Archive for June 10th, 2008

If Hillary had won...

Somebody produced this wonderful song and dance video celebrating The Clintons' return to the White House. Alas, it wasn't to be. [Link]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/if-hillary-had-won/

Scanner Plays Beethoven's Ode to Joy

Miss C recently posted the floppy disk drive that plays Imperial March - turns out, that's not the only computer peripheral that can play music. Here's a HP scanner that plays Beethoven's Ode to Joy: hit play or go to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/scanner-plays-beethovens-ode-to-joy/

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Do you see the sign in the upper right-hand corner? Photo: lonecellotheory [Flickr]My brother sent me this little gem, which apparently has been making its round on the web for the past few months:BARAC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road/

Fishing Monkey

Long-tailed macaque monkeys are really good at finding food - be it finding fruits in the jungle or snatching one from an unsuspecting tourist - and now, scientists have discovered something new about the species: they c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/fishing-monkey/

Anger Release Machine Smashes Fine China For You

In this art piece, artists Katja Kublitz and Ronnie Yarisal created a vending "Anger Release" machine where you plunk in some change, select the fine china you'd want destroyed and watch the object fall and sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/anger-release-machine-smashes-fine-china-for-you/

Kitten Saved by Vacuum Cleaner

Firefighters in Dunbar, Scotland used a vacuum cleaner to extract a newborn kitten from a drain it had fallen into! It is thought its mother had climbed behind the kitchen sink to give birth. Rescuers used a vib...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/kitten-saved-by-vacuum-cleaner/

The Imperial March on Floppy Disc

(YouTube link) OK, I don’t know how it’s done and I can’t find any technical information behind it, but apparently you can play music on a floppy disc with a stepper motor. I found a link to this post in the com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/the-imperial-march-on-floppy-disc/

Doomsday cult leader predicts nuclear war by Thursday, June 12, 2008

House of Yahweh church leader Yisrayl Hawkins of Abilene, Texas has instructed his followers to prepare for the nuclear war which is to take place this Thursday, June 12 at the latest. He and his followers have set as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/doomsday-cult-leader-predicts-nuclear-war-by-thursday-june-12-2008/

Safety At Work

A few things came to my mind when I saw this clip. 1) Why have a loaded gun in plain site at the office? 2) Who woud be stupid enough to go straight to the trigger and pull it? 3) Whas there anyone in front of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/safety-at-work/

Star Wars Meet the Laugh-Out-Loud Cat

How awesome is that? Our pal Adam "Ape Lad" Koford drew this envelope art of Kitteh and Pip of the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats running into Star Wars "hoboes" Jab-bo and R2-D2-bo!! (Love the Ackbar reference...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/star-wars-meet-the-laugh-out-loud-cat/

Parasite Turns Host Into Bodyguard

Scientists have known for a while that parasites can induce "behavioral modification" in its hosts - but this one is new: a parasite that turns its host into a bodyguard!Inside the caterpillar host, a cruel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/parasite-turns-host-into-bodyguard/

Sharks Developing Taste for Human Flesh

Jose Leonardo Castillo, chief shark investigator for Mexico's National Fishing Institute, proposed one theory for a recent spate of shark attacks in Mexico: the sharks have developed a taste for human flesh!The beach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/sharks-developing-taste-for-human-flesh/

Burglar Picked the Wrong House ...

Bad idea: burgling a homeReally bad idea: burgling a home with a dogNeatorama-worthy: the dog is a gigantic 300+ lb mastiff guard dog, a breed of dog used in ancient tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/burglar-picked-the-wrong-house/

Is teh InterWeb Making Us Stupid?

Nicholas Carr started noticing the change in the way he thinks a few years ago, starting with his decreased ability to focus while reading books. When he mentioned his problem to his friends - most of them literary types...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/10/is-teh-interweb-making-us-stupid/
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