Archive for October 5th, 2015

Photographer's Series Features Interracial Couples and the Rude Things Said to Them

Photographer and University of Central Arkansas photography professor Donna Pinckley’s series "Sticks and Stones" was inspired by a personal experience. For decades, Pinckley photographed children. On Facebook...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Photographers-Series-Features-Interracial-Couples-and-the-Rude-Things-Said-to-Them/

Why The Muggles In Harry Potter Make No Sense

I'm not a very big fan of the Harry Potter franchise, and even though I've seen every movie I don't plan on reading any of the books, so I'm left with many questions that may or may not be explained in the books.There's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Why-The-Muggles-In-Harry-Potter-Make-No-Sense/

Man Proposes to Girlfriend on Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

Austin Crecelius took his girlfriend, Allison Boyle, on The Voyage, a huge wooden roller coaster at the Holiday World amusement park in Santa Claus, Indiana. As they neared the top of an incline, Crecelius turned to Boyl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Man-Proposes-to-Girlfriend-on-Emotional-Roller-Coaster-Ride/

Pepsi Perfect Coming Just in Time

In the 1989 movie Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly travels forward in time to October 21, 2015. That date is drawing near, and we still don’t have hoverboards or flying cars or self-lacing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Pepsi-Perfect-Coming-Just-in-Time/

Keep Calm And...Expecto Patronum! - Use Only In Magical Emergencies

Keep Calm And...Expecto Patronum! by VahliaIt's handy to keep a spell or two prepared for an emergency, because you never know when casting will keep your buns out of the fire. But those who don't do enough studying in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Keep-Calm-AndExpecto-Patronum-Use-Only-In-Magical-Emergencies/

The Force Awakens Gets the Disney Treatment

Star Wars: where dreams come true. Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, is it really so far-fetched to imagine them sliding in some of their more popular tropes into the seventh episode of the movie series?[http...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Force-Awakens-Gets-the-Disney-Treatment/

Beer and Cat Pairing Guide

You have a cat. Now what beer should you get? Not just any cheap party fuel will work for a cat of quality. The Instagram account Beer Cats is filled with pictures of cats next to craft beers. In this case, Rosie the cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Beer-and-Cat-Pairing-Guide/

15 Found Facts About Lost in Translation

It says something about what the Academy thinks of comedies that, of all his movies, the only Oscar nomination Bill Murray has is for Lost in Translation. The 2003 movie was directed by Sofia Coppola and starred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/15-Found-Facts-About-Lost-in-Translation/

Six-Year-Old Orphan Invents a Way to Cope with His Loss

[https://youtu.be/OCPc2RlMTII]YouTube LinkIn one of the most touching and inspiring things I've seen in recent memory, by the age if six, Jaden Hayes had lost both of his parents. But what he chose to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Six-Year-Old-Orphan-Invents-a-Way-to-Cope-with-His-Loss/

The Professional Look

(Sticky Comics/Christiann MacAuley)Or to be safe, do the first three: purge your social media, lock it down, then run a dummy. LinkedIn at work, Snapchat at home, and never the twain shall meet.Every sem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Professional-Look/

A Video Comparison Of The First And Final Shots From 125 Different Films

Movies are visual narratives that tell the story of a character's journey through scenes, which are further broken down into shots that, when edited together, take the viewer along for the ride.(Vimeo Link)Every journey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/A-Video-Comparison-Of-The-First-And-Final-Shots-From-125-Different-Films/

10 Frightening Frankenstein Facts

Portrait of Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1800-1868)This is the season for spooky tales, and one influential piece of writing that inspired many scary stories is Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/10-Frightening-Frankenstein-Facts/

Keyboard Problems

The character in today’s xkcd comic must use a Mac. I’ve used Macs for almost thirty years, and can verify that you will wear out three or four keyboards for every computer that goes obsolete. And that’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Keyboard-Problems/

The Most Adorable Father And Son WWE Smackdown Bout Ever

Fathers and sons often butt heads, and as a boy grows into a young man those battles may become a bit more physical.But you wouldn't expect to find a video featuring a father and son beating each other down WWE style to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Most-Adorable-Father-And-Son-WWE-Smackdown-Bout-Ever/

Rest Comfortably on the Cactus Chair

The design studio THISLEXIK makes novel pieces of furniture that attract selective tastes. We've previously seen their stool made entirely of blue jeans and resin. Now designer Vedat Ulgen offers the Peak Series*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Rest-Comfortably-on-the-Cactus-Chair/

El Loco Chimichangas - Break The Fourth Wall Of Flavor!

