Archive for January 3rd, 2016

Shostakovich's Symphony Played by a Starving Orchestra

Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his seventh symphony during World War II, inspired by the Siege of Leningrad. In the middle of that siege, Leningrad conductor Karl Eliasberg recalled the remaining musicians of the city to rehe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Shostakovichs-Symphony-Played-by-a-Starving-Orchestra/

Once a Month, This Mom Makes Her 6-Year Old Son Take Her on a Date

Nikkole Paulun would like for her 6-year old son to learn how to treat women respectfully, particularly while dating. So once a month, the boy has take his mother on a date. He has to demonstrate formal manners, such as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Once-a-Month-This-Mom-Makes-Her-6-Year-Old-Son-Take-Her-on-a-Date/

A Tribute To Romance in Film

When we see people falling in love on the silver screen, we feel what they’re feeling: giddiness, joy, desire, fear, confusion, heartbreak, satisfaction, loneliness, and all those feelings that we go to the movies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/A-Tribute-To-Romance-in-Film/

Weiner Dog on Stilts

Crusoe goes by the sobriquet "Celebrity Dachshund" with reason. He's charmed the internet with his costumed antics, such as becoming Batman and putting out fires.But, like Tom Cruise, he's still short. So his human made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Weiner-Dog-on-Stilts/

New Year in Curaçao

Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell are in Curaçao for 91 days, and arrived just in time for the holidays.  The New Year celebration in Curaçao means fireworks, including pagaras, which are long strings o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/New-Year-in-Curaao/

2015: The Year in Weird News

Image: Sergi KarplyukIf you've been reading the heaps of 2015 "end of" articles, you've seen the year summed up in any number of different ways. But how about weirdness? Allow Neatorama's own Miss Cellania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/2015-The-Year-in-Weird-News/

Buddy Darth - Now He Only Uses The Force To Give Hugs

Buddy Darth by BlueswadeDarth tried bullying people into joining the Imperial forces, tried force choking into submission and even tried putting up propaganda posters that made the Rebel Alliance look like a bunch of te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Buddy-Darth-Now-He-Only-Uses-The-Force-To-Give-Hugs/

Tomato Pincushion with Strawberry

A “Today I Learned” post at reddit tells us about tomato pincushions and the purpose of the attached strawberry. Over a thousand comments fall into three camps: 1. I’ve never heard of a tomato pincushio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Tomato-Pincushions-with-Strawberries/

Supercut: People Falling onto Cars to the Tune of the 1812 Overture

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koxGOiCvNGY](Video Link)Super Cut Online lines up a surprisingly common trope: falling out of a building and landing painfully (and often fatally) on a car. It's everywhere, from children...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Supercut-People-Falling-onto-Cars-to-the-Tune-of-the-1812-Overture/

Moose Rescued from Bridge

A moose found itself in a sticky position near Bathurst, New Brunswick. It had been crossing a snow-covered bridge made for ATVs when two of its legs slipped into the gap between the boards.Philippe Doucet told Radio-Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Moose-Rescued-from-Bridge/

Mechanic Pays Struggling Single Dad’s $1500 Minivan Repair Bill

[https://youtu.be/x9L3HncFz9U]YouTube LinkWhen single father Cory Grimes took his minivan in for repairs shortly before Christmas after trying in vain to fix the vehicle himself, it was with the knowledge that his last d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Mechanic-Pays-Struggling-Single-Dads-1500-Minivan-Repair-Bill/

Mantinicus Island (Population: 51) Gets a Tiny Public Library

(Photo: Eva Murray)A hobby of my youth was to drive around to small towns and explore little public libraries. It was always fun to see what treasures could be found in these isolated little archives often run by a singl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Mantinicus-Island-Population-51-Gets-a-Tiny-Public-Library/

Of Oz the Wizard

Matt Bucy took the film The Wizard of Oz completely apart and rearranged it in alphabetical order. That sounds nonsensical, and it is, but there’s a lot to be enjoyed here for those of us (all of us, reall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Of-Oz-the-Wizard/

Who Will Pray For The Dog With Ham On His Face?

(Image Link)Human hearts bleed for those poor innocent animals who are burned trying to help their humans, and human blood starts to boil when somebody posts a fake animal story online to garner sympathy or donations.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/03/Who-Will-Pray-For-The-Dog-With-Ham-On-His-Face/




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