Archive for April 29th, 2009

William Shatner? William Shatner. William Shatner!

Shatnerquake is a novel by Jeff Burk. Here's the premise: It's the first ShatnerCon with William Shatner as the guest of honor! But after a failed terrorist attack by Campbellians, a crazy terrorist cult that w...

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The Real-Life Tenenbaums: Three Famous Families

Everyone knows the famous showbiz families - the Carter-Cashes, the Osmonds, the Baldwins. But there are some people with hugely successful relatives in realms other than entertainment. Having an actor, a poetic genius...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/the-real-life-tenenbaums-three-famous-families/

10 Pigs We Will Always Love

Fatigued and irritable, with a touch of fever? No, it's not swine flu. Chances are, you've caught swine flu overload. And who'd blame ya ...with "breaking news" every few minutes over possible cases of the flu,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/10-pigs-we-will-always-love/

Money Mail-Art by Jeffrey Errick

Money Art by Sarala KronJeffrey Errick of Stuff by Wackystuff blog has an extensive collection of fantastic retro art, but it was his Money Mail-Art Call that got our attention. Jeffrey asks artists to mail him "mon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/money-mail-art-by-jeffrey-errick/

Japanese Homeless Camp, Complete With Solar Panel

Images : Kyohei SakaguchiThe Japanese are just better than the rest of us. There. I've said it. From consumer electronics to cars, it seems that the Japanese just do things better.I'm sure we've all heard that the Japane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/japanese-homeless-camp-complete-with-solar-panel/

6 Famous Characters You Didn't Know Were Shameless Rip Offs

You've heard of X-men, but do you remember Doom Patrol? Unlike the X-Men, the Doom Patrollers were once normal people who suffered an accident that disfigured them but also gave them superpowers. Shunned by the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/6-famous-characters-you-didnt-know-were-shameless-rip-offs/

Jughead's Hat

What do they call that weird cap with the ragged spikes and various decorations attached? You've seen it in old movies, TV shows, and advertisements. It's been called by many names: a fedora beanie, jagged beanies, Whoop...

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Bill Backs

Have you ever really taken a good look at US currency? In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be shown the buildings on the backs of US bills. Can you match each to the correct denomination? I scored 60% due...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/bill-backs/

Largest Ever Model Rocket Launched

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj4lj6YSwzg][YouTube - Link]On Saturday, a man in Maryland successfully launched a 1:10 scale model of a Saturn V Rocket.  The Saturn V is the rocket that took NASA astronauts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/largest-ever-model-rocket-launched/

Caterpillars Warn Acoustically of Upcoming Defense

Caterpillars of the Great Peacock Moth (Saturnia pyri) are making quite a buzz. A recent study has shown that these giant silkmoth caterpillars are advertising acoustically that they are unpallatable and warn of an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/29/caterpillars-warn-acoustically-of-upcoming-defense/




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