Archive for March 23rd, 2016

Abridged Classics

Face it, you’ll never have time to read those books you’ve heard about all your life. Most of them are pretty long. The Grapes of Wrath is probably the shortest of these, and it’s so depressing...

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Clever Invention Helps Brides Use the Toilet While Wearing Their Gowns

It's your big day! Everything is, finally, perfect. The planning and execution has gone off without a hitch. You're in your glamorous gown and ready to walk down the aisle. But first you need to visit the toilet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Clever-Invention-Helps-Brides-Use-the-Toilet-While-Wearing-Their-Gowns/

Smithsonian 2015 Photo Contest Winners

The 13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest has announced their winners. The Grand Prize went to image above, by Albert Ivan Damanik of Medan, Indonesia. It is the June 2015 eruption of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Smithsonian-2015-Photo-Contest-Winners/

Jabba the Hutt Marshmallow Treats

In the traditional version of the Easter story, Jabba the Hutt emerges from his tomb on Easter morning to give treats to boys and girls who have been good that year. And Jenn Fujikawa has the perfect breakfast treat for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Jabba-the-Hutt-Marshmallow-Treats/

Abandoned Glasgow: 10 Derelict Places in Scotland’s Largest City

The industrial metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland, has extra-large abandoned places. These include factories, stadiums, hospitals, railway stations, stockyards, pubs, and even a zoo. The institution pictured here is the int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Abandoned-Glasgow-10-Derelict-Places-in-Scotlands-Largest-City/

If Randy Newman Created The Soundtrack For Batman V Superman

It's easy to identify a Randy Newman soundtrack song, and his scruffy dog voice and hammy piano tinkling has sent many a movie viewer home with one of Randy's songs stuck in their heads.However, Randy's cinematic track r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/If-Randy-Newman-Created-The-Soundtrack-For-Batman-V-Superman/

Midgar's Roller Girls - Skating Their Way To Victory

Midgar's Roller Girls by Coinbox TeesWhat do Midgar's battle tested women do when they're finally done fighting to save their world? They play roller derby, because it's the best way to skate and scrap their way to glor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Midgars-Roller-Girls-Skating-Their-Way-To-Victory/

The Blood on The Walking Dead

The production team from the TV show The Walking Dead goes through buckets and buckets of blood. So much blood. Of course, it’s all fake blood, and it comes in many different types. Property master John Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/The-Blood-on-The-Walking-Dead/

Six Times An Online Poll Ended In Hilarious Disaster

(Image Link)When polls required respondents to mail in their vote far fewer crackpots chimed in and therefore most polls ended with usable results, but then the internet came along and changed all that.Since everyone and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Six-Times-An-Online-Poll-Ended-In-Hilarious-Disaster/

Bananaman to the Rescue!

(YouTube link)A naked man ran down Broad Street in Birmingham, UK, in front of the Saturday night crowd. The unnamed 47-year-old man run up and down the street, occasionally pausing to pose for the onlookers and their ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Banana-Man-to-the-Rescue/

Ten Of The Most Memorable Pop Culture Moments Shared On Twitter

Thanks for twittering with me! tune in tomorrow at 8pm on FOX for episode 3. It's FANTASTIC.— Drive (@foxdrive) April 16, 2007 Twitter has officially been around for a decade now, and in that time Twitter did...

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30 Happy Little Facts about Bob Ross

[https://youtu.be/iRgl0AXczrE] (YouTube links)Everyone knows Bob Ross, the artist who wanted everyone to enjoy painting as much as he did, and feel good about the creative process. There were no mistakes, just “hap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/30-Happy-Little-Facts-about-Bob-Ross/

The Netherlands Will Have to Close Prisons Because It's Running Out of Criminals

(Photo: JvL)If you're going to have a national criminal justice problem, this is a great outcome!The Netherlands has 13,500 prison cells. Only a third of them are occupied and the government anticipates that crime will d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/The-Netherlands-Will-Have-to-Close-Prisons-Because-Its-Running-Out-of-Criminals/

11 Memorable Firefighters in Movies

How many movies have you seen with firemen in them? Probably more than you realize. When I saw this title, I thought of Backdraft, and then… couldn’t think of any others. But the list does contain a...

