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Blogging Business Exposed!

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In response to a recent story about the deaths of two bloggers, Barely Political did an undercover expose of the seamy underworld of the blogging business. Bloggers are subjected to horrific conditions and inhuman treatment, which must be immediately remedied. -via Bits and Pieces

April 22nd, 2008

Shoes are Ruining Our Feet

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa compared the feet of people from different cultures plus 2,000 year old skeletons. The skeletons had the healthiest feet (at least when they were alive), followed by the modern population that normally goes barefoot.
“Natural gait is biomechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person,” wrote […]

April 22nd, 2008

Cog Factory

Cog Factory is a logic game that seems simple, but it’s NOT easy! You must sort the different colored cogs into receptacles, keeping the same colors together. Get three in a row and they disappear. Use the left and right keys to rotate the discharger and the space key to discharge. You can tell from […]

April 22nd, 2008

Japanese festival features fat phalluses for fertility, fortune and fun!

The Kanamara Matsuri (aka “Festival of the Steel Phallus”) is a Japanese health and fertility rite dating back as far as 300 years. During the festival, well-wishers literally worship massive, portable representations of the engorged male member. Fun for the whole family! Reuters has video of this year’s event.

April 22nd, 2008

$80 Billion Dam for the Congo

A proposed hydroelectric dam on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo could double the electricity available in all of Africa and bring power to hundreds of millions of people. Representatives from seven African countries are meeting with construction firms and bankers to plan construction on Grand Inga, as the dam is named.
Grand […]

April 22nd, 2008

Caption Monkey 27: Funny Cat

Photo: ehpien [Flickr]
Hooray! It’s time for the weekly Neatorama and Hobotopia’s Caption Monkey game! Your task - should you accept it - is to caption this great photo of a cute cat!
Funniest caption wins a free copy of Meet the Laugh-Out-Laud Cat book by Adam "Ape Lad" Koford (how appropriate!). Adam’s book is a compilation […]

April 22nd, 2008

10 Best ?Robbery Gone Wrong? Movie Scenes

In movies, as in life, things often don’t go as planned. And when plans go awry during film robberies, things can quickly spiral out of control.
The folks at Always Watching blog have a list of 10 scenes from botched movie robberies. The results are sometimes funny and sometimes tragic, but always extremely and uncomfortably […]

April 22nd, 2008

Darth Goes For the Brew: a Star Wars / Murakami / Beer Ad Mash Up

Jeff Simmermon of And I Am Not Lying for Real blog saw this Star Wars ad on the subway that someone had "mashed up" with bits and pieces from a beer ad and a poster for a Takashi Murakami exhibit:
Those great big billboard ads you see on the subway are nothing but giant peel-and-stick Coloforms, […]

April 22nd, 2008

Bike Storage Tower in Tokyo, Japan

Parking your bike in Tokyo, Japan is so high tech! Check out this automated bicycle parking tower (capacity 9,400 bicycles) : Hit play or go to Link [YouTube, in Japanese but you’ll get the idea] - via treehugger, thanks yoshi hashimoto!
Previously on Neatorama: Volkswagen’s New Car Storage Facility

April 22nd, 2008

CNN Headline Shirts

CNN is now selling t-shirts with their headlines on them. As of right now, it’s pretty simple to make up your own headline. They’ll probably get that fixed pretty soon. Link to CNN store. Link to this shirt. Link to another great one. -via YesButNoButYes

April 21st, 2008