Archive for August 10th, 2015

Desmond Doss, The Pacifist Who Was Awarded the Medal of Honor

(Photo: USG via Materialscientist)Desmond Doss was drafted into the US Army in 1942. He was a pacifist and so wouldn’t take up arms. He was also a Seventh-Day Adventist and so wouldn’t work on Saturdays. So h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Desmond-Doss-The-Pacifist-Who-Was-Awarded-the-Medal-of-Honor/

The Evolution of Wonder Woman

Comic author Grant Morrison opined about the new Wonder Woman movie franchise, wondering how the Amazonian became so warlike, when Diana Prince was always dedicated to justice and peace. The truth is, Wonder Wom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/The-Evolution-of-Wonder-Woman/

For Sale: The Only Desert in Britain

(Photo: Peter Corbett)There's a spit of land in Kent jutting out into the English Channel. It's so dry that the British government refers to it as the nation's only desert. This is Dungeness and it can be yours--for the...

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KRUSTY THE JOKER - Laugh Now, Cry Later

KRUSTY THE JOKER by ALIENBIKER23When the citizens of Springfield heard Krusty would be playing the Joker in a new superhero movie they all thought it was just some big joke, but then they saw the trailer and their jaws...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/KRUSTY-THE-JOKER-Laugh-Now-Cry-Later/

Surfing The Internet On A TRS-80 Model 100

You don’t need a brand new, high powered computer to go online, and believe it or not there are still people out there surfing the net via dialup modem.Now if you want to have the best online experience it helps if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Surfing-The-Internet-On-A-TRS-80-Model-100/

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

In a world where so many cats get by on their looks alone, Hamilton is doubly blessed. Hamilton was born with the most magnificent facial markings a cat can ask for. What a mustache! Hamilton, or Hammy, doesn’t min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Hamilton-the-Hipster-Cat/

The High School With America's Most Intricate End Zone Design

As pro football stadiums grow larger, fancier and packed full of more and more amenities (like the swimming pool with a view of the field at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) the field designs go up a few...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/The-High-School-With-Americas-Most-Intricate-End-Zone-Design/

Katie Walker, Lighthouse Keeper

Katherine Walker was married to the lighthouse keeper at Robbins Reef Light, between Manhattan Island and a Staten Island. John Walker developed pneumonia and died in 1886. His last words were “Mind the lights, Kat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Katie-Walker-Lighthouse-Keeper/

32 Movies Being Adapted For TV

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island | Image: Paramount PicturesWhen it comes to the American entertainment industry these days, a popular media presentation is commonly used and recycled in all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/32-Movies-Being-Adapted-For-TV/

Skating Kitchen = Skitchen

Have you ever wondered what happens when your kitchen is left all alone? Artist Benoit Jammes immagines that our fruits and veggies are not only alive, but active. In fact, he thinks they're taking advantage of the curve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Skating-Kitchen-Skitchen/

Parrot Slides down Bannister

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlHUiJWUpmQ](Video Link)Flying is for suckers. When Stanley, an African grey parrot, wants to go downstairs, he just slides down the bannister. Janice Jensen, an animal care advocate in H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Parrot-Slides-down-Bannister/

Adventure Time Title Cards Collected In Beautiful Coffee Table Books

Adventure Time has taken cartoon cool to a whole new level, with amazing art and totally tripped out storylines that are made to appeal to kids and adults alike.(Image Link)Every episode of Adventure Time*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Adventure-Time-Title-Cards-Collected-In-Beautiful-Coffee-Table-Books/

Things Living in the Upper Atmosphere

Five years ago, Robert Krulwich of NPR told us about the billions of bugs that lived high above us in the atmosphere. Now there’s an even newer, stranger ecosystem found much higher: bacteria, fungi, and viruses th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Things-Living-in-the-Upper-Atmosphere/

Robber's Getaway Car Repossessed While He Was In the Store

(Photo: Scott Davidson)Police in Zion, Illinois call him the "unlucky thief." On Tuesday, police say, the suspect went into a Walmart to shoplift electronics. Store staff summoned the police. The suspect fled, only to fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Robbers-Getaway-Car-Repossessed-While-He-Was-inside-the-Store/

KaijuMon - Catch 'Em All, Before They Catch You!

