Archive for August 18th, 2008

A Wedding to Remember

It was a wedding to remember: the cake ... the party ... and the taser? Yep, here's a story of how some hard-partyin' newlyweds get to spend their first night of wedded bliss in the county jail ... "The crowd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/a-wedding-to-remember/

The Biggest Hole in the World

It's a diamond mine in Mirna, Siberia.  It measures 525 m deep and 1.25 km in diameter.  The suction from the hole is so powerful that helicopters flying over it have crashed.  Link via Absolute Moral Authority...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/the-biggest-hole-in-the-world/

Michael Phelps Vs. Goldfish: Who is Faster?

With his epic 8 Olympic golds, Michael Phelps is definitely one of the fastest swimmers in the world. But just how fast do you think he swims? And how does Phelps stack up to the world's faste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/michael-phelps-vs-goldfish-who-is-faster/

Busted ... by GPS Turtle!

Bad idea: growing marijuana.Really bad idea: growing marijuana on U.S. park landNeatorama worthy: getting busted by a turtle equipped with a GPS tracking device.You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/busted-by-gps-turtle/

Funniest People's Court Interview: What's So Difficult About Being You?

I don't know a whit about what went on during the proceedings, but this People's Court interview is mesmerizingly strange - even funny. Check out what this guy said about how he felt after facing "The Ultimate Court...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/funniest-peoples-court-interview-whats-so-difficult-about-being-you/

The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Computer Ads of Yore

Earlier this month, Rob Beschizza of Boing Boing Gadgets has a mega post of 101 of some of the best, the worst, and the weirdest computer and video games ads of yore: Link - via Picdit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/the-best-worst-and-weirdest-computer-ads-of-yore/

Swedish Bagpipes

Think that bagpipes are a unique form of Scottish aural torture? Think again: behold the sakpipa, the Swedish bagpipes!Yes. Pictured at left are " sakpipa säckpipa," which date from Medieval times. The tra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/swedish-bagpipes/

Julian Wolkenstein Photography

Photos: Julian WolkensteinI think Julian Wolkenstein is trying to tell us something! Check out more the neat artwork of this award-winning photographer: Link [Flash] - via B Become BohJulian Wolkenstein...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/julian-wolkenstein-photography/

Man Confessed Murder for a Bucket of Chicken

Tremayne Durham is a big guy. And he likes to eat. So when he was sitting in an Oregon jail waiting for trial for murder, all he could think about was food. So, when the prosecutors offered this unusual plea deal, Durham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/man-confessed-murder-for-a-bucket-of-chicken/

The Muppets Take the Internet

I love short video clips of Statler and Waldorf of The Muppets that are goin' round the Web. It turns out that there's a slew of Muppets videos on YouTube as the Swedish Chef, Gonzo, Beaker, Sam The Eagle, and of course,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/the-muppets-take-the-internet/

Guess-the-Google Flash Game

Guess-the-Google by Grant Robinson is fun little online game based on Google's image search. Actually, it's image search in reverse - you're presented with 20 images and have to guess the keyword: Link - via The Monkey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/guess-the-google-flash-game/

Weng Weng: The Next 007

Forget 007. The baddest secret agent/super spy is the 2'6" tall Weng Weng [wiki] or Agent 00 as he's known in the Philippines (in the movie For Y'ur Height Only)Here's a clip of Weng Weng in action, by John...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/weng-weng-the-next-007/

The Likelihood of Death

We all have a 100% chance of dying -eventually. Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests how well you know the odds of dying in different situations for different people. I scored 100%, because, well, I read a lot....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/the-likelihood-of-death/

Olympic Village in Cards

(YouTube link) Brian Berg took 20 days to construct this model of the Olympic Village in Beijing out of 140,000 playing cards! Link -Thanks, Geeks Are Sexy! Previously at Neatorama: The Olympics in Lego...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/olympic-village-in-cards/

Spaghetti Cat

(YouTube) Mistake or prank? Either way, you can't help but laugh. The smallest things can turn out to be the funniest! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/spaghetti-cat/

Symbiosis

The spider needed something to attach its web support line to, and the morning glory needed something to climb. It may be a stretch to call this true symbiosis {wiki}, but I can't think of a better term. This picture w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/symbiosis/

La vie des animaux selon les hommes

(YouTube link) The life of animals, interpreted by man. -via The Underdog Victorious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/la-vie-des-animaux-selon-les-hommes/

Terminator Skull Modded into a DVD Player

Here's something really cool: someone's modded a Terminator skull into a DVD player! No words if the eyes glow whenever you fast-forward a boring scene. (If you know the back story to this mod, I'd love to hear it!): Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/terminator-skull-modded-into-a-dvd-player/

Rise of the (Rat-Brained) Machines

[YouTube Link]Following the Terminator story, we go to this groundbreaking invention by professor Kevin Warwick of the University of Reading and colleagues: a robot with a living brain!Meet Gordon, probably the world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/rise-of-the-rat-brained-machines/

Fan-Made Next Batman Movie Poster

Sometimes, fan-made art are so impressive that they rival those slick posters produced by the studios. Here's a perfect example:/Film readers Max B and David B have sent over this fan made poster for a possible sequel to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/fan-made-next-batman-movie-poster/

Why Are Georgia (the State) and Georgia (the Country) Both Named Georgia?

If you've ever wondered why Georgia (the US state) and Georgia (the country) are both named Georgia, Noreen Malone of Slate has the answer:Why does a country that was formerly part of the USSR have the same name as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/why-are-georgia-the-state-and-georgia-the-country-both-named-georgia/

New Baby Shampoo: Nothing But Tears

After decades of coddling young children, Johnson & Johnson decided to go the other way and toughen 'em up with this new shampoo: Nothing But Tears!A radical departure for the health goods manufacturer, the new s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/new-baby-shampoo-nothing-but-tears/

Pac-Man: The Movie

Here's a twisted tale of four ghosts trapped in a maze, while being stalked by a giant yellow monster. Watch Pac-Man: The Movie, directed by Stanley Wong and Tyler Russell: Link [embedded YouTube clip]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/18/pac-man-the-movie/






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