Archive for December 21st, 2008

It's a Wonderful Post

I know, It's a Wonderful Life is one of those movies you either adore or hate. And it's definitely what Snopes calls "glurge," but I love it anyway. So, in the spirit of the Halloween Horror movie posts, I t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/its-a-wonderful-post/

A Wintery Touchdown Celebration

So, it snowed during the New England Patriots-Arizona Cardinals game today (I'll let you guess where they were playing). Of course, that means that touchdown celebrations have to be taken to a whole new level, like this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/a-wintery-touchdown-celebration/

Light Up the Christmas Tree Puzzle

This is an interesting logic puzzle - it kind of reminds me of that old game Pipe Dream. You have to rotate the "wiring" pieces and connect each bulb to light up the tree. It's harder than it sounds!! http://DumpT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/light-up-the-christmas-tree-puzzle/

18 Cool Hat and Coat Racks

I love quirky home decor, so this was right up my alley. The knife coat rack pictured here is my favorite, but the rest of them are clever as well. Linkstacy, home decor, quirky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/18-cool-hat-and-coat-racks/

The Secret to Baking the Perfect Cookies

Leave it to science to reveal all of life's greatest mysteries. Here's the secret to baking the perfect cookie, by food scientist Shirley Corriher: it's all about the gluten!Among the cookie problems bakers face is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/the-secret-to-baking-the-perfect-cookies/

13-Year-Old Kid Drummer Kicks Butt Playing Rush YYZ

Here's your next rock star: Meet Sara, a 13-year-old kid who kicks butt playing Rush's YYZ on the drums, complete with stick twirling theatrics and such.VideoSift has the clip: Link [embedded YouTube] | Sara's website (i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/12-year-old-kid-drummer-kicks-butt-playing-rush-yyz/

The People Behind Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Amazon's Mechanical Turk is a web service that lets you assign tasks to human workers in exchange for payments. It is named after The Turk, a chess playing automaton made by Wolfgang von Kempelen in the late 1700s (it tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/the-people-behind-amazons-mechanical-turk/

Hari Puttar: Bollywood's Answer to Harry Potter and Home Alone

What happens when Bollywood combines Harry potter and Home Alone? Here's Hari Puttar - A Comedy of Terrors, directed by Lucky Kohli.The movie is about a ten year old Indian boy named Hari Prasad Dhoonda, nicknam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/hari-puttar-bollywoods-answer-to-harry-potter-and-home-alone/

How a 61-Year-Old Farmer Won the World's Toughest Ultra-Marathon

Between 1983 and 1991, Australia held an annual ultra-marathon of 544 miles (875 km). World's most elite racers ran from Sydney to Melbourne in 5 days - these athletes trained specially for this event, which was consider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/how-a-61-year-old-farmer-won-the-worlds-toughest-ultra-marathon/

Bullet in Head Won't Keep Him Home

A man who was shot in the head Tuesday is back at work already -with the bullet still in his skull! 74-year-old E.T. Strickland was hit during an armed robbery at a convenience store. Strickland was told by his doc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/bullet-in-head-wont-keep-him-home/

Caviar for Christmas

Customs agents in Milan, Italy seized 88 pounds of Beluga caviar as it was smuggled from Poland. The stash is valued at over half a million dollars! Newspaper Corriere Della Sera says the caviar had an estimated va...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/caviar-for-christmas/

Kitten Walks with Two Legs

A kitten was found injured in Akita, Japan and his back legs and tail were amputated. Employees at a book store nursed him back to health and found a home for him. The kitten has learned to balance and walk on his two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/kitten-walks-with-two-legs/

Cell Phone Hack Analyzes Blood

A modified cell phone could allow doctors to analyze blood samples for HIV, malaria, and other diseases in remote villages where costly lab equipment and the power to run them are unavailable! The device is called a LUC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/21/cell-phone-hack-analyzes-blood/






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