Archive for October 28th, 2008

Science Fiction for the Next US President

Science fiction blog io9 asked six major political bloggers what single work of science fiction they would recommend as reading or viewing material for the next President, regardless of who is elected. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/science-fiction-for-the-next-us-president/

Paraguay Breaks World BBQ Record

(Video Link) 30,000 people in Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay cooked and ate 28 kilotons of meat in six hours. As an American, I am appalled that this record has been taken away from us. Surely we are capable of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/paraguay-breaks-world-bbq-record/

Horror Movie Trivia: The Trifecta

I apologize for the lack of horror movie posts last week - I was on vacation. I'd like to tell you that I was visiting the Stanley Hotel or Sleepy Hollow or Gettysburg or some other haunted location, but I was actually...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/horror-movie-trivia-the-trifecta/

Hyperinflation: In Zimbabwe, Everyone's a Multi-Billionaire

Think that the economy is bad? Be thankful that we're not in Zimbabwe, where $100 billion note buys you ... three eggs!After the collapse of the agriculture sector in Zimbabwe in 2000, the inflation in that country s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/hyperinflation-in-zimbabwe-everyones-a-multi-billionaire/

Caption Monkey 49: Elephant Seal and Penguin

Photo: Yva Momatiuk and John Eascott / National Geographic MagazineToday's Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game features this fantastic photo of a bull elephant seal and a king penguin in the South Georg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/caption-monkey-49-elephant-seal-and-penguin/

Squirrel Kebab

Squirrels are overrunning the countryside of Devon, England, so Chef Ed Chester decided to do something about those pesky critters: he's making squirrel kebab!Cook Ed Chester reckons squirrel meat is delicious and is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/squirrel-kebab/

Creepy Baby Laugh-A-Lot Makes Little Children Cry-A-Lot

Here's one from the archives of toys-that-never-made-it-big. Can you see why Baby Laugh-A-Lot from Remco isn't a big seller?I think I've heard that laugh in some horror movie somewhere ... Link (embedded YouTube)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/creepy-baby-laugh-a-lot-makes-little-children-cry-a-lot/

DIY Lamborghini Countach

Ken Imhoff must have really, really, really wanted a Lamborghini Countach. But at about $100K used, he decided that he'd make one himself! Here's Ken's Countach, which took him over 10 years to make (he had to d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/diy-lamborghini-countach/

Halloween in the Time of Cholera

Steven Martin collects pictures of Halloween from long ago."My theme is 'Halloween in the Time of Cholera,'" collector Steven Martin told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. "The idea being that people back then were p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/halloween-in-the-time-of-cholera/

Man's Arm Trapped in Train Toilet

A 26-year-old man dropped his phone into a toilet on a French train and reached in to retrieve it. His arm became stuck, and firemen had to rescue him! The high-speed TGV train had to stop for two hours while fireme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/mans-arm-trapped-in-train-toilet/

Macintosh Virus Discovered

(YouTube link) Macs don't get viruses! OK, it has to happen sooner or later, and when it does, it will be worse than you ever imagined. -via Viral Video Chart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/macintosh-virus-discovered/

Buddhist Temple Made of Beer Bottles

Monks in Thailand's Sisaket province collected a million beer bottles and built an entire temple! The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple is constructed of a combination of green Heineken bottles and the brown bottles of a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/buddhist-temple-made-of-beer-bottles/

Things You Probably Don't Need, #1

I was traveling last weekend and killed some of the flight by perusing the ever-fascinating SkyMall magazine. This, in turn, inspired me to start a new line of posts - Things You Probably Don't Need. And you might disa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/28/things-you-probably-dont-need-1/






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