Archive for April 7th, 2015

Man Throws Himself into Frozen Lake to Rescue Duck

(Photo: VG)Last December, Norwegian man Lars Jørun Langøien saw a duck walk on the surface of a frozen lake. The ice was thin and collapsed under the duck. So Langøien dove into the icy water, swimmi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Man-Throws-Himself-into-Frozen-Lake-to-Rescue-Duck/

Wall Street's Bull Statue Was Once Totally Illegal

Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica created the 7,100-pound sculpture named Charging Bull that greets anyone walking down Wall Street in New York City. It has become an iconic emblem of the financial distri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Wall-Streets-Bull-Statue-Was-Once-Totally-Illegal/

Fallen Crane at Museum Mistaken for Art Exhibit

(Photo: Troy Larkins/CBSDWF)On Friday, a large crane at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas fell over. Thankfully, no one was hurt except for the operator, who escaped with only minor injuries. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Fallen-Crane-at-Museum-Mistaken-for-Art-Exhibit/

First Movie Appearances of Ten Famous Actors

[https://youtu.be/Irvb_DQCFHA]YouTube LinkThis video shows clips of the first movie appearances of the following actors: Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/First-Movie-Appearances-of-Ten-Famous-Actors/

This Machine Lays Entire Train Tracks

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02pWbr9bgbA] (Video Link)Plasser & Theurer, the manufacturer of the RU 800 S, calls it a “combination machine for continuous track renewal and bed clearing.” It appears to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/This-Machine-Lays-Entire-Train-Tracks/

Last Chance to See (and Buy a Piece of) The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead will perform three final concerts this summer at Soldier Field in Chicago before retiring. Those shows are sold out, but there’s another way you can take part in the band’s farewell: an auct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Last-Chance-to-See-and-Buy-a-Piece-of-The-Grateful-Dead/

Email Cliches in Real Life

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zw] (Video Link)Some people click on “reply all” instead “reply” (and vice versa). Others forget to include attachments. Some coworkers may forget to turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Email-Cliches-in-Real-Life/

Kiddo, the Airship Cat

In 1910, a gray tabby cat named Kiddo was the first to fly above the Atlantic Ocean. Walter Wellman and five companion set out from Atlantic City, New Jersey, on the airship America in an attempt to cross the At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Kiddo-the-Airship-Cat/

What Is This Mysterious Black Ring Hovering in the Sky?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s34-PBPEnM] (Video Link)Recently, a large black ring appeared in the sky above Shortandy, a village in Kazakhstan. It hovered for about 15 minutes before gradually dissipating. What was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/What-Is-This-Mysterious-Black-Ring-Hovering-in-the-Sky/

Beware the Balls!

 You’ve seen those huge human hamster balls, in which you roll around cushioned by a plastic pillow of air. Now imagine combining those with the initial scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, or maybe th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Beware-the-Balls/

Horrifying Prehistoric Creatures That Aren't Dinosaurs

If you're scared of snakes then you certainly wouldn't be a big fan of the Titanoboa -the largest snake in history. This creepy critter stretched out 40 feet in length and weighed up to 2,500 pounds. The Titanoboa &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Horrifying-Prehistoric-Creatures-That-Arent-Dinosaurs/

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Avengers

The Avengers will be back in the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron premiering on April 13, then going nationwide May first. To get you ready, Cinefix brings us some trivia about the group of superheroes and the movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/7-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-The-Avengers/

New Carnivorous Plant Named for H.R. Giger

A stunning new cultivar of carnivorous plant is named for none other than H.R. Giger. This Nepenthes (commonly known as the pitcher plant) was registered by photographer and horticulturist Matthew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/New-Carnivorous-Plant-Named-for-HR-Giger-2/

Oil Field Dodge

[https://youtu.be/nq2jY1trxqg] (YouTube link)This is a promotional film from Dodge produced in the 1920s. Getting around in the mud at an oil field doesn’t look all that pleasant, but the point is that you could ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Oil-Field-Dodge/

He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!

