Archive for May 28th, 2008

Kooky Japan story of the day: the cat that saved a railway station

Sometimes, especially when it comes to stories out of Japan, the blogger of "neat" things must keep it in his pants lest the sheer goofiness of the story push him over the edge. This may in fact be one of those storie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/kooky-japan-story-of-the-day-the-cat-that-saved-a-railway-station/

Britain's got Talent: Michael Jackson meets Bhangra

They came, they saw, they were pretty cool, all things considered. An Asian act called "Signature" made a splash on the UK's performing talent cousin of American-idol show Britain's Got Talent. Signature really broug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/britains-got-talent-michael-jackson-meets-bhangra/

Storeowner to Shoplifter: Gimme Your Shoe or I Call the Cops!

Gabe Fidanque, owner of Wagon Wheel Liquors in Durango, Colorado, was tired of losing as much as $1000 a month to shoplifters, so he instituted his own punishment: he told those caught shoplifting to give him one of thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/storeowner-to-shoplifter-gimme-your-shoe-or-i-call-the-cops/

Temple in Spare Bedroom Attracts 50,000 Worshippers

The queue to enter the Hindu Temple is long, people from all over the world sometimes wait for hours to enter a shrine created by Mrs. Sushila Karia and her husband Dhirajlal.This may not be a strange sight for a temple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/temple-in-spare-bedroom-attracts-50000-worshippers/

Bus + VW Kombi = This

Photo: hellolukira Continuing our strange bus shenanigans, here's what happened when a bus "swallowed a VW kombi ... Thanks Lukira! | One more photo of the Solstice Bus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/bus-vw-kombi-this/

Grieving Man Climbed into Morgue Freezer to Die with Girlfriend

This is weird, but in a sad way: a man grieving over the death of his girlfriend tried to kill himself by climbing into a morgue freezer to be with her! The 41-year-old man was discovered on Monday when workers detec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/grieving-man-climbed-into-morgue-freezer-to-die-with-girlfriend/

The Kobe Bryant Snake Jump

Alex posted earlier about Kobe Bryant speaking fluent Italian - very cool, indeed. His post linked to a video of Kobe jumping over a pool of snakes. I ran across the snake jump video itself on YouTube just now and fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/the-kobe-bryant-snake-jump/

"Wolverine" Frogs

In the comics, Wolverine painfully pops his claws out right through his skin, and when they retract, his skin heals up. There’s a group of frogs in Africa that do the same thing! The frogs defend themselves with s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/wolverine-frogs/

Fred Astaire in Smooth Criminal

(YouTube link) This video remix stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Leslie Caron dancing to Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal". The dance sequences were taken from the 1953 film The Band Wagon and the 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/fred-astaire-in-smooth-criminal/

Which Has More Calories?

Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your food knowledge. In each question, you are given two items and you decide which has more calories. I only scored 40%, but every question I missed had an item I’m not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/which-has-more-calories/

Bus + Bus = This

While we are on the subject of funny-looking yellow busses, how about this Topsy-Turvy bus? Created by car artist Tom Kennedy, the bus toured the US last year to “dramatically depict America’s upside down budget pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/bus-bus-this/

Shark Attack in Bedroom

14-year-old Sam Hawthorne was bitten by a shark in his sleep! He was sleepwalking one night and walked right into a trophy shark’s head that was hanging on his bedroom wall. His mother found him bleeding from a wound o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/shark-attack-in-bedroom/

Urban Garden Shed Offices

Working from home is not easy, but it’s easier when you have an office you can use just for work. If you have a shed or room to build one, it can become a home office away from the distractions of the house. Here are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/urban-garden-shed-offices/

Caption Monkey 31: Bathroom Trouble on the Space Station

Today's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey has a little twist: your task is to do your best to provide the funniest commentary on the recent toilet problem at the International Space Station.But first, the story. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/caption-monkey-31-bathroom-trouble-on-the-space-station/

Bird Nailed by Baseball Pitch

Ouch! A poor bird got nailed when it flew into the path of a baseball pitch: hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/bird-nailed-by-baseball-pitch/

Star Trek Cake

Baker extraordinaire Duff Goldman of the Food Network TV series "Ace of Cakes" turned out to be quite the Trekker. He created this excellent (though flawed - what's Scotty doing in the navigator's seat?) Star T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/star-trek-cake/

Quote: Jonathan Swift on a Bold Man

"He was a bold man that first eat an oyster." - Jonathan Swift, author...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/quote-jonathan-swift-on-a-bold-man/

Bus + Cat = This

Photo: MisterWMiss C's post about a bus and train combo reminded me of another bus "mash up" this time with a cat ... Behold the Cat Bus (presumably inspired by the Nekobus in the Japanese anime My Neighbor Tot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/bus-cat-this/

Does Pollution Cause More Girls to be Born than Boys?

Something strange is happening on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reservation in Canada, just across the border from Michigan: many more girls are being born than boys, and the reason might be toxic pollution ...The steepes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/does-pollution-cause-more-girls-to-be-born-than-boys/

Blogging: It's Good For Your Health!

Besides fame and fortune, here's another reason why you should blog: it's good for your health.Jessica Wapner of Scientific American wrote why scientists think that blogging (and other forms of expressive writing) are be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/blogging-its-good-for-your-health/

Trivia: Travelling by Helium Balloons

In 1982, Larry Walters tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawnchair and flew over Los Angeles.Lawnchair Larry planned to rise 100 feet above the ground, but he actually flew to an altitude of 16,000 feet (3 mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/28/trivia-travelling-by-helium-balloons/






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