Archive for February 24th, 2010

The Oldest Book from the Americas

The Dresden Codex is an eleven-foot-long Maya manuscript, inscribed on both sides, produced around the beginning of the 13th century. Scholars believe it to be a copy of an earlier book composed between 700 and 900 AD, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/the-oldest-book-from-the-americas/

LEGO Grim Reaper Graffiti

This impressive work of graffiti by flickr user DROP HPC-ANC brings all of your LEGO nightmares to life. I found this at Albotas, which usually presents a high-quality geeky work of graffiti daily. via A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/lego-grim-reaper-graffiti/

Apple-Obsessed Couple Marries at Apple Store

(YouTube Link) Josh and Ting Li of New York City got married on Valentine's Day inside an Apple Store, in honor of the company that makes their favorite products: The pair, who met in the Apple store, had the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/apple-obsessed-couple-marries-at-apple-store/

Sea World Trainer Killed by Killer Whale

An Orca Whale at a Sea World, Orlando sadly proved today why they are called Killer Whales.  Telly the whale took the life of a 40-year-old, female, senior trainer. Witness Victoria Biniak said she saw the deadly incid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/sea-world-trainer-killed-by-killer-whale/

Two of the Most Mysterious Sites in the U.S.

There are ancient mysteries all over the world that have perplexed scientists, historians and archaeologists for ages: Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Nazca Lines among them. They might not be as well known, but we have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/two-of-the-most-mysterious-sites-in-the-u-s/

The Cat and the Cop: A Love Story

(Live Leak link) There's just something about a man in uniform. However, most of us don't throw ourselves at the object of our affection in such a blatant manner. The music adds a special touch to this video. -via Yes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/the-cat-and-the-cop-a-love-story/

SETI Scarf

This scarf by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories is embroidered with a message sent using the Arecibo radio telescope into space in 1974 in the hope of contacting extraterrestrial life: The Arecibo Message, one o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/seti-scarf/

Teachers Suspended After Performing Lapdance at School

(YouTube Link) Two teachers in Winnipeg, Manitoba were suspended from their jobs after performing a lapdance at a high school pep rally: WINNIPEG — A pair of teachers engaging in risque business set off a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/teachers-suspended-after-performing-lapdance-at-school/

Castoo: A Tattoo for your Cast

When you show up at work or school wearing a cast and people ask what happened, you can show them with a Castoo. The company makes all kinds of decorations that you apply to your cast and seal with the heat of a hairdr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/castoo-a-tattoo-for-your-cast/

A "Feather Letter"

In the era before Express Mail or Special Delivery, the Swedes and Finns used feathers affixed to mail by a royal seal to indicate a "need for speed." These Fjäderbrev were in use from the mid-eighteenth centu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/a-feather-letter/

The Sign of the Horns

Since Alfred Hitchcock was not an American college student or a baseball player, we can assume that when he posed for this studio photograph he was making the "sign of the horns" to ward off evil or bad luck. The gest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/the-sign-of-the-horns/

A "Day At The Deeps"

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ojzivyREI] YouTube link The video depicts children in Duluth, Minnesota, jumping into a pool in a rocky crevasse.  Locally known as "The Deeps," what is often mistaken for a q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/a-day-at-the-deeps/

From Adam to Zephaniah

Your knowledge of the Old Testament will be sorely tested in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. For each question, you'll be given the names of two Biblical figures. You must decide which one is also the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/from-adam-to-zephaniah/

Alphabet Shoot Flash Game

Those who wonder why in the world they ever took a course in physics can derive some satisfaction from playing this game successfully; it requires just a modicum of understanding of the basic principles of physics. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/alphabet-shoot-flash-game/

Oddest Book Title Nominations

Nominations are complete for the annual Diagram Prize {wiki} for the oddest book title of the year. Ninety books were suggested in 2009, and the top six are in the running for the prize, to be announced on March 26th. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/oddest-book-title-nominations/

Admiral Ackbar for Ole Miss Mascot

Yesterday, students at the University of Mississippi voted to update their image with a new mascot. The previous mascot Colonel Reb, who resembles a antebellum plantation owner, hasn't been seen at a game since 2003,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/admiral-ackbar-for-ole-miss-mascot/

Olympic Medals and Happiness

All athletes are ecstatic over winning a gold medal at the Olympics. But how about second and third place winners? It turns out that a bronze medal will bring more happiness than a silver medal! Research by three U....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/olympic-medals-and-happiness/

Breakdown of the Blogosphere

According to this infographic, there are 133,000,000 blogs on the internet, which makes me kind of proud to work for four of the top 1000 blogs. The biggest part of the blogging community update their sites 3-4 times a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/breakdown-of-the-blogosphere/

Hero Dog Protects Lost Girl

3-year-old Victoria Bensch wandered away from her home in Cordes Lakes, Arizona last Thursday. She was missing in the nearby mountains overnight while the temperature dipped down to 30 degrees. Fifteen hours later, she w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/hero-dog-protects-lost-girl/

The Cutest 911 Call Ever

Jason Bonham answered a 911 call at the Hancock County, Indiana dispatch. On the line was a five-year-old named Savannah Hensley who reported that her father had trouble breathing. An ambulance was dispatched, and Frank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/24/the-cutest-911-call-ever/
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