Archive for March 26th, 2009

Pull Up Your Pants Day

Teachers Diana Carter and Dona McKenzie are fed up with their students wearing clown trousers - y'know, pants that sag to their bums - so they came up with this: "Pull Up Your Pants Day."Following in the fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/pull-up-your-pants-day/

Dear AIG: I Quit!

In the ongoing saga of the economic crisis, AIG has been squarely portrayed as the villains. Everybody piled on the bandwagon of villifying the greed and brazenness of their multi-million dollar bonuses (yes, including t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/dear-aig-i-quit/

Undercover Substitute Teacher Reprimanded for Covertly Filming School's Deficiencies

Substitute science teacher Alex Dolan took covert footage of students in London and Leeds to document and uncover deficiencies in the local school system. And what did she get for her trouble? Why, she was found guilty o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/undercover-substitute-teacher-reprimanded-for-covertly-filming-schools-deficiencies/

Why "Expert" Advice Suddenly Makes Us Stupid

It's long been known that if you want someone to do something (especially if that "something" is contrary to what they're likely to do in the first place), give them an "expert" advice. But why is tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/why-expert-advice-suddenly-makes-us-stupid/

30 Simple Tricks that Make You Look Smart

Who can't use a few tricks up their sleeve when in a pinch? I've already used the dollar as a rule hint this week. Pretty awesome.Look like a genius using these secrets for navigating everyday lifehttp://www.w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/30-simple-tricks-that-make-you-look-smart/

15 Vintage Household Ads

Kitch and nostalgia abound. Definitely got a kick looking at these! Favorite? "Weighting only 8 lbs" to describe the portable TV of the future. Household chores may never feel effortless, but applian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/15-vintage-household-ads/

Earthrise 1966

The first photograph of Earthrise was taken in 1966 by NASA's robotic probe Lunar Orbiter 1. After the Apollo manned lunar missions brought back better pictures, the original image and other priceless photographs store...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/earthrise-1966/

Egyptian Queen's Perfume to Be Resurrected

The favorite perfume of powerful Egyptian "she king" Hatshepsut may be resurrected from residue found in a 3,500-year-old perfume bottle. X-ray photographs of the 4.7-inch-tall (12-centimeter-tall) bottl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/egyptian-queens-perfume-to-be-resurrected/

Strangest Beasts to Ever Die

A collection of strange animals whose fossils have been discovered.More than 99 percent of all species that have lived on Earth are now extinct. Sometimes extinctions actually accelerate the evolution of life on Ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/26/strangest-beasts-to-ever-die/
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