Archive for July 18th, 2015

Before And After Photos Prove Those Awkward Years Don't Last Forever

When you’re an awkward adolescent it seems like those years of torment and misery are going to last forever, but as we all know things generally improve as we get older.Our skin usually starts to clear up, the brac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Before-And-After-Photos-Prove-Those-Awkward-Years-Dont-Last-Forever/

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers

As the Soviet Union was falling apart in 1989, Russell Guy bought a group of crates from some military officers that turned out to be a treasure. They were intricately-detailed maps of the world, created by Soviet cartog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Inside-the-Secret-World-of-Russias-Cold-War-Mapmakers/

How the Light Bulb Became the Symbol of Innovation

(Image: Disney)It's a visual trope that you often see in cartoons. When someone has a spark of inspiration and thinks of a solution to a problem, a light bulb appears and lights up.This common symbol developed for a reas...

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The Magnus Effect

I had never heard of the Magnus Effect before, but if it explains this weird flying basketball, clue me in! Derek Muller shows us how his buddies threw a basketball off the top of the Gordon Dam in Tasmania to see what w...

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Famous Architect Tells You How to Build a Sandcastle

(Image: Son of Alan)Renzo Piano is the architect who designed London's famous Shard. His children range in age from 16 to 50, so he's been building sandcastles for a long, long time. He's put his skills to work to build...

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Dog in High Grass

Alfie is taking a walk through a field with his humans. But the grass is high, taller than Alfie! How is he going to find his way around and keep up with his people?[https://youtu.be/bDlM_pDVWMs] (YouTube link)With an in...

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5-Year Old Batman Rescues Baby Trapped in Car

This heroic little boy cosplayed as #Batman and rescued a trapped baby from a car http://t.co/B8sDo1vUJ5 pic.twitter.com/fbzmKf9FAR— UPROXX (@UPROXX) July 18, 2015 Zavi Ahmed, 5, of Uckfield, Sussex, UK went sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/5-Year-Old-Batman-Rescues-Baby-Trapped-in-Car/

Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist

Chuck Jones directed more than 200 cartoons for Warner Bros. You watched them over and over: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Roadrunner, Pepe le Pew. Here we have a chance to see those wonderful characters again and learn ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Chuck-Jones-The-Evolution-of-an-Artist/

5 Drugs That Turn Your Life Into A Living Nightmare

We’ve all heard the warnings about the dangers of drug use, and thanks to Nancy Reagan and the D.A.R.E. campaign we learned that scare tactics aren't an effective way to stop kids from using drugs.So how do you eff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/5-Drugs-That-Turn-Your-Life-Into-A-Living-Nightmare/

It's Time to Unpack the Dog

Rosie Pig calls herself "50% pig. 50% chihuahua. 100% party." But she can be a serious pig/dog, too. When moving day arrived, she dutifully rolled up in bubble wrap, then unwrapped upon arriving in her new home.-via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Its-Time-to-Unpack-the-Dog/

A New Dinosaur with Magnificent Feathers

A near-complete fossil specimen, including feathers, of a dinosaur in China has been named  Zhenyuanlong suni. It was about five feet long and closely related to Velociraptor.  Claim to fame:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/A-New-Dinosaur-with-Magnificent-Feathers/

Woman Gives Birth to a 10-Pound Baby in a Car and Caught the Whole Thing on Camera

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXEZ6g2WLoM](Video Link)Lesia Pettijohn and her husband Jonathan of Lake Jackson, Texas, were expecting a baby. When it was time for the baby to be born last Monday, they drove toward the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Woman-Gives-Birth-to-a-10-Pound-Baby-in-a-Car-and-Caught-the-Whole-Thing-on-Camera/

Morning Mugshots

Lance Curran has a large collection of mugs decorated with faces of superheroes, villains, and cartoon characters. In the morning, when he gives his kids breakfast, he likes to photograph his coffee mug in front of his k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Morning-Mugshots/

Bloodlust - In The Dark Of The Knight

Bloodlust by Cumix47Bruce had often been accused of being a creature of the night, what with the crazy hours he kept and his obsession with bats, but it wasn't until his blood was infected with the vampirism virus that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/Bloodlust-In-The-Dark-Of-The-Knight/

The Gift America Didn't Know It Wanted: Florida

Florida has always been different. Now known as America’s retirement home, theme park destination, and the source of crazy news headlines, the history of the state is also strange and different. After Spanish conqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/The-Gift-America-Didnt-Know-It-Wanted-Florida/

A Rare Look At Lucille Ball's Home Life

Audiences have grown up watching I Love Lucy for generations, and because of the domestic nature of the program we feel like we know how Lucille Ball would have dressed and acted while at home.But Lucy is the ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/A-Rare-Look-At-Lucille-Balls-Home-Life/

The Secret American Military Cemetery Where There Are No Names and Flags Are Forbidden

(Photo: Stranger20824)The Oise-Anise American Cemetery in Seringes-et-Nesles, France contains 6,021 graves, almost all of whom are American soldiers who died in the line of duty during World War I. The United States...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/The-Secret-American-Military-Cemetery-Where-There-Are-No-Names-and-Flags-Are-Forbidden/
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