Archive for January 27th, 2016

How to Win at Monopoly and Lose All Your Friends

Someone who goes by the name of elpher explained that he doesn’t like Monopoly. Yet he always wins. The point of winning is to prove to his friends that Monopoly is not fun, and they should play something else. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/How-to-Win-at-Monopoly-and-Lose-All-Your-Friends/

Incredibly Detailed Wood Models of Science Fiction Ships

Martin Creaney made his enormous and enormously detailed model of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars out of 3,000 pieces of wood and using more different types of wood than he can now remember. And th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Incredibly-Detailed-Wood-Models-of-Science-Fiction-Ships/

The Present

Animation student Jacob Frey presents his thesis work from the Institute of Animation in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It's a tale of a video game-obsessed boy and the present his mother gives him, hoping to get him off the couc...

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The Long, Incredibly Tortuous, and Fascinating Process of Creating a Chinese Font

(Photo: Smile Always)There are 26 characters in the English alphabet. But Chinese has a radically different writing system. If you want to be able to read a newspaper, you need to know about 2,000 characters. If you want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/The-Long-Incredibly-Tortuous-and-Fascinating-Process-of-Creating-a-Chinese-Font/

Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA

It was 49 years ago today, January 27, 1967, that a launch rehearsal for the Apollo 1 mission turned into a tragedy. The launch was scheduled for February 21. The rehearsal was a simulation of the countdown and launch. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Apollo-1-The-Fire-That-Shocked-NASA/

New Business: Have Gas Delivered to Your Parked Car

(Image: The Verge)Do you need to fill up your car but don't have time to stop by a gas station? There's an app for that.WeFuel is a new startup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, two towns in the Silicon Valley area of Califor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/New-Business-Have-Gas-Delivered-to-Your-Parked-Car/

Lightsaber Violin Cover of Star Wars Music

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6K89gumQ2M](Video Link)Violinst Jeffrey Ding He built 4 lighsabers (Jedi are supposed to build their own, you know), and used them to play the Force theme from Episode IV. It's beautiful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Lightsaber-Violin-Cover-of-Star-Wars-Music/

Sparky - Dog Of The Dead

Sparky by PsychoDeliciaWe like to keep our pets close to our hearts, whether they're alive or dead or both, but we can't exactly shrink them down and carry them around in our front pocket, now can we? Well, maybe with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Sparky-Dog-Of-The-Dead/

The Teen Who Trekked 1,800 Miles Through Canadian Wilderness Disguised as a Man

Western Canada during the 19th-century was a harsh place for Europeans. The Hudson's Bay Company sent workers out west to support the fur trade, but women were forbidden. Yet 15-year-old Isobel Gunn left her home in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/The-Teen-Who-Trekked-1800-Miles-Through-Canadian-Wilderness-Disguised-as-a-Man/

Motel Camouflage

Lauren Clark went out of town to attend a music festival. She and her group stopped at a Super 8 motel for the night. They’d never been to the motel, but her sister noticed that Lauren disappeared as they walked do...

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30 More Life Hacks Debunked (Part Four)

[https://youtu.be/AeqXaWMFUm8] (YouTube link)Will putting your onion in the freezer keep you from crying as you cut it? Maybe, but if you leave it in there too long, you’ll have trouble cutting it at all, and you b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/30-More-Life-Hacks-Debunked-Part-Four/

The Perfect Cake for the Occasion

What kind of cake do you get for a divorce party? The fact that at least one participant considers it a reason for celebration means you should have something light-hearted, complete with a pun. This is one Star Wars pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/The-Perfect-Cake-for-the-Occasion/

Quentin Tarantino Confirms His Movies All Exist In The Same Universe

The characters in Quentin Tarantino's movies feel like part of the same universe, and whether the storyline takes place in the past or present certain key elements seem eerily similar in all of his films.Tarantino also l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Quentin-Tarantino-Confirms-His-Movies-All-Exist-In-The-Same-Universe/

The 10 Best Superhero Performances in Movies

Here’s something that fans can argue about for days. Who portrayed Batman the best? I am partial to Michael Keaton, but that may just be an artifact of my age (and the fact that I still haven’t seen The D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/The-10-Best-Superhero-Performances-in-Movies/

No One Knows Why Lost Phones Are Leading To This House

Last February, the very month that Atlanta couple Michael Saba and Christina Lee moved in together, they received a visit from a disturbing group of visitors. A furious family of people arrived at their house and demande...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/No-One-Knows-Why-Lost-Phones-Are-Leading-To-This-House/

1972 Time Capsule Penthouse

A penthouse in Chicago is listed for sale. It was built in 1972. The original owners lovingly decorated it in the style of the time, and never used it. What is left is a time capsule of the hippest 1972 decor. Groovy! Ev...

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Two Tough Lizards Take Their Scrap To The Street

Lizard gangs like to take their rumbles right to the middle of the street, so all the wimpy humans watching the fight will see how tough they are and leave them alone.But only one lizard gang lord can rule the block, and...

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The Answers

The other day we posted The White Room, in which a guy died and immediately got the opportunity to ask questions about the unknowns in his life. That was a comedy, while this is anything but. The protagonist here was the...

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Horror Night Out - Who Thought It Was A Good Idea To Give Jason A Bike?!

Horror Night Off by DinoMikeLife can't be all scares, screams and slashing, sometimes you've gotta just get together with some ghoul friends and hit the road on your bike! Jason was the first to embrace the fun loving b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Horror-Night-Out-Who-Thought-It-Was-A-Good-Idea-To-Give-Jason-A-Bike/

14 Things You Might Not Know About Ghost

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost | Image: Paramount PicturesGhost, a Paramount Pictures release in July of 1990, starred the late Patrick Swayze as Sam, a banker married to Demi Moore as Molly, his loving...

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Marilyn Monroe and Her Pets

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.By all accounts, Marilyn Monroe was an animal lover. During her first m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Marilyn-Monroe-and-Her-Pets/

17 Texts from inside Your Womb

Your baby hasn’t been born yet, but he already has a lot to talk about. And he has a phone. Morgan Shanahan of BuzzFeed composed 17 text messages that unborn babies would send if they could. From lived experience y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/17-Texts-from-inside-Your-Womb/

The Chickening

Nick DenBoer and Davy Force remixed the movie The Shining to include chickens. Lots of chickens. The entire movie is chicken-themed. On top of that, they threw in a lot more weirdness. Contains NSFW language.[ht...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/The-Chickening/

This Ship Looks Like a Swan

(Photo: Ogiyoshisan)Some people call Lake Yamanaka “Swan Lake.” This beautiful lake within sight of Mount Fuji in Japan is the home of many birds highly sought by birdwatchers, especially whooping swans. City...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/This-Ship-Looks-Like-a-Swan/

Faker

We start out reading this comic believing that the baby is the one faking. She’s not really in distress; she just wants your attention. Then it becomes apparent that Dad remembers how to fake a really deep sleep. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Faker/

Baby Horse Knocked over By His Own Sneeze

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXZ2b0F-ZzY] (Video Link)The little newborn foal filmed by Sammi Hill experienced his first sneeze and went for a tumble. Either he’s a bit unsteady on his legs or he’s discov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/27/Baby-Horse-Knocked-over-By-His-Own-Sneeze/
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