Archive for January 29th, 2015

13 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees

Mental Floss put together this interesting list of facts about life as an employee in the warehouses of Amazon. One aspect addressed is the metal detectors by which warehouse workers must be scanned prior to leaving the...

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When Ice Was Hot

Roy Blakey spent 15 years as a professional ice skater with various shows, including Holiday on Ice, during its heyday in the mid-20th century. Along the way, he began to collect souvenirs, and now is an avid collector o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/When-Ice-Was-Hot/

Workplace with a Transparent Floor: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Norwegian design firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter recently renovated and occupied a Nineteeth Century villa in Oslo as its new studio. Much of the second floor consists of large sheets of glass support...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Workplace-with-a-Transparent-Floor-What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong/

Incredible Breakdancing Routine Performed With Fireworks Strapped To Their Feet

Breakdancing is a pretty flashy form of dance in its own right, but what happens when you pump up the flash factor by adding some fireworks into the mix?You get one dangerous looking dance routine that lights up the nigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Incredible-Breakdancing-Routine-Performed-With-Fireworks-Strapped-To-Their-Feet/

A Map of Every Goat in the United States

Now you know. Consider yourself warned.According to a 2012 census by the US Department of Agriculture, there are 2,621,514 goats in the United States. Christopher Ingram of the Washington Post n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/A-Map-of-Every-Goat-in-the-United-States/

Top Ten Grammar Myths

Grammar Girl and Quick and Dirty Tips author Mignon Fogarty writes this list of top ten grammar myths, which has points that might fool even the most contentious of internet grammar hawks. But there's one t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Top-Ten-Grammar-Myths/

French Kissers - Forget Detroit, Paris Is The New Rock City

French Kissers by tomburnsFor centuries they'd yelled "Vive la France!" before heading into battle, but when they heard the sounds made by The Demon and those face painted fret freaks from a little band called Kiss they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/French-Kissers-Forget-Detroit-Paris-Is-The-New-Rock-City/

Genius Invents Peanut Butter and Jelly Oreos

Redditor dfreshv is brilliant! Take a peanut butter Oreo, a strawberry/raspberry Oreo, remove a cookie end from each, combine what's left, and you've got a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Make a bunch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Genius-Invents-Peanut-Butter-and-Jelly-Oreos/

Cold Glass Sculpture

[http://youtu.be/PeMGRMwarKI] (YouTube link)Jack Storms is a glass artist who doesn’t melt glass. Instead, he cuts and polishes and assembles solid glass into beautiful works of shininess. He says it can take 18 we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Cold-Glass-Sculpture/

Extreme Luxury Stadium Skybox Has a Built-in Sauna

(Photos: Core77)Saunas are a big deal in Finland. In fact, the word sauna is of Finnish origin. So for Finns, luxury accommodations must include a hot steambath. Skybox 408 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki offers guests...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Extreme-Luxury-Stadium-Skybox-Has-a-Built-in-Sauna/

Snickers Super Bowl Commercial Adds Buscemi, Trejo to the Brady Bunch

[http://youtu.be/rqbomTIWCZ8]YouTube LinkThis funny commercial for Snickers set to air during the Super Bowl adds Steve Buscemi and Danny Trejo to the classic Brady Bunch episode in which Marcia gets sma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Snickers-Super-Bowl-Commercial-Adds-Buscemi-Trejo-to-the-Brady-Bunch/

This Racy Domino's Pizza Ad Campaign Is Fifty Shades Of Wrong

Domino’s Pizza has always taken a rather lighthearted approach to advertising (remember the Noid?) but when it comes to creating national ad campaigns it can be really easy to take humor too far.Take this Sriracha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/The-Racy-Ad-Campaign-Dominos-Pizza-Doesnt-Want-You-To-See/

Rare Megamouth Shark Washes Ashore in the Philippines

According to the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, an exceedingly rare megamouth shark washed ashore in Marigondon, Pioduran, Albay yesterday morning. The specimen, which was no longer alive, was thought to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Rare-Megamouth-Shark-Washes-Ashore-in-the-Philippines/

