Archive for February 19th, 2015

Maps That Explain Nothing

One reason it’s so important to learn world geography, national geography, and map reading is that you will be able to spot the many times that someone uses a map hilariously wrong. A list at Vox has three secti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Maps-That-Explain-Nothing/

A Perfectly Preserved 1950s Kitchen, Locked Away Since It Was Built

It's a stunning time capsule that owner Nathan Chandler never expected to find. He's a furniture designer who purchased a house in 2010. The original owners had the place built and furnished. But for unknown reasons,* th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/A-Perfectly-Preserved-1950s-Kitchen-Locked-Away-Since-It-Was-Built/

Forget A Husband! Woman Who Caught 46 Wedding Bouquets Wants a Guinness World Record

Photo: Jamie Jackson Legend has it that the woman who catches the wedding bouquet thrown by the bride will be the next one to get married. That obviously hasn't worked for Salt Lake City resi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Forget-A-Husband-Woman-Who-Caught-46-Wedding-Bouquets-Wants-a-Guinness-World-Record/

Frozen Jeep Leaves Ice Shadow Behind

(Photos: WITN)The winter storm in the United States produced this marvel in Greenville, North Carolina. On Tuesday afternoon, people spotted a bizarre ice formation in the parking lot of the Vidant Medical Center. The ic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Frozen-Jeep-Leaves-Ice-Shadow-Behind/

The Year of the Horned Ruminant

Happy Lunar New Year! In the 12-year Chinese zodiac, we’ve said goodbye to the year of the Horse, and now we are in the Year of the Sheep. Or is it the Year of the Goat? The word in Chinese is 羊 (yáng), wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/The-Year-of-the-Horned-Ruminant/

100 Years of Hair and Makeup in Iran

[http://youtu.be/G7XmJUtcsak]YouTube LinkThough we've seen similar videos about Western makeup and hairstyles in the last century, the study of such in Iran is not a simple matter of curlers and lip...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/100-Years-of-Hair-and-Makeup-in-Iran/

Round Robin - A Tale Of Street Level Heroics

round Robin by ClayGrahamArtFor anyone else being surrounded by a group of thugs in a dark alley late at night would seem like a nightmare, but for Robin it was just another glorious night out on the town. Robin loved t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/round-Robin-A-Tale-Of-Street-Level-Heroics/

Snarky Street Sign Warns People to First Cross the Street, Then Update Facebook

Photo: City of Hayward A neighborhood in the city of Hayward, California, had a problem with speeding cars. But after the usual approaches - enforcement, traffic engineering fixes, and even a public...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Snarky-Street-Sign-Warns-People-to-First-Cross-the-Street-Then-Update-Facebook/

The Best Opening Paragraph Ever

(Oh No! It Was Rocket Science t-shirt at the NeatoShop)Debby Witt of the blog VA Viper spotted this article published a year ago in The Atlantic. It refers to a now legendary incident in which a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/The-Best-Opening-Paragraph-Ever/

Oliver Sacks on Life After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Respected author and neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks (previously at Neatorama), in a column he wrote yesterday for the New York Times, revealed the sad news that an ocular melanoma he was treated for nine years ago...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Oliver-Sacks-on-Life-After-Terminal-Cancer-Diagnosis/

The Hipster Dating Hilarity Found On Tinder In Brooklyn

The hipster invasion might not be readily apparent when you go for a stroll around most parts of Brooklyn, but load up a dating app like Tinder and you’ll see the hipsters are out there, and they’re looking f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/The-Hipster-Dating-Hilarity-Found-On-Tinder-In-Brooklyn/

You're the Man (In Black)

[http://youtu.be/yKnHZ6M2klw] (YouTube link)Psst: Do you have three minutes to watch The Princess Bride again? Here’s a parody song by Boncage  that takes you through the fight scenes and more set to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Youre-the-Man-In-Black/

Modern Fashion: Padlocked Teeth

(Photo: Jennifer S. Altman/New York Times)First, you'll need a custom dental appliance called a grille. This particular one looks like your teeth are secured by a padlock. Then, pull a stocking over your head. F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Modern-Fashion-Padlocked-Teeth/

