Archive for February 15th, 2008

Flickr star Rosemary*

Rosemary*'s photo sets on Flickr are superb. Her photography of flowers and leaves are so well liked that she organized them into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/flickr-star-rosemary/

Loyal Dog Finds Master in Iraq

Major Brian Dennis adopted an abused mixed-breed dog in Anbar Province, Iraq. He named the dog Nubs because his ears had been cut off. Dennis nursed Nubs back to health over four months, but then he was ordered to move h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/loyal-dog-finds-master-in-iraq/

Nanoscale Images

(image credit: Thorsten Dziomba) To mark the 25th anniversary of the development of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), a contest was founded called SPMage07 to showcase the wonderful nanoscale images made with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/nanoscale-images/

Lionel Richie On helium

I don't know what kind of silly German talk show this is but somehow, the host managed to get Lionel Richie to sing "Hello" with his lungs filled with helium. Odd as it may seem, it's quite funny. Link: YoutubeFun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/lionel-richie-on-helium/

Ghost of a Roman Soldier?

While out walking along a footpath in Outwood, England, George Gunn shot a video clip - later, he saw something peculiar in it: a ghostly image of a Roman soldier.Link Previously on Neatorama: Ghostly Gas Station Cloud |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/ghost-of-a-roman-soldier/

Giant Marmite Statue on Valentine's Day

Marmite Statue in Greenwich Park, London. Photo: Liz Hunt [Flickr]Making of the Marmite Statue. Photo: Liz Hunt [Flickr]On Valentine's Day, sculptor and Marmite lover Jeremy Fattorini recreated Rodin's "The Kiss&quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/giant-marmite-statue-on-valentines-day/

World's Fattest Man Lost Half of Body Weight on Low Carb Diet

Manuel Uribe, who according to Guiness Book of World Record hold the dubious title of Heaviest Man in the World, has lost half his body weight thanks to a low-carb diet:Medics from Italy and Spain visited him and off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/worlds-fattest-man-lost-half-of-body-weight-on-low-carb-diet/

Fat Cat Got Stuck in Kitty Door!

Photo: Ross ParryMeet Sooty the cat, a six-year-old kitty that weighs 28 lb (12 kg). Sooty's owner, Molly Oliver, 68, is now putting the fat cat on a diet after it got stuck in his kitty door:[Molly] added: "I t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/fat-cat-got-stuck-in-kitty-door/

Happy St. Skeletor Day!

Bitter single people, rejoice! If the lovey-dovey Valentine's Day make you wanna puke, today's your day: St. Skeletor Day.St Valentine of course is the patron saint of making single people feel like crap — each yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/happy-st-skeletor-day/

Adam's Apple Cartoon by Josef Lee: Adam, Eve ... and Steve Jobs?

Singapore artist Josef Lee of The Museum of Modern Fiction takes another look at the biblical story of Adam, Eve ... Steve Jobs and the Apple MacBook Air?Josef's cartoon is intended for mature audience, and has depiction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/adams-apple-cartoon-by-josef-lee-adam-eve-and-steve-jobs/

Unusual Uses of Salt

Besides making things taste salty, did you know that there are more than 14,000 uses of salt? The Salt Institute would know, wouldn't they? Here are their tips on some common and some unusual uses of salt:Invigoratin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/unusual-uses-of-salt/

Miraculous Mud Ponds in Peru Left by Alien Spaceships

People are flocking to a remote desert town in Peru to wallow in three slimy mud pits with healing powers that they believe were brought by alien spaceships:Local doctors and scientists accredit these enigmatic and i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/miraculous-mud-ponds-in-peru-left-by-alien-spaceships/

E-2C Hawkeye LEGO Airplane

Photo: Mad physicist [Flickr]Ralph Savelsberg built some amazing LEGO models of military airplanes:Created with no special pieces, it has movable wings and retractable landing gear, just like the rest of its companio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/e-2c-hawkeye-lego-airplane/

A Valentine's Day Massacre: Shooting at Northern Illinois University

Earlier today, a student opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill in a new Valentine's Day massacre:The shooting took place during an introductory geology class at the university's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/a-valentines-day-massacre-shooting-at-northern-illinois-university/

Quote: Agatha Christie on the Perfect Husband

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her." - Agatha Christie, author (1890 - 1976)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/quote-agatha-christie-on-the-perfect-husband/

Hard-Line Hindus Protest Against Valentine's Day

Remember our previous story about Saudi's ban on the color red for Valentine's Day? Turns out that the anti-valentine sentiment wasn't limited to muslim extremists. India's hard-line Hindu are showing no love for The Day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/15/hard-line-hindus-protest-against-valentines-day/




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