Archive for May 16th, 2008

Troglodyte homunculus

I've successfully resisted the temptation to post one of the Bill O'Reilly meltdown videos that have been popping up this week - until now. This one is the funniest of them by far, selon moi, and I simply have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/troglodyte-homunculus/

'Bladerunner' Wins Appeal

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius (featured previously at Neatorama) has won an appeal and will compete to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. The 21-year-old, who runs on specially adapted carbon fibre blades after hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/bladerunner-wins-appeal/

Steve Job's and 6 Other Memorable Commencement Addresses

Dear graduating students, Our pal mental_floss has a neat post about the 7 Memorable Commencement Addresses, just in case yours isn't really up to par. For example, here's Steve Job's address to Stanford University's cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/steve-jobs-and-6-other-memorable-commencement-addresses/

Crazy Raspberry Ants Eat Electronics

First it was killer bees, then Argentine ants ... Now, welcome our electronic-eating ant overlords: It sounds like the plot of a farfetched science fiction movie. Unfortunately for the residents of Texas, it is very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/crazy-raspberry-ants-eat-electronics/

The Best Invention Since Peanut Butter

Here's the best invention since, well, sliced bread and peanut butter: Easy PB&J Jar by Sherwood Forlee:Peanut Butter: it's the greatest invention ever. The only downside to it, though, is the jar that it comes i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/the-best-invention-since-peanut-butter/

Chevy Ads Made Fun of Citroën's Transfomer Car

Do you remember the ads featuring the Citroën C4 car as a dancing Transformer? Well, Chevy just made fun of it in their new ad for the Aveo: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via DropKick MonkeyPreviously on Neator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/chevy-ads-made-fun-of-citrons-transfomer-car/

Solution to High Gas Prices: Your Own Backyard Ethanol Brewer?

Tired of paying through the nose at the gas pump? A company called E-Fuel Corporation is offering a backyard ethanol brewer that can produce up to 35 gallons of ethanol a week that you can pump directly into your car:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/solution-to-high-gas-prices-your-own-backyard-ethanol-brewer/

Jet vs. Train: Which is faster from London to Paris?

Two reporters for the UK's Telegraph news organization raced one another from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower, one traveling via the fast Eurostar train and the other flying via Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle. Who wins?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/jet-vs-train-which-is-faster-from-london-to-paris/

No stealing bases at graduation!

21-year-old William Lopez was ejected from his graduation ceremony Thursday at Yankee Stadium. New York University held its commencement at the ballpark because of construction at Washington Square Park. The students wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/no-stealing-bases-at-graduation/

NANA Saver

Here’s a gadget that will keep a half of a banana fresh. NANA Saver™ Banana Holder Eliminates waste so you can enjoy half now, and half later. Keeps a sliced banana fresher, longer by reducing exposure to air....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/nana-saver/

The Ampersand

Among blogs with very specific subjects, this is one of the most focused. It’s a blog dedicated to the ampersand, the typographical character for “and”. I like the ampersand. I think it is often the most attra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/the-ampersand/

5 Classics Written Under the Influence

Many writers seek extreme experiences, including getting drunk / high / ecstatic / wasted / buzzed. And while we're not exactly advocating altered states here, it did seem to take the edge off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/5-classics-written-under-the-influence/

Close Encounter of the Elephant Kind

This is why you should always get the extra insurance when renting a car to go on an African safari:"My sister and I drove in our Golf behind them. We saw a group of elephants and started taking photos when we s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/close-encounter-of-the-elephant-kind/

Money Ads

Brazilian newspaper Gazeta Mercantil's "Understand the real value of money" print ad uses shocking images of money to tout the newspaper's analysis of the financial market, as well as political and social event...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/money-ads/

Trivia: The "Losingest" National Soccer Team in History

The Sark National Football Team, nicknamed "The Bad Lions" is the "losingest" national soccer team in history.The Sark national football team represented the island of Sark in the International Island...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/trivia-the-losingest-national-soccer-team-in-history/

Quote: Jef Raskin on Exploding Shoes and Computers

"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." - Jef Raskin, computer scientist (started the M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/quote-jef-raskin-on-exploding-shoes-and-computers/

Fantastic Photo of a Volcanic Lightning Storm

Photo: Carlos Gutierrez/UPI/Landov Not only is Chile's long dormant Chaitén volcano now erupting, but it is creating some amazing volcanic lightning storms. All I can think of when I see the picture is "wow"*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/16/fantastic-photo-of-a-volcanic-lightning-storm/




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