Archive for September 2nd, 2015

America's Oldest Military Unit in Continuous Operation Dates Back to 1771

(Photo: Connecticut National Guard Foundation)Pictured above are a few of the members of the First Company of the Governor's Foot Guard of the Connecticut State Militia. It is now a ceremonial unit. But when it was forme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Americas-Oldest-Military-Unit-in-Continuous-Operation-Dates-Back-to-1771/

Lincoln Park Zoo's First Red Panda Cubs Get a Checkup

The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed their first-ever birth of red panda cubs, a litter of a boy and a girl named Clark and Addison, respectively. The cubs were born to mama Leafa and papa Phoenix on June 26, and are every bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Lincoln-Park-Zoos-First-Red-Panda-Cubs-Get-a-Checkup/

Cop Houses Homeless Mother and Baby in a Hotel with His Own Money

(Photo: Prince George's County Police Department)Corporal Che Atkinson of Prince George's County, Maryland was at his police station doing paperwork when he learned that a homeless woman and her baby were in the lobby. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Cop-Houses-Homeless-Mother-and-Baby-in-a-Hotel-with-His-Own-Money/

An Overview of Live-action Superhero TV Shows

When you think of live-action superhero TV shows, you think of Superman from the ’50s, Batman from the ‘60s, Wonder Woman from the ’70s, and, um, you might be surprised at how...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/An-Overview-of-Live-action-Superhero-TV-Shows/

Yoga in Real Life

Cassandra Calin, a cartoonist in Montreal, highlights the differences between our expectations and realities, such as those with hairstyles and swimsuits. Recently, she illustrated the way that yoga professionals look ....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Yoga-in-Real-Life/

Rogue Runner Leaves Pack in Weiner Dog Race, Takes a Bite Out of Life

[https://youtu.be/tRrib8eMFQA]YouTube LinkPacific Coast League minor team the El Paso Chihuahuas got more race than they bargained for when they hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race on the field b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Rogue-Runner-Leaves-Pack-in-Weiner-Dog-Race-Takes-a-Bite-Out-of-Life/

This Just In: Straw Monsters Ravaging Japan

(Photo: amymauscd)Every year, in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan, people build enormous, often frightening creatures made of straw. It's part of the Wara Art Festival. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has a roun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/This-Just-In-Straw-Monsters-Ravaging-Japan/

Sssingapore Ssstreet Fight: Cobra vs. Python

[https://youtu.be/yESGnieUGfY]YouTube LinkNothing like a down and dirty Singapore street fight in which two formidable snake species, a python and a cobra, go at it in a showdown for supremacy. One of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Sssingapore-Ssstreet-Fight-Cobra-vs-Python/

HAIL TO THE KING! - Boomsticks Rule, Deadites Drool

HAIL TO THE KING! by SkullpyBeing a hero with a chainsaw hand can be a groovy feeling, but hacking your way through the dead, some of which used to be your friends, can make you feel straight up evil! Luckily, Ash has a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/HAIL-TO-THE-KING-Boomsticks-Rule-Deadites-Drool/

The Sixties Nostalgia Burnout Cheat Sheet

For the past few years, we’ve have 50th anniversaries for an awful lot of things: assassinations, protests, movies, TV shows, concerts, toys, art, songs, comics, sports, and more. Each one makes me feel older (as i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Sixties-Nostalgia-Burnout-Cheat-Sheet/

Baby Cries When the Storybook Ends

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEeakeXvMM](Video Link)Little Emmett Stevers loves books! And like all bookworms, he finds the end of a great story to be a very sad moment. Whenever his parents finish reading I Am...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Baby-Cries-When-the-Storybook-Ends/

New Book Takes A Look At The Exploitation Movie Posters Of Yesteryear

Hollywood has been using exploitation films as money making vehicles since the very beginning, but the features we generally think of as exploitation films are those schlocky sci-fi and horror flicks shown in grindhouse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/New-Book-Takes-A-Look-At-The-Exploitation-Movie-Posters-Of-Yesteryear/

