Archive for October 27th, 2008

What's Wrong With Gun Nuts: Eight-Year-Old Boy Given Uzi and Fatally Shot Self in Head

Let's see: an 8-year-old boy shootin' an Uzi submachine gun at a gun show while his dad reached for a camera. What could go wrong?Here's a tragic story about how a boy fatally shot himself in the head while trying out a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/whats-wrong-with-gun-nuts-eight-year-old-boy-given-uzi-and-fatally-shot-self-in-head/

Link Between Physical and Emotional Warmth: Hot Cup of Coffee Makes Perfect Stranger More Attractive

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder discovered the secret of making yourself more attractive to other people: give them a hot cup of coffee!Looking to improve your romantic odds? Get your date a stea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/link-between-physical-and-emotional-warmth-hot-cup-of-coffee-makes-perfect-stranger-more-attractive/

All Things Halloween From Look At This Blog

Look At This blog has a mega-post about all things Halloween. A few fun facts from the site:Black cats were originally believed to protect witches' powers from negative forces.A pumpkin is really a squash, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/all-things-halloween-from-look-at-this-blog/

X-Men paper toys

Go here to download some adorable and very simple paper toys of Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and more. And you can find previously posted papercraft projects here....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/x-men-paper-toys/

Bad Mommy!

Check out this vintage ad for a children's laxative. This is wrong on so many levels. Link -Thanks, contrariwise!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/bad-mommy/

World Record Beach Ball

They like to do things big in Texas. On Sunday, the world's biggest beach ball was dropped on Elm Street in Dallas. The ball was produced by Carnival Cruise Lines, and was accepted into the Guinness Book of World Recor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/world-record-beach-ball/

Ped-O-Lantern

Um, I think you kids should just skip this house when you're out trick-or-treating. Link -Thanks, David Mertl!jack-o-lantern, Pedobear, pumpkin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/ped-o-lantern/

Reluctant Groom Sets Hotel on Fire

A man in Japan was arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel he was scheduled to get married in was set on fire. No one was injured in the early morning fire at a resort hotel in Yamanashi Prefecture. Tatsuhi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/reluctant-groom-sets-hotel-on-fire/

The Architect's Poem

(YouTube link) An allegory for the life of an architect, set to the dreamy tone of Eastern music. Created as a gift for my brother's birthday (he is an architect by profession), and derived from two verses of his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/the-architects-poem/

Smile, You're on ProstieCam!

Tired of people soliciting prostitutes, the city of Lynwood, California has installed cameras in hopes of deterring crimes:The cameras can zoom in on individuals soliciting prostitutes and take a picture of them or v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/smile-youre-on-prostiecam/

Family Tree of Telecommunication Companies

Ever wonder how your telephone company relates to other telecommunication companies? Think that AT&T's monopoly was successfully broken up by the Feds back in the 80s? And do you know what Sprint was originally named...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/family-tree-of-telecommunication-companies/

World's First Metrosexuals: Viking Men

Turns out, Viking are getting a bum rap over that whole plundering and pillaging thing. Dr. Elizabeth Rowe, a Viking expert and lecturer at Cambridge University, wanted the world to know that Vikings are a peaceful race...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/worlds-first-metrosexuals-viking-men/

The Dashed Dreams of Wall Street Wives

In today's economic turmoil, won't someone please think of all the Wall Street wives? There's a little (okay a lot) of schadenfreude going on about Wall Street, but I still find this article by Geraldine Baum for the Los...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/the-dashed-dreams-of-wall-street-wives/

Manuel Uribe's Big Fat Mexican Wedding

Some people get a limo ride to their wedding, but not Manuel Uribe. The world's heaviest man (who once weighed in at 1,230 lb or 560 kg) went to his wedding in a specially decorated bed on top of a flatbed truck:Mexi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/manuel-uribes-big-fat-mexican-wedding/

Leopard Man to Move Into Retirement Home

Tom Leppard, AKA Leopard Man, whose entire body is covered in leopard-spot tattoos, is calling it quits: he's going to move into a retirement home! The Leopard Man, who spent £5,500 on tattoos, used to have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/leopard-man-to-move-into-retirement-home/

Negative Campaigning in Medieval Time

Negative political campaigns and mudslinging aren't anything new - in fact, the practice harks back to medieval time. In his excellent blog, God Medieval, Carl Pyrdum explains how politicians campaigned back then:Bac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/negative-campaigning-in-medieval-time/

Very Hungry God Skull Sculpture by Sudobh Gupta

Behold the giant skull sculpture titled Very Hungry God (2006) by Sudobh Gupta. It's made out of hundreds of kitchen utensils, pots and pans. The 1,000 kg (about one short ton) sculpture is now on display at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/very-angry-god-skull-sculpture-by-sudobh-gupta/

Super Nintendo Quiz

How much do you know about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System? That's the question today in the mental_floss Lunchtime Quiz. I scored 38%, even with the help of my video game-playing daughters, since none of us ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/super-nintendo-quiz/

How to Expose Flying Saucers

An article in Popular Science from 1953 urges citizens to take pictures of flying saucers to help the Air Force study them! Oh, but they don't want just any old photographs. Included are instructions for riggi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/how-to-expose-flying-saucers/

Death Star Cake

Amanda Joyner made this Death Star Cake featuring space vehicles made from gum paste, so even those parts are edible! Link to part one. Link to part two. -Thanks, Amanda!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/death-star-cake/

Robocop on a Unicorn

Yes, you read correctly. Robocop and Unicorn are united in a meme that is sweeping the internet (and possibly ridding it of wrong doers at the same time?). Yet what is the point, if indeed there is one? Take a look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/robocop-on-a-unicorn/

Distopix

This game is supposed to challenge your concentration and reaction time. I had fun playing it, but had a hard time taking a picture of it, because it kept running away from me! Link -via Digg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/distopix/

Dog Risks Life for Kittens

A dog named Leo stayed behind in a burning home in Melbourne, Australia, to guard a box of kittens! Four family members and one dog escaped the fire. "But Leo was still inside standing over the kittens, and we were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/dog-risks-life-for-kittens/

Thriller Record Set in Austin

Last year, the project Thrill the World brought 1722 people together around the world for a simultaneous Thriller dance. The event was repeated Saturday, with 3960 zombie dancers participating! The largest group was in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/thriller-record-set-in-austin/

Another Zombie Record

On October 26th, 2008, zombies clumped together to break the Guinness Book Of World Records for "Most Attended Zombie Walk". It was one of the many events held at the weekend long Zombie Fest, at the Monroeville Ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/27/another-zombie-record/





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