Archive for April 26th, 2008

Student Twitters Himself Out of Jail

UC Berkeley graduate student James Karl Buck, who was in Egypt covering an anti-government protest when he was arrested, helped free himself with ... twitter! On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/student-twitters-himself-out-of-jail/

Trivia: The Sleepiest Animal in the World

The sleepiest animal in the world is the koala, who sleeps 22 hours a day.Next is the sloth (20 hours), armadillo and opossum (tied at 19 hours each), lemur (16 hours), then hamster and squirrel (tied at 14 hours each)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/trivia-the-sleepiest-animal-in-the-world/

The Annual Stupid Robot Contest in (Where Else?) Japan

Gotta love Japan! Every year, Maiwa Electronics hosts The Stupid Robot Contest to determine whose robot is the silliest.The contest rules are simple (and brilliant!):1. It must be mechanical2. It must be completely usele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/the-annual-stupid-robot-contest-in-where-else-japan/

Why Food Prices Are Skyrocketing

What's going on with food? Rice price has skyrocketed around the world, leading to riots in third world countries like Bangladesh, Haiti, Egypt, and the Philippines. Two large warehouse chains in the US (Costco and Sam's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/why-food-prices-are-skyrocketing/

Indiana Jones Amigurumi Doll

Crafster Sammi Resendes of Geek Central Station made this awesome Indiana Jones amigurumi doll, which comes complete with Indy's whip and hat and indispensable accessories of the holy grail, magic stones, and the golden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/indiana-jones-amigurumi-doll/

A 45-Year-Old Single Mother is Going After the RIAA

Meet Tanya Andersen, a 45-year-old single mother who was sued by the RIAA for music piracy, and won (her case was dismissed after RIAA's own computer experts proved that she did not pirate any music).Now, Tanya is taking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/a-45-year-old-single-mother-is-going-after-the-riaa/

Quote: Dave Barry on Religion

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them." - Dave Barry, author and humorist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/quote-dave-barry-on-religion/

Surgeons Remove 125-Pound Belly from Russian Woman

In America, many of us can be lax with our eating habits. Sometimes it requires a week of exercise to compensate for a holiday's worth of gorging. But in more extreme cases, it requires a team of surgeons to undo. Surgeo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/26/surgeons-remove-125-pound-belly-from-russian-woman/
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