Archive for April 22nd, 2010

Chimps Value Fair Play

Studies with apes and monkeys show that the concept of fairness goes beyond human experience. Researchers taught monkeys and chimpanzees to exchange tokens for grapes (which they preferred) or carrots. The exchanges went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/chimps-value-fair-play/

The Town that Loves Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin has a fan club in Adipur, Gujarat, India called the Charlie Circle. A couple hundred local people are members, and have a celebration every year on April 16th, Chaplin's birthday. For this year's party, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/the-town-that-loves-charlie-chaplin/

Shark Bites Surfboard; Surfer Rides Shark

Jim Rawlinson was riding the waves at Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii on Monday when a tiger shark attacked his surfboard. As he slid backwards what happened next is as frightening as it is unimaginable.  Rawlinson ende...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/shark-bites-surfboard-surfer-rides-shark/

Burglars Break into Prison, Steal TVs

Well they would have the element of surprise. It's like those kids who tried to hold up a police station. Who would expect that criminals would try to break into a prison? It would make a good gag for a comedy i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/burglars-break-into-prison-steal-tvs/

Man Charged With, Uh, Staining Traffic Ticket

I guess he was out of toilet paper: A man who received a parking ticket in Bartlett now faces criminal charges after authorities said he stained the citation with human excrement before mailing it back to the vil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/man-charged-with-uh-staining-traffic-ticket/

Non-Stop Bullet Train Concept

(YouTube Link) A virtual high-five goes out to the engineer(s) that came up with this idea. As wonderfully fast as the bullet train is, all that stopping and starting takes time, which adds up. "A mere 5 min stop pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/non-stop-bullet-train-concept/

Rotary Lawn Mowers Can Get Packed With Grass

That was the problem facing a gardener who was driving his pick-up truck and tools across the border from Tijuana.   In this case customs agents made the diagnosis. Link.  Photo: Splash News.marijuana, smugglin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/rotary-lawn-mowers-can-get-packed-with-grass/

The 11 Ugliest Statues in the World

Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy magazine has a slideshow of what he considers to be the ugliest monumental statues in public display in the world. Pictured above is one of Tsar Peter I (the Great) of Russi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/the-11-ugliest-statues-in-the-world/

Anti-Obesity Pill Fills Up Your Stomach

Pharmaceutical start-up Gelesis has developed a pill that is filled with tiny polymer beads. Swallow the pill, and the beads absorb water in your stomach, swelling over one hundred times in size. The idea is to par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/anti-obesity-pill-fills-up-your-stomach/

A Life in Zippers

Eddie Feibusch sells zippers at his New York store ZipperStop. He's been in business since 1941. There were once a lot of zipper shops in the garment district, but gradually they relocated overseas, leaving ZipperStop as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/a-life-in-zippers/

Bear's Head Stuck in Can

It was a scene reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh and the honey pot. A young bear was spotted in Reading, Vermont wandering about with his head stuck in an old-fashioned milk can. State biologist Forrest Hammond, along...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/bears-head-stuck-in-can/

Unboxing of The Iron Man 2 Mystery Box

A couple of days ago, we told you that we got a mystery Iron Man 2 box from Hasbro and asked what you think are inside. Well, today, we opened it and found ... A few of the items were immediately yoinked by the Neator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/unboxing-of-the-iron-man-2-mystery-box/

A History of the Sky

(YouTube Link) A History of the Sky is Ken Murphy's ongoing project to record time-lapse images of the sky. Each square in the video represents a day, and each day is in order: This is a work in pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/a-history-of-the-sky/

What Is It? Game 135

Yay! Let's play this week's guessing game in collaboration with the What Is It? Blog. Can you tell us what the strange contraption to the left is for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/what-is-it-game-135/

Uncovering The Secrets of Hidden Mickeys

When I went to Disneyland over the weekend, Alex asked me if I could take some shots of the hidden Mickeys around the park. I knew there is supposedly at least one on every ride, so I agreed, thinking it was an easy proj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/22/uncovering-the-secrets-of-hidden-mickeys/
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More