Archive for August 18th, 2015

Nine Star Wars Toys That Were Cancelled Before Anyone Could Buy Them

Chewbacca's fam disappeared soon after manufacture | Image sourceNovember 17, 1978 is an infamous day in Star Wars fan history. That evening, broadcast in the U.S., Canada, Australia...

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This Restaurant Is Less Than 8 Feet Wide

(Photo: Gonzalo Viramonte)32 years ago, architect Ernesto Bedmar bought an alley in Córdoba, Argentina. It seemed like it was hardly big enough to build anything substantial, but Bedmar erected a pleasant loft. Af...

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20 Italian Hand Gestures Explained

Italians have made expressing themselves through hand gestures into an art form, with dozens of different gestures in their arsenal for every kind of occasion.There’s the angry variety, the gestures used to woo the...

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Animated Woodblock Ukiyo-e Prints

The Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) swept Japan and, long after his death, the world, with his precise, vibrant woodblock prints. Images such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa almost seem to move. And now they...

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The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough

There is a natural well with a waterfall in North Yorkshire, near Knaresborough in the UK, that was once considered cursed by the devil. Objects that came in contact with the water turned to stone! Of course, no one want...

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The Diner Where the Waitresses Are Paid to Be Rude

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hdxs4JVeLk](Video Link)Cherry has to treat you this way. But she enjoys it, too. How could she not like insulting doofuses like you who apparently can't read a menu or make a decision to...

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Dads React to Their Daughters Getting Catcalled

Women don’t get catcalled when a man is walking with them, so many men are completely unaware of what happens when a woman walks alone. The Scene set up a camera to record instances of catcalling, and then showed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Dads-React-to-Their-Daughters-Getting-Catcalled/

A Mighty Outrageous Gallery Of Mugshots

Only the most foolish felons like the look of their mugshots, and that’s because getting arrested should be one of the worst days of your life.Those who end up posing for multiple mugshots can use them to track the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/A-Mighty-Outrageous-Gallery-Of-Mugshots/

What A Day That Was! - One Super Square Buffet

What A Day That Was! by Banzai DesignsZoidberg was tired of being kicked around, going hungry and feeling underappreciated, so he decided to trade his real life in for a virtual one. He chose life in the Mushroom Kingdo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/What-A-Day-That-Was-One-Super-Square-Buffet/

The Tunguska Event Explained

[https://youtu.be/F7PX51IeMbU] (YouTube link)It was the largest explosion ever recorded up to that point. No one went near it for twenty years, partially because there were no roads going to the middle of Siberia where t...

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Jurassic Park Recreated with a Rabbit

Roger Angus Dorn, a rabbit, plays a central role in the new movie Jurabbit Park, which is directed by Roger's human, Matt Christensen. This is one of 9 photos of Roger re-enacting scenes from the 1993 film J...

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Car and Driver Stereotypes

Dude Perfect (previously at Neatorama) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. illustrate some very common car and driver stereotypes.[https://youtu.be/Vzv40VWL5ho] (YouTube link)These aren’t universal, but you know some people wh...

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Paralyzed Rabbit Gets a Wheelchair

Paralysed rabbit walks again with bunny wheelchair http://t.co/ytODA4pD8w pic.twitter.com/KJbLojhSmP— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) August 18, 2015 The vet told Melanie James that she should just have Bertha p...

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This Bridge is Rebuilt by Hand Every Year

The Q'eswachaka Bridge spans the Apurimac River Canyon in Peru, and links two communities. Every year, the communities come together to replace last year’s rope bridge with a new one made of strong, new grass. They...

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Mad Muppets

Sesame Street lasted a long time. It even survived the collapse of civilization. But it was a very different place. Come and play. Everything's A-OK. Friendly neighbors there. That's where we meet. Just keep sin...

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Sammy the Miniature Horse Practices His Strut

[https://youtu.be/d8svprEgK4s]YouTube Link Sammy is a three-day-old miniature horse born to mother Grace, seen here keeping a close watch over her newborn. Sterling Barlow, part owner of the farm sh...

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Magnets That Turn a Fridge into a Game Boy

Isn't the appeal of the Nintendo Game Boy that it's small and easily portable? That market must have changed. If you want a huge Game Boy, then check out Freezer Boy's line of Game Boy appliance magnets....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Magnets-That-Turn-a-Fridge-into-a-Game-Boy/

Everything You've Heard About Chastity Belts Is a Lie

You’ve heard of medieval nobles going off to the Crusades and leaving their wives in chastity belts. After all, they’d be gone for years. Or they’d lock up their daughters, so to speak, to preserve thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Everything-Youve-Heard-About-Chastity-Belts-Is-a-Lie/

The Story Behind "Sweet Home Alabama"

(Photo: Jon Callas)For far too long, I lived away from South. When I would return to my parents' home in the paradise of Alabama, I would hear the song "Sweet Home Alabama"--if not on the radio, then in my soul.42 years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/The-Story-Behind-Sweet-Home-Alabama/

Super Minyan - Bananas Really Are A Superfood!

Super Minyan by Ben LaverockThe Minions had always suspected they were a special breed, and not just because of their pill shaped bodies, yellow skin or seeming indestructibility. They all knew deep inside that a mighty...

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The Birth of “Strapless Evening Gown”

The following article is from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Charles SeimEl Cerrito, California[Editor’s note: This was written in February 2007, a few days after Charles Seim gave his first...

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Store Owner Fights off Sword-Wielding Robber with Bigger Sword

(Photo: NBC News)That little knife isn't a sword.Now this scimitar-that's a sword!Two masked robbers entered a convenience store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One brandished a sword at the owner and demanded mone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Store-Owner-Fights-off-Sword-Wielding-Robber-with-Bigger-Sword/

Answering Email with “I Love You”

Like anyone who writes for the internet, Ralph Jones receives a lot of email from public relations people. On a lark, he decided to answer those messages saying “I love you” for a month. Most of the time it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Answering-Email-with-I-Love-You/

What Time Do You See in the Rorschach Clock?

This is Ferrolic--a clock displays the time by manipulating magnetic fluids. The figures are somewhat vague and soft, like the inkblots of Hermann Rorschach's famous psychological test. Appropriately, Ze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/What-Time-Do-You-See-in-the-Rorschach-Clock/

Fascinating Grammatical Conundrum

Is “data” singular or plural? That’s a word that sounds wrong when you use it correctly. It is supposed to be plural, with the singular being datum. I try to avoid writing “data is” or &ldqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/18/Fascinating-Grammatical-Conundrum/

Did You Win This Tokyoflash Watch?

The Real Platform by Tinkerpen Fight Like a Girl by Doodle-Heads Attack on Titan Bauklotze by Coconut_Design...

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