Archive for August 26th, 2014

An Honest Trailer for Ghostbusters

[http://youtu.be/SM-l_3RaYsk] (YouTube link)Screen Junkies gets around to giving us an honest trailer for Ghostbusters 30 years later. This episode is a bit of a departure for the series, as they can’t rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Ghostbusters/

Ex-Con Wanted by Police Caught after Posting Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Well, his heart was in the right place. Jesean Morris wanted to help ALS fund research to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. So he took the ice bucket challenge and posted the video on Facebook to spread awareness about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Ex-Con-Wanted-by-Police-Caught-after-Posting-Ice-Bucket-Challenge-Video/

Wedding Fails

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRJGux2i6zI#t=15]YouTube LinkThe glowing bride is befitted in a heavy gown and towering high heels. The groom is in a tux and never-before-worn dress shoes with slick sol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Wedding-Fails/

Arby’s $10 Meat Mountain

Do not. We repeat. Do not be intimidated by the meats. pic.twitter.com/FLbkvx4p0j— Arby's (@Arbys) August 26, 2014 Arby’s made a poster to show all the different kinds of meats they use on their various sand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Arbys-10-Meat-Mountain/

Why the Super-Rich Aren't Leaving Their Fortunes to Their Kids

(Photo: Aaron Friedman)Genius investor Warren Buffett (right) is worth $62.7 billion. But his children will see only a small fraction of it when he dies. He's leaving them some money, but only what he describes as "enoug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Why-the-Super-Rich-Arent-Leaving-Their-Fortunes-to-Their-Kids/

Time-Lapse Video of Panama Canal Traffic Is Simply Sublime

The Panama Canal opened for business 100 years ago this month. By 2005, 5% of the world's seagoing traffic crossed it, including 70% of the cargo heading in and out of the United States. It remains, even today, a technol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Time-Lapse-Video-of-Panama-Canal-Traffic-Is-Simply-Sublime/

Donald Glover Finally Gets To Play Spiderman (Sort Of)

Image ViaAny of you fans of the brilliant Donald Glover (of Community and Childish Gambino fame) out there know he has pleaded and tried on a few occasions to land the Spiderman part, but it never worked out for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Donald-Glover-Finally-Gets-To-Play-Spiderman-Sort-Of/

Creature From The Shallow Lagoon - Scaredy Creep

Creature From The Shallow Lagoon by Raz CityEver since that classic scary movie came out starring that one particular creature from the Black Lagoon their kind have been seen as horrible brutes, but really they're all b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Creature-From-The-Shallow-Lagoon-Scaredy-Creep/

Back to School: The 70s vs. Today

I loved back-to-school time when I was a kid. I got new penny loafers, a plaid skirt, and knee socks. We never started school before September. But I didn’t look forward to the beans and cornbread the cafeteria ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Back-to-School-The-70s-vs-Today/

In 1815, The US Tried to Build the Largest Warship in the World on Lake Ontario

USS New OrleansWe are now in the midst of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  I find this war fascinating and my interest has led me to write numerous posts on the subject for Neatorama. For example, las...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/In-1815-The-US-Tried-to-Build-the-Largest-Warship-in-the-World-on-Lake-Ontario/

Cookeville Police Department Website Is A Thing Of Beauty

image via The SentinelSometimes, the best thing about the interwebz is when you just kind of come across some website that just feels incredibly out-of-place to you. A website that seems to not really understand what it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Cookeville-Police-Department-Website-Is-A-Thing-Of-Beauty/

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

In the September issue of Smithsonian magazine, we see how archaeologists can explore underground without digging it up. Vince Gaffney heads a project that has given us a sort of three-dimensional map of what’s und...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/What-Lies-Beneath-Stonehenge/

Red Hot Nickel Plus Liquid Nitrogen Equals Chemical Fun

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foHbYWpZOA8]YouTube LinkIn a collaboration between YouTube channels NurdRage and Carsandwater, a red-hot ball of nickel is dropped into liquid nitrogen. NurdRage nar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Red-Hot-Nickel-Plus-Liquid-Nitrogen-Equals-Chemical-Fun/

Legroom Spat Leads to Plane Diversion

A fight over legroom territory led to a unscheduled landing for a United Airlines flight. The Knee Defender is a set of clamps you can take on an airplane to disable the reclining ability of the seat in front of you. Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Legroom-Spat-Leads-to-Plane-Diversion/

Batman Hits the Beach

(Photo: unknown)Batman is not a disguise that Bruce Wayne wears. Bruce Wayne is a disguise that Batman wears.He's never truly out of uniform. But when it's really hot, Batman's suit must be lighter and cooler than kevlar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Batman-Hits-the-Beach/

