Archive for March 30th, 2010

Five Members Of One Family Share Same Birth Date

In an amazing stroke of luck, coincidence or great planning five members of one family share the same birth date, over several generations! That is, as of yesterday when Mila was born on March 29th like the rest of te fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/five-members-of-one-family-share-same-birth-date/

Have U-Read the Slogans on U-Haul Trucks Lately?

They have been around for years, those familiar orange and silver U-Haul rental vans. Some years ago a campaign started with painting murals of local and distant points of interest, historical site information or some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/have-u-read-the-slogans-on-u-haul-trucks-lately/

Large Hadron Collider Success

Like Miss Cellania earlier posted, scientists today are celebrating the success of the Large Hadron Collider.  CERN scientists were able to collide protons at energy levels never seen before, marking the beginning o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/large-hadron-collider-success/

Cooking Bacon with a Machine Gun

A simple but elegant solution to a common household problem: you have raw bacon, but you have no frying pan with which to cook it. You do, however, have a machine gun. All you have to do is wrap the bacon in tin fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/cooking-bacon-with-a-machine-gun/

He Says He's Not The Messiah

Author and food activist Raj Patel says he is not the Messiah. But after his appearance on the TV show The Colbert Report, he found himself to be an object of worship for a religious group. Patel only wanted to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/he-says-hes-not-the-messiah/

How To Repossess a Jetliner

If a bank needs to repossess a car, a repo agent will tow it away. But what does the owner of a leased jetliner do if the renter is behind in payments, won't return the plane, and is based in a country that refuses to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/how-to-repossess-a-jetliner/

Fabric Bazooka

Artist Lauren Fatzinger crafts all sorts of unique products, including a set of weapons made from fabric and a ball gown made from knitted plastic. Pictured above as a cloth bazooka that she made in 2007. It has a bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/fabric-bazooka/

Inflatable Sumo Suit Competition Deemed Culturally Insensitive and Canceled

A food bank fundraiser at Queen's College in Canada was canceled when the hosting organization, the Alma Mater Society, received a complaint: They "appropriate an aspect of Japanese culture," turn a racial ident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/inflatable-sumo-suit-competition-deemed-culturally-insensitive-and-canceled/

Man Attacked By Butterfly Swarm

(YouTube Link) This short video shows a man getting attacked by a swarm of butterflies near Palo Alto, California. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might be a fake. Probably because the shadows don't match....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/man-attacked-by-butterfly-swarm/

Letterpress Dice Prints

Etsy user Stukenborg arranges dice in letterpresses, rolls ink over them, and makes prints. The popularity of this form of printmaking, which formed the basis of Gutenberg's press, has grown in the past two decades....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/letterpress-dice-prints/

He-Man on his Day Off

Artist Kiersten Essenpreis painted her vision of He-Man getting his distinctive haircut maintained in his spare time. She also shows what He-man's nemesis Skeletor does on his day off! Link From the Upcoming ueue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/he-man-on-his-day-off/

Pictures of Earth Hour 2010 Around the Globe

The Big Picture blog has an amazing collection of interactive before and after photographs of various cities around the world during Earth Hour 2010 last Saturday evening.Beginning in Sydney, Australia three years ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/pictures-of-earth-hour-2010-around-the-globe/

1848: Niagara Falls Stopped

On March 30, 1848, the roar of Niagara Falls went silent as the river ran dry. No one knew what happened to the water. Factories shut down for lack or power, fish died, and everyone freaked out. Thousands of people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/1848-niagara-falls-stopped/

Pac-man in the Moon

You thought that Saturn's moon Mimas looks like the Death Star? The Cassini probe analyzed temperature differences on the surface of Mimas and determined that it is actually Pac-man! Link -via Digg (image credit: NSA/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/pac-man-in-the-moon/

The Large Hadron Collider is Colliding

The LHC began shooting subatomic particles at each other on Tuesday underground across the borders of France and Switzerland, and the world did not end. Following two false starts due to electrical failures...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/the-large-hadron-collider-is-colliding/

10 Of The Wildest Riots Of All Time

Riots in recent American history seem to be thought of largely as a 60's phenomenon, but mob mentality and action have of course been around for as long as people have gathered. Take the 1904 Brazilian Vaccine Revolt, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/30/10-of-the-wildest-riots-of-all-time/




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