Archive for May 8th, 2009

Volcano Boarding

Sliding down a mountain on a snowboard is a completely different experience when the mountain is an active volcano! The new sport is drawing snowboarders and surfers to the foothills of Nicaragua's Cerro Negro mountain....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/volcano-boarding/

Runner Expected to Finish Marathon in 13 Days

Army Major Phil Packer began the London Marathon when everyone else did, but his doctor will only allow him to walk two miles a day, so he is expected to finish on Saturday, 13 days after starting the race. Last year Pac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/runner-expected-to-finish-marathon-in-13-days/

Motherhood in the Wild

Get ready for Mothers Day by getting to know how animal mothers take care of their babies. From the jungles to the oceans, from the rainforests to the frozen poles, mothers in the wild can bear some similar resembla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/motherhood-in-the-wild/

A Brief History of Motherhood

Even ancient folks expressed their appreciation for mothers -maybe not enough, but mothers have been celebrated for a long time. While some complain that Mother’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, celebrations of mot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/a-brief-history-of-motherhood/

PostSecrets Through History

As most of you Neatoramanauts know, PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project in which the public mail their secrets anonymously on handmade postcards. This is a collection of PostSecret submissions as if t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/postsecrets-through-history/

The Persistence Hunt

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wI-9RJi0Qo][YouTube - Link]The can also be titled "running after an animal for hours until it collapses from exhaustion."  The persistence hunt is believed by some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/the-persistence-hunt/

Five New York City Riots

On May 8, 1970, construction workers clashed with students and anti-war protesters in New York in what became known as the Hard Hat riot. But it's far from the only riot to ever happen in New York City (as I'm sure resi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/five-new-york-city-riots/

Contrabass and Subcontrabass Instruments

Look at the size of that saxophone! Pitched one octave below bass, contrabass and subcontrabass instruments are about as low as most instruments go. Aside from those massive pipe organs, they're also about as big...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/08/contrabass-and-subcontrabass-instruments/
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