Archive for November 15th, 2015

There's a Museum in Ireland Dedicated to Butter

(Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen)Ireland takes its butter very seriously. It is with pride that that nation can boast of owning a 3,000-year old barrel of the yellow gold. Ireland is known for its high qua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Theres-a-Museum-in-Ireland-Dedicated-to-Butter/

Chickens Float!

Have you ever even thought about whether a chicken can swim? YouTube member nothd70 wondered about it, and since he had a chicken and a pool, tried combining them to see. He was right there to make sure the chicken didn&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Chickens-Float/

Memo to Gene Roddenberry: Missing Star Trek Wigs

(Photo: UCLA Library Special Collections)Rob Justman was a director and producer for the original Star Trek series when it aired from 1966-1969. In this memo to series creator Gene Roddenberry, Justman is pertur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Memo-to-Gene-Roddenberry-Missing-Star-Trek-Wigs/

The Terrifying Tales Behind Celebrity Scars

A celebrity can become famous for many reasons, including their acting ability, their attractiveness, and their on-screen presence, just to name a few. But some actors can actually add their flaws to this list of reasons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/The-Terrifying-Tales-Behind-Celebrity-Scars/

Meanwhile, at the G20 Summit

(Image credit: Reuters)The G20 summit is going on in Antalya, Turkey. In addition to formal meetings, President Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin had a private talk in the lobby of the hotel; no doubt they had impo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Meanwhile-at-the-G20-Summit/

Why Did This One Board Not Frost?

Redditor golftree has a composite deck. After a recent freeze, s/he found that one plank didn't cover with frost and is curious about why. The funniest proposal is from austin101123, who writes:That board was probably pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Why-Did-This-One-Board-Not-Frost/

Ten Unsolved Mysteries with Creepy Surveillance Footage

Dale Kerstetter | Image: Unsolved Mysteries via WikiaThe public has spent collective millions on surveillance cameras in private homes, public areas, retail establishments and the like. The goal is to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Ten-Unsolved-Mysteries-with-Creepy-Surveillance-Footage/

Chewbacca’s High-Maintenance Hair

Have you ever wondered how often Chewbacca gets a shampoo? Or what brand of hairspray he prefers? Or what causes his worst tangles? Taking care of all that hair is no joke (even when it is). It took six months to constru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Chewbaccas-High-Maintenance-Hair/

Fifteen Non-Sexual Uses For Condoms

Some guys stockpile condoms when they're sexually active, convincing themselves they'll need to have hundreds of condoms on hand when they could easily get by with a half dozen.Soon their bedside drawer is overflowing wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Fifteen-Non-Sexual-Uses-For-Condoms/

Caution: Puppeteers Below - Handy Men At Work

Caution: Puppeteers Below by BrinkerhoffPuppeteers often take audiences by surprise when their arm pops up from beneath the stage, and people were finding their presence so unnerving that theaters have started to put up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Caution-Puppeteers-Below-Handy-Men-At-Work/

What Could a Jewish Time Traveler Eat?

(Photo: Dellex)A Jew who adheres to kosher can eat only selected animals. That was achievable in the primitive economies that Jews lived in when these laws were handed down and certainly remains feasible today in a world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/What-Could-a-Jewish-Time-Traveler-Eat/

He Lived

Truck driver David Monaghan of Salford, Lancashire, UK, was traveling through Shrewsbury when this happened. A pair of construction platforms on an incoming truck shifted as the vehicle came around a curve, and one went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/He-Lived/

Woman Fights and Wins Appeal to Wear Pasta Strainer on Her Head in Driver's License Photo

Miller's "winning photo" in her fight for FSM religious rightsImage: American Humanist AssociationLindsay Miller of Lowell, Massachusetts, a self-described Pastafarian, has w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Woman-Fights-and-Wins-Appeal-to-Wear-Pasta-Strainer-on-Her-Head-in-Drivers-License-Photo/

31 Genius Facts about Jim Henson

[https://youtu.be/jiwgt3WJV0w] (YouTube link)Looks like we have a bonus episode of the mental_floss List Show this week! John Green returns to the hosting slot to talk about everyone’s favorite puppeteer, Jim Henso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/31-Genius-Facts-about-Jim-Henson/

Check Out This Beautiful, Swinging Subway Door

(Photo: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill/Eduard Hueber)When people are prompted to think about appealing architecture, they invariably consider New York City's subway system. This door is an example of why. The new entran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/15/Check-Out-This-Beautiful-Swinging-Subway-Door/




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