Archive for April 13th, 2009

Signspotting: Stickman to the Rescue!

The following is a collaboration with Signspotting, a website dedicated to weird and funny signs by Doug Lansky Somehow we're expected to navigate the road and pick up the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/signspotting-stickman-to-the-rescue/

It's Not a Tumah! It's a Tree!

Doctors operating on 28-year-old Artyom Sidorkin was expecting to find a tumor in one of his lungs, but they got a big, green surprise during the surgery:Doctors x-rayed his chest and found a tumor in one of the lung...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/its-not-a-tumah-its-a-tree/

Darwin's Egg Found

If you've ever damaged your stuff because you packed it wrong, take heart: even Charles Darwin made the same error.When a volunteer was cataloging a collection at University of Cambridge's Zoology Museum, she ran across...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/darwins-egg-found/

Meet Bo, The Obamas' New Dog

The country's faltering economy? Piracy at high seas? Concerns about terrorism? Nay, the biggest story in Washington DC these past couple of days revolve around a dog. But not just any dog: he's Bo, the cute Obama dog!*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/meet-bo-the-obamas-new-dog/

Necro-Phonies: Fake Funerals for Fake People Insurance Scam

Insurance fraud is not new, but this one is unusual: "necro-phonies" Faye Shilling and Jane Crump will be arraigned on charges of staging fake funerals for fake people to defraud insurance companies!When st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/necro-phonies-fake-funerals-for-fake-people-insurance-scam/

Ice Cream Flavor or Paint Color?

Colors and flavors come in such a variety that they need super descriptive names. Can you tell which of these twelve names are colors of Pottery Barn paint and which are flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream? I went by th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/ice-cream-flavor-or-paint-color/

Neatorama Word Search

I made this nifty little word search puzzle featuring Neatorama authors, features, and favorite subjects! See if you can find these words: You can make your own custom word search, too! Link -via Bits and Pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/neatorama-word-search/

Laundry Retrieved from Retriever

When Bailey the retriever went to the veterinary clinic in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England, the doctor thought he had a tumor. What veterinarian Keith Moore found inside the dog was five golf gloves, ten socks, on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/laundry-retrieved-from-retriever/

10 Examples of Royal Weirdness

I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve been told that certain members of the ruling classes are weird, but this might be the first time you’ve heard some of these exceptionally strange tales of royal weirdness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/10-examples-of-royal-weirdness/

Star Trek Groaners

Can't ... resist ... posting ... about these Star Trek groaners compiled by our very own Miss C:Question: How many ears does Picard have?Answer: Three. A right ear. A left ear. And a final front ear.Question...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/star-trek-groaners/

Ichi The Killer Bento Box

Forget those cutesy bento boxes! Here's Ichi the Killer bento box by Sakurako Kitsa:This is my obent-ode to Ichi the Killer, one of the most awesome, extreme movies in the history of ever. My rendition didn't do Tada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/ichi-the-killer-bento-box/

Things That Every 18-Year-Old Should Know

John Hawkins of Right Wing News blog wrote about 50 things that every 18-year-old should know. I wish I knew these two when I was younger, it would've saved me a lot of grief:When men have a problem and they tell you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/things-that-every-18-year-olds-should-know/

Origins of 10 Classic Toys

Last month, our very own Stacy (who just survived a freaky accident involving a downed power line - glad you're ok, Stacy!) wrote a very neat post over at mental_floss about the background stories of 10 classic toys.Take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/origins-of-10-classic-toys/

Pneumatic Tubes: The Original Series of Tubes

Long before the "series of tubes" become a web parlance (thanks to former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens), there was a real tubes technology: the pneumatic tube system.WebUrbanist takes a look at this fan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/pneumatic-tubes-the-original-series-of-tubes/

Papershapers Art Exhibit

Super Punch blog has a neat post about Papershapers, a paper art exhibition as sponsored by Scion Space and curated by Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot. The art exhibit features the artwork of Shin Tanaka, Polly Verity, Anni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/papershapers-art-exhibit/

BabyBot Develops Social Skills by Interacting with Humans

Nearly two years after it was introduced to the world, Osaka University's CB2 robot (which stands for "Child-robot with Biomimetic Body") has been developing social skills by interacting with humans and watchin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/babybot-develops-social-skills-by-interacting-with-humans/

Spinning Papercraft

This is very cool: Paper Forest blog has a YouTube clip of a spinning papercraft. The original design is by Ramin Razani, as noted by Jeffrey Rutzky in his book Kirigami (more photos here on his Flickr acct).Link [embedd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/13/spinning-papercraft/






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