Archive for March 29th, 2016

What Happens When You Divide by Zero on a Mechanical Calculator

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443B6f_4n6k](Video Link)In the 1950s, the Swedish firm Atvidaberg-Facit manufactured the Facit ESA-01 mechanical calculator. It can multiply 8 and 9-digit numbers and produce 13-digit ans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/What-Happens-When-You-Divide-by-Zero-on-a-Mechanical-Calculator/

Who Wore It Better?

JohnKFisher thought his wife’s new maternity dress looked familiar. Then he figured out what it looked like.But she wasn’t the only one who liked the dress. Redditor shypye also bought the dress. Reddito...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Who-Wore-It-Better/

The Many Lies Told By Joe Isuzu

There was once a bold faced liar named Joe Isuzu who starred in car commercials from 1986 to 1990, a character meant to make buyers trust Isuzu by reminding them how sleazy some car dealers can be.Joe was played by comic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/The-Many-Lies-Told-By-Joe-Isuzu/

Check Out This Beautiful Staircase That Looks Like Liquid Marble

(Photo: unknown)Maxim Gorky was a Russian and Soviet writer. He was a Bolshevik, but became a sharp critic of the Communist regime shortly after the Russian Revolution. Nonetheless, the Soviet government gave him a luxur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Check-Out-This-Beautiful-Staircase-That-Looks-Like-Liquid-Marble/

Mario Kart Racing Makes The Leap Into Real Life

Mario and Luigi would look really strange in real life, and their frantic Kart racing sessions would look even stranger considering all the banana peels, winged turtle shells and Bullet Bills flying around the track.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Mario-Kart-Racing-Makes-The-Leap-Into-Real-Life/

How Do You Design a Cutting Board for One-Handed People?

Many cooking tasks are commonly done with two hands. What do you do if that's not an option for you? Sichen Sun developed this mechanical cutting board in response to this need. It's called Better Cut.First, Sun observed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/How-Do-You-Design-a-Cutting-Board-for-One-Handed-People/

Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars Audition

Star Wars UK has posted some of the bonus features from the home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I this one, we hear about how Daisy Ridley was selected for the role of Rey.[https://youtu.be/th9Wj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Daisy-Ridleys-Star-Wars-Audition/

Supreme Court Justice to Star in Shakespeare Play

(Photo: US Supreme Court)Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States since 1993. That's a long time to make an impact on American jurisprudence. Now she's ready for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Supreme-Court-Justice-to-Star-in-Shakespeare-Play/

Cthulhu Pathways To Madness - An Eldritch Eyesore

Cthulhu Pathway To Madness by CulturlanCthulhu utilizes many different methods of driving men insane, from telepathy to hallucinations to an overpowering fear caused by coming face to tentacled face with the ultimate fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Cthulhu-Pathways-To-Madness-An-Eldritch-Eyesore/

Tourist Shares The "Illegal" Photos He Smuggled Out Of North Korea

It's mighty hard to get an internet signal in North Korea, and the government tries to control all information shared online, which means posting pics can make you an enemy of the state.So any intrepid travelers who w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Tourist-Shares-The-Illegal-Photos-He-Smuggled-Out-Of-North-Korea/

Deviled Dragon Eggs

What would the Mother of Dragons do for Easter? Not what redditor Cakorator did. With red gel, egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, sriracha, cayenne pepper, and a pastry bag with a size 5 tip, s/he made these adorable treats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Deviled-Dragon-Eggs/

You Can Own Some of the Delightfully Gory Items Seen in Hannibal

Hannibal was a great show with a cult following and while it was cancelled (many believe before its time), you can now get your hands on some of the amazing props and wardrobe pieces from the incredibly stylisti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/You-Can-Own-Some-of-the-Delightfully-Gory-Items-Seen-in-Hannibal/

Television’s Six Best Platonic Relationships

In real life, platonic relationships between men and women are everywhere, mainly because people work together and are married to other people. Therefore, they have a lot to talk about and there’s no sexual tension...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Televisions-Six-Best-Platonic-Relationships/

