Archive for July 4th, 2010

Bare Knuckle Boxing Is Actually Safer than Using Gloves

In a 2007 article in The Independent (UK), sports historian Nicholas Hobbes explains that gloves were introduced to make competitions bloodier and briefer. Gloves distribute a blow, but they also add weight to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/bare-knuckle-boxing-is-actually-safer-than-using-gloves/

Woman Wins Lottery for the Fourth Time

Joan Ginther of Bishop, Texas has won multi-million dollar lottery payouts four times. Most recently, she won $10 million: Each of Ginther's triumphs has netted her a seven-figure sum of money and her winnings no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/woman-wins-lottery-for-the-fourth-time/

The Bridge of (Padlocked) Love

The Bridge of Love in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, is a place where young women traditionally go to affirm their ardor for their lovers. A woman will write the name of her beloved on the lock, attach it to the railing, and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/the-bridge-of-padlocked-love/

Fourth of July Postcards

Get a taste of Independence Day celebrations of the past with a slide show of vintage postcards from collectors Scott Henderson and Richard Sheaff. Now this is Americana at its finest! Early 20th-century postcar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/fourth-of-july-postcards/

Ecuadoran Drug Smuggling Submarine

Law enforcement agents in Ecuador discovered a fairly modern, long-range submarine built by narcotics smugglers. It was about to launch for a trip to North America: The sophisticated camouflaged vessel has a conn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/ecuadoran-drug-smuggling-submarine/

TV Hat

No matter where you are or what you are supposed to be doing, you can be watching TV! Block out everyone around you and stay in your own little world with the TV Hat! Now there's no reason to ever t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/tv-hat/

Are Lolcats a Sign of Human Progress?

(YouTube Link) Clay Shirky is a tech pundit and a professor of new media at New York University. In this video, he argues that lolcats represent human progress because they are a demonstration of "cognitive surplus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/lolcats-are-a-sign-of-human-progress/

Solar System Necklace

Laura Cesari made a set of beaded necklaces that are patterned after the orbits of our solar system. Each one shows either the entire solar system or a planet and the orbits of its moons in proportionate distances:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/solar-system-necklace/

Terreform One Sustainable City

When I was a kid my vision of my own adulthood was based on The Jetsons. I imagined myself whizzing around futuristic buildings in my own little air car and landing on my home's helipad just in time for my ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/terreform-one-sustainable-city/

Flipper Guitar Spatula

Flipper Guitar Spatula - $9.9550% Rock, 50% Roll, 100% Silicone Spatula. Behold, the Flipper Guitar Spatula from our friends Gama-Go, available from the NeatoShop: LinkAnd please remember, don't flip the bird like old cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/flipper-guitar-spatula/

Yankee Doodle Fun Facts

Spirit of '76 by A.M. Willard Yankee Doodle went to town, A-riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat, And call it macaroni. This Fourth of July, amaze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/yankee-doodle-fun-facts/

The First Disneyland Admission Ticket Ever Sold

Photo: Christina House/LA TimesThat's the first Disneyland admission ticket ever sold. It was purchased by Roy O. Disney (Walt Disney's older brother) for $1 in 1955.Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times has a fascinati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/the-first-disneyland-admission-ticket-ever-sold/

Nuzzle: Handmade Name Puzzle by John Christenson

Oh, these interlocking wooden name puzzles called "Nuzzle" by John Christenson is absolutely gorgeous! Nuzzles® are custom designed handmade wooden name puzzles crafted by John Christenson since 2008, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/nuzzle-handmade-name-puzzle-by-john-christenson/

Disarmed by Fireworks

This Fourth of July, please please please leave the fireworks to the professionals. Here's why:Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Eric Smith was using a 3-foot long metal tube to shoot mortars from the street near...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/disarmed-by-fireworks/

Cardon Copy: Redesigning The "Lost Cat" Flier

Cardon Webb prowls the streets of Queens, New York, in search of badly made, handwritten fliers and announcements, and "upgrade" them into stylish ones.Are his redesigned fliers better than the original? Maybe,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/cardon-copy-redesigning-the-lost-cat-flier/

World Cup Trophy Made From Cocaine

Photo: Colombia National Police/APThe World Cup fever is everywhere, and everyone wants a piece of the buzz, including Colombian drug lords:Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas of the World Cup trophy out of everyt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/04/world-cup-trophy-made-from-cocaine/
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