Archive for April 21st, 2016

The Victorians Who Flew As High As Jumbo Jets

Scientist James Glaisher and balloonist Henry Coxwell took a trip in a balloon on September 5, 1862. More than just the thrill of travel, Glaisher wanted to explore the upper atmosphere to determine how weather phenomena...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/The-Victorians-Who-Flew-As-High-As-Jumbo-Jets/

Study: Circumcision Does Not Reduce Sensitivity of the Penis

(Photo: Jason Hutchens)Routine infant circumcision used to be the norm in the United States. In the 1960s, about 83% of newborn boys were circumcised. That's fallen to about 24% as of two years ago.One of the arguments a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Study-Circumcision-Does-Not-Reduce-Sensitivity-of-the-Penis/

Purple Prince Tributes

Fitting that it's raining in Minneapolis today. pic.twitter.com/s5KFurDhHi— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 21, 2016 Tributes are lighting up all over the U.S. tonight in honor of Prince, who died this morning at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Purple-Prince-Tributes/

Drive-In Tracks Turn Cars into Snowmobiles

It's called Track N Go. AD Biovin, a company that manufactures snowmobiles and related equipment, developed the system. It converts 4-wheeled drive vehicles, such as conventional trucks and SUVs, into tracked vehicles th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Drive-In-Tracks-Turn-Cars-into-Snowmobiles/

Polaroids From Original "Rocky Horror" Set Found On Subway Platform

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most beloved musicals of all time, especially to those who like shows with a little more bite, but when the iconic movie came out in 1975 it was overlooked by critics....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Polaroids-From-Original-Rocky-Horror-Set-Found-On-Subway-Platform/

When Did "a Thing" Become a Thing?

*alarm goes off*Ugh, this again. *remembers breakfast is a thing*Well, alright then.— Chris Hallbeck (@ChrisHallbeck) April 21, 2016 Lots of things are things now. For example, micro braids for hair are now a th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/When-Did-a-Thing-Become-a-Thing/

20 Beautiful Outdoor Stone Fireplace Designs

An outdoor fireplace is akin to what we once called “barbecue pits” (or even “bonfires”) except that they are sturdy and attractive and make your neighbors jealous -unless the reason you got one i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/20-Beautiful-Outdoor-Stone-Fireplace-Designs/

Baby Tortoise Uses Its Egg as a Shell

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKFbqKLsfPA](Video Link)The little fella still hasn't left his egg shell. Instead, he's carrying it around as extra armor around his own shell. It's sturdy and fashionable.-via Nothing to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Baby-Tortoise-Uses-Its-Egg-as-a-Shell/

TR-8R - Shining Despite The Shade They Be Throwin' His Way

TR-8R by Nertee DesignsHe made his choice on the battlefield that day, but the former trooper now designated TR-8R knew the Empire was full of haters and that they were gonna hate. But their hating didn't faze him, beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/TR-8R-Shining-Despite-The-Shade-They-Be-Throwin-His-Way/

The Real Meaning Behind Popular IKEA Product Names

The names IKEA uses for their products may seem strange, and the direct translations may be a bit off at times, but most IKEA names are perfectly appropriate for the product.Take the BILLY bookcase and ELLY kitchen tea t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/The-Real-Meaning-Behind-Popular-IKEA-Product-Names/

Player Two

[https://vimeo.com/162531355] (vimeo link)John Wikstrøm saw a YouTube comment that particularly touched him, and felt compelled to make a video out of the story. It’s less than two minutes long, how touching...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Player-Two/

Picard/Riker 2016

When I voted, this morning, I was accused of wearing a “political campaign” button. Here’s the offending button: pic.twitter.com/DSJ41ezR4g— LibrarianShipwreck (@libshipwreck) April 19, 2016 As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/PicardRiker-2016/

R.I.P. Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson, known for most of his life as Prince, died this morning at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. According to a representative, he had been battling the flu, and his plane had to make an e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/RIP-Prince/

Artist Adds Cartoon Monsters To Images Of Everyday Life

Your world may already be full of colorful characters and terrifying monsters, and depending on where you live these critters may make great subjects for photos, if they'll stand still long enough to take a pic.But if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Artist-Adds-Cartoon-Monsters-To-Images-Of-Everyday-Life/

What It’s Like to Write for Reality TV

Reality TV started to take over when producers realized they could save lots of money on actors and still draw an audience. That doesn’t mean the show doesn’t need writers. Jean Burnet worked as a writer for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/What-Its-Like-to-Write-for-Reality-TV/

Blacksmith Creates Crucible Steel Knife From Wrought Iron Wagon Wheel

Working away at a forge all day can make a smith feel moody, as they sweat every last ounce of hope out of their body while hammering away on a piece of metal which doesn't care about your pain.This is the reality blacks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Blacksmith-Creates-Crucible-Steel-Knife-From-Wrought-Iron-Wagon-Wheel/

Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth!

Embed from Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old today. She was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926 to Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Elizabeth, Duchess of York. Her father ascended to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Happy-Birthday-Queen-Elizabeth/

The Ship Monsters of Star Wars

Artist Jake Parker imagined the most famous ships and vehicles of Star Wars as, well, perhaps not monsters, but at least terrifyingly non-human. The X-wing fighter looks like something dragged out of the swamps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/The-Ship-Monsters-of-Star-Wars/

Helpful Video Demonstrates How To Unclog A Bathroom Sink

It can be a real pain to live in a house with pipes that are constantly clogging up, and unless you know your way around the underside of a sink those clogs mean paying more money and calling a plumber.But there are lots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Helpful-Video-Demonstrates-How-To-Unclog-A-Bathroom-Sink/

There Is No Zuul! - You Could Learn A Lot From A Federation Jedi

There Is No Zuul! by Lederman StudioVenkman had used the force to discover an anomaly aboard the starship Serenity, and he was about to phone a Vulcan named Greedo for help when he heard a voice calling him from the sle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/There-Is-No-Zuul-You-Could-Learn-A-Lot-From-A-Federation-Jedi/

Phrenology Favorites

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: Wellcome Library no. 11847i, Photo number: V0011119)A fond l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Phrenology-Favorites/

As Seen On TV Products That Are Surprisingly Awesome

Terrible As Seen On TV product lists have been done to death, but where's the love for the worthwhile products that just happen to be marketed and sold with a little help from television advertising?(YouTube Link)This vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/As-Seen-On-TV-Products-That-Are-Surprisingly-Awesome/

Who Invented Eggs Benedict?

(Photo: Jon Mountjoy)Was the breakfast dish named after the infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold? No, not at all. Perhaps it was named after Pope Benedict XIII, who was put on a strict diet of eggs and toast? N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/Who-Invented-Eggs-Benedict/

A Small Escape (Den Lilla Flykten)

Nobody’s home -it’s time to make your move! A pair of scissors is determined to escape the kitchen, and he’s taking the other office supplies with him![https://vimeo.com/161458411] (vimeo link)This shor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/21/A-Small-Escape-Den-Lilla-Flykten/
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More