Archive for May 1st, 2009

Pied Piper Cheats Death

Andy Mackie of Washington state had undergone nine heart operations and was taking 15 different drugs when he decided to quit. He gave up the medicine and started using the money he saved to give away harmonicas and musi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/pied-piper-cheats-death/

Sonya Loves Her Nom Noms

[YouTube - Link] Remember this cute little loris who loved getting tickled? Well, it seems it's a she, her name is Sonya, she's from Russia and she loves her worms! I've always been a sucker for a gal with big bro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/sonya-loves-her-nom-noms/

Ames' Window

(YouTube link) Is this weird or what? This optical illusion known as Ames' Window was developed by Adelbert Ames, Jr. {wiki} Just watching it made me dizzy! -via reddit optical illusion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/ames-window/

Dog Chews Off Feet, Walks Again

Andre chewed off his front left and rear left paws to escape an illegal trap he encountered in Alaska. He then lived for weeks hiding under a camper shell. The Shepherd-Rottweiler-Lab mix was taken in by Alaskan Dog and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/dog-chews-off-feet-walks-again/

Drinking Wine Adds 5 Years to Your Life, Beer 2.5 Years

From Bloomberg News: Half a glass of wine a day may add five years to your life, a new study suggests. Drink beer, and you’ll live only 2 1/2 years longer. Dutch researchers followed 1,373 men for more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/drinking-wine-adds-5-years-to-your-life-wine-25-years/

Music Tidbits: Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer was a highly political-minded musician with a love of music from all over the world. While many of you may only know a few of The Clash singles like "Rock the Casbah," the group had a lot of diversity and is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/music-tidbits-joe-strummer/

7 Types of Bosses, According to Star Trek

Everything I've learned, I've learned from Star Trek. If no one has written that book, perhaps someone should. And this should be one of the chapters: io9 blog described 7 types of bad bosses, according to Star Trek (and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/7-types-of-bosses-according-to-star-trek/

Meet the Woolies

The world is filled with people with strange fetishes, but even considering the Intertubes' jaded standard, this particular fetish is really, really, really weird: behold the Woolies, people who like to esconce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/meet-the-woolies/

Social Media Blues by Scott Rodgers

In this little country ditty, Social Media Blues, Scott Rodgers described his futile attempt of getting the attention of a girl through web 2.0 shenanigans.Twitterphobics: don't watch it, it'll just make you mad! Link [e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/social-media-blues-by-scott-rodgers/

Weird Collections of the Rich and Famous

What do the rich and famous do with all their dough? Some of them, it turns out, collect weird things - here is a neat post about a few weird collections of the rich over at mental_floss:Imelda Marcos*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/weird-collections-of-the-rich-and-famous/

Tentacle-y Furniture by Chul An Kwak

There are furniture, and then there are artistic furniture. It's often difficult to combine form and function, and it's almost always impossible to do it in such an artistic form. Yet, Korean designer Chul An Kw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/tentacle-y-furniture-by-chul-an-kwak/

Don't Judge People According To Their Appearance, by Peter Chmela

Look closely at the image above - do you see anything unusual? In his series "Don't Judge People According to Their Appearance," Peter Chmela creates photos that spell out each word of the sentence. Check out t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/dont-judge-people-according-to-their-appearance-by-peter-chmela/

When Technology Is Good Enough

I think this is as close to a nightmare scenario to computer companies and gadget makers everywhere: not that their new stuff aren't any good - it's that the old stuff are good enough so that except for hardcore enthusia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/when-technology-is-good-enough/

Office Organizer Made From Phone Books

I ran across this excellent tutorial while looking for things to do with unwanted phone books (for some inexplicable reason, they magically show up at my doorstep year after year). Chica and Jo has the perfect solution i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/office-organizer-made-from-phone-books/

DIY Giraffe Sock Puppet

While we're still in the subject of being crafty, here's a spiffy project if you have kids (or if you're simply young at heart): make your very own giraffe sock puppet.Craft Jr. has the step by step guide: Link - via One...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/diy-giraffe-sock-puppet/

Churchgoers Are More Likely to Support Torture

The Pew Research Center conducts a lot of surveys - but this one yielded a very surprising result: churchgoers, especially Evangelicals, are more likely to support torture than those unaffiliated with any religious organ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/churchgoers-are-more-likely-to-support-torture/

Lil' Junior Particle Accelerator: What'll Happen Next?

Comic Continued: Option A or Option BI'm a sucker for science cartoons, so imagine my delight when someone told me about Steve Wolfhard (monstro-draw on LiveJournal - turns out he's been on Neatorama before, how about th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/lil-junior-particle-accelerator-whatll-happen-next/

Neatorama's Facebook Fan Page

Because I'm not Facebook savvy, Neatoramanaut Becky took charge and created a Neatorama Fan page on the popular website: LinkBe sure to go there and do whatever you Facebookers do on such a page (what do you do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/01/neatoramas-facebook-fan-page/
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