Archive for November 18th, 2014

Gondar: The Camelot of Africa

The city of Gondar was founded in the early 17th century by Emperor Fasilides in Ethiopia. The royal family were previously nomadic. For 400 years, the stone palace and walled enclosure have stood as the city grew around...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Gondar-The-Camelot-of-Africa/

Masked - Two Men With Very Different Views On Justice

Masked by DooomcatJust because they both wear masks doesn't mean the guy with the green hood and that hockey mask wearing psycho have anything in common. One is a hero hell bent on bringing justice to the streets of Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Masked-Two-Men-With-Very-Different-Views-On-Justice/

Funny Ad: Jingle Bellies

Am I getting fat? No! I'm just developing my musical talents.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgbbA70NVY](Video Link)This ad for Kmart and Joe Boxer, a brand of underwear and sleepwear, shows drummers im...

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How The Man Behind Motown’s Sound Conspired To Kill His Family For Money

Lawrence Horn was the chief engineer behind “the Motown sound.” He built, used, and guarded the sound mixing equipment used for hits by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, and The Four Tops, among others, in the 196...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/How-The-Man-Behind-Motowns-Sound-Conspired-To-Kill-His-Family-For-Money/

Car Mechanic Leaves Note for Whovian Car Owner

What makes your car run? Well, it's hard to explain. Your car engine is a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. If it breaks, take the car to your neighborhood auto mechanic and TARDIS technician. Tumblr blogger T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Car-Mechanic-Leaves-Note-Whovian-Car-Owner/

An Honest Trailer for The Little Mermaid

[http://youtu.be/CA-eyG7lUv8] (YouTube link)Screen Junkies go ahead and say the things everyone thought about The Little Mermaid when we first saw it a quarter-century ago. Yes, it’s an Honest Trailer. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Little-Mermaid/

IKEA Man as Popular Cartoon Characters

Sedki Alimam, a graphic designer in Uppsala, Sweden, recently purchased furniture at an IKEA store. He was impressed with the iconic design of the IKEA Man—the stylized man who helps people complete IKEA product as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/IKEA-Man-as-Popular-Cartoon-Characters/

Classic ABC Afterschool Special Warns Parents About Kids Who Go Punk

Parents are always trying to keep their children from becoming like some group society has deemed undesirable, like the Hare Krishnas in the 70s or the Juggalos today, but for my money there has never been a group more r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Classic-ABC-Afterschool-Special-Warns-Parents-About-Kids-Who-Go-Punk/

Dog Joins Swedish Adventure Racing Team

The Peak Performance adventure racing team from Sweden competed in an adventure race in Ecuador. The team of Staffan, Mikael, Karen, and Simon finished the race in 12th place -pretty good, considering they weren’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Dog-Joins-Swedish-Adventure-Racing-Team/

All About That Baste

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWe4GpTaO8I](Video Link)The Holderness Family makes funny songs about the stereotypical American surburban home life. In the past, we've seen them make a back-to-school parody of Sir Mix-a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/All-about-That-Baste/

A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving

[http://youtu.be/iieQDN7l_Yw] (YouTube link)The latest episode in the tiny hamster series from HelloDenizen sees our little friends eating their Thanksgiving dinner. They get mini-tart-sized pies, cranberry sauce from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/A-Tiny-Hamster-Thanksgiving/

A Russian Miner Takes These Amazing Fox Photos on his Breaks from Work

Ivan Kislov works as a mining engineer in Russia's Chukotka region, the environment of which is arctic tundra. To relax in his spare time during long shifts at work, Kislov says he likes to observe the wildlife, often ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/A-Russian-Miner-Takes-These-Amazing-Fox-Photos-on-his-Breaks-from-Work/

SNL Shows Why You Shouldn't Let The Internet Help You Write A TV Show

When people reach out to the internet community for help on a project it rarely ends well, and as more and more people offer up suggestions the entire online community created project slowly turns into total rubbish....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/SNL-Shows-Why-You-Shouldnt-Let-The-Internet-Help-You-Write-A-TV-Show/

The Whiskey Wars That Left Brooklyn in Ruins

In 1862 the new Bureau of Internal Revenue began taxing whiskey as a means of funding the Civil War. The tax rose for years until the government’s take was more than the the value of the liquor, and distilleries we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/The-Whiskey-Wars-That-Left-Brooklyn-in-Ruins/

Life as Viewed From a Thermal Camera

[http://youtu.be/48bwQVa0AQc]YouTube LinkThis video shows what a number of typical human activities — including a couple making out — looks like as viewed by a thermal camera. While...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Life-as-Viewed-From-a-Thermal-Camera/

Seegson Synthetics - Chestbursters Need Not Apply

Seegson Synthetics by OlipopThe future is now, and at Seegson Synthetics we believe the best way to shape the future to our liking is to create the future with our hands- and our imaginations. We create synthetic lifefo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Seegson-Synthetics-Chestbursters-Need-Not-Apply/

Pixactly: a Pixel Quiz

Pixactly is both a game and a quiz that tests your knowledge of graphic space in pixels. You are challenged to draw a box of specified pixel size, both horizontally and vertically. The game keeps track o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Pixactly-a-Pixel-Quiz/

Great Dane Isn't Happy About Owner's Ghostbusters Costume

[http://youtu.be/drAkuCkXBUo]YouTube Link Poor Luke Skywalker the Great Dane. He's scared to death of his human's Halloween costume. He's not letting that Stay Puft thing near him, running up and do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Great-Dane-Isnt-Happy-About-Owners-iGhostbustersI-Costume/

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2014

In 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary crowned “selfie” as the Word of the Year. The year before, it was “gif.” Now the folks behind the dictionary have announced the 2014 Word of the Year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Oxford-Dictionaries-Word-of-the-Year-2014/

Text Me Merry Christmas

[http://youtu.be/DpxYDEVIe7E] (YouTube link)The a cappella group Straight No Chaser teamed up with actress Kristen Bell to bring us a Christmas song for the interconnected wireless gadget generation. "Text Me Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Text-Me-Merry-Christmas/

The Napkin Sop Factor in Fast Food Restaurants

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Laura E. Campbell, Shields Library, University of Califonia, Davis, Califonia, andMorgan T. Lockwood, Davis, CalifoniaThe napkins pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/The-Napkin-Sop-Factor-in-Fast-Food-Restaurants/

Watch Two Women Perform An Amazingly Fast Wushu Combat Routine

If you’re one of those people who feel that women can’t fight as well as men then this video will surely rock your worldview.This amazing footage was shot at the World Wushu Championships back in 2009, and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/Watch-Two-Women-Perform-An-Amazingly-Fast-Wushu-Combat-Routine/

A Mummy Hoax Might Be Wrapped up in a Modern Murder

There are many ways to hide the body, but passing a murder victim off as 2,600-year-old royalty is one few would have thought of. In 2000, a dealer was trying to sell a mummy for $11 million. It had a sarcophagus and eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/A-Mummy-Hoax-Might-Be-Wrapped-up-in-a-Modern-Murder/

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Hunger Games

[http://youtu.be/51R1LBghOgI] (YouTube link)As fans look forward to Mockingjay Part One, Cinefix gives us some trivia about The Hunger Games franchise. We’ll learn about the special effects, the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/18/7-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-The-Hunger-Games/






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