Archive for March 21st, 2008

The Dangers of Teleportation (Watch Where You Beam Me Down, Scotty!)

I've been a big fan of See Mike Draw since I stumbled across his blog last year ... Since then, he's posted a lot of new comic panels (all funny ... in a twisted way, of course!). After staring at it for a few minutes, I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-dangers-of-teleportation-watch-where-you-beam-me-down-scotty/

Robber Hypnotize Supermarket Clerks Into Handing Over Cash

Italian police is looking for this man, who robbed supermarkets by hypnotizing the checkout staff into giving him money: He waited until he got to a female bank clerk and, according to the video footage, appears to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/robber-hypnotize-supermarket-clerks-into-handing-over-cash/

Drug Runners Now Using Submersibles

The illicit underworld of drug smuggling has now gone underwater: drug runners from Colombia are using homemade (jungle-made?) semi-submersibles (built in the Colombian jungle to avoid detection) to bring cocaine to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/drug-runners-now-using-submersibles/

The Largest Gamma-Ray Burst Stellar Explosion Ever Seen by Humans

Photo: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler, et al.That's the aferglow of GRB 080319B, by far the brightest gamma-ray burst from a stellar explosion ever seen, as captured by NASA's Swift satellite. The burst was so bright that it c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-largest-gamma-ray-burst-stellar-explosion-ever-seen-by-humans/

Bizarro: What God Actually Said to Adam and Eve ...

So that's what God said to Adam and Eve ... If they had gotten it right, it would've saved the civilization a lot of trouble! See more Bizarro at Dan Piraro's excellent website and blog. (BTW, you can see him pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/bizarro-what-god-actually-said-to-adam-and-eve/

The Stories Behind Four Exorcisms

Maybe it's my nature as a writer, but after I have certain experiences I have to learn I possibly can about whatever it was that I experienced. After I watch a movie I rush to IMDB to check out the trivia. After I visi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-stories-behind-four-exorcisms/

Philippine Officials: Crucifying Yourself? Get a Tetanus Shot First!

Officials in the Philippines have just issued health warnings for people to get tetanus vaccinations before they ... flagellate themselves and are nailed to the cross! That's because on Good Friday dozens of devout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/philippines-officials-crucifying-yourself-get-a-tetanus-shot-first/

Japan's New Ambassador: Doraemon, the Robot Cat!

Japan has just appointed a new ambassador: Doraemon the robot cat!Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura appointed the cat an "anime ambassador," handing a human-sized Doraemon doll an official certificate at an inau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/japans-new-ambassador-doraemon-the-robot-cat/

The Simpsons Last Supper and More ...

Jeremy Barker of Popped Culture blog wrote to us about this: a compendium of 50 pop culture versions of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting The Last Supper.This one above is The Simpsons Last Supper:Depicting Homer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-simpsons-last-supper-and-more/

A Holy Day for Half the World

Friday, March 21st is Good Friday for Christians, but it’s also a sacred date for many other religions. People are celebrating Good Friday, Purim, Narouz, Eid Milad an Nabi, Small Holi, and Magha Puja. That doesn’t h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/a-holy-day-for-half-the-world/

Giant Marine Life in Antarctica

Scientists who just returned from a survey of the Ross Sea near Antarctica have found giant versions of sea creatures, such as jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and a starfish measuring 2 feet wide! Some of the 30,000 spe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/giant-marine-life-in-antarctica/

Leonard Nimoy Album Covers

[YouTube Link] Although familiar with Nimoy's bizarre music video "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins", I was unaware that he had a rather wide musical career. This video shows album covers from Nimoy's discography, as we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/leonard-nimoy-album-covers/

Rabbit Massage

(YouTube link) A live rabbit gets a rubdown from a lookalike mechanical bunny. Watch for the ear action! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/rabbit-massage/

The 21 Steps

The 21 Steps by Charles Cumming is a spy thriller told with Google Maps. The protagonist, of course, does a lot of traveling. Link -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-21-steps/

Animals Are People Too; They Like Getting Drunk!

In this 1974 cult favorite documentary by Jamie Uys, titled Animals are Beautiful People, there is a segment where they showed that animals are just like (some) people because ... they like getting drunk, too!... But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/animals-are-people-too-they-like-getting-drunk/

Puzzle Boy Flash Game

The game play of Puzzle Boy flash game (designed by Atlus) is simple, but the game is maddeningly addictive!All you have to do is guide the little boy in a blue hat from one end of the screen to the goal by navigating th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/puzzle-boy-flash-game/

The Best Kinematic Typography Clips on the Web

I'm a big fan of David Chen's Always Watching blog and I like typography, so this post is like a dream come true: a list of the neatest kinematic typography ("moving text", where words are used in lieu of peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-best-kinematic-typography-clips-on-the-web/

Marion Bataille's Typography Pop-Up Book

If you like the post above, you'll love this one: a typography pop-up book ABC3D by Marion Bataille.Fubiz got the video clip: http://www.fubiz.net/blog/index.php?2008/03/20/1491-popup-by-marion-bataille - Thanks Guil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/marion-batailles-typography-pop-up-book/

The Vice Guide Travels to North Korea

Want to go to places no tourist ever dream of visiting? Like Chernobyl, Beirut, and Congo? Well, the VICE Guide to Travel is the the travel guidebook for you!But even those places don't compare to where Shane Smith and h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/the-vice-guide-travels-to-north-korea/

Credit Card Companies Jack Up Interest For No Reason: Welcome to the World of Universal Default!

Consider this: you have a balance on your credit card and you've been diligent in paying the statements on time. Then BAM! Your credit card company double or even triple your interest rate for no apparent reason.Welcome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/credit-card-companies-jack-up-interest-for-no-reason-welcome-to-the-world-of-universal-default/

You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad, You Know It

A guy doing his own interpretation of Michael Jackson's song "Bad" during the Bulgarian "Music Idol" TV show. He didn't make it to the final. Link [YouTube] - Text.nu via Pushaidol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/you-know-im-bad-im-bad-you-know-it/

Edible Birds Nests

Feel like trying a different approach with your Easter eggs this year? How about a portion of chocolate bird nests? Over at Angry Chicken you will find the recipe for this delicacy made from shredded wheat and milk ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/21/edible-birds-nests/
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