Archive for June 2nd, 2009

Damien Walters

(YouTube link) Olympic gymnast Damien Walters does what (usually) only superheroes can do. Watch him show off his parkour moves and more! And don't miss the "stripping" sequence.From the Upcoming ueue, submi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/damien-walters/

The 15 Greatest Sports Cheats Of All Time

Cheating has been at the forefront of sport in recent years, what with all the doping and steroid use. Soccer Lens has an article showing that this isn't a new phenomenon. Athletes have been cutting corners and doing eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/the-15-greatest-sports-cheats-of-all-time/

Surprise Wedding Reception

Improv Everywhere made lasting memories as they threw a surprise wedding reception for a random couple getting married at City Hall. There are lots more pictures, details, and video at the website. Link -via I Am Bored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/surprise-wedding-reception/

Baby With a Grievance

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDocL7AfIRo][YouTube - Link]This baby has a lot to say, and she says it forcefully, if unintelligibly.From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.talking baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/baby-with-a-grievance/

Smashing Watermelons

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xVwIuB-Xm4][YouTube - Link]How long does it take for an alligator to chomp a watermelon? Watch and find out. - via itsanimalsFrom the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/smashing-watermelons/

Man stopped at airport for having no fingerprints

A 62 year old man from Singapore was detained last year for an unusual condition: he had no fingerprints.  The man was taking the drug Xeloda for head and neck cancer.  Upon arriving at the airport, he was held...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/man-stopped-at-airport-for-having-no-fingerprints/

Saddam's Palaces

Saddam Hussein's palaces in Iraq are now being used as temporary quarters for US military personnel. Photographer Richard Mosse captured the disconnect between the old residents and the new in a series of pictures. See...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/saddams-palaces/

McNuggitini: The McDonald's Chicken McNugget Martini

Photo: LeahMcDonald's food is often the butt of jokes, but those days are gone if foodie Georgia Hardstark of The State That I Am In blog and her friend Alie Ward of Curiology have their way. You see, they've concocted t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/mcnuggitini-the-mcdonalds-chicken-mcnugget-martini/

Walking "Caterpillar" Gel

Forget electronics, the coolest thing in robotics may just be something squishy like a walking gel that inches along just like a caterpillar:Shingo Maeda and colleagues made the colour-changing, motile gel by combini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/walking-caterpillar-gel/

Das Hugs: Squiggly, Modular and un-Boring Radiator

Who says that radiators have to be boxy and boring? Take a look at this squiggly DAS Hugs modular radiator that can be molded into any shape you want. As long as it resembles squiggly noddle, that is: Link - via Cribcand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/das-hugs-squiggly-modular-and-un-boring-radiator/

Planet In Action: Ship Simulator

Wanna-be pilots have Flight Simulator, Microsoft's iconic computer game, but what about those who want to steer a cargo ship? Enter PlanetInAction's "Ships", an online simulation that uses Google Earth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/planet-in-action-ship-simulator/

Magritte's Dog Found: This is Not a Dog With a Pipe

Photo: PB Abery at LIGC ~ NLW [Flickr] - via Cute OverloadPhotographer Percy Benzie Abery took this photo of a dog with pipe in its mouth in Wales c. 1940-1950. I believe he may have found René Magritte's long los...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/02/magrittes-dog-found-this-is-not-a-dog-with-a-pipe/






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