Archive for October 8th, 2008

The Beard Alphabet

Rueben Miller has a pretty nifty blog post compiling various alphabets created by some of the world's most creative artists. I love this one above, titled Beard Alphabet by Tim Yarzhombek.Check it out: Link - Thanks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/the-beard-alphabet/

Thanking Customer Sevice Rep Just Because ...

Being a customer service representative is thankless job. Customers with problems are usually angry and often take out their anger on the person they're talking to over the phone. So Jake Bronstein of Zoomdoggle decided...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/thanking-customer-sevice-rep-just-because/

Divorced Couple Sawed House in Two

Photo: Phnom Penh PostWhen this couple in Vietnam Cambodia decided to get a divorce, they figured out that the most equitable way is to divide everything they own - including their house - in half. Literaly! A marrie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/divorced-couple-sawed-house-in-two/

Thief Showed Name, Date of Birth Tattoo to Hidden Camera

Bad idea: breaking into a car to steal a satnav systemReally bad idea: breaking into a police car ...Neatorama-worthy: ... that has a covert surveillance camera, then re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/thief-showed-name-date-of-birth-tattoo-to-hidden-camera/

Couple Let Donkey Loose in the House

Don't you hate it when someone reads over your shoulder? Well, apparently it does not bother Jackie Farrier at all - in fact, she and her husband let their donkey Polly, their colt Charlie, and the rest of their 29 pets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/couple-let-donkey-loose-in-the-house/

Mouse Turned the Table on Snake

Not News: feeding a mouse to a snake.News: feeding mighty mouse to a snake!Here's the story of how firefighters in Taiwan who caught a snake were surprised to find that the intended meal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/mouse-turned-the-table-on-snake/

Nebraska's Safe Haven Law Has an Unintended Consequence: Parents Abandoning Teens!

Parents: tired of dealing with unruly teens? Wish you could just drop him or her off and be done with it? Well, because of a poorly worded safe haven law in Nebraska, people are doing just that:Nebraska's vaguely wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/nebraskas-safe-haven-law-has-an-unintended-consequence-parents-abandoning-teens/

That One!

I don't know about you "my friends" but wasn't McCain's remark showing a lack of respect towards Sen. Obama when he said “Who voted for it? You might never know — that one,” gesturing at Obama. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/that-one/

60s Band or 70s Group?

In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, try to remember when ten featured bands or musical groups released their debut albums. Was it in the 60s or the 70s? I am ashamed to say I only scored 90%, considering I was a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/60s-band-or-70s-group/

New World Record Lego Tower

A new Lego tower at Rathaus Platz in Vienna has broken the world record by standing 96.73 feet (29.485 meters) tall. It was built over four days and contains almost 460,000 bricks! The tower included 121 plates d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/new-world-record-lego-tower/

Hallowindow

[http://youtu.be/w0XnJDcyezI] (YouTube link)Animator and illustrator Mark Gervais created this window display for Halloween in 2007. If I saw something like this in my neighborhood, I'd probably faint, then I would watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/hallowindow/

The 15 Nuttiest Celebrity Stalkers Of All Time

Being famous has its drawbacks. One is the possibility of stalkers. Popcrunch has compiled a list of 15 stories about celebrity stalkers, some that even changed history. Richard Gere, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/the-15-nuttiest-celebrity-stalkers-of-all-time/

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 For Sale

A restored Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle built for Universal Studios in Florida is up for bids on eBay. Talk about a stylish way to show up for a Halloween party! The current bid is $45,000. Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/ghostbusters-ecto-1-for-sale/

Real Life Simon's Cat

(YouTube link) When we first posted Cat Man Do by Simon Tofield, the overwhelming response was that cats are exactly like that. This time-lapse video proves it to be true. I was waiting for the cat to get a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/real-life-simons-cat/

10 American Financial Meltdowns in the Past Century

Banks failed, stock prices collapsed, and panic descended on Wall Street. Americans were holding their collective breath as a rescue plan was hastily drafted. The 2008 financial crisis? Nope - it was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/08/10-american-financial-meltdowns-in-the-past-century/






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