KaijuMon by MikeGoesGeek (Mike Vasquez)Ash started out catching 'em small, but as he worked his way up in the pocket monster world he found that small wasn't winning duels anymore. He needed to find some serious monster...

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Yearbook Photos of Rock and Heavy Metal Icons

Rock stars are seen by many as the height of cool. Their stage swagger, hip clothes and loads of groupies make it seem like they never had a nerdy day in their lives. But what about their high school years? Did they have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Yearbook-Photos-of-Rock-and-Heavy-Metal-Icons/

Luxury Gold Skipping Stone

(Photo: RichardBH)Skipping stones along a lake--it's one of the little joys and challenges of childhood. Can you get the flat rock to skim along the surface? How many times can you make it bounce?Usually people search fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Luxury-Gold-Skipping-Stone/

Some Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

Some movies are remembered for their crazy twists, thought provoking storylines or memorable characters, but beyond that most movies are remembered for those magical camera shots.It’s the art of the shot that makes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Some-Of-The-Most-Beautiful-Shots-In-Movie-History/

asdfmovie9

The latest in the asdfmovie series is number nine. It’s totally insane, with vignettes that lead you in one direction and then skew sideways in the blink of an eye.[https://youtu.be/8l6T3fwxAyw] (YouTube link)A gif...

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5 Great Taco Bell Ideas for Japan

Taco Bell is coming to Japan. The staff of Rocket News 24 is excited, but also trepidatious. Will the fast food giant be able to adapt to Japanese tastes? Recipes that are popular in the United States may fall flat in Ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/5-Great-Taco-Bell-Ideas-for-Japan/

Meet Edward Scissorhands the Baby Sloth and His Sloth Stuffed Animal

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB9TkV3K0ek]YouTube LinkEdward Scissorhands is a seven-week-old Linnaeus’ two-toed sloth being raised by zookeepers at the London Zoo. The zoo staff had to take ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Meet-Edward-Scissorhands-the-Baby-Sloth-and-His-Sloth-Stuffed-Animal/

Whodunit: Driven to Suicide

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Whodunit-Driven-to-Suicide/

18 Indie Facts About Garden State

Garden State | Image: Fox Searchlight PicturesZach Braff's film Garden State, which he wrote, directed and assembled the popular soundtrack for, met with much success when it was released in 2004. G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/18-Indie-Facts-About-Garden-State/

Little Boy Struggles to Break Board in Taekwondo Class

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZLN9AzxVa8](Video Link)A tiny child is trying to get his white belt in Taekwondo at the Peak Taekwondo & Fitness Center in Temecula, California. He must break a board to do so. The b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Little-Boy-Struggles-to-Break-Board-in-Taekwondo-Class/

There Be Dragons!

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.You’ve heard of Puff the Magic Dragon; Smaug, the dragon in The Hobbit; and Norbert, the dragon in the Harry Potter book...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/There-Be-Dragons/

The Dark Side Of The Man - A Fine Night To Be A Fiend

The Dark Side Of The Man by HartzackJekyll had discovered too late that the super serum left him feeling a bit long in the tooth, but his hair and nails were longer as well so at least the bodily change was uniform in i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/The-Dark-Side-Of-The-Man-A-Fine-Night-To-Be-A-Fiend/

Yellow Bike Luggage Racks Are Like Uber for Bicycling

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg8xyP8iT84](Video Link)That's not precisely what the Yellow Backie program is, but that's my takeaway from this interesting development from Amsterdam.With half a million cyclists,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Yellow-Bike-Racks-Are-Like-Uber-for-Bicycling/

The Inspirationally Drunk

There is no better source of inspiration than a slurred speech given by someone who’s too drunk to stand, much less speak coherently.Oh wait, did I say no better? I meant no worse, as in demotivational and truly sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/The-Inspirationally-Drunk/

How the US Military Shapes the Way We Eat Every Day

(Photo: US Army Materiel Command)"An army marches on its stomach." That's a line attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, who put great thought into how his armies were supplied with food. Since the end of his era, this logisti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/How-the-US-Military-Shapes-the-Way-We-Eat-Every-Day/

Helium Beer Test

These German guys, Alex and Ralf, are testing a new kind of beer infused with helium. It’s… very funny.[https://youtu.be/3V9QHBgrPNY] (YouTube link)Okay, okay, helium doesn’t dissolve in beer, and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Helium-Beer-Test/




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