Archive for June 26th, 2008

Frozen Taco Bell Prank

Do you remember the insanely great Frozen Grand Central prank? Well, Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere, the guy that did it, replicated this stunt at a suburban Taco Bell Grand Opening. The facial expressions of the unsu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/frozen-taco-bell-prank/

Eminence Orchestra: Classical Music from Video Games

Eminence Orchestra wants to open up classical music to new listeners, especially younger people who think that a symphony is either a milk chocolate bar or music for old people. So they don't play Bach or Beethoven - rat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/eminence-orchestra-classical-music-from-video-games/

Fan Death

Ah, South Korea: a major economic powerhouse of Asia, world leader in technology and a .... superstitious country?Here's a particularly strange urban legend of "Fan death" where an electric fan, if left running...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/fan-death/

Virginia is For Lovers, But Not For the Wrong Type of Lovers

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Norfolk civil commissioner performed a wedding ceremony for the young couple ... except that later on they found out the bride actually wasn't a woman!"Holy crap," Al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/virginia-is-for-lovers-but-not-for-the-wrong-type-of-lovers/

Gallery of Robot Love Stories

Jenna Wortham has compiled a pretty neat gallery of 13 best robot love stories, from Wall-E to Weird Science, for Wired Magazine. Who remembers this from Blade Runner:Bounty hunter Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/gallery-of-robot-love-stories/

What Book Would You Recommend for Summer Reading?

Hello Neatoramans! I've just finished reading a novel and have got a question for you: what books would you recommend for summer reading?I'm kind of a light reader, mind you - so no treatises for me. My favorite books ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/what-book-would-you-recommend-for-summer-reading/

VideoSift: Best Video Clips of the Week #2

Woohoo! It's time for our top 5 video clip picks from VideoSift - today, we've got some great ones! Girl Spins on EscalatorWhat do you get when you lie down on the handrails of up and down escalators? A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/videosift-best-video-clips-of-the-week-2/

Arranged Marriage vs. Love Marriage

The notion of an arranged marriage seems so foreign to the Western world that it evokes an image of a time long, long ago - but the tradition is alive and well in certain parts of the world.In India, arranged marriages t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/arranged-marriage-vs-love-marriage/

Contact Juggling is Insanely Cool! Either That or Dorky.

We've posted a video post on contact juggling before, but these performances by Okotanpe and Mister Om are pretty trippy!See how Okotanpe makes the ball seem to float in place ... [YouTube Link] - Thanks Justin!*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/contact-juggling-is-insanely-cool-either-that-or-dorky/

Home For Sale, Wife Included

We all know that the real estate market is really bad right now, but apparently it's also very difficult time for finding love. So, single mom and real estate agent Devon Traboscia came upon a brilliant (or brilliantly c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/home-for-sale-wife-included/

Volkswagen Beetle Trailer

Now that is the way to travel in style! The guy must've really love his Volkswagen Beetle to create a custom trailer modeled after the car ...Found at Daily Motorcycle News...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/volkswagen-beetle-trailer/

Jowling

Photo: rent-a-mooseJowling (also known as slap n' flap) is a fun portrait photography where you get your subject to relax their facial muscle completely and then shake their head from side to side. Then you snap away (ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/jowling/

US Supreme Courts: The Right to Bear Arms is For Individual Americans, Not Only State Militias

After 200 years of debate, the Supreme Court has finally ruled that the Second Amendment means that individual Americans - as opposed to state militias - have a constitutional right to own guns (at least in their homes)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/us-supreme-courts-the-right-to-bear-arms-is-for-individual-americans-not-only-state-militias/

The Neurobiology of Itching

Throughout most of medical history, doctors thought that itch was a mild form of pain - then in 1987, scientists found out that it's a completely separate form of sensation. Still, itching can be extremely aggravating, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/the-neurobiology-of-itching/

Explosive Art

Matthew Stromberg is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He also creates "explosive art". Matthew Stromberg uses a wide variety of powerful and volatile substances, including rocket fuel,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/explosive-art/

The I, Libertine Hoax

In the 1950’s, radio host Jean Shepherd constructed one of the most infamous literary hoaxes of all time. Annoyed with how bestseller lists worked at the time, Shepherd urged his listeners to visit their local bookstor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/the-i-libertine-hoax/

Franken-Sneaker

In an effort to make a statement on sweatshop labor and content ownership, artist Adam Brandejs has constructed an animatronic Nike sneaker which appears to be made of human skin. In actuality, the piece is made up o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/franken-sneaker/

Infamous Dragnet "Blue Boy" LSD episode

Wow, man - groovy! Can you dig it? Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon of the LAPD certainly could. LSD was the scourge of Los Angeles in this 1967 episode of Dragnet wherein Friday and Gannon try to save a youn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/infamous-dragnet-blue-boy-lsd-episode/

The Coney Island Quiz

The world famous Cyclone roller coaster opened 81 years ago today at Coney Island in New York. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will find out how much you know about Coney Island and its history. I scored 58%, be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/the-coney-island-quiz/

Live music performed from the back of a moving bicycle

Ah, San Francisco - the city where this New Englander (yours truly) came of age. I do miss it so. Where else but the beautiful City by the Bay would you find live music being played from the back of a custom-designed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/live-music-performed-from-the-back-of-a-moving-bicycle/

New but Dirty Shirt

Lowe Ad Agency sent samples of laundry detergent to potential customers in Thailand. They wrapped the sample with a new t-shirt and addressed it with washable ink. By the time the samples arrived, the shirts were prett...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/new-but-dirty-shirt/

Big Lebowski Action Figures

Soon, you can have your very own 8 inch Dude! The Big Lebowski action figure set with the Dude and Walter is $39.99, or you can get the Dude alone for $24.99. Available in August; preorders are now being taken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/big-lebowski-action-figures/

Croc Walks into a Bar...

A 60 centimeter crocodile wandered into a pub in Noonamah, Northern Territory, Australia on Sunday evening. He almost made it to the bar when he was grabbed by patrons. They posed for pictures with him while waiting for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/croc-walks-into-a-bar/

Olympic Mascots Causing Disaster?

The pattern of recent disasters in China has had many superstitious people concerned about the Olympic Mascots (the Fuwa) - claiming that each of the five reflects/predicts a particular disaster. The five mas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/olympic-mascots-causing-disaster/

The Limbo Kid (Video)

A 6-year old-boy in India is in training to make his goal to limbo skate under 100 cars in one minute. So far he has managed to do 57. Check out the video clip: Link [YouTube] via Geekologielimbo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/the-limbo-kid-video/

What Is It? Game 68: We Really Don't Know What It Is ...

Something a little different for today's collaboration with What is it? blog - it's a true "what the heck is it?" meaning we don't know what the doodad pictured above is for! This device has been sitting on som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/what-is-it-game-67-we-really-dont-know-what-it-is/

Insane RC Helicopter Flying

This guy has skills. I once tried a RC helicopter once and the results were disastrous. To be able to manipulate all theses servos takes great skills and this dude demonstrates it with the neat clip. Those moves de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/insane-rc-helicopter-flying/

Burial Ceremonies From Around The World

The customs of dealing with earthly remains of the departed vary widely around the world. Most are rites handed down over hundreds or even thousands of years. Brave New Traveler takes a look at ten cultures and their f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/26/burial-ceremonies-from-around-the-world/




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