Archive for December 24th, 2009

Otters Cause Flight Delay In Houston

When passengers on a Continental flight out of Houston were told their flight would be delayed because of otters, a lot of them laughed, thinking it was a joke. It wasn't. There were a number of otters set to travel i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/otters-cause-flight-delay-in-houston/

Delicious Spaghetti Monster

If you don't celebrate Christmas because you belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, there's no reason you can't still enjoy delicious goodies this holiday season. Here's instructions on how to make you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/delicious-spaghetti-monster/

Amazingly Intricate Snow Sculptures

Being raised in sunny San Diego, I never even got to build a snowman before.  That's why I find snow sculptures to be purely impossible and amazing. Even if you've grown up in the harshest winters around though, you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/amazingly-intricate-snow-sculptures/

How Rorschach Stole Christmas

(YouTube Link) In this variation on Dr. Seuss' classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rorschach from Watchmen punishes the people of New York City for their Christmas cheer. I'm not sure who the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/how-rorschach-stole-christmas/

Christmas Light Displays From Around the World

As winter begins, festivals of light flicker across the globe.  From the meticulous and pretty to dazzlingly overloaded, light displays are a testament to shiny visions of high electric bills to come.  Oddee takes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/christmas-light-displays-from-around-the-world/

Archaeology's Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites

Archaeology magazine has eight stories of archaeological hoaxes that made the news throughout history, with bonus links to their earlier articles about hoaxes. The reasons for perpetrating hoaxes and forgeries range...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/archaeologys-hoaxes-fakes-and-strange-sites/

The Biggest News Stories of the Year

GOOD magazine has a graphic that shows how big the news stories of 2009 were compared to other news stories. The information used is from Journalism.org, which calculates the percentage of coverage news stories get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/the-biggest-news-stories-of-the-year/

The Evolution of Elves

Elves have come a long way from the not-well-liked pranksters of medieval times. Shakespeare gave elves a boost, and Tolkien made them heroes. Cracked examines the split between toy-making elves and fierce video game elv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/the-evolution-of-elves/

Are Monocles Becoming Fashionable Again?

Apparently, there's rising demand in the UK for monocles. In The Express, Adam Edwards writes: The optician Vision Express has announced it is to re-introduce the single eye-glass following a sudden surg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/24/are-monacles-becoming-fashionable-again/
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