Archive for May 22nd, 2008

Burma's dangerous hip-hop scene

Who would have thought that Burma (aka Myanmar) has a hip-hop scene? I guess that little surprises me anymore. Hip-hop lends itself well to the voice of the discontent underclass almost regardless of where it rears i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/burmas-dangerous-hip-hop-scene/

Six Awards You Probably Don't Want to Win

Obviously we've all heard of the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Emmys – all of the big players during awards season. But have you heard of the Golden Snowball? There are all kinds of awards out there for just about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/six-awards-you-probably-dont-want-to-win/

Gas Prices: How High is TOO High?

California has reached a dubious milestone today, the statewide average price for self-serve regular gasoline has just crossed above $4 per gallon (even though it has been that high in some cities in the State for a whil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/gas-prices-how-high-is-too-high/

California Congresswoman's Home Repo'd

How bad is the housing market in California? How about it's so bad that one California Congresswoman couldn't make her house payments and got her home repossessed:She helps make laws, but one California Congresswoman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/california-congresswomans-home-repod/

Giant Steampunk "Telescope" Connects London and New York

Photo: cowfish [Flickr] - via Cowfish BlogIn 1877, a French editor mistook the fake invention of "telectroscope" (an electronic telescope that projects images just like a modern TV) as real, and even attributed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/giant-steampunk-telescope-connects-london-and-new-york/

Funny Photos of TV

Mike Sacks, a writer for Vanity Fair and other magazines, has a website in which he compiles funny television screen photos. Somehow, the collection is quite fascinating - indeed, more fascinating than actually watching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/funny-photos-of-tv/

10 Awesome Facts about Indiana Jones

Did you know that Tom Sellect almost played Indiana Jones? Or that there was an elephant almost ruined the Temple of Doom's nightclub scene? Or that the latest one was almost named Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/10-awesome-facts-about-indiana-jones/

Strange Crustacean Undergoes Reverse Evolution

Y-larvae or facetotectans were first discovered in 1899, but no one actually knew the adult form of the crustaceans ... until now. Scientists dosed the y-larvae with a hormone to force them into a growth spurt and discov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/strange-crustacean-undergoes-reverse-evolution/

Biotech Company to Auction Dog Cloning

California biotech company BioArts International is holding an unusual auction, called Best Friends Again. With bidding starting at $100,000, the company promises to ... clone your dog!His new company, BioArts, began...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/biotech-company-to-auction-dog-cloning/

Visuwords: Graphical Dictionary and Thesaurus

Visuwords is a neat online graphical dictionary and thesaurus. The website allows you to look up a word's definition and find synonyms in a network of nodes called "synsets." Kind of neat! Link - Thanks Eli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/visuwords-graphical-dictionary-and-thesaurus/

Cinematic Influences of Star Wars

Before the Galaxy Far, Far Away, there was The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Greg Davies wrote a neat post on Cineleet about the cinematic influences on Star Wars: movies that inspired George Lucas and colored various sce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/cinematic-influences-of-star-wars/

Using Own Social Security Number in Ads Turned Out Not to be a Good Idea After All!

Bad Idea: Telling strangers your social security number.Really Bad Idea: Broadcasting it nationwide to advertise your fraud-prevention company.Neatorama Worthy: Getting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/using-own-social-security-number-in-ads-turned-out-not-to-be-a-good-idea-after-all/

15 Living Walls, Vertical Gardens & Sky Farms

Vertical gardening is taking off all over the world. Living walls are not only a statement, they’re works of art! They are also cooling and calming, they freshen the air, and some produce flowers and vegetables as we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/15-living-walls-vertical-gardens-sky-farms/

What Is It? Game 63

This week's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange contraption: do you know what it is for?Place your guess in the comment section - no prize this week, you're playing for bragging rights and fun only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/what-is-it-game-63/

Explosions on the Moon

Over the past couple of years, NASA has been watching flashes of light on the moon. It’s not a new phenomenon; they began observing the moon’s surface to prepare for the future lunar mission project. The explosions a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/explosions-on-the-moon/

Typo Hunt

Typo Hunt Across America is the blog of the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). They spent the last couple of months not only finding and pointing out typos on public signs, they also corrected them or tried to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/22/typo-hunt/






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