Archive for September 24th, 2008

Should We Bail Out Wall Street?

So, unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the Bush administration is asking for $700 billion to bailout Wall Street. The need is urgent as "the entire economy is in danger", said President Bus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/should-we-bail-out-wall-street/

Fined for Drinking Juice in Public

A Russian woman and a Lebanese man were put on trial in Dubai for ... drinking orange juice! In accordance with the Federal Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates, a public intake of food and beverages during daytime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/fined-for-drinking-juice-in-public/

Geeky Cakes Collection at WebUrbanist

WebUrbanist has a really neat post combining two topics close to my heart: cakes and geekiness! Until we have Smell-O-Vision on the Web, you have to settle with feasting your eyes on the Rubik's Cube cake, the Star Trek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/geeky-cakes-collection-at-weburbanist/

Technorati's State of the Blogosphere 2008

Technorati, the mother of all blog search engines, has just released its annual State of the Blogosphere report. The 2008 report spans 5 different posts in 5 days and includes juicy bits like how much money bloggers are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/technoratis-state-of-the-blogosphere-2008/

Shark Attack Cupcakes

Photo: Moogieland [Flickr]Moogie of Moogie & Pap blog made some cupcakes for a clubhouse poolside party to celebrate the end of summer. The cupcakes look positively yummy ... in a morbid sort of way!In addition t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/shark-attack-cupcakes/

Shark with Legs

Talking 'bout sharks, last year a Malaysian fisherman reeled in a shark with webbed feet:Mary Looi, 48, said she only realised the shark was different when she wanted to cook tomyam fish for lunch for her family.*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/shark-with-legs/

A Flamingo Made of Flamingos!

Photo: Robert B. HaasJust how awesome is this: National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas captured this aerial photo of a flock of flamingo birds shaped like a giant flamingo!Link to the larger pic - Thanks Mari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/a-flamingo-made-of-flamingos/

Three Guys Who Make Prison Escapes Look Like Child's Play

It’s really hard to escape from prison… right? Well, maybe nowadays. But before experience and technology allowed prisons to become the fortresses they are today, it wasn’t as difficult as all that. At least, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/three-guys-who-make-prison-escapes-look-like-childs-play/

Wario Land YouTube Ad

This YouTube clip of Nintendo Wii's Wario Land video game starts out just like any other YouTube clip ... but it sure doesn't end that way! Wait for it .... wait for it ... http://www.youtube.com/experiencewii...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/wario-land-youtube-ad/

Street Artists' Art - Gasp - Vandalized!

I don't know whether this is sweet irony or simply a crime. Perhaps it's both. Here's what happened: when a bunch of street artists displayed their artwork in Sao Paulo's Choque Cultural Gallery, a bunch of Pixadores (th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/street-artists-art-gasp-vandalized/

How to Land a Plane, a DIY Guide

We've all thought about it while flying, "what if the pilot and copilot are somehow knocked out and it's up to us to land the plane?" (Well, it's the plot of many a movies anyhow!)The Art of Manliness has the h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/how-to-land-a-plane-a-diy-guide/

Bill Dan, Rock Artist Extraordinaire

Bill Dan is an artist from San Francisco, California, who has a truly amazing knack of balancing rocks. His "rock garden" creations look impossible, yet as this YouTube video shows, Bill made it look so darned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/bill-dan-rock-artist-extraordinaire/

An Etiquette Book on How to Attract the Ladies

Psst, guys! Are you having trouble attracting ladies? Debrett, a publisher considered by many to be the last word on traditional British etiquette, may have just what you need: an all-in-one guide to romance from what ki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/an-etiquette-book-on-how-to-attract-the-ladies/

Miniature War Scenes

A LiveJournal site (in Russian) has a collection of pictures of intricately-detailed miniature war scenes, originally found on a Japanese site. If you can translate any information on this for me, I'd appreciate it! Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/miniature-war-scenes/

Global Air Traffic

(YouTube link) A simulation of worldwide air traffic over 24 hours, from the AirTraffic team at ZHAW School of Engineering. Link -Thanks, cgredan! ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/global-air-traffic/

New Lincoln Pennies

Next year, the design on the US penny will change for the first time in 50 years. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the US Mint will replace the Lincoln Memorial on the back to four diffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/new-lincoln-pennies/

Nanosoccer

(YouTube link) NIST’s conducts its nanosoccer competitions and demonstrations in conjunction with RoboCup, an international organization dedicated to using the game of soccer as a testing ground for the robotics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/nanosoccer/

What's In a Product Name? Why, Deception Of Course!

The following is an article from The Best of The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.Product names don't necessarily reflect the truth of the products. Ever heard of Corinthian Leather? Think New Jerse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/24/whats-in-a-product-name-why-deception-of-course/
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