Archive for August 6th, 2008

A Clockwork Orange meets Singing In The Rain

I don't know who created this, but it's a finalist in a contest being put on by Galleries One Nine Eight Eight and Something Awful, called Crazy 4 Cult. You can vote for one of the 11 finalists at this link. *Pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/a-clockwork-orange-meets-singing-in-the-rain/

Your Ideas for the Fun-O-Meter?

Remember the Idea Machine / Fun-O-Meter / Funulator story we posted on Neatorama before? Jake Bronstein of Zoomdoggle, the originator of the whole thing is now asking YOU, dear Neatorama readers, for ideas.The idea (heh!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/your-ideas-for-the-fun-o-meter/

Weird Clouds

Environmental Graffiti has a really neat post about 30 of the weirdest-looking clouds in the sky.There's something fishy about this cloud to the left. The photo was taken by Gavin Tobin, a cloudspotter for the Cloud Appr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/weird-clouds/

The Circumcision Song

Ugandan males in pre-op waiting to get circumcised!To help reduce the risk of contracting HIV, Godfrey Kigozi of the Rakai health center in Uganda is promoting ... circumcision! And he's even got a song to encourage men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/the-circumcision-song/

World's First Double Arm Transplant

German doctors have successfully completed the world's first double arm transplant surgery:Reiner Gradinger, medical director at the Munich University Clinic where the operation involving 40 doctors, nurses and assis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/worlds-first-double-arm-transplant/

Dilbert Minus Dilbert

Following the popularity of Garfield Minus Garfield, it's only natural that the same thing is applied to other comics. Box Brown, the creator of the adorable Bellen (previously on Neatorama here), did this one: Dilbert M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/dilbert-minus-dilbert/

5 Scientists Who Went Too Far in the Name of Science

Scientists sometimes do crazy things. Too crazy. Purple Slinky blog (what a name) has an intriguing post about 5 scientists that went too far in the name of science. Take, for instance, Vladimir Demikhov:Demikhov was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/5-scientists-who-went-too-far-in-the-name-of-science/

FloodSim Lets You Play God with Flood Water Policy

FloodSim is an online game that lets you control all flood policy decisions and spending in the UK for 3 years ("Whether its deciding how much money to allocate to flood defences, deciding where to build houses,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/floodsim-lets-you-play-god-with-flood-water-policy/

The Best Named Village in England

Neatorama reader Ariane said that she was thinking of us when she wrote this blog post about an unusually named Yorkshire village in England:The first time I saw it was in 2003 and I shouted as loud and as brash as m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/the-best-named-village-in-england/

Scientists Found "Gorilla Paradise" in the Republic of the Congo

Where have all the lowland gorillas gone? The Republic of the Congo, apparently. A recent census by researchers found 125,000 western lowland gorillas in the dense forests and swamps in the northern part of the Republic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/scientists-found-gorilla-paradise-in-the-republic-of-the-congo/

Formula 1 Steering Wheels Got Lots of Buttons

If you think that today's cars have too many cruise control and media buttons on their steering wheels, take a look at what Formula 1 race car drivers have to deal with:These steering wheels are loaded to the gills w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/formula-1-steering-wheels-got-lots-of-buttons/

"Demographic Inversion" in USA: Cities Are Now ... White Again!

Since after World War II, nearly every major American cities experienced white flight, which left major urban areas with predominantly black population.For the past few decades, however, a stark (yet quiet) reversal is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/demographic-inversion-in-usa-cities-are-now-white-again/

Sorry About That, Chief

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests your knowledge of Native American logos. Can you match the logo or mascot with the company, school, or product it is linked to? I knew two of them, and gave up on the rest....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/sorry-about-that-chief/

Jon Lajoie sings for the ladies.

NSFW: Strong language Jon Lajoie wrote this song for the ladies. He's a Canadian comedian and songwriter. Click Play or go to Link.Jon Lajoie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/jon-lajoie-sings-for-the-ladies/

DJ Spock

(YouTube link) The 23rd century is gonna be funky! -via Mookie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/dj-spock/

Anything is Possible

(YouTube link) This public service announcement features Jeremy Call, who rides a bike embedded with suction cups. Too cool! -via Unique Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/anything-is-possible/

Lion Reunites With Former Owners

Whitney Houston aside, I thought this was a pretty cool video. If these people can raise a lion, surely I can convince my husband to let me own an anteater... although I'm not sure our dachshunds would be thrille...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/lion-reunites-with-former-owners/

Worthless Fitness Inventions

In the 1920s, a "Dr. Lawson" offered a gadget you could rub on your body to erase fat. How about tapeworms you ingest on purpose to lose weight? And I'm not even going to describe what the Prostate Gland Warmer is like....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/worthless-fitness-inventions/

Mid-Air Wedding

(YouTube link) 24-year-old Darren McWalters married his bride Katie Hodgson while flying over the English countryside on top of separate biplanes! The minister, 67-year-old George Bringham conducted the rites while st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/mid-air-wedding/

Flag Stamp with 14 Stripes

The US flag has 13 stripes, to represent the original 13 colonies. The United States Postal Service always has stamps that depict the flag, although the design changes occasionally. On April 18, a new set of stamps were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/flag-stamp-with-14-stripes/

Historical Olympic Medal Count

The New York Times has an interactive timeline/map/infographic that shows the medal count of each country for all of the Modern Games since 1896. At the link, select a year, then click on each country's circle to see t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/historical-olympic-medal-count/

Redneck Stonehenge

A farmer in Hooper, Utah built a fence out of old cars! Homeowners in a new subdivision were complaining about farming activities and the smell, but the neighbor who adjoins his property wouldn't help pay for a fence, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/redneck-stonehenge/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #4

Yay! It's time for our fourth Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt.For those of you who are new at this, it's an online treasure hunt where you can win a free watch of your choice, courtesy of the good folks at Toky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-4/

10 Things You Didn't Know About Oil

We all complain about the high price of oil: businessmen worry about the rising cost of petroleum-based raw materials, and politicians fret about the geo-political situations in oil rich countries and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-oil/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Running Into a Giant Dust DevilWhat do you do when you spot a giant dust devil? Most people would run away from it, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/06/videosift-clips-of-the-week/






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