Archive for September 6th, 2008

Are Americans Losing Their DIY Skills?

Are men today losing their DIY skills? Glenn Harlan Reynolds wrote a really interesting piece for Popular Mechanics on how Americans are losing their ability to deal with every day real-world problems:Even the simple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/are-americans-losing-their-diy-skills/

Missing Cat Poster Got Boy ASBO'd

In 1998, the UK government introduced a law designed to deter harassment called the Anti Social Behaviour Order or ASBO. The law has been controversial - some hailed it as a great way to deal with wayward punks whereas i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/missing-cat-poster-got-boy-asbod/

Murder by Haunted House

Sean A. Jennings wanted to get rid of his wife, but didn't want to go through all the hassles of divorce (plus that pesky alimony thing). So he devised a clever plan to kill her. Here's the bizarre story of the haunted h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/murder-by-haunted-house/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Hypnotizing AnimalsEver seen pigeons in trance? How about a hypnotized alligator? Turns out humans aren't the on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/videosift-clips-of-the-week-4/

Bloons + Desktop Tower Defense = Bloons Tower Defense

Paul Preece's Desktop Tower Defense is an insanely addictive Flash game that inspired tons of clones (which is kind of funny, since DTD itself was a "remake" of StarCraft's Turret Defense).Here's one funny clon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/bloons-desktop-tower-defense-bloons-tower-defense/

Man Beat NFL Rules by Changing Last Name to "Ocho Cinco"

Wide receiver Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals wanted to put his nickname Ocho Cinco (his jersey number "eight five" in Spanish) on the back of his uniform, but strict NFL rules only allow for real surnam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/man-beat-nfl-rules-by-changing-last-name-to-ocho-cinco/

Mythbusters live: Mona Lisa in .008 seconds

Painting Mona Lisa In .008 Seconds - Watch more free videos These video clips look like they're from a live Mythbusters performance. The clip shows two machines they've built to paint using paintballs. The first one i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/mythbusters-live-mona-lisa-in-008-seconds/

Desktop Butt Station

Here's the best desktop organizer I've seen in years: the Desktop Butt Station: It's a desktop organizer that looks like a fellow sitting on the john. Besides the spaces to hold pens and Post-it Notes, the figure hol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/desktop-butt-station/

And the Award for Most Inappropriate Ad Goes To ...

A friend of Jeanette Ordas sent her this 1970s ad made for CBC Radio. My how times have changed! http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/?p=4012 - via Nag on the Lake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/and-the-award-for-most-inappropriate-ad-goes-to/

Website Lets You Copy and Paste Special Characters

Ever had to hunt around for the keyboard combination for special characters like ½, ± or ©? Well, you won't have to with this nifty website.Here's CopyPasteCharacter by Konst & Teknik and Martin St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/06/website-lets-you-copy-and-paste-special-characters/






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