Archive for August 12th, 2015

World Record Skydiving Formation

There were 164 skydivers jumping out of seven planes over Chicago. Plus photographers. They managed to latch onto each other to set a new record in aerial formation. Don't bother counting them, just enjoy the beauty of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/World-Record-Skydiving-Formation/

Mad Max: Fury Road Vehicles Made of Vegetables

Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku tells us that on the Buddhist holiday of Obon in August, many Japanese people create figures out of eggplants and cucumbers in order to welcome visitation by the spirits of the d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Mad-Max-Fury-Road-Vehicles-Made-of-Vegetables/

The Best Desserts in 25 Countries Around the World

Spanish Tarta de SantiagoSome things in life are universal, such as the love of sweet treats. It doesn't matter where one travels on Earth, finding a friend with whom you share a love of sweets is inevitable. Ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/The-Best-Desserts-in-25-Countries-Around-the-World/

New Zealand Will Choose a New Flag from 40 Possible Designs, Including These

The current flag of New Zealand is the British Union Flag in a corner with four stars on a blue field. These symbols represent the nation's origin as a British colony and the constellation of the Southern Cross.The gover...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/New-Zealand-Will-Choose-a-New-Flag-from-40-Possible-Designs-Including-These/

Alf Solo And Friend - Cat Smugglers Extraordinaire

Alf Solo and Friend by Alberto83ajPeople are always debating whether Han shot first or not, but Han's only the star of the show because some sleazy Hutt wrote him into the story. The truth is there was more than one ali...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Alf-Solo-And-Friend-Cat-Smugglers-Extraordinaire/

10 Of The Biggest Deaths In Comic Book History

Superhero deaths are about as permanent as chalk on a chalkboard, because as soon as it’s convenient to bring the beloved hero back from the dead the whole scene is wiped clean and covered up with a new storyline.A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/10-Of-The-Biggest-Deaths-In-Comic-Book-History/

How to Wake Up in the Morning

Yep. It’s the morning. You have to get up. You don’t want to. None of us want to. But we all have to.Have you ever slept through an alarm clock going off? One common solution is to set a second alarm clock fu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/How-to-Wake-Up-in-the-Morning/

Synonym Movies

What a difference a word makes! These films sound so  prosaic when the titles are changed to something that means the same thing. Have fun translating all ten of them. I have to admit, I had to look the last one up,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Synonym-Movies/

A (Luxury) Shortcut for Elephants

[https://youtu.be/4TV2-mv5yKE]YouTube LinkMfuwe Lodge in Zambia is a beautiful getaway for human occupants, but it also serves at least one family of elephants annually. Three generations of elephants re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/A-Luxury-Shortcut-for-Elephants/

A Computer for Cats

Is your cat getting in between you and your computer? Don’t just prod him away. Give him a computer of his own! This is the Cat Scratch Laptop, a toy computer for your feline companions. It has a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/A-Computer-for-Cats/

Drunk History: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of All-American Whiskey

Americans have always loved their whiskey. Even George Washington had his own distillery. Colonists in the north made their own rye, while those further south came up with bourbon. Eventually glass bottles were developed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Drunk-History-The-Rise-Fall-and-Revival-of-All-American-Whiskey/

Failed Toy Lines From The 1980s

The 80s were a heyday for licensed toys, and kids were finally able to actually have some action with their action figures.Toy series that featured some kind of fighting element were generally the most popular, so compan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Failed-Toy-Lines-From-The-1980s/

The Office Aquarium

Tyranitard has an aquarium in his office with a skull inside. Take a good look at it. He saw this and freaked out, but then looked carefully to find out what caused the skull to look back at him. It’s a snail that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/The-Office-Aquarium/

This is a State-Owned Chinese Pharmaceutical Company

State-owned Harbin Pharmaceutical Group is China's second-biggest drug maker. When the company posted these photos of their facility on their website, it sparked outrage in the country and beyond. The photos showed lavis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/This-is-a-State-Owned-Chinese-Pharmaceutical-Company/

22 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories

[https://youtu.be/nzB-jcYMN0I] (YouTube link)We love to hear about conspiracy theories. Some of us believe them, while others of us are amazed at what people can come up with… just when you think you’ve hear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/22-Bizarre-Conspiracy-Theories/

Be Evil Today! - Dwarves And Fairy Godmothers Need Not Apply

Be Evil Today! by OneskillwonderThe most maleficently villainous members of animated society banded together to form a new kingdom free of do-gooders and hoaky heroes. Their dark kingdom would be ruled by fear and dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Be-Evil-Today-Dwarves-And-Fairy-Godmothers-Need-Not-Apply/

The Incredible Wildlife Sketches Created By Lewis & Clark

Lewis and Clark discovered all kinds of things on their journey across America- the giant Pacific Ocean that even the native people hadn’t noticed before, the very first McDonald’s location, and about $.75 in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/The-Incredible-Wildlife-Sketches-Created-By-Lewis-Clark/

Chad Gadya in Embroidery

Chad Gadya is a traditional Passover song (lyrics here). Nina Paley and Theodore Gray animated it using embroidery on matzoh covers, a process Paley calls “embroidermation.” She also calls it “Our most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Chad-Gadya-in-Embroidery/

The Coolest Superhero Vehicles of All Time

I don't know about you guys, but I fell in love with Black Beauty (the Green Hornet's car, not the horse) the second I saw it. How could you not love a gorgeous black Chrysler adorned with weapons and gadgets? Of course,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/The-Coolest-Superhero-Vehicles-of-All-Time/

The Greatest Political Campaign Ad Ever Made

Politics are rarely entertaining in a laugh out loud kind of way, but politicians who at least try to bring the funny are generally better received by the public.The people behind the politicos know this, so they try to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/The-Greatest-Political-Campaign-Ad-Ever-Made/

Dean Martin Knocks the Beatles out of the #1 Spot on the Charts

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. “I’m gonna knock your pallies off the charts"  -Dean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Dean-Martin-Knocks-the-Beatles-out-of-the-1-Spot-on-the-Charts/

Tinder Is Full Of Weirdos

If you build a dating site or app they will come, they meaning all the weird people who have been waiting for just such a place to share every bizarre and ridiculous thought that floats through their mind.So it should co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Tinder-Is-Full-Of-Weirdos/

KFC’s Pink Burgers Are Tempting

(Image: The Nanfang)Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku informs us that Kentucky Fried Chicken locations in China are now offering chicken-like meat burger semi-food objects that feature bright pink buns. Why? And...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/KFCs-Pink-Burgers-Are-Tempting/

Mad Max: Roadkill BBQ

In the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, gasoline is what makes the world go round. I’m not sure why, because it seems food and water would be more important. But you can’t have a good car chase mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Mad-Max-Roadkill-BBQ/

An Interactive Quiz To Help Determine Your Cat's Personality Type

Many cats have bold, vibrant personalities, and just because a cat isn’t interested in playing or entertaining their humans doesn’t mean they don’t dish out cattitude on a daily basis.But the internet g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/An-Interactive-Quiz-To-Help-Determine-Your-Cats-Personality-Type/

Tiny Hamster's Best Day Ever at Walt Disney World

We always knew the tiny hamster is spoiled. Look at all the wonderful things he’s experienced! But now he goes on a trip to Walt Disney World.[https://youtu.be/F89CPVxJVqk] (YouTube link)No, he doesn’t do Dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/12/Tiny-Hamsters-Best-Day-Ever-at-Walt-Disney-World/






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