Archive for August 11th, 2008

The Best Flash Game Ever!

I don't even know. No, I serious this time! It's teh best game ever with lots of boss defeats. Joo Win! Next Mission, please!The. Best. Flash. Game. Ever. Srsly. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/the-best-flash-game-ever/

And My Dogs Can't Even Roll Over

This past weekend was the anniversary of the death of a beloved Hollywood star. Yep - it was August 10, 1932, that Rin-Tin-Tin met his maker. So, in old Rinty’s honor, I thought we would revisit some of the world’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/and-my-dogs-cant-even-roll-over/

Shakespeare's Characters

Are you really as familiar with Shakespeare's play as you think you are? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to match characters with the play they are in. I scored 57%, which surprised me because I only kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/shakespeares-characters/

Secret of Weight Watchers' Success: It's an RPG!

Clive Thompson of Wired's Games Without Frontiers blog was wondering why Weight Watchers very well work for some people who want to lose weight and came up with this conclusion: Weight Watchers is not a normal diet ... i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/secret-of-weight-watchers-success-its-an-rpg/

Monster Segway

There are trucks and then there are monster trucks. The same principle applies to other modes of transportation, like the Segway, for instance.Behold, the Monster Segway! Link [embedded YouTube cli]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/monster-segway/

Steve Jobs Bobblehead and iPhone Charger

What to get your beloved Apple fanboi who already has everything? How about a Steve Jobs bobblehead iPhone charger? Link - via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/steve-jobs-bobblehead-and-iphone-charger/

Got Gold? Then You're Supporting Child Labor in Africa!

If you wear a gold ring on your finger, write with a gold-tipped fountain pen, or have gold in your portfolio, then chances are you're connected to child labor in Africa.Here's a disturbing article by Rukmini Callimach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/got-gold-then-youre-supporting-child-labor-in-africa/

Vampire Café and Other Strangely Themed Restaurants

Photo: Marianne MancusiWebUrbanist has a really neat post about 15 of the world's strangest themed restaurants. This one above is a photo from the Vampire Cafe in Tokyo:Continuing the creepy, otherwordly themes is th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/vampire-caf-and-other-strangely-themed-restaurants/

Pen Spinning

(YouTube link) NYC Educator teaches English as a Second Language, and is impressed with the way some of his students can twirl a pen. I've never seen anyone do this, but then I don't get out much. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/pen-spinning/

Most Popular Ice Cream: Beef Tongue!

The Yokohama Ice Cream Expo concluded yesterday in Japan. Organiser Manabu Matsumoto considers the event a success. "We have ice cream from all over Japan – from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south – b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/most-popular-ice-cream-beef-tongue/

Fawn in the House

The Deep Creek (Maryland) Times Photo of the Month for July featured a dog who made friends with a fawn. The homeowner was surprised to find the fawn making himself at home! He had apparently followed Bucky the beagle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/fawn-in-the-house/

Batman and Other Superheroes ... Simpsonized!

In his blog Springfield Punx, artist Dean T. Fraser draws superheroes and other comic characters in the style of The Simpsons cartoons. So far, he's done some characters from Batman, Spider-man, Star Trek TOS, etc.Check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/batman-and-other-superheroes-simpsonized/

Marine Biologists Filmed Cepapod Going to the Bathroom

Darned scientists and the things they do in the name of science! Can't they leave a poor copepod doin' its bidnis alone? The marine biologists on the Galathea expedition intruded on the privacy of this copepod - all in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/marine-biologists-filmed-cepapod-going-to-the-bathroom/

World's Largest Truckstop

Somewhere on the I-80 Highway between Iowa City and Davenport is the World's Largest Truckstop, which comes complete with a dentist's office, a movie theater, and more. Lots more.Our own StacyBee (she also writes for our...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/worlds-largest-truckstop/

R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock

Hah! This concept is so obvious that I'm surprised it hasn't been done before. Behold the R2-D2 projection alarm clock from Wesco Ltd. (So far it's only going to be available in the UK starting in October - Boo! Wesco, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/r2-d2-projection-alarm-clock/

A Neat Performance by the Pilobolus Shadow Art Dance Troupe

Now this is darned neat: a performance by Pilobolus "shadow art" dance group for Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Link (embedded YouTube)(Note: yep, they're the same guys that did the Hyundai Santa Fe ad and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/a-neat-performance-by-the-pilobolus-shadow-art-dance-troupe/

Annie Jones: the "Esau Woman" Bearded Lady

The Human Marvel blog has an interesting post about Annie Jones (better known as the Esau Woman), who traveled with P.T. Barnum's circus as the bearded lady:When she was little more than a year in age, Annie was brought...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/annie-jones-the-esau-woman-bearded-lady/

Lonely Man + Holey Park Bench = Epic Fail

No, I won't tell you the story behind this strange photo to the left - that's for you to find out when you follow the link - but I will tell you that the guy isn't dead. Nope, he's very much alive. Too much, if you ask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/lonely-man-holey-park-bench-epic-fail/

Freedom, According to Justice William O. Douglas

The following is an article from Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader William O. "Wild Bill" Douglas (1898 - 1980) was the longest-serving justice in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/11/freedom-according-to-justice-william-o-douglas/
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