Archive for March 24th, 2008

Bulgarian Music Idol Contestant Sings Mariah Carey's "Ken Lee"

GeekAlerts posted a clip of this guy singing a cover of Michael Jackson's song "Bad" in Bulgarian "Music Idol" TV show a few days ago ... Here's another one: a 29-year-old Valentina Hasan from the vil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/bulgarian-music-idol-contestant-sings-mariah-careys-ken-lee/

The Praying Dog

Meet Conan, the praying dog:At a Zen Buddhist temple in southern Japan, even the dog prays. Mimicking his master, priest Joei Yoshikuni, a 1 1/2-year-old black-and-white Chihuahua named Conan joins in the daily praye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/the-praying-dog/

Do Free-Range Eggs Taste Better?

Carl Huber of theWAREHOUSE blog talked to a chicken farmer who was selling organic (though not "certified organic" - apparently, getting certified is an expensive process), free-range eggs in a farmer's market....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/do-free-range-eggs-taste-better/

And Now for a Quiz that’s Completely Different

I consider myself a big Monty Python fan, but I still didn’t know the answers to some of the trivia questions in this mental_floss quiz! See how you do in the Monty Python Lunchtime Quiz. http://www.mentalfloss.com/b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/and-now-for-a-quiz-thats-completely-different/

Throwzini Knife Holder

This knife block makes you feel like a circus knife-thrower in your own kitchen! It’s not yet in stock, but you can register to be notified when it becomes available. Link -via Dump Trumpet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/throwzini-knife-holder/

Re-Growing Organs

When Lee Spievack sliced off the end of his finger a few years ago, his brother sent him some powder to sprinkle on it. In four weeks, his fingertip had grown back! Dr. Steven Badylak explains: That powder is a subs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/re-growing-organs/

Obsolete Technologies

The Washington Post examined 209 items of technology, such as cassette tapes and physical currency, and social conventions, such as blind dates and body hair, that are on their way out.  Here's what the article...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/obsolete-technologies/

The Most Horrible English Words

Writinghood author Chang Lee Peng has a list of what he considers to be the 10 most difficult words to spell in the English language, such as Floccinaucihihilipilification, which means "act or habit to deny the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/the-most-horrible-english-words/

Tricks of the Trade: Selling to Children

The following is from Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader . Selling to kids is big business - children directly control and spend $24.4 billion worth of goods every year, and they inf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/tricks-of-the-trade-selling-to-children/

Please Help Miss Cellania with Her Weird Computer Problems

Neatorama author and super nice gal Miss Cellania is having a bit of a computer problem:My word processor takes fits. I will type a sentence (and I’m not the world’s fastest typist) and then sit back and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/please-help-miss-cellania-with-her-weird-computer-problems/

Neatorama Update: Any Faster? Seeing a Redirection Error?

Talkin' bout computer errors, we've been tinkering with Neatorama's caching system and some of you have emailed me about a weird redirection error.If you can't see Neatorama's post permalinks or comments (you get redirec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/neatorama-update-any-faster-seeing-a-redirection-error/

Flying Carp in the Illinois River

CNN reporter David Mattingly is doing a story on Asian carp invasion of the Illinois River and the rest of the Mississippi river system. The carp are unusual that they actually leap out of the water into the boat!See wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/flying-carps-in-the-illinois-river/

Pulp Heroes: Comics with Pulp Magazine Style Covers

For its annual issues in 1997, DC Comics put pulp magazine (or pulp fiction) style illustrations as covers. They called the series "Pulp Heroes." (Sadly, this seems to be a one time only thing).Super Punch blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/pulp-heroes-comics-with-pulp-magazine-style-covers/

The Secret of Weight Loss of Yore: Tape Worms!

StacyBee snapped this photo of a strange weight loss technique of yore: tape worms! The labels on the jars said: "Sanitized Tape Worms, Jar Packed, "Friends for a Fair Form", and Easy to Swallow. The poste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/the-secret-of-weight-loss-of-yore-tape-worms/

DIY Lightsaber Kit

Growing up, I've always wanted a lightsaber and one day, my parents bought one for me and my brother and I was disappointed that it was such a horrible, cheap plastic piece of crap!But this one promises to be different:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/diy-lightsaber-kit/

The Black Button: Would You Kill a Stranger for $10 Million if You Couldn't Get Caught?

The Black Button is a short film by Lucas Crandles. It's premise is simple yet intriguing: if you couldn't get caught, would you kill a stranger for $10 million?Mr Roberts finds himself awoken inexplicably in a white...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/the-black-button-would-you-kill-a-stranger-for-10-million-if-you-couldnt-get-caught/

The Cuban Woman Soldier of The U.S. Civil War

We had a story about military doctor James Barry turning out to be a woman before, but apparently that wasn't the only case of military gender switcharoo. Here's the story of Loretta Janeta Velasquez, a Cuban-born wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/the-cuban-woman-soldier-of-the-us-civil-war/

Dealer Reneged on Deal Saying eBay Auction Was a "Mistake": Does Complaining on the Net Work?

For me, buying a car is about as enjoyable as a root canal. And a story like this one just reinforces the low opinion I have of dealerships in general. In a nut shell, a guy bid on eBay auction for a brand new BMW. The a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/03/24/dealer-reneged-on-deal-saying-ebay-auction-was-a-mistake-does-complaining-on-the-net-activism-work/




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