Archive for September 19th, 2008

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrr! Every September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day! You can get up to speed by visiting the official site for holiday resources. See the pictures at Flickr. Read up on the history of the holiday. See how they celebrate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/talk-like-a-pirate-day/

Bambi and Thumper

(YouTube link) Your daily dose of sweetness. -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/bambi-and-thumper/

The World's Biggest Airplanes

Some of the big airplanes flying today have wingspans that are longer than the entire path the Wright Brothers took on the first powered flight! Dark Roasted Blend has a rundown on the biggest ever. Pictured i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/the-worlds-biggest-airplanes/

RIP Whats-his-name

The passing of a cat has spawned a neighborhood memorial. The cat was known as Ginger, Dave, Atkinson, or Fonzworthy III. A shrine of flowers and notes have gathered at Holloway Street in Bath, England as the many who fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/rip-whats-his-name/

Unusual Renditions of Theme Tunes

(YouTube link) Concert pianist Wibi Soerjadi dressed as an amputee pirate to showcase a one-handed technique. He plays the theme from The Pirates of the Caribbean with his left hand only! This clip is part of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/unusual-renditions-of-theme-tunes/

Predator in London

A south London junk shop displays life-size movie characters outside to draw attention. Recently, a metal sculpture of the Predator has joined their ranks. A junk yard is probably far too harsh a word for it. How...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/predator-in-london/

The Time Eater

(YouTube link) Stephen Hawking will return from the CERN collider today to unveil the new clock at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, England. The unusual clock was designed by inventor John Taylor. For all its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/the-time-eater/

Doctor Watson's Phobia Factory

Psychologist John B. Watson had a theory that humans are not afraid of anything until something causes us to fear. To test that theory, in 1920 he went through the process of teaching an infant (known as "Little Albert")...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/19/doctor-watsons-phobia-factory/




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