Archive for October 3rd, 2008

Original Locations of 15 Mega-Chains

The biggest franchises in the world all started with just one store. Some are so big and have been around so long that few know where the original was! Read how Starbucks, 7-11, and The Gap started out, and plenty of tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/original-locations-of-15-mega-chains/

Skateboarding Across China

(YouTube link) New Zealander Robert Thompson completed a journey the long way across China on September 28th. And he went the whole way by skateboard! Thompson kept a blog of his latest journey, as well as his previou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/skateboarding-across-china/

Man's Great Pumpkin Stolen!

Good grief! Bill Teer lost something from his front yard. Something large. Very, very large: his prized 450 lb. pumpkin!Teer thinks a group of three teenagers drove up on Halsey Road and managed to roll the pumpkin i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/mans-great-pumpkin-stolen/

The 2008 Ig Nobel Prize Goes To ...

The 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night, and Steve Nadis of the science journal Nature was there to blog about it. Here's his report on some of the most dubious achievements in science:7:55 p.m. At last, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/the-2008-ig-nobel-prize-goes-to/

Woman Bought Home For $1.75 on eBay

Joanne Smith bought an abandoned house in Saginaw, Michigan, on eBay. Her winning bid? $1.75!"I am going to try and sell it," she told the newspaper. "I don't have any plans to move to Saginaw."*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/woman-bought-home-for-175-on-ebay/

VideoSift Clip of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Fat Man Defies the Laws of Physics UNBELIEVABLE! Millenia of the laws of physics tossed out the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/videosift-clip-of-the-week/

Reading All of Neatorama

I know that we have a lot of regular daily readers here on the blog, but I've always wondered how many of you actually have read all of Neatorama. You know, click on the "Next Page" link on the end of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/reading-all-of-neatorama/

Your Very Own Romance Novel

Have you always wanted to star in your own bodice-ripper romance novel? Now you can: simply enter some details like heroine and hero's names and characteristics (like eye color, hair color, etc) at Romance By You*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/your-very-own-romance-novel/

Homer Simpson Tries to Vote for Obama ...

What happened when Homer Simpson tried to vote for Obama in the 2008 US Presidential Election? Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] (Go away trolls, it's just a funny clip, mmkay?)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/homer-simpson-tries-to-vote-for-obama/

Boy's Rampage at the Zoo

Many kids throw a fit or temper tantrum when they're upset, but this one went over the line. Waaaay over:A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/boys-rampage-at-the-zoo/

Eyeball Jewelry Makes You Look Like You're Crying

Do jewelries move you to the point of tears? Well, thanks to Dutch designer Erik Klarenbeek, now even your eyes can "wear" jewelry:The bizarre range features a number of adornments which hang on wire from c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/eyeball-jewelry-makes-you-look-like-youre-crying/

Man survives lightning strike while pumping gas; caught on video

William Hall of Barker, New York was filling his gas tank at the K&K Food Mart Wednesday when a bolt of lightning struck him, knocking him to the ground and knocking him unconscious. Miraculously, aside from being sor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/03/man-survives-lightning-strike-while-pumping-gas-caught-on-video/




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