Archive for October 14th, 2015

River City Fight Club - I Have A Varsity Letter In Punching

River City Fight Club by Jango SnowIf you're looking to join a club that won't leave you bored and ready to bail then you've gotta check out the River City Fight Club, home of the February Brawl-a-thon. This isn't one o...

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If Marty McFly Traveled to the Real 2015

The movie Back to the Future Part Two tried to give us a grim vision of the future -the year 2015. At least that was the goal at the time. Watching the movie now, the movie's future looks quite idealistic.[https...

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Thai Beauty Queen Will Dress Like a Rickshaw at the Miss Universe Pageant

(Photo: AP)When Aniporn Chalermburanawong parades down the catwalk at the Miss Universe pageant in December, she'll wear "Tuk Tuk Thailand"--a dress made to resemble a rickshaw painted in the colors of the Thai flag. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Thai-Beauty-Queen-Will-Dress-Like-a-Rickshaw-at-the-Miss-Universe-Pageant/

When Book Lovers Guarded Their Prized Possessions With Tiny Artworks

Before the days of lending libraries, cheap paperbacks, and ebooks, building one’s own personal library was an expensive but fulfilling accomplishment. Those precious books were treated well, and to mark one’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/When-Book-Lovers-Guarded-Their-Prized-Possessions-With-Tiny-Artworks/

A News Story Destined to Become a Romantic Comedy

Sentence of the day? Sentence of the day. pic.twitter.com/Em3RUzbdm1— Michael Kruse (@michaelkruse) October 14, 2015 I can't argue with Politico writer Michael Kruse's assessment: the anonymous AP writer knows h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/A-News-Story-Destined-to-Become-a-Romantic-Comedy/

20 Lesser Known Horror Movies You Need To See

'Tis the season to watch your favorite fright filled flicks, and whether you're a fan of the fear, hardcore into gore or like a dark tale to unfold there's bound to be a bunch of great horror movies out there that you ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/20-Lesser-Known-Horror-Movies-You-Need-To-See/

Nikon Small World Photography Winners 2015

A beautiful closeup of the eye of a honeybee won top honors today at the annual Nikon Small World competition. The contest honors the beauty and technical skill shown in the tiniest parts of our world found through micro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Nikon-Small-World-Photography-Winners-2015/

Paramedic Responds to Car Crash on the Way to Her Wedding Reception

Sarah Ray of Clarksville, Tennessee wasn't on duty on the morning of October 3. She had just concluded her wedding and was on her way to the reception. Then she heard that her father and grandparents were in a car crash....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Paramedic-Responds-to-Car-Crash-on-the-Way-to-Her-Wedding/

Blanksy

Blanksy is the most prolific street artist in the world. You’ve probably seen his work in your neighborhood! He’s worked out his own method of self-expression, yet must stay anonymous, because he’s a st...

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Donut-Shaped Pool Table

It's both challenging and delicious. Cléon Daniel's newest pool table looks like Homer Simpson's favorite donut when the balls are arranged on the top like sprinkles. You can play the game from the side or, i...

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An Honest Trailer for Jurassic World

The summer of 2015 gave us Jurassic World, a sequel to a 22-year-old adventure that has to raise the action factor to keep folks interested- both onscreen and in the audience. It features a theme park with real dinosaurs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Jurassic-World/

Two And A Half Droids - Don't Wage War, Watch TV!

Two And A Half Droids by FirebeardStay tuned for the premiere of the galaxy's latest and greatest sitcom Two And A Half Droids, the show critics are calling "Beep-Boop-Bop-Beep-Beep Whoa!" Uptight Chris 3PO is forced to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Two-And-A-Half-Droids-Dont-Wage-War-Watch-TV/

Finally! A Bridal Selfie Stick

(Photo: Krista Roser)This young lady in a tasteful and classic bridal gown is showing off everything, thanks to her selfie stick. Fashion designer Reem Acra unveiled this selfie stick decorated with a bridal motif as par...

