Archive for January 12th, 2015

This Canal System Runs Boats on Train Tracks

(Photo: Henryk Borawski)The 51-mile Elblag Canal stretches across 6 lakes from the Polish cities of Elblag to Ostróda. One 6-mile section includes an elevation difference of 326 feet, which is more than convention...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/This-Canal-System-Runs-Boats-on-Train-Tracks/

Seven Facts You May Not Know About The Big Lebowski

[http://youtu.be/Oe19d4QbzH0]YouTube LinkCineFix presents this video of facts about Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 cult film The Big Lebowski. It features a few amusing stories that are as much fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Seven-Facts-You-May-Not-Know-About-iThe-Big-Lebowskii/

Hippo Bread Rolls Basking in Soup

They're hungry, hungry, but they're also eating healthy. Sandra Denneler made these happy hippopotami with frozen dinner roll dough. After baking, she brushed them with butter and added black eyed peas f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Hippo-Bread-Rolls-Basking-in-Soup/

Hello My Battle Toady! - He's One High Kickin' Hero

Hello My Battle Toady! by Eman!He'd once gone by the name of Michigan J., when he was much smaller and inexplicably a frog, but now that he was a toad by the name of Zitsigan he was feeling much better. He didn't sing a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Hello-My-Battle-Toady-Hes-One-High-Kickin-Hero/

Why Tipping Should Be Banned

[http://youtu.be/q_vivC7c_1k] (YouTube link)There are very few subjects that will get people’s blood boiling on internet forums faster than tipping. The system is so weird that there are plenty of winners and loser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Why-Tipping-Should-Be-Banned/

How to Answer the Phone in Ten Different Languages

Cartoonist James Chapman (previously at Neatorama) presents a crash course in telephone etiquette across the globe with this comic “How to Answer the Phone in 10 Languages” for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/How-to-Answer-the-Phone-in-Ten-Different-Languages/

Police Puzzled by Fried Egg Left at Crime Scene

(Photo: Isles of Scilly Police)The Isles of Scilly are a British archipelago off the coast of Cornwall. Police there recently investigated the burglary of a soccer equipment storage shed at a school. There, they found a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Police-Puzzled-by-Fried-Egg-Left-at-Crime-Scene/

The Neon Boneyard

[https://vimeo.com/116178496] (YouTube link)We showed you Hong King’s Museum of Visual Culture’s exhibit of neon signs, but America has its own Neon Museum. It’s only fitting that the museum of this par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Neon-Boneyard/

Brand New Year

People who find themselves acting strangely in opposition to their own hopes for the new year will understand this comic by Grant Snider of Incidental Comics. It takes an awful lot of New Year's You to f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Brand-New-Year/

How to Fall in Love

Psychologist Arthur Aron set up an experiment in which two strangers, a man and a woman, met at the laboratory. They were instructed to discuss the answers to a set of 36 increasingly intimate questions, and then stare i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/How-to-Fall-in-Love/

Anime Recommendations and Open Thread

(Inside Ball t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)Last February, June, and August, I offered anime viewing recommendations, as well as invited readers to discuss anything they want about the wonderful world of anime. Let's d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Anime-Recommendations-and-Open-Thread-4/

T-shirt Migration

[http://youtu.be/DassdizThkk] (YouTube link)This nature film follows the epic journey of a flock of the species Teeshirticus domesticus as they make their annual migration back to their natural habitat to nest....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/T-shirt-Migration/

Your Enemy: Emotions

Are you a sports fan? Then you will experience the full range of human emotional experience. No good will come from it for, as Doghouse Diaries explains, "Being a sports fan is like living in a universe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Your-Enemy-Emotions/

20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2014

They've done it every year since 2010, and the 2014 edition is here! Artist Andrew Rae created this poster for SYZYGY illustrating twenty things that happened on the internet in 2014. How many can you recognize?20Things...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/20-Things-That-Happened-on-the-Internet-in-2014/

The Power Is Yours - Our Captain Has Left The Planet

The Power Is Yours by BambootaWe were foolish to think the Captain would stay with us forever, and for all the good he did on this planet he could never seem to get the balance right. He'd championed the use of good eco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Power-Is-Yours-Our-Captain-Has-Left-The-Planet/

