Archive for July 11th, 2014

Carl Sagan Explained Death to His Young Daughter

Death is a topic of conversation that any child would ask their parents about, and many of us would deflect the question out of discomfort. "The kids are just too young to understand" is a common excuse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Carl-Sagan-Explained-Death-to-His-Young-Daughter/

Puppy Comforts Older Dog Having a Nightmare

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FcsIyqJDzc](Video Link)Ariel Goodman has two golden retrievers: a puppy and an old dog. One day, they were napping together when the older dog had a bad dream. This woke up the puppy, who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Puppy-Comforts-Older-Dog-Having-a-Nightmare/

Tiki Hangover: Unearthing the False Idols of America's South Seas Fantasy

Between 1955 and 1965, Americans were obsessed with “Tiki culture,” the lifestyle they perceived was led in Hawaii and the rest of Polynesia. It boomed with the stories brought home by World War II soldiers a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Tiki-Hangover-Unearthing-the-False-Idols-of-Americas-South-Seas-Fantasy/

51 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Los Angeles

(Watts Tower/Image Via marknye/Flickr)Living in Southern California means living in the shadow of Los Angeles, or more precisely Hollywood.Friends and family from other states inevitably ask you about L.A. when you live...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/51-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Los-Angeles/

This Is a Bicycle Escalator

(Photos: Trampe/CycloCable)Bike riding is very popular in Norway, especially in the city of Trondheim. But there's a steep hill in that city called the Brubakken that most bicyclists won't try to climb. It's just too ste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/This-Is-a-Bicycle-Escalator/

The Smell of Farts May Prevent Cancer

A new study out of the University of Exeter says catching a whiff of noxious gasses, like those in flatulence, could help the human body repair cell damage and prevent debilitating diseases such as cancer.“Although...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/The-Smell-of-Farts-May-Prevent-Cancer/

Ad Transforms a Bench into a Homeless Shelter

RainCity Housing is a non-profit organization in Vancouver that provides housing for people with mental illnesses and addiction problems. It wants to reach out to homeless people in Vancouver and invite them to seek help...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Bench-Turns-into-a-Homeless-Shelter/

A Tumblr Dedicated To Sad Brazilians

Brazil spent over $13 billion dollars preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2014, a controversial move that incited fiery protests against Brazil and the World Cup, and caused people around the world to wonder how they could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/A-Tumblr-Dedicated-To-Sad-Brazilians/

A Linguist of Fire and Blood

David J. Peterson is a linguist by trade and a conlanger by hobby -until he actually got a job inventing languages. HBO hired him to create the fantasy languages used in the series Game of Thrones: Dokrathi and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/A-Linguist-of-Fire-and-Blood/

Funny Pictures of the Day - NeatoPicto Jul 11, 2014

Amazing Anatomical Body Paint Art (Photo Thomas van de Wall) Love funny pictures? You're in luck: we've just updated our LOLpic blog NeatoPicto with tons of funny and amazing pictures. Check it out:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Funny-Pictures-of-the-Day-NeatoPicto-Jul-11-2014/

Handful of Hot Ice

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HDZI2rwyHg&list=UUIgKGGJkt1MrNmhq3vRibYA] YouTube LinkNurdRage shows viewers what happens when one immerses their hand in a jar of molten sodium acetate as it c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Handful-of-Hot-Ice/

Can You Explain This Gap in Your Resume?

(Amazing Super Powers)You should already have a rehearsed, carefully thought-out answer to this question before you even begin the interview.If there's something in your work history that may appear to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Can-You-Explain-This-Gap-in-Your-Resume/

Drive-by Compliments

[http://youtu.be/ETwtP0ZgUio] (YouTube link)Wanna see an outbreak of smiles? Blake Grigsby had a buddy drive him around while he shouted through a megaphone at strangers on the street. Only he shouted compliments at them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Drive-by-Compliments/

Pley Is Like Netflix For LEGO Sets

(Image Via AllMyFaves)For those who want to build LEGO sets without committing to the high cost of buying LEGO sets there is now a monthly rental option called Pley.Pley is an online rental service that allows you, the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Pley-Is-Like-Netflix-For-LEGO-Sets/

Launching a New Website

Gregor Czaykowski at the webcomic Loading Artist did a makeover of the website and did several comics about the process. This one should be familiar to anyone who ever launched a new website. It’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Launching-a-New-Website/