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Ten Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Mugshot of Albert Fish, 1903 | Image: Public Domain / Wikimedia CommonsDocumentary film is my favorite genre, and the linked list of ten documentaries compiled by mental_floss writer Sarah Watt ranges from unset...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Ten-Haunting-Documentaries-That-Are-Stranger-Than-Fiction/

Animated Dark Comedy Short About Exterminators From Another Planet

Pests like roaches, mice and ants can make your life feel like a nightmare when they invade your home, but that doesn't mean they deserve to be wiped off the face of the planet, now does it?(Vimeo Link)Bûche Ro...

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The Cement Mixer Space Capsule of Winganon

On the side of the highway near Winganon, Oklahoma, you’ll see a space capsule with NASA painted on the side. If you look closer, you’ll realize that it’s not real, but a piece of highway art. Neat! But...

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Meerkat Uses Friends as Her Pillow

[https://youtu.be/JIHy5WyXZk0]YouTube LinkWe all tend to feel comfortable when we know we're among friends, and this meerkat is no different. She's surrounded by friends, and so comfortable that she's do...

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All Female Theater in Japan has a 31.5 to 1 Female to Male Restroom Ratio

(Photos: @ese19731107/@pannoda)In the United States, it's common for lines at women's restrooms to be longer than those at men's. That won't be a problem at the Takarazuka Grand Theater in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/All-Female-Theater-in-Japan-has-a-315-to-1-Female-to-Male-Restroom-Ratio/

A Real Mjolnir

In the Marvel comics universe, no one can lift the hammer called Mjolnir but Thor, because no one else is worthy of the power of Thor. That is, unless you are another worthy Norse god, like Odin. YouTube member Sufficien...

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Amazing Gravity-Defying Buildings

There was a time when skyscrapers seemed unbelievable -as though building something that tall was just asking for a major collapse. These days, skyscrapers may be old news, but there still are plenty of architects out th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Amazing-Gravity-Defying-Buildings/

An Interview with R.L. Stine, Creator of Goosebumps

Neatorama welcomes a guest post by Julie Winterbottom, author of Pranklopedia. She is now working on a new book called Frightlopedia, a compendium of scary stuff from Arachnids to Zombies. Researching h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/An-Interview-with-RL-Stine-Creator-of-Goosebumps/

Fifteen Retro Cartoons That Very Few People Remember

People tend to remember cartoons they enjoyed watching as a kid, even the ones they saw only a time or two, so if nobody remembers a certain cartoon it's probably because watching that toon has caused mental scarring.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Fifteen-Retro-Cartoons-That-Very-Few-People-Remember/

We're Home - Would That Balloon Trick Work On The Millennium Falcon?

We're Home by RaffitiThings were looking up for Han and his furry buddy Chewie- they had survived their fantastic flight into the Endorian jungle and came back with all their fingers and toes intact, they were now livin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Were-Home-Would-That-Balloon-Trick-Work-On-The-Millennium-Falcon/

Elegant Kinetic Sculpture Mimics the Movements of a Hummingbird

This amazing clockwork automaton is called Colibri. Derek Hugger, a master of this craft, made it by precisely designing and aligning gears and levers so that a hummingbird appears to approach a flower, drink nectar, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Elegant-Kinetic-Sculpture-Mimics-the-Movements-of-a-Hummingbird/

Dr. Voronoff's Plan to Use Monkey Testicles to Make Us Immortal

Dr. Serge Voronoff studied medicine in France and became obsessed with the idea of rejuvenating the human body with hormones. The best way to do that, he figured, would be to transplant animal organs that produced hormon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/Dr-Voronoffs-Plan-to-Use-Monkey-Testicles-to-Make-Us-Immortal/

Incredibly Variable Woodworking Joint

Shinobu Kobayashi, a Japanese woodworker, is currently studying that craft in Sweden. In this .gif, he demonstrates the flexibility and utility of the kawai tsugite joint, which was invented by a professor at Tokyo Unive...

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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aladdin

Twenty-three years after its release (has it been that long?), Disney’s animate film Aladdin is getting  the Blu-ray treatment. And that gives us an excuse to look at some of the workings that went on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/14/15-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Aladdin/
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