Archive for October 16th, 2008

A Pain in the Royal Horse: 5 Sex Rumors About Royalty

Long before Prince Charles proved that love is blind by cheating on his beautiful wife with Camilla Parker-Bowles, blue bloods had already proudly renounced monogamy. Over the centuries,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/a-pain-in-the-royal-horse-5-sex-rumors-about-royalty/

What Is It? Game 78

Yay! It's time for our collaboration with What is it? Blog - can you guess what this strange contraption is for?Place your guess in the comment section. No prize this week, so you're playing for bragging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/what-is-it-game-78-2/

The Stories Behind Three More Horror Classics

Back by popular demand, I give you the stories behind some of your favorite horror classics - Part Two!The OmenI'm watching The Omen as I type this - how great is Gregory Peck? And he almost wasn't cast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/the-stories-behind-three-more-horror-classics/

Bribing Kids to Study Actually Works!

Philantrophist Eli Broad had an idea on how to improve school children's test scores: bribe 'em with money!Here's a controversial pilot educational program called Spark, where children are rewarded with cold hard cash if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/bribing-kids-to-study-actually-works/

Who's To Blame For The Credit Crunch? Pirates!

Who's responsible for the current credit crunch? According to Peter Hayes of the University of Sunderland, it's the pirates!Dr Hayes says: “Pirates elected their captain, voted on major decisions and distribute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/whos-to-blame-for-the-credit-crunch-pirates/

Teen Changed Her Name to Cutout Dissection.com

A 19-year-old teen formerly known as Jennifer Thornburg has legally changed her name to Cutout Dissection.com to protest animal dissection assignments in school:Cutout, now a vegan, said that after she finished the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/teen-changed-her-name-to-cutout-dissectioncom/

City Council Reprimands Man for Being Too Tidy a Gardener

Brian Hubbard, a 72-year-old man from Herefordshire, England, got into trouble with his city's council because ... his garden is too tidy!A dedicated gardener has been banned from trimming the grass outside his house...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/city-council-reprimands-man-for-being-too-tidy-a-gardener/

The Scarlet Pumpkin: Sex Offenders Forced to Post Warning for Halloween

Maryland sex offenders got something in the mail this week: a scarlet letter in the form of a bright orange pumpkin:That is the symbol on a sign they are required to post on their doors with a warning, in capital let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/the-scarlet-pumpkin-sex-offenders-forced-to-post-warning-for-halloween/

Graffiti Wall Vandalized ... By Disgruntled Taxpayer!

Photo: SWNSA £3000 "graffiti wall" installed in Cornwall, England, so youths could practice their graffiti art without vandalizing the neighborhood, got its first graffiti: a disgruntled taxpayer who snea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/graffiti-wall-vandalized-by-disgruntled-taxpayer/

Magnetic Field "Wakes" Man Up from Coma

A promising study has shown that electromagnetic stimulation of the brain could "wake up" a person from coma:JOSH VILLA was 26 and driving home after a drink with a friend on 28 August 2005 when his car mou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/magnetic-field-wakes-man-up-from-coma/

Palin As President

Here's an interactive point and click photo of Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office. Click on various items and be sure you turn your speakers on for the audio. Link Note: This not intended to take sides. There...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/palin-as-president/

Roadkill Carpet

Ew, what's that on your floor? Do you know the feeling that you do not want to take a look at something, but you still do? The Road Kill carpet is a continues struggle between attraction and repulsion. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/roadkill-carpet/

US Celebrities in Japanese Ads

(YouTube link) Ben Stiller mugs it up in a Japanese drink ad. It's just one of a slew of videos in The Top U.S. Celebrities as seen in Japanese Commercials. Also see Madonna, Harrison Ford, Britney Spears, Anthony Hop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/us-celebrities-in-japanese-ads/

Haunted Castles of Europe

Imagine staying in a castle built several hundred years ago. If these walls could talk! But some are rumored to do just that ...or have ghosts of former residents walking the halls. This post details ten such locations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/haunted-castles-of-europe/

Vintage Halloween Postcards

Socyberty has a nice collection of vintage Halloween postcards from bygone days. Link -via the Presurfer (image credit: riptheskull)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/vintage-halloween-postcards/

25 Incredible Personal Biodomes

Have you ever wanted to live in a round home? There are plenty of ways to do it! Now, designers have planned dome homes, tents, personal mini-domes and fantastical structures that serve as beautiful homes, that sav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/25-incredible-personal-biodomes/

Lobster Encounter

(YouTube link) A youngster learns about lobsters. Wow! Can I touch them? No? I don't like to touch them! -via Arbroath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/lobster-encounter/

Megabuster

Kevin is making a Megaman costume for his son. He started with the Megabuster for the arms, lights and all, and chronicled the process in pictures. This will be an awesomely authentic costume! Link -Thanks, Jon Jas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/megabuster/

T-Shirts About The Economy

The economy may be tanking and you may have lost your shirt in the stock market ... but you don't have to wear the "bankruptcy barrel" (ah, the dependable cartoon trope - interestingly, the practice seemed to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/t-shirts-about-the-economy/

Delicious This Yoda Cake Is

For his 4-year-old son's birthday, Geoff M. of tag-a-lishus decided that he'd make an almost-life-size Yoda cake to go along with the Star Wars-themed party. Here's the build gallery: Link - via cinematical(Just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/delicious-this-yoda-cake-is/

Kota the Triceratop Robot

I. So. WANT. This! Behold Kota the Triceratop, a 3-foot-tall plush robot that your kid can ride. How awesome is that?GeekAlerts blog has the video clip: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/kota-the-triceratop-robot/

Batman vs. Penguin, The Debate

For those who didn't watch the presidential election debate or for those who simply couldn't get enough politics, here's something for you: The Debate ... between Batman and Penguin!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/batman-vs-penguin-the-debate/

Birdhouses Modeled After Dictators' Palaces

In their installation "Super Kingdom," Artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson of London Fieldworks created a set of (functional) birdhouses modeled after houses and palaces of dictators.This one to the left is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/birdhouses-modeled-after-dictators-palaces/

Quit Stealing Our Letters!

5Om3ON3 k4Ll 73h pol1C3! - Photo found via Must Read Blogs Blog, Thanks dw00d!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/16/quit-stealing-our-letters/
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