday Items You Can Recycle

Baby boomers are now embracing ways to leave an imprint on the environment, and it's about time. If something is labeled as a plastic #1 or #2, it can be recycled virtually eveywhere. This is great news if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/10-everyday-items-you-can-recycle/

Yes We Can

(YouTube link) I wouldn’t normally post a political video here unless it was funny, but the story on this one is how it took off like a rocket. I thought this was quite interesting when I first saw it linked on Meta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/yes-we-can/

Matt Hoyle's Vintage Boxers Photography

Photographer Matt Hoyle (featured on Neatorama before here) has this photo series titled "Fighters" featuring retired boxers who were fierce back in the days and still look like they can beat the tar out of me now!http:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/matt-hoyles-vintage-boxers-photography/

Trivia: The Most Dangerous Time To Go To The Bank

If you're afraid of being in a bank during a bank robbery, don't go to the bank on Friday mornings between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.Banks used to have more money on a Friday because it was historically a payday. Also, bank robb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/trivia-the-most-dangerous-time-to-go-to-the-bank/

Aaaawkwaaarrd: Man Met Wife in Brothel

Ummmm ... if you look up "awkward" in a dictionary, this should be listed:A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/aaaawkwaaarrd-man-met-wife-in-brothel/

The Cost of Raising Children

MSN Money has a table showing the cost of raising a child to the age of 18, based on a survey by the US government from 1990-92 (in 2001 dollars):The cost (red box is my edit) of $249,180 didn't even include the cost of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/the-cost-of-raising-children/

Rinspeed Splash Car Goes on Land and Water

That's the Rinspeed "Splash," a 2004 concept car by Rinspeed that transforms from a street vehicle to something that "hydroplanes" on the water:Under the ultra-light carbon-composite skin lies muc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/rinspeed-splash-car-goes-on-land-and-water/

Now That is a Sandwich!

Photo: NYC Food GuyNow that's a sandwich! Lawrence of NYC Food Guy blog snapped this pic of a brisket and pastrami sandwich from Katz's Deli.For more, check out the aptly named Flickr Pool Serious Sandwiches - v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/now-that-is-a-sandwich/

Trench Art Church

The intrepid explorers of Curious Expeditions went to the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, Serbia. There, they saw what has to be one of the strangest churches in the world: the Ružica Church, a small chapel decorat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/trench-art-church/

There's the Mouse!

UK design agency johnson banks created this clever "mouse" for an upcoming ad for Microsoft. It took me a while to see what they did there! Link - via JoeGoodness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/theres-the-mouse/

The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

After his capture, Saddam Hussein was interrogated by an American he knew only as "Mr. George." More than a year later, FBI agent George Piro spoke to Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes about his time interrogating one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/the-interrogation-of-saddam-hussein/

I Wonder Why It's Closed ...

Photo: Cory Doctorow [Flickr]Our pal Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing snapped this photo of a sign apologizing for the yard of London's Seven Sisters Church being closed due to "misuse." Hm.... What do you think it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/i-wonder-why-its-closed/

The Happiness of the Katakuris

We had a "Come out and say hello" post a few days ago - in it, I asked Neatorama's "lurkers" to introduce themselves. To my delight, a lot of you did (and if you haven't, you still can).It was fun to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/the-happiness-of-the-katakuris/

Quote: Einstein on the Religion of Science

"Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe." - Albert Einstein, scientist and Nobel laureate (1879 - 195...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/quote-einstein-on-the-religion-of-science/

Skin Condition Dermatographia Made Into Art

Ariana Page Russell has a skin condition called dermatographia, where the skin is overly sensitive to minor injuries. Even light scratches will cause it to become red and raised.Ever the artist, Ariana decided to use her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/03/skin-condition-dermatographia-made-into-art/




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