Archive for August 15th, 2008

Wasp Mantidfly

Is it a mantid, a wasp, or a fly? Answer: none of the above. This is a Wasp Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea), which is more closely related to a green lacewing than any of its namesakes. Although this picture i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/wasp-mantidfly/

Elevator Psychology

(YouTube link) Is there a law somewhere that says we all have to face the same direction in an elevator? Apparently so, since we all obey that law. This old clip from Candid Camera is funny because we all und...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/elevator-psychology/

Dog Cloner in More Trouble

Joyce Bernann McKinney, who made headlines by having her pit bull cloned (previously on Neatorama), has left South Korea without the five cloned puppies she commissioned from a biotech company. Publicity over the cloning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/dog-cloner-in-more-trouble/

Gymnast Honored in Butter

US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson won a silver medal in the all-around competition yesterday in Beijing, but she has an even bigger honor awaiting her back in the States. Johnson's likeness is on display at the Iowa State...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/gymnast-honored-in-butter/

Terrorist Teapot

This might not be the most tasteful home accessory ever, but it will sure draw attention! The Terrorist Teapot glares at you from underneath a ski mask tea cozy. http://store.heliotropehome.com/tetebbysuuk.html -Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/terrorist-teapot/

McCain and Obama as a Pile of Words

John Schwenkler wrote an interesting short piece for the Boston Globe by putting together profiles of the US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, drawn from the most-used words from their respe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/mccain-and-obama-as-piles-of-words/

Eric Lafforgue's Photos of North Korea

One of my favorite photographers, Eric Lafforgue (previously on Neatorama here), went to North Korea for two weeks in April 2008 and snapped some really cool (government-approved) photos:The pictures you will see are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/eric-lafforgues-photos-of-north-korea/

How Did that Manta Ray Get There?

There's something fishy - literally - in San Francisco: a manta ray found on the sidewalk. alilrusky of Exprience Project has the story: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/how-did-that-manta-ray-get-there/

Secret SEGA Archive

Photo: SEGA of AmericaWhen the folks of SEGA America blog went on a tour of the product development department in the SEGA HQ, they found this secret room full of just about every game and console ever made by the video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/secret-sega-archive/

Human Chain Blockades ... Garbage Truck!

Angry that the garbage men refused to pick up backlog of rubbish after workers' strikes last month, residents of West Yorkshire resorted to a little civil disobedience: Angry residents annoyed at binmen who refused t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/human-chain-blockades-garbage-truck/

Stumpy the Tail-less Whale is No Fail Whale

Stumpy, a humpback whale nicknamed because of its lack of a tail, was sighted today off the coast of Australia - some 20,000 km (12,400 mi.) from where he was first sighted years ago.And in a coincidence worthy of a cosm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/stumpy-the-tail-less-whale-is-no-fail-whale/

"Second Brother on the Right" Olympic Torch Guard is a Chinese Sex Symbol

A handsome yet unnamed young guard of the Olympics torch as it made its way around the world has become a Chinese Internet hero and sex symbol! Known only as "Second Brother on the Right" because of his cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/second-brother-on-the-right-olympic-torch-guard-is-a-chinese-sex-symbol/

Stinky Open Landfills? Spray Perfume on the Garbage!

Open landfills in Mumbai, India, have been so stinky that municipal workers resorted to desperate means: spraying the garbage with perfumes! Mumbai has a population of nearly 18 million, and generates 8,500 metric to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/stinky-open-landfills-spray-perfume-on-the-garbage/

Scrambled Text

You've seen the text that explains how the human mind can read scrambled words, as long as the first and last letter of each word is correct. Now you can scramble a webpage in the same manner! This picture is of the pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/scrambled-text/

New Trend in Beauty: Pre-Tween Waxing

The newest trend in beauty also happens to be one of the most disturbing: pre-tween waxing! According to Wanda Stawczyk, who runs Wanda's European Skin Care, the number of young clients coming to her salon has skyro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/new-trend-in-beauty-pre-tween-waxing/

New Immune System Boosting Drug May Lead to Cancer Cures

Way to go science! In another study hailed as a breakthrough, doctors announced that some patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma saw their cancer disappear after being treated with a new drug that boost their own immune ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/new-immune-system-boosting-drug-may-lead-to-cancer-cures/

Ampersand: How to Prettify Web Typography

There's something unusually attractive about the ampersand (heck, there's even a blog dedicated to it, as posted on Neatorama a while back). Dan Cederhom of SimpleBits has a neat web design how-to post explaining how you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/ampersand-how-to-prettify-web-typography/

Man Bought Car With ... Coins!

Man walked into a car dealership ... and if that sounds like the beginning of a weird story, just hear the rest: James F. Jones walked into an office at car dealer Jake Sweeney today, plunked down 16 coffee cans of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/17825/

Sales of Spray-On Condom Remain Flaccid

We posted about spray-on condom when it was invented by a German sex-health educator named Jan Vinzenz Krause. Now, over a year and a half later, the sales of the spray-on condom - unfortunately - haven't, um, firmed up:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/sales-of-spray-on-condom-remain-flaccid/

Giant Turd Balloon Flew Away

Oh, I can just imagine the fun to be had by newspaper reporters when they turn in the story about this giant inflatable turd that blew away from a Swiss museum: A giant inflatable dog turd brought down a power line...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/15/giant-turd-balloon-flew-away/
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