Archive for July 23rd, 2008

Robokill: Titan Prime

Assuming you've grown tired of playing Totem Destroyer, I have a great new free flash game to suck up your time. It's called Robokill: Titan Prime. Presumably it has some sort of plot, and I could belabor the style...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/robokill-titan-prime/

Waffle House Wedding

We've featured quite a bit of wedding stuff on Neatorama, but never this: a wedding at a Waffle House!The lucky couple, George "Bubba" Mathis and Pamela Christian - both 23 and employees at the Dacula diner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/waffle-house-wedding/

Why Do Asian Students Perform Better in School than Latinos? (Hint: It's Not Simply a Matter of Socioeconomic Background)

It's easy, and politically correct, to attribute the "racial achievement gap" separating Asians and whites students from Latinos and blacks ones to socioeconomic status and class size.But Asian and Latino stude...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/why-do-asian-students-perform-better-in-school-than-latinos-hint-its-not-simply-socioeconomic-background/

Zimbabwean Crisis: Z$100 Billion Note Won't Even Buy You Lunch

If you think the American economy is bad, take heart that it's nowhere near the ultra-super-hyperinflation in Zimbabwe, once one of the richest countries in Africa. The country's central bank has recently issued a Z$100...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/zimbabwean-crisis-z100-billion-note-wont-even-buy-you-lunch/

"Robot Restaurant" Actually Run by Two Identical Couples

People are confused how a Chinese couple managed to run a busy restaurant 21 hours a day without getting tired. Turns out the restaurant is run by two couples ... both the men and women are identical twins!Locals had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/robot-restaurant-actually-run-by-two-identical-couples/

Identical Twins Begot Identical Twins!

Talkin' bout identical twins, how about this: two sets of identical twins went on a double date, fell in love, got engaged, get married (yes, a "quarternary marriage") and ... begot identical twins!LinkPrevious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/identical-twins-begot-identical-twins/

Newspaper Misspelled Own Name

I know, I know, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Indeed, there are so many tpyos on Neatorama that it's sort of a sport for its readers to hunt for 'em. But this one is precious: New Hampshire's Va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/newspaper-misspelled-own-name/

Roman Elvis

Miss C posted about an ancient Egyptian statue with an uncanny resemblance to somebody famous before on Neatorama. Now, it's my turn: check out this Roman Elvis from the 2nd Century AD!Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/roman-elvis/

Man Glued Self to Prime Minister

Dan Glass, member of the Plane Stupid (an "action" group that wanted to end airport expansion) decided to take matters into his own hands when he met UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: he decided to glue himself t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/man-glued-self-to-prime-minister/

22° Halo and Other Fascinating Light Phenomena

Photo: tiagomuller [Flickr]Tom Davie of Environmental Graffiti wrote a very neat article about the 20 most intriguing light phenomena, covering such things as moonbow, fogbow, aurora, crepuscular rays and so on.This one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/22-halo-and-other-fascinating-light-phenomena/

10 Dead People Who Weren't Really Dead

Who wouldn't like to get away from their responsibilities now and then? No kids, no job, no financial worries. Sounds nice, but these 10 people took it to the extreme by faking their own deaths. Although some of these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/10-dead-people-who-werent-really-dead/

How Ex-Presidents and Prime Ministers Make their Money

After a few years of leading the world and receiving free rent, some ex-presidents and prime ministers go on to other, more lucrative careers. Harry Truman only had his $112 a month army pension when he left office, so h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/how-ex-presidents-and-prime-ministers-make-their-money/

VideoSift Picks of the Week

Note: Links open in new tabs/windows Yellow Sticky NotesAfter realizing that "to-do" lists were consuming his life, Jeff Chiba Stearns decided to creat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/07/23/videosift-picks-of-the-week/






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