Archive for November 11th, 2015

Microsoft's Facial Emotion Reading Software Is Fun and Funny

Project Oxford is a fascinating and very entertaining application developed by Microsoft. You can load photos of people in it and the program will read the emotions displayed on the faces. There are eight emotions and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Microsofts-Facial-Emotion-Software-Is-Fun-and-Funny/

I Made A Mistake I Bought A Jeep

Teg Sethi bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee for $60,000AU in 2013 and it was trouble from the get-go. But he couldn’t get satisfaction from the dealer or from Chrysler. So he did the only thing that a mere customer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/I-Made-A-Mistake-I-Bought-A-Jeep/

Arkansas Man Shoots Massive Rattlesnake

When a huge rattlesnake bit a dog owned by a Hartford, Arkansas man, he sprang into action. Outfitted in shorts and flip-flops, the man borrowed a pink, snub-nosed revolver from his wife and shot the western diamondback...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Arkansas-Man-Shoots-Massive-Rattlesnake/

The Long, Long History of Pyramid Conspiracy Theories

The pyramids of Egypt have inspired all kinds of tales, from the mummy’s curse to the exploits of the archeologists who explored them. People love to speculate about the enormous edifices because they are so old. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/The-Long-Long-History-of-Pyramid-Conspiracy-Theories/

Viva Big Boss - Years Of Battle Have Given Him A Big Head

Viva Big Boss by Mdk7The Big Boss is quite a striking figure, with an eyepatch that seems to see right through you and a scar laden scowl that makes even a heart made out of metal melt into a pool of jelly. Solid Snake'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Viva-Big-Boss-Years-Of-Battle-Have-Given-Him-A-Big-Head/

BMX Tricks inside a Kaleidoscope

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UggSw4nGfw0](Video Link)In this trippy video from Red Bull, BMX champion Kriss Kyle rides his bike through a shimmering array of fractal shapes and vibrant colors. It's like he's inside a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/BMX-inside-a-Kaleidoscope/

Thoughtful Husband Takes Selfie Just as His Wife Gives Birth

It's called a "birthie." And you should take one!That's what Gil Solano did. His wife was experiencing a radical new type of pain that he never, ever would. This was obviously the ideal time to take a picture of himself...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Thoughtful-Husband-Takes-Selfie-Just-as-His-Wife-Gives-Birth/

24 Facts about Wine

[https://youtu.be/uylxQnjAW0c] (YouTube link)How much do you know about wine? You’re about to know a little more! Wine has an ancient history and is intertwined with many cultures. The mental_floss List Show has tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/24-Facts-about-Wine/

Unbelievable Urban Legends That Happen To Be True

Most urban legends begin with a true story, and as the story is then modified, reinterpreted and exaggerated the fantastic fictionalized "truth" starts to overshadow the dark truth at the heart of the tale.The tale of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Unbelievable-Urban-Legends-That-Happen-To-Be-True/

Baby Monitor Catches Toddler Singing Star Wars Music

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX_kKA6gXCg](Video Link)Jonathan H. Liu recently watched Star Wars with his kids. His toddler, who is 2 and a half, really enjoyed it--especially the Imperial March, which is also known a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Toddler-Sings-Star-Wars-Music/

History of Home Alone Reveals the Director Took the Job So He Wouldn't Have to Work With Chevy Chase

Home Alone | Image: Twentieth Century FoxThe linked article is an extensive and informative oral history of Home Alone, written for Chicago magazine by James Hughes, son of 80s movie maestro Jo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/History-of-Home-Alone-Reveals-the-Director-Took-the-Job-So-He-Wouldnt-Have-to-Work-With-Chevy-Chase/

The Story of a World War II Veteran

Thomas E. Anderson was shipped off to Europe in 1943 to battle the Axis powers. His account of the war experience takes a sudden left turn in the middle of this animated version.[https://youtu.be/HCUp55WR73w] (YouTube li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/The-Story-of-a-World-War-II-Veteran/