How Clocks Changed Us

[http://youtu.be/fD58Bt2gj78] (YouTube link)Before we had clocks, our concept of the passage of time wasn’t measured in minutes or hours. But now we don’t know any other way to think about it. And the develop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/How-Clocks-Changed-Us/

Fun And Furry Facts About Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon began his comic book career as a Beatles song inspired critter named Rocky, but over the years he has come into his own as a leading mammal, bridging the generation gap like few before him.Rocket's rise to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Fun-And-Furry-Facts-About-Rocket-Raccoon/

2015 Chewbacchus Parade

(Image credit: Keith Gruchala) (Image credit: Keith Gruchala)The Krewe of Chewbacchus continues to raise the weird factor for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The Krewe isn’t limited to fans of Star Wars; all sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/2015-Chewbacchus-Parade/

Deep Thoughts, With Cookie Monster

[http://youtu.be/wBNJ0BH3Dgs]YouTube LinkThere was Socrates, Plato and Voltaire, Descartes and Kant. Then there was Cookie, and that's good enough for me. Watch as one of the greatest Muppets ever stroll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Deep-Thoughts-With-Cookie-Monster/

Game Of Stones - King Of Cartoon Cavemen

Game Of Stones by Ed HarringtonThousands of years before those families in Westeros started fighting over a throne made of iron one man fought to secure his place atop the throne of Bedrock. His name was Fred, and he wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Game-Of-Stones-King-Of-Cartoon-Cavemen/

What’s Behind the Door?

[http://youtu.be/XvOsh15hLIs] (YouTube link)Prankster Blake Grigsby (previously at Neatorama) and friends installed a closet at Chicago’s Union Station, stuffed with 2,000 plastic balls. Unsuspecting passersby were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Whats-Behind-the-Door/

Where to Find Quiet

Because people are incapable of shutting up, it has become necessary to move to more quiet environs. Where is that possible? Simply moving to sparsely-inhabited places may not be enough. We must consult this map*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Where-to-Find-Quiet/

The Future of Education is Immersive (as in a Video Game)

Grand Theft Auto veteran Navid Khonsari swerves into Tehran, Iran, circa 1979. The revolution will be played.Tehran, September 1978. Black Friday. You’re young and reckless, a photographer in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/The-Future-of-Education-is-Immersive-as-in-a-Video-Game/

Prophecy: A Photographic Exploration of Hairless Dogs

French-born, New York-based Sophie Gamand (previously at Neatorama) is a gifted fine art photographer who concentrates heavily on the subject of dogs. Sophie's projects don't just skim the surface of adorable appearance,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/iProphecyi-A-Photographic-Exploration-of-Hairless-Dogs/

Judge Officiates at Man’s Wedding, Then Immediately Sentences Him to Prison

[Insert here a joke that my wife would not find at all funny.]Am I right, guys? Ha!So, anyway: Israel Silva of Lovell, Wyoming took a plea deal on several charges related to a high-speed, alcohol-fueled police chase afte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Judge-Officiates-at-Mans-Wedding-Then-Immediately-Sentences-Him-to-Prison/

Do You Like Flowcharts?

Randall Munroe at xkcd presents us with a flowchart to determine what kind of chart or graph you prefer. And he then attempts to give you what you want, in one way or another. But as you and I know, ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Do-You-Like-Flowcharts/

Cretaceous Chic

Tyrannosaurus Rex may get teased for not having arms long enough for a proper embrace, but no one ever said anything about its tail. Tame the powerful beast enough to wrap him around your finger with these rings from*str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Cretaceous-Chic/

Plowing Snow with a Motorized Toilet

[http://youtu.be/gtShXoPfdHs] (YouTube link)David Goldberg owns a hardware store in Bethesda, Maryland. Last summer he built a motorized toilet as a parade entry, and eventually won several awards for his creation. He ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/19/Plowing-Snow-with-a-Motorized-Toilet/




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