Ten Incredibly Dangerous Recalled Toys

The CSI Fingerprint Examination Kit instructed kids to dust for fingerprints. The kit included fingerprint dust, which the kids could spread all over household items and look for prints.  Sounds like a fun and educa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Ten-Incredibly-Dangerous-Recalled-Toys/

Moon Hill: The Mountain with a Hole in It

(Photo: Maria Ly)Guangxi Province, on China’s border with Vietnam, contains this natural wonder known as Moon Hill. The mountain is called that because the hole that goes straight through it is shaped like the moon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Moon-Hill-The-Mountain-with-a-Hole-in-It/

Cockatoo Does the Dogs a Favor

[http://youtu.be/TN9PfDuAfpw] (YouTube link)“Hey, boys! Wanna Milk-Bone? I gotcha Milk-Bones right here! Have one! Have another! Just remember what your old friend Spike did for you some day when I need a hand. Ya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Cockatoo-Does-the-Dogs-a-Favor/

Mutant Fiction - Personality Goes A Long Way

Mutant Fiction by karlangasIt's hard for a mutant to land a nine-to-five job in a world full of normal looking people, so they often turn to a life of crime to pay the bills. One particularly scummy pair of mutants real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Mutant-Fiction-Personality-Goes-A-Long-Way/

30 Fantastic Sci-Fi Themed T-Shirts For The Budding Time Traveler

Time travelers come in all shapes and sizes, and from many different walks of life.Sometimes they're doctors, or scientists, or intrepid adventurers, and sometimes they're just ordinary people brought along on a journey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/30-Fantastic-Sci-Fi-Themed-T-Shirts-For-Budding-Time-Travelers/

Seven Little Known Facts About Guardians of the Galaxy

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyZzvh1q-A4]YouTube LinkWhy was Star-Lord's ship in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie called the Milano? While it was an American cultural reference, it wasn't n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Seven-Little-Known-Facts-About-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/

The Penalty for Public Urination

No public urination! The rule is clear, but this addition to the standard sign in the Czech Republic spells out the consequences clearly. A fine can be paid and forgotten, but YouTube is forever. And thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/The-Penalty-for-Public-Urination/

Pitbull Takes Care of Baby Bunny

Pit bulls get a bad rep in our society. Because the wrong type of people tend to get their hands on them, people see them as weapons or as a threat. But as this video shows, a Pit bull will act how it has been raised. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Pitbull-Takes-Care-of-Baby-Bunny/

Warm Up With An In-Shower Dryer

During the summer it's not too terrible to step out of the shower dripping wet and grab a towel, but in the winter it can be a serious shock to the senses. The problem is even worse for those who are disabled and the eld...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Warm-Up-With-An-In-Shower-Dryer/

Exploding Toads: The Storied Remains

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Figure 1. The exploding toad news traveled worldwide. Here is a portion of a report on the Taipei Times web site. [Also note the explosive claim, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Exploding-Toads-The-Storied-Remains/

Retro Market Street at a Home for Alzheimer's Patients

Grove Care is a home for the elderly in Winterbourne, Bristol, UK. It includes a facility for people with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. This facility features Memory Lane, a strip of three shops deco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Retro-Market-Street-at-a-Home-for-Alzheimers-Patients/

Culver City Parking Sign

You’ve seen some confusing parking signs that pile regulation after regulation atop one another, but this one may have broken a record -although briefly. The signs in front of Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Culver-City-Parking-Sign/

Photographer Documents Underage Smoking In Indonesia

No matter where you stand on the issue of smoking everyone can agree that children shouldn’t smoke, and seeing a little kid puffing away on a cigarette just looks wrong.There are so many kids smoking cigarettes in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/Photographer-Documents-Underage-Smoking-In-Indonesia/

News Crew Gets Distracted by Incredible Hulk Statue in Man's Backyard

There was flooding in Chicago last week, shutting down roads and damaging homes. WGN-TV sent its helicopter to one of the flooded areas. The news crew back at the station watched the footage and commented on it.Yes, ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/News-Crew-Gets-Distracted-by-Incredible-Hulk-Statue-in-Mans-Backyard/

The Hungry Games - Post Apocalyptic Food Fight

The Hungry Games by Donovan SantiagoWhen that popular post apocalyptic book series came out the food products in the world instantly fell in love, after all the books had hunger in their very title. Even though there we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/26/The-Hungry-Games-Post-Apocalyptic-Food-Fight/










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