Archive for August 30th, 2008

Six More Hoaxes That Fooled the World

The Five Hoaxes That Fooled the World post from a couple of weeks ago was pretty popular and lots of people had interesting suggestions for a follow up, so I thought I would do just that. Here are six more for your read...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/six-more-hoaxes-that-fooled-the-world/

Shark found in Lake Michigan

Rich Fasi was boating in West Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan near Traverse City, Michigan on Wednesday. He saw some tangled fishing equipment floating by and started pulling it from the water:"I could see a fish do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/shark-found-in-lake-michigan/

MySpace co-founder Tom "Lord Flathead" Anderson: 80s teenage hacker?

MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson isn't just everybody's "friend." He is also a 1980s teenage "WarGames" style computer hacker! TechCrunch:In 1985, when he was fourteen and in high school in Escondido, California, Ande...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/myspace_tom_anderson/

"Man Drought" in Australia

There's a crisis of sort in Australia: because of a "man drought," today's Australian women are hard pressed to find mates. Where have all the men gone? Turns out they're hiding in the boonies:There's a &qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/man-drought-in-australia/

The Secret of Raising Smart Children: Don't Tell Them How Smart They Are!

Every parent wants their children to be smart, but how exactly should one raise a smart kid? Carol S. Dweck wrote an interesting (though a little long) article for the Scientific American on the secret of raising smart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/the-secret-of-raising-smart-children-dont-tell-them-how-smart-they-are/

The Snail Car

Photo: Emily LangBehold The Golden Mean, a "snail car" created by blacksmith John Sarriugarte and his wife Krysten Mate of Form & Reform shop from a 1966 Volkswagen Bug:"I woke up and said, 'We have to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/the-snail-car/

Was this Man the Zodiac Killer?

The Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60's and 70's and was never caught. Some 5 decades later, his identity may be coming to light:"The identity of the Zodiac Killer is Jack Tarrance. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/was-this-man-the-zodiac-killer/

Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog: Separated at Birth?

What do Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog have in common? Surprisingly, a lot more than you'd realize! Link - Thanks DB!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/christian-bale-and-kermit-the-frog-separated-at-birth/

Thief Stole a Roomful of Parking Meters

There are money sitting out on the streets for the takin'. Or so thought 34-year-old Maurice Mizrahi, a desperate drug addict who got money for his fix by stealing ... parking meter!Mizrahi has been seen wandering Br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/08/30/thief-stole-a-roomful-of-parking-meters/




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