Archive for October 28th, 2015

Exploding Thermite Pumpkins

A video from The Royal Institution explains in a very calm, subdued, British way what happens when you burn iron oxide and aluminum powder inside a pumpkin. The visual effects are quite impressive.[https://youtu.be/n2axF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Exploding-Thermite-Pumpkins/

Strange Medical-Themed Woodblock Prints From 19th-Century Japan

Before science and medicine offered explanations for how bodily functions work and what diseases do to the body people had all kinds of strange ideas about what was happening inside their bodies.“Bodily functio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Strange-Medical-Themed-Woodblock-Prints-From-19th-Century-Japan/

Scientists: Constrictor Snakes Kill Their Prey By Over-Pressuring the Brain

(Photo: James Emery)Constrictor snakes, such as pythons and anacondas, kill by squeezing their prey. But what precisely is the snake tightly coiling around your body doing that will kill you? According to an article rece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Scientists-Constrictor-Snakes-Kill-Their-Prey-By-Overpressuring-the-Brain/

The Bone Church

Sedlec Ossuary, near Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic, is one of many bone repositories in Europe, but it stands out for its unique architecture. The bones of the dead were used to make murals, light fixtures, and...

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How to Travel Like Anthony Bourdain

According to chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain, he has spent "about 250 days a year, for nearly the past decade" traveling. If you know much about Bourdain, you know that plenty of hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/How-to-Travel-Like-Anthony-Bourdain/

How To Survive A Free-Falling Elevator

The free falling elevator trope is so overused that audiences know just what to expect when "things go wrong" with an elevator while main characters are on board, but would you know what to expect in real life?Elevator c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/How-To-Survive-A-Free-Falling-Elevator/

When Art Imitates Life

#new #artproject @MuseionBZ #goldiechiari #Doveandiamoaballarequestasera #disco80 #lafestaèfinita #tuttiassolti pic.twitter.com/9iKxGqAH2H— ME Putz (@MarleneP_) October 22, 2015 This scene looks like a me...

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Realistic Chocolate Dinosaur Teeth

Sarah Hardy is chef with extraordinary abilities to create delicious desserts that look like things you normally wouldn't eat, such as a severed human head and a raw turkey. She's now applying her talents to paleontology...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Realistic-Chocolate-Dinosaur-Teeth/

The Oldest Joke In The Galaxy - Forced Laughter

Oldest Joke In The Galaxy by Warbucks DesignThey're the jokes every being in the universe has heard before, the ridiculous tales that involve three or more different characters walking in to some sort of establishment t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/The-Oldest-Joke-In-The-Galaxy-Forced-Laughter/

The Wah Wah Machine

A new promotion for The Peanuts Movie is a generator that turns your text into the trombone adult voices you hear in the Peanuts cartoons. Try out the Wah Wah Machine! Just type in whatever, and listen to the ma...

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Who Loves Fall Leaves? Stella the Yellow Lab

[https://youtu.be/DbZPyBqUC_Y]YouTube LinkMost Labrador retrievers will go to any length to get a ball that's thrown to them, even if one throws the ball all day long. Stella is no different. But this pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Who-Loves-Fall-Leaves-Stella-the-Yellow-Lab/

5 Kids Movies With Plots Inspired By Their R-Rated Relatives

Filmmakers are always trying to prove that they can make a kid appropriate movie that parents will enjoy as well, and flicks like The Incredibles and Wreck-It Ralph have come pretty darn close.But these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/5-Kids-Movies-With-Plots-Inspired-By-Their-R-Rated-Relatives/

Juggling Gentlemen

The New Conformity is a trio of jugglers who perform with Cause & Effect Circus. They start off with synchronized juggling, which is nice to see. Then they start juggling each others’ balls. A nicer term for th...

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These Flowers Bloom When People Stand under Them

(Photos: Dor Kedmi)HQ Architects designed this unique shade for pedestrians in Vallero Square in Jerusaelm, Israel. It's called "Warde." These flower sculptures are equipped with sensors and air compressors. When someone...

