Archive for May 3rd, 2008

Dog Survives 8 Days Under Rubble

Good Times Adventures employee Brian Mislansky and his dog Lulu were the only ones inside the business’ building in Breckenridge, Colorado when an explosion caused it to collapse. Mislansky was rescued four hours later...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/dog-survives-8-days-under-rubble/

Wrongcards

Wrongcards are ecards that say things normal ecards don’t. Like “Get well soon, because I’m not going back to jail for necrophilia” and “four out of five mental health professionals agree that i'm no danger t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/wrongcards/

A Bride Named Amy

(Metacafe link) When Brad and Amy got married, her friends and family put together an elaborate production number as a toast, totally without her knowledge. We are not sure how this was kept secret by everyone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/a-bride-named-amy/

Shy Child plays Musical Chairs live

New York-based band Shy Child plays a game of musical chairs on-stage live with fashion models at the Fashion Rocks 2007 exhibition. Cool band, cool tune, cool video. YouTube....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/shy-child-plays-musical-chairs-live/

Impossible smells exhibition opens

As reported by Telegraph.co.uk, scent professionals of many stripes were tapped for the "extinct and impossible" smells exhibition at the Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland in the northeast of England. They'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/impossible-smells-exhibition-opens/

Max Knight's Walking Bike

Can you walk your bike and ride it at the same time? You can with Max Knight's "Walking Bike." Instead of tires, Max uses 8 pairs of sneakers, complete with black ankle socks!Link - via Make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/max-knights-walking-bike/

World's Most Expensive Home: $2 Billion Skyscraper!

When the Ambani residence is finished next year, it will be the most expensive home in the world: a 27-story skyscraper in downtown Mumbai. The cost? $2 billion!But the Ambani family can well afford it, because Mukesh Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/worlds-most-expensive-home-2-billion-skyscraper/

Quote: H.L. Mencken on Conscience

"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking." - H.L. Mencken, journalist and satirist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/quote-hl-mencken-on-conscience/

Baby Monkey Cuddles with Teddy Bear

Conchita, a 3-week-old white-naped mangabey monkey, couldn't see her mother because she was recovering from a caesarean (I didn't know monkeys could get a caesarean, but there it is!).So, to make sure that Conchita doesn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/baby-monkey-cuddles-with-teddy-bear/

LOLBrimley: Cats That Look Like Wilford Brimley

Gato Island found not one, but five cats that look amazingly like Wilford Brimley. Behold, here are the LOLBrimleys: http://gatoisland.com/archive/wilfordbrimleycats/ - via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/lolbrimley-cats-that-look-like-wilford-brimley/

The Deadly Sport of Nigerian Boxing

No Marquess of Queensberry rules here ... This is Dembe, a brutal and sometimes deadly Nigerian boxing:"Before the bout starts, the boxer will wet the flax cord wrapped around his hand and cover it in sand to ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/the-deadly-sport-of-nigerian-boxing/

World's Longest Foosball Table

As an ad gimmick for Amstel Beer, Airworks built this XXL foosball table to accomodate 2 entire soccer teams (22 players): http://airworksinflatables.com/pages/projects_pages/table_football.html - via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/worlds-longest-foosball-table/

Captain Jack Sparrow LEGO Bust

"Captain Jack Sparrow is like a cross between Keith Richards and Pepé Le Pew"- Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean actorThat's Craig Steven's super-neat LEGO bust of Johnny Depp as Captain Jac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/captain-jack-sparrow-lego-bust/

The Aliens of Calgary

Did aliens just landed in western Canada? Some people have reportedly seen striking images of aliens on the wall of a Calgary home:"I looked out and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I've lost my mind,'" resident Kar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/the-aliens-of-calgary/

Trivia: Philematology

Philematology is the art or science of kissing.The origin of the word kiss comes from Old English cyssan ("to kiss"), which transformed into the Middle English kissen before becoming the word...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/trivia-philematology/

Spam Turns 30

On May 3, 1978, Gary Thuerk, a marketer with the Digital Equipment Corporation, sent the very first spam e-mail to 393 Arpanet users. You can read the actual e-mail and its consequences at the link. Image via Flickr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/spam-turns-30/

Crust, Mantle, Peanut Butter?

We all learned it growing up - The Earth's crust is made up of three distinct layers: Core, mantle, and crust. Unfortunately, as with other simplistic theories like the tongue map, scientists have recently discovered tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/crust-mantle-peanut-butter/

That's not Michigan

Fantastic "frozen wave" photos like this one have circulated on the internet to illustrate the 2008 Michigan cold snap. The accompanying text says they were taken in Macinaw City on Lake Huron. The photos are r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/thats-not-michigan/

Thai dog rescue!

My sister-in-law sent these photos from Bangkok. These two kids were spotted rescuing a small dog that was stuck in an aqueduct. Innovation and pluck! I love Thailand. [Flickr set]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/thai-dog-rescue/

10 Insulting Words You Should Know

There is a crisis of insults on the Web. On one hand, the volume of flames is very high yet the quality is poor. Gone are the days of the razor-sharp wit of Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill*, only to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/03/10-insulting-words-you-should-know/




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