NeatoShop Sale: 50% Off Novelty Items + 20% Off All T-Shirts

Say hello to 2015 and say hello to big savings over at the NeatoShop! Save up to 50% off novelty items (over 550+ SKUs!) and 20% off all T-shirts. Get free worldwide shipping (yes, that's right: worldwide) on ord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/NeatoShop-Sale-50-Off-Novelty-Items-20-Off-All-T-Shirts/

Souls of the Damned Found in McDonald's Ice Cream Sundae

Twitter user @bonerman_inc (I know, I know) ordered an ice cream sundae from a local McDonald's restaurant but got something extra: souls of the damned, right there in the strawberry rivulets (or demon core, your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Souls-of-the-Damned-Found-in-McDonalds-Ice-Cream-Sundae/

All Aboard the Beer Train!

All aboard the beer train! These beer delivery men have got work and play all figured out. Take a look at how they combine both by sliding down a hilly street on a sled made out of beer crates: [http://youtu.be/eGC8FuHM...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/All-Aboard-the-Beer-Train/

Downtown Deer

It would be easy to assume that these surreal captures are Photoshopped, yet they actually represent an unusual aspect of life in Japan, specifically in the city of Nara and on Miyajima Island. In these regions, wild dee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Downtown-Deer/

Check Out This Old Fashioned Horse Drawn Snow Plow

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-3pWJ0s4s](Video Link)A wooden sledge with a 90º angle at the front neatly parts light snow and clears a path for non-legged transport. Here's a similar device, though not an antiq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Check-Out-This-Old-Fashioned-Horse-Drawn-Snow-Plow/

Whodunit: A Winter's Tale

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Whodunit-A-Winters-Tale/

Amazing Photo: Snow Tracks

Twisted Sifter's recent photo of the day is actually from January 24 of 2014, taken after an avalanche in Glacier National Park in British Columbia, Canada. The Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks Facebook p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Amazing-Photo-Snow-Tracks/

Skull Bottle Lamp

Crystal Head Vodka sells its liquors in glass bottles shaped like skulls. This is the same type of bottle featured in the highest traffic post ever published at Neatorama.Etsy seller Heirloom Claremont sells love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Skull-Bottle-Lamp/

The Knights Templar

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.Start with nine very determined knights and a couple of sacred oaths. Add a jealous and vindictive k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Knights-Templar/

Grilling on Top of a Moving Submarine

Redditor shanbuscus offers this photo of his dad on top of HMAS Onslow, a diesel submarine operated by Australia's navy from 1968 to 1999. It's now on display and open to visitors at the Austral...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Grilling-on-Top-of-a-Moving-Submarine/

Wizard Of Oz The Short Version - Talk About A Grim Fairy Tale!

Wizard Of Oz- The Short Version by Mike JacobsenThere's an alternate version of Baum's beloved book locked away in some private collection somewhere that's much shorter than the original, one that tells a much darker ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Wizard-Of-Oz-The-Short-Version-Talk-About-A-Grim-Fairy-Tale/

Misconceptions About Driving

[http://youtu.be/TpgumObCkc0] (YouTube link)I’ve always thought that changing oil every 3,000 miles was just propaganda from oil companies, but I’d be a little nervous about going 7 to 10 thousand miles betwe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Misconceptions-About-Driving/

Ten Nonfiction Books that will Spark Conversation in 2015

Today via social media, not only is it possible for an individual to make waves in the public image of a small business or large corporation, but an average person can — with one bad decision or incidence of l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/Ten-Nonfiction-Books-that-will-Spark-Conversation-in-2015/

The Forbidden Places & Subterranean Secrets of 10 Big Cities

You can explore a city all day and night, but if you don’t go underground, there’s still more than meets the eye. Every large city has underground infrastructure, for transportation, communication, utilities,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Forbidden-Places-Subterranean-Secrets-of-10-Big-Cities/

News Stories Summarized with LEGO Minifigs

On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania grand jury indicted a jail guard with forcing prisoners to play patty-cake and hug each other. Here's the gist of that story summarized by The Short News, a site that pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/New-Stories-Summarized-with-LEGO-Minifigs/






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