Archive for July 7th, 2008

Eight Patron Saints You May or May Not Need

You might know the name Cabrini – Cabrini-Green in Chicago is pretty infamous for being a rough public housing development. I'm sure the development's namesake, Frances Xavier Cabrini, AKA Mother Cabrini, would be pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/eight-patron-saints-you-may-or-may-not-need/

Human Mirror

(YouTube link) Improv Everywhere recruited 16 sets of identical twins for their latest project. Twice, they loaded the twins onto a subway train for a performance. Eight sets participated in the first outing, ten in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/human-mirror/

Why We Love Bacon

What is it about bacon that is so awesome and why do Americans love bacon?Sarah Hepola wrote this interesting Salon article about some possible reasons for bacon mania: Sarah Katherine Lewis recently wrote a book cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/why-we-love-bacon/

Wiimote Candy Dispenser

We've seen examples of people putting Wiimote in unusual places (like the WiiSpray), but this is different: Ausome Candies [pdf] has put a candy dispenser into a Wiimote!Okay, okay, it's a candy dispenser that looks*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/wiimote-candy-dispenser/

Who Played (Doctor) Who?

Doctor Who fans will get a kick out of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. In the 45-year history of the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who, ten different actors have played The Doctor (not counting movies,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/who-played-doctor-who/

Ferrets in a Cup

Can anything be cuter than three baby ferrets in a cup? From Flickr user Dosh Dosh. Found at The Pet Blog. Link -via J-Walk Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/ferrets-in-a-cup/

Line Forms for 3G iPhone

Who are these people eating apples at the Apple Store in the Big Apple? A week before the product is available, a line began forming Friday for the new 3G iPhone at the Apple Store in Manhattan. Who would stand (or sit)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/line-forms-for-3g-iphone/

Energy from a Giant Rubber Snake

(YouTube link) 200-meter-long rubber snakes in the ocean could harness the power of waves to produce energy! The device is called the Anaconda, and is being tested by researchers at the University of Southampton. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/energy-from-a-giant-rubber-snake/

8 Crazy Championships

If you've read Neatorama for a long time, you've heard of the Wife Carrying Contest and the World Beard and Moustache Championships, but did you know about the Gumboot Throwing Festival? And who knew there was a thing ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/8-crazy-championships/

Who Owns What on Television?

All those hundreds of TV channels may lead you that there's a true diversity and variety in today's television ... but you'd be wrong. A handful of large companies control what you see, hear, and read every day.Let's tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/who-owns-what-on-television/

This New Business Announcement Wasn't Exactly the Kind of Publicity Desired

Hey, any publicity is good as long as they spell your name correctly, right? Well, maybe not so much with this one:From the very funny Fail Blog - via Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/this-new-business-announcement-wasnt-exactly-the-kind-of-publicity-desired/

The Ainu People of Japan

An aboriginal man ... in Japan? The 1920s photo to the left is that of a chief of the Ainu, an indigenous people of the island of Hokkaido, whose tradition and culture was completely different from that of the Japanese.T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/the-ainu-people-of-japan/

Frustration Origami

Photo: origami madness [Flickr]Flickr user origami_madness created that awesomely simple yet brilliant "crumpled" paper origami titled "Frustration" - I wonder how many pieces of paper got tossed befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/07/frustration-origami/






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