15 Fun Facts about The NeverEnding Story

Atreyu was supposed to be green.The hero Atreyu was a member of the Green Skins tribe. But the movie directors decided that actor Noah Hathaway should keep his own color.This is 1 of 15 facts about the 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/15-Fun-Facts-about-iThe-NeverEnding-Storyi/

The Family that Cosplays Together, Stays Together

Spoilers? We'll have to wait for more movies to know for sure. Rey and Finn are a couple, at least when it’s Comic Con time! Victor Sine took his family to the Salt Lake City ComicCon dressed as the perfect Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/The-Family-that-Cosplays-Together-Stays-Together/

Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet Storyline Explained In Three Minutes

The Marvel movies are bringing a whole new fan base to the theaters to watch the superheroic spectacle- people who don't read comic books.They may not know every character's backstory, or how the storyline connects to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Marvels-Infinity-Gauntlet-Storyline-Explained-In-Three-Minutes/

"Queen Elizabeth has 10 times the lifespan of workers and lays up to 2,000 eggs a day."

The style guide for the Reuters news service calls for all references to Queen Elizabeth II to refer to her by name and/or with her title capitalized. When this 2006 article about honey bees reached the spell-checker, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Queen-Elizabeth-has-10-times-the-lifespan-of-workers-and-lays-up-to-2000-eggs-a-day/

The Mystery Of "Jawn"- Philadelphia's All Purpose Noun

Regional dialects and accents can make otherwise ordinary words sound a bit silly, and these strange pronunciations become the stuff of legend as people from other areas puzzle over the odd word's meaning.In the case of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/The-Mystery-Of-Jawn-Philadelphias-All-Purpose-Noun/

10-Year Old Builds Glitter Gun Prosthetic Hand

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOhpPZsXMnQ](Video Link)This is Jordan Reeves. And this is her boomstick.Jordan attended Superhero Cyborgs, a program that invited children to design prosthetics. There she used Autodesk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/10-Year-Old-Builds-Glitter-Gun-Prosthetic-Hand/

I GOT IT FROM MY DADDY - Hand-Me-Down Swagger

I GOT IT FROM MY DADDY by DamianKids usually inherit their sense of style and individuality from their parents, so when somebody asks you where you go your swagger it's okay to tell 'em that you got it from your daddy....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/I-GOT-IT-FROM-MY-DADDY-Hand-Me-Down-Swagger/

Ig® & Beyond: Guilt Washing, and a Messy Retraction

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!(Image credit: Angelsharum)Some further research adventures of Ig Nobel Pri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Ig-Beyond-Guilt-Washing-and-a-Messy-Retraction/

Motorized Off-Road Rollerblades

(Photo: EV4)Behold the future of personal transportation!First there was the car. Then there was the Segway. Now, once again, technology has advanced the joy of the human adventure.This is the EV4. They're what happens w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Motorized-Off-Road-Rollerblades/

The Workday That Wasn’t

Did you ever have one of those days when nothing goes right, you can’t get anything done, and you may as well go home? I have them quite often, except I’m already home. But there was that one day at a former...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/The-Workday-That-Wasnt/

Milk Bottles That Look Like Abducted Cows

(Photo: Imedia Creative Bureau)The ad agency Imedia Creative Bureau in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan developed this clever packaging design for single-serving milk bottles. The hope is that kids will happily reach for the bottles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Milk-Bottles-Look-Like-Abducted-Cows/

The Demonic Origins of Ventriloquism

When we think of ventriloquists, we think of Edgar Bergen, Shari Lewis, or Jeff Dunham, or those many folks who stage puppet shows for churches. “Throwing one’s voice” is a combination of speaking witho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/The-Demonic-Origins-of-Ventriloquism/

Data and the Borg Horse

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtCL4Zs0oCQ](Video Link)Jan van den Hemel skillfully edits scenes from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create mini episodes that are funny and surreal. In the past, we've seen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/29/Data-and-the-Borg-Horse/






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