Archive for April 21st, 2015

Five Vintage Appliances That Could Have Killed You

A number of older adults reminisce about "back in the day," when kids went outside for hours getting real exercise instead of smart phone finger workouts. Yet there were definitely some drawbacks to those halcyon days. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Five-Vintage-Appliances-That-Could-Have-Killed-You/

Cotton Candy French Fries Exist

(Photo: Sticky’s Finger Joint)Therefore rejoice! Sticky’s Finger Joint, a 2-shop chicken fingers chain in New York City, offers this ingenious meal that combines the sweetness of cotton candy and the saltines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Cotton-Candy-French-Fries-Exist/

Quadruple Rainbow

Quadruple #Rainbow at #glencove ny @LIRR station Today will be 4 pots of #gold #lucky #chasetherainbow #aprilshowers pic.twitter.com/4YUUveJuy6— Amanda Curtis (@amanda_curtis) April 21, 2015 It’s a good thin...

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19th Century Acquaintance Cards Were the Pick-Up Lines of a Lost Age

(Photo: Alan Mays)It’s Tinder from the Gilded Age. You want to chat up a girl? You can drop a nice line on her or you can just slip her a card. Back in the 1870s and 1880s in the United States, gentlemen would offe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/19th-Century-Acquaintance-Cards-Were-the-Pick-Up-Lines-of-Lost-Age/

It's like the '90s again: The Complete Eightball 1-18 comics anthology by Daniel Clowes

In the 1990s, back when I published a paper zine and was dating an artist/comic book store employee, I got hooked on Eightball by Daniel Clowes. This comic anthology, originally published from 1989 to 1997, ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/eightball-by-Daniel-Clowes/

Are You Ready for Ben & Jerry's Beer?

Ben & Jerry's featured a beer-flavored ice cream in their recipe book, but now they're taking it a step further by partnering with New Belguim to create a beer that's flavored like ice cream. Specifically, their new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Are-You-Ready-for-Ben-Jerrys-Beer/

Too Many Eyes- Monster Vision

Too Many Eyes by JARHUMORJohnny had an uneasy feeling as he walked home from the midnight monster movie double feature, and who could blame him? It was so dark it seemed like there were no stars in the sky, and everybod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Too-Many-Eyes-Monster-Vision/

Loch Ness Monster Captured on Google Street View

(Photo: Google)See that spot on the water? Yes, now we have definitive, scientific proof that a giant swimming cryptid has indeed made her home in the deep water of Scotland’s Loch Ness.Google placed a panoramic ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Loch-Ness-Monster-Captured-on-Google-Street-View/

Instagram Account Documents Funny Rationales of Children Who Are Picky Eaters

"My kid can't eat this because of this single bell pepper" | Image: @Shellyyelnats on InstagramWhat crazy reasons have your kids given you for rejecting foods served to them at meal or snacktime?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Instagram-Account-Documents-Funny-Rationales-of-Children-Who-Are-Picky-Eaters/

The Toblerone Line, A Fortification in Switzerland

(Photos: Kecko, Pascal Binczak)Nazi Germany coveted the prosperous nation of Switzerland and made plans to invade it. But Operation Tannenbaum remained forever a hypothetical exercise and the Swiss were largely spared fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/The-Toblerone-Line-A-Fortification-in-Switzerland/

Window Washers Work While Hanging Off the World's Tallest Building

[https://youtu.be/wcRuXrduj6Q]YouTube LinkBBC series Supersized Earth filmed science reporter Dallas Campbell as he worked with the brave men whose job is to clean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Watch-as-Window-Washers-Work-While-Hanging-Off-the-Worlds-Tallest-Building/

The Highest Rated Film Set In Each State

While an overwhelming number of movies are set in California because it's just easier for Hollywood studios to say they're filming where they're already located, there are still plenty of movies set outside the Golden St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/The-Most-Popular-Film-Set-In-Each-State/

Just a Lady Robot Trying to Eat Some Breakfast

Here's a lady robot just trying to have a little breakfast of Cheerios and orange juice. Her name is Karen X. Cheng and you may remember her time-lapse video that went viral where she taught herself to dance in a ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Just-a-Lady-Robot-Trying-to-Eat-Some-Breakfast/

Agoraphobic Woman Leaves Home for Third Time in Ten Years, Falls Down Manhole

Image: Mel ClarkA woman suffering from agoraphobia who only left her house twice in ten years found that the third time out definitely wasn't the charm. The 57-year-old woman from Britain who, oddly enough,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Agoraphobic-Woman-Leaves-Home-for-Third-Time-in-Ten-Years-Falls-Down-Manhole/

