Archive for June 12th, 2010

Bates Motel

(YouTube link) Gay Carrington made a version of a few relevant scenes from the 1960 movie Psycho starring ...dolls! -via Everlasting Blortmovie, remake, Psycho...

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Colossal Temenos Sculpture Unveiled

Middlesborough in the UK yesterday saw the unveiling of Temenos, a colossal new sculpture by Anish Kapoor.  It's big, to say the least and stands at over fifty meters. A startling arrival indeed. It is just the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/colossal-temenos-sculpture-unveiled/

Tarantula Cocktail

Hey, don't eat that tarantula just yet! Apparently, when mixed with rice wine, these spiders make a good cocktail: The arachnophobe’s nightmare is made using rice wine, jack fruit and a tarantula – which many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/tarantula-cocktail/

Oil Recovery Ship Splits in Two

This unique German naval vessel is designed to recover spilled oil. The Bottsand-class ships, of which there are two, splits in order to scoop-contaminated water into its 790 cubic meter recovery tank: *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/oil-recovery-ship-splits-in-two/

How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites

If you've ever tried to permanently leave a social networking site and delete all the information in your account, you may have found it t be tougher than you think. Help is at hand! We all have an increasing number...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/how-to-permanently-delete-your-account-on-popular-websites/

Mastermind Quiz about H.P. Lovecraft

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi8OaGJUa6U] YouTube link. Mastermind is a quiz program that has aired on British television for almost 40 years.  The standard format is for the contestant to answer a rapid-fi...

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Radio in Scotland Receives Vintage Broadcasts

A radio at the Montrose Air Station Heritage Center in Scotland has been picking up radio broadcasts from the WWII era. The vintage radio set is kept in a recreation of a 1940s room. Several people have heard Second...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/radio-in-scotland-receives-vintage-broadcasts/

Popular Hobby in China: Gooming Dogs into Other Animals

That's not a tiger in the picture, but a dog dyed to look like a tiger. It's an example of what The Daily Mail reports is a growing hobby in China: dying and trimming dogs' hair so that they look like different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/popular-hobby-in-china-gooming-dogs-into-other-animals/

Bird Attacks RC Airplane

(YouTube Link) YouTube user andrewid1976 was flying his remote controlled airplane when it was attacked by a bird. After several attempts, the bird, which Andrew identifies as a raven, was able to take down its pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/bird-attacks-rc-airplane/

Scientists Take Pictures of Antarctic Mountain Range for the First Time

The Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica, named after Soviet geophysicist Grigoriy Gamburtsev, lie beneath a mile of solid ice. Scientists have known about their general location for a while, but only recently were able t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/scientists-take-pictures-of-antarctic-mountain-range-for-the-first-time/

The Ten Most Infamous Pirates

Pirates. Nasty and frightening to all people around them. If you see any, run for your life! Here are some of the infamous ones you should read about.Avast! The entire world has become enthralled by pirates recently....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/the-ten-most-infamous-pirates/

Kitten and Mirror

(YouTube link) Sure, you've seen kittens and mirrors before, but this video has a bit of a punch line. -via Arbroathmirror, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/kitten-and-mirror/

A Tribute To a Brave Little Boy

On December 16, 1960, two commercial airliners collided in mid-air over Staten Island. One plane crashed into Staten Island; the other, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with much of the wreckage landing at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/a-tribute-to-a-brave-little-boy/

This Week at Neatorama

We didn't plan it that way, but this past week turned out to be "Art Week" at Neatorama. We welcomed The Nag to Neatorama, as in Marilyn Bellamy, who many of you know as the Nag on the Lake. Since we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/12/this-week-at-neatorama-7/
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