Archive for July 1st, 2008

Family Loses Belongings in Foreclosure Mixup

Imagine coming home from work to your new home and finding everything gone! Bobo and Joy Dickson bought a house had been headed for foreclosure, but JPMorgan Chase apparently didn't get the message that the former o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/family-loses-belongings-in-foreclosure-mixup/

Amelia Earhart

It was 71 years ago today that aviator Amelia Earhart, along with navigator Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific, never to be found. It was Earhart's second attempt at flying around the world. The disappearanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/amelia-earhart/

Make Your Own Foaming Soap

I received a bottle of foaming soap as a gift and had wondered if I could refill it, since it measures the proper amount for hand washing so well. A comment at Consumerist led me to an Instructable on exactly this ques...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/make-your-own-foaming-soap/

Automotive Bee in Your Bonnet: Truck Carrying 12 Million Bees Overturned

Bad: Car accident on the highway ...Really Bad: It was an overturned big rig ...Neatorama-worthy: ... carrying 12 million bees! BBC has the story:Motorists on Canada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/automotive-bee-in-your-bonnet-truck-carrying-12-million-bees-overturned/

Take a Dump In Your Pants If You Have To!

Marathon runners are hard core, and their supporters are too! Here are a few funny signs that people hold during races (the last two are the best!) at Elite Feet: Link - Thanks Matt!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/take-a-dump-in-your-pants-if-you-have-to/

Afternoon Snack in Tanzania

Next time you eat a Twinkie for a snack, think of the children in Tanzania. Here's what they eat for an afternoon snack (I won't tell ruin the surprise and tell you what it is, but if you're squeamish, this video isn't f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/afternoon-snack-in-tanzania/

Sunny Day Sky, Fun Flash Game by Ferry Halim

I'm a big fan of Ferry Halim's flash games ever since Miss Cellania posted one a while ago, so I'm pleasantly surprised when this one got recommended to Neatorama.Sunny Day Sky is a fun (and easy) Flash game where you ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/sunny-day-sky-fun-flash-game-by-ferry-halim/

Steampunk X-Wing Biplane Fighter

Amoeba Boy (who made the awesome steampunk R2-D2) has come up with another neat thing: steampunk X-wing fighter biplane papercraft.This time, he's even provided the cutout plan if you want to make your own: Link - Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/steampunk-x-wing-biplane-fighter/

Sustainable Dave is Half-Way in Saving His Trash for a Year

We've blogged about Sustainable Dave's attempt to save all the trash he generates in a year. This month marks Dave Chameides' 6th month anniversary of his effort (he blogs everything - and I mean everything - that he thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/sustainable-dave-is-half-way-in-saving-his-trash-for-a-year/

Grandma Found Out What "WTF" on Her License Plate Meant, Didn't LOL.

A grandma in North Carolina was not amused when her granddaughter pointed out what the "WTF" in her license plate stands for. So, after her complaint to the DMV, she got the state government of North Carolina t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/grandma-found-out-what-wtf-on-her-license-plate-meant-didnt-lol/

12 Things You May Not Know About the Nobel Prizes

Here's a list of twelve curious facts about the Nobel Prizes.  For example, however well-deserving, Mohandas Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize, but the prize was once withheld for a year in his honor: Amazing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/12-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-nobel-prizes/

Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada Day, {wiki} formerly Dominion Day. On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/happy-canada-day/

Skype Laughter Chain

(YouTube link) Skype is putting together a laughter chain, and you're invited to be a part of it! Watch the chain (the latest version is much longer than this video) and record yourself laughing along with those who'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/skype-laughter-chain/

Top Ten Things Kids Stick Up Their Noses

I don't know if these are posted in rank order or not, but they are the most common things kids tend to stick up their noses. 1. Crayons 2. Beads 3. French fries 4. Fingers 5. Marbles 6. Spaghet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/top-ten-things-kids-stick-up-their-noses/

Diamond Rings Found in Toilet -12 Years Later!

10-year-old Cameron Delonde was retrieving a dropped toothbrush from the toilet when he found a set of diamond rings! Cameron and his father traced the rings to the former homeowner who had lost them 12 years earlier. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/diamond-rings-found-in-toilet-12-years-later/

Web in the Windows

The name of the window dressing business is Nets2go, but that is not usually interpreted as "internet". One customer, however, asked for very specific designs on all the different window blinds in his home. Besides the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/web-in-the-windows/

The Three Bears of Alarms

Photo: TACDIt's the three bears of alarms: the sprinkler bell, the smoke bell, and the ever-mysterious "trouble" bell! Hm .... I wonder what that one would be for!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/the-three-bears-of-alarms/

Supergas: Biogas Brewed From Dung

Those large orange balloons are a portable biogas system called Supergas by Superflex and Unversity of Tropical Agriculture in Cambodia.Supergas is designed to produce 4 cubic meter of gas - enough for a day's worth of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/supergas-biogas-brewed-from-dung/

Teaching a Child Not to Steal

My old car stereo doesn't work too good anymore, but it still works for AM - and I've been listening to Michael Josephson's commentary on ethics while driving to and from work.This one is from a while ago, but it's a goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/teaching-a-child-not-to-steal/

The Vicious Cycle of Staying Up Late

Jorge Cham of PhD Comics (stands for Piled Higher and Deeper, a cheeky acronym for the graduate student comic strip) nailed the essence of the vicious cycle of staying up late. It's ironic because I'm staying up late to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/the-vicious-cycle-of-staying-up-late/

Eating Expired Food

My wife throws away perfectly good food when they reach the expiration date stamped on the package - as if they know that - ding! - it's time to go bad. Jonathan Maitland of the Daily Mail has a similar problem with his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/01/eating-expired-food/




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