Redditor Sloppy_Episiotomy posted this picture of his baby's nursery saying, "The wifey said I have to take this down from my daughter's nursery immediately or she's taking the baby and leaving me." While some sites...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/He-is-Vigo-You-are-like-the-buzzing-of-flies-to-him/

Burger-King Wedding

(Image source: Joel Burger at Facebook)His name is Joel Burger. Her name is Ashley King. They have been an item since they were in fifth grade, and recently announced their upcoming nuptials. The Burger-King wedding is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Burger-King-Wedding/

This Is a Plane Refueling a Helicopter That’s Carrying a Hummer

(Photos: USMC)The United States Marine Corps has a long tradition of fighting anyone anywhere with limited logistical support. Marines improvise. This tradition of ingenuity is aptly demonstrated in a training exercise a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/This-Is-a-Plane-Refueling-a-Helicopter-Thats-Carrying-a-Hummer/

The Return of Brontosaurus

If you are lucky to live long enough, the conventional wisdom you were taught in school will be reversed, and sometimes those reversals might surprise you. When I was in school, there were two Germanys, two taxonomic kin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/The-Return-of-Brontosaurus/

Modern Pool Tables

Who likes to shoot pool? I certainly do. I also wouldn't mind owning one of these sleek, transparent pool tables. The Elite Innovations company patented a surface called Vitrik, which they claim is a flawl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Modern-Pool-Tables/

A Murder of Crows

What exactly killed the crows? A series of images at imgur tells the story of an avian investigation. It’s a fine example of how science works, and how researchers must learn to shift gears when ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/A-Murder-of-Crows/

Cannoli Donuts Are the Best of Both Worlds

Donuts are delicious and so are cannolis, but the best part of the cannoli is certainly the inside, while the deep-fried dough of the donuts is heavenly. So why not stuff the donut with cannoli filling? The creator at Oh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Cannoli-Donuts-Are-the-Best-of-Both-Worlds/

Point of View Video: What a Turtle Sees

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVFLYUIT_j0] (Video Link)The Amazon River turtle is sometimes known as the Giant South American River Turtle because it can grow up to 200 pounds. That’s big enough that zoologists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Point-of-View-Video-What-a-Turtle-Sees/

Leather and Lace: Twenty Portraits of Stevie Nicks in the Seventies

Fleetwood Mac vocalist and successful solo artist Stephanie Lynn Nicks had trouble pronouncing her own name when she was a kid, instead pronouncing it "tee dee." Thus, Nicks unintentionally created the nickname that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Leather-and-Lace-Twenty-Portraits-of-Stevie-Nicks-in-the-Seventies/

Psycho-Dynamics of Chewing

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user Bernd Ploderer)A quick look at Hollingsworth’s looks at certain effects of chewingcompiled by Katherine Lee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Psycho-Dynamics-of-Chewing/

Cookie Monster Skin Rug

Instructables member Mikeasaurus offers detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to turn Cookie Monster into a decorative rug.Of course now . . . they’re pretty much useless. The first step is to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Cookie-Monster-Skin-Rug/

Chair Socks: Keeping Chair Legs Toasty and Warm All Year Long

Does your favorite seat suffer from naked chair syndrome? Are her little legs constantly chatteringand scrapping against those hard, cold, and unforgiving floors? You are in luck! Now you can provide stylish relief to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/Chair-Socks-Keeping-Chair-Legs-Toasty-and-Warm-All-Winter-Long/

The Story of the Indiana Jones Bridge Scene

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is presenting a series of videos called Academy Originals with some Hollywood stories.[https://youtu.be/QdnkOM4pLUw] (YouTube link)In this video, Special Effects Supervisor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/The-Story-of-the-Indiana-Jones-Bridge-Scene/

How a Pharmacy in Paris Became a Korean Tourist Attraction

(Photo: Reuters/Lisi Niesner)There's a lot to see in Paris, one of the great tourism capitals of the world. You can visit the Louvre and notice how small the Mona Lisa really looks. You can take one of those trick photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/How-a-Pharmacy-in-Paris-Became-a-Korean-Tourist-Attraction/

The Complete Visual History of MGM's Roaring Lion Logo

The first ever MGM lion, named Slats, debuted with the release of Polly of the Circus in 1917Did you ever wonder about MGM's roaring lion logo? It certainly has been an eye (and ear) catcher over the years....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/07/The-Complete-Visual-History-of-MGMs-Roaring-Lion-Logo/
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