Archive for December 28th, 2014

An Astronaut's Guide to Optimism

[http://youtu.be/HPa4tzI4dYU] (YouTube link)The end-of-the-year wrapups may have you a little down, as there were some horrible things happen in the word in 2014. However, good news doesn’t make great headlines, es...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/An-Astronauts-Guide-to-Optimism/

Men Who Dropped as Their Wives Shopped

Instagram account miserable_men (previously at Neatorama) features pictures of men hopelessly trapped in retail settings as their female companions celebrate consumerism. What time of year could be better for such photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Men-Who-Dropped-as-Their-Wives-Shopped/

2014 Word of the Year: "Adulting"

(A Zillion Dollar Comics/Carolyn Hiler)How good are you at adulting? Do you engage in boring, responsible tasks in a timely manner? Or do you watch one more episode of My Little Pony instead of washing the dishe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/2014-Word-of-the-Year-Adulting/

The 8 Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes

Every once in a while, someone really gets away with murder, although we can hope that they were at least eventually arrested for another crime. The remaining mysteries bother us for as long as we remember, and the peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/The-8-Most-Intriguing-Unsolved-Crimes/

Hamm For The Holidays - One Tasty Hunk

Hamm For The Holidays by Hillary WhiteThey say there's no place like home for the holidays, and celebrating the new year with friends and family is totally the way to go, but how ya gonna feed all those hungry folk? Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Hamm-For-The-Holidays-One-Tasty-Hunk/

Hobbit Sword Glows in the Presence of Unsecured WiFi

(Image: Spark IO)In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins owns a sword named Sting. This magic sword glows in the presence of Orcs or goblins. Pictured above is a modern version: the WarSting. It glows when it detects unsec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Hobbit-Sword-Glows-in-the-Presence-of-Unsecured-WiFi/

Mom Censoring Things

Mothers can’t help but be protective of their children. Redditor DantesInfernape was watching something with his mother when a woman’s bare breasts appeared on screen. Despite the fact that he’s 22 year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Mom-Censoring-Things/

Amiable Animals

Bam Bam the grizzly and Vali the chimpanzee at their home at Myrtle Beach Safari Park in South CarolinaMany negative news stories that we see in the media today have to do with people whose regions, religions, r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Amiable-Animals/

The Rise and Fall of the American Kiddie Ride

We used to jokingly call them “quarter horses,” but the one at my local grocery store still only takes pennies. My kids rode it often, but only if they behaved themselves while we shopped. Kiddies rides, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-the-American-Kiddie-Ride/

Graham Cracker Millennium Falcon

She doesn't look like much but she's got it where it counts- my gingerbread Millennium Falcon: #starwars pic.twitter.com/SoJ1Qr7ma0— Tony B Kim (@Crazy4ComicCon) December 22, 2014 She'll make 0.5 beyond the speed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Graham-Cracker-Millennium-Falcon/

Remember Colored Toilet Paper?

When I saw this picture at Weird Vintage it occurred to me that my children have never seen colored toilet paper. When I was a kid, I noticed the different pastel colors in my friend’s homes that matched the differ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Remember-Colored-Toilet-Paper/

Heavy Metal Cutting Board

A finely crafted wooden cutting board gives any home a traditionally elegant look. Instructables member redbadger123 made this one with a router, a jigsaw, and a planer. He made the logo of the thrash me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Heavy-Metal-Cutting-Board/

Spaghetti Toes

Children learn to speak in full sentences a long time before they have the vocabulary, logic, and real world experience we adults have, so what they say can be odd and charming, yet fully communicative. At the same time,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/Spaghetti-Toes/

Lord of the Rings Characters, Jackson vs. Tolkien: A Personality Analysis

IBM's artificially intelligent Watson computer has been used to do everything from playing Jeopardy to studying brain cancer. The computer's latest pop cultural study was initiated by IBM research staff member Vinish Mis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/28/iLord-of-the-RingsiCharacters-Jackson-vs-Tolkien-A-Personality-Analysis/




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