Archive for June 16th, 2008

Ticketed for Wearing a Speedo!

Bob Hezzelwood, aka "Beach Bob" was sitting on the South of Bonita Beach in Florida when he was ticketed ... for wearing a speedo!Beach Bob says that routine was broken up when a Lee County Sheriff's Deputy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/ticketed-for-wearing-a-speedo/

Tomorrowland Dream House at Disneyland

Disneyland has a new Tomorrowland attraction, called the Innoventions Dream Home, a showcase/model home built by Taylor Morrison that is chockful of new technology from HP, Microsoft, and Life|ware. The interactive mirro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/tomorrowland-dream-house-at-disneyland/

Strange Things People Have Microwaved

Remember when you put a can or an aluminum foil in the microwave when you were a kid (and didn't know any better)?Well, here are YouTube clips of the strangest 20 things that grown people have microwaved. Someone even ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/strange-things-people-have-microwaved/

Scratch-and-Sniff + Postage = Scented Stamps

In the past few decades, in order to raise revenue, postal administration of various countries have issued a growing number of .... scented stamps!This one to the left is the coffee-scented stamp by the Brazilian postal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/scratch-and-sniff-postage-scented-stamps/

Portrait of Greg

Artist Ralph Dickinson has made a short film that profiles a dear friend of mine from college, Greg Grey. Greg was and is a beautiful person. He is one of those rare geniuses who straddles that ragged edge between br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/portrait-of-greg/

Accidental breast reduction hobbles online game Age of Conan

[cc-licensed image courtesy Flickr user chaospheonx] There's trouble in the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game universe of Age of Conan:Along with its solid gameplay and excellent graphics Age of Conan h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/accidental-breast-reduction-hobbles-online-game-age-of-conan/

Psst: Super Secret mental_floss Magazine Deal

Psst! Our friend mental_floss is running a super secret deal for their excellent magazines. They told me that it's the best subscription deal for the magazine ever, and I believe it ... I can't tell you the price here on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/psst-super-secret-mental_floss-magazine-deal/

Neatoramabot T-Shirt

W00t! Thanks to Neatorama reader Mel Phistopheles of Black is the New Black blog who sent us a photo of himself wearing the Neatoramabot T-Shirt. It looks great, Mel!If you get your own T-shirt from our new online store,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/neatoramabot-t-shirt/

Strangest Internet Cafes From Around the World

Ah, Internet Cafes ... it used to be just a place where you can browse the Internet and grab a cup of coffee, but competition being what it is, some Internet cafes are offering something a little more than a cup of joe:....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/strangest-internet-cafes-from-around-the-world/

Shower Curtain Smell? Yup, Toxic.

Ever smelled a new shower curtain? According to the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a Virginia-based advocacy group, that smell is toxic:Vinyl shower curtains release over 100 toxic chemicals into the air...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/shower-curtain-smell-yup-toxic/

Optical Illusion Speed Bump

Philadelphia has a clever new program to try to get drivers to slow down: optical illusion speed bumps!The city is putting out high-tech plastic devices that create a 3-D image that looks like a bump in the road. Chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/optical-illusion-speed-bump/

Firefox 3's Guinness World Record Attempt

I <3 Firefox (Neatorama just downloads and displays faster on Firefox than any other browser) - so it's my pleasure to try and help spread the word about Firefox 3's Download Day 2008.In one sentence: on June 17, 2008...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/firefox-3s-guinness-world-record-attempt/

Cat and Bear, BFF

Muschi the cat and Meuschen the bear are so close that zookeepers in Berlin had to reunite them after they were separated: The pair were split up last October when the bear was locked in a cage while her living space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/cat-and-bear-bff/

Cat Adopts Rat (Or Just Saving It For Later?)

In other strange animal pairing news, a pet cat in China has adopted a rat which she nurses alongside her four kittens! Sun, 81, says that a neighbour came to see the kittens on the day they were born and was amazed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/cat-adopts-rat-or-just-saving-it-for-later/

The Bikini Effect

Men, do you have trouble sticking to diets and budgets? Belgian researcher Bram Van Den Bergh may have identified the culprit: The Bikini Effect.In the study, detailed in the Journal of Consumer Research, men alterna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/the-bikini-effect/

UFOs in Texas: Aliens May Just Be Looking For Milk

Something strange is happening in the skies over a small Texas town - and with so many people as witnesses, it's hard to dismiss it as simply a hoax: Stephenville, Texas, may have just seen UFOs! They first saw a set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/ufos-in-texas-aliens-may-just-be-looking-for-milk/

Dolphin "Mass Suicide": Is Sonar to Blame?

Early last week, a pod of 26 dolphins beached themselves in Cornwall, England ... and experts are suggesting that they've committed "mass suicide":The dolphins that died after beaching in Cornwall had inges...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/16/dolphin-mass-suicide-is-sonar-to-blame/




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