Archive for July 14th, 2008

Five Favorite Fictional Foods

Spanno at Al Dente lists his five favorite foods from movies and TV that he'd like to try someday.  I agree that Futurama's Bachelor Chow always seemed like a good idea. The sheer simplicity of Bachelor Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/five-favorite-fictional-foods/

Happy Birthday, Metafilter!

One of my favorite sources, Metafilter is nine years old today. They reposted the first public link, as they have done almost annually. The link is no longer active, but tradition is tradition. Here's to at least nin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/happy-birthday-metafilter/

9 Reasons Not to Date a Tyrannosaurus Rex

The rest of the reasons are just as cute, with illustrations by Matthew Inman. Link -Thanks, Matthew!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/9-reasons-not-to-date-a-tyrannosaurus-rex/

Pizza Around the World

You've read about crazy Japanese pizzas, but the rest of the world has distinctive preferences, too. In Brazil, you can get hard-boiled eggs and peas on your pizza! In Germany, you can order a pizza topped with asparagus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/pizza-around-the-world/

Gangsters: They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Getting sucked into television marathons happens more than I'd like to admit. America's Next Top Model will suck me in every time if I don't have a really good reason to be pulled away from the T.V. But a coup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/gangsters-they-dont-make-em-like-they-used-to/

Olive Riley, World's Oldest Blogger 1899-2008

(Youtube link) We posted about Australian blogger Olive Riley last year. She was 107 years old when she started her blog, The Life of Riley. Olive was 108 when she died Saturday in a nursing home. Link to story. http:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/olive-riley-worlds-oldest-blogger-1899-2008/

MST3K Quiz

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your memory of Joel, Mike, the Bots, and the movies of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I loved the show, but was still surprised that I scored as high as 70%. Can you beat tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/mst3k-quiz/

Police Busted a Hidden Homeless Refuge Under an Overpass

Los Angeles policemen found a secret homeless encampment under an overpass 30 feet off above the street. Someone had been living there for a year and half - and accumulated quite a bit of stuff (the police and firemen co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/police-busted-a-hidden-homeless-refuge-under-an-overpass/

Scientists Discover the Color of 100-Million-Year-Old Fossil Feather

This is pretty neat: scientists are able to interpret the color patterns of 100-million-year-old fossil feathers .. by microscopic analysis of melanosomes that somehow survived the fossilization process: Microscopic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/scientists-discover-the-color-of-100-million-year-old-fossil-feather/

Merged Books

What would happen if you mash up some of literature's best books? This little gem called "Merged Books" featured at Miss Cellania, for example: "Machiavelli's The Little Prince"*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/merged-books/

The Two-Headed Nightingale

The Human Marvels has a great post about the story of "The Two-Headed Nightingale", a conjoined twin named Millie and Christine: how they were sold as slaves, marketed as freaks, and then gained fame for their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/the-two-headed-nightingale/

Judge Ruled that Pringles Aren't Potato Chips (For Tax Purposes, Anyhow)

Whatever you do, just don't call Pringles potato chips. That's because a British judge has ruled in a tax dispute that Procter & Gamble's snacks "don't look like a chip, don't feel like a chip, and don't taste l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/judge-ruled-that-pringles-arent-potato-chips-for-tax-purposes-anyhow/

Rain of Madness: A Mockumentary of Tropic Thunder

I don't know which is funnier - Tropic Thunder, a comedy about a bunch of actors making a Vietnam war movie ... when their director decided to dump them in the middle of a real one, or Rain of Madness:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/rain-of-madness-a-mockumentary-of-tropic-thunder/

Gates vs. Jobs

This game features Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs, using light sabers, icons, and trash talk! Pick your favorite geek and go to battle. Link -Thanks, Jim! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/gates-vs-jobs/

Leah Evans Textiles

Leah Evans creates textile artwork using imagery from the natural world, including satellite photography! My current work combines aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery. I also find myself drawn to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/14/leah-evans-textiles/






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