Archive for January 4th, 2009

World Record Cliff Jump Set by Accident

Norwegian skiier Fred Syversen unintentionally dropped 107 meters (351 feet) off a cliff while attempting a different cliff jump -and survived with hardly a scratch! The jump was nearly a year ago, but video evidence has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/world-record-cliff-jump-set-by-accident/

Scout Earned All Merit Badges

If his dedication to the Boy Scout is any indication, Shawn Goldsmith will surely go far. He has accomplished a rare feat: he earned all 121 Boy Scout merit badges available!You only need 21 to get the title "Ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/scout-earned-all-merit-badges/

The Horror: Your Parents on Facebook, Befriending You

The growing popularity of Facebook has an unintended consequences for young people who used to have the social networking website all to themselves: their parents are joining and befriending them!The Facebook group e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/the-horror-your-parents-on-facebook-befriending-you/

Urban Life is Bad for Brains

Many people find that city life is exhausting and now scientists know the reason. Here's how urban living is actually detrimental to the human brain:Now scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/urban-life-is-bad-for-brains/

Man Won Lottery on Ticket He Bought the Day He Died

Donald Peters has got to be both the luckiest and unluckiest man on the day of his death. Well, unlucky because he suffered a heart attack and died, but lucky because he just bought the winning lottery ticket that provid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/man-won-lottery-on-ticket-he-bought-the-day-he-died/

Everything You'd Want to Know About Screws

Instructable user arcticpenguin unraveled the mystery behind various screw types (what? You think that there are only Phillips and slotted screws?). Take for example, the history of the Phillips screw:This cross driv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/everything-youd-want-to-know-about-screws/

Yo Gabba Gabba! Beanie Hat

If you have small children hooked on the TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! you'll recognize this crocheted beanie hat right away. I don't know why Yo Gabba Gabba! is so popular with kids - the show is non-sensical, but with a very...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/yo-gabba-gabba-beanie-hat/

Sandwich Caused Woman to Faint

This one is strange: a woman in Birmingham, England, is hospitalized because she faints whenever she eats a sandwich!The woman, 25, was seen in hospital complaining of short 10-second episodes of feeling "light-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/sandwich-caused-woman-to-faint/

Could You Live Like Jesus for a Year?

Reverend Ed Dobson did just that, and the retired megachurch pastor found out that living like Jesus is tough. Really tough:The retired megachurch pastor and one-time architect of the religious right has spent the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/could-you-live-like-jesus-for-a-year/

How Diet Soda Actually Makes You Fat

Think that because diet sodas have low calories they help prevent weight gain? Think again! David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding of Men's Health wrote an article on the ugly truth about diet soda:When confronted with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/how-diet-soda-actually-makes-you-fat/

Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton!

Sir Isaac Newton was born this day, January 4, In 1643. Like many great people, Newton's life began quite inauspiciously: he was born prematurely (remember, this is 1643) and was so small that he wasn't expected to live....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/happy-birthday-isaac-newton/

Amy Sedaris on Martha Stewart

Amy Sedaris is my Martha Stewart. Here she is on Martha's show a couple of years ago, horrifying Martha by telling her that she never sifts and mocking the fact that there are only two KitchenAids. Previ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/amy-sedaris-on-martha-stewart/

FactoryBalls - Another Flash Game

You guys seemed to enjoy the Brown Dyed Hotel game from last night, so here's another one I spent way too long playing yesterday. You get a bin of plain white balls, and you're shown a box with a picture of a ball tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/factoryballs-another-flash-game/

Woman Does Hoops While Swinging on Rings

[YouTube - Link]Here's a short and sweet YouTube clip of a woman who can  hoop a hula (hula hoops? Who knows!) while swinging on rings. It's pretty amazing, actually - I can't even use a hula hoop while  st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/woman-does-hoops-while-swinging-on-rings/

Twins Born on Different Days, Months, and Years

Tariq Griffin's twin boys are special. Not only because they're twins, but because they're twins born on different days, months, and years!Twin brother Tarrance was born a bit earlier — 26 minutes to be exact.*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/twins-born-on-different-days-months-and-years/

Bacon Gumball

Have you ever been scared yet deeply intrigued by something at the same time? Well, I'm like that with this Bacon Gumballs at the Web's strangest store, Archie McPhee. I'm not sure if it'll taste good, but how can you *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/bacon-gumball/

2% Wikipediaholics Account for 73.4% of All Wikipedia Edits

Wikipedia bills itself as the free online encyclopedia anyone can edit. And while indeed that is true, do you ever wonder who does the bulk of the work? Jimbo Wales, the founder of Wikipedia has the surprising answer:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/2-wikipediaholics-account-for-734-of-all-wikipedia-edits/

Hilarious and Crazy Signage

I don't know how Avi Abrams of Dark Roasted Blend blog does it, but he's managed to compile one of the web's neatest gallery of wonderful, fun, and sometimes plain ol' weird photos.I particularly like this one: The Hilar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/hilarious-and-crazy-signage/

Illegal Logging?

Environuts, ... er, green enthusiasts were up in arms when they discovered an illegal logging site in Poland's nature reserve. The police busted the culprit:Environmentalists found 20 neatly stacked tree trunks and o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/illegal-logging/

Monster Skin Rug

Bear skin rug is so passé - Here's something infinitely better: the Monster Skin Rug by Joshua Ben Longo of Longoland Design. It'll go very well with the Monster Skin Chair.You can find this and other radical rugs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/monster-skin-rug/

Denizli Long-crowing Rooster

(YouTube link) How would like to be awakened by this long-crowing rooster? There are several breeds that crow for longer than usual. Link -via Boing Boing rooster, crowing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/04/denizli-long-crowing-rooster/






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