Archive for April 29th, 2008

Porky Pooper and Friends.

To a kid, this candy dispenser must be either utterly disgusting, or the coolest thing ever. As one of Porky's distributors describes him: These cute little pigs dispense dainty candy doo doo for the munching ple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/porky-pooper-and-friends/

The Ultimate Act of Sportsmanship

Two NCAA Division II schools were playing softball. Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky had never hit a home run in her college career, but with the score tied 0-0, she hit one out of the park. Two players on base ran h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/the-ultimate-act-of-sportsmanship/

A Functional Wrist-Mounted Flame Thrower

(YouTube Link) The first 30 seconds of this video is a clip from one of the X-Men movies, and the rest is footage of an explanation and demonstration of this marvelous gadget. Link via Ace*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/a-functional-wrist-mounted-flame-thrower/

New Legless Lizard Species Found in the Brazilian Cerrado

Photo: Cristiano Nogueira / Conservation InternationalScientists from the Conservation International and Brazilian universities found 14 new species in the protected wooded grassland of Brazil's Cerrado. Amongst the new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/new-legless-lizard-species-found-in-the-brazilian-cerrado/

Caption Monkey 28: Lemur!

Photo: Tambako the Jaguar [Flickr]Yay! Today's the day for Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey contest. Your mission, should you accept it, is to caption this funny-looking ringtail lemur from the K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/caption-monkey-28-lemur/

President Bush's State of the Union Addresses Infographics

Inspired by the amazing infographics of Stephanie Posavec's "On The Map," David Sparks of The Arbitrarian blog put together his own set of sentence diagrams, focusing on the State of the Union Addresses given b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/president-bushs-state-of-the-union-addresses-infographics/

The Weavers Code, a Conspiracy Theory of the Cathars

In the 11th and 12th century, a Christian sect known as the Cathars swept through France. Amongst other things, they believed that matter was intrinsically evil and that Jesus could not have been both incarnate in the (s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/the-weavers-code-a-conspiracy-theory-of-the-cathars/

Crying Sumo Contest for Babies

Over the weekend, there was the "crying sumo" contest for babies:In crying sumo the babies are held up by amateur sumo wrestlers in a ring, and the baby who cries first is the winner. If both babies cry, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/crying-sumo-contest-for-babies/

Tightrope Driving

If you think your commute is horrendous, check out what Liu Suozhu of Henan Province, China, had to drive on:A Chinese man performed a breathtaking stunt by driving a car across two steel cables suspended 150ft above...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/tightrope-driving/

Man Imprisoned Daughter for 24 Years in Cellar

You've probably heard of this incredibly bizarre and sad story when it broke a couple of days ago: Josef Fritzl is an Austrian man who locked his daughter Elizabeth in a cellar beneath his house for 24 years and fathered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/man-imprisoned-daughter-for-24-years-in-cellar/

Top 20 Screen Robots

Which is your favorite movie robot? The time when our TV and cinema screens were full of clunky dustbins and oversized toasters just happy to help has long gone. Now robots look more like supermodels and want to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/top-20-screen-robots/

Obese Inmates Sues Over Weight Loss

19-year-old Broderick Laswell was arrested in Benton County, Arkansas last September on a murder charge. He weighed 413 pounds at the time. Since then, he has lost 105 pounds, and is now suing his jailers for starving hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/obese-inmates-sues-over-weight-loss/

Ford Ka Ad

(YouTube link) I think the point is that you can get a lot of people in the vehicle. The Ford Ka is manufactured in Spain and Brazil. -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/ford-ka-ad/

News Bloopers

Funny Accidents with Commentators - video powered by Metacafe Here are is a compilation of some really funny newscaster and weatherman bloopers. Wait until the end, you'll love that one...I know I did. Link:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/04/29/news-bloopers/






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