El Loco Chimichangas by Doodle-HeadsIf you're out looking for a new place to purchase your favorite Mexican food don't read online reviews or ask a friend, just head straight to El Loco Chimichangas, where the flavor wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/El-Loco-Chimichangas-Break-The-Fourth-Wall-Of-Flavor/

The Map of Stereotypes

Martin Vargic is a 17-year-old Slovakian artist who specializes in maps. He created a world map of stereotypes, relying on online forums, TV Tropes (warning: internet black hole), movies, books, and internet search. Ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Map-of-Stereotypes/

Disney Invents 3D Coloring Book

Coloring books are a simple way for young children to have fun. Disney Research has developed a sophisticated way to enhance this old form of amusement. A research team led by Stéphane Magnenat developed an *stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Disney-Invents-3D-Coloring-Book/

Whodunit: The Videotaped Suspect

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? At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Whodunit-The-Videotaped-Suspect/

Sumo Wrestling Slapstick Comedy Routine

Rocket News 24 tells us that this is called shokkiri--a comedic sumo performance. This is not a serious match, but a carefully coordinated and rehearsed routine between men who are masters of both sumo and physical comed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Sumo-Wrestling-Slapstick-Comedy-Routine/

Kindred Spirits in Middle School

Sara Goetter participated in 24 Hour Comics Day and produced a story about two geeky girls who find each other in 7th grade. They are both going through the agony of puberty: Joanna is short, a bit overweight, and has a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Kindred-Spirits-in-Middle-School/

How Often Should You Wash Your Clothes?

Most of us just use common sense to decide when an article of clothing needs to be washed (although some stinky folks could probably use a refresher course), but what does science have to say about when we should wash ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/How-Often-Should-You-Wash-Your-Clothes/

Celebration, Florida

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.Disney World may be a nice place to visit… but would you want to live there? (Image credit: Bobak Ha'Eri)W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Celebration-Florida/

The Nightmare Before Christmas Engagement Ring

It's a gloriously, beautifully romantic scene. At the end of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack and Sally confess their love to each other. This is the inspiration for a custom engagement ring*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Nightmare-before-Christmas-Engagement-Ring/

The Alien Hoax That Had People Talking Back In 1958

People were a little more gullible back in 1958, and the Roswell incident had everybody buzzing about aliens, so we'll cut them a little slack for believing this guy was actually a being from another world.Eye witnesses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/The-Alien-Hoax-That-Had-People-Talking-Back-In-1958/

Don’t Steal Our Butter, Butterfly

A few facts about butterflies, from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids.  People in the Middle Ages in Europe believed that butterflies were fairies in disguise, fluttering by to steal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Dont-Steal-Our-Butter-Butterfly/

Her Name Was Rose - A Dream Of Companions Past

Her Name Was Rose by SugarpoultryAlthough he has lived nine lifetimes before, and will live at least four more in the future, the Doctor knows he will never forget his former companion Rose. It was Rose who stood up to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Her-Name-Was-Rose-A-Dream-Of-Companions-Past/

Fourteen Specialty Services Catering to the Wealthiest of the Wealthy

A photo posted by Rich Dogs Of Instagram (@richdogsofig) on Mar 1, 2015 at 7:38pm PST Image: Rich Dogs of InstagramMany luxuries that us "common folk" could barely conceive of as options in life are enjoy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Fourteen-Specialty-Services-Catering-to-the-Wealthiest-of-the-Wealthy/

Michigan Mammoth

James Bristle of Lima Township, Michigan, dug up what he first thought was a fence post, but it was a bone -a mammoth bone! The farmer contacted the University of Michigan, who sent paleontology professor Daniel Fisher o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/05/Michigan-Mammoth/




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