Archive for April 27th, 2009

The Story of Baby Squirrel and the Wall

(YouTube link) A big squirrel jumps the wall easily, but baby squirrel is having trouble making it. He needs a little help! -via Bits and Pieces squirrel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/the-story-of-baby-squirrel-and-the-wall/

Adopt-a-Bat

Bat World has stories of bats in care that are injured, sick, or have been rescued from bad situations. Read about Van Gogh, who is missing an ear; Mr. Kitty, who was brought in by a cat; and Pongo, who became stuck on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/adopt-a-bat/

9 Amazing Anamorphic Pavement Paintings

One of the best things about art is that it can take any form. From traditional canvas paintings to contemporary modern sculpture, art is constantly changing. There are few better examples of this neverending redefinitio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/9-amazing-anamorphic-pavement-paintings/

Sneak Peek of The Michael Jackson Auction

Ben Hoffman of Current TV's infoMania (satirical) news show got a sneak peak of the highly anticipated (not for any good reasons, mind you) Michael Jackson auction.Just when you think that Michael Jackson couldn't be any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/sneak-peek-of-the-michael-jackson-auction/

Movie Trivia: Clue

I took to Twitter to ask for suggestions on my latest movie trivia post but made the stipulation of no ‘80s movies. I think I’ve done too many of them lately. But then skyesblue said, “I’d vote...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/movie-trivia-clue/

Windosill by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith of Vectorpark, the creator of the fun Flash game Feed the Head (previously featured on Neatorama here), told us of his latest creation a "what-the-hell-do-I-do-next" Flash game called Windosill.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/windosill-by-patrick-smith/

Goldilocks Gone Bad: Toddlers Ransacked Sleeping Neighbor's Home

When 2- and 3-year old toddlers John and Matthew Farrar disappeared from their home, neighbors and the police launched a frantic search. Little did they know that the two were having the time of their young lives playing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/goldilocks-gone-bad-toddlers-ransacked-sleeping-neighbors-home/

The DMV Never Forgets ...

Fifteen-year-old Jesse Jakan passed the written exam and taken a driving course, so he was excited to get his driving permit ... except for one teeny tiny glitch: he caused a car accident when he was 6, and the DMV never...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/the-dmv-never-forgets/

The Geography of the Seven Deadly Sins

Geographers from Kansas State University have plotted the seven deadly sins of the nation. They began with Nevada only, but expanded the project for the entire United States, using statistics for each county on crime,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/the-geography-of-the-seven-deadly-sins/

Pac-Man HotHead

Nom ... nom ... nom ... We've just gotten our delivery of these wonderful Pac-Man Hotheads pot holder / oven mitt. After years of chomping down on ghosts, Pac-Man is back for a new mission: protecting your hands from hot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/pac-man-hothead/

The World's Most Influential Person

TIME magazine has announced the winner of their World's Most Influential Person poll. In a stunning result, the winner of the third annual TIME 100 poll, and new owner of the title world's most influential person,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/the-worlds-most-influential-person/

120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

Who doesn't remember the feeling of opening a brand new box of crayons? Click through the original link to see the hex codes for all 120 colours as well as learn some interesting facts such as: The first box of Cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/120-crayon-names-color-codes-and-fun-facts/

What is Swine Flu? How Does an Animal Disease Spread to a Human Host?

The Geeks are Sexy blog has a great post explaining everything you need to know about swine flu and how animal diseases can jump across the species barrier.Have you been watching the news at all recently? If so, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/what-is-swine-flu-how-does-an-animal-disease-spread-to-a-human-host/

Brewing Beer on a Boat

Andrew at Southern Fried Science tell the story of how he made beer with limited resources while at sea. You’re six days into a 2 month expedition, and if you were lucky enough to not be on a dry ship, it’s de f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/brewing-beer-on-a-boat/

First Interspecies Internet Chat

Eleven years ago today, Koko the gorilla used American Sign Language to communicate with her fans via AOL chat. It was the first known interspecies chat on the internet. Roughly 8,000 AOL subscribers joined the chat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/first-interspecies-internet-chat/

Clothes Dryer Chicken Coop

Why buy new lumber to make a house for chickens when you can use the front of an industrial clothes dryer, some wooden pallets, old steel shelves, a crate for shipping fish, and some old pizza boxes? Pete Betchik of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/clothes-dryer-chicken-coop/

100 Years in the Same Apartment

Alfonso De Marco was seven years old when he emigrated from Italy with his family. They settled in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England where they lived in an apartment above the ice cream shop his father ran. That was in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/100-years-in-the-same-apartment/

Small Man with Cat

This photo from 1956 shows Henry Behrens, the smallest man in the world at the time, dancing with his pet cat. Henry Behrens was only 30 inches tall. Link -via Arbroath (Image credit: Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/small-man-with-cat/

Fired, then Fire!

Victor Gonzalez of Oregon City had a really bad day on Friday. He found out he had lost his job as an emergency department social worker. Then he went home to find his house on fire! Gonzalez's 12-year-old daughter Audri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/fired-then-fire/

Doogie Howser’s Diary or Random Twitter Update?

The fictional TV doctor Doogie Howser Kept short entries in his journal that resemble Twitter updates. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, can you identify which blurbs are from the show Doogie Howser, MD*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/doogie-howsers-diary-or-random-twitter-update/

Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G.

I know many readers may not like rap and may complain about the selection this week, but like all of these articles, the band was chosen by user requests. If you’ve got a band you want to see tidbits about, just list t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/music-tidbits-the-notorious-big/

5 Deadliest Pandemics in History

The outbreak of swine flu, first in Mexico then cases all over the world, has gotten a lot of people worried. And for a very good reason: despite the existence of scarier diseases caused by exotic v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/27/5-deadliest-pandemics-in-history/




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