Archive for June 15th, 2010

The Amputee Rap

(YouTube link) Champion skier and author Josh Sundquist {wiki} busts some rhymes about his handy crutches, his expensive prosthesis, and his great parking space. -via Unique Dailydance, rap, amputee, leg, crutches, pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/the-amputee-rap/

Blind Dog Has Seeing Eye Dog

Ellie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, is almost completely blind. Her owner is trying to find the money necessary for eye surgery. In the meantime, Leo, a German Shepherd, has taken up the role of seeing eye do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/blind-dog-has-seeing-eye-dog/

Tortoise Rescues Tortoise

(YouTube Link) This video of unknown provenance shows a tortoise who has flipped over on his back. He's helpless until another tortoise rescues him by pushing him over. via Bits & Piecestortoises...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/tortoise-rescues-tortoise/

When Fail = Awesome

This is just about the only time in life when FAIL makes me really, really happy. Maybe part of the reason why Los Angeles is having such a fiscal crisis is that these FAIL meters are becoming a pretty regular occurren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/when-fail-awesome/

Rent a White Guy

Mitch Moxley worked in a unique industry in China: being a white man. Apparently, it's beneficial in the eyes of some Chinese businessmen to have white men standing around looking important. So that's what Moxley and o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/rent-a-white-guy/

Crayola Monologues

(You Tube link) And you thought crayons were just for making pretty pictures! Nathan Gibbs will set you straight. Crayola Monologues (2003) uses the crayon as a human metaphor for exploring colo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/crayola-monologues/

Australian 'Angel' Saves Lives at Notorious Suicide Spot

There's a spot above a rocky cliff at Sydney Harbour called The Gap. Since the 19th Century, countless people have ended their lives there. But Don Ritchie, who has lived at that location for fifty years, has made his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/australian-angel-saves-lives-at-notorious-suicide-spot/

Kitty Coin Bank Entertains Cats

(YouTube Link) The Kitty Coin Box has a toy cat inside that reaches up for coins placed on top of it. It also, as this video demonstrates, entertains real cats. via Makecats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/the-most-useless-machine-entertains-cats/

Flipper Bridge Switches Left-Side Drivers with Right-Side Drivers without Stopping Them

People in Hong Kong drive on the left side of the road, but people in mainland China drive on the right side of the road. How do you switch them when they cross the Pearl River? Dutch design firm NL Architects prop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/flipper-bridge-switches-left-side-drivers-with-right-side-drivers-without-stopping-them/

Four-Legged Walking Robot

(YouTube Link) The Chiba Institute of Technology, a private university in Japan, makes awesome robots. No, not giant missile-firing mecha robots yet. Those are still in early development. But Serkan Toto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/four-legged-walking-robot/

What Would Star Wars Wear?

  Star Wars fashion has come a long way from the Princess Leia doughnut do and the ubiquitous Darth Vader hoodie. Who would have pegged these dudes as intergalactic fashion savants?  I hope the designers thought to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/what-would-star-wars-wear/

The Ol' Jet Ski in the Back of the Van Trick

(YouTube Link) You know what would be fun? To pilot your jet ski from the lake directly into the back of an open van that has been backed into the water. Just like in the movies. What could possibly go wrong?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/the-ol-jet-ski-in-the-back-of-the-van-trick/

Cardboard Mechanics

(Video Link) "Cardboard Mechanics" is an art installation created by four students at the Utrecht School of Art and Technology in the Netherlands. It is a clockwork machine built out of cardboard and controlled by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/cardboard-mechanics/

Did Bear Grylls Really Eat That?

TV survivalist Bear Grylls can live off the land, and just about anything that is even remotely edible. But can you recall exactly what he's eaten on television? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/did-bear-grylls-really-eat-that/

10 People You Didn't Know Were U.S. Marines

Here's an interesting and surprising list of celebrities who were leathernecks, including Bozo the Clown, Pat Robertson, and even Captain Kangaroo!Prior to being Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show and then t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/10-people-you-didnt-know-were-u-s-marines/

Internet Stars for Internet Freedom

Join us and our friends Wil Wheaton and vlogbrothers John and Hank Green and help protect net neutrality. Step 1) Get educated by watching this video: Step 2) Go to SaveTheInternet.com and take action!*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/internet-stars-for-internet-freedom/

Where Baby Bunnies Come From

(vimeo link) Get the insulin ready, this cute is strong with this one. -via Buzzfeedbunnies, baby, rabbits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/where-baby-bunnies-come-from/

Vuvuzelas

They are everywhere at the World Cup games in South Africa: vuvuzelas! The plastic horns sound like a swarm of hornets when thousands of people play them at once. The sound can reach up to 140 decibels, which can damage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/vuvuzelas/

The 10 Funniest Movie Credits Of All Time

Admit it, there have been times when you got up and left a movie theater as the credit started to roll, and days later someone told you the credit roll was the funniest part of the film. You can catch a peek at just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/the-10-funniest-movie-credits-of-all-time/

What's Eatin' You?

The following is an article from the book from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd. Do you have a nagging, gnawing feeling that ...well, just a nagging, gnawing feeling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/15/whats-eatin-you/
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