Archive for April 12th, 2016

A Dragonfly Helmet from 17th Century Japan

(Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Arts)In the battlefields of Edo Japan, it was necessary for warlords to mark their identity so that their troops would be able to locate them. Elaborate helmets were often the solution to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/A-Dragonfly-Helmet-from-17th-Century-Japan/

The World’s Largest K'NEX Ball Contraption

Guinness World Records has certified that this awesome machine built by Austin Granger (previously at Neatorama) is the world's largest K’NEX ball contraption. [https://youtu.be/Rc-bgMijF14] (YouTube link)Bric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/The-Worlds-Largest-KNEX-Ball-Contraption/

Churro Ice Cream Bowls

(Photo: Milky Lane)Churro is nature's perfect building material. Sure, we've all seen the pastry used for home construction and clothing. But now it's time to put the well-proven treat to a new purpose: ice cream bowls.M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Churro-Ice-Cream-Bowls/

Circumstantial Evidence

The description at imgur said, “A family went to movie for 3 hrs come back to this.” Whoever left these prints apparently found a stock of ink and had a grand old time.The evidence leads through the home. Who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Circumstantial-Evidence/

Little Girl and Dad Catch an Alligator

Lance Burgos and his daughter were fishing in Lake Fausse Point State Park in Louisiana. They thought that they had caught a garfish on a line. So they pulled it up.It was an alligator. A big alligator.Burgos be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Little-Girl-and-Dad-Catch-an-Alligator/

Astonishing Adventures - Pee-Wee Doesn't Have To Pretend

Astonishing Adventures by CoDDesignsThe man, the myth, the legend we all know as Pee-Wee has been on some big time adventures over the years, and still he has yet to land his own series of comic books. That may be becau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Astonishing-Adventures-Pee-Wee-Doesnt-Have-To-Pretend/

Terrible Beauty Ingredients Throughout History

Ah, the things women go through to be beautiful… sometimes could kill them. Since the ancient Egyptians, we’ve concocted miracle potions to improve one’s complexion with compounds that later proved to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Terrible-Beauty-Ingredients-Throughout-History/

Alberta Mom Demonstrates Why Religion And Rapping Don't Mix

Religious extremists make great ranters, ravers, rabble rousers and rotten human beings, but they don't make very good rappers because they have a very limited vocabulary.At the same time their hate filled lyrics make th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Alberta-Mom-Demonstrates-Why-Religion-And-Rapping-Dont-Mix/

Brothers Convinced Drugged Sister That There's a Zombie Apocalypse

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVWEefD5ag](Video Link)Millicent has the worst/best brothers ever!She had her wisdom teeth removed. While still loopy from anesthesia, her brother, Cabot Phillips, drove her home. With f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Brothers-Convinced-Drugged-Sister-That-Theres-a-Zombie-Apocalypse/

It's Amazing What This Artist Can Do with a Glue Gun

Look at this crown. That's not molded plastic, but glue. Add dots, then let them dry. Apply more until there's a complete, self-supporting structure.That's what shirOxxx, also known as Twitter user @white0314noriya, does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Its-Amazing-What-This-Artist-Can-Do-with-a-Glue-Gun/

The Story Behind Those Smithsonian Collection Photos

The National Museum of Natural History, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, has a huge exhibit space in Washington, DC. However, what’s on display is only about 1% of what they have. The rest is in storage, care...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/The-Story-Behind-Those-Smithsonian-Collection-Photos/

Why Do Our Bodies Sometimes Jerk Awake Right As We're Falling Asleep?

Have you ever found yourself drifting off to sleep only to be rudely awakened by your body jerking violently?You may have felt like you were falling or having a particularly aggressive dream, but it was just your brain c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Why-Do-Our-Bodies-Sometimes-Jerk-Awake-Right-As-Were-Falling-Asleep/

An Honest Trailer for The Jungle Book

Disney is producing a live-action remake of their 1967 animated film The Jungle Book. At least they are calling it live-action, even though almost all the characters are CGI. In honor of the occasion, Screen Jun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/An-Honest-Trailer-for-The-Jungle-Book/

The Ego Washer

Biancoshock, a street artist who recently made headlines by turning manholes in Milan into rooms, is keeping busy. For the Crystal Ship Festival in Ostend, Belgium, he decorated a washing machine with the colors and patt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/The-Ego-Washer/

People Share Stories About Meeting Their Partner's Parents For The First Time

(Image Link)Relationships are full of hard parts, and if your mind just went to something dirty then yes they're full of those hard parts too. His mom asked us if we were "dipping winkies" (please bear in mind I'm a fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/People-Share-Stories-About-Meeting-Their-Partners-Parents-For-The-First-Time/

Octopus Fight

This appears to be a scuffle between two octopuses over a nice cozy place to sit and blend in with the scenary. You see provocation, chase, and some smacking about, plus some color-changing, which might be communication,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Octopus-Fight/

More On The Inside - Doctor, Your Inbox Is Full

More On The Inside by RebelArtIf you're the sort of person who is constantly going on grand adventures, traveling through space and time in a police box built for two hundred, then you know how cluttered your life can b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/More-On-The-Inside-Doctor-Your-Inbox-Is-Full/

How To Tell The Difference Between Sweet And Creepy

When you're a warm-hearted person you grow up trying to be as nice to your fellow human beings as possible, but somewhere around puberty the rules change and sweet suddenly becomes creepy.These changes to the niceness ru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/How-To-Tell-The-Difference-Between-Sweet-And-Creepy/

15 Memorable Womanizers in Movies

Some guys are just players, and a lot of guys in movies are players, racking up women by the score (pun intended). Often, that’s what the movie is all about, and the plot concerns how he comes to see someo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/15-Memorable-Womanizers-in-Movies/

Ride a Cow through the Swiss Alps

(Photo: Bolderhof Farm)To see the lovely terrain of Hemishofen, Switzerland, mount your trusty steed and head out on the trail. That won't be a horse, but a dairy cow. It's one means of transport for visitors to the Bold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Ride-a-Cow-through-the-Swiss-Alps/

More Scientists Join Gangs

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!by Tenzing Terwilliger, Improbable Research staffThese scientists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/More-Scientists-Join-Gangs/

For Sale: The World's Only Amphibious Lamborghini Countach

Strictly speaking, all Lamborghini Countaches are amphibious--for an extremely short period of time. But this one is built to last. It's actually a replica made to resemble an original Lambo. Mike Ryan, the founder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/For-Sale-The-Worlds-Only-Amphibious-Lamborghini-Countach/

Slightly Vague News Item

We don’t know what newspaper this clipping came from, or in what city it took place. We don’t even know what year it was, but it apparently was reported on January 24th. Come to think of it, we really don&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Vague-News-Item/

Gold-Covered Ice Cream Cones

(Photo: hateyou218)Soft serve vanilla ice cream in a cone is a true treat on any day. You could even say that it's a common luxury. So why not dress it accordingly? There's an ice cream shop in Kanazawa, Japan that sells...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/Gold-Covered-Ice-Cream-Cones/
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