Archive for October 15th, 2008

Father Named Baby Daughter Sarah McCain Palin Behind Mom's Back

How far would you go to support your presidential candidate? Most people donate money or buy bumper stickers and such. There are some who are enthusiastic enough who volunteer in the campaign ... then there is Mark Cipta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/father-named-baby-daughter-sarah-mccain-palin-behind-moms-back/

Surfing the Web is Good For Your Brain

Gary Small and colleagues at UCLA have found that surfing the web may actually be good for your brain:Each volunteer underwent a brain scan while performing web searches and book-reading tasks.Both types of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/surfing-the-web-is-good-for-your-brain/

NBA's Devin Harris Pwned by a British Amateur

Remember the video clip of LeBron James losing a game of HORSE to a warehouse worker before on Neatorama? Here's another one: NBA's Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets getting his clock cleaned by a 28-year-old British m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/nbas-devin-harris-pwned-by-a-british-amateur/

"Artful Dodger" Thief is an 8-Year-Old Boy!

A thief in Hull, England, has been given the moniker "Hull's Artful Dodger" after stealing more than £1,850 of cash and goods in just a couple of weeks. The police finally got their break when a CCTV caug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/artful-dodger-thief-is-an-8-year-old-boy/

Boxing Champ's Secret Weapon: Wet Diaper!

Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko has a secret weapon in winning his WBC heavyweight title bout in Berlin last Saturday: his baby boy's wet diaper! Klitschko said he wrapped them around his hands and it helped him rec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/boxing-champs-secret-weapon-wet-diaper/

How to Convert Your Analog TV to Digital

Did you know that starting February 2009, analog TV will be no more? That's right - all TV signal will go digital and if you still have a rabbit ear TV antenna, you'd need to convert the analog signal to digital.Here's 9...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/how-to-convert-your-analog-tv-to-digital/

Amazing Homemade Halloween - Where the Wild Things Are

Wow, so I'm crafting a little bit of our Halloween costumes this year - my husband and I are going as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett (you can see the process here and here... I'll try to post more pictures tonight). I've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/amazing-homemade-halloween-where-the-wild-things-are/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #5

Hooray! It's time for our fifth Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt game here on Neatorama!For those of you who don't know what it's all about, it's an online treasure hunt with an excellent prize: a free Tokyoflash watch o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-5/

30 NHL Teams in 5 Minutes

The National Hockey League has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Can you name all 30 current NHL teams in 5 minutes? That's the challenge today in the mental_floss Lunchtime Quiz. I didn't even try,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/30-nhl-teams-in-5-minutes/

Alfred Hitchcock Complains About His Hotel Room

Since we're coming up on Halloween, this struck me as particularly funny. Here's an excerpt by Andrew Meek, head to McSweeney's for the rest. "I am also less than pleased with the facilities. The en suite décor is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/alfred-hitchcock-complains-about-his-hotel-room/

Kentucky Man Sets Cockroach Record

(YouTube link) Travis Fessler of Florence, Kentucky breaks the world record of putting the most Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches in his mouth by stuffing 11 roaches into his mouth at one time. This beats the previou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/kentucky-man-sets-cockroach-record/

Global Handwashing Day

Today is the United Nations first ever Global Handwashing Day. Unicef says using soap to wash hands, particularly after contact with excreta, can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by over 40% and respiratory infections by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/global-handwashing-day/

17 Interesting Facts About Doctors & Patients

Here's a roundup of articles on research done on the doctor-patient relationship and statistics about medical care. Who knew that surgeons are (on average) taller and better-looking than other doctors? Other results cove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/17-interesting-facts-about-doctors-patients/

Flying Fox Gives Birth

(YouTube link) The grey-headed flying fox {wiki} is born while its mother hangs upside down! It seems counterproductive, but the I suppose the bat mother knows what she's doing. This was recorded at the Royalk BATanic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/flying-fox-gives-birth/

Battlestar Galactica Casemod

This PC has been modded into a Battlestar Galactica tribute! This Battlestar Galactica PC is the most impressive case mods I've seen in a long while, from the front side-loading optical drive player—located beh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/battlestar-galactica-casemod/

The Cocaine Factory

(YouTube link) Watch as a farmer in Colombia processes coca leaves into cocaine. It's a nasty procedure. -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/the-cocaine-factory/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Wedding Ring Exchange FAIL Or perhaps, better titled "The World's Worst Best Man"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/15/videosift-clips-of-the-week-9/






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