Archive for July 3rd, 2015

Babbler Bird Calls "Convey Meaning"

(Photo: Ron Knight)The chestnut-crowned babbler bird (Pomatostomus ruficeps) is a small bird native to Australia. Researchers think that its chirps and calls are radically different from those identified in othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Babbler-Bird-Calls-Convey-Meaning/

Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

[https://youtu.be/kyhCOPh48ew] (YouTube link)Mark Dice went to the beach in San Diego to find out what people know about the historical events we celebrate on the Fourth of July. No doubt there were people who had perfec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Why-Do-We-Celebrate-the-Fourth-of-July/

Clones - Support Class Secondary Characters

Clones by Ke SnellerEverybody always focuses their attention on the smuggler, the Jedi, the hairy guy and the princess, but where's the love for those fabulous supporting cast clone troopers? They're the ones who make t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Clones-Support-Class-Secondary-Characters/

Should've Used Ragu

Mom's dealing with morning sickness, Dad's facepalming nearby, and their daughter proudly holding a jar of Prego pasta sauce. It can only mean one thing: it's a clever "we're pregnant" announcement made...

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School Paints Lockers as Book Spines to Create an "Avenue of Literature"

(Photo: WLOX)Biloxi Junior High School in Biloxi, Mississippi has a row of 189 lockers along its eighth grade English hallway. For security reasons, they've remained unused for over 15 years. Now they're back in service....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/School-Paints-Lockers-as-Book-Spines-to-Create-an-Avenue-of-Literature/

Snowball Dances to Queen

[https://youtu.be/cJOZp2ZftCw]YouTube LinkThis may be an old clip of Snowball the Cockatoo (previously), but there's no mystery as to why it's making the rounds again. The way this bird dances, head bang...

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The Mysterious Coffin Man of Lake Burley, Australia

Photo: Jeanne Mclauchlan He's not the ferryman Charon and that isn't the River Styx, but you get the picture. Paddlers on Lake Burley in Canberra, Australia, spotted a man dressed as an undert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/The-Mysterious-Coffin-Man-of-Lake-Burley-Australia/

Fireworks Safety Guide

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission makes videos to teach you how to be safe, and they made one about fireworks safety, of course. But it wasn’t exciting enough. So Boing Boing remixed it. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Fireworks-Safety-Guide/

The Earth's Selfie Stick

The cameras are extremely expensive. But if anyone is beautiful enough to do this without appearing vain, it's Mother Earth. Smile for the camera as cartoonist Dan Meth snaps a photo.-via Tastefully Offe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/The-Earths-Selfie-Stick/

Online Magazine Drumming Up the Controversy with their "Don't Mancriminate" Campaign

Indian online magazine Maggcom — likely to generate business for themselves — has just launched a campaign based on gender equality for men that predictably has some people in an uproar. Examples of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Online-Magazine-Drumming-Up-the-Controversy-with-their-Dont-Mancriminate-Campaign/

Wasabi, The Dress-Wearing Therapy Tortoise

(Photo: Therapy Pets Unlimited)You've heard of therapy dogs and maybe the occasional therapy cat or rabbit. But how many of you have heard of a therapy tortoise? Wasabi, a 42-pound African spur tortoise is a certified th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Wasabi-The-Dress-Wearing-Therapy-Tortoise/

French Bulldog Breaks House Rules When Human is Gone, Dog Pal Snitches

[https://youtu.be/E1d_dmKBiiI]YouTube LinkA Frenchie has what looks to be a wonderful time shredding toilet paper while her human is out. But little did she know that her bull mastiff housemate would spi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/French-Bulldog-Breaks-House-Rules-When-Human-is-Gone-Dog-Pal-Snitches/

Which Leaf is the Drawing and Which Are Real?

One of these leaves ain't like the others! Norway-based artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus drew a leaf so real that it's hard to distinguish the painting from the real stuff. Can you guess which leaf is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Which-Leaf-is-the-Drawing-and-Which-Are-Real/

Celebrate! - Dine And Dance 'Til You're Dead!

