Archive for April 13th, 2016

Game of Thrones Opening Credits 360 Video

In the last few days before the season premiere of Game of Thrones, HBO teases us with an alternate version of the show’s intro. And it’s interactive! Nudge the scene around and you’ll see it&r...

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Snapchat Filters on a Hamster

Snapchat is a social media app that lets people share photos. It includes fun filters that let users edit the images, such as giving people animal ears.Twitter user @twentyonedorks applied them to her hamster, Murphy. No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Snapchat-Filters-on-a-Hamster/

Uncovering the Legendary Buried Atari Games of New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert

You may’ve heard the story: Atari was so ashamed of the horrible game they released based on the movie E.T.: The Extraterrestrial that in 1983, they buried the existing supply of cartridges at a landfill i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Uncovering-the-Legendary-Buried-Atari-Games-of-New-Mexicos-Chihuahuan-Desert/

Family Finds Long-Lost Caravaggio Painting in Their Attic

(Photo: Studio Sebert)In the deuterocanonical Book of Judith, the pious Judith cuts of the head of the Assyrian general Holofernes. In the Sixteenth Century, the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Family-Finds-Long-Lost-Caravaggio-Painting-in-Their-Attic/

When Iron Man Armor Becomes A Bit Too Specialized

When Tony Stark realized he could create specialized suits of armor that would help him take down the biggest and baddest opponents in the Marvel Universe he went to town.He made Hulkbuster suits, Hydro Armor for superhe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/When-Iron-Man-Armor-Becomes-A-Bit-Too-Specialized/

The Psychology of Creepiness

(Image: McAndrew and Koehnke)What does it mean to be creepy? We recently looked at cartoon illustrations. Now let's look at the science of creepiness. Francis T. McAndrew and Sara S. Koehnke of Knox College recently publ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/The-Psychology-of-Creepiness/

The Murky History of the Ice Cream Cone

The most common story about the origin of the ice cream cone has its debut at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. A waffle maker was set up next to an ice cream vendor when the vendor ran out of ice cream cups. The wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/The-Murky-History-of-the-Ice-Cream-Cone/

Cockatoupee - Never Let Them See You Molt

Cockatoupee by Sophie CorriganPlumage is a mighty important part of bird life, so when you start going bald on top it can really put a crimp in your cockatoo style. That's why the Pretty Birdy company out of Walla Walla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Cockatoupee-Never-Let-Them-See-You-Molt/

Owl Riding a Toy Horse

Chaco the Owl lives a quiet, domesticated life. But this only conceals his inner cowboy who is ready for wild west adventures. He mounts his trusty steed, which is a singing toy horse, and prepares to battle gunfighters,...

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Why C-3PO Has One Red Arm

We got to see a few minutes of some old friends in The Force Awakens: R2D2 and C-3PO. But the golden droid had a red arm! What’s up with that? We were told the answer would be revealed in a Marvel comic bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Why-C-3PO-Has-One-Red-Arm/

You Can Tell a Lot about an Animal by Its Snout

(Photo: Tom Phillips)What's in a snout? A lot. Jon Tennant, a doctoral researcher at Imperial College London, surveyed the shapes of the snouts of different cud-chewing animals. He found that both blunt and pointed snout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/You-Can-Tell-a-Lot-about-an-Animal-by-Its-Snout/

I Grew Up Star Wars

If there is one thing that the internet generation has in common, it’s Star Wars. From the first movie in 1977, kids have enjoyed the movies, toys, clothing, decor, and most of all, the make-believe play f...

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Phil Collins Recreates Original Album Covers With His 2016 Face

Phil Collins has been making music for over forty years and yet he still manages to garner new fans every time he releases a new album, even if that new fan connection is sometimes facilitated by cartoons.But Phil's look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Phil-Collins-Recreates-Original-Album-Covers-With-His-2016-Face/

21 Weird Wedding Traditions

[https://youtu.be/TkVsdsIn3EA] (YouTube link)John Green returns to the mental_floss List Show this week to tell us about strange wedding traditions. These traditions come from all over and different periods in history. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/21-Weird-Wedding-Traditions/

The FSA Black Hole Photographs: Censorship As Accidental Art

Censorship is scary, and too much censorship results in very normal human things becoming alien and terrifying to eyes which have been shielded from the truth for too long.But in the case of the collection known as the F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/The-FSA-Black-Hole-Photographs-Censorship-As-Accidental-Art/

The Great Octopus Escape

Inky the Octopus was a popular exhibit at the National Aquarium in Napier, New Zealand, since 2014. But Inky no longer lives there, as the aquarium has revealed that he made his escape earlier this year. One day, staff n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/The-Great-Octopus-Escape/

Be a People Person

(Jim Benton)Of course, thanks to the internet, you can have the full range of interpersonal experiences while remaining at home. You don't need to actually see people to get to know their personalities. Jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Be-a-People-Person/

Steak and Eggs

[https://youtu.be/Wpjk0oGjiME] (YouTube link)Warning: earworm. Toronto musician Aaron Ridge (@Dopeusmaximus) had a little fun on Snapchat by constructing a song around cooking a meal, Disney-style. He assembled all the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Steak-and-Eggs/

Rock Paper Scissors - Don't Let His Bladed Hands Fool You...

Rock Paper Scissors by SamielThere are certain people you don't want to compete against in a game of rock-paper-scissors, because they'll wrap you up, smash you out and cut you down to size so fast you won't even rememb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Rock-Paper-Scissors-Dont-Let-His-Bladed-Hands-Fool-You/

Hotel Worker Horror Stories That Will Turn Your Stomach

(Image Link)Working in the hospitality industry can be grueling, demeaning, and downright disgusting, but at least those who are exposed to humanity's gross side have some amazing stories to tell! When I was a housekeep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Hotel-Worker-Horror-Stories-That-Will-Turn-Your-Stomach/

A Night at the Opera: the Marx Brothers Masterpiece

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.It was sometime in 1934 and the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico and Harpo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/A-Night-at-the-Opera-the-Marx-Brothers-Masterpiece/

Instead of Taking out Student Loans, At This University, You Can Sell Shares of Future Earnings

(Photo: Diego Delso)It's called an income-share agreement (ISA). Selected students at Purdue University in Indiana can offer shares of their future earnings in exchange for money for tuition now. If a student earns littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Instead-of-Taking-out-Student-Loans-You-Can-Sell-Shares-of-Future-Earnings/

Chinese Restaurants Fire Robot Servers

Embed from Getty Images You’ve read our reports on more than one robot restaurant opening in Asia. After a few years and a few more restaurants trying the concept, it looks like the robot apocalypse has been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Chinese-Restaurants-Fire-Robot-Servers/

Teens Are Going Ape Over The Banana Peel Challenge

Teens have always participated in the latest trends in order to fit in with their peers, and whether it's the latest style of clothing, music or food product, teens will always follow the trends no matter how stupid.The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/13/Teens-Are-Going-Ape-Over-The-Banana-Peel-Challenge/
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