Archive for April 16th, 2010

Betty White in a Metal Bikini Wielding a Flaming Chainsaw While Riding a John Ritter Centaur

The Portland Mercury, an entertainment magazine in Portland, Oregon, asked readers to take a poll about what they'd like to see on the cover of an issue. Artist Andrew Zubko executed their vision with this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/betty-white-in-a-metal-bikini-wielding-a-flaming-chainsaw-while-riding-a-john-ritter-centaur/

Octopus Steals Camera

(YouTube link) Victor Huang was recording video underwater at Wahine Memorial near Wellington, New Zealand when something really strange happened. while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/octopus-steals-camera/

Twin Pygmy Lorises Born in Texas

Moody Gardens on Galveston Island in Texas welcomed rare twin baby pygmy lorises, a male and a female, born March 22nd. The pygmy loris is not an easy species to breed in captivity, but the twins' mother Luyen has been v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/twin-pygmy-lorises-born-in-texas/

Silent Drum

(YouTube Link) Computer musician Jaime Oliver's Silent Drum project uses the membrane of a drum head to create unusual sounds. The membrane itself doesn't make a sound, but a camera measures how Oliver manipulates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/silent-drum/

Save the Beer!

The municipal landfill in Columbia, Missouri got a delivery of 1,500 cases of beer. To be dumped in the landfill. Really. After 700 cases were destroyed, two city employees tried to salvage as much beer as possible. They...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/save-the-beer/

Why Athletes Are Geniuses

The brains of people who perform complex tasks such as shooting a gun or a basketball -and do it very well- are different from the average brain. While participating in their chosen sport, an athlete must constantly pred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/why-athletes-are-geniuses/

Are You Optimistic About 2010?

Infographic: Column Five Media - Thanks Jason!Grasshopper Blog recently conducted a survey of 200 entrepreneurs to gauge the effect of the economic recession on their businesses and their expectations for the cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/are-you-optimistic-about-2010/

Bicycle and Propane-Powered Cotton Candy Maker

I've always wanted to get me a cotton candy maker, but my teeth will probably rot from all the cotton candy I'd eat. So perhaps it's better if I just limit myself to adoring this ingenious bicycle and propane-powered mob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/bicycle-and-propane-powered-cotton-candy-maker/

The Day Einstein Was Buried

Fifty five years ago, the world's most brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein, died of heart failure. Today, the death of such eminent figure would've sparked a media circus - but back then, his funeral was a private affai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/the-day-einstein-was-buried/

Obama Nightclub

State and US Senator, President of the United States, Nobel laureate ... What's next for Barack Obama? How about ... a night club owner?Naw, that's just some people in Shanghai jumping on the Obamawagon. According to Abb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/obama-nightclub/

Build Your Own Custom Ramen Box

This is not your grandpa's Cup Noodles. In case you haven't noticed (or if it's been a while since you went to college like me), there are hundreds of instant noodle varieties out there.So how does one, ah, expand one's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/build-your-own-custom-ramen-box/

Boba Fett Contemplates His Bounty

[caption id="attachment_30776" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Fine Art Print by Christian Waggoner"][/caption] Acme Archives is offering this limited edition by Christian Waggoner, simply titled "Boba," for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/boba-fett-contemplates-his-bounty/

The Charity Ribbon Quiz

People often wear colored ribbons on their lapel or stick a magnet on their cars to raise awareness of a certain cause. There are a lot of ribbon colors to keep up with! In this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss, we'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/the-charity-ribbon-quiz/

10 Little Known Relatives of Famous Animals

Some animal species get more press than others, but there's always more to learn about the animal kingdom. For example, you've heard of the giant squid? Its cousin, the colossal squid, is even more astounding....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/10-little-known-relatives-of-famous-animals/

Windows XP Error Music

(TBT link) Windows errors are annoying, but if you have enough of them you can dance! From Today's Big Thing. -via b3ta (YouTube link) Personally, I prefer this version from a few years back that uses sounds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/windows-xp-error-music/

Signs Spotted in Libraries

The list is labeled "Passive Aggressive Library Signs", but they seem pretty straightforward and useful to me. They clearly communicate the frustration of the sign maker, and some are downright hilarious! I would love to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/signs-spotted-in-libraries/

Dead Man Elected Mayor

Voters in Tracy City, Tennessee elected Carl Geary mayor, even though he died a month ago: His widow, Susan Geary, said his election "was not a surprise at all to me." "The day he passed away, people were calli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/dead-man-elected-mayor/

The Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

The Big Picture blog has some stunning images of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. The volcano erupted on April 3rd and spewed enough ash into the air to disrupt air travel to and from Europe. See photographs of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/the-eyjafjallajokull-eruption/

New Study Suggests Donner Party Weren't Cannibals

Tales of the Donner Party, a group of 19th century American pioneers who were trapped in the Sierra Nevadas, have become the stuff of popular legend. The Donner Party supposedly resorted to cannibalism in order to surv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/16/new-study-suggests-donner-party-werent-cannibals/




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