Archive for November 27th, 2009

Pig Farts Spark Gas Scare

Residents of Axedale, Australia called authorities when they smelled what they believed to be a gas leak. Firefighters responded to the home and found a 120 kilogram pet pig, which they believe to be the source of the ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/pig-farts-spark-gas-scare/

Amazing Staircase Design

This cool staircase/slide combo is known by London architect Alex Michaelis. It's one of 15 awesome staircases featured on Web Urbanist. LinkArt, design, stairs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/amazing-staircase-design/

Plush Breast Cancer Cell

Looking to cuddle up with your own bit of disease? Try this breast cancer cell sculpture by Amyof Glitter, Vinyl and Thread. She was inspired by the beauty of the cancer cells and entered her creation in the Good Cau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/plush-breast-cancer-cell/

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Mystery

One of the most eerie historical mysteries of all time is that of the strange disappearance of the three ligthouse keepers of Eilean Mor. Some even think they might have been abducted by a giant bird or squid... and, of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/the-eilean-mor-lighthouse-mystery/

How to Pull a Tooth

(Live Leak link) With the help of a remote control car and a cat. I wish losing my baby teeth had been this fun! -via redditCat, remote control, tooth, baby tooth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/how-to-pull-a-tooth/

Timelapse of swarming monster worms and sea stars

If you thought three-foot carnivorous worms and flesh-eating stars only occurred in science fiction, then welcome to the weird and wacky world of McMurdoe Sound. Despite near freezing temperatures, there is plenty of lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/timelapse-of-swarming-monster-worms-and-sea-stars/

The 15 Best Prison Movies

A setting such as a prison, jail, work farm, or what have you is fertile fodder for drama, character, and plot in a story.  So it's no surprise that there have been a lot of films made with that setting as a centerpiece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/the-15-best-prison-movies/

Fisticup: Coffee Mug with Brass Knuckle Handle

Fisticup - $14.95For many of us, mornings are rough. If so, fight back with a strong cup of coffee and a coffee mug that's tough enough to carry you through the day. Behold, the Fisticup. Strangely, this will work well a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/fisticup-coffee-mug-with-brass-knuckle-handle/

Backlash Against Helicopter Parents

Like the proverb says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and parenting is no excuse. Nancy Gibbs of TIME Magazine wrote a very interesting article about the growing backlash against "helicopter parents...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/backlash-against-helicopter-parents/

Rise of the Japanese "Herbivores"

There's a peculiar trend afoot that bucks the macho man culture in Japan: young men who are heterosexuals but say they aren't interested in girls.Away from the strutting are the retiring wallflowers, a quiet army of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/rise-of-the-japanese-herbivores/

Why Hammerhead Sharks Have Hammer Heads

Why do hammerhead sharks have, well, hammer-shaped heads? The mystery may now be solved: it's all about binocular vision.[Michelle McComb and Timothy Tricas] then placed sensors on the shark's skin to measure its bra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/why-hammerhead-sharks-have-hammer-heads/

Flying with Cranky Kids: What Would You Do?

Last month, Pamela Root and her son Adam got kicked off a Southwest flight when the 2-year-old toddler got unruly during a pre-flight safety instruction. Later, Southwest apologizes and gave her vouchers for her inconven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/flying-with-cranky-kids-what-would-you-do/

Santas Demand Flu Shots

The Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas is asking that costumed Santas be put on the priority list for swine flu vaccinations this year. "I have heard across the country numerous Santas who have actually had th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/santas-demand-flu-shots/

Bumper Car Cars

Did you know you can modify an old bumper car into an actual minicar? The results are pretty cool looking, as evidenced by these cars made by Tim Wright. Linkcars, vehicles, bumper cars, mods...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/bumper-car-cars/

The Green Flash

The "green flash" is not a superhero, but an optical phenomenon more talked about than seen. The truth is the green flash does exist and its cause is well understood. Just as the setting Sun disappears completely fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/the-green-flash/

A Brief History of Black Friday

The Christmas shopping season began when stores opened early today to draw in bargain-hunters. When did the day after Thanksgiving become such a milestone? And where did the name Black Friday come from? The answers t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/a-brief-history-of-black-friday/

Mr. Bounce

Mr. Bounce can take your mind off the Thanksgiving leftovers and the dishes still waiting to be done. The game is almost like "Pong for one", with tasks to accomplish instead of an adversary. Lucky for me, they provi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/mr-bounce/

The Billboard Finger

A billboard in Chattanooga has people doing double takes. You have to look twice before you see which finger the woman is giving you -her ring finger. The caption reads, "She's tired of waiting." The ad is for a local je...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/the-billboard-finger/

Town Gets A Safe Tree

It's not exactly what people think of as a Christmas tree. The town of Poole, Dorset, England has a municipal Christmas tree that falls in line with Britain's stringent health and safety guidelines, which try to avoid al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/11/27/town-gets-a-safe-tree/
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