Archive for November 6th, 2014

Why Are So Few People Left-Handed? A Biologist Explains

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA] (Video Link)Joe Hanson is a biologist and the host of the PBS online series It’s Okay to Be Smart. In this video, he explains why it’s odd that there so f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Why-Are-So-Few-People-Left-Handed-A-Biologist-Explains/

The True Story of The Elephant Man

In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick was exhibited in a freak show. In 1979, his story became a Broadway play, and then a movie in 1980. Now it’s going back to Broadway, with Bradley Cooper in the title role. Merric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/The-True-Story-of-The-Elephant-Man/

Physicists Determine That Being Rescued by The Flash Is Worse Than Being Hit by a Car

(Image: The CW)In an early scene from the TV show The Flash, Barry Allen rescues a bicyclist from being hit by a taxi. That was really helpful of him, right? Well, no. According to an article published in *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Physicists-Determine-That-Being-Rescued-by-The-Flash-Is-Worse-Than-Being-Hit-by-a-Car/

Mobius Comic Strip - Doggy Deja Vu

Mobius Comic Strip by Mark HeathIt was the strip that never ends, yes it went on and on my friend, somebody started drawing it forgotting where they were, so they just kept on drawing it to make the strip more circular....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Mobius-Comic-Strip-Doggy-Deja-Vu/

Bad News for Cookie Monster

[http://youtu.be/whLHguPnK0E] (YouTube link) The Furchester Hotel is a Sesame Street production for preschoolers in the United Kingdom. To promote the show, Cookie Monster is traveling to the U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Bad-News-for-Cookie-Monster/

151 Years after His Death, An American Soldier Is Awarded the Medal of Honor

On July 3, 1863--the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg-- a Confederate infantry assault that came to be known as Pickett’s Charge almost broke the Army of Potomac in two.First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/151-Years-after-His-Death-An-American-Soldier-Is-Awarded-the-Medal-of-Honor/

Monty the Penguin

[http://youtu.be/iccscUFY860] (YouTube link)The annual heartwarming Christmas ad from John Lewis, a British department store, is here. This one features a little boy and his best friend, a penguin named Monty. The upside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Monty-the-Penguin/

University Offers Course on Doctor Who

(Image: Anthony Rotolo)For the spring semester of 2015, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York offers a course on Doctor Who. Anthony Rotolo, a futurist and public speaker, will teach it. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/University-Offers-Course-on-Doctor-Who/

No More Free Time

I checked all day yesterday for a new comic from Doghouse Diaries, but it never came. This morning, we have an explanation. One of them has become a father for the first time, ten days before the due date! I believe it&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/No-More-Free-Time/

Baby Iron Man Costume

(Photo: Eric Hart)Eric Hart is a professional prop maker in Burlington, North Carolina. His infant son is hospitalized. Hart wanted his boy to experience Halloween and to have “a costume that would help him feel br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Baby-Iron-Man-Costume/

Documentary: I Don't Know Jack

[http://youtu.be/-cSZvOyZNtU]YouTube LinkIf you're a fan of film director David Lynch and his body of work, chances are you've probably seen his 1977 film Eraserhead. Whether people like or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Documentary-iI-Dont-Know-Jacki/

More of Ella and Pitr's Amazing Optical Illusions

Ella and Pitr are street artists in France. They're noted for creating 3d presentations that leap off the walls when viewed from just the right angle. We've previously posted some of the mind-bending work they've done by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/More-of-Ella-and-Pitrs-Amazing-Optical-Illusions/

Underwater Photography in Space

[http://youtu.be/9ZEdApyi9Vw] (YouTube link)NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst play with water on the International Space Station. They even slip a GoPro ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Underwater-Photography-in-Space/

13 Bizarre Licensed Products Based On Horror Franchises

Horror movies aren't normally thought of as hot licenses for merchandising, but manufacturers keep making strange products based on scary movies anyway.Here's an unlucky 13 different licensed, and totally bizarre, produc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/13-Bizarre-Licensed-Products-Based-On-Horror-Franchises/

SEWER PIPE TEENS: MORBID-LEO-BESE - Couchabunga!

