Archive for January 28th, 2010

Charlie Brooker on How to Report the News

(YouTube Link) Charlie Brooker is a journalist and comedian. In this video, he pokes fun at the former profession by illustrating how television news is structured according to a standardized style that tries to im...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/charlie-brooker-on-how-to-report-the-news/

Hot Chicks with Storm Troopers

I usually avoid niche photo blogs because so many now are just asking for people to pose in a certain way and submit a picture, but this one tickled my funny bone. Hot Chicks with Storm Troopers offers photo evidence...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/hot-chicks-with-storm-troopers/

15 Big Cheats and Fakers Who Won

Manolith has a list of fifteen people the editorial team says cheated and faked their way into fame and fortune. Some of them have been in the news in the past few years, but others stretch back into history....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/15-big-cheats-and-fakers-who-won/

How to Suck at Facebook

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal describes nine people that are unfortunately on Facebook. He's been on a roll lately, adding new content to his archive of cartoons about every four days. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/how-to-suck-at-facebook/

Axe Cop

Combine the imagination of a five-year-old with the talent of a professional comic artist and you get Axe Cop. Malachai Nicolle comes up with the stories and his 29-year-old brother Ethan Nicolle {wiki} draws them. The r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/axe-cop/

Dolphin Football

The Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida is where people can swim with the well cared-for marine mammals, but it's much more than that.  It's a rescue operation for not only dolphins, but sea turtles, manatees a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/dolphin-football/

In Pajamas? No Tesco For You!

A Tesco grocery store in Cardiff, Wales, has recently banned customers who shop in their pajamas or barefoot:The signs are placed at the entrance to the store, on the city's outskirts.They read: "To avo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/in-pajamas-no-tesco-for-you/

Fired from McDonald's Over a Slice of Cheese

Can you get fired over a slice of cheese? Apparently so, if you work at McDonald's!The waitress was fired last March after she sold a hamburger to a co-worker who then asked for cheese, which she added.The f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/fired-from-mcdonalds-over-a-slice-of-cheese/

Putting Weird Things in Coffee

Putting Weird Things in Coffee is a food blog about one man's quest to find tasty and unusual ingredients to put in coffee beyond the traditional cream and sugar. These include salmon, blue cheese, and pean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/putting-weird-things-in-coffee/

Never Use Google Translate to Generate the Text of Your Tattoo

Good advice, right? Because you wouldn't want a typo in something permanent. J. Harker, a graduate student in the classics, often gets requests for English to Latin translation by people who want to get tattoos. H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/never-use-google-translate-to-generate-the-text-of-your-tattoo/

Update: Lakshmi Tatma Starts School

Neatorama readers may remember Lakshmi Tatma, the little girl who was born with eight limbs due to a headless parasitic twin. The twin was surgically removed two years ago. Lakshmi is now four years old and has started s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/update-lakshmi-tatma-starts-school/

The World’s 18 Strangest Tunnels

Popular Mechanics tracked down the stories of the longest, deepest, most expensive, and weirdest tunnels ever built. They all have interesting stories behind them, and some have innovative features, such as the 15-mile-l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/the-worlds-18-strangest-tunnels/

How Does the Body Defend Against Diseases?

Ever wondered how the body defends against diseases and other attacks?  In the following article from the Geeks are Sexy blog, learn the basic philosophy behind the immune system.We live in a world governed not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/how-does-the-body-defend-against-diseases/

5 Treasures Found Amid Trash

People go to garage sales and estate sales all the time.  Some get really lucky.  Here's a few stories of people who had something they thought was worthless but turned out to be worth millions of dollars.A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/5-treasures-found-amid-trash/

What Is It? Game 125

W00t! It's time for this week's collaboration with What is it? Blog. Can you guess what the gruesome tool to the left is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/what-is-it-game-125/

BottleHood: Tumblers Made From Used Beer Bottles

Stone Brewing Co.'s beer bottle tumblers by BottleHood Available from the NeatoShop Can you help save the environment, create local jobs and help stimulate the economy? Oh, and did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/28/bottlehood-tumblers-made-from-used-beer-bottles/




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