Archive for December 20th, 2008

Man Tried to Pay Parking Ticket with Toilet Paper Check

Remember the New Jersey man who tried to pay his traffic ticket with pennies? Well, in a courageous display of one-upmanship, here's what one British guy did: he paid his parking ticket with a check written on a toilet p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/man-tried-to-pay-parking-ticket-with-toilet-paper-check/

Maja Einstein: Albert Einstein's Only Childhood Friend

The young boy in the picture is Albert Einstein, who grew up to be perhaps the most famous scientist of all times. But what about the little girl? That, dear readers, was Maja Einstein, Albert's sister and only friend du...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/maja-einstein-albert-einsteins-only-childhood-friend/

Mona Lisa by Other Artists

Aviary artist Meowza Katz, here are various Mona Lisas, as drawn by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama), Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol ... and even Jackson Pollock: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/mona-lisa-by-other-artists/

Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange

Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish TimesTomorrow is the winter solstice, the instant where the Sun is at its southernmost point. It is also the shortest day (or longest night, depending how you look at it) of the year. Ancient...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/solstice-sunrise-at-newgrange/

Day of the Dead Papercuts

Images: British Museum Prints DatabaseDay of the Dead was about a month and a half ago, but I've just discovered a neat post by BibliOdyssey about papel picado (perforated paper) papercuts in the theme of the fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/day-of-the-dead-papercuts/

Yellow Margarine: I Can't Believe It's Not Legal!

Did you know that if you buy yellow margarine in Missouri you're commiting a crime? A 19th century state law banned the sale of yellow margarine, though "it's been years since any violator was ordered to spread 'em....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/yellow-margarine-i-cant-believe-its-not-legal/

Shoe Flinging

The recent incident involving president Bush (previously at Neatorama) inspired RJ Evans to investigate the meaning of the thrown shoe outside the Middle East. He found many examples of the flung shoe (or is it flinged...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/shoe-flinging/

Casey at the Bat

Here's a pleasant diversion for baseball fans! You know the poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer. Now see the entire poem rendered in an appropriate medium -baseball cards! Link -Thanks, Ben Henry!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/casey-at-the-bat/

Shark Commits Suicide on Water Slide

A shark at at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas jumped out of its seawater enclosure onto a nearby water slide and slid down into the swimming pool! No one was in the pool Tuesday morning when it happened. "Yesterd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/shark-commits-suicide-on-water-slide/

R2-D2s Chorus Line

[YouTube - Link] Hailing all Star Wars geeks. Your life is now complete. Witness as twelve R2-D2s dance, shimmy, pivot and beep in tandem! From what I understand each of these cost at least $100! Wonder what the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/r2-d2s-chorus-line/

A Soccer Fashion/Dance Video?

[YouTube - Link] Here's a bizarre and strange video where the presenters want you to see the latest and most fashionable Soccer uniforms and gear for the German clubs through dance! Mind you this is obviously weird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/20/a-soccer-fashiondance-video/
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