Archive for December 29th, 2008

Wrinkly Aardvark Baby

I've seen a lot of cute baby critters in my time, but this is the first time I've seen a newborn aardvark. He's so weird looking, he looks like Alf's hairless baby. If you live near the Detroit zoo, check out this "hid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/wrinkley-aardvark-baby/

Snail Sweater: Adorable & Cuddly

If your snails are getting too cold this winter, just get them a cute little sweater like this guy has. I can't begin to say how strangely cute I think this is. Link Via Cute OverloadChristmas, weird, crafts, animals, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/snail-sweater-adorable-cuddly/

Celebrities are Clowns... No, Really

I am horribly, terribly scared of clowns (and people dressed up in costumes or masks that obscure their faces, for that matter), but even I find this contest on Worth 1000 interesting. The contest lets people with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/celebrities-are-clowns-no-really/

Real Superheroes Are A Little Crazy

While I was on vacation this Christmas, I was lucky enough to grab the newest article of Rolling Stone and read "The Legend of Master Legend." I haven't read anything so funny in a long time. I highly recommend readin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/real-superheroes-are-a-little-crazy/

New Car Feature Alerts Drivers When They Fall Asleep

I can think of a couple of times when I've nodded off while driving. This feature would've come in handy. Special sensors in the steering wheels of new Mercedes E-Class cars will detect inattentiveness by the driver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/new-car-feature-alerts-drivers-when-they-fall-asleep/

Plastic Surgeon Runs Car on Fat

This is a story too gross to make up. A plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills is in trouble for modifying his engine to run on liposuctioned fat. Several ex-patients are suing Dr. Craig Bittner because they did not agree to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/plastic-surgeon-runs-car-on-fat/

Relationships Between 10 Classic Authors

Lots of people know about the relationship between fantasy writers C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, but who know Bram Stoker stole Oscar Wilde's true love out from under his nose? I didn't, at least, so I think these rela...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/relationships-between-10-classic-authors/

New Year's Sparkling Wine Recommendations

I know next to nothing about champagne or sparkling wine, but I do know I'd like to have a bottle that costs more than $3.99 for my little gathering. But not much more than that. Luckily, Slashfood has my back....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/new-years-champagne-recommendations/

Top 5 Viral Videos of 2008

The ABC World News Webcast has announced their picks for the biggest viral videos of 2008, with a little help from Yours Truly. Link viral videos, countdown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/top-5-viral-videos-of-2008/

Sparebots

Lenny&Meriel make these delightful figures they call Sparebots out of resistors, caps, pots, chips, sockets, and other electronic parts! Some are arranged into little scenes, and some are animals. Link to Flickr set. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/sparebots/

Sean Combs and Other Self-Made Americans

The Art of Manliness blog has a nifty post about 25 self-made men in American history, people who came from unpromising circumstances but pulled themselves by the bootstraps to become successful.Many of the men listed ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/sean-combs-and-other-self-made-americans/

The 13 Most Famous Numbers and Their Stories

When I saw the title, I thought this might be a comedy posting, but it really is the stories of famous numbers. The pictured number is called the "golden section". This number [represented by the symbol at left] is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/the-13-most-famous-numbers-and-their-stories/

The Secret of Luck: Why Some People Have All the Luck

Why do some people have all the luck while others are perpetually unlucky? Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire was determined to get to the scientific bottom of the phenomenon of luck, and what h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/the-secret-of-luck-why-some-people-have-all-the-luck/

Toddler Dancing to Beyoncé: Cute or Disturbing?

Thingamababy blog has a viral video clip - the original has over 1 million views - of a young girl named Arianna dancing to Beyoncé's Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It). She (Arianna) has the moves down pat, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/toddler-dancing-to-beyonce-cute-or-disturbing/

Lawmakers Ran for the Door as Anti-Drug Crusader Proposed Drug Testing

The Los Angeles Times has been running a series of articles about Mexico's drug cartels and the government's (so far ineffective) war against drugs. Past articles have included the gruesome tale of drug boss dissolving t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/lawmakers-run-for-the-door-as-anti-drug-crusader-proposed-drug-testing/

Ashleigh Brilliant's Pot-Shots

For the past 40 years, Ashleigh Brilliant has been making these wonderful "Pot-Shots," combining his marvelous wit with brevity (all are 17 words or less). He has over 10,000 illustrated epigrams that you can v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/ashleigh-brilliants-pot-shots/

The Coming Collapse of the United States

You and I may be facing an economic collapse, but one Russian professor is having the time of his life. For over a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin had been predicing the US to fall apart and most people ignored him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/the-coming-collapse-of-the-united-states/

Electricity-Generating Roadways

Israeli energy company Innowattech has created a new type of road that generates electricity as cars drive on it:The supercharged surface is embedded with piezoelectric crystals, which transform kinetic energy from p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/electricty-generating-roadways/

5 Creepy Beach Sculptures To Scare Off Sunbathers

If you saw this on the beach, you'd probably want to set up camp some distance away. But this beached sperm whale is made of wood, aluminum and polyester! The sculpture is at Scheveningen Beach in The Netherlands. See...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/5-creepy-beach-sculptures-to-scare-off-sunbathers/

Did Andy Rooney Really Say That?

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss tests whether you can tell a real Andy Rooney quote from the many attributed to him over the years. I scored 68%, a bit better than average. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/did-andy-rooney-really-say-that/

One year in 40 seconds

Vimeo user Eirik Solheim captured a year's passage through four seasons with photos taken at regular intervals and assembled them into this stunning video. I suggest clicking through to the full-sized video....

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/one-year-in-40-seconds/

The Fairest Domino of Them All

Alex posted the new world record for domino toppling not too long ago. I don't think this one breaks any records, but it is quite original - it tells the story of Snow White in domino form. Video, Domino...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/29/the-fairest-domino-of-them-all/






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