Archive for June 11th, 2009

Life Imitates Final Destination: Woman Who Survived Missed Air France Flight 447 Died in Car Crash 2 Weeks Later

It's like that movie Final Destination. An Italian woman who didn't get on Air France flight 447 because she arrived late to the airport was killed in a car crash just two weeks later:Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/life-imitates-final-destination-woman-who-survived-air-france-flight-447-died-in-car-crash-2-weeks-later/

The 15 Most Disturbing Movies Ever Made

I'm sure everyone has watched a movie at some point that made them pretty uncomfortable, but there seems to be a full blown niche of disturbing movies out there, as shown by this list by Movie Crunch blog. Not all are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/the-15-most-disturbing-movies-ever-made/

Swimming in Toxic Sludge to Save the Earth: Environmental Hero or Idiot?

Ever wanted to swim in a lake full of chemicals, toxic algae, and junky electronic equipment? Sounds like good times for sure. If you'd rather not risk disgusting infections and other diseases, leave the sludge swimmi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/swimming-in-toxic-sludge-to-save-the-earth-environmental-hero-or-idiot/

Meet the Black Squirrel

You have probably seen the grey, no doubt you have heard of or read about the red.  But have you ever heard of a black squirriel?  The subgroup is on the rise.  If an animal was a meme, this would...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/meet-the-black-squirrel/

Wildlife Photography Rule No.1: Don't Forget To Look Behind You!

Photo: Tim Greenleaf / National Geographic Expeditions When Ford Cochran, National Geographic Blog Wild editor, asks Nat Geo photographer Tim Greenleaf for some advice, here's what he has to say:When I stopped by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/wildlife-photography-rule-no1-dont-forget-to-look-behind-you/

Missouri Family Christmas Photo Turns Up in Czech Ad

As if we needed further proof of the vast reaches of the internet, and the frightening reality that what people put on the net stays on the net, comes the story of the Smith family of St. Louis. Danielle Smith had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/missouri-family-christmas-photo-turns-up-in-czech-ad/

Social Media Venn Diagram

A Venn diagram showing the psychological forces at work among users of social networking tools -- a new shirt from the comedy geniuses at Despair, Inc. Linkmyspace, Facebook, Twitter, social networking, social med...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/social-media-venn-diagram/

The Worst Day in the 9th Grade ... Ever, the T-Shirt

The Worst Day in the 9th Grade ... Ever - $9.95From Neatorama's Online Store, here's The Worst Day in the 9th Grade ... Ever by Matthew Lawson. Available in T-shirt, sweatshirt, and hoodies.Oh, I remember the dissection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/the-worst-day-in-the-9th-grade-ever-the-t-shirt/

Ninja Dog Hides in a Sofa

[YouTube Clip]Ninjas have got nothing on these animals! One minute you see only a sofa, and the next out comes ... a dog, cats, and a ferret (ok, so they're not all in the same couch, mmkay?)Urlesque blog has the top 5 b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/ninja-dog-hides-in-a-sofa/

Greatest Moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood

Next week is Father's Day, and in the spirit of celebrating dads, Asylum has put together the greatest moments in pop culture fatherhood:Ah, the pop culture dad. Is anyone more bumbling? Film and TV have provided us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/greatest-moments-in-pop-culture-fatherhood/

Parking Spot in Boston = $300K

Housing prices may have tanked, but the cost of a coveted parking space in Back Bay, Boston, is apparently unfazed by the economic crisis:An unidentified buyer yesterday paid $300,000 for a private parking space in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/parking-spot-in-boston-300k/

How the Government Lost $2 Trillion in a Mere Decade

Image: New York Times analysis of Congressional Budget Office dataImagine you're the world's biggest shopaholic - say, you spend $1,000 a second. Who'd spend more in a decade: you or the government? If you do the math, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/how-the-government-lost-2-trillion-in-a-mere-decade/

Woman Threw Away Mom's $1 Million Mattress

An Israeli woman named Annat decided to surprise her elderly mother by giving her a new mattress to replace the rattty old one she had been sleeping on for decades. But what was supposed to be a pleasant surprise turned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/woman-threw-away-moms-1-million-mattress/

Element 112 to be Officially Added to the Periodic Table

The Periodic Table of Elements is getting a new addition. Sigurd Hofmann and colleagues at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Germany produced the superheavy 112 back in 1996, and now it's going to be off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/element-112-to-be-officially-added-to-the-periodic-table/

Art or Vandalism?

A deviant artist nicknamed ULiveandYouBurn turned roadside traffic safety barrels into monsters and alligators, but is it art or vandalism? Sometimes there’s a fine line between art and vandalism. Blurring that li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/art-or-vandalism/

N.Y. Store Owner Gives Would-Be Thief Lecture, $40, Bread

Most people put their hands up or hand over valuables in a robbery. However, this N.Y. store owner foiled an attempted robbery with a lecture, $40 and a loaf of bread.Mohammad Sohail, a Long Island convenience store...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/ny-store-owner-gives-would-be-thief-lecture-40-bread/

What Is It? Game 100: Win a Road Mice Computer Mouse!

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog is very special for us. Since our very first What is it? game in November 2006, I've always wondered when we would reach this milestone: our 100th game. Well,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/what-is-it-game-100-win-a-road-mice-computer-mouse/

Deadline

(YouTube link) Bang-Yao Liu created this stop-motion animation for his senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. It's cute and clever, and I really relate to the pressure of working on deadline and dealing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/deadline/

VideoSift Clips of the Week - Neatorama

(Links open in a new browser window/tab) Planet and Star Size Comparison in HD You may have seen a planet and star size comparison before but this one is beautifully crafted and looks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/11/videosift-clips-of-the-week-neatorama/
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