Archive for January 5th, 2009

Man Wins Legal Battle to Be Declared Alive

A Romanian man named Gheroghe Stirbu was accidentally declared dead by government bureaucrats and had to go to court to force the government to re-register him as alive: Bungling civil servants had mixed him up wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/man-wins-legal-battle-to-be-declared-alive/

Tesla Coils "Sing" Your Favorite Video Game Themes

This post started when I saw The 40 Greatest Uses of the Mario Brothers theme article at Rock the List. I figured I'd play one of the videos and link you guys to the rest. But when I searched for the original Tesla Coil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/tesla-coils-sing-your-favorite-video-game-themes/

Watch Wal-Mart Take Over America

This animation just confirms what I already knew: Wal-Mart is sweeping the nation like an unstoppable virus. It's pretty amazing to see how the company has exploded across the States since 1965. Click on the link t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/watch-wal-mart-take-over-america/

Let's Play ... Virtual Border Patrol!

A new $2 million surveillance project in Texas lets you patrol the US border with Mexico from the comfort of your own home, and report any suspicious activity you see.The project results in one crime bust in the six week...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/lets-play-virtual-border-patrol/

Big Turban Man

Do you think this guy would have trouble with traveling in the United States? Or getting packages delivered by UPS without being billed as a terrorist? Behold a Nihang from the armed Sikh military order - these people re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/big-turban-man/

Robert Connett's Artwork

AFS-1 by Robert Steven ConnettI can't believe it took me this long to find the wonderful artwork of self-taught California artist Robert Connett. His surreal paintings are like a lot like H.R. Geiger's if he had a dollop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/robert-connetts-artwork/

Akihiro Futara's Family Portraits

Photo: AKIHIRO FURUTA [Flickr]Sure, many families take family photos, but how many of them take photos like Akihiro Furuta's family? They're like the Rembrandts of family pics! (Well, he is a professional portra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/akihiro-futaras-family-portraits/

Eloping Kids' Plan of an African Wedding Foiled by the Police!

Mika and Anna-Lena wanted to elope to Africa to get married where it's warm, but the couple's plan was foiled by police. It's a good thing, too, since the two lovebirds are only five and six years old!The budding lov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/eloping-kids-plan-of-an-african-wedding-foiled-by-the-police/

Crazy Doors of Rainbow Colors

Can you tell I've been sort of addicted to flash games lately? Crazy Doors of Rainbow Colors isn't too hard, but it's fun and colorful. Well, there is one tricky part, I thought: figuring out the code for the door....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/crazy-doors-of-rainbow-colors/

Fancy Golf Clubs May Lead to Hearing Loss

We've always known that golfers are particularly blind to fashion, but now, it turns out that the sport may also cause hearing loss:Players who use a new generation of thin-faced titanium drivers to propel the ball f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/fancy-golf-clubs-may-lead-to-hearing-loss/

Very Important Persons (of the Year)

Every year since 1927, the editors of Time have named a Person (or Machine or Planet) of the Year. The honor is bestowed upon “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/very-important-persons-of-the-year/

Monarchs and their Royal Residences

Those born in the New World may not realize how many monarchies still exist. This list has 28 kings, queens, sultans, and princes across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and their official residences. Pictured...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/monarchs-and-their-royal-residences/

An Early Oscar Prediction?

The folks at iBored posted this about a month ago, but now that we're getting closer to the Oscars I thought it might be interesting to see what you guys think. Here's my two cents: I thought Heath Ledger was awe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/an-early-oscar-prediction/

How Bernard Madoff Made Off with My Money

Psychology professor Stephen Greenspan recently published a book about gullibility. He also lost a lot of money to Bernard Madoff's financial shenanigans. ...I was a participant — and victim — of the Madoff sca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/how-bernard-madoff-made-off-with-my-money/

Top 10 Techno-calendars for 2009

Do you have a calendar for 2009 yet? There are as many calendar designs as there are days in a year, and DVICE has selected ten of the strangest. I really like this bubble wrap calendar that invites to you pop off each...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/top-10-techno-calendars-for-2009/

Big Brown At Your Service

Tired of late deliveries with FedEX, Postal Sevices, DHL or even Purolator? Then get UPS to do the job quick and cheap. "Here's your porcelain figurine collection ma'am...have a nice day"! - via LiveLeak Delivery,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/big-brown-at-your-service/

A Day of Fun at the Fantasy Kingdom for Bangladeshi Street Kids

Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? - a book about the countries, factories and people that make our clothes and a similarly named blog, was in Dhaka, Bangladesh, when he discovered a local amusement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/a-day-of-fun-at-the-fantasy-kingdom-for-bangladeshi-street-kids/

10 Sci-Fi Books That Even Non-Geeks Would Love

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. The question of which science fiction books are the best ever is a pointless one for most people, since many of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/10-sci-fi-books-that-even-non-geeks-would-love/

The XBox 360 Room

[YouTube - Link]YouTube user Tchazzar built himself a gaming room centered on the theme of XBox 360. I think this conclusively answers the question "can you be too nerdy?" - via videosiftXbox 360, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/the-xbox-360-room/

Texas Town Shoots Stray Dogs

If you're a dog, beware of a tiny Texas town of Ferris, about 20 miles south of Dallas. Oh, stray dogs are rounded up by animal control officers all over the US, but in Ferris, Texas, they shoot 'em:The rura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/texas-town-shoots-stray-dogs/

The 100 Best English-Language Novels of the 20th Century

In 2000, the publishing giant Random House assembled a board of authors and literary critics to list the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.The Zeray Gazette blog has the list (of which I reprinted the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/the-100-best-english-language-novels-of-the-20th-century/

Lighted Garden Nozzle Lets You Water in the Dark

If you like to water the lawn in the middle of the night, this is the garden hose for you. Behold the Lighted Garden Nozzle, which comes with a built-in LED light to let you see exactly what you're watering after dark.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/lighted-garden-nozzle-lets-you-water-in-the-dark/

The Raptor: Jurassic Park Without All the Pesky Dinosaurs

The Raptor is a short yet clever video clip (1:37) about Jurassic Park, but without any real dinosaurs. Just a hallway and two dudes who managed to be quite entertaining!Link [embedded YouTube]Jurassic Park, raptor, swed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/the-raptor-jurassic-park-without-all-the-pesky-dinosaurs/

Tin Man Playground by Tom Otterness

Tin man jungle gym "Playground" by Tom Otterness, photo by Kat Sterck Sculptor Tom Otterness created this amazing bronze tin man jungle gym as a private commission. That's one lucky kid who has his or her own O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/05/tin-man-playground-by-tom-otterness/
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