Archive for March 19th, 2008

The Internet ... on Videotapes!

Andy Baio of Waxy is digitizing his collection of VHS tapes about the Internet from the early to mid-1990s. The earliest snapshots in the Wayback Machine are from the mid 90s, so Andy said that "this represents piec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/the-internet-on-videotapes/

Excavating a Mummified Dinosaur

When Tyler Larson, a 25-year-old doctoral paleontology student at Yale University discovered a dinosaur on his uncle's ranch almost a decade ago, he stumbled upon something truly rare, a 65-million-year-old mummified duc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/excavating-a-mummified-dinosaur/

Son Hired Stripper for His Father's Funeral

To fulfill a promise, Cai Ruigong hired an erotic dancer to perform at his father's funeral: Son, Cai Ruigong, paid her more than £80 to dance in memory of his late father, reports United Daily News.Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/son-hired-stripper-for-his-fathers-funeral/

Father and Son Forehead Tattoo Enthusiasts

Meet Floyd and Justin Bebee, a father and son team and obviously forehead tattoo enthusiasts. The Smoking Gun has the story:In a TSG interview, Floyd Bebee, a father of eight, said that he has a tattoo on the back of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/father-and-son-forehead-tattoo-enthusiasts/

Couple's Beloved Dogs Made Into Sweaters

After they lost their beloved dogs, Beth and Brian Willis of Newcastle, England, found a unique way to keep their beloved pets close to their hearts: by turning their fur into sweaters!After seeing a picture of Princ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/couples-beloved-dogs-made-into-sweaters/

Angel Dust Store

Photo: PeterkellystudiosNeatorama reader Peter Kelly took a photo of this unfortunately named "Angel Dust" store in Cairo Egypt. Either the term just doesn't have the same meaning there or they're selling somet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/angel-dust-store/

Black Facial Tissue from Japan (Where Else?)

Attention hipsters: you wear black t-shirt, black jeans, black shoes ... but still use white tissues to blow your nose? You need this: a box of Japanese black facial tissue.Spiddlement blog has more pics: Link - Than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/black-facial-tissue-from-japan-where-else/

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

“The most complicated thing that humans have ever built” describes the Large Hadron Collider ready to begin operations next month. Built underground, it runs 17 miles across the borders of two countries (Switzerlan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/cerns-large-hadron-collider/

Dot Dot Dot.com, the Quiz

The luchtime quiz today at mental_floss is based on a quirk in Sandy’s websurfing experience. We’ve all spent time goofing off on the Web… Googling our own names, clicking on weird links, thwacking penguins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/dot-dot-dotcom-the-quiz/

Saved by a Toddler

2-year-old Joshua Brookes dialed 999 when his mother Isobel fell unconscious. The operator was able to keep Joshua on the line long enough to trace the call to his home in Wigan, England. She instructed Joshua to let the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/saved-by-a-toddler/

Electric Origami

This origami cube is more than just an LED paper lantern. Its circuitry is made of flexible aluminum foil fused to the paper! You can make it yourself with instructions from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, and you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/electric-origami/

Car Washing Analyzed

If you never read about cars, you’ll want to make an exception for this one. Jeremy Clarkson (whose reviews are always worth reading) was supposed to write a review of the Renault Laguna Sport Tourer Dynamique. He didn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/car-washing-analyzed/

Extreme and Modern Beds

Freshome has a collection of 16 of the Most Extreme & Modern Beds You’ll Ever See. Some are space-saving ideas, some convert into other furniture, some are powered to do things, and some are just beautiful designs. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/extreme-and-modern-beds/

Disease-Causing Critters

A 16th century Japanese medical text included illustrations of the mythical creatures that cause disease when they invade the body. Although the basic concept proved to be true, bacteria and viruses were not visible at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/disease-causing-critters/

Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Last Message

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, a giant in the science fiction genre and early proponent of the geosynchronous satellite orbit, has died.Recently, Sir Arthur videotaped his reflections on his 90th birthday, in which he talked abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/19/sir-arthur-c-clarkes-last-message/
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