Archive for November 1st, 2014

A Guide to the Races and Characters of Star Wars

Neil Cicierega grew up with Star Wars and Star Trek. He previously introduced us to the common non-human species on Star Trek. Now he's giving us a tour of the peoples of the Star Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/A-Guide-to-the-Races-of-Star-Wars/

The Oxford Comma and Other Punctuation Marks

It seems like you're never going to get people to agree on the value of the Oxford comma, but then again, it's not the most important argument in punctuation use. Jorge Cham at PhD Comics explains punctu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/The-Oxford-Comma-and-Other-Punctuation-Marks/

Misconceptions from the Movies

[http://youtu.be/u8BXj5doNgw]YouTube LinkMental Floss produced this video highlighting misconceptions in movies. What plot devices and actions commonly seen in movies are unrealistic? Megashocker: quite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Misconceptions-from-the-Movies/

How Your Cats View You

There's a monster in Catropolis. That monster is Yasmine, the artist behind Cat Versus Human.She is a menace to all feline life in Catropolis. They've tried to hide from her and wait for her rampages to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/How-Your-Cats-View-You/

Elaborate Ewok Diorama

November first is Ewok Appreciation Day, a holiday that started only last year, as far as I can tell. We were introduced to the Ewoks in 1983 in the movie Return of the Jedi. To many fans, it was obvious that th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Elaborate-Ewok-Diorama/

Hilarious Reviews for the Sexy PhD Costume

Once a year, at graduation exercises, I slip on my sultry academic regalia and sashay out with the other faculty. But I don't look quite like this.That's because I never got a doctorate. If I did, you might get to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Hilarious-Reviews-for-the-Sexy-PhD-Costume/

Elephant Herd Loves their Mud Baths

[http://youtu.be/wHrvEG5_Dyw]YouTube LinkThese elephants at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand are enjoying a mud bath created by the park staff. According to the staff, mud bathing i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Elephant-Herd-Loves-their-Mud-Baths/

Brilliant Idea for a Car Wash: A Foam Blasting Gun

Courtesy of redditor hadukem comes this photo of a fascinating gadget for an automatic car wash. The Suds Blaster turns an automatic car wash into a video game! Stick in your quarters and start spraying down targets.I ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Brilliant-Idea-for-a-Car-Wash-A-Foam-Blasting-Gun/

Classical Music is Super Hot

[http://youtu.be/MuvUaFp_qMQ] (YouTube link)It’s true that beautiful music can sometimes bring tears to your eyes. In this video, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra plays Tango Jalousie, which is nice. But then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Classical-Music-is-Super-Hot/

DINE-O-SAUR - The Cafeteria Carnivore

DINE-O-SAUR by CrewsCreativeHe's a beast with an appetite as big as the great outdoors, but his little tiny arms make it impossible to get his food back to his table! They call him a savage, a mongrel, and look upon his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/DINE-O-SAUR-The-Cafeteria-Carnivore/

Indepth Interview with Stephen King

Fans of Stephen King will like this Rolling Stone interview with him from his office just outside Bangor, Maine, which "sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road... just down the street from a gun-and-ammo store, a sno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Indepth-Interview-with-Stephen-King/

Dia de los Muertos

[http://youtu.be/-v4-1wFEzM0] (YouTube link)A little girl visits the land of the dead and finds that Dia de los Muertos is a fun festival to celebrate the dead, which makes her feel a little closer to her departed mother...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Dia-de-los-Muertos-2/

The Hall of Justice from Super Friends Looks Just Like a Train Station in Ohio

In the 70s cartoon Super Friends, the Justice League is based in a building called the Hall of Justice. Rain Noe of Core77 notes that the building looks a lot like Cincinnati Union Terminal, a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/The-Hall-of-Justice-from-Super-Friends-Looks-Just-Like-a-Train-Station-in-Ohio/

Weatherman Has Fun with Halloween Forecast

Jude Redfield is a meteorologist at WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky. His forecast this morning was a bit spooky because he just wasn’t all there! For Halloween, he went by the name “Bones” Redfield.(Facebo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/01/Weatherman-Has-Fun-with-Halloween-Forecast/
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