Archive for June 24th, 2009

"Alan" Wrench by Pete Dungey

Artist Pete Dungey did an unofficial survey to find out who is the most famous Alan (and Allen) in England ... and then etched the resulting names onto a set of allen (get it?) wrenches. Here's the project, cheekily name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/alan-wrench-by-pete-dungey/

Texting Champion: "Let your kid text during dinner! Let your kid text during school! It pays off"

Think that all that texting is just a big waste of time? Think again! For 15-year-old Kate Moore, texting sure does pay:"Let your kid text during dinner! Let your kid text during school! It pays off," 15-ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/texting-champion-let-your-kid-text-during-dinner-let-your-kid-text-during-school-it-pays-off/

Name That Pontiac

As of 2010, the Pontiac brand name will no longer be used. Over the last 50 years, there have been almost 30 Pontiac models sold in the US. How many can you name in ten minutes? Anything over ten is considered a winnin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/name-that-pontiac/

Misconceptions About Neanderthals

Thanks to movies and a series of insurance ads, we tend to think of the extinct hominids known as Neanderthals as hairy, stooped, club-wielding caveman. Modern science knows a lot more about Neanderthals now, but the o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/misconceptions-about-neanderthals/

World's Smallest Man-to-be

Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal is waiting for his chance at a world record. Magar is only two feet tall and weights ten pounds! But he can't be classified as the world's smallest man until he officially becomes an adult....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/worlds-smallest-man-to-be/

Soviet Russian Album Covers

English Russia has a collection of record album covers from the 70s and 80s. Looking through these, I get the feeling that I've seen these before, just with different faces and a language I understand. Link -via Metafi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/soviet-russian-album-covers/

4 Holy Women Transformed by Cheese

1. The Visionary: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Margaret Mary Alacoque grew up in a family of fervid cheese-haters, which wasn't exactly unusual for the time. Cheese had a bad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/24/4-holy-women-transformed-by-cheese/




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