Archive for February 10th, 2015

Haunting Photos of a Deserted Shopping Mall Covered with Snow

Seph Lawless, a photographer, explores abandoned places in America. His new book, Black Friday, chronicles the death of the American shopping mall. For this project, Lawless explored the Rolling Acres Mall in Ak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Haunting-Photos-of-a-Deserted-Shopping-Mall-Covered-with-Snow/

The History of the Conversation Heart

The chalky little candy hearts that say something sweet like “kiss me” or incomprehensible like “me too” are ubiquitous this time of year. You’ve seen them all of your life, but did you ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/The-History-of-the-Conversation-Heart/

Watch This Master Dish Washer Clean 500 Plates a Minute

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqF9awoKAaQ](Video Link)There are no small jobs. There is no work that cannot be refined and perfected. And when it has been mastered, the master has earned our respect.Erin Mosbaugh of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Watch-This-Master-Dish-Washer-Clean-500-Plates-a-Minute/

Minion Who - Thirteen Tiny Doctors, One Banana

Minion Who by Chip SkeltonIt took the minions about a week to watch every episode ever made of that show about an alien Doctor who traverses space and time in a blue police box, and when that week was over they found th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Minion-Who-Thirteen-Tiny-Doctors-One-Banana/

The Only Naming Convention That Works

It didn’t happen on purpose. You just have to figure out a way to label your files so that you know which one is the latest iteration of the project that you thought you finished. In reality, a project is never rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/The-Only-Naming-Convention-That-Works/

For Sale on eBay: "Very Haunted" Laptop Computer

Because of the way many curses are coded, you can only get rid of one by selling the cursed item online. This is why you occasionally see people trying to unload unholy items on Craigslist or eBay, such as this cursed sw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/For-Sale-on-eBay-Very-Haunted-Laptop-Computer/

Ten Unsolved Cases That Involved Mysterious Phone Calls

The Chatsworth crash | Image: MR O Via Wikimedia CommonsA terrible train wreck occurred on September 12, 2008 in California's San Fernando Valley. A Metrolink commuter train carrying 225 ride...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Ten-Unsolved-Cases-That-Involved-Mysterious-Phone-Calls/

Love Tokens: How Victorians Fell in Love With Pocket Change

Back when war, ocean travel, or prison sentences meant lovers would be separated for a long time, they left each other with love tokens -real coins sanded down and engraved with names and sentimental messages and symbols...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Love-Tokens-How-Victorians-Fell-in-Love-With-Pocket-Change/

Owl Dance-Off

[http://youtu.be/SILvPVVAhBo]YouTube LinkWildlife photographer Megan Lopez captured this GoPro footage of burrowing owls who make an appearance from underground and find things on the surface quite dance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Owl-Dance-Off/

The Greatest Love Letter

As Valentines Day nears, British life insurance company Beagle Street commissioned a poll to find out which of the world’s great love letters is the best. The list of the ten that participants selected from include...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/The-Greatest-Love-Letter/

Wrap Her Wrist in Nature

These lovely bangle bracelets are made of resin embedded with nature's embellishments such as flowers, leaves, bark, shells and pine cones. The bracelets are hand made. The jewelry, which includes rings and pendants...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Wrap-Her-Wrist-in-Nature/

London Brawling

[http://youtu.be/CpasSV_mw2o] (YouTube link)Freddie Wong (previously at Neatorama) finds himself in another situation where he inexplicably has to fight his way out, action hero-style, this time with only an umbrella as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/London-Brawling/

Randy Quaid And His Battle Against The Star Whackers

The life of beloved actor Randy Quaid has taken a sad turn over the last few years, and now he’s making a different kind of comeback- by posting a video rant online that slams Rupert Murdoch.Randy and his wife Evi'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/The-Strange-New-Rant-Video-Released-By-Randy-Quaid/

Flower Arranging Made Easy

[http://youtu.be/DI7jIKx16CE] (YouTube link)Some of you will will receive bouquets of flowers this weekend (hint: Valentines Day). Some will arrive pre-arranged in vases with wires and ribbon. Others will come in a handf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Flower-Arranging-Made-Easy/

