Archive for July 29th, 2014

5-year-old Sadie Learns the Awful Truth

[http://youtu.be/84DLT4yRcy4] (YouTube link)Sadie just learned that her little brother will eventually grow up, and won’t always be the baby he is now. That’s an overwhelming concept for her, and she’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/5-year-old-Sadie-Learns-the-Awful-Truth/

The Decline and Fall

Chris Hallbeck of Maximumble has a point. But I think we've reached serious danger only when you decide to stay on your couch and watch a different movie instead. Or if you're hungry, but decide to stay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/The-Decline-and-Fall/

Forgotten Children's TV Shows That Will Give You Nightmares

Children’s television shows used to walk a fine line between enchantingly adorable and unnervingly creepy.There have been so many kids shows that have come and gone over the years that it’s hard to keep track...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Forgotten-Childrens-TV-Shows-That-Will-Give-You-Nightmares/

Woman Didn't Want to Take Maternity Photos, So Her Husband Did It for Her

Maternity photo shoots are a thing now. The results are often funny or sweet photos of expectant mothers showing off their baby bumps. But the pregnant wife of redditor DruishPrincess69 (Funny--he doesn't look Druish) di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Woman-Didnt-Want-to-Take-Maternity-Photos-So-Her-Husband-Did-It-for-Her/

Tina Fey Blooper Reel From The Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets are the funniest puppets in the land, and when they make a comedic puppet movie where they star alongside comedians famous for their fabulous sense of humor you know some funny business is bound to go down on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Tina-Fey-Blooper-Reel-From-The-Muppets-Most-Wanted/

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

  Image: ImgurPeople who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to capturing good photos. They also know that doing so is harder th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/33-Pictures-Taken-at-Just-the-Right-Moment/

These Guys Are Really Bad At Being Batman

Con cosplayers usually try their best to make their costumes at least presentable, if not amazingly detailed and mind-blowingly realistic, but some cosplayers walk a much more crooked road with their costumes:These cospl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/These-Guys-Are-Really-Bad-At-Being-Batman/

President Lyndon B. Johnson Talks "Bungholes" With His Tailor

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR_myjOr0OU]YouTube LinkThe unpredictable, boorish personality of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been featured previously on Neatorama in a gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/President-Lyndon-B-Johnson-Talks-Bungholes-With-His-Tailor/

Cross Stitch Doctor Who 12-Sided Die

Each of the twelve enumerated incarnations of the Doctor appear on Robin's 5-inch tall dodecahedron which is charmingly cross stitched in vibrant colors. She writes that the numbers on opposing sides add...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Cross-Stitch-Doctor-Who-12-Sided-Die/

Ten Things You Might Be Doing Wrong Every Day

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1rD2AhmkY]YouTube LinkPreviously at Neatorama, there has been talk (and even song) about how to load a dishwasher. The people at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Ten-Things-You-Might-Be-Doing-Wrong-Every-Day/

Giant Spirograph

Redditor HaHaBird built an 8-foot wide spirograph. It’s big enough to take out into the streets and make chalk drawings on pavement. He says,I built this giant version of the classic Spirograph drawing toy in my sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Giant-Spirograph/

Mosques of Iran

 At age 23, after only five years of practicing photography, physics student Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an amazing mastery of the subject. He is particularly interested in architectura...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Mosques-of-Iran/

Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate

[http://youtu.be/zEN4hcZutO0] (YouTube link)Small farmers in Ivory Coast find out what their cocoa beans are used for when they taste a chocolate bar for the first time. Chocolate is out of their reach economically, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Cocoa-Farmers-Taste-Chocolate/

The Ten Commandments Rewitten by BuzzFeed

(Image: Paramount Pictures)David Tate of McSweeney's rewrote the Ten Commandments to make them more clickable. Here are the first five new BuzzFeed headlines:YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAID TO...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/The-Ten-Commandments-Rewritten-by-BuzzFeed/

