Archive for December 20th, 2010

Win A Fiesta Tomorrow!

We're less than 24 hours away now! Tomorrow morning, at precisely 10:30am, we will announce your four starting locations right here on this blog (also on the following Twitter accounts: @mental_floss, @neatorama, @res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/win-a-fiesta-tomorrow/

True American Dog

There's a widespread conspiracy to conceal the truly intelligent nature of American animals, but thanks to the True American Dog blog, we now know the truth. How do I know that it's true? Well, I read it on the Interweb:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/true-american-dog/

The Periodic Table Gets a Makeover

Remember the periodic table you were taught back in high school chemistry? Well, it was wrong.Scientists are revising the way atomic weights of 10 elements are displayed in a new Periodic Table:The new table, outline...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/the-periodic-table-gets-a-makeover/

Niagara Falls "De-Watered"

Photo: rbglasson [Flickr]In 2009, Russ Glasson found an abandoned shoebox with photos inside of a "dewatered" Niagara Falls. The Daily Mail has the story:In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/niagara-falls-de-watered/

Jack Kennedy or Jack Donaghy?

Jack Kennedy was president of the United States from January 1961 to November 1963. Jack Donaghy is a character on the TV show 30 Rock. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you'll be given quotes, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/jack-kennedy-or-jack-donaghy/

12 Foreign Objects

The late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar had a pet hippopotamus named Pepe that went on the loose and was shot in 2009. This highly-detailed poster by Dan Zettwoch documents the foreign objects that Pepe ingeste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/12-foreign-objects/

Monkey Face

(YouTube link) You've seen this trick before, but this one is particularly well executed. -via ArbroathFunny, monkey, chin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/monkey-face/

Working from Home

The boss sent an email at 11:30 “reminding” everyone that he’s working from home today. He sent it from his Blackberry.This Twaggie, inspired by a Tweet from MeetingBoy, was selected for illustration by a conte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/working-from-home-2/

The Most Heroic Animals of 2010

The Daily Beast collected stories of animal heroism from the past year that might make you a bit teary-eyed. The story of Angel the golden retriever is an example. Eleven-year-old Austin Foreman was gathering firewood n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/the-most-heroic-animals-of-2010/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of wacky inventions in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts. Can you come up with a name for this one? I can't eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/name-that-weird-invention-13/

Holiday Guinea Pigs

Aren't they adorable? The best-dressed guinea pigs are wearing holiday costumes from Cuddly Cavies Costumes and Clothes for Guinea Pigs & Rabbits. It may be too late to order your Christmas clothing, but there ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/holiday-guinea-pigs/

Ben Chapman was the Creature

Actor Ben Chapman didn't get a credit in the movie The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The studio wanted to leave the possibility that the creature was real! Link -via TYWBIWDBImovie, monster, credit, creature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/ben-chapman-was-the-creature/

Sweet Starts

The following is an article from the History's Lists book from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. Some familiar candy brands have been in production for more than a century, while some others reach bac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/20/sweet-starts/






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