Archive for March 10th, 2008

Trivia: Superman's Super Monkey Pet

Superman has a pet monkey named Beppo.Beppo was originally a test animal used by Superman's father Jor-El to develop a spaceship. The monkey stowed away on board of the craft when it launched baby Kal-El to earth.Because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/trivia-supermans-super-monkey-pet/

Time Expired: The Parking Meter Tombstone

Barbara Sue Manire, who died in 2005, had a great sense of humor. Her tombstone has a parking meter with time expired (of course). Snopes has the scoop:blockquote> The above-displayed [picture does] show the Okemah,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/time-expired-the-parking-meter-tombstone/

Banned Xbox360 Ad: Spontaneous Game of Shoot 'Em Up (Bang!)

In 2005, Microsoft made a "Jump In" ad for their Xbox 360 console that never aired. The ad, deemed too controversial, showed commuters on a subway platform playing "shoot 'em up" with their fingers (B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/banned-xbox360-ad-spontaneous-game-of-shoot-em-up-bang/

Ice Cube Shaped Like a Guitar

The cool factor is pretty high on this one: Cool Jazz guitar-shaped ice that doubles as a stirrer.The silicone ice tray makes 3 ice guitars and costs $8.Link - via clusterflock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/ice-cube-shaped-like-a-guitar/

Oh the Irony: Crime Fighter Eliot Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Scandal

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who built his crime-fighter reputation by taking on crime, corruption, and ironically, prostitution, was himself linked to a very expensive prostitution ring:Last week, federal prosec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/oh-the-irony-crime-fighter-eliot-spitzer-linked-to-prostitution-scandal/

How to Ship a Tiger to Canada

Instructables has a photo essay on the process of shipping a tiger to Canada. According to the author, guppie, the hard part is getting the tiger into the box. He had a little trouble actually finding a tiger,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/how-to-ship-a-tiger-to-canada/

Pickle Sickle

It’s just what you might think from the name -pickle juice in a popsicle! John Howard, a roller rink owner in Seguin, Texas, found that his frozen pickle juice treats were very popular with kids, so he started his ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/pickle-sickle/

Neatorama Suggestion Box

We’ve been thinking about a new project for Neatorama, a possibile way to bring you enhanced content. It’s still in the planning stage, so we want your input. What kind of things do you look for when you click on Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/neatorama-suggestion-box/

How well can you quote Andy Rooney?

The lunchtime quiz today at mental_floss is on veteran news correspondent Andy Rooney. His quotes are all over the internet, but many that have been attributed to him never actually came from his mouth. How we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/how-well-can-you-quote-andy-rooney/

Happy Birthday, Telephone!

Well back in 1876 an ol' boy named Bell Invented a contraption that we know so well By the 1950's they're in everybodys home It's a crazy little thing they call a telephone Now there's one in every corner, in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/happy-birthday-telephone/

Movie Scenes Made of LEGO

While we're on the subject - have a look at these neat LEGO creations, where someone has used the plastic building bricks and figs to re-create eight famous movie scenes. http://www.soothbrush.com/movie-lego-scene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/movie-scenes-made-of-lego/

Plastic Man in LEGO

This is the best comic character Legofication (is that a word? No? It should!) EVAR! Behold Plastic Man in LEGO, as done by Flickr user graznador2: Link - via Super PunchPlastic who? Plastic Man, dude! Even I know about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/plastic-man-in-lego/

Insane Conspiracies That Actually Happened

Cracked.com has a very interesting post about 7 insane conspiracies that actually happened. For example, here's The Business Plot:In 1933, group of wealthy businessmen that allegedly included the heads of Chase Bank,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/insane-conspiracies-that-actually-happened/

Cat of 1,000 Faces

A bit late for last Caturday and way too early for the next one, but what the heck: in this video clip by Jonathan Howells, check out Hugo, the cat of 1,000 faces! See if you know who they are ...Link [embedded YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/cat-of-1000-faces/

Vikings Were Stylish!

