Archive for June 9th, 2008

Spock Monkey

A Spock Monkey. Why didn’t I think of that? Sock monkeys are available in other characters from Star Trek, too. Order now and get a free tribble! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/spock-monkey/

New Talent on 60 Minutes

You’ll probably get a kick out of this fantasy introduction to the TV news show 60 Minutes that includes... well, just about everyone. Link -via Grow-A-Brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/new-talent-on-60-minutes/

Obama, Japan

Residents of Obama, Japan (pop. 34,000) are delighted that Barack Obama is running for president in the US. The campaign has put their town on the map, so to speak, when smaller towns in Japan are competing for new res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/obama-japan/

Read This Post. Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200.

I love me a good game night. Monopoly gets pretty cut-throat when we're at my in-laws – cheating bankers, people hiding money, my brother-in-law yelling at people about the free market. It's a blast, actually. But I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/read-this-post-do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-200/

State of Dress by Robin Barcus

Left: Lily Pad Dress (2000); Right: Dandelion Dress (1999), photo by Trudi EntwistleI am in awe of Robin Barcus' fashion/art. In her series called "State of Dress," Robin creates unusual dresses from natural in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/state-of-dress-by-robin-barcus/

10 Amazing Monuments to War Heroes

Our pal WebUrbanist (neat new blog layout!) has a really neat post about the 10 amazing monuments commemorating war heroes. This one to the left is the 38th (Welsh) Division Memorial, depicting the defiant Red Dragon of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/10-amazing-monuments-to-war-heroes/

Brave Traffic Warden Tickets a Police Car

Ever seen a police car parked illegally? Well, no one is above the law according to this brave traffic warden in Liverpool, England:With no thought for his own future safety, the attendant leapt into action to make h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/brave-traffic-warden-tickets-a-police-car/

Email Sent to Those Left Behind After The Rapture

If you're swept up to Heaven in the Rapture, who'll tell your loved ones left behind on Earth? For $40 a year, this new website will: Users can also upload up to 150 megabytes of documents, which will be protected by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/email-sent-to-those-left-behind-after-the-rapture/

Parents Won Legal Battle to Name Kid "Lego"

After a legal battle, a Swedish couple have won the right to name their baby son ... Lego! Couples in Sweden have previously run into trouble with officials over the names Ikea, Veranda, Metallica and the use of Elvi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/parents-won-legal-battle-to-name-kid-lego/

6 Historic Figures Who Were Celibate

Some weren’t interested, some didn’t know what they were missing, and others just gave up sex for one reason or another. These six were mostly creative types who were obsessed with their work ahead of... everything e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/6-historic-figures-who-were-celibate/

World’s Oldest Student Forced to Drop Out

88-year-old Kimani Nganga Maruge began his education in 2004 after Kenya introduced free primary schooling. That’s when he set the world record for the oldest person to ever start primary school. He attended for four y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/worlds-oldest-student-forced-to-drop-out/

Middle Initials

You know the names, but do you know what that initial stands for? Today’s mental_flosss quiz tests your knowledge of famous people with middle initials. I scored 50%, which is about what I expected. http://w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/middle-initials/

Take a Stroll Down Computing Memory Lane

It's hard to believe that there was a time before high-speed Internet access, wi-fi, or even USB. Back then, the word "computer" meant a big beige desktop box with a bulky CRT monitor - no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/take-a-stroll-down-computing-memory-lane/

Quote: Francis Bacon on Children

"Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter. They increase the cares of life, but the mitigate the remembrance of death." - Francis Bacon, English philosopher and statesman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/quote-francis-bacon-on-children/

Chess + Wu Tang Clan = WuChess

I'm sure that chess is not what pops into most people's minds when you say "hip hop music," but that's what RZA of Wu Tang Clan wanted to change. He just launched a new website called WuChess, "the world's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/chess-wu-tang-clan-wuchess/

10 Stupid Tattoos

Before you get that trendy tattoo, read this article by Johnny Wright over at our pal YesButNoButYes blog:With other fads, you can participate and not make it a lifetime commitment. You can take the double hoop earrings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/09/10-stupid-tattoos/
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