Archive for June 3rd, 2008

Stressed Out

(Live Leak link) A clear case of cubicle rage, although there’s no information on what caused it. Security cameras catch the whole thing on video, but no audio. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/stressed-out/

Stone-Age Men Killed For Their Women

If you think dating is hard today, it's nothing compared to 7,000 years ago: stone-age men "hunt" for women, and will kill for them:Many archaeologists have argued that women have long motivated cycles of v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/stone-age-men-killed-for-their-women/

Modern Day Elephant Man

James O'Neal suffers from neurofibromatosis, which leaves him looking like the modern day Elephant Man (he makes this comparison himself). Others would probably hide than work, but James is a remarkable man: he is workin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/modern-day-elephant-man/

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rap

Who didn't love Star Trek: The Next Generation at one time or another? Well, I can't say that I ever *loved* it, but I liked it enough to watch an awful lot of it once upon a time. Has it really been FOURTEEN YEARS s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/star-trek-the-next-generation-rap/

Design a Logo for deputydog!

After disappearing from the internet for a few months, deputydog has decided to become a full-time blogger. His first act is to solicit designs for a new logo for his site through a contest at Worth1000. The winning logo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/design-a-logo-for-deputydog/

Caption Monkey 32: Knock Knock. Who's There? Separation Anxiety, That's Who!

Photo: OliBWow (bow?) - today's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game is a photo from a fantastic section of the Los Angeles Times that I've just recently discovered. It's titled "Pets Behaving Badly,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/caption-monkey-32-knock-knock-whos-there-separation-anxiety-thats-who/

The Real Truth About the Alien in the Window

So, I'm sure you've all seen grainy video of the peeping Alien in the window, shot by Stan Romanek, a Colorado resident who claimed to have been abducted like 100 times by aliens. A ballot is now being sponsored by Jeff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/the-real-truth-about-the-alien-in-the-window/

Smuggler Sculpted Jesus Statue Out of Cocaine

Here's a strange tale of one drug smuggler who sculpted cocaine into a statue of Jesus, complete with painted-on flowing hair and a gold cape:A drug dealer named The Spider is wondering why his Jesus Christ still has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/smuggler-sculpted-jesus-statue-out-of-cocaine/

Dark Matter Still Confuses Scientists

After a decade of research, scientists have come to this conclusion about dark energy: they still have no idea what it is!Here's a fascinating article on the most mysterious force in the Universe, the dark energy, by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/dark-matter-still-confuses-scientists/

Honey, Do you Want a Star Trek or Star Wars Wedding?

Red shirt? Naw, man - She's too cute to die! And that borg telling the dude that "Resistance is futile"? Subtle. Real subtle.After you ask her to marry you, ask this question next: "So, Star Trek or Star W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/honey-do-you-want-a-star-trek-or-star-wars-wedding/

Firebreathing Electric Wheelchair

Greathouse Labs makes vehicles and fire machines. And vehicles that produce fire. The latest is a wheelchair outfitted with a flame thrower! According to Lance Greathouse, "It was made for the disabled person loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/firebreathing-electric-wheelchair/

Completely Insane Activities

Ever thought about taking up a new hobby? 10 Completely Insane Activities Probably Not Covered By Insurance has videos of each, from shark diving to extreme bungee jumping. My life insurance specifically state...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/completely-insane-activities/

Wealthy Comic Book Characters

We love to read about the people we want to be, like superheroes or wealthy people. Or both! The AV Club looks at 18 obscenely wealthy comic-book and cartoon characters. http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/where_do_t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/wealthy-comic-book-characters/

The Creepy Pencil

(Live Leak link) You know what they say about something too good to be true, and taking candy from strangers, etc etc. -via Unique Daily Update: Boing Boing posted this and commenters provided more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/the-creepy-pencil/

The Original American Cannibal

The following is an article from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION Alferd G. Packer holds a unique spot in American jurisprudence. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/the-original-american-cannibal/

Scientist Building Own Planet to Research Magnetic Field

We all know that the compass needle points north because of the Earth's magnetic field, but how exactly does the that field come about?Geophysicist Dan Lathrop at the University of Maryland wants to find out ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/scientist-building-own-planet-to-research-magnetic-field/

Quote: Bill Cosby on Children

"Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come home." - Bill Cosby, comedian and actor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/quote-bill-cosby-on-children/

The Secret to Optical Illusions: The Brain Looks Into the Future!

Image: Mark Changizi, RPILook at the image above: the red lines are completely straight, but if you stare into the central (vanishing) point, then they appear to curve outward. Now, researcher Mark Changizi of the Rensse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/the-secret-to-optical-illusions-the-brain-looks-into-the-future/

The Growing Stones of Romania

You're looking at something that is quite strange: these are rocks found in Romania called "trovants." The locals call them "growing stones," and for a good reason: after the rain, small round protrus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/the-growing-stones-of-romania/

Tank on Empty: Just How Far Can You Drive After the Gas Light Comes On?

During a road trip, the gas light on Justin Davis' car went on and he pondered the question that has puzzled mankind since the invention of the automobile: just how far can you drive after the gas light comes on?The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/tank-on-empty-just-how-far-can-you-drive-after-the-gas-light-comes-on/

Trivia: Metajoke Makes Fun of Itself

A metajoke is a joke that references itself as a joke.Here's an example: An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The bartender turns to them, takes one look, and says "What is this - some kin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/03/trivia-metajoke-makes-fun-of-itself/




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