Archive for October 19th, 2015

Tracking Down the Most Dangerous Letters in the World

Postal memorabilia collector Dale Speirs has done extensive research on mail bombs and even wrote a book about them. He tells us about the different sorts of mail bombs used through history, and the different types of pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Tracking-Down-the-Most-Dangerous-Letters-in-the-World/

29 Giant Version of Your Favorite Foods

This Halloween, give out Mars Bars in this size and your home will be the most popular stop in the neighborhood. Ann Reardon shows you how in this video. She’s made all sorts of inventive confections, including a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/29-Giant-Version-of-Your-Favorite-Foods/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Trailer

[https://youtu.be/sGbxmsDFVnE]YouTube LinkAs Miss C. said in her post about the official poster, just released this evening is the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I present this baby without c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Official-Trailer/

Quebec City Comiccon Cosplay

Yan Fortin from Geeks Are Sexy got to attend a convention in his own backyard (relatively) during the Quebec City Comiccon over the weekend. It’s the second year for this con, and cosplayers came out in droves. Pat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Quebec-City-Comiccon-Cosplay/

Terrifying Video: Shark Attacks Kayaker

Last month, Mark McCracken was fishing out of a light open kayak off of Santa Barbara, California. Suddenly, at the 1:03 mark in this video, a hammerhead shark rammed his boat. He didn't fall out of the kayak, but the ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Terrifying-Video-Shark-Attacks-Kayaker/

Shikaka - The Sound Of One Man Solving Pet Related Crimes

Shikaka by Mos T-ShirtsHe didn't earn the title "Ace" by solving all kinds of pet murder cases and making the world a safer place for petkind. No, Ace is actually his name, but you can call him Mr. Ventura if you're nas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Shikaka-The-Sound-Of-One-Man-Solving-Pet-Related-Crimes/

Argument: Jabba the Hutt is a Good Guy

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdfGxxTGW_4](Video Link)I've long been sympathetic to Jabba the Hutt. Despite objections to Leia's slave outfit in Return of the Jedi, it's Jabba who is the most sexually exploit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Argument-Jabba-the-Hutt-is-a-Good-Guy/

Actor Shot During Tombstone Reenactment

A group called the Tombstone Vigilantes reenact Old West gunfights three times a month in the streets of Tombstone Arizona. This past weekend, they were involved in the annual Helldorado Days festival. During the gunfigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Actor-Shot-During-Tombstone-Reenactment/

If Disney Movies Were Faithful To Their Fairy Tale Source Material

We all know classic Disney cartoons put a gentle spin on classic fairy tales, replacing the blood and death with song and dance segments to keep the content as close to G rated as possible.But if you take a look at the o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/If-Disney-Movies-Were-Faithful-To-Their-Fairy-Tale-Source-Material/

The House of Eyes

Christine McConnell (previously at Neatorama) went all out in decorating her parents’ house for Halloween! It involved covering up some windows, but worth it for a couple of weeks of frightening the neighborhood ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/The-House-of-Eyes/

"Father" Of Australian Politics Is Introduced To Snapchat

Some older folks don't know what to make of that Snapchat app the young folks are crazy about these days, wondering how an app that lets you chat with your social world via pics and short videos could cause such a stir.B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Father-Of-Australian-Politics-Is-Introduced-To-Snapchat/

How Salt Lake City’s Quirky Liquor Laws Lead to Unique Cocktail Menus

The Mormon majority in Utah makes it a particularly difficult place to own a bar. The liquor laws are unlike those anywhere else. One Salt Lake City restauranteur opened what became a very popular restaurant and closed a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/How-Salt-Lake-Citys-Quirky-Liquor-Laws-Lead-to-Unique-Cocktail-Menus/

An Art Show About Nothing

Here at Neatorama, we're pretty big fans of Seinfeld, which is why I couldn't be more excited about Gallery 1988's "An Art Show About Nothing." If you love Jujyfruits, Junior Mints, Kenny Roger's Fried Chic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/An-Art-Show-About-Nothing/

Tiny Hamster's Halloween

Watch Tiny Hamster (previously at Neatorama) and his friends go trick-or-treating and gobble up delicious pumpkins.[https://youtu.be/rskgUQEqS3k] (YouTube link)If you were a cutting-edge internet star -and a hamster- it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Tiny-Hamsters-Halloween/

The Ten Different Types of Fallout Players

The Fallout video game franchise stays true to the roleplaying game genre by allowing players to fully customize their character as they see fit, and the series made the transition from turn-based RPG to first-p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/The-Ten-Different-Types-OF-Fallout-Players/

Whodunit: Dead-End Stoolie

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? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Whodunit-Dead-End-Stoolie/

Urban Playmobil Heads

(Photo: Lêla Vianna Valério)Rodrigo Pereira calls his street art "urban interference." He's particularly fond of the forms of Playmobil toys and realized that the concrete road barriers in Rio de Janeiro loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Urban-Playmobil-Heads/

Thomas Jefferson’s Hidden Chemistry Lab Discovered

The University of Virginia (UVA) was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. He designed the curriculum to be heavy on science, and also designed the school’s rotunda. The rotunda is undergoing a renovation, and Matt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Thomas-Jeffersons-Hidden-Chemistry-Lab-Discovered/

Photographer Removes Mobile Devices in Photos to Prompt Reflection on Their Usage

As a culture, we're so accustomed to seeing people engaged with phones and tablets as we walk around in public, we don't give these frequent sights a second thought. Artist and photographer Eric Pickersgill decided to pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Photographer-Removes-Mobile-Devices-in-Photos-to-Prompt-Reflection-on-Their-Usage/

Deacon's Double Life

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.Deacon William Brodie has been largely forgotten, but he was as notorious in his day as the stock swindler Bernie Madoff is today....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Deacons-Double-Llife/

CAPTAIN OLIMAR: POKEMON TRAINER!? - He Lives To Train

CAPTAIN OLIMAR: POKEMON TRAINER!? by OhHeyDJCaptain Olimar was never so happy as when he was training pikmin to protect their planet, but the life of an astronaut means travelling to different worlds so he soon made his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/CAPTAIN-OLIMAR-POKEMON-TRAINER-He-Lives-To-Train/

Disney Animals Drawn as Humans

The Tramp looks a bit rough, but Lady looks as prim and proper as ever. No matter what their species, they were destined to fall in love. This is one of several Disney anthropomorphizations by Alaina Bastain. She's taken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Disney-Animals-Drawn-as-Humans/

Baby Koala Cuddles With Filmmaker

[https://youtu.be/Ry8kY_QP4ys]YouTube LinkBaby koala Imogen at Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia was being filmed as she was introduced into a newly built koa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Baby-Koala-Cuddles-With-Filmmaker/

Enterprising College Student Starts a Luxury Restaurant in His Dorm Room

(Photo: Columbia Spectator)The ninth Rule of Acquisition states: "Opportunity plus instinct equals profit." Jonah Reider, a student at Columbia University in New York City, saw opportunity where other people did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Enterprising-College-Student-Starts-a-Luxury-Restaurant-in-His-Dorm-Room/

Brick to the Future

Monsieur Caron (Previously at Neatorama) celebrates the nearing future date from Back to the Future Part Two with a LEGO version of the time-travel scene.[https://youtu.be/X_grNHGwRtI] (YouTube link)But look car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/Brick-to-the-Future/

The Languages of Cats and Dogs

Los Angeles-based artist Lili Chin (featured previously at Neatorama) created posters entitled "Doggie Language" and "Cat Language." The prints illustrate various physical stances of canines and felines and offer interpr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/19/The-Languages-of-Cats-and-Dogs/






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