Zero Gravity Physics Lesson

Col. Terry Virts (USAF) is an astronaut currently serving on the International Space Station. Chapple's Dictionary of Physics defines centripetal force as "a force that acts at right angles to a body's path and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Zero-Gravity-Physics-Lesson/

Gemma Correll's Scientology Fun Page

Are you looking for some quality material with which to procrastinate whatever you really should be doing at the moment? Look no further than Gemma Correll's Scientology Fun Page. Mazes, crafts and connect the dots are j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Gemma-Corrells-Scientology-Fun-Page/

Making Your Bed As A Cat Owner

(Video Link)I've said it before and I'll say it again, pets are utterly adorable, lovable jerks. As if anyone really needed further proof of that, these cats are here to emphasize that being a wonderful companion has not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Making-Your-Bed-As-A-Cat-Owner/

Adventure, Treasure, & Shovelry - Dig That Kooky Knight!

Adventure, Treasure, & Shovelry by Spdy4For those knights who have spent their lives traveling across the world map gaining experience points and battling an endless stream of respawning foes adventure simply isn't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Adventure-Treasure-Shovelry-Dig-That-Kooky-Knight/

One Movie in Two Frames by Viktor Hertz

Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz (previously at Neatorama) is accomplished in his field, having done work for high-profile clients like IKEA and Ray-Ban. Hertz says via his website that he has a "soft spot for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/One-Movie-in-Two-Frames-by-Viktor-Hertz/

Superheroes Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

(Image via Tyler Schirado)Superheroes are a staple source of inspiration for cosplayers, and even those who prefer to cosplay as anime or video game characters usually find a way to include a superhero costume in their c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Superheroes-Like-Youve-Never-Seen-Them-Before/

Pie to the Face Game

[https://youtu.be/jVSj1WUZ7Zk] (YouTube link)A man plays Pie Face with his grandson. The game is a bit like Russian Roulette, but the worst that can happen is you could get whipped cream thrown on your face. It’s a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Pie-to-the-Face-Game/

Kermit the Frog Is Real

(Photo: Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center/Disney)The famed Muppet Kermit the Frog eventually found refuge from Miss Piggy in the forests of Costa Rica. Scientists say that the newly-classified Hyalinobatrachium d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Kermit-the-Frog-Is-Real/

The First Good Look at the Batsuit from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Image: TwitterThe IMAX version of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice teaser was shown Monday night in select theaters. Following that screening, director Zack Snyder posted the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/The-First-Good-Look-at-the-Batsuit-from-Batman-V-Superman-Dawn-of-Justice/

Scientists at Work Make Us All Envious

wow great trend! a little mountain stream geomorphology for #BestFieldWorkPic pic.twitter.com/THCOQjuoKb— james farrell (@sigma_three) April 20, 2015 #BestFieldWorkPic When I banded this tiny baby bird. Yes, thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Scientists-at-Work-Make-Us-All-Envious/

15 Recipes Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies

Some might call this the worst time of the year because not only are Christmas, Halloween, Easter and all number of great holidays gone by, but Girl Scout cookie season is officially over. If you're one of the many cooki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/15-Recipes-Inspired-By-Girl-Scout-Cookies/

R2-D2 Plays with Little Boy in a Wheelchair

He’s been a major celebrity for 38 years, but Artoo hasn’t lost his common touch. Our favorite droid since 1977 was a guest of honor at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California this past weekend....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/R2-D2-Plays-with-Little-Boy-in-a-Wheelchair/

IgĀ® & Beyond: Bees, Fish, Music, and Whiskey

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Some further research adventures of Ig Nobel Prize winnerscompiled by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staffDacke and Baird: Coll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Ig-Beyond-Bees-Fish-Music-and-Whiskey/

British Animals Not Found in the United States

[https://youtu.be/2PDry2U5mNY]YouTube LinkSiobhan Thompson is back with another of her delightful Anglophenia videos. In this episode, she discusses animals native to Britain that we won't see running wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/British-Animals-Not-Found-in-the-United-States/

Facepalm Picard - Nice Going Number One!

Facepalm Picard by OlechkaThere are some internet creations that only speak to a portion of the populace, some memes that only certain people will "get", and then there's the almighty Facepalm Picard. The Picard facepal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Facepalm-Picard-Nice-Going-Number-One/

Line-Dancing Horse

(Facebook link)You can knock his taste in music all you want, but this horse has the moves! Watch him prance to the music along with a group of line dancers in from tot an appreciative crowd. Billy Ray Cyrus posted this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/Line-Dancing-Horse/








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