Archive for February 17th, 2010

Three Years After Burglary, Thief Mails Goods Back to Owner

Three years ago, someone robbed the home of the Fronterotta family in Gallup, New Mexico, taking money and jewelry. Then last week, the family received a package from the anonymous thief, containing the jewelry, an apol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/three-years-after-burlgary-thief-mails-goods-back-to-owner/

Please Rob Me.Com Lets Burglars Know When You're Not at Home

Now that sounds like a terribly criminal thing to do, but the creators of this website hope to warn people about the dangers of exposing too much personal information on the Internet: Please Rob Me consists exclus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/please-rob-me-com-lets-burglars-know-when-youre-not-at-home/

Vatican Announces List of Top 10 Rock Albums of All Time

Are you ready to rock? Well the Vatican's official newspaper, L' Osservatore Romano, is now the source for the latest in the greatest rock music: The list included The Beatles’ “Revo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/vatican-announces-list-of-top-10-rock-albums-of-all-time/

International Banana Club Museum for Sale

Ken Bannister, founder of the International Banana Club Museum, is selling out. The price of the museum has dropped from $45,000 to only $15,000! Before you snap up that bargain, be aware that the museum includes only th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/international-banana-club-museum-for-sale/

What Happened In My Birth Year?

What Happened in My Birth Year? is a new website by Philipp Lenssen (of Google Blogoscoped fame). The concept is pretty simple: just type in the year of your birth to find out the top selling movies and books, most popul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/what-happened-in-my-birth-year/

Exploded Views of Everyday Objects

Photographer Adam Voorhes has a series of sharp pictures showing the internal components of an Etch-a-Sketch, a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol, a frog, and a telephone. Here at Neatorama, we've previously fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/exploded-views-of-everyday-objects/

The Oldest Paperboy in the World

(Video Link) Ted Ingram of Dorset, UK, may be the oldest paperboy in the world at the age of 90. He's been on the job for 68 years and is estimated to have delivered half a million copies of the newspaper over the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/the-oldest-paperboy-in-the-world/

Coney Island Comeback

New York City has big plans for Coney Island. The Brooklyn neighborhood will soon have new thrill rides and other amusements designed to bring back the glory years when Coney Island was known as "the People's Playground"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/coney-island-comeback/

Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them

I always have to laugh at the reactions when people discover the awful recipes of the 1950s and 60s. At the time, many women stayed home with their time-saving appliances and and used that spare time to save the mone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/dishes-so-awful-we-had-to-make-them/

Hatfield The Rainmaker: The Man Who Courted Nature

Charles Hatfield called himself a "moisture accelerator". In 1916, he offered to make rain fall and fill the reservoir for San Diego. Hatfield suceeded to such an extent that the city suffered the worst floods in its h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/hatfield-the-rainmaker-the-man-who-courted-nature/

Germany's Unluckiest Olympian

Is it luck or a curse that causes German speed skater Daniela Anschutz-Thoms to finish in fourth place? Not once, not twice, but fifteen times in the Olympics, the World Championships, and the European Champions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/germanys-unluckiest-olympian/

Math and Hallucinations

Is there something in our brains that make humans see the same geometric patterns during drug use, illness, or near-death experiences? Even pressing on our eyes can induce the same spirals other people see. Research by p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/math-and-hallucinations/

Minack, the Coolest Theater in the World

Open air theaters are usually associated with the cultures of ancient Rome and Greece but the tradition is still going strong in the windswept but beautiful landscape of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Although it re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/17/minack-the-coolest-theater-in-the-world/






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