Archive for March 6th, 2009

Past War and Present Peace: the Siege of Leningrad Then and Now

It was a terrible time and difficult for us to imagine, when people froze to death and cooked soups from their belts and wallpaper glue just to stay alive. So how do we put ourselves in their shoes and see into the pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/past-war-and-present-peace-the-siege-of-leningrad-then-and-now/

The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and More

Abandonments can be amazing to visit, but are all the more fascinating when they are located on the edges of the known world. One of the things that sets antarctic abandonments apart from other abandoned towns and cities...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/the-ghosts-of-antarctica-abandoned-stations-and-more/

Craig's Other List: Guerrilla Art Project With a Twist

Bizarre notices have been popping up on lampposts around Melbourne. On the surface they seem like legitimate notices you'd see on community noticeboards: items for sale, lost and found, and invitations to join groups w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/craigs-other-list-guerrilla-graffiti-brings-humor-to-the-streets/

VideoSift Clips of the Week

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Excessive Ping Pong Score Celebration Footballers do it, soccer players do it, so why not celebra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/videosift-clips-of-the-week-21/

How to Annoy Bricklayers

Photo: occam [Flickr]That's the condominium building on 290 Mulberry Street in Manhattan, New York, designed by SHoP Architects. The rippled brick facade and the way light shines on it results in a different look for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/how-to-annoy-bricklayers/

Secret to Longevity: Optimism

If chipper and optimistic people annoy you, here's a finding that will make you hate them even more: they'll outlive everyone else ...A study of 100,000 women presented at the American Psychosomatic Society's annual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/secret-to-longevity-optimism/

Canadian Man Got Pepper Sprayed in the Face for Asking US Border Agent to Say Please

Desiderio Fortunato is a stickler for courtesy and respect. But when the Canadian man asked a US Border agent to be polite and say "please," he got something unexpected: pepper spray to his face! He said h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/canadian-man-got-pepper-sprayed-in-the-face-for-asking-us-border-agent-to-say-please/

Britain's Clown Shortage

The British Home Office's effort to crack down on illegal immigrations has an unintended consequences of sort: Britain is experiencing a clown shortage!"My season started in February," says Martin Lacey, ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/britains-clown-shortage/

Vampire Found in Italy

An exhumation of a mass grave of plague victims in Venice, Italy yielded the skeleton of a woman who was probably considered a vampire in her time. She was buried with a brick in her mouth. The skeleton was found by Matt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/vampire-found-in-italy/

Man Survives Truck, Train Crash

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaUIjf53SWE][YouTube - Link]Amazing CCTV footage of a Turkish man who narrowly escapes a collision with a truck and a train. File under "Lucky".From the Upcoming ueue,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/man-survives-truck-train-crash/

15 Incredible Library Special Collections

Many university and public libraries house special collections, often donated by wealthy patrons or accumulated over decades. This list takes a look at 15 of the most unique special collections from around the world, wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/15-incredible-library-special-collections/

Kids Gone Wild: Shocking Stories of Feral Children

Gazelle Boy In 1960, Basque anthropologist Jean-Claude Auger received a tip from nomads in the Sahara that a child was running free in the desert. He went to inv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/kids-gone-wild-shocking-stories-of-feral-children/

Barry Manilow Music to Deter Mall Rats

Forget the teenage audio repellent we posted about on Neatorama before. A mall in New Zealand will use Barry Manilow songs instead to get rid of its pesky mall rats:"The intention is to change the environment in a po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/barry-manilow-music-to-deter-mall-rats/

Limestone Quarry Blasts by Naoya Hatakeyama

Photo: Naoya HatakeyamaJapanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama has been chronicling limestone operations since the early 1980's.  In 1995, using remote controlled cameras, he started taking pictures of blasting opera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/limestone-quarry-blasts-by-naoya-hatakeyama/

World Builder

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzFpg271sm8][YouTube - Link]"World Builder" is a short film by Bruce Branit (co-creator of "405") in which a man uses holographic tools to create a virtual worl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/06/world-builder/
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