Archive for September 30th, 2008

Man Jumped a Shark to Save Dog

Greg LeNoir really, really loves his dog Jake. When a shark suddenly grabbed the rat terrier during its daily swim, Greg jumped in and punched the shark until it let go of the dog!A big dark green shape which I reali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/man-jumped-a-shark-to-save-dog/

Washing a Car in Your Own Driveway in Washington State is a Crime

If you want to save a few bucks, skip the car wash and wash your car in your own driveway. Except if you live in Washington State, that is. There, washing your car in your own driveway is illegal:Washing your car or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/washing-a-car-in-your-own-driveway-in-washington-state-is-a-crime/

You CAN See Russia From Here!

After Sarah Palin announced her now oft-repeated line that "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska," Gary Tuchman from CNN's news show Anderson Cooper 360° went to fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/you-can-see-russia-from-here/

Boy Survived 5-inch Kitchen Knife Stabbed Through His Skull

Ten months ago, a 15-year-boy and his friends were attacked when they tried to stop a friend from being robbed at a bus stop. The boy was stabbed in the forehead with a kitchen knife ... yet he survived. The Daily Mail h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/boy-survived-5-inch-kitchen-knife-stabbed-through-his-skull/

Teen Bleeds Through Her Skin!

A 13-year-old Indian girl named Twinkle Dwivedi has a medical condition that baffles doctors: she bleeds through her skin without being cut or scratched!Twinkle Dwivedi, 13, has a strange disorder which means she los...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/teen-bleeds-through-her-skin/

Udder Chaos: Woman in Cow Costume Wreaked Havoc

Police arrested 32-year-old Michele Allen for disorderly conduct ... while wearing a cow costume!Saturday night, people in the 3100 block of Wilbraham Road called police to report a woman wearing a cow costume was ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/udder-chaos-woman-in-cow-costume-wreaked-havoc/

The 2008 Financial Meltdown, a Primer

Confused about the 2008 financial meltdown? Conor Friedersdorf of Culture 11 has a run down on the bailout legislation, why so many members of Congress were against it, and what the big plunge in the stock market meant....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/the-2008-financial-meltdown-a-primer/

Birth Of A Tornado

Another tornado caught on camera. These weather phenomena never cease to amaze me but I'm glad I don't live in an area where tornado formations are frequent. Link: LiveLeaktornado, Weather, Destruction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/birth-of-a-tornado/

Romeo's Feet

(YouTube link) This is Romeo, a Siberian lynx. In this video, he is three months old and nursing on a sheet. Look at the size of those paws!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/romeos-feet/

Star Wars Hoodies

Impersonating an imperial storm trooper gets a lot more comfortable with a hoodie from Mark Ecko. The front zips up to look like a mask, but I can't tell if you'd be able to see out of it or not. Also available in Bobb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/star-wars-hoodies/

The Common Cold

(YouTube link) Being a guinea pig for the British government's Common Cold Unit in 1946 was very popular with students. They saw it as a cheap holiday: getting free accommodation in spacious flats fully equipped w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/the-common-cold/

What Caused the Viking Age?

From the late eighth to the mid-eleventh centuries, Vikings invaded community after community across Europe and even parts of Asia and the western hemisphere. According to a new study published in the current issue of An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/what-caused-the-viking-age/

The Big Picture

(YouTube link) Artist John Chiara thinks big. He built his own box camera, and made it as big as a room. Chiara takes it to a location on a trailer and puts it together on site. One benefit is that the camera never wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/the-big-picture/

Rubik Mirror Blocks

[YouTube - Link] A quirky take on the always frustrating Rubik's Cube, the Rubik Mirror Block seems to up the ante by not only making the shapes of the blocks of different sizes and shapes it also doesn't (obviously...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/30/rubik-mirror-blocks/
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