Archive for December 28th, 2008

UPS Package Signed by "Terrorist"

Blbar Singh, a Sikh man in Bakersfield, California, was looking up a package that he sent to his son's home on the UPS website. He was surprised to see that the delivery was signed by "terrorist":Anant Sing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/ups-package-signed-by-terrorist/

Dog-Powered Scooters

Neatorama reader Mark Schuette told us of his invention: a new mode of transportation powered by ... dogs! Though dog mushing is an old sport, Mark's new twist lets you have your own urban Iditarod on a dog-powered scoot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/dog-powered-scooters/

Kids Without Wives: Men are Turning to Surrogacy to Become Single Dads

There's an intriguing trend afoot: men - both gay and straight - are turning to surrogacy to become single dads. Surrogacy experts say because the practice is not regulated, many surrogacy arrangements are handled pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/kids-without-wives-men-are-turning-to-surrogacy-to-become-single-dads/

The Sumo Soup

Just how do sumo wrestlers bulk up for their sport? Turns out, it's by eating soup! Here's a neat article by Tania Kadokura of Saveur magazine about chanko-nabe, a hearty, protein-rich one-pot meal that has been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/the-sumo-soup/

How to Profit From the Coming Rapture

At first I thought this was a tongue-in-cheek photoshopped book cover, but How to Profit From the Coming Rapture: Getting Ahead When You're Left Behind is actually a real book.Well, actually make that a fake rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/how-to-profit-from-the-coming-rapture/

Snow Faces

The folks over at 2pie blog have a pretty neat idea: make a snow print by pushing their faces into fresh powder on cars. The images are all concave, but make for an optical illusion of 3D sculptures! I saw this circulati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/snow-faces/

Elektro, the World's First Celebrity Robot

New Scientist has a neat article about Elektro, the world's first celebrity robot, and Jack Weeks, who is trying to rebuild the golden robot he found in the basement of his childhood home:Elektro was built in 1937 at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/elektro-the-worlds-first-celebrity-robot/

Punch Hole Clouds

Photo: Colorado UerlingDark Roasted Blend has a neat post about all sorts of weird cloud formations. This one above is a Punch Hole Cloud:Punch Hole Clouds may appear as a circular or oval holes in a layer of superco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/punch-hole-clouds/

Fruitcake Failure

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi {wiki} has won awards for eating hot dogs, hamburgers, dumplings, bratwurst, lobster rolls, cow brains, and rice balls. But he completely gave up on the world record at a fruitcake eati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/fruitcake-failure/

Movie Theater Shooting

29-year-old James Joseph Cialella was arrested in Philadelphia Thursday night for shooting another patron at a movie theater because the man and his family were talking during the movie. Police said Cialella told t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/28/movie-theater-shooting/
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