SEWER PIPE TEENS: MORBID-LEO-BESE by BeastPopIt has been over twenty five years since Leonardo and his teenage mutant bros crawled out of the sewer and hit the streets, and Leo ain't lookin' too good these days! He has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/SEWER-PIPE-TEENS-MORBID-LEO-BESE-Couchabunga/

Star Wars VII Has a Title

We already knew that the principle photography for the seventh Star Wars film had wrapped, but when Disney announced that fact, they also unveiled the name of the movie. Star Wars: The Force...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Star-Wars-VII-Has-a-Title/

How to Make Sparkling Wine with a Soda Stream

[http://youtu.be/bITUjh6pWkc] (YouTube link)To be honest, this is an demonstration of how NOT to make sparkling wine with a Soda Stream carbonation machine. You aren’t supposed to do it. But Larry G and his son Noa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/How-to-Make-Sparkling-Wine-with-a-Soda-Stream/

Real World Implications of Bad Movie Science

College Humor presents a few panels in their comic series lampooning that popular target, Hollywood science. Movie science is science in the most flexible sense of the word; it's generally based more on plot and characte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Real-World-Implications-of-Bad-Movie-Science/

Animals Wearing Party Hats Having a Party

Redditor Rcrowley32 said, “My daughter had a very specific birthday cake request 'animals wearing birthday hats, having a party'. I think I managed to pull it off.” The birthday girl also ask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Animals-Wearing-Party-Hats-Having-a-Party/

Car Trouble - Twaggies Episode No. 7

[http://dai.ly/x29e8ei/172499] We've teamed up with Dailymotion and will be bringing you a new, animated Twaggies short cartoon each month. Today's episode features the hilarity of @lunchyprices.And check...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Car-Trouble-Twaggies-Episode-No-7/

Acme Foundry Wants to Thank Street Artist

The Acme Foundry Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been in business over 100 years, but it was only this week that a graffiti artist gave them the appropriate art for their entry. On Monday morning, employees arrive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Acme-Foundry-Wants-to-Thank-Street-Artist/

This Apartment Is As Big As A Bedroom -But It Looks Surprisingly Comfy

This apartment in Paris is probably smaller than your bedroom, but given how little space it offers, it provides the resident with a surprsingly large number of amenities. With only 86 square feet, the residence includes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/This-Apartment-Is-As-Big-As-A-Bedroom-But-It-Looks-Surprisingly-Comfy/

Ask A Forensic Artist

Lisa Bailey is a forensic artist (“the absolute coolest job in the world”) who wrote a book called Ask a Forensic Artist: The Art and Science of Law Enforcement's Most Unique Profession to show what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Ask-A-Forensic-Artist/

Symphony Orchestra Will Put on a Pokémon-Themed Performance

(Image: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)On January 17, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will hold a night of Pokémon-themed musical performances. The orchestra's press release calls it Pok&eacu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Symphony-Orchestra-Will-Put-on-a-Pokemon-Themed-Performance/

Buster the Raccoon Has a Bed and Blankies, and He's Not Leaving Them

[http://youtu.be/xRKNp2cy38w]YouTube LinkBuster the raccoon is a tad pampered. He lays in bed under comfy, warm covers on a cold morning, his humans already up and about. They attempt to coax Buster out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Buster-the-Raccoon-Has-a-Bed-and-Blankies-and-Hes-Not-Leaving-Them/

Pikzilla! - He Used To Fit In My Pocket...

PikZilla! by Thomashy2000Pika had grown tired of being cooped up in that poke ball, and he was tired of fighting for his owner's glory, so he decided to fight back against the humans. He assumed his ultimate form during...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Pikzilla-He-Used-To-Fit-In-My-Pocket/

The Great Sausage Duel of 1865

Professor Virchow (left) and Otto von Bismarck. In 1860s Prussia, Minister President Otto von Bismarck and Progressive Party leader Rudolf Virchow (who was also a scientist) were political rivals in the Prussian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/The-Great-Sausage-Duel-of-1865/

Hairdresser Cuts Hair with a Samurai Sword

(Photo: Ngoisao)Nguyen Hoang Hung is a hairstylist in Vietnam. Once, on a game show, he had to cut hair without scissors. He used a handsaw. That experience convinced him to see what other unconventional cutting implemen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Hairdresser-Cuts-Hair-with-a-Samurai-Sword/

Jumping Beans Cause Bomb Scare

A postal worker in Carlsbad, California, detected a package that was “ticking.” He alerted authorities, and police cordoned off the entire block and evacuated several houses while the package was investigated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/06/Jumping-Beans-Cause-Bomb-Scare/
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