Archive for November 11th, 2009

Food Fight? You're Under Arrest!

A spontaneous lunchtime food fight broke out at a Chicago middle school, and by the time the last bell rang, 25 students aged 11 to 15 were arrested for reckless conduct.  Parents told the local news they are furious....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/food-fight-youre-under-arrest/

Macros With Milk Droplets

Photo: Corrie White No, that's not the AOL Guy casting a cherry spell, it's actually a drop of milk.  Corrie White discovered a talent for macro-photography  and prefers the dairy product due to its slower rate o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/macros-with-milk-droplets/

How to Build a Coracle

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCWFDMnKLyM] YouTube link. This video incorporates footage from 1935, in which Irish craftsmen build a coracle from willow and an ox hide, then use the craft to set their nets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/how-to-build-a-coracle/

Motherboard Mona Lisa

Photo: flickr user Sifter This Mona Lisa made out of motherboards decorates the headquarters of the computer maker Asus in Taipei. It serves as an expression of that company's desire to retake its position as the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/motherboard-mona-lisa/

Philosophy in Science Fiction

Blogger Kenny Pearce is developing a bibliography of works of science fiction that are particularly noteworthy for expressing a philosophical worldview or premise. He presents several categories, such as Mind, Solipsism...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/philosophy-in-science-fiction/

Suing Satan in Federal Court

In 1971, Gerald Mayo sued Satan in U.S. District Court, alleging that the Dark One had interfered in his life, causing him harm. Judge Weber dismissed the case, arguing that Mayo had failed to serve process of the suit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/suing-satan-in-federal-court/

Family Shmamily ... I'm Here For The Turkey

Family Schmamily ... I'm Here For The Turkey - $9.95This Thanksgiving, after fighting the long lines at the airport, navigating the parking lot that used to be called freeways, and defusing family tension at the dinner t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/family-shmamily-im-here-for-the-turkey/

Virus Rickrolls Jailbroken iPhones

An Australian computer hacker named Ashley Towns has created a virus that ... rickrolls jailbroken iPhones:The Australian programmer who claims to have created the world’s first Apple iPhone virus as a prank ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/virus-rickrolls-jailbroken-iphones/

Color Photos of Germany's WWII Surrender

Photo: Ronald Playforth Early in May, 1945, officers from the German army and Gestapo met with Allied commanders, including Field Marshall Montgomery to offer their country's surrender at his headquarters near Hamburg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/color-photos-of-germanys-wwii-surrender/

15 Fireplaces For The Super Rich

Check out these 15 ludicrously expensive fireplaces. Pictured is the enormous transparent fireplace called Pictofocus, which will set yu back $21,000! http://multifuelstoves.org/2009/electric_fireplace_heater/15-fir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/15-fireplaces-for-the-super-rich/

Welcome Home

Everyone in the family is happy and excited when a soldier comes home after a long deployment, but who is best at expressing that joy? Right, the dog! Mental_floss posted ten videos of dogs welcoming their s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/welcome-home/

True Love Has No Limits

(YouTube link) This is the REAL "Odd Couple"! When the cat went for the bird's foot, I thought for just a second that he was going to start eating, but no, the emotion is apparently reciprocal. -via reddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/true-love-has-no-limits/

Lachanophobia

A 22-year-old student in England is trying to survive on a diet of meat, potatoes, and cereals because she has an irrational fear of vegetables. She suffers from a fear known as lachanophobia, which leaves her sweating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/lachanophobia/

Carbon Fiber Lamp

Photo: Marcus Tremonto Designer Marcus Tremonto created a lamp made out of carbon fiber. He selected this material for the Carbon 451 Lamp because it is strong enough to support its own weight but thin enough to pres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/carbon-fiber-lamp/

Internet Wars: The Ongoing Battle Over How the Web is Run

The people who are making decisions about the internet are, fundamentally, deciding the access of all future generations to come. Forget Afghanistan and Iraq; these are the theaters of war where democracy will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/internet-wars-the-ongoing-battle-over-how-the-web-is-run/

Grizzly Bear Eats Airplane

An unnamed Alaskan bush pilot went on a fishing trip and neglected to wash down his plane afterward. The 1958 Piper Cub was just too much temptation for a bear to bear. The fishy aroma attracted a passing grizzly be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/grizzly-bear-eats-airplane/

Book Cover Purses

Olympia Le-Tan makes handbags that look like books, with covers embroidered to resemble classics. What a neat way to show off your literary taste! Link to pictures. Link to artist's site. -via Boing Boinghandbag, emb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/book-cover-purses/

Restaurant Deals for Families

A fairly new website called Kids Eat For keeps a database of family-friendly restaurants and the deals they offer. Find out what day and time kids eat for free or at reduced prices at restaurants near you! Major cities h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/restaurant-deals-for-families/

Cantena Wall Clock

Photo: Unica Andreas Dober's wall clock for the German luxury shop Anthologie Quartett cycles a bicycle chain to display the hour with copper digits at the top. A custom job, it prices out at $2,338. http://www.un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/cantena-wall-clock/

Remembering the Great War

"The War to End All Wars" ended 91 years ago on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month in 1918. This became known as Armistice Day, and later as Veteran's Day. For many, especially Americans, World W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/remembering-the-great-war/

Navajo Code Talkers

The Navajo language is incredibly complex, with syntax, tonal qualities and dialects that render it unintelligible to outsiders. A spoken language, it has no alphabet or symbols, and is used only in remote Navajo areas o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/11/navajo-code-talkers/
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