Big Hair Pageant

Poor Steve, he put so much effort in his coiffure. But when you’re born with one big hair, there’s no competition. I can’t put my finger on why, but as I scanned through the internet’s we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Big-Hair-Pageant/

Beauty as Duty

In England during World War II, clothing and fabric was rationed, woman had to register for wartime jobs, and money was scarce. Everyone was expected to do their part. But Winston Churchill was concerned with what such p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Beauty-as-Duty/

Adam Savage's 'Alien' Spacesuit Lets Him Go Incognito At Comic-Con

Cosplayers put a lot of time, energy and skilled effort into constructing their costumes, often spending weeks if not months putting their outfit together, building accessories and getting the overall look just right bef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Adam-Savages-Alien-Spacesuit-Lets-Him-Go-Incognito-At-Comic-Con/

50 Words That Sound Rude But Actually Aren't

Once while giving a driving lesson, I told my daughter to quit pussyfooting around. She became highly offended that I would use such language, and didn’t learn a thing that day besides that her mother has a vulgar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/50-Words-That-Sound-Rude-But-Actually-Arent/

Ninja Warrior Phenom Tackles Assassin's Creed Experience At SDCC

People were lining up under the hot California sun all weekend long just to take a crack at Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Experience obstacle course, but something tells me nobody tackled the course quite like K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Ninja-Warrior-Phenom-Tackles-Assassins-Creed-Experience-At-SDCC/

Reverse Dog Shaming

(Image: redditor: drain65)We've seen dog shaming--where humans place signs in front of their dogs, calling out their disgraceful behavior in the first person. Now man's best friend is turning the tables on us, forcing us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Reverse-Dog-Shaming/

Wholock: The Musical

[http://youtu.be/JoSDbku7Cio] (YouTube link)If you were going to mashup Doctor Who and Sherlock, you may as well make it a musical. It would have to start with a little number about one-upmanship before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Wholock-The-Musical/

Hide Your Conditioner Like A Pro -Literally

Central air conditioning is pretty much amazing -but the compressor units are one of the biggest eyesores on the backside of your house. That's why, over at Homes and Hues, we compiled two new solutions to hide those ugl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Hide-Your-Conditioner-Like-A-Pro-Literally/

The Holy Grail Redux

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Steve Nadis Cambridge, MassachusettsIn an earlier paper ("In Search of the Holy Grail," AIR 2:2), I presented the first rigorous analysis of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/The-Holy-Grail-Redux/

Walmart: Home of Faux Ice Cream

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SozZHZAWS64] YouTube LinkDan Collins, a disc jockey at KIKN Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, got a tip that Walmart Great Value Ice Cream Sandwiches don't melt. Sitt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Walmart-Home-of-Faux-Ice-Cream/

The Garbage Dress

Robin Barcus Slonina is an artist who creates novel items of clothing from unusual materials, such as a bikini made out of poker chips and a dress made of wiffle balls. For a while, she was composing "a site-specific, in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/The-Garbage-Dress/

Dog Plays Waltz on Piano

[http://youtu.be/NS0SYGbvrFE] (YouTube link)Bella the German Shepherd plays piano, with the help of Dani Rosenoer. The ridiculousness of the piano playing dog is enough to make me laugh, but wait until Bella has a treat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Dog-Plays-Waltz-on-Piano/

Creative Writing Prompt: "Oh God Where Is My Gun!"

That's the title of this compelling painting by Vitaly S. Alexius. There's more context available. But I'd like to leave it at just the title.In the comments, write a bit of flash fiction.*/stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Creative-Writing-Prompt-Oh-God-Where-Is-My-Gun/

Magic Numbers

[http://youtu.be/YDAGs6fEc-A] (YouTube link)Check out this amazing method for learning how to multiply! Well, it’s an amazing story for learning, specifically, what 4 x 9 is. Or maybe it’s not so much amazing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Magic-Numbers/






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