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Village Set From The 1980 Popeye Movie Is Now A Fun Tourist Destination

The iconic look of that quaint seaside village featured prominently in the 1980 motion picture adaptation of Popeye makes it seem like a location from another time, but surprisingly it was built in Anchor Bay, M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Village-Set-From-The-1980-Popeye-Movie-Is-Now-A-Fun-Tourist-Destination/

How The Force Awakens Should Have Ended -in LEGO!

The YouTube channel How It Should Have Ended takes a left turn with their latest video. Instead of taking The Force Awakens and making it more logical (which they’ve already done), they imagined a scenario...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/How-The-Force-Awakens-Should-Have-Ended-in-LEGO/

Masterful Paint Job Turns Millennium Falcon Toy Into Camera Ready Model

The differences between models used in feature films and the toys of today are negligible, and the incredible detail found on most licensed toys makes kids feel like they own a piece of their favorite films.To demonstrat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Masterful-Paint-Job-Turns-Millennium-Falcon-Toy-Into-Camera-Ready-Model/

Together Again...Again! - A Most Triumphant Return

Together Again...Again! by Kenny DurkinOur beloved Muppets are back with their own TV show, where there's sure to be lots of slapstick comedy, singing and dancing numbers starring pigs and chickens and such, and of cour...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Together-AgainAgain-A-Most-Triumphant-Return/

Duck and Dog Are Best Friends Forever

Occy the dog and Biggie the duck met when they were just puppies/ducklings. Now they're inseparable friends at their home in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Frances Marsh, their human, told WITN 7 News two year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Duck-and-Dog-Are-Best-Friends-Forever/

Multiple Talents Can Be a Curse

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.The ability to do multiple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Multiple-Talents-Can-Be-a-Curse/

Kitten Is Fascinated by Her Reflection in the Mirror

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ15dI0RlGA](Video Link)There's another cat in the house!And he's a handsome fella. Kinda weird, though. He scrunches his body up in odd ways. Still, it's worth examining him closely.So h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Kitten-Is-Fascinated-by-Her-Reflection-in-the-Mirror/

The Troubled Production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Last week, we linked the story of Paramount’s search for a story to tell in the first Star Trek feature film. The followup is the tale of how the movie got made, although it was a mess of a production from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/The-Troubled-Production-of-Star-Trek-The-Motion-Picture/

Cop Runs Marathon in Full Tactical Gear

(Photo: Badge of Heart)On the left is Officer Kristina Tudor of the Los Angeles Police Department. She just ran a marathon. And, yes, she was dressed just like that. She weighs 115 pounds. Her full kit weighs 35 pounds....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Cop-Runs-Marathon-in-Full-Tactical-Gear/

Guy Steals Pizza Delivery Vehicle to Catch a Plane Out of Wyoming

A group of Vermont friends staying at Elk Country Inn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, were drinking and got into an argument. Quinn McElwain was upset and left the room. He may have said something about going home. His friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/Guy-Steals-Pizza-Delivery-Vehicle-to-Catch-a-Plane-Out-of-Wyoming/

The 30 Funniest Single Comic Book Panels

What's the context? Perhaps it's for the best that we don't know. These single comic narrative elements are perfect just by themselves.Katharine Trendacosta of io9 asked her readers to submit the funniest comic book pane...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/The-30-Funniest-Single-Comic-Book-Panels/

The Dark Sides Of Canada That Nobody Ever Talks About

(Image Link)America's neighbors to the north are often portrayed as excessively polite, super nice, gentle and considerate people who serve as the yang to America's violent and boorish yin.But, as we've learned from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/23/The-Dark-Sides-Of-Canada-That-Nobody-Ever-Talks-About/




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