Chinese Man With Terminal Cancer Marries His Sex Doll

Ever since companies like Real Doll started making "companionship" dolls that actually look lifelike people (mostly men) have been doing some mighty strange things with them, and not necessarily in a naughty way.Some men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Chinese-Man-With-Terminal-Cancer-Marries-His-Sex-Doll/

British Military Portraits 1915 and 2015

During World War I, photographer Benjamin Reeves took portraits of British military personnel as they prepared to go to battle. A hundred years later, his grandson Tom Reeves used the exact same camera (which uses glass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/British-Military-Portraits-1915-and-2015/

Fifteen Fun Facts About Time Bandits

Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam's masterpiece Time Bandits is one of those movies I loved as a kid even though I didn't totally get the film, and just like the kids who attended the test screening I liked one pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Fifteen-Fun-Facts-About-Time-Bandits/

Reading Time - Something Stinks, Snarf! Snarf!

Reading Time by Ed HarringtonLion-O is always the first to charge into battle, the last guy to leave a compatriot's side in combat, and the only guy the other ThunderCats trust to lead them. But sometimes he needs a lit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Reading-Time-Something-Stinks-Snarf-Snarf/

Where You’ve Been

Well, this is kind of fun. The Visited States Map Generator is an application to record what states you’ve been to, color-coded to indicate how much time you’ve spent there. Canada is included, but I’ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Where-Youve-Been/

Bill Nye Is Photoshopped Into The Ultimate Science Badass

Bill Nye is undoubtedly the science guy, and he'll forever be known for his scientifically stupendous TV show that introduced many young minds to the might of science, but he's not really known for being a badas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Bill-Nye-Is-Photoshopped-Into-The-Ultimate-Science-Badass/

Veterans Talk About Killing in War

Cut Video talked to several veterans: Lonnie, Lance, Josh, Dan, Jonathan, and Qassim, about their wartime experiences, especially what it’s like to kill someone. Their stories are heartbreaking.[https://youtu.be/Bs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Veterans-Talk-About-Killing-in-War/

Beautiful Portraits of Senior Shelter Dogs Who Have a Lot of Love Left to Give

EmilyWhen her landlord wouldn't allow her to adopt a pitbull terrier, photographer Stacey Gammon channeled her desire for animal companionship by volunteering at an animal shelter. Realizing that her photography...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Beautiful-Portraits-of-Senior-Shelter-Dogs-Who-Have-a-Lot-of-Love-Left-to-Give/

How the World War II Memorial Came to Be

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces.(Image credit: Aude)The National World War II Memorial started with a question, and proceeded with a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/How-the-World-War-II-Memorial-Came-to-Be/

Amazing Features of the Human Anatomy

[https://youtu.be/tozEuziqdpg]YouTube LinkThis latest edition of AsapSCIENCE focuses on facts about our bodies. Stunningly efficient, adaptable and strong, the human body is indeed an amazing entity. Facts about decompos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Amazing-Features-of-the-Human-Anatomy/

The Worst Cars of the 20th Century

You may have seen lists of terrible cars, but this one tells the story of each in almost poetic terms. You know the Trabant is going to be on it. Here’s what they have to say about it.  As if bleak Communism a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/The-Worst-Cars-of-the-20th-Century/

Koala Joey Imogen's First Photo Shoot

[https://youtu.be/Eg9hNl_6e5o]YouTube LinkBaby koala Imogen from Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia has been featured at Neatorama once before, showing her cuddling up with a filmmaker w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Koala-Joey-Imogens-First-Photo-Shoot/

Great News! Groupon Has a Sale on Clip-on Man Buns

I could grow a man bun. And I obviously should. Then I could look like famous world leaders and wear tiny fedoras on the bun. But I don't want to wait to grow my hair out until it's long enough to have one. By t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/Great-News-Groupon-Has-a-Sale-on-Clip-on-Man-Buns/

60 Years of 007 Style

Mode has a new fashion retrospective, centered around James Bond. It doesn’t go through 100 years like their others, but we do have six decades of Bond films. See how the look has changed, with models Alexis Cozomb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/11/60-Years-of-007-Style/
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