Archive for January 18th, 2016

Thalidomide: From Medical Disaster to Cancer Treatment

In the late1950s and early ‘60s, the drug Thalidomide was prescribed to combat morning sickness (among other things) except in the US, where the FDA didn’t trust the safety repots. That mistrust was arranged,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Thalidomide-From-Medical-Disaster-to-Cancer-Treatment/

Adam Driver Cat Lives

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the top grossing movie of all time in the U.S. and Canada. Girls is a popular HBO show going into its sixth season. Adam Driver happens to star in both. He also made his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Adam-Driver-Cat-Lives/

Actor Shaves Right Side of His Body

We can't stop looking at Will Forte's half-shaved beard and head: https://t.co/Q0ubFDCHI3 pic.twitter.com/vaArQWFW1h— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 16, 2016 Will Forte is an actor on the TV show The Las...

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Embrace Your Sadness - For When Your Feelings Are Turned Inside Out

Embrace Your Sadness by SoulfulThere's a bit of blue lurking inside you that has to come out sometimes, or else it'll grow and all the world will feel ice cold until you bring the fires of passion back once again. But i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Embrace-Your-Sadness-For-When-Your-Feelings-Are-Turned-Inside-Out/

Hercules, George Washington’s Slave Chef

Scholastic pulled a children’s book called A Birthday Cake For George Washington from its catalog. It was released on January 5 and immediately drew backlash from book critics and in Amazon reviews. The bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Hercules-George-Washingtons-Slave-Chef/

Actors Who Received Oscar Nods For Less Than 20 Minutes Of Screen Time

Some stars can't get an Oscar nod to save their life, and no matter how many blockbuster movies they star in, or how brightly they shine in the hearts of their fans, the Academy Award eludes them.And then there are actor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Actors-Who-Received-Oscar-Nods-For-Less-Than-20-Minutes-Of-Screen-Time/

RIP Glenn Frey

The Eagles have announced on their website that founding member Glen Frey died today. He had been ill for some time, suffering from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/RIP-Glenn-Frey/

The Movies of 2015 in LEGO

Italian animator Antonio Toscano put together a montage of the biggest movies of 2015 in stop-motion LEGO animation! Are we going to stand around all day, or are we going to fight?[https://youtu.be/KO4XITIlLd8] (YouTube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/The-Movies-of-2015-in-LEGO/

Archaeologists Find Prosthetic Foot Shaped Like a Horse's Hoof

(Images: Chinese Archaeology)Archaeologists excavating a 2,200-year old tomb in Turpan, China, have found a unique prosthetic leg design. It was used by man who appeared to have a deformed leg. He was unable to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Archaeologists-Find-Prosthetic-Foot-Shaped-Like-a-Horses-Hoof/

Snoop Dogg Narrates Planet Earth

Snoop Dogg is not so much a tree hugger as he is a guy who smokes trees, but that doesn't mean he's isn't a friend to his fellow animals.As his name implies Mr. Dogg is a huge fan of animals, and his encyclopedic knowled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Snoop-Dogg-Narrates-Planet-Earth/

This Hotel's Awesome Pet Policy

According to a redditor with an unrepeatable username, this photo shows a hotel's policy for letting dogs stay in guest rooms.Dogs can cause problems, but human problems in hotels are always much, much worse. Like barkin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/This-Hotels-Awesome-Pet-Policy/

The Texas Giants

Franklin and Penelope Shields worked the land in Texas with their seven sons. P.T. Barnum’s agents heard about the sons, who were called "giants," and went to investigate. In the late 1870s, Barnum hired the four o...