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The Truly Enthralling Tale Of The Man We All Know As Vigo The Carpathian

Imagine what it would feel like to play supporting roles and bit parts in Hollywood productions for decades yet the role you become best known for is one where you play the evil guy in the painting.You only get to move f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/The-Truly-Enthralling-Tale-Of-The-Man-We-All-Know-As-Vigo-The-Carpathian/

22 Horror Movie Facts

[https://youtu.be/uHnsAYRF_co] (YouTube link)Spooky things are happening on the set of the mental_floss List Show. Weird things also happen on the sets of horror films, which you’ll learn about in this episode. Fin...

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Horrible Halloween Costumes Available on Etsy

This "Walter White" mask is one part meth-dealer, one part Leather Face and one part just-plain-no. And it's only one of the many WTF costumes Flavorwire discovered are available for sale on Etsy this year.While it might...

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Duck Gets a Halloween Costume

You remember Nibbles the Duck: he’s the one who couldn’t wait for his boy Jonny to get home from school. Now Nibbles is modeling his Halloween costume. He’s a Lobster![https://youtu.be/oJ1ANSFAGb8] (You...

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Police Department Training in the Use of Nunchucks

(Image: KRCR)Here's Sgt. Casey Day showing how to use nunchucks to not only strike like Bruce Lee, but to restrain and control suspects without causing undue harm. He and his colleagues on the police department of Anders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Police-Department-Training-in-the-Use-of-Nunchucks/

Amazon Gym (Full Color) - Her Workout Will Do Wonders For Your Physique!

Amazon Gym (Full Color) by Adria.WellsWhen you're looking for a little inspiration to kick your workout routine into high gear you should take a note from Wonder Woman and train like a princess. Of course, it helps if...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Amazon-Gym-Full-Color-Her-Workout-Will-Do-Wonders-For-Your-Physique/

These 25 Horror-Bly Funny T-Shirts Will Make People Laugh Their Heads Off!

Not A Zombie by SilverBaXHalloweentime isn't all about scares and nightmares, it's also about that fringe kind of funny known as dark humor or black comedy.It's the kind of funny that makes you laugh in the face of death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/These-25-Horror-Bly-Funny-T-Shirts-Will-Make-People-Laugh-Their-Heads-Off/

World's Slowest Rube Goldberg Machine

How would you design a chain reaction that takes six weeks to complete? Bob Partington of Field Day did it. My question was how do they expect us to sit through the video? But that’s easy, because the slower parts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Worlds-Slowest-Rube-Goldberg-Machine/

Idealized Landscapes on Logs

Alison Moritsugu is an artist from Hawaii who lives in Beacon, New York. For her log series, she composed idealized images of nature onto the cut surfaces of rough hewn logs. Moritsugu explains:In my log paintings, I exa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Idealized-Landscapes-on-Logs/

Getting a Grip on Bite Marks

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staffThe Cops: Cheese It! (The Case of the Cheesy Toothmark)“Comparison Microscope I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Getting-a-Grip-on-Bite-Marks/

This Woman Can Smell Parkinson's Disease

(Image: Sky News)Before her late husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, Joy Milne detected an odd smell coming from him. She tells the BBC:She says: "His smell changed and it seemed difficult to describe. It was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/This-Woman-Can-Smell-Parkinsons-Disease/

The First Person Ever to Run a Marathon Without Talking About It

[https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8]YouTube Link"She never mentioned anything... but I started to notice a pattern. Six runs a week. A long run every weekend... suddenly it just hit me: she was going to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/The-First-Person-Ever-to-Run-a-Marathon-Without-Talking-About-It/

Interactive Map of James Bond's Travel Destinations

Agent 007 has travel all over the world while working for the UK's Secret Intelligence Service. The latest film, Spectre, takes James Bond to Austria, Italy, and Morocco. These may be great journeys for us, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Interactive-Map-of-James-Bonds-Travel-Destinations/

Top Ten of the World's Most Dangerous Airports

Gustaf III Airport, Saint Barthélemy | Image: Interesting Engineering"They say" the odds of dying in a plane crash are minute. Usually a comparison is made to deaths in car accidents, which are much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/Top-Ten-of-the-Worlds-Most-Dangerous-Airports/

As Large Animals Disappear, The Loss of Their Poop Hurts the Planet

(Photo: shankar s.)Animals eat, wander, then excrete. Their excretions contain essential fertilizers, notably phosphorus. Otherwise, the distribution of phosphorus tends to follow gravity and get washed into the ocean.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/10/28/As-Large-Animals-Disappear-The-Loss-of-Their-Poop-Hurts-the-Planet/






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