Celebrate! by Red-FlareEvery day is a birthday celebration at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, and when you party with that animatronic band you're in for one hell of a show! But if you're one of the unlucky ones who are forc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Celebrate-Dine-And-Dance-Til-Youre-Dead/

McDonald's Happy Meal Toys for Adults

My kids love to eat McDonald's Happy Meals. For them, the best part of each one is the toy inside. What will it be? It's always the first thing that they check.The prize is almost always a small plastic toy. That's fun s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/McDonalds-Happy-Meal-Toys-for-Adults/

If Mexicans Celebrated the 4th Like Americans Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Some Americans look at any holiday as an excuse to party, including other countries’ holidays, like Cinco de Mayo, St. Patricks Day, and Chinese New Year. Even Canada Day is starting to get the treatment. Let&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/If-Mexicans-Celebrated-the-4th-Like-Americans-Celebrate-Cinco-De-Mayo/

Russell Powell's Handprint Art

Russell Powell, an artist in California, paints detailed portraits on the palm of his left hand, then presses that hand against paper to produce beautiful and unique prints. Every print that he creates bears his indelibl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Russell-Powells-Handprint-Art/

The Only Video in Existence of Mark Twain

[https://youtu.be/leYj--P4CgQ]Edison's Original ClipYouTube LinkThis, the only film footage of Mark Twain ever recorded, was originally posted by Miss Cellania some years ago. I think it bears...

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Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Outside of “Star and Stripes Forever,” the song “Yankee Doodle” is most associated with the 4th of July holiday. We all learned it as kids, but never really understood it. My kids would sing the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Why-Did-Yankee-Doodle-Call-a-Feather-Macaroni/

Cat Plays Dead When Shot with Finger Gun

Carmine Migliaccio, a comedian in Italy, has trained his cat to drop dead when shot with a finger. With a single bang, he  whimpers and crumples to the ground. Don't worry! He'll be up and playing with the keys in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Cat-Plays-Dead-When-Shot-with-Finger-Gun/

Kick It Old School Style These 30 Totally Retro Themed T-Shirts (And You Can Win One Too!)

Lovers of all things retro know that everything geeky was better back in the day, and when you're from the old school you never graduate, you just keep getting cooler with age! The NeatoShop is the home...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Kick-It-Old-School-With-These-30-Totally-Retro-Themed-T-Shirts-And-You-Can-Win-One-Too-2/

Batman vs. Joker in Stop-motion

It’s an action movie starring action figures! The fists and gadgets fly as Batman battles the Joker, and it gets more intense as they both bring out reinforcements. It eventually goes to old-school punching when th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Batman-VS-Joker-in-Stop-motion/

Star Wars Woodblock Prints Made in the Traditional Japanese Style

These aren't just prints made to look like art from Edo Japan. They're actually made in both the antique style and technique, using old printing methods.Lucasfilm commissioned artist Masami Ishikawa and a traditional pri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Star-Wars-Woodblock-Prints-Made-in-the-Traditional-Japanese-Style/

News Crew Robbed at Gunpoint While Filming Report

A KTVU reporter and photographer were robbed at gunpoint this morning || http://t.co/cwrydsC69f || pic.twitter.com/KaXSwJo1Q0— Jacob Wycoff (@4cast4you) July 2, 2015 Cara Liu, a reporter for San Francisco's Fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/News-Crew-Robbed-at-Gunpoint-While-Filming-Report/

Butts - Tina And The Terrible Tush

Butts by Inner Coma Clothing Co.Tina has a one track mind, and even though she thinks about boys, erotic fan fiction, burgers and horses running across rainbows her thoughts always come back to one thing- butts. It's no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Butts-Tina-And-The-Terrible-Tush/

8 Awesome Storage & Organization Hacks

At Homes and Hues, we offer a lot of storage tips because we understand that almost everyone could use a little extra space in their home. We started with these 18 space saving ideas, then offered up another 10 ideas for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/8-Awesome-Storage-Organization-Hacks/

The Light Show in the Great Smokey Mountains

Today, the rare Smoky Mountain fireflies are a tourist attraction. Twenty years ago, science didn’t believe they existed.  (Image credit: Flickr user Ryan Atkins) At exactly 9:27 P.M., when dusk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/The-Light-Show-in-the-Great-Smokey-Mountains/

The Ladder Dancer

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hczEPF5HrZU](Video Link)His name is Uzeyer Novruzov. He's the Ladder Dancer. Give him a ladder and a tune, and he'll dance up a storm.Novruzov recently appeared on America's Got Talen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/The-Ladder-Dancer/

Awesome Images Of Pop Culture Icons Created Using Stock Photos

Photoshopped art pieces generally fall into two different categories- addition and subtraction. Either something is added to the original image or subtracted from it, which generally makes spotting a Photoshopped image q...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Awesome-Images-Of-Pop-Culture-Icons-Created-Using-Stock-Photos/

Three Bear Cubs Up in a Tree

Photo: Valtteri Mulkahainen Wildlife photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen snapped this photo of three bear cubs climbing up a tree in Suomussalmi, Finland, while mama bear waited below. No, the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/03/Three-Bear-Cubs-Up-in-a-Tree/










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