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The Wedding Chapel in the Surf

(Photo: Four Seasons Resort)The Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives has an unbelievably beautiful wedding chapel just off the beach. It's surrounded by crystal clear blue waters which are visible not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/The-Wedding-Chapel-in-the-Surf/

Guy Falling For 9 Seconds While Trying To Shovel Snow: The Remixes

Slipping and sliding while shoveling snow is something many people can relate to right about now, and something that will become even more relatable in the coming months.But the person falling down doesn't generally see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Guy-Falling-For-9-Seconds-While-Trying-To-Shovel-Snow-The-Remixes/

Blind Guardian - Justice And Broken Bones For All

Blind Guardian by MarkwelserThe Devil doesn't need to burn Hell's Kitchen down to cleanse the evil that lurks around every corner, he simply needs to stay vigilant and vanquish the villains one by one. Nobody who sees T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Blind-Guardian-Justice-And-Broken-Bones-For-All/

6-Year Old Asks Dad for Allowance Advance, Gets Official Loan Rejection Letter

The 6-year old son of redditor Otto303 asked his father for a $20 advance on his allowance. Essentially, he asked for a loan using expected future revenues as collateral.The father drafted a professional bank letter in r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/6-Year-Old-Asks-Dad-for-Allowance-Advance-Gets-Official-Loan-Rejection-Letter/

7 Real Products From Dystopian Fiction

When science fiction writers -or any kind of writers, for that matter- have an unfamiliar product that flourishes in a bleak, dysfunctional, hopeless society, they go way out of their way to make sure it doesn’t ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/7-Real-Products-From-Dystopian-Fiction/

Alan Rickman's Final Role Was Narrating a Tortoise Eating a Strawberry

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkiMz-e2ZcE](Video Link)Actor Alan Rickman's recent death caused an outpouring of grief as fans fondly remembered his performances in Galaxy Quest, Harry Potter, and *em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Alan-Rickmans-Final-Role-Was-Narrating-a-Tortoise-Eating-a-Strawberry/

How Do the Oscars Choose Their Nominees and Winners?

A few years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the way that films were nominated for Oscars, and the way they win. The system they use now is particularly convoluted. This video gives a short ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/How-Do-the-Oscars-Choose-Their-Nominees-and-Winners/

Rollermania! 45 Fun Photos of Roller Disco in the 1970s and 1980s

If you're old enough to remember the days of roller skating rinks in the 1970s and 1980s, complete with roller fashions, "couple skates," custom-made, iron-on, lettered t-shirts, disco tricks and other mini-wheeled madne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Rollermania-45-Fun-Photos-of-Roller-Disco-in-the-1970s-and-1980s/

The Comic Book Code

What was in that "comic book code" we've heard so much about? Let's find out, from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids.In 1954 the U.S. government enacted a “code” for the comic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/The-Comic-Book-Code/

Officers Ask Driver for ID; Suspect Gives Them a Copy of His Homemade Rap CD

(Photo: Scott Davidson)There's no such thing as bad publicity, right? When you're trying to break into the music business, never miss a chance to get someone to listen to your rhymes. Perhaps that's why a man in Delray B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Officers-Ask-Driver-for-ID-Suspect-Gives-Them-a-Copy-of-His-Homemade-Rap-CD/

23 Movies That Were Written By People You’d Never Expect

It's Pat | Image: Touchstone PicturesThe movie business is never short of secrets, or stories that certain people might be somewhat embarrassed to comment on or acknowledge. Prior to the year 2000, the Alan Smit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/23-Movies-That-Were-Written-By-People-Youd-Never-Expect/

Rey Mural for a Star Wars Fan

The Force is strong with this family. Emily Rose is an artist. Her seven-year-old daughter is an avid Star Wars fan, and has been all her life. The child is so into the new movie The Force Awakens that her mothe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/Rey-Mural-for-a-Star-Wars-Fan/

Life Hack: How to Remove Your Boots without Using Your Hands

The problem: after trudging through the snow, your boots have gotten wet and muddy. You want to take them off, but you don't want to get your hands dirty.The solution: wedge your partner's boots between yours, then lift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/18/How-to-Remove-Your-Boots-without-Using-Your-Hands/
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