The DON-Atello - He'll Make You An Offer On A Pizza You Can't Refuse

The DON-Atello by Scott NeilsonDon didn't start out wanting to be the biggest crime boss in New York, but when the Foot clan started buying up all the pizza shops in town Don knew he had to take action. He teamed up wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/The-DON-Atello-Hell-Make-You-An-Offer-On-A-Pizza-You-Cant-Refuse/

This Island Looks Like a Dolphin

(W Magazine/Raphael T. Harris/WorldRealEstate.it)Three small limestone islands off the Amalfi coast of Italy are known as La Galli or The Sirenusas (The Sirens). Tradition holds that it was here that Odysseus of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/This-Island-Looks-Like-a-Dolphin/

Beware the Scottish Lawyers of Twitter

Highland Titles is a company that sells plots of land in the Highland Titles Nature Reserve at Glencoe Wood, Duror, Scotland, starting at £29.99 for one square foot. The idea is that you can then call yourself a La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Beware-the-Scottish-Lawyers-of-Twitter/

Izu The Lion Gives A Speech At The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Izu the lion could've had a successful career in public speaking, but thanks to conservation efforts and the caring people behind the San Diego Zoo Global he doesn't have to work for a living.Despite his life of leisure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Izu-The-Lion-Gives-A-Speech-At-The-San-Diego-Zoo-Safari-Park/

A Collection of Civil War Portraits

The Library of Congress has a special collection of images, donated by the Liljenquist family, of over a thousand ambrotypes and tintypes taken during the Civil War. Many of these are portraits of soldie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/A-Collection-of-Civil-War-Portraits/

"Icehenge" Appears on a Frozen Lake in Wisconsin

(Photo: Matt Gardner/Daily Union)Why did ancient Wisconsinites build the mysterious Icehenge on Rock Lake? Was it for religious rites? Astronomical research? Communicating with aliens? We may never know, unless...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Icehenge-Appears-on-a-Frozen-Lake-in-Wisconsin/

Ig® Nobel Limericks: Beard, Tobacco, Zipper

The following article is from The Annals of Improbable Research.Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick formby Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick LaureateThe Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Ig-Nobel-Limericks-Beard-Tobacco-Zipper/

Renaissance Surfboards

The Lady and the Unicorn is a series of 6 tapestries woven in Flanders in the early 1500s. The Garden of Earthly Delights is a triptych painting series by Hieronymus Bosch that allegorically d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Renaissance-Surfboards/

Funny, One-Star Reviews of Oscar Nominated Movies

One can go to any site where critiques of product can be read and find them: reviews from the disgruntled and angry. The reviewers who want you to know what they think of the product — exactly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Funny-One-Star-Reviews-of-Oscar-Nominated-Movies/

Raptor Training

[http://youtu.be/v6OEChj-UiI] (YouTube link)The folks at How It Should Have Ended couldn’t wait until the movie actually came out to jump on an intriguing tidbit from the trailer of Jurassic World. Chris P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Raptor-Training/

Chimpanzees Move from the Netherlands to Scotland, Adopt a Local Accent

(Photo: Jonas Löwgren)Nine chimpanzees who grew up in a Dutch safari park would issue what BBC News calls “an excited, high-pitched” sound when asking for apples. In 2010, when they arri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Chimpanzees-Move-from-the-Netherlands-to-Scotland-Adopt-a-Local-Accent/

RONALD MCDONALD DUCK- Old Don Is Quacking Up

RONALD MCDONALD DUCK by BeastPopDonald was tired of playing second fiddle to Mickey, and he wanted to see his face on merchandise and in advertisements far more than it already was, so he set his sights on removing Rona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/RONALD-MCDONALD-DUCK-Old-Don-Is-Quacking-Up/

Life Inside Jabba the Hutt

[http://vimeo.com/118751672]Vimeo LinkDocumentary filmmaker Jamie Benning has made films on Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark, */e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/10/Life-Inside-Jabba-the-Hutt/






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