Sesame Street: Nosh of the Titans

In this Sesame Street parody of Clash of the Titans, Cookie Monster is Fursius, and must pass Moo-dusa to reach Mt. Olympus Diner. To quote Cookie, “Oh, dat weird.”[https://youtu.be/v7bsa2_W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Sesame-Street-Nosh-of-the-Titans/

Five Ways The Federation Is Actually An Evil Empire

The Star Trek saga is presented in a way that causes viewers to assume the Federation is a force for good, helping anyone in need and spreading messages of hope and peace throughout the universe.But humans aren't very go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Five-Ways-The-Federation-Is-Actually-An-Evil-Empire/

28 Unusual Political Parties

[https://youtu.be/ryCdlW-v3Ro] (YouTube link)Got a beef with the government? Maybe some other people do, too. What can you do? Start a political party! It’s been done so many times, and some of the parties that pop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/28-Unusual-Political-Parties/

14 Hilarious Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Posters from the 1950s and 1960s

Forbidden Planet, 1956, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerThe kitsch and camp of the old science fiction pictures continue to entertain in ways some of which may not have been initially intended. Hapless and helpless, cartoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/14-Hilarious-Vintage-Sci-Fi-Movie-Posters-from-the-1950s-and-1960s/

The High Strangeness of the Original Walking Tall Trilogy

I well remember watching the 1973 movie Walking Tall at the theater. I don’t recall the sequels, but years later I had some professional dealings with Buford Pusser’s daughter in west Tennessee. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/The-High-Strangeness-of-the-Original-Walking-Tall-Trilogy/

Sauron's Plan For The One Ring Made Easy To Understand

Sauron is the ultimate antagonist in the Lord Of The Rings series, aka the guy controlling that fiery floating eyeball atop the Dark Tower of Barad-Dur who keeps sending dark forces after our favorite little furry footed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Saurons-Plan-For-The-One-Ring-Made-Easy-To-Understand/

70 Years Ago Today: Japan Surrenders, Ending World War II

70 years ago today, the bloodiest, most destructive war in all of human history ended.After the destruction of 2 cities from atomic bombs and reason to believe that even more were coming, the government of the Japanese E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/70-Years-Ago-Today-Japan-Surrenders-Ending-World-War-II/

King Of The Grill - Father Of The Fryer

King Of The Grill by HandsOffMyDinosaurWhen the Grand Duke of Ground Beef passed away and the chain finally went out of business Bob was left with a choice- either step up and take his place as the official King of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/King-Of-The-Grill-Father-Of-The-Fryer/

Six Of The Strangest Things Found In Locked Safes

People get awfully excited when they find a sealed safe, and even though the odds of finding anything great in the safe are slim the nagging question of what’s inside demands an answer.(Image Link)Most of the time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Six-Of-The-Strangest-Things-Found-In-Locked-Safes/

Physicist Calculates Yoda's Weight

(Images: Lucasfilm)Judge Yoda by his size, do you? Well, Dr. Rhett Allain does. He's a professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University. In the past, he's calculated Darth Vader's weight and how long it would ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Physicist-Calculates-Yodas-Weight/

The Rise and Fall of NASA’s Beloved Worm Logo

It was the battle of the “meatball” and the “worm.” Or, not so much a battle, but a resistance against modernization. NASA had been using the logo that came to be known as the “meatball&rdqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Inside-the-Rise-and-Fall-of-NASAs-Beloved-Worm-Logo/

Mastiff Swimming Lessons

Mastiffs make effective guard dogs due to their massive size and deep barks, and their giant frames also make them ideal steeds for kids, but they're not generally know for their swimming skills.(YouTube Link)Some mastif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Mastiff-Swimming-Lessons/

Slave Leia Disney Princess Squad

(Photo: York in a Box)Now that Disney owns Star Wars, we see the iconic Leia slave outfit crossing over into the Disney Princess universe. In the past, we've seen slave Leia versions of Tinkerbell, Ariel, and Elsa. Now t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/Slave-Leia-Disney-Princess-Squad/

The Ultimate in Camouflage?

Watch this bale of hay high-tail it across a field. I didn’t know they could go that fast![https://youtu.be/r-QNFjHeGUY] (YouTube link)Okay, it’s a vehicle. Not something from a movie, even though you've seen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/The-Ultimate-in-Camouflage/






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