Photo: Annika LarssonPsst, remember all those somber Vikings in the movies? Well, Hollywood was wrong, according to textile researcher Annika Larsson of Uppsala University. She said that evidence from the Viking Age reve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/vikings-were-stylish/

BBC's Top 25 TV Put-Downs

The BBC has compiled its list of the Top 25 TV Put-Downs, including classic insults by Lord Blackadder and Carla from Cheers. For example: Edmund Blackadder - Blackadder II. To Lord Percy: "The eyes are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/bbcs-top-25-tv-put-downs/

Presidential Superstitions

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency Superstition is an American tradition in which even the presidents have taken part. Sometimes, though, their superstitions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/presidential-superstitions/

Can You Sit on This Chair Without Falling on Your Butt?

This peculiar chair, called the An Lena chair, was created by Simone Harbert as part of a student exhibition at the Burg Giebichenstein College of Art and Design in Germany.The piece was a commentary on parasitism, as it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/can-you-sit-on-this-chair-without-falling-on-your-butt/

Camera Counts People by Detecting Their Blood!

A new camera system is being tested to catch car pool (car-sharing) lane in Leeds, UK. Before, the police used labor-intensive and ordinary CCTV that could be fooled by dogs or inflatable dolls.The new camera promises to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/camera-counts-people-by-detecting-their-blood/

Balloon Tank

That's a model of the WWII German Panther tank, made out of balloon by artist Hans Hemmert: Link - via Like Cool...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/balloon-tank/

Ghetto Chic: the Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra Louis Vuitton Limited Edition

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the very definition of ghetto chic: the '89 Oldsmobile Cutlass Siera Louis Vuitton Limited Edition, decorated and driven by Steve LaNasa: this is my car. It all started when the hippie wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/ghetto-chic-the-oldsmobile-cutlass-sierra-louis-vuitton-limited-edition/

Trivia: The Awesomeness That Is Bic Pen

The Bic ballpoint pen was invented by Frenchman Marcel Bich in 1950.He dropped the "h" from Bich because he feared that people would call it the Bitch pen. Technically, it's name is the BIC CRISTAL.Each Bic pen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/trivia-the-awesomeness-that-is-bic-pen/

Quelle horreur! French Speakers Can't Agree on Genders of French Nouns

Ooh la la! Dalila Ayoun, a professor in French Linguistic, found that native French speakers can't agree on the genders of French nouns:Fifty-six native French speakers, asked to assign the gender of 93 masculine words,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/de-lhorreur-french-speakers-cant-agree-on-genders-of-french-nouns/

The Drugs in Our Drinking Water

An investigation by the Associated Press has found the presence of a vast array of pharmaceuticals, from antibiotics to anticonvulsants to sex hormones (albeit at a very low concentration) in the drinking water supplies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/the-drugs-in-our-drinking-water/

When a Casino Put a Pinball Machine in a Roomful of Poker Players ...

In the early 1990s, to keep people waiting in line to play poker happy, Los Angeles' Commerce Casino had a brilliant idea: put pinball machines in the waiting room!In a room full of gamblers, naturally it wasn't long tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/when-a-casino-put-a-pinball-machine-in-a-roomful-of-poker-players/

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is Going to be Awesome!

It's not often that we get really excited about a product release from Microsoft, but this one is cool (so cool it made tech blogger Robert Scoble cry!):Here's Harvard astrophysicist Roy Gould speaking at TED introducing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/microsoft-worldwide-telescope-is-going-to-be-awesome/

The Chinese Death Camp for Cats

To prepare for the Olympic Games, China has mounted an aggressive campaign to rid Beijing from ... cats! The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/the-chinese-death-camp-for-cats/

Asaekkiga Comic by Yang Young Soon

That's the awesomely funny - in a twisted way (kind of like PBF). It's the Korean cartoon Asaekkiga by Yang Young Soon. I found the first few in Adam Whitlock's blog. Then I've wasted an hour or so going through...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/10/asaekkiga-comic-by-yang-young-soon/




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