Archive for February 20th, 2008

Trivia: "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!"

Urban Legend has it that when Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon, he said "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!"This is an oldie but goodie urban legend; supposedly when Armstrong was a child, he overheard his next door neig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/trivia-good-luck-mr-gorski/

Dilbert Documents Dilbert Case

Dave Steward of Fort Madison, Iowa was fired from his job after seven years because he posted a Dilbert comic strip on an office bulletin board. In the offending strip, Dilbert compared company decision-makers to “dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/dilbert-documents-dilbert-case/

Eco-Home Built for £4,000

Steve James is serious about the environment. He built his own home near Dumfries, Scotland out of natural and recycled materials for a total cost of about £4,000. "Actually, you could make it for less than that,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/eco-home-built-for-4000/

Dog Rides Ski Lift

Would you believe a dog that hitches a ride on a ski lift? A four-year-old collie named Guinness does just that at Glenshee Ski Centre in Scotland. He is owned by Graham McCabe, managing director of the ski centre,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/dog-rides-ski-lift/

Caption Monkey 21: Kangaroo Knock Out Punch!

Photo found at One Large PrawnHooray, it's time for Neatorama and Hobotopia's weekly Caption Monkey game! This week's prize for funniest caption is the Meet the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats by Adam "Ape Lad" Ko...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/caption-monkey-21-kangaroo-knock-out-punch/

MacGyver Hairdresser

Shapon Mitra of Bangladesh is a big fan of MacGyver, so to express his enthusiasm for his hero, Shapon opened a barber shop named "MacGyver Hairdresser." His specialty? The MacGyver mullet.No word if Shapon use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/macgyver-hairdresser/

Urinals for Shy Men

Behold, the Oceáno, a collection of urinals for shy men by Roca, placed at descreet angle from each others that foil "peeking". Found at about:blank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/urinals-for-shy-men/

Cute Cheese Grater: Scratch My Back

Now that's a cute cheese grater! Still a concept, "Scratch My Back" is created by Belgian designers Arnaud de Vicq, Bram de Baere, Luc Heylen, Ruud Belmans and Thomas Anden Abeele, part of designboom's desig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/cute-cheese-grater-scratch-my-back/

Tea Candles as Pixels

Here's an art piece, made with tea candles as pixels, by Phil Hansen from August 2007 (theme: fire!). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via bog-brushArtwork by Phil Hansen previously featured on Neatorama:- The ABCs of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/tea-candles-as-pixels/

The Usage of Semicolon is Confusing; Most People Are Afraid of It

Neil Neches of the New York City Transit's marketing and service information department gained fame when he inserted a semicolon in a public service placard:It was nearly hidden on a New York City Transit public serv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/the-usage-of-semicolon-is-confusing-most-people-are-afraid-of-it/

What's More Important: A Dog or a Car?

Americans love pets. We pamper them and even consider them a member of the family, but at what cost? After spending more than a month's rent on vet bills, Ada Calhoun wrote this Salon.com article on how much is too much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/whats-more-important-a-dog-or-a-car/

First Photos of the Pasteur Institute

One of my favorite blogs, Modern Mechanix has a scan from the 1930 Popular Science magazine on the first pictures of Pasteur Institute:Each day 8,000 tubes of vaccine and 12,000 tubes of serum leave one of the greate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/first-photos-of-the-pasteur-institute/

Quote: Mark Twain on Voting

"Vote: The only commodity that is peddleable without a license" - Mark Twain, humorist and author (1835 - 1910)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/quote-mark-twain-on-voting/

The Brad Pitt Rule

The Art of Manliness is a blog "dedicated to uncovering the lost art of being a man." As such, it has a collection of posts like How to Ask For (And Get) A Raise Like a Man, Talk Like Frank Sinatra and this par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/20/the-brad-pitt-rule/




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