Archive for July 26th, 2009

Jon Stewart Named Most Trusted In News

Now that Walter Cronkite passed, Time decided to ask Americans who their most trusted newsperson was. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of Jon Stewart. It's a sad statement that the most trusted name in new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/jon-stewart-names-most-trusted-name-in-news/

Five Legged Dog Saved From Freak Show

A woman in North Carolina woman recently paid $4000 to save a five legged dog from becoming a freak show attraction. The owner was offered $3000 from a freak show operator in Coney island, when Allyson Siegel offered to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/five-legged-dog-saved-from-freak-show/

Controlling Robots with a Laser Pointer

Healthcare Robotics is hard at work developing a robot that will interact with the world at the click of a laser pointer. Simply point at an object, and the robot will go and pick it up. In our object fetch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/controlling-robots-with-a-laser-pointer/

The 8th Annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Star Sports - Theatrical Trailer (Video Link) Every year, Atom Films hosts a contest for Star Wars-themed fan films.  There are several categories and this film, Star Sports Theatrical Trailer, won...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/the-8th-annual-star-wars-fan-film-awards/

Fly Guy

(YouTube link) Simon's Cat tries to catch a fly. From the drawing board of Simon Tofield. -via Metafilter Previously: Cat Man Do, Let Me In, and TV Dinner. Cat, animation, Simons cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/fly-guy-2/

Construction of Full-Sized LEGO House Planned

James May of the British television show Top Gear is planning to build a full-sized house out of LEGOs: On Friday, more than three million Lego bricks were delivered to the vineyard in preparation for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/construction-of-full-sized-lego-house-planned/

The World's Largest Cupcake

It was big enough to provide 1,500 servings: Measuring 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide the cupcake weighed 150.7 pounds and used 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing. Makers cakes.com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/the-worlds-largest-cupcake/

Rubik's Cube Sandwich

From the food blog Insanewiches: The Rubix Cube has confounded us for years. Maybe the sandwich version of this puzzling brain teaser will do the same. The Rubix Cubewich contains cubes of pastrami, kielbasa,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/rubiks-cube-sandwich/

designboom's Nissan Challenge: How Would You Beat Urban Parking Problems?

Calling all photoshoppers! Our web pal designboom has just launched a design competition in collaboration with Nissan, called "Think Outside the Parking Box."Challenge conventional urban parking! playful en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/designbooms-nissan-challenge-how-would-you-beat-urban-parking-problems/

How Frank McCourt Turned Faked Excuses Into Creative Writing Assignments

Frank McCourt (RIP) may be better known for his Pulitzer Prize winning memoir Angela's Ashes, but little did we know that he's also a teacher of creative writing at Ralph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/how-frank-mccourt-turned-faked-excuses-into-creative-writing-assignments/

Squirrel Underpants: The Saga Continues

Update 7/26/09 - As promised in the previous post in the Squirrel Underpants saga, the best reply to the original letter by Deborah & Wayne wins a free novelty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/squirrel-underpants-the-saga-continues/

The Most Damaging Computer Viruses in History

The upcoming flu season and H1N1 may still be on a lot of people's minds, but there is another potentially more dangerous form of virus that lurks on the edge of our society. Computer viruses have been around less than h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/the-most-damaging-computer-viruses-in-history/

Jake Lloyd: Little Orphan Ani Grown Up!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtkM2JPcHPo][YouTube - Link]It's been ten years (ten years!) since Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace. He spoke with SCI FI PI - The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/jake-lloyd-little-orphan-ani-grown-up/

Every Single Belonging of a Chinese Mother

We live in a consumer economy. Anything you can dream of you can have, and it's just a handful of cash away. But what do we do with all the things we buy? Some of it we need, and we hold on to those necessities. Other th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/07/26/every-single-belonging-of-a-chinese-mother/






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