Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Mysterious Celebrity Tattoos

It's bad enough when someone gets a celebrity tattoo, but it's even worse when no one can figure out who it's supposed to be! Take your best guess at a dozen mysterious tattoos at City Rag. Link -via Gorilla Mask Ta...

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What’s So Hot About Chili Peppers?

We love chili peppers, the hotter, the better! The ingredient that gives spicy peppers their heat is capsaicin, but what is the purpose of capsaicin in nature? To find the answer, ecologist Joshua Tewksbury traveled to B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/whats-so-hot-about-chili-peppers/

White Zone Flash Game

Don't you hate when you answer the phone and get sucked into the receiver? Me too. That's what happens in White Zone, where you're magically transported to a room with just four pieces of furniture: a T.V., a dresser a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/white-zone-flash-game/

PETA Co-Founder Ingrid Newkirk's "Unique Will"

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is so dedicated to her cause that she is determined to continue her campaign for animal rights even after she's dead.In fact, she even pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/peta-co-founder-ingrid-newkirks-unique-will/

Samantha Martin's Rock Cats

I couldn't get my cat to not throw up her hairball on our bed, so imagine my awe at Samantha Martin, who trained her "Amazing Animals," a group of 13 cats, to walk a tightrope, ride a skateboard, and play in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/samantha-martins-rock-cats/

Jack Cafferty to Parents: Your Kids Aren't Special

CNN commentator Jack Cafferty is mad. Steaming mad. At your bratty kids for disturbing his meal. In his new book, Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our American Dream, Cafferty writes that though educa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/jack-cafferty-to-parents-your-kids-arent-special/

Not Into March Madness? How About Meat Madness?

This is the chance for all of you who are sick of the whole bacon craze - I know you're out there - to make sure it's defeated once and for all. So Good blog has constructed a Meat Bracket pitting the four...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/not-into-march-madness-how-about-meat-madness/

Anteater Drinking From A Wine Glass

Before you get upset, know that the little guy isn't drinking wine, just apple cranberry juice. You have to admit the glass seems to be just the right size for his nose. Link Via Cute Overloadanteaters, wine glasses,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/anteater-drinking-from-a-wine-glass/

Longest Underground Aqueduct in the World Discovered

When they were not too busy conquering distant lands, the Romans liked to dig. German hydromechanics professor Mathias Döring discovered that Roman engineers spent a century digging a 66-miles long underground aqued...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/longest-underground-aqueduct-in-the-world-discovered/

Monkey Kills Abusive Owner

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And in this case, with a coconut. Here's the story of a monkey named Brother Kwan, who was overworked by his master climbing trees and fetching coconuts to sell: The newspaper s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/monkey-kills-abusive-owner/

Music Tidbits: The B-52's

The B-52s are from Athens, Georgia and was formed in 1976. The group was named after a beehive hairstyle resembling a jet nose. The girls in the group would frequently wear beehive wigs during the early period of thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/music-tidbits-the-b-52s/

The Biology, Chemistry and Physics of Coffee

After many years in grad school, Pauline Fujita of Litmus has had at least as much coffee as science, yet like most of us, she knew very little of the brewed beverage. So, Pauline decided to delve a little into the scien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/the-biology-chemistry-and-physics-of-coffee/

Six Controversial Moments in Beer Advertising

Old Milwaukee "Swedish Bikini Team" In the early 90s, Old Milwaukee decided to compete with the imports by inventing the Old Milwaukee Swedish Bikini Team. The ad features a bunch of guys out fishing and being manly me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/six-controversial-moments-in-beer-advertising/

Kill Bill in One Minute

From the folks that brought you Forrest Gump in One Minute, here is Kill Bill Parts I and II in One Minute. The awesomeness is indescribable. Here's the clip, devised, directed, and edited by Joe Burgess, Rocco Sulkin an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/kill-bill-in-one-minute/

TIME's Most Influential People of 2009: moot of 4chan?

TIME Magazine has been compiling an annual list of the world's most influential people since 2004 - and this year, they've opened the floodgates to let readers vote for their pick online. Little did the know that this ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/times-most-influential-people-of-2009-moot-of-4chan/

The Blackboard Blogger of Africa

Alfred Sirleaf is a blogger. Not just any blogger - no sir, Alfred is an analog blogger. He runs the "Daily News," a news hut in the middle of Monrovia, the capital of a Liberia, a country on the west...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/the-blackboard-blogger-of-africa/

Like a Good Neighbor, Who'll Choke Your Kids ...

File this under irony: State Farm gave away some 800,000 cuddly "State Farm Neigh Bears" to show what good neighbors they are, only to recall them because the teddy bears' eyes could pop off and choke a kid.May...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/like-a-good-neighbor-wholl-choke-your-kids/

Super Chameleon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMT1FLzEn9I][YouTube - Link]You may have seen chameleons change colors on some nature show, changing from the colour of a leaf to that of some bark, but that's boring. Here's the s...

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Ned Flanders

If you are a longtime fan of The Simpsons, you'll do well on today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. How well do you think you know the Simpson's next door neighbor, Ned Flanders? I don't -I would have probably scored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/ned-flanders/

Animated Websites That Kids Will Love But Grownups Will Adore

There are sites on the internet for everybody, and kids are no exception.  That doesn't mean that sites intended for one audience cannot be enjoyed by another. This selection of sites is such that those of us who ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/23/animated-websites-that-kids-will-love-but-grownups-will-adore/






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