Archive for October 21st, 2013

The Chinese Don't Understand Why the French Don't Like to Work

As the saying goes, hard work never killed anybody, but the French aren't taking any chances*. The country's left-leaning government is famous for instituting a controversial 35-hour workweek and a ban on stores from ope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-Chinese-Dont-Understand-Why-the-French-Dont-Like-to-Work/

The Walking Dead Monster Mash

[http://youtu.be/WKyyBsu2u8w] (YouTube link)Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Andrea, and many other characters from The Walking Dead sing that Halloween classic "The Monster Mash" without even knowing it, because it's an edi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-Walking-Dead-Monster-Mash/

Star Wars Rebel Alliance Backpack

 Star Wars Rebel Alliance BackpackAttention Star Wars fans. Show your allegiance to the Alliance to Restore the Republic with the Star Wars Rebel Alliance Backpack from the NeatoShop. This striking bag features 3 zi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Star-Wars-Rebel-Alliance-Backpack/

Horrific Tales of Potato Poisoning

You've probably been told not to eat green potatoes because they are poison. Just how poisonous are they? The presence of chlorophyll in a potato's skin indicates an increased level of solanine, which at critical concent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Horrific-Tales-of-Potato-Poisoning/

This Fish Looks Like a Muppet

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAEs_N-67UA](Video Link)The Smithsonian’s Smart News blog headlines its post as “The Red Batfish Looks Like a Muppet, Is Actually a Clam, And Should Be Your Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/This-Fish-Looks-Like-a-Muppet/

Autocomplete Truths about Gender Inequality

Christopher Hunt of Ogilvy & Mather Dubai used Google autocomplete to bring attention to gender inequality in this print ad campaign for United Nations Women. Hunt noted that the advertisements, titled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Autocomplete-Truths-about-Gender-Inequality/

How to Escape a Monster Using Calculus

Nick Berry of DataGenetics poses a puzzle of logic, strategy, and math. Since Halloween is coming up, it involves a monster. I think he's kind of cute, but that's not the point at all. He will eat you if he catches you!I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/How-to-Escape-a-Monster-Using-Calculus/

Finally A Snuggie With Style

Snuggies may be comfortable, but they aren't exactly cool and fashionable...at least, until now. This TARDIS Snuggie could keep you warm while you enjoy a Doctor Who marathon at home or help you enjoy your role in the mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Finally-A-Snuggie-With-Style/

Versatile Mummy

Always check for a toilet paper supply before you sit down.This mummy in the webcomic Berkeley Mews didn’t, but he seems to be content with his pricey solution.webcomic, Berkeley Mews, mummies, toi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Versitile-Mummy/

40 Year Old's Temper Tantrum

[http://youtu.be/NBUhV4seFHA] No, that's not the Tea Partiers throwing a temper tantrum. Kathy Sterner was getting fed up that her 6-year-old daughter was throwing a tantrum in her room. Thankfully, dad was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/40-Year-Olds-Temper-Tantrum/

Indiana Jones Pumpkin

Nalini Asha Biggs, who made and modeled the Medusa costume that was featured on our Halloween blog, is a pumpkin artist! Her latest creation is this Indiana Jones pumpkin sculpture, capturing Indy as a young archaeologis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Indiana-Jones-Pumpkin/

Facebook Used to Rally 100 People to Stand with Bullied Teenager

The aunt of high school student Halsey Parkerson of Salem, Oregon visited him at school one day to have lunch together. While there, she saw him being bullied by another student. The bully told Halsey that “he does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Facebook-Used-to-Rally-100-People-to-Stand-with-Bullied-Teenager/

Leaving Home

[https://vimeo.com/75849442] (vimeo link)I read somewhere recently that in modern families, children grow up and then leave home and come back several times before they are really on their own. Leaving Home by D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Leaving-Home/

Ninjaman Socks

Ninjaman SocksDo you long to join the secret society of cool sock wearers? Becoming a member of this elite group starts with but a single step. Simply open your heart and let your feet embrace the funky footwear. Do not...

