Archive for July 8th, 2008

Totem Destroyer by Gabriel Ochsenhofer: super addictive flash game

I tried it last night and was immediately hooked. It's a mix of strategy, hand-eye coordination, and luck, with the goal being to blow up blocks in the right order to gently lower the totem to the ground. You can p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/totem-destroyer-by-gabriel-ochsenhofer-super-addictive-flash-game/

Atheist Soldier Sues Army for Discrimination

Journalist Earnie Pyle used to say "There are no atheists in foxholes" ... but in this case, he was wrong: Army Spc. Jeremy Hall lost his belief in God after two tours in Iraq ... and is now suing the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/atheist-soldier-sues-army-for-discrimination/

Woolly Mammoth Ate Own Dung to Survive (Went Extinct Anyways)

Poor woolly mammoth! Twenty thousand years ago, when climate change made vegetations they eat ever scarcer, woolly mammoth had to resort to eating their own dung to stay alive (well, to stave off extinction anyhow): ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/woolly-mammoth-eat-own-dung-to-survive-went-extinct-anyways/

Obama Action Figure

Jason from Jailbreak Toys emailed us about their newest toy: Barack Obama action figure.(The photo was an approval shot sent by their factory for their recent run of the Obama Action Figure - which would explain the chin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/obama-action-figure/

Soft Drinks Inspired by Cartoons and Video Games

Energy Fiend has a neat write-up of 11 drinks inspired by cartoons and video games: Link - Thanks James!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/soft-drinks-inspired-by-cartoons-and-video-games/

Speakers of Unusual Designs

Freshome blog has a neat post about 17 home audio speakers that don't only sound good ... but they look good too! Well, actually I don't know about "good" ... how about "unusual"?This one above is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/speakers-of-unusual-designs/

Zombie Boy Update

Bizarre Magazine, to which I am an avid reader and subscriber, has tracked down Zombie Boy – the facially tattooed Montreal youth who stirred up much debate here on Neatorama regarding his sanity. Of course then the ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/zombie-boy-update/

Google My Maps

(YouTube link) A Google Maps application leads to mystery and intrigue. From The Vacationeers, the guys who brought you the video Google Maps. -Thanks, Andy!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/google-my-maps/

12 Monuments Dedicated to Amazing Women

There are monuments to women you've never heard of scattered around the world. In Greece, you'll find a monument to a village of women and children who committed suicide rather than be captured by the Turks of the Otto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/12-monuments-dedicated-to-amazing-women/

Octopuses Play with Rubik's Cubes

A couple of dozen octopuses at aquariums around Europe have been given Rubik's cubes to play with. It's not to find out of they can solve them (although it would be SO cool if they did), but to see if the animal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/octopuses-play-with-rubiks-cubes/

"Capitol Words" Displays Most-Used Word From Daily Congressional Record

The frequency with which we use certain words can often serve as an interesting glimpse into our values, our interests, and our priorities. Perhaps it's with this rationale that Capitol Words was born. Capitol Words is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/capitol-words-displays-most-used-word-from-daily-congressional-record/

Caption Monkey 35: Puffer Fish!

Photo: Bill Eichenlaub / National Park ServiceThat's the o'opu hue spotted puffer (Arothron meleagris), a fiash in the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in beautiful Hawaii.Yay! It's time for Neatorama a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/caption-monkey-35-puffer-fish/

What Do 12 Terabytes-Worth of Data Look Like?

In the ongoing $1 billion legal lawsuit between YouTube and Viacom, a federal judge has recently ordered Google to turn over records of all users and videos ever viewed on YouTube. Privacy concern aside, that's 12 teraby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/terabyte/

The Worst Tourists of the Western World? Oui, The French!

Move over fat and obnoxious American tourists ... according to a new survey by Expedia.fr, the most obnoxious tourists from the Western world are ... the French!... the study also describes the voyageur frança...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/the-worst-tourists-of-the-western-world-oui-the-french/

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

This is pretty neat: a kinetic sculpture (of steel balls on strings) at the BMW museum. Worth a look-see (it gets good at around 0:50): Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Renata Foucre!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/bmw-kinetic-sculpture/

It Pays (Literally!) to Use the Public Toilet in India

Officials in Musiri, a remote town in Tamil Nadu, India, came up with a novel scheme to get people to stop urinating on the street: pay them to use the public toilet!Dozens of people are queuing up to use toilets in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/it-pays-literally-to-use-the-public-toilet-in-india/

They Want Your Pod!

Photo: weegeebored [Flickr]This sign in the streets of Lambeth, London, UK warns iPod users of giant street robbers targeting their music player!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/08/they-want-your-pod/






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