Archive for August 9th, 2010

Flight Attendant Quits While on Plane, Bails Using Emergency Slide

Steven Slater, a flight attendant on a JetBlue airliner, got into an argument with a passenger while during boarding at a Pittsburgh airport. He finally had enough of his job, quit, and opened the emergency slide on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/flight-attendant-quits-while-on-plane-bails-using-emergency-slide/

Dog Towel Treat

Dog Towel Treat - $4.95These cute lil' dogs are actually 100% cotton wash cloths that'd make a perfect house or dorm-warming party gift. Woof! LinkWe've got more cute towels at the NeatoShop (including donut, ice cream a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/dog-towel-treat/

Amazing Catch by Outfielder

(YouTube Link) Masato Akamatsu of the Hiroshima Carp has earned the nickname of "Spider-Man" for climbing a wall to snag an out at a recent baseball game in Japan. Watch the video of this amazing catch. via Urle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/amazing-catch-by-outfielder/

Happy 8-9-10!

At least here in the States it's 8-9-10, eh?!calendar, pics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/happy-8-9-10/

Obscure Fruit

Just how well do you think you know the fruits of the world? That's the subject of today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. It's harder than you think! I made several wild guesses, and I ended up with a score of 55%. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/obscure-fruit/

New Pencil Stays Erasable for 3 Days, Then Turns Permanent

Sharpie has developed a new writing implement that's a cross between a pen and a pencil. The writing it produces stays erasable for three days. Then it becomes permanent. At Wired, Charlie Sorrel writes: T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/new-pencil-stays-erasable-for-3-days-then-turns-permanent/

A Computer System to Forecast Future Crimes

Richard Berk, a criminology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, thinks that it's possible to build a computer program that could predict the likelihood that a convicted felon will commit future crimes. These pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/a-computer-system-to-forecast-future-crimes/

Spontaneous Human Combustion

There have been about 200 reported cases of spontaneous human combustion reported in history, in which a person was killed by a fire that could not be explained otherwise. What happened? And is there a scientific explana...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/spontaneous-human-combustion/

How to Make Your Own Laser Tripwire

Who's been stealing my Twinkies from my cubicle here at Neatorama HQ? This time, I'm going to catch Miss Cellania in the act! Instructables user action_owl designed and built a homemade laser tripwire alarm system...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/how-to-make-your-own-laser-tripwire/

Danger Around Every Corner

These scans of an old safety booklet for children called It's Great to be Alive! are full of gruesome injuries that befall careless bicycle riders, pedestrians, and kids at play. In fairness, adults didn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/danger-around-every-corner/

Stallone Interview Gone Wrong

The new movie The Expendables opens this Friday, starring every action star Hollywood could round up. Sylvester Stallone tried to do an interview on YouTube, but he didn't get to say much before everything went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/stallone-interview-gone-wrong/

Social Media Monopoly

It's the game that brings the internet into the real world! This is the best thing since BUMP for the iPhone which allowed you to instantly add friends to Facebook – it’s Social Media Monopoly. Pete Cashmore, Ke...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/social-media-monopoly/

Transformer Jacket, More Than Meets the Eye

London based designer Rohan Chhabra's hunting jacket transforms into a 100% animal cruelty free ram's head trophy you can mount on your wall when you're not wearing it. It reminds me of the Transformer toys my sons p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/transformer-jacket-more-than-meets-the-eye/

"You Think I'm Mad, Don't You?"

The following article is reprinted from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Treasury. They're not mad! It's the world that's mad!! Bwa hah hah hah hah!!! Look at it from the mad scientist's point of view. All he wants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/09/you-think-im-mad-dont-you/




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