Archive for April 16th, 2008

The Day of the Donut

(image credit: Kevin Collins) The Flickr group We Demand Donuts was the recipient of 10 dozen donuts at a donut shop in San Francisco today, courtesy of Flickr employee Matthew Rothenberg. The event began as a way of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/the-day-of-the-donut/

Illustrations of CNN's bad headlines

Pictured: "Baby with two faces worshipped as goddess." Kelly Chambers' CNN is like the worst ever is pure genius and a nice companion site to WTFCNN?. Via Gawker....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/illustrations-of-cnns-bad-headlines/

A Typical Day in Brazoria, Texas

Here's a typical day in Brazoria, Texas, according to its sheriff:When William Johnson made a couple of suspicious U-Turns at the intersection of Texas 35 and 288 early Sunday a state trooper pulled him over.*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/a-typical-day-in-brazoria-texas/

Trivia: Wild Bill Hickok Had a Brother Named Tame Bill

Legendary gunfighter and lawman James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok had a brother, nicknamed Tame Bill.His brother's name was Lorenzo Butler Hickok. The origin of the nickname "Wild Bill" was unclear. One popular s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/trivia-wild-bill-hickock-had-a-brother-named-tame-bill/

The Real Life Garfield

Meet Orazi, the real life Garfield. The portly cat weighs 35 lb. (16 kg) - so heavy that its owner Laura Santarelli of Eupilio, Italy, had trouble picking it up! LinkPreviously on Neatorama: Top 15 Amazingly Fat Cats (Or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/the-real-life-garfield/

Baby Fire Ants Play Dead When Attacked

Opossums aren't the only animals that play dead - turns out that fire ants do it too:When threatened by danger, the young insects will play dead to fake out an attacker."No one has ever reported this be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/baby-fire-ants-play-dead-when-attacked/

New Sony Ad: Foam City

Here's Sony's new commercial, Foam City, where the company blanketed the streets of Miami with loads of soapy foam to sell electronics. Yeah, I don't get it either ...Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/new-sony-ad-foam-city/

Origin of Alaskan Place Names

Yay for Alaska! Flip Todd of Todd Communications is hoping to publish an updated "Dictionary of Alaska Place Names" by Donald Orth. The book details humorous stories of the origin of various places in the state...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/origin-of-alaskan-place-names/

Survivalism is Making a Come Back

Old & busted: depending on the gub'ment for law & order.The new hotness: survivalism.Faced with a multitude of threats - from global warming to housing crisis to a declining economy, and spurred on by what they s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/survivalism-is-making-a-come-back/

Box Office One-Offs

The Lunchtime Quiz today at mental_floss is a little different from the multiple-choice quizzes we are used to. Can you name the ten top grossing movies that did NOT have a theatrical-release prequel, sequel, or were p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/box-office-one-offs/

Boy Got Butter Knifed in the Head!

When Tyler Hemmert and a friend were sitting on a park bench, a boy became angry and threw a butter knife at them:"When he threw it, we both ducked," said Nate Leach, Tyler's friend. "It just stuck him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/boy-got-butter-knifed-in-the-head/

Baaaaad Dog!

Bad idea: dog in your carReally bad idea: leaving dog alone in your carNeatorama-worthy: leaving dog with gastrointestinal problem alone in your carSee what this cutey-pie did to this guy's Infiniti G35 sportscar that re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/baaaaad-dog/

Mathematical Quilts

Elaine Krajenke Ellison is a retired math teacher who makes quilts. Her patterns represent math concepts in a beautiful way. Quilts serve as a visual introduction to mathematical concepts that allows students to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/mathematical-quilts/

Oldest Living Tree

A Norway spruce growing in Sweden has a root system that has been growing for 9,550 years! The tree is only about 13 feet tall, but the trunk is not the first first one grown from the roots. Leif Kullman, professor at Um...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/16/oldest-living-tree/






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