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Teach Your Child Honesty

Teach your child to be honest, preferably by example. Or by terrifying them with unnecessary fears. Pretty much anything that works, as Lunarbaboon illustrates.For an older generation: the real reason E....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Teach-Your-Child-Honesty/

Whodunit: The Ring-stealing Ring

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Sherman Oliver Holmes, a mysterious crime solver and great-great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes. Can you solve the crime?(Image credit: Flickr user Mark Som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Whodunit-The-Ring-stealing-Ring/

8 Clever Cosplays that Would Make Great Halloween Costumes

Oh snap! That's right, it's an Oregon Trail costume. Now that's something I'd be into wearing, but I don't have the technical skills needed to build the wagon that's critical to the costume. No worries though, that'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/8-Clever-Cosplays-that-Would-Make-Great-Halloween-Costumes/

High Visibility Vests Help Chickens Cross the Road without Getting Hit

(Images: Omlet)We may not be able to resolve the age-old question of why, but we can address how. Drivers may not always see pet chickens crossing roads, so the company Omlet developed these shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/High-Visibility-Vests-Help-Chickens-Cross-the-Road-without-Getting-Hit/

The 1% in 1916

This ad for a correspondence school appeared in a magazine in 1916. We don't know how accurate it is (after all, it's advertising), but it couldn't be too wildly off for its intended audience. According to the post at Pt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-1-in-1916/

Put a Coin in the Busker's Hat and an Orchestra Will Appear

[https://youtu.be/kbJcQYVtZMo](Video Link)“Best Coin Ever Spent” shows a tuxedo-wearing busker at the center of a Spanish town. The bass violin player patiently waits for someone to put a coin in his top hat....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Put-a-Coin-in-the-Buskers-Hat-and-an-Orchestra-Will-Appear/

There's A Perfectly Reasonable Explanation

This restaurant in South Korea has an odd slogan painted on the window. The word "die" on a diner will make you pause and reconsider, until you learn what it really means. Redditor pinqNoiz provided the explanation (cens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Theres-A-Perfectly-Reasonable-Explanation/

19 Delicious Pumpkin Seed Recipes

While we've been talking about pumpkin carving all month, it's finally getting close to the end of the month, which is when it's actually time to carve the pumpkin so it won't go rotten before Halloween night. If you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/19-Delicious-Pumpkin-Seed-Recipes/

OSU Marching Band Does the Moonwalk

[http://youtu.be/y0YFV0-sHRE] (YouTube link)The Ohio State University marching band performed at the school's homecoming football game Saturday with a tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad album on its 25th anniversa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/OSU-Marching-Band-Does-the-Moonwalk/

Pug "Wrecking Ball" Costume

Tottie the pug is more of a hip hop fan. But this year, her owner, McKenna, dressed her as the wrecking ball from Miley Cyrus’s controversial music video “Wrecking Ball.” Yes, Barbie is nude. But, then,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Pug-Wrecking-Ball-Costume/

Batman vs The Joker Salt & Pepper Shakers

Batman vs The Joker Salt & Pepper ShakersHello, kiddies! A-meet the Batman vs The Joker Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This wild set is made of glazed ceramic and held together by magnets. The Batman v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Batman-vs-The-Joker-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

The World's First Video Game

The following article is republished from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.Ever heard of William Higinbotham? He's the guy who invented the world's first video game. But he never made a cent off hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-Worlds-First-Video-Game/

Who Doesn't Want to Play With A Platypus?

(Video Link)I've always been in love with playpuses as they are pretty much the ultimate animal (combining ducks, beavers, and more all in one amazing, adorable package). But for whatever reason a lot of people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Who-Doesnt-Want-to-Play-With-A-Platypus/

The Bovine Bonnie and Clyde

A cow and a bull made a daring escape on their way to the slaughterhouse in New Jersey on Tuesday. They busted out of a trailer and onto the streets of Montvale and caused multiple traffic accidents. Roads were closed as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-Bovine-Bonnie-and-Clyde/

What Would Be the Opening Line of a Novel That Would Hook You from the Start?

(Image: Fred Studart)At Ask Reddit (my favorite subreddit) movienevermade asks:If you wanted to write the beginning of a book that hooked you from the very start, what would be the first line?There were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/What-Would-Be-the-Opening-Line-of-a-Novel-That-Would-Hook-You-from-the-Start/

The Public Urinal That Proved Paris is the World's Most Modern City

Photo: Charles Marville/Musee Carnavalet/Roger-Viollet Well, in 1876 when the photo above was taken by photographer Charles Marville, Paris certainly was the most modern city in the world. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/The-Public-Urinal-That-Proved-Paris-is-the-Worlds-Most-Modern-City/




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