Archive for April 10th, 2010

Outsourced Grading of College Papers

Corporations have taken advantage of outsourcing for decades; the process lowers costs and often allows services to be provided which could not be otherwise accommodated. Now some university faculty believe the same prin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/outsourced-grading-of-college-papers/

Should Individual Tax Records Be Public Information?

A recent essay in the New York Times raises the question as to whether individual tax payments should be considered public information.  It has been suggested that public disclosure of tax payments would create pressure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/should-individual-tax-records-be-public-information/

Swingless Golf Club

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhCtkZbLpWs] YouTube link. With an exciting final round of the Masters Tournament pending at Augusta National Golf Club, this seems an appropriate time to post a video of a golf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/swingless-golf-club/

Magnets Can Alter Morality

Medical researchers were able to disrupt the moral judgments of test subjects by subjecting the part of the brain responsible for such decisions to magnetic forces: For their experiment, the scientists had 20 subj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/magnets-can-alter-morality/

Driving in Chairs

(YouTube Link) This stop-motion animated video is a commercial for Nissan's efforts to build a zero emissions car. It shows people driving chairs around town, running errands and racing each other. via Urlesques...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/driving-in-chairs/

Han Solo in Carbonite Soap

You won't find a better gift for a Star Wars geek than soap in the shape of Han Solo as he was encased in Carbonite in the movie The Empire Strikes Back. $6.50 from Luxury Lane Soap. http://luxurylanesoap.bigcar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/han-solo-in-carbonite-soap/

R.I.P. Meinhardt Raabe

Meinhardt Raabe was a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II, a carnival barker, and a spokesman for Oscar Mayer. He earned a bachelors degree in accounting in 1937 and a masters degree in 1970. But he was bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/r-i-p-meinhardt-raabe/

How to Make a Dalek from an Egg

Nancy Sims (Flickr user PugnoM) created this cute Egg Dalek and posted the process so you can make one, too! Your results may not be as professional as this but you might have a lot of fun trying.  The rest of your fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/how-to-make-a-dalek-from-an-egg/

A Day in the Life of a Poison Center

The Illinois Poison Control Center posted stories of the 282 calls they took in one day. The calls range from requests for information to emergency room consultations. Here is a small sample: # An adult female calle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-poison-center/

Norton I: The First and Only Emperor of the United States

San Francisco has had it's share of characters over the years, but Joshua Abraham Norton, who proclaimed himself the first Emperor of the United States of America in 1859, might take the cake:He was a self-proclaimed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/norton-i-the-first-and-only-emperor-of-the-united-states/

20 Party Cakes Gone Horribly Wrong

If you thought your birthday sucked, just think how the kid with the doggy Spiderman cake felt! It's just one of twenty birthday cakes that will either be the life of the party or the last straw, depending on your outl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/20-party-cakes-gone-horribly-wrong/

"She'll swing, push me down and choke me with her nubs"

Let me just get to the story: Smith said the argument escalated after "I turned on the TV and she got mad.""She punched me in the groin," Smith said. He said Bell also hit him with a coff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/shell-swing-push-me-down-and-choke-me-with-her-nubs/

Triclosan in Antibacterial Soaps May Actually Be Bad For You

Those who know me personally know my suspicion that antibacterial soaps are the work of the devil himself.In a nutshell: a) they don't work because you have to leave it on your skin for 2 minutes for it to work. Ever don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/triclosan-in-antibacterial-soaps-may-actually-be-bad-for-you/

Mom Sent 7-Year-Old Adopted Son Back to Russia

Nancy Hansen of Tennessee claimed that her 7-year-old adopted Russian boy was violent and psychotic, so she "returned" him by putting him on a flight to Moscow and hiring a driver to pick him up there and drive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/10/mom-sent-7-year-old-adopted-son-back-to-russia/
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