Sneaky Octopus Dismantles Camera

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbjRcD8NLnk](Video Link)We've seen an octopus steal a human diver's camera before. It was a great a video that inspired interesting comments on YouTube, such as this conversation:Now huma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Sneaky-Octopus-Dismantles-Camera/

The Worst Muse

Corgis are hot these days, right? What about, like, werecorgis? Edgy, urban werecorgis looking for love in all the wrong places.— The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) July 7, 2014 Rachel Edidin started a new Twitter accoun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/The-Worst-Muse/

Honest Brand Slogans

Clif Dickens seems to be onto something with his honest brand slogans. Whether or not you think they are representative of the brand, they are good for a smile. (I *knew* IKEA was messing with me!) See more of Clif's hum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Honest-Brand-Slogans/

Giraffe vs. Pride of Lions

[http://youtu.be/BYB-I4sHops] (YouTube link)When a giraffe is approached by a half-dozen lions, you’d expect the giraffe to run. After all, those ten-foot-long legs can cover some ground fast! But this giraffe is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Giraffe-vs-Pride-of-Lions/

The Strange Movie H.R. Giger Spent Decades Trying To Make

H. R. Giger’s dream of making a "unique love story" based on his extremely visual ideas, a movie entitled The Mystery of San Gottardo, sadly wasn’t realized before his untimely death, and fans of Gig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/The-Strange-Movie-HR-Giger-Spent-Decades-Trying-To-Make/

US Government Sends Draft Notices to 14,000 Men Born in the 1800s

If you're male and a citizen of the United States or a legal immigrant, you must register with the Selective Service System when you turn 18 years old. For the next 7 years, if there is ever a draft, you may get called u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/US-Government-Sends-Draft-Notices-to-14000-Men-Born-in-the-1800s/

Tonari No Cheshire - Can Your Neighbor Stand On His Head?

Tonari No Cheshire by ArryDesignIf you see a great big, grinning purple bus shaped like a cat staring down at you from a mushroom you'd better pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming. He's not a hallucination, he's jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Tonari-No-Cheshire-Can-Your-Neighbor-Stand-On-His-Head/

Crazy Planet Of The Apes Moments

The world has once again gone to the apes thanks to the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so folks are trotting out all kinds of factoids from the original five films, remembering how much they hated the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Crazy-Planet-Of-The-Apes-Moments/

18 Fantastically Geeky Comforters and Duvet Covers

Do you miss the Star Wars or superhero sheets you had when you were a kiddo? While you might be a bit too grown up for those designs (and they probably don't make them big enough for your adult-sized bed), there are plen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/18-Fantastically-Geeky-Comforters-and-Duvet-Covers/

4 Toxic Moments in History

It's bad news for princesses, of course, but for empires and armies, poison can be a game-changer.WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIREIt should have been a perfect murder. In 1850, Count Hyppolyte de B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/4-Toxic-Moments-in-History/

Artist Leaves Inspirational Messages for Random Train Passengers

On the train this morning? Check behind the seat tray. Peppy the Inspirational Cat might be there to get you PSYCHED http://t.co/QafC2Gnt— October Jones (@OctoberJones) June 27, 2012 October Jones spends a lot of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Artist-Leaves-Inspirational-Messages-for-Random-Train-Passengers/

Trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWY4-u9Ewdc]YouTube Link It's here. That whirling wonder of fintastic. Revel in the cinematic magic that is Sharknado 2: The Second One. Will Ted McGinley g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Trailer-for-Sharknado-2-The-Second-One/

This Classic Car Pileup Sat In A Belgian Forest For 70 Years

(Image Via Theo van Vliet)Think traffic jams are bad on your way to/from work? In Belgium, traffic jams are so bad one pileup left cars sitting in the same spot for 70 years!Okay, so this isn’t your ordinary traffi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/This-Classic-Car-Pileup-Sat-In-A-Belgian-Forest-For-70-Years/

Mad Dash to the Hospital

[http://youtu.be/pi-y_uXZu1E] (YouTube link)Troy Dickerson had the presence of mind to attach a GoPro camera to his hat so he could record the birth of his baby when the time came. Then it happened. His wife Kristen said...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/Mad-Dash-to-the-Hospital/

These Photos Were Sold in the U.S. as Shooting Targets

Useful Photography, a magazine produced in Amsterdam, Holland, ran an article with photos of shooting targets sold in the United States in the past thirty years. The traditional bullseye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/These-Photos-Were-Sold-in-the-US-as-Shooting-Targets/




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