Archive for July 4th, 2008

Pregnant Man Gave Birth to a Baby Girl

Thomas Beatie, the transgendered "Pregnant Man" has just given birth, ABC reported:The birth, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, was natural, according to a source, who added that reports that B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/pregnant-man-gave-birth-to-a-baby-girl/

Stars and Stripes, as Seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

This one fits today's Independence Day celebration to a tee: You are looking at the remnant of a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago. The red stripe, called the SN 1006 Supernova Remnant, is actuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/stars-and-stripes-as-seen-by-the-hubble-space-telescope/

eBay Auction for Vote Ended Up with 0 Bid and 1 Felony Charge

Max P. Sander's eBay auction ended with 0 bids ... and 1 felony charge! The 19-year-old University of Minnesota student is charged with selling his vote in the Presidential Election (it was a joke, he said):"The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/ebay-auction-for-vote-ended-up-with-0-bid-and-1-felony-charge/

Was It Self Defense or Murder?

Most people agree that a homeowner has got an intrinsic right to protect himself in his home if attacked - but the case of Joe Horn sparked a furious debate whether that right extended to shooting unarmed burglars in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/was-it-self-defense-or-murder/

Emergency Caller Reported Moon as UFO

A caller called the 999 emergency line in South Wales to report a mysterious bright stationary object in the sky. And when the police checked it out, they found that it was ... the moon!Control Room:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/emergency-caller-reported-moon-as-ufo/

Michael Bay's Rejected Batman Movie Script

Tearin' its way through the InterWeb right now is an unsolicited script by Michael Bay (Director of Transformers, Bad Boys, and so on) for Batman's The Dark Knight that was rejected by Warner Bros.Pure....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/michael-bays-rejected-batman-movie-script/

"American" in Movie Titles

The Criticker blog noticed something about movie titles: a lot of them have the word "American" in them. In fact, "American" is by far the most popular nationality in movie titles.Check out the entire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/american-in-movie-titles/

Staff Photos by Michael Hughes

Photo: michael hughes [Flickr]Photographer Michael Hughes, who did the neat trompe l'oeil photography of souvenirs in front of landmarks (featured before on Neatorama here) is at it again: this time, he created what has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/staff-photos-by-michael-hughes/

Dad Put Kids in a Cage Because He Couldn't Find a Baby Sitter

Ricardo Gonzalez had to bring his two small children to work every day because he can't find a baby sitter. That in itself isn't bad, but Gonzalez went one step further: he locked his kids in a cage while he works!Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/dad-put-kids-in-a-cage-because-he-couldnt-find-a-baby-sitter/

Stars and Stripes Forever

(YouTube link) Sam the Eagle and his Muppet friends salute America on its 232nd birthday. Happy Independence Day! -via Fuzzytopia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/stars-and-stripes-forever-2/

Husky Singing

(YouTube link) This dog is singing along to Gwen Stephani's Sweet Escape. He's not that good, but he puts his heart into it! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/husky-singing/

Volkswagen's One-Liter Car

Volkswagen's new microcar will seat two people and get a stunning 235 miles per gallon! Volkswagen's had its super-thrifty One-Liter Car concept vehicle -- so named because that's how much fuel it needs to go 100...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/volkswagens-one-liter-car/

Jedi Gym

(YouTube link) A Star Wars nerd opens a gym for like-minded individuals. Just when you start to think this is too long, unexpected events make it something very different. -via Metafilter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/jedi-gym/

Best Neatorama Posts of June 2008

Last month, we posted 450 posts and got 7077 (legit, non-spam) comments on Neatorama. That's a lot - and unless you read the blog every day, it's easy to miss some great posts. So please indulge me while I look back at J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/best-neatorama-posts-of-june-2008/

Thomas Paine: Hero, Patriot ... and a Paine in the Butt!

The following is reprinted from Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again Thomas Paine was a writer, agitator, Anglo-American revolutionary, and professional troublemaker. They certainly don't m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/thomas-paine-hero-patriot-and-a-paine-in-the-butt/

5 Crazy Web Scams That Fooled A Lot Of People

Techcult blog has an interesting post about the 5 scams that found fertile ground on the Internet. For instance, the story of how Tiger Telematics, the maker of Gizmondo handheld gaming device (left), lost $200 million i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/5-crazy-web-scams-that-got-a-lot-of-people/

The Greatest Monkeys of All Time

Johnny Wright of our pal YesButNoButYes blog wrote a neat post counting down the 25 greatest monkeys (real and fictional) of all time.This one to the left is Oliver the "Humanzee":Oliver has been billed as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/the-greatest-monkeys-of-all-time/

Dancing with 10 Bottles Balanced on One's Head

Good: Dancing with a bottle on one's headBetter: Dancing with, oh say, 3 bottles balanced on one's headMy brain asplodes: Watch Rosa dances to a Paraguayan folk music w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/dancing-with-10-bottles-balanced-on-ones-head/

Visual DNA Art by Daniel Becker

For his art series VISUAL DNA, artist Daniel A. Becker converted the DNA bases G,C,A and T into various graphical interpretations. The result is surprisingly beautiful!This one above is from the genome of Eudocimus r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/visual-dna-art-by-daniel-becker/

Dinner in the Sky Comes to Toronto

Photo: photosapience [Flickr]Jerrold of BlogTO recounted his unique dining experience ("harrowing stunt meets gourmet cuisine" he said) some 115 feet above the ground, in Toronto's Dinner in the Sky event:U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/dinner-in-the-sky-comes-to-toronto/

Food that Only America Could Have Invented

This 4th of July, you can celebrate our nation's awesomeness by eating food that only America could have invented.Like the infamous turducken, for instance:Such a brilliant-but-simple innovation, it’s hard to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/food-that-only-america-could-have-invented/

Pac-Man and Ghost Cakes

Omar of ohmz.net wrote to us about this excellent Pac-Man birthday cake and ghost cupcakes made by his friend Jennie: Link - Thanks Omar! They looked delicious!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/04/pac-man-and-ghost-cakes/
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