Weatherman Smoothly Plays off Horrible Glitches in Temperature Map

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXuc7SAyk2s](Video Link)If you were in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, then you died. I hope it was quick and relatively painless. Temperatures spiked at selected areas around the city. Wher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Weatherman-Smoothly-Plays-off-Horrible-Glitches-in-Temperature-Map/

World Population Cartogram 2015

This cartogram plots the size of each nation as a factor of its population. It was created by redditor TeaDranks. Each tiny square represents half a million people. You can click the original at imgur to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/World-Population-Cartogram-2015/

Pit Bull - Dachshund Mix Is A Thing Of Bizarre Beauty

When a breed becomes the latest doggy hotness they star in more mutt combos, like the semi-recent wave of Chihuahua and Corgi combos making the dog world a shorter and stockier place.These mixes of popular breeds are sur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Pit-Bull-Dachshund-Mix-Is-A-Thing-Of-Bizarre-Beauty/

The "Piano of the Future" Looks Like It Comes with Warp Drive

Gergely Bogányi, a Hungarian pianist, spent 10 years developing what Kelcee Griffis of My Modern Met calls "the piano of the future." It's a beautiful form, but the Bogányi piano is more than just a th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/The-Piano-of-the-Future-Looks-Like-It-Comes-with-Warp-Drive/

Krustywise - His Act Will Knock You Dead!

Krustywise by BrinkerhoffKrusty lost his daytime television gig and was now looking for a new way to vent his clowny frustration and paint the town red, so he decided to change his act into one guaranteed to scare the k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Krustywise-His-Act-Will-Knock-You-Dead/

Where Are The Unicorns?

[http://youtu.be/1yD7NC2Urdw] (YouTube link)This ad for the French cable channel Canal+ from the ad agency BETC Paris gives a little twist to the old story of why there are no unicorns in existence today. Yeah, the setti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Where-Are-The-Unicorns/

Ten Lesser Known Tools Used By Ninjas

(Image Link)The ninja has become such an archetypal figure in the world of pop culture that ninjafans assume they know all there is to know about the shadowy assassins in black because they've seen all the movies and rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Ten-Lesser-Known-Tools-Used-By-Ninjas/

A Truly Humiliating Oscar Moment

Yesterday, we posted an Oscar story from Eddie Deezen titled The Cruelest Oscar Award Presentation of All-Time. While rounding up photos for the article, I came across another moment from that very same awards ceremony t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/The-Oscars-That-Moment-When-You-Realize-You-Lost/

Kansas Farmer Makes Art by Herding His Cattle

Derek Klingenberg is a farmer and YouTube celebrity in Kansas. When we last saw him, he was summoning his cattle by playing Lorde's "Royals" on a trombone. But Klingenberg is a Renaissance man--he's not limited to one fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Kansas-Farmer-Makes-Art-by-Herding-His-Cattle/

5 Criminals Who Were Hilariously Good at Escaping Jail

Harry Houdini was known as the world’s greatest escape artist. But he was never kept confined as a prisoner of the state, where the stakes are higher. Some folks developed a talent for escaping from real incarcerat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/5-Criminals-Who-Were-Hilariously-Good-at-Escaping-Jail/

The Traditional Carved Wood Guitars of Japan are Incredibly Beautiful

(Photo: Inami Wood Carving Collective)The Inami style of wood carving dates back to Eighteenth Century Japan. The master craftsmen there make the finest sculptures and other implements rendered in wood. In addition to mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/The-Traditional-Carved-Wood-Guitars-of-Japan-are-Incredibly-Beautiful/

5 Ways NOT To Handle A Nasty Facebook Breakup

[http://youtu.be/iROYzrm5SBM] (YouTube link)Some Facebook etiquette rules are presented here as a 194s-style educational film. The anachronistic idioms are hilarious! Facebook itself is described here as “the elect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/5-Ways-NOT-To-Handle-A-Nasty-Facebook-Breakup/

Watching TV, Then and Now

I grew up watching television—really more than I should have. Back then, to watch a new episode, you had to wait until it aired the next week. If you missed it because you had other plans . . . well, too bad. You m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/29/Watching-TV-Then-and-Now/
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