Archive for September 15th, 2009

8 Myths About the Freemasons

As the new Dan Brown book The Lost Symbol is released, National Geographic takes a look at the Freemasons, their symbols, and the myths surrounding them. Freemasonry is rich in symbols, and many are ubiquit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/8-myths-about-the-freemasons/

48-Pound Trout: World Record or Genetic Cheat?

Sean Konrad caught a 48-pound rainbow trout. That’s a world record. But should it be? The trout he caught was a genetically-modified fish that escaped from a fish farm. It has three sets of chromosomes, which makes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/48-pound-trout-world-record-or-genetic-cheat/

Military Installations Converted Into Homes

A well-insulated 20,000 square foot home complete with an airstrip and a Jacuzzi sounds really nice. This one is underground in an abandoned missile silo! It was once the home of an Atlas-F missile built for the Cold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/military-installations-converted-into-homes/

How Many Solar Panels Does it Take to Power the World?

Ever wondered just how much surface area you would need to supply the entire world with all of its power needs using only energy collected from solar panels?  Luckily for us the Land Art Generator Initiative have done...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/how-many-solar-panels-does-it-take-to-power-the-world/

Neatorama Mystery Sale - September 2009

Neatorama's Mystery Sale - $9.95Hooray! Here comes Neatorama's much anticipated Mystery Sale. What mysterious item will you get for $9.95? Well, we wont' tell you: that's the whole point of the Mystery S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/neatorama-mystery-sale-september-2009/

Oh, The Temptation!

(vimeo link) Could you stare at a marshmallow and not eat it if it meant getting TWO marshmallows just for waiting? It’s hard when you’re a little kid! This cute video is a recreation of a well-known experiment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/oh-the-temptation/

Chinese Government Covered a Bridge in Butter to Fight Suicides

Butter ... is there anything it can't do? Add this to the long list of the awesome things butter can do: in China, they use it to prevent suicides!Government officials in south-east China have ordered workers to cove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/chinese-government-covered-a-bridge-in-butter-to-fight-suicides/

Attention Bachelors: 107-Year-Old Woman is Looking for 23rd Husband

Wok Kundor is the Elizabeth Taylor of Malaysia. The 107-year-old woman is looking to marry again ... for the 23rd time! Wok Kundor has been happily married for four years to her husband, a man 70 years her junior.*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/attention-bachelors-107-year-old-woman-is-looking-for-23rd-husband/

Gecko with Psychedelic Eyes

Photo: Quinton RobinsonNational Geographic reader Quinton Robinson took this amazing photo of a Madagascar giant leaf tailed gecko that looked at the world with trippy colored eyes!Yet another amazing photo from the Your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/gecko-with-psychedelic-eyes/

Is Conditional Parenting Bad For Children?

Should you love your children unconditionally or should you dole out love only when they behave? Do your children become better adults if you are selective about your approvals - like many of the new parenting advice boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/is-conditional-parenting-bad-for-children/

The Monkey Riot and Other Weird Riots in History

Our pal Asylum blog has a fantastic article about how some of the world's most bizarre riots got started. Like this one in New Delhi, India in 2007, that was caused by ... monkeys! In New Delhi, where monkeys are a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/the-monkey-riot-and-other-weird-riots-in-history/

The Muppet Show's 10 Weirdest Moments

From your experience of watching Sesame Street and the Muppet movies, it’s difficult to picture how surreal and edgy The Muppet Show was. Unless you remember watching it! Imagine it from a TV exe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/the-muppet-shows-10-weirdest-moments/

Cave Diving

Jill Heinerth has spent the past 14 years exploring underwater caves all over the world. Wired has a gallery of beautiful photographs she’s taken in underwater caves, lava tubes, and glaciers. This picture was take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/cave-diving/

Snake Found with a Foot

A 16-inch snake was killed at a home in China and then found to have a foot growing out of its body! 66-year-old Dean Qiongxiu said she awoke to find the reptile clinging to a wall in her bedroom. She killed the snake wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/snake-found-with-a-foot/

6 Strangest Coming of Age Rituals in the World

What did you do when you "became a man"? - No, I don't mean losing your virginity, though in many cultures, coming of age is intricately linked to sexual maturity. Did you celebrate by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/15/6-strangest-coming-of-age-rituals-in-the-world/




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